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Thursday, 2017 Jan 19th

It doesn’t take long to sense the teacher’s passion and see in the innovation in Leigh Ann Roehm’s seventh grade science classroom at Saline Middle School.


Wednesday, 2017 Jan 18th

Adam Rodriguez, the photography instructor at Saline High School for the past seven years, met with a group of his students last week at Carrigan Café. The purpose was to celebrate their work with family and friends.

Logan Dejanovich had his first hat trick as Saline defeated Chelsea 5-4 in varsity ice hockey at the Ice Cube Tuesday night.

Dejanovich scored two goals in the first period and then scored what proved to be the game-winner with 8:18 to play in the third period. Saline won its second straight game to improve to 8-2-1 overall.

“Chelsea’s a really big rival so beating them is big. We got creamed by them last year so coming out and getting this win was big for us,” Dejanovich said.


Tuesday, 2017 Jan 17th

Defense was the story as Saline edged Huron 34-32 in girls’ varsity basketball action at Saline High School Tuesday night.

Saline improved to 7-3 and won its second straight game.

“It was a close game all night long and a good, old-fashioned SEC game. We relied heavily on our defense and got the job done,” Saline head coach Jeff Waltz said.

Saline was down 28-24 heading into the fourth quarter.

Saline head coach Jeff Waltz credited senior Glory Ford for her work in the final frame.


Monday, 2017 Jan 16th

“While it is a wastewater treatment plant, and some odors are unavoidable, the frequency and severity of these odors is simply unacceptable,” said Mayor Brain Marl in his state of the city address.

Issues related to the Saline Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) dominated the discussion in City Council after the inauguration of newly elected council members and the mayor’s address. Both the handling of biosolids and the odor issue were considered.


A new theater company is asking local residents to submit their favorite pictures and the stories behind them. The theater will then bring the stories to life on stage at Eluminous Studios in Saline.

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Sunday, 2017 Jan 15th

Two Hornet faithful have been rewarded for unflagging support of the blue and gold.

Friday night, Saline High School principal David Raft presented lifetime passes to Craig Hoeft and Frank Flores. The passes are good for all SEC athletic events and activities.

Raft said that every school was asked to nominate longtime fans for the passes.


Saline bounced back from a 4-3 overtime loss to Skyline by defeating Riverview 8-0 Saturday. Saline improved to 8-2-1.

Alex Birkle and  Brendan Murphy each scored two goals for Saline, who outshot Riverview 41-12.

Mikhail Lozovoyy scored the only goal of the first period.

In the second the Hornets erupted for four goals. Birkle, Murphy, Dallas Klaassen and Collin Clark scored for Saline. Jack Eberts, Birkle and Murphy added goals in the third period.

The photo gallery with this article is from Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to Skyline at Chelsea’s Arctic Arena.


Saturday, 2017 Jan 14th

Joan Crane passed away Dec. 26, 2016, at the age of 60.

She was born Jan. 15, 1956  in Baltimore, MD. to Robert Byron Crane and Mary Carol Crane.  She is survived by her son Mathew Robert Lougheed, her two sisters Susan Crane and Nancy Crane and her partner Mark Lougheed.  Joan passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Joan graduated from Michigan Tech University with a BA in economics. After graduation Joan went on to open Aurora Yacht Charters that booked Caribbean and Mediterranean vacations.


Local mortgage officer Bill Smith launched Mortgages With a Heart in honor of his late son, Hayden.

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Playing without Sydney Jarvela, injured during a practice, the Hornets improved to 6-3 overall and 4-0 in the SEC Red. Huron edged Pioneer, 43-39, Friday, to improve to 4-0. Huron visits Saline at 7 p.m. next Friday in a battle of the SEC Red’s two unbeaten teams.


Missed free throws in the second quarter and turnovers and technical fouls in the third quarter proved Saline's undoing.


Friday, 2017 Jan 13th

On a blustery Tuesday evening, about three dozen people braved the weather to attend a Strategic Planning Meeting in the cafeteria at Liberty School. The majority of them were city staff, City Council members and local business owners, but other concerned citizens were also there.


Thursday, 2017 Jan 12th

The Bridgewater Bank Tavern hosts country music artist The Dani Jamerson band Friday at 9 p.m.

Since founding The Dani Jamerson Band in 2011, Jamerson has experienced playing sold out venues, weekend bar gigs, festivals, charity events, weddings, private parties, television, and radio.

The Bridgewater Bank is located at 8452 Boettner Road.


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St. Paul United Church of Christ, at 122 W Michigan Avenue, invites you to worship at 10 a.m., Jan. 15 as the church celebrates the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his fight for Social Justice, Human Rights and Compassion. There will be special hymns and music from our youth and sanctuary choirs, scripture from Micah about justice, quotes from Dr. King and prayers to help us live in 2017.

Come mindful of what Dr. King’s legacy means to you. Childcare provided. 


Three rifles were stolen from a GMC Arcadia parked on the 400 block of Dogwood Court. The rifled were last seen by the owners in the hatch area of the car on New Year’s Day.

Stolen items included a Mossberge 12-gauge shotgun, a Mossberge 22 semi-automatic rifle and a Remington 22 semi-automatic rifle. Three rifle cases were also stolen.

Serial numbers given to the police are being checked against serial numbers from pawn shops.

Another Theft on Dogwood

As is customary, Mayor Marl delivered his annual State of the City address at the first Saline City Council meeting of 2017 on January 9. The speech lasted 12 minutes and covered a variety of issues.

He began by acknowledging that he was born and raised in Saline and that this provided him with “extraordinary privileges and opportunities.”

“I strongly believe that to whom much is given much should be expected,” Marl said, paraphrasing Luke 12:48 in the Bible.


CLEMSON, SC (01/11/2017)-- Two Saline students received degrees Dec. 15 from Clemson University.

They are Jeremy Alan Burtt, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, and John Arthur Burtt Jr. who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing


The Saline varsity wrestling team went 1-1 Wednesday in a meet at Saline High School.

Saline defeated Skyline 38-21 and lost to Tecumseh 50-18.

Saline is 5-3 in the SEC and 9-6 overall.

Against Tecumseh, Dan Poupore won by pin at 135. Ethan Capobianco won by decision in OT, 4-2, at 160. At 189 Zach Sabin won with a 7-0 decision. Dylan Powers won by pin at 215.