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Saturday, 2017 Oct 21st

Halloween season is underway in Saline.

About 325 people visited the Saline Rec Center for the sold-out Boo Bash.

The kids, and even moms and dads in some cases, were decked out in their Halloween costumes. They received treats on the second floor of the Rec Center from staff and from local businesses.

Then they returned to the first floor for a pizza dinner and dancing to music spun by the father and son team from Prime Tyme Entertainment.

Thursday, events were held in the schools.

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Belleville Defeated Bedford 27-24 in overtime Friday night – which likely means Saline will visit Canton in the opening round of the MHSAA Division 1 football playoffs.

Most of the Snooze2You.com playoff football bracket projections have had Saline (7-1), Belleville (9-0) and Canton (8-1) in the same district. Belleville entered the week with

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Friday, 2017 Oct 20th

DICKS, Timothy Allan – age 74, of Fenton, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 22, 2017 under the care of his friend and physician Dr. Jeffery Bossenberger. Funeral service  was held September 26, 2017 at Sharp Funeral Home in Fenton, with Rev. Dean Dumbrille officiating. Interment followed at Millington Cemetery.

Obituaries

Saline ran well at the final SEC girls cross country jamboree of the season, held Thursday at Mill Pond Park, but it wasn’t enough to catch conference-leading Pioneer.

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It was a familiar refrain at the final SEC boys cross country jamboree of the season.

Pioneer, led by individual champion Nick Foster, won the meet and captured the SEC Title.

Saline, led by third place finisher Anthony DeKraker, finished second and took second overall in the conference.

Pioneer won with 30 points. Saline finished with 61 points and held off a charge from Skyline, which finished with 68 points.

Foster won the race in 15:29, 13 seconds faster than Skyline’s Anthony Giannobile.

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ALLENDALE -- Saline is in third place after one day of action at the MHSAA Division 1 Girls Finals Tournament at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University.

The Hornets scored 326 and sit 15 strokes behind Traverse City. Brighton is in second, two strokes back of the leaders.

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Saline Area Social Service needs 10 volunteers to help with some outside landscaping tomorrow, Saturday (10/21/17) from 9am-1pm. We had a new parking lot constructed, and need to replace some soil, plant grass, and plant a few shrubs. If you can help, text:734-646-0172 or email: Jamail.Aikens@gmail.com. Please bring yard tools: wheelbarrows, rakes and shovels.

Saline Area Social Service is a nonprofit organization that serves children and families in need in the community with food and other emergency assistance.  SalineSocialService.com

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Little Green Apple Hallmark carries Duke Cannon products in Saline

There are conflicting stories about the origin of Sweetest Day — when it started, how, who it was thought to benefit, and why. Today many people feel that its definition has become more pointed, akin to a boiled-down Valentine's Day. In practical terms, this third Saturday in October provides an opportunity to pause and reflect for a single day on the summation of an important relationship that's undoubtedly a whole lot bigger.

Advice

It doesn’t feel like autumn these days. At least not until the sun sets.

But here we are and it’s already the third weekend of October. Thanks for filling up our free community calendar. Register with our website and post events to get in future articles and our daily newsletter.

Here are a few things for you and your family or friends to do in and around Saline this weekend.

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The City of Saline today announced a forum and luncheon for local small business owners, leaders, and potential entrepreneurs at the end of this month.

“The Saline Community is proud to host our 5th annual small business summit,” said Mayor Brian Marl. “It goes without saying, our entrepreneurs and small business operators have strengthened our City in innumerable ways.  Accordingly, we are always eager to find new ways to support them and ensure our community remains an outstanding place to do business in.”

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One of Saline High School's greatest student athletes was recognized at last Friday’s football game.

Jessica Ping attended Saline High School from 1989 to 1993. During those four years she played four years of varsity basketball, four years of varsity volleyball, three years of varsity track and field and one season of varsity softball.

She finished her basketball career as the all-time leader in free throws made and was the second all-time leading scorer.

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Thursday, 2017 Oct 19th

Sophomore Erin Reilly scored the hat trick as Saline defeated Ladywood, 4-0, to advance to the elite eight in the Michigan High School Field Hockey Association playoffs.

Elaina Height also scored for the Hornets. Julia Bentley recorded the shutout in goal.

Saline will play the winner of the Marian-Detroit Country Day game in the quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Saline High School. The winner advances to the semifinals Thursday at Pioneer.

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UPDATE

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office announced this afternoon that deputies determined that a school bus driver was on official business when attempting to pick up a child in Ypsilanti Township this morning.

Around 7:20 a.m. the police received a call from someone complaining that a suspicious school bus attempted to pick up a child near Tyler and Buick in Ypsilanti Township. According to the original report spray paint covered the name of the school district. The child did not step on to the bus and the driver sped off.

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Lorena Dorothy Dieterle, 90, of Saline, Michigan passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017 with her family by her side. 

Lorena was born on June 1, 1927 to the late Waldo E. Haab and Olga (Hirth) Haab. 

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Myrtle France Schafer, of Saline and formerly of Tecumseh, went peacefully to be with her Lord on October 17, 2017.

God blessed her with 94 good years of loving and serving Him and her family. Myrtle was born on February 5, 1923 in Wyandotte, the daughter of Joseph and Frieda (Sell) Schafer. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wyandotte.

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My last post (Health Wise: The Change Process) introduced the steps of the “change process”. One important step towards change is perseverance. That “stick-to-it-ness” is the driving force behind creating new habits or changing old ones. The good news is that our bodies are actually wired to help us change and grow for the better! It’s all thanks to a little brain molecule called dopamine.

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Gerry's Tire & Alignment, Saline 12 east

Halfway into October, many of the trees along East Michigan Avenue haven't yet started to drop their leaves. Residential neighbors can still be heard out mowing their lawns. There must be a few days left in 2017 for dropping the tops on convertibles before those guilty-pleasure cars go into storage for the winter. Maybe so. But another season of Michigan driving weather is certain to come and now is the time to prepare your vehicle for whatever Mother Nature has in her forecasts.

Advice

Dr. Andrew Schneider has enjoyed the benefits of chiropractic care since he was a kid.

Thursday evening, Schneider and his wife Kelsey celebrated the grand opening of their own practice, Steadfast Chiropractic, located at 974 E. Michigan Ave., in The Oaks shopping center.

Business

Saline firefighters freed an injured woman trapped in her vehicle early Wednesday morning.

Firefighters were dispatched to a crash at Macon and Jordon roads in Saline Township around 6:05 a.m.

The cause of the crash wasn’t clear.

The woman was transported to hospital by Huron Valley Ambulance with injuries that were not considered life threatening, according to Fire Chief Craig Hoeft.

 

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For more than half the Michigan high school boys’ soccer teams, the season is over. But after two playoff victories, including Wednesday’s 4-0 victory over Woodhaven, Saline is alive and well, and hoping the post-season is just getting started.

Ryan Nichols scored twice and Zeke Gray and Jack Fenelon also scored for the Hornets. Sam Herner, called up from junior varsity to replace the injured Quinn Fox, posted the shutout.

Saline plays Bedford for the district championship at noon Saturday.

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