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Tuesday, 2018 Feb 20th

Saline sophomore Conor Waterman wins national 'Yes I Can' award

Conor Waterman, a sophomore at Saline High School, recently returned from Tampa, Fla. where he received a "Yes I Can" award from the Council for Exceptional Children.


Monday, 2018 Feb 19th

There have been reports of rusty colored water on the north side of the City of Saline. The Department of Public Works is flushing mains to remove the rusty water. There are no indication of a health concern, according to City Manager Todd Campbell.

There have also been concerns of low water pressure.

Campbell said the reason for the low water pressure the fire hydrant flushing the DPW is currently doing to resolve the rusty colored water.


Saline Area Schools Student Services Director Molly Garcia

Saline Area Schools Student Services Director Molly Garcia presented a special education report to the board of education at its Feb.


Could Mayor Brian Marl be challenged by a sitting member of Saline City Council in the Nov. 6 election?

The filing deadline -- 4 p.m., Aug. 7 -- is months away. But Councillor Christen Mitchell told friends on Facebook that she is planning to run for re-election. Mitchell’s comments gave The Saline Post reason to call around to the incumbents up for re-election in November.

They are Councillors Mitchell, Dean Girbach and Janet Dillon and Mayor Marl.


Parenting is hard on a good day, in an ideal setting. And for most of us, life is not ideal. Raising “intense” or “difficult” children makes the days and nights full of uncertainty and conflict which leaves us drained, attempting only to do the best we know how to do- and yet feeling like we’re largely missing out on the potential joys of raising our kids.


The last time we saw Zach Schwartzenberger on a baseball diamond, he and his teammates were piling on to each other, celebrating Saline High School's first state championship in baseball.

Schwartzenberger, now at the University of Toledo, is picking up where he left off.

He and the Rockets were in Kissimmee, Florida to play Saint Louis Saturday. In his first at bat, Schwartzenberger launched a home run to right field.


Sunday, 2018 Feb 18th

Visit the Saline District Library at 7 p.m., March 12, for an inspirational, funny and relatable evening of storytelling with writer and motivational speaker Bethany Meloche.

Bethany is the author of the memoir, HOW SHOULD A BODY BE?, a coming-of-age story about growing up in Michigan and uncovering a horrible new truth in an old family secret. When she is twelve years old, Bethany discovers the reason her grandmother wears leg braces—and it has something to do with how Bethany herself has started tripping, falling, and losing her grasp on objects.

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Online Community @ The Saline Post for Week of Feb 11, 2018

The most commented upon article this week visited the topic of online support networks.

In case you missed it, you'll want to take a look back now for some interesting insights on what it feels like to be a journalist today — sans clichéd pool areas with constantly ringing telephones and typewriter clatter, followed by after hours gatherings at the ubiquitous pub just across the street.

Next up: "Holli Andrews, the New Executive Director at Saline Main Street."


One of Saline’s most celebrated historic homes is on the market.

The Annin-Peoples house, located at 218 S. Monroe St., was listed on the market this week by Reinhart Realtors for a fraction of the of the $799,000 price it fetched in 2004.

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Saline's gymnastics team posted a season high score of 137.8 to place third at the South Central Gymnastics League Championships at Adrian High School. Tecumseh won with a score of 140.85.

Saline finished third in the final conference standings.

Megan Mulligan was Saline's best in the all-around, finishing sixth with a score of 34.75. She was followed by Charlotte Peterson (eighth, 34.175) and Sarah Finkiewicz (9th, 33.975).

Mulligan was runner up on the beam with a score of 9.25. Valentine Urrea, 8.425, was 10th and Peterson, 9.075, was fifth.


Danny Poupore will be the lone Saline wrestler at the state championship at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Poupore, 49-2, lost in the 130-pound regional final to Joshua Edmont, 17-0, of Detroit Catholic Central.

Cade Gilless and Zachary Sabin also wrestled for Saline.

Poupore opened the day by defeating Livonia Franklin's Logan Evanchuk by tech fall. In the semifinal, Poupore defeated Southgate's Logan Palshan by tech fall. Poupore's loss in the regional final was just his second of the season.


Saturday, 2018 Feb 17th

Mildred Emma Stoll 97, of Manchester, Michigan passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the University of Michigan Hospital after a brief illness.

Mildred was born on August 26, 1920 to Samuel and Emma (Haas) Bauer in Freedom Township. On August 23, 1947 she married Paul Stoll and he preceded her in death on March 25, 1957.


Gilbert Walter Luckhardt 96, of Manchester, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

He was born November 29, 1921, to Walter Luckhardt and Lydia (Hartman) Luckhardt. On December 24, 1948 he married Betty Chambers.


Join the Saline Area Players on Thursday night, February 22, for an open forum at the 5th Corner, 211 Willis Rd.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the future direction of the Saline Area Players.  If you are a member of the group or an audience member, we would like your input about what shows and events to consider and how best to approach our sustainability in the future.  We welcome your comments and suggestions.  The meeting will be moderated by Rebecca Groeb, who has been active in the group since it began.

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The Saline High School Basketball team welcomes the community to participate in an event pack weekend!

Friday, February 23rd 7:00 PM - Saline vs conference rival Ann Arbor Skyline. It is Senior Night and we will honor members of both the basketball and sideline cheer teams. The ceremony will take place prior to the game at Saline High School. 


As many mourn the Parkland High School mass shooting they also wonder, “could it happen here?”



Holli Andrews spent the last five years building a cohesive community in downtown Framingham, Mass. After a week on the job as the new executive director of Saline Main Street, one thing was quite clear. Community cohesiveness is already here.

“What an incredible community this is. I am a community planner and I feel like I do not have to develop community here. It’s already in place,” Andrews said.

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Despite a monster fourth quarter from sophomore Trevor Arico, Saline couldn't catch up with Bedford Friday evening.

Arico scored 13 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter but Bedford won, 55-51.

The Hornets dug themselves a small hole in the first quarter with turnovers and spotty shooting. Bedford led 14-9 after the first quarter.

Ethan Friedrichsen came off the bench and scored six points to keep the Hornets in range in the second quarter. Bedford led 24-19 at halftime.


Saline stormed back from an early deficit to defeat Bedford, 48-42, in varsity girls basketball action at Bedford High School Friday.

The Hornets were down 15-6 after the first quarter, 25-21, at halftime and 37-35 after three quarters.

Coach Leigh Ann Roehm said that Nicole Sweetland's three first-half three pointers helped Saline get back in the game.

"After halftime, the team played inspired and united for a comeback. The bench was a true sixth man," Roehm said. 

Five different players hit three-pointers in the second half.


Friday, 2018 Feb 16th

Starting Monday, February 19, tree removal and site clearing work will begin for the upcoming Textile Road and Platt-Textile Greenway project. The tree removal work will occur along Textile Road between Hines Drive and Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12) in Pittsfield Township and is expected to last up to two weeks.

Construction to build the roadway and greenway will begin in June of this year.