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Saturday, 2018 Apr 07th

Joseph Louis Rodgers 83, of Saline, Michigan passed away very peacefully on Friday, April 6, 2018 with his family by his side.

Joe was born on December 16, 1934 in St. Louis, MO to the late Louis and Nettie (Booher) Rodgers.

Joe is survived by his wife Donna Rodgers; three daughters, Pamela McLaughlin, Deborah Braun and Julie Johns; six grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his sister Patricia Bowers.


Saline’s varsity boys’ lacrosse team improved to 3-0 with a 16-4 victory over Toledo St. John’s Friday at Saline High School.


Livingston County soccer teams haven’t been kind to the Saline Varsity girls soccer team so far this year.

Brighton scored on a breakaway with 2:35 to play in the second half as Brighton defeated Saline, 1-0. Saline fell to 0-2. The Hornets lost the season opener to Hartland.


Friday, 2018 Apr 06th

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is pleased to announce an additional 12 road projects that will improve 22 miles of county road. This work is made possible thanks to the unexpected $175 million in state road funding approved by the Michigan Legislature in February. WCRC expects to receive approximately $2 million from this latest road funding legislation.


Anna Louise (Spatafore) Ventura, 96, born Oct. 19, 1921, (known as Louise and Nunnie) went home to the Everlasting Arms of Jesus on Good Friday, March 30, 2018.

She was a woman of great faith with a servant’s heart! She lived life full and well! She showered and nurtured everyone she touched with a Mother’s heart of love. She was deeply loved by her family and friends. She knew Jesus as her Savior, and liked the scripture “Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6. Her motto for living life was Cherish Yesterday, Dream of Tomorrow, Live Today.


Cassie Anderson scored three goals and Eleanor Smith scored twice as Saline defeated Pioneer, 5-4, in varsity water polo action Thursday at Pioneer.

Katie Wagner was strong in goal for the Hornets.



The Saline Police Department is searching for a suspect believed to have stolen jewelry and envelope full of cash from The Salvation Army store on the 400 block of East Michigan Avenue in Saline March 30. An employee called police after he noticed an envelope contain $390 had gone missing.

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Karen Delhey will not seek another term on the Saline Area Schools Board of Education – meaning there will be at least one new face on the board in 2019.

Delhey said she’s loved her time serving on the board, but believes it’s time to move on and allow others to serve.

“With my youngest graduating next year and an empty nest in my future, I don’t know where I will land and can’t commit to another six years,” Delhey said. “I am so thankful I had the opportunity to serve.”

Delhey was first elected to the board in 2012 with Dianne Friese.


Saline’s Summerfest – one of our community’s premier annual events – is seeking new volunteers to help again bring this super hometown celebration’s activities and attractions to the streets of Downtown Saline this coming summer.


It's officially spring now, which means summer is finally on the horizon. In the classroom, that means students (and let's be honest, teachers as well) are counting down the days!


On April 11 Saline Area Schools will take part in Most Likely to Succeed’s worldwide campaign to re-imagine education. The acclaimed film Most Likely to Succeed offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of – if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s to


It’s the first weekend of April and despite the cold weather, it’s time to get out and about. Fortunately, there’s plenty to do right here in Saline.

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Chris Peters scored six goals to pace Saline to a 14-2 victory over Brother Rice in varsity boys’ lacrosse action Thursday. Saline improved to 2-0.


Thursday, 2018 Apr 05th

(The following statement was issued by City of Saline Mayor Brian Marl this evening)

Mayor Brian Marl today announced that he will seek reelection for a fourth term. "It's humbling, being able to serve the community that I grew up in and have called 'home' all my life,” the Mayor said. “I'm excited about the work we're doing, in particular, our focus on economic development projects, as well as growing and diversifying our tax base - which will help to ensure our community's vitality in years to come."


The Saline Coaltion for a Quality Community met for its monthly meeting Wednesday. Roy Townsend, managing director of Washtenaw County Road Commission, and Emily Kizer, communications coordinator for WCRC, spoke with CQC.

They presented the following:

  • This winter season, WCRC used 26,000 tons of salt, compared to 18,000 last year.

  • This year, WCRC used between 3,000 and 4,000 tons of coal patch on the roads, compared to 1,200 last year.


Wednesday, 2018 Apr 04th

The Foundation for Saline Area Schools (FSAS) will be hosting the 2018 Spring Open House and Recognition Program, with a unique opportunity to see the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War.


The Michigan State Police will be cracking down on distracted drivers.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month and the Michigan State Police is part of the national “U Drive, U Text, U Pay” high-visibility enforcement campaign.  The campaign has two goals -- to conduct enforcement of distracted driving laws and to advertise these efforts on social media and the media.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made a surprise visit to Saline April 4 to talk with high school students and staff about school safety. The visit, kept under wraps at the request of the governor’s staff, was the first of several the governor plans at Michigan schools, according to people in attendance.


The Saline Area Schools district announced its calendar for the 2019-20 school year on April 4.

The new calendar outlines a school year that will begin before Labor Day. The change in the start prompted the district to reach out to families far earlier than normal.

"Unlike previous calendar releases, this one was released a year and a half ahead of time so that families have enough time this year to plan their summer in 2019," Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden said.

The 2018-19 school year will begin Sept. 4, on the Tuesday after Labor Day.


Growing in popularity, the Sounds and Sights Festival will hold its sixth Chalk Art Contest on Saturday, July 28, 2018.  Participants of all abilities and age

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