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Monday, 2019 Mar 11th

In November, Saline City Council voted to approve a planned unit development for the proposed Layher Farms subdivision on North Maple Road.

Government

The intersection of Maple and Textile roads will soon see improvements for  pedestrians thanks to a decision made by the Pittsfield Township Board of Trustees last week.

Government

Sunday, 2019 Mar 10th

Over the past two weeks, every band at Saline Middle School and Saline High School received top marks at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association Band Festival.

Saline's bands received the highest rating possible: 1st Division Superior. Bands receiving this rating were the seventh grade band, eighth grade band, the nine grade band, the symphonic band  and wind ensemble.

Schools

Back in black, Amanda Coy, a 2018 Saline High School graduate, will be back for her second season of twirling at Purdue University with the All-American Band as the Girl-in-Black feature twirler. She auditioned and earned the coveted spot for 2019-2020 this past weekend. Coy has achieved more than 125 local, state, regional and national baton twirling titles as a member of the 20-Time National Champion Saline Twirlettes. She has been twirling for 15 years. 

Community

On Saturday, March 2, Saline Middle School hosted an innovative, fun-filled tournament called Destination Imagination (DI). After months of preparation, 24 student teams from more than eight Region 2 schools presented their creative solutions to a number of mind-bending STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) challenges.

Schools

Saline placed a strong fourth place at the MHSAA Division 1 swim and dive meet held Friday and Saturday at the Holland Aquatic Center.

Sports

Saline junior Sarah McLaughlin competed at the MHSAA Division 1 Finals held at Rockford High School. McLaughlin, who qualified for the state finals for the second consecutive season, placed 41st on the balance beam with a score of 7.750.

 

Sports
2018-2019 Saline Prep Hockey Team

Wrapping up its inaugural season, Saline Prep Hockey Team wins Adray Metro Championship Tier 2 in a 3-0 defeat over Saginaw Heritage Hawks Prep on March 2, 2019.  Led by head coach Zach Willis, Saline's development program is off to a solid start!

Roster: Michael Boe, Cayden Brush, Keegan Bunting, Avery Byron, Will Clark, Quinn Collins, Colton Cundiff, Hayden Davis, Elden Devos, Enthony Devos, Julian Downey, Tommy O'Toole, Josh Peitz, Joe Raupp, Brendan Shinavier, Derek Spears, Cody Stein, Brett Thornell, Connor Thornell

Sports
Saline Area Players to perform Scrambled March 21-23

Saline Area Players are deep into rehearsals for their spring show, Scrambled, written by Pat Cook, to be performed March 21-23. For those who are tired of winter and need a chance to laugh, this is the show for you! It is a comedy that takes place in a small-town diner called Showtime Café, where all the dishes are named after movies. The show is directed by Mary Rumman who has been active with SAP for over 30 years. Here is what she says about the show…

What should audiences expect?

Arts & Entertainment

Saturday, 2019 Mar 09th

All are invited to learn more about the amazing "Saline's Bixby Marionettes" presented by Erik Grossman at 2 p.m. Sunday (today) at the Saline District Library.

The Bixby Marionettes are almost unknown to the Saline youth of today but, many decades ago these remarkable hand-carved puppets entertained children and adults in Saline and across the country!

Grossman's presentation is a Saline Area Historical Society program.

Saline had a strong day as the MHSAA Division 1 Swim and Dive finals began with a preliminary round Friday at the Holland Aquatics Center.

Sports

Nicole Sweetland’s basket with 2:01 to play gave Saline a 26-23 lead over Pioneer in the district championship game, but Pioneer, playing at home, came back to win 28-26.

Sports

Friday, 2019 Mar 08th

Saline Middle School eighth grade student Elly LeCursi won the Miss Shoreline Outstanding Scholarship Pageant.

LeCursi, daughter of Nick and Jody LeCursi, will now compete in the Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen Pageant in June.

LeCursi, a member of the Saline Twirlettes, did a baton twirling routine routine to Another Day of Sun from LaLa Land.

Her platform is Care for Rare: Raising Awareness for Rare Diseases. LeCursi chose this platform because she lives with a rare disease, Primary Cillary Dyskinesia.

Community

In most legends, a protagonist must face a difficult obstacle or overcome a rival

Sports

Sally Ann Meyer, age 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in Saline. Sally was born on October 16, 1933, in Alpena, MI, the daughter of Paul and Marie Meske.

Obituaries

Thursday, 2019 Mar 07th

Mayor Marl and his friends at the Saline Area Senior Center are pleased to announce a new event, “Lunch with the Mayor”, scheduled for March 15.

“I’m pleased to partner with the SASC and provide a complimentary lunch, along with a City update and ample time for Q&A”, said Mayor Marl. “We’ll be serving a great meal, and with plenty of time for socializing, this promises to be an outstanding event”.

Lunch with the Mayor will be held on from 12 to 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 15, at the Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple Road (behind the middle school.

Government

The City of Saline announced a forum and luncheon for local small business owners, leaders, and potential entrepreneurs to be held at the beginning of next month.

“The City of Saline is proud to host our 6th annual small business summit,” said Mayor Brian Marl, “It goes without saying, our entrepreneurs and small business operators are the backbone of our community. Supporting them will continue to be a priority of mine – we are eager to find new ways to assist them and ensure our community remains an outstanding place to do business in.”

Business

On Saturday, March 2, 2019 John Louis Gland died peacefully in his home in Saline, following a long struggle with cancer. John was born to Louis and Opal Gland Feb. 22, 1947 in Valparaiso, Indiana and grew up in the northern Indiana town of Chesterton, near the southern coast of Lake Michigan.  As a boy, John worked on his grandparents’ farm and enjoyed helping his grandmother sell eggs in Chicago.  In high school John worked part-time at a gas station pumping gas and changing oil but soon realized he had a great aptitude for and interest in chemistry.

Obituaries

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