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Friday, 2019 May 10th

The Saline baseball community is rallying of Dave Sontag, the coach who helped finally bring a state championship to the Hornets.


Test drive a new Ford from Briarwood Ford Saturday at Harvest Elementary School and you can help raise up to $8,000 for Saline Area Schools music programs.


Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a fast-casual cafe, is a fast-growing chain that has plans to open in the Saline area.

The drive-through restaurant will open at 6983 E. Michigan Ave., in Pittsfield Township, just east of Moon Road, in the former Bank of America location.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe serves wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and smoothies.


The Michigan High School Athletic Association enacted a number of rule changes regarding postseason play during its annual summer meeting, as basketball and soccer will see the addition of seeing at the district level, and the process used to select playoff teams for football will be adjusted to reward teams that play more successful opponents.


The Saline Farmers Market is outdoors in downtown Saline Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot behind Benny's.

Here are the vendors.



Herb Brooks, the iconic coach of the 1980 U.S. Olympic ice hockey team defeated the Soviet Union in a thrilling 4-3 win.  Brooks kept telling his team “play your game, just play your game” after the team took the lead with ten minutes left in the game. 


Thursday, 2019 May 09th

Council discussed PFAS found in the groundwater - far from the city's drinking wells, parking enforcement and much more.


The Washtenaw County Road Commission announced three new projects on Ann Arbor-Saline Road in Lodi and Pittsfield Townships in 2019.

Here’s a summary of the planned improvements: 


Recently the Saline Area Lions Club heard a presentation from Tammera Bollman, Director at The Harold and Kay Peplau Therapeutic Riding Center---home of Therapeutic Riding Inc.--and, as a result, Club members ventured out to the facility to make a donation to help them in the continuance of their outstanding efforts.


The Saline Hornets girls’ softball team got back into action Wednesday afternoon after experiencing six game cancellations due to rain and poor field conditions. The lady Hornets hosted the Lincoln Railsplitters, an SEC White division rival currently sporting a 16-2 record.


Wednesday, 2019 May 08th

Andrew Birkle interviews former Saline baseball coach Scott Theisen in episode 2 of What's the Buzz. Theisen talks about building the baseball culture at Saline High School, winning a championship and why he decided to retire.


Robert D. Redies (Bob to all his friends and family), 86, passed away after an extended battle with congestive heart disease on Monday, May 6, 2019. He was born February 1, 1933 the son of Edward and Leta (Fenner) Redies. Bob graduated from Ann Arbor St. Thomas High School in 1952 and then entered service in the US Army where he served in Germany.  Upon discharge, he went to work, along with the rest of his family, at his Dad’s company, R & B Machine Tool Co. Inc., in Saline. On August 6, 1955 he married Elizabeth J. Redies who preceded him in death on August 30, 2010.


Collin Clark and Fiona Morcom were crowned king and queen at the Saline High School prom, held Saturday at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center.

Below is a gallery of photos of students at the event.

Saline’s varsity baseball team defeated Huron, 8-1, Tuesday, at Saline High School. In winning their 12th straight game, Saline improved to 16-3 overall and remained unbeaten in the SEC Red, with an 8-0 record.


Saline City Council meets Wednesday night at city hall. The meeting was postponed from Monday due to a lack of quorum. Mayor Brian Marl and Councillors Jack Ceo and Linda TerHaar are in the United Kingdom visiting with friends from Brecon, Wales - which is one of Saline's sister cities. A fourth member of council, Christen Mitchell, was unable to attend Monday because her vehicle broke down near Traverse City Monday morning.

Council begins its meeting at 6 p.m. with a work session the budget.  The regular meeting begins at 7 p.m. Council will discuss:


Tuesday, 2019 May 07th

Continuing on our journey to shed some light on the challenging and important process of accurate diagnosing in mental health, we have another case we want to share with you. Hopefully this behind-the-scenes look at our process helps demystify psychological testing and diagnosing!

Here is another “Aha!” moment that we encountered:


Saline Main Street is now accepting sponsorships for the 2019 Be Bloomin’ Downtown Beautification Project. If you love flowers and the greening of Downtown Saline each summer, we invite you to sponsor a Be Bloomin’ hanging flower basket!


Downtown Saline

Joyce Marion Hession, age 82, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Chelsea.

Joyce was born on September 20, 1936 in Ironwood, the daughter of the late August and Lillian (Manninen) Kangas. On August 15, 1957 in Angola, IN, she married Charles M. Hession, and he preceded her in death on December 26, 2010.

Joyce was a big Detroit Tigers fan and loved U of M sports but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren. One of Joyce’s favorite quotes was “If you can’t laugh, at least giggle”.