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Monday, 2018 Aug 27th

Pre-fair Activities…The entering of exhibits at the 2018 Saline Community Fair continues on Tuesday, August 28 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds at 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road, Ann Arbor. Stop by local businesses to pick up a copy of the fairbook where you will find a variety of categories in which to enter exhibits. Exhibit areas range from antiques to crafts to cooking to floriculture and horticulture, photography and many more.


The City of Saline Environmental Commission is seeking nominations for the 2018 Saline  Environmental Recognition awards.

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Saline City Councillor Christen Mitchell said she regretted her vote to eliminate street parking on the 200 block of Monroe Street and said the city should do more to reach out to residents who will be impacted by council decisions. Mayor Brian Marl said failure to notify affected residents was a mistake and the city is working on making better communication “the standard.”


Dolores Virginia Biggs Fisher, age 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Saline Evangelical Home in Saline, Michigan. She was born on January 12, 1926 in West Liberty, West Virginia to Earl and Letha Biggs. She was the youngest of two daughters.


Timothy Allen Sole, 61, of Onsted, MI passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 23, 2018 with his wife and daughters by his side.


The 2018 Saline Community Fair will feature many traditional activities as well as several new ones throughout the fair week, August 29 to September 2.  The parade will be held on August 28 and there will be rides only on September 3.  The fair is held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor.  There is an exciting line-up of entertainment all week.

There is still time to volunteer to help with one or more of the areas at the 2018 Saline Community Fair, August 29 - September 3. Whether you might be interested in assisting with one of the educational displays or providing general fair help, check out the opportunities listed on the website at


Saturday, 2018 Aug 25th

The land of ice hockey and maple syrup is also home to the musicians who inspired this year’s Saline High School Marching Band halftime show.


Friday, 2018 Aug 24th

A bigger and stronger Chippewa Valley team proved too difficult contain as Saline fell 31-26 on opening night at Hornet Stadium Thursday.


Thursday, 2018 Aug 23rd

Saline starts the 2018 football season with excitement, questions and the knowledge that they begin with the toughest opening-night opponent in the Joe Palka era.


Saline defeated host Grand Blanc, 2-1, Tuesday, in varsity soccer action.

Senior Ryan Nichols scored on a penalty kick and Zeke Gray scored the Hornets' other goal. Quinn Fox played goal for the Hornets.


The Summer Music Series – a free, outdoor concert brought to you by Saline Main Street concludes this Thursday, August 23 at 7 pm. This week the series features Hullabaloo an Ann Arbor based music collective that produces original music influenced by ska, reggae and punk blended with Latin rhythms. Since 2000, the Hullabaloo experience has been an upbeat, semi-chaotic showcase of musical expression.

Downtown Saline

Saline senior Brendan Murphy had a solid junior year at tight end, using his strength to help block, hands to make TD catches, and surprising big-man speed to barrel his way into end zones. With Andrew Diuble and Emmett Turner graduated, that leaves Murphy has the most experienced receiver on the squad - even if he’s a tight end.

Last year, he caught 14 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns.

At a summer scrimmage, when QB Andrew Arbaugh needed a big play, he looked to Murphy. It’s a role that Murphy likes.


Saline senior Connor Terech begins his third season on the Saline varsity football squad knowing that the Hornets aren’t getting a lot of love from the so-called experts around Michigan high school football. But he doesn’t care at all.

In a tough Divisional matchup Wednesday night, Saline battled Dexter to a 3-2 win. The Hornets scored two second half goals to secure the win. Senior captain Devin Reilly knocked in the game winner with 8 minutes left in the game on a reverse chip shot that went high over the goalkeeper.


David Michael Gilbert, age 72, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at the StoryPoint Assisted Living Facility in Saline.

He was born on August 22, 1945 in New York, New York, the son of Harvey and Mary (Goldman) Gilbert.


Wednesday, 2018 Aug 22nd

Recent Saline High School graduate Amanda Coy was crowned Miss Lake Michigan Sunday Aug. 19 in Taylor.

She will represent the downriver area next June in Muskegon at the Miss Michigan Pageant, part of the Miss America Scholarship Competition. Coy was also the recipient of the Talent and Community Service Awards. Her Saline Twirlettes teammate Sabrina Beiring also won the Talent Award and was named Miss Lake Michigan Outstanding Teen. Sabrina is a junior at Grass Lake. 


Saline City Council has a decision to make.

Monday night, at its work meeting, council heard presentations from two parties interested in developing vacant East Michigan Avenue property currently owned by the city.


Tuesday, 2018 Aug 21st

Stop by the FFA Dunk Tank at the Saline Community Fair and take a chance at dunking your favorite celebrity while raising money for the Saline Future Farmers.

The following local celebrities have committed to be sitting in the FFA Dunk Tank at the Saline Community Fair:

Cost/Donation is:
2 Throws for $1.00
12 Throws for $5.00
Get 2 dunks or more out of 12 throws and win a special prize while supplies last. Limit 1 prize per day.