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Monday, 2012 Oct 29th

Dr. Rob Borer sent this in Monday.


The votes have been counted and the winners have been identified.  Congratulations to Saline Parks and Recreationfor their FIRST PLACE winning entry.

SECOND PLACE goes to Leo Babcock and his "Tin Man" entry.

THIRD PLACE goes to Zoe Borer and Denisse Wagner (which has taken a beating by the high hurricane winds lately)

Saline Area Schools School Board Trustee David Holden says Proposal 2 will undo reforms that helped the school district put money in the classroom.



Saline Police are asking the public to help identify three people suspected of stealing items from Junga’s Ace Hardware Oct. 20.

Employees at Junga’s Ace Hardware were doing an inventory check when they noticed several Sawzall blades and a Rotozip spiral saw were missing.

Surveillance video showed thefts taking place between 2:19 and 2:22 p.m. Oct. 20. The suspects are two white males and a white female, all of whom appear to be in their 20s, according to police.

Police & Fire

To the editor:

I am writing in support of Gretchen Driskell for representative of the 52nd Michigan District based on her twelve year record of public service as Mayor of Saline. During her tenure, she has sensed that education and business go hand-in-hand. Her way to court and retain economic status of our town was to find progressive businesses,  such as Liebherr  (from our sister city in Germany),  and introduce them to the quality public educational  program awaiting their families within the Saline Area Schools.


Rosenberger becomes the second manager of the young organization.

Community News

Saline Finished the regatta with 6 medals in 10 races.

The performing show choir presents the famous Dr. Seuss holiday production Dec. 14-15 at Saline Middle School.

Arts & Entertainment


We are proud to support Brian Marl for Mayor of the City of Saline. Brian understands the importance of economic development to a community’s long-term success, and he is passionate about our city. Brian has deep roots in this community, and that is demonstrated in the time he devotes to Saline in his service on City Council, his church and in community organizations. He clearly has a vision for the future, and we are confident that his leadership abilities will make him an effective and forward-thinking mayor.

Walt and Nancy Byers



I’m writing this letter to convey my support of Brian Marl for Mayor. I have become informed about both candidates during recent years, and can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that Brian is more accessible and engaged with people in this community. Every time I have had a question or concern, Brian has been willing to help resolve the problem, and has always been expedient, approachable and professional in doing so. I am sure that Brian will serve all of Saline residents and taxpayers very well as Mayor.  Please vote for Marl for Saline Mayor.




To the Editor:

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter in support of the candidacy of Brian Marl for the mayor of Saline. As the former Superintendent of Saline Area Schools, I have had the opportunity to watch him grow into the thoughtful, hardworking person he is today.

When I attended his campaign kick-off, I marveled at this ability to speak to the issues with such depth and understanding. His passion for Saline and his willingness to listen make him a great choice.


The Saline Craft Show returns to Saline Middle School Nov. 10.


Sunday, 2012 Oct 28th

Saline High School runners put on a show at Lake Erie Metropark Saturday in the MHSAA Division 1 regional championship.

Elianna Shwayder was crowned individual champ for the second straight year and the Hornet girls had a historic 1-through-7 sweep to win their 11th straight regional title.

Saline's seven runners took the first seven places at Saturday's Division 1 Regional at Lake Erie Metropark.


Saline junior Elianna Shwayder ran Saline's fastest regional time since 2005.


Saturday, 2012 Oct 27th

A senior class committed to improving wiped away any doubts anyone might have had about this year's cross country team.


The Saline High School varsity football team advanced to the next round of the playoffs and tied a school record with its ninth win of the season Friday night in a 16-14 defeat of Bedford at Hornet Stadium.

This gallery features pictures from the game and around the stadium.

For more on the game, see this story.

Friday, 2012 Oct 26th

Saline scored 16 early points and then held on to beat Bedford 16-14.


Doris C. Lindemann, age 98, of Saline, passed away on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at the Saline Evangelical Home.

She was born on April 4, 1914 in Ann Arbor, the daughter of Herman “Dick” and Ermene (Briggs) Knop. On May 5, 1945, she married Robert G. Lindemann and he survives.



Saline High School principal Julie Helber has been on the job since July 1. Now that school has been in session for nearly two months, we thought it would be a good time to check in and see how things are going.

We thank her for taking the time to answer our questions.


Where did you grow up?

I grew up in a suburb of Flint, Michigan in a town called Rankin.  It is near Grand Blanc.

You studied kinesiology at U of M. How did you decide education was the field for you?