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Monday, 2019 Jun 03rd

James S. Bowker, age 85, passed away June 1, 2019 at the Linden Square Assisted Living Center in Saline, MI.  He was born December 7, 1933 in Dickson, TN, the son of Felix E. and Lorene M. (Dotson) Bowker.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, including a tour of duty in Korea.  On July 9, 1955, he married Maxine Hall; and she preceded him in death in September 2015.


Nearly 500 Saline Area Schools graduates venture into the future with advice to be bridge builders in these polarized times.


Sunday, 2019 Jun 02nd

The Celtic band “Paddy’s Cure’ will bring its shenanigans from West Michigan  to perform at the Saline Celtic Festival, which is set for July 12 and 13 at Mill Pond Park. This will be the band’s first appearance at the festival.

The Saline High School Class of 2019 will graduate at commencement ceremonies held at 6 p.m., Sunday, at Hornet Stadium.

For those who can't attend, the ceremony will be streamed live on SalineLive.com.


First came the lightning. Then came the rain. And then they called the whole thing off until Monday.

Saline and Lincoln were in the bottom of the first inning of the district semifinal at Saline High School Saturday when an umpire spotted a flash of lightning and suspended action for 30 minutes. The game never did resume.

According the Saline Athletics Department, the tournament resumes at 1 p.m., Monday.

The game was scoreless.


Friday, 2019 May 31st

The Saline Stone & Thistle Garden Club would like to extend a huge thank you to the community for making our annual plant sale a success. Funds from the plant sale are used in part to support local charities and organizations including:

  • Saline District Library
  • Renstschler Farm
  • Saline Main Street Be Bloomin’
  • Saline Area Social Services

Thank you to all those who braved a cold, windy morning to buy our plants!  See you next year!


The average residential water customer in the City of Saline will pay an extra additional $60 a year for water and sewer after city council approved new consumption rates taking effect June 1.


Thursday, 2019 May 30th

Taste the Local Difference and Pittsfield Township Farmers Market are excited to announce the 2019 Cooking at the Market series. This six part series brings area chefs, food businesses, and health professional to the market to share their best practices for preparing and enjoying seasonal produce.


Chef Sam Musto, Culinary Arts Instructor for the SWWC at Saline High School earns Certified Executive Chef designation from the American Culinary Federation. 

This process involved the following:

1.      Education Accomplishments: 

  • Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts, B.S. degree in Human Resources, M.A. degree in Industrial Relations.

Wednesday, 2019 May 29th

The day-long Highland Dance Competition, a premier event offering medals, trophies and cash prizes, celebrates its 11th anniversary at the Saline Celtic Festival, July 12-13 in Mill Pond Park.

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Patrick (Pat) Joseph Kilbane Sr., 69, of St. Augustine, FL (Cleveland, OH) unexpectedly passed away on May 23, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL as a result of cardiac arrest.

During Memorial Day activities, Salinians were called on to show gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy, and for the sacrifices of those who defend those freedoms.

Under beautiful, sunny skies, Monday, thousands were in downtown Saline to watch or march in the annual Memorial Day Parade.

Hundreds followed the procession to Oakwood Cemetery, for thoughtful remarks, songs and prayers.


Here's a gallery and video from the 2019 Saline Memorial Day Parade.


Aidan Corrigan homered and Aidan Arbaugh went 3-for-3 with three runs and three RBI as Saline defeated Ypsilanti, 16-0, as the post-season baseball tournament began at Saline Tuesday.

Saline plays Lincoln at noon Saturday in the district semifinal. Pioneer and Huron play in the other district semifinal.

Jacob Whitley pitched four innings of one-hit, shutout baseball. He struck out 12 and walked none.