Saline City Council Welcomes German Students, Honors Green Thumb Winners

 10/26/2016 - 02:37

At the start of Monday’s City Council Meeting, there was standing room only. If the number of people in the Council Chamber at City Hall is a valid measure, the most significant thing to happen was a series of presentations at the beginning of the long meeting.

These included a recognition of the Lindenberg, Germany Sister City program, a proclamation from the State of Michigan in honor of Saline’s sesquicentennial and the bestowing of Green Thumb Awards for 2016.


SOCCER: Controversial Calls Help Salem Eliminate Saline

 10/26/2016 - 02:07

Salem scored two second-half goals to defeat Saline, 2-1, in the regional semifinal at Ann Arbor Huron Tuesday.

Saline held a 1-0 lead at halftime on Matt Kocibelli’s goal. Salem tied the game on a controversial goal and then scored the game-winner with one of Saline’s most talented players on the sidelines with a red card.

Saline head coach Ryan Williams said his team worked hard but could have played a little smarter. Still, he admitted the controversial calls made the loss more difficult to swallow.

FIELD HOCKEY: Saline Falls to Skyline in Quarterfinals

 10/26/2016 - 00:26

Skyline scored two goals in the second half to defeat Saline 2-0 in the Division 1 quarterfinal matchup held Tuesday night at Skyline High School.

The Eagles controlled play most of the night, but Hornets held them off the scoreboard until midway through the second half, when Skyline finally capitalized on a penalty corner.

Sydney Schuster took a pass and fired a shot that bounced off the post and barely got behind keeper Julia Bentley and defender Deepthi Prasad.

“It was a perfect shot,” coach Erica Reilly said.

Nashville Comes to Saline on Nov. 4

 10/25/2016 - 19:35

The Acoustic Routes fall concert series continues with a double-bill on Friday, November 4 at 8 p.m., upstairs at Mangiamo Italian Grill.

Making their Acoustic Routes debut --  all the way from Nashville -- are The Twangtown Paramours.  This talented duo's music has been called “Sophisticated Americana” but it's actually a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes, with well-crafted, award-winning songs, top-notch lead singing and fine harmonies. 

Computer Crimes Unit Serves Search Warrant at Lewis Street Home

 10/25/2016 - 16:54

As many as 15 law enforcement officials descended upon a Lewis Street home Tuesday morning to serve a search warrant.

Saline Police Sgt. Jay Basso said Saline Police were on hand to assist a multi-agency effort. Basso added that he couldn’t reveal details about the investigation.

“We were there as an outside agency assisting. I can say that it was a computer crimes unit with law enforcement representation from Wayne County, Washtenaw County, Michigan State Police and the FBI,” Basso said.

The warrant was served at a home on the 300 block of Lewis Street.

Glad to be home. Wolverine Environmental & Home Services

 10/25/2016 - 15:25

Wolverine Environmental & Home Services, LLC Specializes in mold abatement and home solution projects. From smart home conversions to lawn mowing, we will provide affordable solutions to our customers needs. With over 35 years experience, owners Mike Kaska and Steve Welch bring a vast recourse of knowledge when consulting with homeowners.It is a great feeling to be back in a support the City of Saline. Mike was a resident for many years and Steve was a graduate from Saline and has children currently attending Saline schools.

Best of Saline Award

 10/25/2016 - 15:17

Dr. Carola A. Gerigk has been chosen for the 2016 Best of Saline Awards for Dentists.  The Saline Award Program picks only one winner per category for each town, choosing organizations who exemplify the best of small business; often leading through customer service and community involvement.

Bank of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Glass Honored at Chamber Banquet

 10/24/2016 - 22:33
The Bank of Ann Arbor team poses for a picture with its Business Enterprise cup.

The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce presented the 2016 Business Enterprise Awards Thursday evening at Stonebridge Golf Club. The Small Business Award went to Washtenaw Glass and the Large Business Award went to Bank of Ann Arbor. In addition, Debra Locke-Daniel was given a Lifetime Achievement Award.

People attending the awards dinner started arriving around 6:00 p.m. Guests mingled and purchased some liquid refreshment at the bar until around 7:00 p.m. Afterward a first class dinner was served cafeteria style.

Edna Carr Farmed on Jordan Road, Served in Church and Saline Schools

 10/24/2016 - 21:08

Edna Carr, 99, of Saline, died peacefully Tuesday evening, October 18, 2016 at Ester’s Guest House.

In 1917 Edna was born to Alfred and Anna Graf in Ann Arbor, MI the second child, oldest daughter. After graduation from Ann Arbor High School she married Waynard Carr in 1939 and moved to Saline where she put down deep roots.

This Week in Hornet Country

 10/24/2016 - 20:31

It’s been a terrific fall season for the Saline Hornets. So far the Hornets have four SEC Red Titles, a district championship and a regional championship to their name.


It’s a sport that we don’t hear much about. But these students works as committed to their sport as anyone. Saline was reserve champion in the Region E competition Oct. 1-2 at Ingham County Fairgrounds. Saline advanced to the state meet, where the team placed sixth.

Minor Bus Crash Means Late Arrivals for Saline Students

 10/24/2016 - 16:57

Many students were late returning from school Monday afternoon after a minor crash involving a school bus.

Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden said school bus was stopping after crossing the tracks on Industrial Drive, near Woodland Drive, when it was rear-ended by a single-passenger vehicle.

Nobody was injured, Graden said.

The bus was transporting students from Saline High School to Saline Middle School, where students were to transfer on to other buses. Because of the crash, those buses left Saline Middle School around 20 minutes later than usual.

CROSS COUNTRY: Saline Wins 7th Straight SEC Championship

 10/23/2016 - 21:38

Saline placed five runners in the top 10 to win its 7th straight SEC Red boys’ cross country championship on a rainy afternoon at Hudson Mills Metropark.

(Photo by Ginger Liemohn)

The Hornets, led by Anthony DeKraker, finished with 33 points to easily win the meet. Pioneer was second with 46 points. Saline finished atop the season standings with 35 points. Pioneer was second with 29 points.

Mancino's Football Playoff Preview: Saline Opens at Home to Belleville

 10/23/2016 - 20:59

After an undefeated regular season, the Saline football team glimpsed the road to Ford to Field.

The MHSAA released its playoff pairings Sunday night. The Hornets will begin by hosting Belleville, who went 7-2 and outscored their opponents 256-108.  Kickoff is at 7 p.m., Friday.

The winner of the Saline-Belleville game will play the winner of the Canton (7-2)-Northville (7-2) game.

In the region’s other district, Cass Tech (9-0) hosts Dearborn Fordson (9-0) and Dearborn (8-1) hosts Livonia Stevenson (5-4).

CROSS COUNTRY: Larson Returns, Saline Nearly Upsets Pioneer

 10/23/2016 - 19:07

Junior Jessi Larson returned to action and helped Saline to a strong finish in the final SEC Red Jamboree of the season.

(Photos by Ginger Liemohn)

Larson finished second in 18:52.63 despite a slip that cost her time on a soggy course at Hudson Mills. Saline finished a single point behind heavily-favored Pioneer, 38-37.

Pioneer’s Anne Forsyth won the race in 18:00.43.

FOOTBALL: Saline Dominates in Battle of the Undefeated

 10/22/2016 - 04:12

Saline defeated Birmingham Groves, 38-3, in an awesome season finale. Both teams entered the game with an 8-0 record. Saline’s victory capped its second straight undefeated regular season. The Hornets have now won 25 straight regular season games.

“It’s a pretty significant accomplishment,” said Saline head coach Joe Palka, of the Hornets’ undefeated season. “We’ll celebrate tonight and tomorrow, but Sunday, we start preparing for the playoffs.”

Soccer: Saline Stuns Skyline to Win District Championship

 10/21/2016 - 04:19

Junior Nick Scott scored the game’s only goal as Saline stunned previously undefeated Skyline, 1-0, to win the district championship Thursday at Saline High School.

Scott used his head to redirect North York’s long free kick under the glove of the diving Skyline goalie 14:18 into the second half. Skyline players will have nightmares about Saline keeper Nolan Krause, who shocked everyone with a kick save on a shot that seemed destined for the back of the net with less than two minutes to play.

Saline Field Hockey Team Advances to D1 Quarterfinals

 10/21/2016 - 02:29

Saline defeated Chelsea 1-0 to advance to the Division 1 Field Hockey quarterfinals. Skyline, which beat Saline 2-1 when the teams played Sept. 21, will host Saline on Tuesday.

On a rainy night at Hornet Stadium, Senior Kaleigh Riggs scored the game’s only goal with 5:20 to play in the first half. Riggs’ goal came on a penalty corner. Senior Abby Morton played the ball out to senior Shannon Reilly. She faked the shot and passed left to Riggs’ who, from the nine-yard line, one-timed a high shot past Chelsea goalie Payton Doan.

Swim & Dive: Saline Wins on Senior Night

 10/20/2016 - 22:26

Saline defeated Huron 123-63 on senior night in the Saline High School pool.

Senior Maddy Murphy won two events to lead the Hornets, who also won all three relays. Camryn McPherson also won the one-meter diving event.

Saline opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 1:52.84. Maddie Luther, Lauryn Kruse, Johanna Jorgenson and Emily Laing won in 1:52.84.

Junior Lizzy Spears won the 200-yard frees in 1:57.24. Madeline Robison was third in 2:04.51.

German Student Visit, Park Ceremony Reminders of Saline's International Friendships

 10/20/2016 - 02:54

Over the past weekend two events happened that celebrated Saline’s international friendships with our sister cities Lindenberg, Germany and Brecon, Wales.

On Friday morning at City Hall, Saline welcomed 22 GAPP (German American Partnership Program) students from Lindenberg. The group had recently arrived and will be staying in Saline until November 2.


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