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Sunday, 2019 Oct 20th

Organizers of the Saline Celtic Festival say the annual event was a success. Jeff Ulrich spoke about the 2019 edition of the city-owned festival to Saline City Council at the Oct. 7 meeting.

Ulrich said the event was attended by 4,300 people. There were 32 merchants.

The event is fueled by volunteers. Ulrich said there were 1,200 volunteer hours.

The Saline Celtic Festival continues to expose out-of-towners who visit Saline, Ulrich said.

Government

DEXTER - After 100 minutes of brilliant play in the district championship game, the Saline soccer team lost a heartbreaking game to Pioneer in a shootout.

The teams, who split their two matches in the regular season, were tied at 2 after 80 minutes of play. Two 10-minute periods couldn’t break the deadlock. The Pioneers outscored Saline 4-2 in the shootout to take the district trophy.

Sports

Saturday, 2019 Oct 19th

Saline Area Players has been busy this fall! After wrapping up "The Truthful Tall Tale,"  rehearsals have been underway for "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol." 

Arts & Entertainment

Saline defeated Ann Arbor Pioneer, 56-13, to streak to its seventh straight win and complete a perfect 5-0 season in the SEC Red.

Sports

Did you ever have the opportunity to watch a high school water polo game? It is a fast-paced team sport, featuring individual swimmers expending a lot of energy trying to get a ball in the opponent’s goal. It is a sport with a language all its own. And as one player’s mother informed me, there are no horses in water polo.

Sports

Barbara Ann Seyfried, 74, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 12, 2019 with her family by her side.

Barbara was born on March 18, 1945 to the late Marion (Lindbert) and Frederick J. Seyfried in Ann Arbor. She attended Roosevelt High School in Ypsilanti, graduating in 1963. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1967 with a degree in Psychology and Journalism. She attended Kent State University completing a Masters and PhD.

Obituaries

It is with a heavy heart that the family of Gary Michael Paschka, announces his passing into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, October 3, 2019 after a three-year battle with cancer.

Gary was 75. Born in Hamtramck on February 8, 1944, he moved with his family to Manistee when he was three years old. As a graduate of Manistee High School, he served in the US Navy as a guided missile technician, and then enjoyed a career as an HVAC technician with Boone & Darr Mechanical Contractors of Ann Arbor, until his retirement in 2007.

Obituaries

The top-rated Saline High School marching band returned to action at Hornet Stadium after three Fridays off while the football team played on the road.

Since the Hornets' last performance under the Friday Night Lights, they performed in the MSBOA festival and earned top marks.

Below is a video of their performance. Below that is a series of photos from the band's halftime performance Friday. Superintendent Scot Graden was among those impressed by the band's performance.

"It's the best marching band in the state," Graden said.

Schools

On a night when the Saline varsity football team finished tearing apart the SEC Red, the Hornet student section had their very own “Moses” part a sea of Hornets fans.

Moses was played by Cam Daniels - catcher for the Saline baseball team. First Daniels whipped the fans into a frenzy, waving the Saline flag, as they waved pom-poms provided by Guaranteed Rate Saline. And then he separated the "sea of fans," and climbed the bleachers until he reached the top of the student section, where he victoriously waved the Saline flag.

Schools

Friday, 2019 Oct 18th

Saline cross country is back on top of the SEC Red.

Despite racing without one of their best runners, the Hornets placed second in Thursday’s SEC Red Jamboree, which gave them more than enough points to capture the crown. Saline finished with 33 points, three more than Pioneer, who won the meet at Hudson Mills Thursday. Skyline was third with 22 points.

Sports

Sophomore Madi Wood led Saline to a second-place finish at the SEC Red final jamboree at Hudson Mills Metropark Thursday. Saline finished with 58 points, holding off a charge from Bedford (62 points) Pioneer, led by Zofia Dudek, won the meet with 21 points. Dudek completed the 5K course in 17:09.4.

Wood's time of 18:03.4 was good for second place. It the second fastest time of her career and the fastest she's ever run at an SEC Jamboree. She finished third at the second jamboree and first jamboree. Wood and Pioneer sophomore Sarah Forsyth had a great race for second place.

Sports

Thursday, 2019 Oct 17th

Zeke Gray scored the game’s only goal on a beautiful run and Sam Herner made a spectacular late stop to preserve the victory as Saline advanced in the MHSAA district tournament at Dexter Wednesday. Saline and Pioneer will battle for the district trophy at 5 p.m., Friday, at Dexter’s Al Ritt Stadium.

On Wednesday, Saline came away with a 1-0 victory over Dexter, a team with just two losses on the season. In August the teams battled to a scoreless draw. So, the Hornets were counting on a tight game.

Sports

Wednesday, 2019 Oct 16th

Steve Jedele’s graphics business has come a long way from its roots in his parents’ garage.

SCS Image Group, once known to many Salinians as Steve’s Custom Signs, continues to grow.

In May, to help foster that growth, Jedele took on a business partner.

Business

Tuesday, 2019 Oct 15th

Following a smattering of impassioned public comments by Saline Area Schools parents who have spoken to draw attention to growing class sizes, district officials announced this week that a formal discussion on the topic is slated for later this month.

The talk will focus on kindergarten through third-grade classes in particular, which are currently just beginning to trend in the wrong direction, according to Superintendent Scot Graden.

Schools

Darlene Dorothy Knickerbocker of Saline, Michigan passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 13, 2019 with her husband (Irvin) by her side.

Darlene was born on February 14, 1943 in Ann Arbor, to the late Lambert and Dorothy (Bollinger) Mepyans. On May 4, 1963 she married Irvin Leroy Knickerbocker.

Obituaries

If it wasn't clear who is expected to report cases of child abuse or neglect involving students in the Saline Area School district prior to this week, it's now crystal clear.

The Board of Education voted on a number of policy updates, including one to Policy 8462 Student Abuse and Neglect, which involved adding language to the second paragraph of the policy where it's stated who is responsible for reporting incidents.

Schools

Given that October is a time for promoting breast cancer awareness, which is the purpose of the "Pink Out" movement, Saline's top school officials made a strong showing for the cause this month.

Saline Area School district administrators and Board of Ed trustees wore pink ties, shirts, jackets, dresses, and accessories to show their support. They also shared personal stories and thoughts with the Saline Post on their reasons for doing so.

Schools
NEW AT&T STORE IN SALINE

We are very pleased and proud to officially be opened in Saline 599 E Michigan Ave, right next to Busch's.

We welcome all new and existing AT&T customers, come visit our exceptional team members, and take advantage of the new store promos!

Community News

As the opioid crisis gripping America continues to ruin and end lives, state and local governments are taking stronger measures to ensure that public officials are properly outfitted and prepared to respond in the event of an overdose.

Saline Area Schools continued its work on this public sector frontline when it amended its policy 5330.02 Opioid Antagonists rules this week, bringing district policy into congruence with the change in state law that Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed last month.

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