Secrets Make a Heart-Warming Surprise for Saline Retired Iron’s Mighty Mac Tractor Crossing

 09/29/2016 - 02:47

This was the ninth year for the historic Mackinac Bridge Antique Tractor Crossing event; organized and sponsored by Owosso Tractor Parts. A record number of 1,326 tractors, all at least 40 years old or older, ventured across the Mighty Mac on September 9, 2016 after parading thru downtown Mackinaw City. Representing the Saline Retired Iron club were 36 tractors, 3 buddy riders and a semi-truck.

Twirlettes Win 16th National Team Championship, Capture 12 Individual Titles

 09/29/2016 - 02:24

The Saline Twirlettes National team program has a proven track record and their commitment and dedication is proving to be a winning tradition. The program is building champions and at the recent national competition the team brought home their 16th national team title for their Pre-teen dance twirl called the Minion team. They won 12 individual national titles and 78 top ten medals and had three members make the top 20 in the Grand National Majorette contest and one top six finalist.

Woman Offers Gratitude to Unknown Good Samaritans

 09/28/2016 - 04:43

Mabel Peabody doesn’t know the Good Samaritans helped her but she hopes this story finds them.

Peabody, 87, was on her daily morning walk to purchase a newspaper Friday morning when she tripped.

“I tripped and fell flat on my face,” said Peabody, who fell along the sidewalk on Maple Road, close to the mobile home park where she resides.

She laid there in pain as the morning rush hour traffic passed by.

Then someone stopped.

Cross Country: Lady Hornets Nearly Upset Pioneers at Jamboree

 09/28/2016 - 04:21

The Saline girls cross country team nearly upset host Pioneer in the second SEC Jamboree of the season Tuesday.

Running without all-state junior Jessi Larson, the Hornets placed three runners in the top five and six in the top 12. Saline finished with 33 points, just two more than Pioneer.

Pioneer junior Anne Forsyth continued her dominance, running the 5K course in 18:11 – more than a minute faster than anyone else. Jacalyn Overdier, also of Pioneer, was second in 19:17.2.

Cross Country: Saline Tightens Its Grip on SEC Red Lead

 09/28/2016 - 03:36

The Saline boys cross country team took another big step towards a league championship Tuesday at Pioneer High School.

Pioneer sophomore Nick Foster run the 5K race in 16:13, but the Hornets placed five runners in the top 12 to win the meet with 38 points – 12 better than second place Pioneer.

Saline now has 20 points atop the SEC Red standings. Pioneer is second with 17.

The SEC Red final jamboree takes place Oct. 20 at Hudson Mills Metropark.

Saline 150: Celebration Continues with Historic Homes Tour & Tea

 09/27/2016 - 15:29

Saline’s Sesquicentennial celebration continues with a “Historic Homes Tour & Tea,”on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m.,  This is a rare opportunity to enter some of the community’s most celebrated historic private homes to admire design details treasured by families for generations but seldom seen by visitors. In addition to the historic homes featured on this tour, ticket holders will also enjoy an intimate Traditional Tea with Saline Historian Bob Lane on hand for questions and historical stories.

Fire Forces Lodi Township Family From Home

 09/26/2016 - 04:59

A family of five was forced from their home by a fire early Monday morning in Lodi Township. There were no injuries.

Saline firefighters were dispatched to the 3700 block of Meadow Lane shortly before midnight. Firefighters arrived to find the roof of the two-story home fully involved, according to Fire Chief Craig Hoeft. Because the fire was on the exterior of the structure, firefighters were able to quickly get the fire under control.

Early Monday morning firefighters weren’t sure what caused the blaze.

Spears, Luther Lead Saline to Victory Over West Ottawa

 09/26/2016 - 03:22

Just a few days after defeating Skyline in an SEC dual meet, the Saline swim and dive team defeated another state powerhouse. Maddie Luther and Lizzy Spears each won two events pacing Saline to a 111 to 75 victory over West Holland Ottawa Saturday afternoon at Saline High School.

Luther won the 100 freestyle and 200 IM and Spears won the 100 fly and 100 breast stroke. Maddy Murphy won the 100 yard backstroke and Johanna Jorgenson won the 50 freestyle. Saline also captured two of three relays.

Walter Chrysler: His Company & His Life

 09/25/2016 - 15:48
Walter Chrysler

Walter Chrysler was a self-made man who built one of the Big Three auto companies. 

Russell Doré, automotive historian, will present Chrysler’s early life in the locomotive business, his success at General Motors, and the creation of the Chrysler Corporation, on Wednesday, September 28, from 7-8 pm at Saline District Library.

Scenes from Friday Night at Saline Oktoberfest

 09/24/2016 - 03:47

The 12th annual Saline Oktoberfest kicked off on Friday night. The Golden Keg was not brought in on a horse drawn cart as in years past because of the road construction, but instead was carried about two blocks from the home of Matthew and Rebecca Schneider to the festival area.

Four men in Bavarian attire hoisted poles on their shoulders to carry the keg. They were accompanied by the Schneider children, the Mayor and festmaster Dick Nehring.

SEC RED SCOREBOARD: Hornets Stay In Control of Division

 09/24/2016 - 03:30

Saline defeated Huron, 54-0, to remain unbeaten (5-0 overall and 3-0 in the SEC Red).  The Hornets sit atop the SEC, one game ahead of Bedford and Monroe, who both won this week. There probably wasn’t a surprising winner in the SEC Red this week. But Bedford tore apart a Skyline team that beat Monroe last week and that gave Saline about all it could handle two weeks ago.

The Mules aren’t going away.

Saline Football's Victory is 4th Most Lopsided Score Since 1950

 09/24/2016 - 03:07

After having games go down to the last minute for two straight weeks, the Hornets broke loose with one of the most dominating efforts in team history. The 54-0 victory is the fourth largest point spread since 1950 according to Michigan-Football.com

The Hornets have played four games this year. Two of them are among the biggest routs in Saline football. The other two are among the slimmest margins of victory the Hornets have posted in recent years.

Most Lopsided Victories in Saline History

Football: Hornets Skunk the River Rats, 54-0

 09/24/2016 - 02:51

Coming into Friday’s game Ann Arbor Huron had dropped nine straight games in the SEC Red. Saline, on the other hand, had won 15 straight games in the SEC Red. So Saline’s 54-0 victory wasn’t a shock. Still, the Saline’s total dominance, especially in the first quarter was a sight to behold.

With the victory Saline improved to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the SEC Red. Huron fell to 0-5 and 0-3 in the SEC Red.

7-Year-Old Boy Murdered in 1935 Finally Honored With Service, Headstone

 09/23/2016 - 16:18

Richard Jr. Streicher, of Ypsilanti, 7, will at last be honored with a formal graveside service and his grave has finally been properly marked with a beautiful headstone.

Richard, the son of Richard and Lucia “Lucy” (Mueller), was murdered in Ypsilanti in 1935 and although there were several investigations over the years, the case remained cold. No killer was ever found. An article that appeared in the Ann Arbor News in late December of 2015 caught the attention of John Sisk Jr. John then started a Go Fund Me page to help raise money to provide a proper gravestone for the child.

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