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Wednesday, 2020 Mar 04th

INDIANAPOLIS - Beverly Jean Hayes died on February 26, 2020 in peace and comfort with family by her side after a long courageous endurance of Alzheimer's disease. She was born on July 11,1938 in Youngstown,Ohio the daughter of Eugene and Jeanette (Baumiller) Wilson.

Raised in Fowler, she would recount her warm memories of time spent on her grandparents orchard and growing up in small town America during and after the WWII years.

In 1959 she married Braden Hayes and together had five children.


The Saline Hornets (12-7) ran their winning streak to four Tuesday evening on the road in Ypsilanti with another come from behind 46-42 win over the Ypsilanti Grizzlies (9-11). The victory was the Hornets’ fourth in a row, sixth out of the last seven games.


Tuesday, 2020 Mar 03rd

Lawyers for the Saline Area Schools district argued a federal court judge should throw out a restraining order requested by four students disciplined by the district for racist slurs, images and slogans posted social media chat group.


The Saline Area Chamber of today announced the individuals who have been selected to be honored at this year’s “Saline Salutes” Citizenship awards.  They are:

Introducing Saline Historical Martial Arts Club! A Saline High School Club dedicated to the safe study of historical martial arts! Members will be taught how to wield a military saber and fokos, then advancing into sparring and self-led training. The class portion will consist of 5-9 meetings, once a week, followed by open floor meetings. Also there will be a small fee to fund club expenses of $25 (if fee cannot be paid accommodations can be made).


John Vannuck Ashby—loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, officer, and friend—passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020, at the age of 48, after a courageous battle with cancer.

John was born on May 6, 1971 in Lansing, MI, to John and Heidi (Vannuck) Ashby. He grew up in East Lansing among his large extended family of siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. He enjoyed summers in Grayling, MI, where he spent his senior year and graduated from Grayling High School in 1989.


Frank Joseph Zupi, age 88, died Thursday, February 27, 2020, at home with his children at his side. Frank was born February 20, 1932, in Glassport, PA, the son of Gaspero and Catherine (Tavelaro) Zupi.

He lived in Glassport until he left to serve in the United States Army as an MP. Following his military obligation, Frank went to MSU to earn his Bachelor's Degree in Police Administration. It was at MSU that he met his wife Patricia. On April 23, 1960 they were married at the St. John’s Student Center of MSU campus in East Lansing, MI.


The Hornets came out in the second half like they were shot out of a canon, and used a 15-point run to defeat Belleville, 80-59, as the MHSAA Division 1 district tournament began Monday at Lincoln High School.

Saline (21-2) had surprising difficulty with Belleville (4-17) in the first half. The Hornets carried a 44-36 lead into halftime. But Saline engineered a 15-point run in the third quarter to take over.


Monday, 2020 Mar 02nd

Every spring the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic hold their hometown concert in Saline and invite a featured artist to share the stage.  In terms of musical perfection, it doesn’t get much better than this year’s guest -- the renowned fiddle and cello duo, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas.  The show will be held at the Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center at Saline High School at 7:00pm on March 21.  Tickets ($15 adult, $10 students) are available online at  

Co-captain Ben Wild scored 81 seconds into overtime to lift Saline to a 4-3 victory over Woodhaven and sent the Hornets to the regional final at 6 p.m. Wednesday against Trenton at the Arctic Colliseum in Chelsea.

The Hornets twice came back from one-goal deficits to send the game to overtime.

Goaltender Griffin Granica stopped 27 of 30 shots and was especially spectacular in the first, turning aside all 17 shots he faced.

Wednesday’s game against Trenton.


Sunday, 2020 Mar 01st

Police say Lodi Township resident Kent Charles Hyne, 57, shot and killed Kyle Luark, 27, of Redford, on Feb. 25, and then concealed the body on his Waters Road property.

Hyne has been arraigned on charges of concealing the death of an individual and disinterment and mutilation of a dead body, according to a press release issued by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Hyne alleges he was defending himself when he shot Luark.

Police & Fire

Saturday, 2020 Feb 29th

Leap into frozen fun in downtown Saline Saturday.

Several downtown Saline businesses have partnered to put on a series of wintery events to celebrate the leap year. Activities include a .29K run around the block, a broomball tournament, face painting, cookie decorating, an open mic night and more!

Here's the schedule

Downtown Saline

An appreciative crowd gave the Saline High School Drama Club's Newsies a standing ovation on opening night, Friday.

 Disney’s Newsies is set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!


The Hornets made “herstory” Friday night.

The Saline varsity girls basketball team doubled Tecumseh, 56-28, to finish the season with a record of 18-2, tying a program record.

It’s the fifth team in program history to accomplish the feat. The last time it happened was 2005. It also happened in 2002, 1987, 1986 and 1983.


It took the Saline varsity boys basketball team exactly one minute and twelve seconds into Friday night’s contest with the Wayland Union Wildcats to take a lead they never relinquished in an easy 61-44 win. It was Saline’s third victory in a row, fifth in their last six games. The win raises their season record to 11-7, 5-5 in the SEC Red Division.


The Saline junior varsity basketball season ended a terrific season with a 44-11 win over Tecumseh. 

Saline, coached by Caitlin Ellis, finished the season with a 19-1 record.

Taylor Kangas led the Hornets with 12 points. Anna Hesse scored eight points. Ella Dean scored seven points.

Here's the Saline JV Girls roster.


Friday, 2020 Feb 28th

Saline Area Schools will continue to use Schools of Choice to maintain enrollment in the district but this year, the district is focusing on adding students further along in their education.

The Board of Education unanimously approved the Schools of Choice recommendation made by Superintendent Scot Graden at the Feb. 25 meeting.


Fat Tuesday is in the rearview mirror and Lent has begun.

That means it's time for the Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry, every Friday between now and April 2, at St. Andrew Church, 910 Austin Road, in Saline.

The fish fries take place between 4-7 p.m.. Diners can eat in the church hall or take orders to go.

The menu includes beer-battered cod, baked and seasoned tilapia, French fries, tossed salad, Au gratin potatoes, macaroni and cheese, broccoli salad, coleslaw,  and homemade desserts. Beverages include coffee, tea, milk and juice.


Thursday, 2020 Feb 27th

There is still time to register.

Waitlist begins on March 15th!

Register HERE