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Wednesday, 2018 Jan 03rd

A small sewage spill was cleaned up at the River Ridge community Wednesday morning in Saline Township.


Monday, 2018 Jan 01st

Janet Deaton at Best Western Premier in Southfield Michigan

As we all know, the new Saline hotel will be a Best Western Premier. A lot has been written about the process of getting all sorts of ducks in a row to begin construction.

But I haven't seen anyone describe what it felt like to spend the night as a guest at one of these prestige properties. So I booked a room at the Best Western Premier in Southfield — at my own expense. During the holidays, I stayed there with my husband, Dell.

Here's what that experience was like for us.


Sunday, 2017 Dec 31st

32-year-old Desten Houge, of Ypsilanti, was killed in a head-on collision on Michigan Avenue Saturday evening.

Police & Fire

On Thursday, December 28, 2017, surrounded by family, Lewis S. Ellis Jr. left this life to join the family and friends that went before him.

Lewis was born on November 11, 1946 to Elaine and Lewis S. Ellis Sr. From November 1963 to February 1968 he honorably served in the U.S. Navy. In 1970, he joined the Ford Team, retiring as a supervisor after 30 years. In retirement he worked as a security guard at Lewis Jewelers.


Jeanne Patricia Buckley Learman, 73,  of Saline, lived an uncommonly purpose-driven and meaningful life, a life of selfless service, generosity of spirit, a tireless work ethic, loving dedication to family and friends, and a seemingly endless supply of energy for fun, all with a twinkle in her smiling Irish eyes. She died peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, after a long and determined, well-fought battle with cancer. 

The Saline Post "Sports" Forum added its tenth new topic this past week.

Appropriate to the last day of 2017, here's a look at the articles and Forum topics that garnered the most reader input during this past week on The Saline Post.

Topping the articles list, Tran Longmoore's annual production featuring local talent in collaboration to sing "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

"Health Wise: Soaring through the Holidays in Gratitude" came in second.


Saturday, 2017 Dec 30th

One person was killed in a head-on collision on Michigan Avenue in Pittsfield Township Saturday evening.

The crash occurred just west of the entrance to Warner Creek subdivision, or a couple hundred yards west of the Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety.

Pittsfield Police Lt. Sean McCormick confirmed a fatality in a head-on collision but otherwise declined to comment on the incident.

Police & Fire

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory which will be in effect from 10 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to fall between zero and 10 degrees below zero. Wind chills are expected to fall to as low as -15.

The cold wind chill can cause frost bite in as little as 15 minutes, according to the NWS.

People outdoors are advised to cover their skin and to wear a hat and gloves.


Trash and recycling pickup will be delayed one more day for some City of Saline residents.

The following message is from City of Saline Manager Todd Campbell


Friday, 2017 Dec 29th

Waste Management was not able to complete regular trash and recycling pickup in the City of Saline today due to extremely heavy volumes and the onset of bad weather, according to City of Saline Manager Todd Campbell. 

Waste Management will return on Saturday, Dec. 30 to complete Friday's pickup and Saturday’s pickup as well. 

Please contact the non-emergency Saline police dispatch number at 429-7911 with questions/comments. 


Salt Valley Arts offers a number of art classes for any skill level

January is known as a time of restarts, renewals, and resolutions, and setting goals that we sometimes forget by the beginning of spring.  A new year is a good time to challenge ourselves to try something new, or return to something we haven’t tried in a while.  This year, why not dust off those art supplies, or order some new ones, and take an art class?  Good news, you don’t have to go very far to find one.

Arts & Entertainment

The Washtenaw Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing a complaint against a Britton man accused of pointing a handgun at a Saline man Dec. 26.

On Dec. 26, a 31-year-old Saline man called police to complain that 24-year-old Britton man pointed a handgun at him during an altercation near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Sage Court (located off Industrial Drive).

Police & Fire

Kenneth George Feldkamp, of Clinton, age 64, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at his home. 

Kenneth was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on September 10, 1953 to the late Milton and Margaret (Finkbeiner) Feldkamp. 

Ken married Nancy Haynes on July 22, 1978 in Ann Arbor, MI. 


Thursday, 2017 Dec 28th


Holidays bring back refreshing memories from the past. Times that we have spent with our loved ones, memories of delicious meals cooked together, and the never-ending midnight conversations that we have after reuniting with a long lost friend.



Celebrate and bid farewell to 2017 this New Year’s Eve at Salt Springs Brewery! Come and enjoy an amazing spread of food along with the area’s tastiest craft beers….and a few special releases.  Music, along with all of the NYE party favors will fill the air as we eat, dance and sip our way to 2018.

When: 8pm to 1am
What’s included:

Food, Drinks & Fun

Wednesday, 2017 Dec 27th

The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory that is in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.


Tuesday, 2017 Dec 26th

The Salvation Army drop-off location, Saline MI

Getting the "wrong" presents for holiday occasions is a real issue. It has become so common that "gift receipts" may rival greeting cards as package enclosures.

Thinking of making a return? Research shows that today is the third worst day of the year to be out shopping (first is Black Friday, followed by Super Saturday).

Thankfully, Saline has alternatives. Donate those gifts to the underprivileged instead.


Sunday, 2017 Dec 24th

Christmas Eve Snowfall Is Making Saline Roads Slippery

National Weather Service Detroit has been updating its forecast for today over the last twenty-four hours.

As of 3:00 this afternoon, they were predicting total snowfall accumulations of 2" to 7" over the course of an event that began around the lunch hour.

See for the latest updates online. You can also Follow @NWSDetroit on Twitter.