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Friday, 2018 Apr 27th

Murder for Dummies seemed darker than your average Saline Area Players production. The comedy-mystery, written by Pat Cook, was directed by Wendy Sielaff and produced by Sara Honsowetz, running at the Fifth Corner Teen Center April 12-14.

Jerry Doty starred as Myron Bernhart, a hen pecked, meek man who collects rare books. He purchases "Murder for Dummies," a how-to murder manual, and begins plotting the death of his bossy wife, Marge, played by Mary Rumman.

Arts & Entertainment

Thursday, 2018 Apr 26th

The Andrew Collins Trio, a five-time Juno Award winning outfit, plays the Acoustic Routes Concert, Sat June 9, 8:00 p.m. at Stony Lake Brewing Co.

Food, Drinks & Fun

Genesis Pena scored the game's only goal with under two minutes to play to lift Saline to a 1-0 victory over Pinckney Thursday.

From 20 yards out, Pena sent a shot soaring over the Pirate defense and into the top left corner of the goal.

Goalkeeper Annika Udrys and defenders Sarah Brannan, Emma Petrock, Liz Sekerak and Sophie Wood were credited with shutting down the Pinckney attack.

Saline hosts Northville at 7 p.m. Friday.


Saline resident, Katie Moore, is asking the community to help support her friend, Laurie Boyd and her four children, through a GoFundMe page.  Boyd recently lost her husband, Kevin, to an untimely and unexpected cardiac incident.

Community News

City planners were busy Wednesday during a nearly hour meeting. Here’s a brief look at what took place.


Saline improved to 6-0 in the SEC Red Varsity baseball standings with a 4-1 win against Huron Wednesday at Saline High School.

Junior Logan Evans earned the win, pitching a complete-game two-hitter. He gave up one earned run. Evans struck out four batters and walked three.


Randall James McClure, age 57, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018, surrounded by loved ones at his home. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Stefan, Shannon and Christopher as well as Brother David (Ginny) and sister Sherry (Jeff), former spouse Kendra, and many nieces and nephews. Special acknowledgement to Minette Perigard for the loving care, comfort and smiles she brought throughout his journey. Shana Logan, his hospice aide, and caring friend for the last year brought love and laughter during a much needed time.


The Rentschler Farm's latest acquisition is a box of chicks courtesy Taylor Jacobsen. They huddle under the heat lamp when it's chilly.

Be sure to come visit the Rentschler Farm Museum in May, because they grow up quickly. The Saline Area Historical Society expects the sheep to come from their winter home in time for opening day, May 5.

The Rentschler Farm also acquired a new roof on the hog house and the little pigs will arrive the second week of May. The farm will be open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Saline's varsity boys' golf team won two out of three matches at an SEC quad held Wednesday at Lenawee Country Club.

Saline shot 169 to defeat Adrian, 183, and Tecumseh, 176. But Skyline won with a 153.

Josh Finn led Saline with a score of 40, which made him the medalist in two matches Tim Wageman, Jack Woods and Luke Kellersohn each shot 43. Grant Terris and Mason Ausmus each scored 45.

The Hornets improved to 4-1 in the SEC.


Wednesday, 2018 Apr 25th

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, 14 Saline Destination Imagination (Saline DI) teams competed at the State Destination Imagination Tournament on the campus of Michigan State University.  All of the competing teams earned the right to compete at the State Tournament by placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd at the Region 2 Destination Imagination tournament in February at Saline Middle School.


A team of graduating Saline High School seniors received the Thomas A. Burns Memorial Scholarships on Wednesday, April 18th at the Liberty Media Center. 


At Saline Main Street we loved the Taste of Saline event so much that we’re bringing it back! But, hold onto your hat (and spoons) — because, this year we’re mixing it up with a brand-new format and name. This is a chance for our brilliant downtown restaurant establishments and their ultra-talented staff to strut their stuff. Be prepared to get blown away! You simply deserve to indulge yourself at Saline Eats & Beats Restaurant Week.

Downtown Saline

Tuesday, 2018 Apr 24th

Internet services were interrupted at some Saline Area Schools Tuesday afternoon.

Superintendent Scot Graden said the internet was down at Pleasant Ridge and Harvest elementary schools and Saline High School. According to Graden, the outage was caused by construction work across from the Saline District Library on Maple Road. The school district's fiber internet from the Washtenaw Intermediate School District runs along the railroad track. Graden said internet service should be restored this evening.


Roland L. Meade passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 77 years of age. 

Survived by his loving wife of 21 years Ragnhild “Ronnie” Meade; son Tracy Meade of Sterling Heights; granddaughters Amanda Meade of Walled Lake, MI and Stefany Meade of Denton, TX.

Also survived by 10 brothers and sisters. He is preceded in death by his father Louis Meade and mother Betty Shumaker.


Saline Police arrested a 23-year-old Detroit man who confessed to keying the vehicle belonging to his former manager. The incident occurred April 23.

The man and a 19-year-old Detroit woman were terminated from their jobs at Faurecia, located on Michigan Avenue in Saline, according to Saline Police Chief Jerrod Hart. They crossed the street to go to Wendy's restaurant, where they were to wait for a ride. 

"Unfortunately they returned to the plant property where the male 'keyed' a manager's vehicle," Hart said.

Police & Fire

Tim Wageman was the low Hornet as Saline opened the SEC season  with two victories at Brookside Monday.

Saline shot 172 to defeat Monroe, 183, and Lincoln, 225.

It was Saline's only home match of the season.

Wageman shot 42. Jack Woods and Mason Ausmus each carded a 43. Josh Finn came in at 44. Grant Terris, 45, and Josh Hartmann, 46, also golfed for the varsity squad.

The golfers competed on a wet, muddy course.

Tanyr Krummenacher scored four goals and set up five from his teammates as Saline defeated Skyline, 18-6, Monday, in varsity boys' lacrosse action.

Saline improved to 8-1.

Davis Bruneau scored five goals. Chris Peters, four goals, and Jack Loveland, three goals, also had big games for Saline. Will Olson led the Hornets with eight ground balls.


Monday, 2018 Apr 23rd

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will be closing Platt Road, to all through traffic, between Merritt Road and US – 12 (Michigan Avenue) in Pittsfield Township to resurface the road. The closure is expected to last approximately ten days, weather dependent.  

A detour will be posted for all through traffic. All property owners and residents internal to the project limits will be provided access to and from their property by the contractor.


Sunday, 2018 Apr 22nd

Saline Area Girl Scouts celebrated Earth Day 2018 by picking up trash at Lillie Park Sunday afternoon. 

After the scouts cleaned up the fields and woods, they learned what kinds of household items are recyclable, played games and flew kites. 

Troop #41694, host of the event, made certain everyone went home with paper pots filled with flower and vegetable seeds to start their own gardens.