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Saturday, 2017 Dec 09th

Families are invited to join the fun at the 20th Annual Treasure Trail to Santa from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Busch's Shopping Center in Saline.

Children collect their map at Physical Therapy in motion and then follow the map from store to store, collecting goodies as they trek towards Santa.

They can have photos taken with Santa.

Busch's is serving refreshments. 

There will also be carriage rides in the parking lot.


The only thing missing from the Saline Hornet’s varsity boys basketball clash against the Plymouth Wildcats Friday night at Saline High School was a pep band blaring the 1976 theme to the movie “Rocky,” as the Hornets won a hard-fought slugfest, 45- 43, to up their season record to 2-0.

Bill Conti’s iconic song, “Gonna Fly Now” was nominated for Best Original Song in the 1977 Academy Awards. What most people don’t realize is the song had only twenty-nine words. And those words described the Hornets in their struggle against the Plymouth Wildcats.


Friday, 2017 Dec 08th

Ella Stemmer scored 15 points and Brooke Bauer added 13 points, but it wasn’t enough to keep Saline from falling, 52-47, on the road against Plymouth Friday.

The Hornets led 26-22 at halftime but struggled in a third quarter. Plymouth outscored Saline 18-8 in the third quarter.

Maddy Welch scored eight points for the Hornets, who played without senior Asia Lindsey.

Nicole Sweetland, 4, Liz Sekerak, 3, Kelsey Alexander, 2, and Leeya Lawson, 2, also scored.

Saline fell to 1-3.

The Hornets host Ypsilanti at 7 p.m. Tuesday.



It's a Saline Christmas parade tradition that's almost anticipated almost as much as Santa's arrival.

Every year, the dancers from Dance Alliance Repertory Company perform at the end of the parade, right before the Saline Area Fire Department escorts Santa and his guest on a horse-drawn carriage.

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The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International honored Saline Rotary Club member Karen Ragland for her contributions.

At Thursday's Rotary luncheon at Travis Pointe Country Club, Ragland received the Paul Harris Fellow recognition. It is awarded to a people who donate $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

It was Ragland's second time receiving the honor.

Ragland, a tireless community volunteer who is currently performing interim duties for Saline Main Street, is owner of Design Hub.


Derek Locke, a member of the Rotary Club of Dearborn Heights, spoke to Saline Rotary Club members Thursday about ShelterBox, a humanitarian organization that helps displaced people around the world.

Saline High School Writing Center

Saline High School’s new Writing Center has already helped students with more than 180 pieces of writing this school year, but both staff and student “consultants” are hoping to spread the word and help even more students in the center.

Rentschler farmhouse dining room

There will be a lot of talk about the fanciful means and mechanisms of "time travel" today. HG Wells sparked imaginations with "The Time Machine" in 1895. Some suspect the DeLorean that has started appearing in Saline may have enhanced capabilities not yet fully disclosed.

But we know any discussion of "How?" could never be as exciting as questions of "When?" and "Where?" The first answer is "December 1930." The place: Saline, Michigan.

You'll have three opportunities this month to step back over eighty years into the past, to Christmastime as it happened in the historic Rentschler farmhouse on East Michigan Avenue.


Donate money to Saline Area Social Service and Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home will match up to $1,000.

Donations must be made at the funeral home.

Thursday afternoon, Frank Diadone and Nick Kirkopoulos, owners of Saline Inn, were the first to contribute to the donation bin at the funeral home.

Stephen Robison, one of the owners of the family-owned business, said the business is always looking for ways to give back to the community.

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Real estate agents at Saline’s Reinhart Realtors office collected more than 240 coats new and used coats during the company’s 22nd annual coat drive, which began Oct. 30.

Agents collected coats all over town.

Many of them were distributed to families and individuals receiving assistance from Saline Area Social Service.

The coats were cleaned by Capitol Cleaners, owned by George Douglas.


Thursday, 2017 Dec 07th

Spend a relaxing afternoon in a 1930s farmhouse decorated for Christmas.

Christmas at the Farmhouse takes place from 11 to 3 p.m., Saturday Dec. 9 and Saturday Dec. 16 and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Rentschler Farm Museum, located at 1265 E. Michigan Ave., in Saline.

The 12-room museum is owned by the City of Saline and operated by the Saline Area Historical Society, which hosts the Christmas on the Farmhouse event.

The farmhouse will be decorated with simple decorations one would find in Depression-era farmhouse owned by a German family.


Anytime a team graduates nine seniors the previous year, questions will surface about how this year’s team will fare. When two of those graduating seniors form the “Dynamic Duo,” (Jake Finkbeiner and Ryan Foley) you can’t help but wonder whether the team will bring the same defensive intensity or if the team will be able to get the ball up the court when their opponent applies pressure.


Scott Klapper was a selfless man who touched countless lives in his brief 66 years.

Born January 12, 1951, Scott was called home on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, by our Heavenly Father after a four year brave battle with Leukemia.

In 1976 he married the love of his life Peggy Weissert and over the next 41 years built a beautiful life together.


Donna Mae (Wahl) England-Hankamp passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 79 years of age, with her family by her side.

Donna was born in Saline on October 3, 1938 at Saline Community Hospital. She was baptized, confirmed and married at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Saline. Donna called Saline, Manchester and Ann Arbor home. Punta Gorda, Florida was her second home where she loved being a Snowbird.


Saline City Council was set to vote on a non-discrimination ordinance Monday night. The motion was pulled from the agenda at the outset of the meeting.


Turkey Roulade with Cranberry Chutney Serves 6

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Mary Catherine DiGiuseppe (nee Handy-Wild), 69, formerly of Saline, Michigan, Jefferson City, MO and Fort Dodge, IA passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at her home in Maumelle, AR.

She was born on March 31, 1948 in Ann Arbor, MI to the late James C. Handy Jr. and Ada May Handy.


Wednesday, 2017 Dec 06th

“I’m gushing over him,” said Paul Geragosian, owner of Brecon Grille in downtown Saline. “Saline has not seen someone like him before.”

He’s talking about Chef Chris Huey, who has been working at Brecon Grille & Pub for six weeks now. Huey, a native of Ann Arbor, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He’s worked at Logan’s, a French Asian fine dining restaurant. He worked under Chef Takashi Yagihashi at Tribute in Farmington. He’s also worked at Zolo’s Bistro, Terry B’s in Dexter, and Mediterrano.


Tuesday, 2017 Dec 05th

Sophomore Griffin Yaklich scored 14 points in his varsity debut to lead the Saline varsity basketball team to a 39-23 victory over Northville on opening night at Saline High School Tuesday evening.

Saline jumped out to a 15-3 first quarter lead and never looked back.

Senior Emmett Turner, the lone returning starter from last year’s team, scored 12 points. Junior Connor Terech also scored eight points. Ryan Koch, 3 points, and Erik Wenning, 2 points, also made the score sheet.

Steve Shelton will have the game story shortly.


Saline’s varsity girls basketball team lost to Northville, 64-36, Tuesday at Saline High School.

The Hornets fell to 1-2 on the season.

Northville led 18-2 after the first quarter.

The Mustangs were led by Kendall Dillon, who scored 15. Tara Beacon added 12 points and Charlotte Bacci scored 11 points.

Saline junior Nicole Sweetland led the Hornets with 15 points – 12 of which came in the second half.

Ella Stemmer scored six points and grabbed five rebounds and Brooke Bauer scored seven points.