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Monday, 2018 Aug 06th

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for eight counties in Southeast Michigan until 7 p.m.

According to the hazardous weather outlook statement issued Monday morning, the primary risk is damaging wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour. There may also be quarter-sized hail.

 

Weather

Friends and family are praying rescuers locate Craig Layson, of Saline, and his four passengers after his plane crashed in Denali National Park in Alaska Saturday evening.

Police & Fire

On Tuesday, citizens of Saline will cast votes in the August primary. Most likely, they’ll elect their next state senator.

Elections

Saturday, 2018 Aug 04th

I’m writing as a representative of First Presbyterian Church in Saline, Mi.

Opinions

Friday, 2018 Aug 03rd

The housing market is hot in Saline. Your dream house won't be on the market long before it sells. So if you want that home, you need to get prequalified for your mortgage.

This week's featured open house is new on the market at 323 N. Harris Street.  Watch the video below for more. Check our our photo gallery for more open houses this weekend.

 

Real Estate

If you missed The Memphis Thrillbillies at the Saline Summer Music Series, you missed out. You should've heard those knocked out jailbirds sing!

Downtown Saline

Thursday, 2018 Aug 02nd

LANSING—Since July 13, 2018, there have been 49 confirmed cases of canine influenza reported. The cases have occurred in Huron, Kent, Macomb, Oakland, Ottawa and Wayne counties. In all of 2017, there were nine reported cases of canine influenza. 

Pets

Saturday is Art Day at the Saline Farmers Market, which takes place from 8 a.m. to noon in the public parking lot behind Benny's Bakery in downtown Saline.

Vendors at the market will sell fresh produce, baked goods, farm-fresh eggs, flowers and other hand-crafted items.

Kieth McGuire, from Salt Valley Arts, will lead drawing demonstrations. Samimay Creations will demonstrate crochet projects.

Kids can spend time making a caterpillar-themed craft and looking for Daisy - the Farmers Market Cow.

10-year-old Mia Kuzala will perform this weekend.

Downtown Saline

The Summer Music Series – a free, outdoor concert brought to you by Saline Main Street, continues this Thursday, August 2 at 7 pm.

This week the series features The Memphis Thrillbillies. The five-piece Rockabilly combo based in Southeast Michigan, covers classics from the early Memphis days to the latest of the rockabilly revival.

Downtown Saline

The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market will return to Platt and Michigan Ave beginning August 2, 2018.

 Marketgoers and vendors alike will be greeted by a resurfaced parking lot offering improved pedestrian, motorized, and handicap accessibility. The market schedule will remain unchanged; open rain or shine each Thursday from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.

Government

Wednesday, 2018 Aug 01st

Saline firefighters helped knocked down a barn fire at a horse farm on Austin Road in Bridgewater Township.

Firefighters from Saline and Manchester were dispatched to the 10300 block of Austin Road at 4:08 p.m., July 31.

Police & Fire

Saline Sports Medicine, in conjunction with Dr. Corey Dean and staff from St. Joseph Mercy Neighborhood Family Health Center, is excited to announce upcoming sports physicals to be held at Saline Middle School gymnasium on Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 6-8 pm.

Sports

Tuesday, 2018 Jul 31st

John Edward Spaide passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the age of 93. He was born on February 4, 1925 in Philadelphia, PA.

Jack is survived by his wife of over 72 years, Lois, and his three children: Joanne Spaide, Karen Larned and John W. Spaide. Grandfather to John F., Alexis, Cortland and Chadler. He was preceded in death by daughter Wendy Spaide.

Obituaries

The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2018 Business Enterprise Awards now through Wednesday, September 12, 2018. These coveted annual awards, now in their 23rd year, will honor two Saline Chamber Member businesses who have exhibited exemplary business practices in the Saline area.

Business

Monday, 2018 Jul 30th

Kathleen R. Hoeft, age 83, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Saline Evangelical Home in Saline.

She was born October 25, 1934 in Manchester, the daughter of Charles and Fern (Hammond) Eisenhauer. Kathleen married Mr. Albert Hoeft Jr. and he preceded her in death on March 30, 1995.

Kathleen enjoyed camping with friends, traveling to visit family members, and helping care for grandchildren.

Obituaries

As a part of a state-wide initiative, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will be sampling the City of Saline’s drinking water supply this Thursday to evaluate for the presence of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the Saline drinking water system.  All Community Water Supplies (CWS) with their own source of water will be sampled as part of this MDEQ effort.  Additionally, 461 schools in Michigan that use their own wells will be sampled.  The MDEQ contractor, AECOM, will be on site Thursday morning to conduct the sa

Government

Dear Friends & Neighbors:

As I’ve said in the past, I believe it is incumbent upon those who occupy the Mayor’s Office to be forthright and vocal, particularly when it relates to candidates and issues that have an impact on our community. As such, for those who will be casting ballots in the August 7th primary, I strongly encourage you to join me in support of Jeff Irwin for the 18th District State Senate seat –

Opinions

Saline Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two suspects who ran from police early Monday morning.

Police & Fire

Starting Monday, July 30, the Washtenaw County Road Commission will close Bethel Church Road between just West of Grass Road and Dell Road in Lodi Township to replace five culverts.

The road will be closed to through traffic during the day and then reopened each evening. During the day, property owners and residents who live within the work zone will be provided access to their homes, but no one will be able to traverse the section of road during each individual culvert replacement.

Government

Saturday, 2018 Jul 28th

An intense, regional manhunt led to the arrest of a Pittsfield Township man accused of pistol whipping a man and driving off with his girlfriend against her will.

Police & Fire

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