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Wednesday, 2019 Mar 20th

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is accepting comments on its plans to allow Paxton Resources to inject fluid underground to drill oil in Saline Township.


Saline Area Schools presented the annual String Fling at Saline High School Tuesday night.

Students from grades five through 12 fiddled in front of a large crowd in the gymnasium.

The concert began with the fifth grade orchestra performing Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Then the middle school orchestras played. The first half of the show concluded with a performance by the middle school fiddle club.


The Saline Township Board of Trustees approved the 2019-20 budget at their meeting Monday night. The 2019-20 budget totals $649,086, an increase of $41,505 over the 2018-19 budget.  The board approved budget includes $125,000 and $80,000 for road and bridge repairs. The township went over budget by $13,044 for recycling services.


Saline's Emagine Theatre is screening The Russian Five, the documentary about the Detroit Red Wings' legendary Russian hockey players who helped build Hockeytown. The film documents how former Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch and his staff smuggled Sergei Fedorov, Slava Kozlov and Vladimir Konstantinov into the United States just before the Cold War thawed. Then, coach Scotty Bowman brought Red Army legends Igor Larionov and Slava Fetisov to Detroit. 


Tuesday, 2019 Mar 19th

Natalie June (Klapchuk) Springsteen, age 93, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Saline. She was born on June 9, 1925, in Detroit, the daughter of George and Mary Klapchuk, who had emigrated to this country from the Ukraine and Poland. She was three years old when they to moved to Dowagiac, MI. When she was 4 years old, a talent agent from Hollywood saw her tap dancing and wanted to take her there, but her parents wouldn't let her. The family lived above their lunch restaurant, George's Place, on Beeson Street downtown until she was 14.


Stop in on Wednesday, March 20 from 11:30am-1pm and taste 10 different chili recipes. 

Competitors are:

Saline Area Fire Department
Saline Area Police Department
Saline Liberty Club
Saline Farmer's Market
The Alternative Chef
Heartland Health Care
Saline Area Schools Transportation
Smokehouse 52
Brewed Awakenings
Oscar's Sports & Grill


This event is open to all. $5 entrance fee.

SASC is located behind Saline Middle School.

While Saline has joined a coalition of communities working toward long-term recycling efficiencies and improvements, there are pressing short-term considerations, too.


Monday, 2019 Mar 18th

The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Saline paid tribute to Saline's most dedicated citizens at the Saline Salutes banquet, Friday, at EHM Senior Solutions. About 100 people attended the event.

Citizen of the Year went to David and Priscilla Olsen, known for their community volunteerism. The Olsens are snowbirds and couldn't attend because they'd previously committed to attend a wedding. Gretchen Waters spoke on behalf of the Olsens and read a letter from David Olsen.


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Sunday, 2019 Mar 17th

Betty Jean Danneffel, age 92, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Saline.

She was born on June 4, 1926 in Grosse Pointe, the daughter of Herman N. and Marie (Burlingame) Bruce.

Betty was employed by the University of Michigan from January 1, 1960 to November 1, 1991, and was the Manager of Faculty and Staff Records for much of her career there. She was a member of the University of Michigan M Club, as an avid fan of all U of M sports; the Ann Arbor Civic Club; and was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Saline for many years, serving as Secretary from 1993 to 2008.


Robert Leroy Stapleton of Milan, Mich., age 90, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his home.

Thousands braved icy roads and early morning snow squalls to visit the Saline Spring Craft Show at Saline Middle School Sunday morning. Organizers say the early morning crowds were a little lighter than normal because of the weather. But as road conditions improved but low temperatures and blustery wind remained, the popular spring craft show in a warm gymnasium became a more inviting idea.


Saturday, 2019 Mar 16th

We contacted Saline’s favorite beer-serving restaurants and checked their social media pages to provide you this guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Saline.


Salt Springs Brewery
117 S. Ann Arbor St

Food, Drinks & Fun

The annual Saline Spring Craft Show takes place at Saline Middle School from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16.

The show will feature handmade products by crafters from all over the seven states in the categories of clothing, jewelry, wood, knitting/crocheting, floral, hand painted and tole painting, handmade products and much more. Peter Cottontail will be available for pictures and children's activities, including face painting and a caricaturist, will also be featured from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Admission is $4.


Friday, 2019 Mar 15th

The second annual Artis Gras raised more than $3,000 for Salt Valley Arts, a non-profit community arts organization headquartered in the old Saline Community Hospital on Russell Street.

Arts & Entertainment
Members of Viva Voce Youth Choir sing the national anthem before the Harlem Globetrotters game on February 1.

While the temperatures the last couple months have been bitterly cold, the spirit surrounding the Viva Voce Youth Choir has been one of warmth and giving. The singers have had a busy winter, and their momentum will continue throughout the spring.

While the temperatures the last couple months have been bitterly cold, the spirit surrounding the Viva Voce Youth Choir has been one of warmth and giving. The singers have had a busy winter, and their momentum will continue throughout the spring.

Two students in the South & West Washtenaw Consortium culinary arts program medalled at the regional and will move on to the state competition.

Lucas Schultz placed second and took silver in culinary arts.

Elliot Hill took third and earned bronze in restaurant service.

The regional took place at Oakland Community College Feb. 8. Schultz and Hill compete at the state competition held at Grand Rapids Community College April. 6.