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Thursday, 2012 Oct 04th

Today we ask Saline City Council candidates about city services and taxes that fund them,

There are three open seats on Saline City Council in the November election. Incumbents David Rhoads and Dean Girbach are seeking re-election. Lee Bourgoin, the city’s former finance director, is also on the ballot.

The Saline Post sent questions to all three candidates. Rhoads and Girbach supplied answers while Bourgoin did not.

Here is today's question.


The leases will allow Mangiamo Italian Grill and Brecon Grille to have outdoor seating in the alley behind their restaurants.


Monday's Saline Community Jam, which is aimed at building awareness around bullying, is moving indoors.


The move will allow people to also visit the Foundation for Saline Area Schools' open house, which also takes place at Saline Middle School.


Wednesday, 2012 Oct 03rd

Mayoral candidates Brian Marl and Glenn Law talk about the three biggest issues facing the city.


Today, Saline City Council candidates talk about the three biggest issues facing the city.


Rep. Mark Ouimet talks about the Implementation of tax reforms that are beginning to take effect, including a slightly lower income tax rate.



There were no serious injuries in a peculiar car crash and fire on South Maple Road in Saline Township Tuesday afternoon.

At about 4 p.m., the Saline Area Fire Department was dispatched to the site of a car fire on South Maple Road near Saline-Milan Road. Firefighters found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. While putting out the fire, firefighters noticed the front of the vehicle was damaged and airbags were deployed, said Saline Fire Chief Craig Hoeft.  It appeared the vehicle had struck a tree, Hoeft said.

But what the firefighters couldn’t find was a driver.

Police & Fire

The Friends of the Celtic Festival was able to bank more than $8,000 after paying the city $10,000 to ensure the festival broke even.


Tuesday, 2012 Oct 02nd

Emily White shot a 77 to help Saline to a solid seventh place finish at the Suntel Invitational at the Birmingham Country Club Monday.

The Lady Hornets golf club came in with a score of 360 to place seventh in a field that included many of the state's top teams. Grosse Pointe South won the tournament with a score of 332.

White's score of 77 tied her for third overall. Freshman Samantha Kellstrom continued her stellar play with a score of 84. Stacy Cruz shot a 97 and Louisa Antonelli shot a 102 to complete the Hornets scoring.


The Lady Hornets improved to 7-2 in the SEC.


The city purchased the Karpenski property in 2011 for $100,000.



A 44-year-old Manitou Beach man was transported to hospital after his motorcycle was struck Sept. 26.

Just after 5 p.m., an eastbound Mercury Sable driven by a 74-year-old Milan woman turned left into the Busch’s parking lot when it struck a westbound motorcycle

The motorcyclist did not have time to avoid the crash, according to a Saline Police report.

He was separated from his motorcycle and transported to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital by Huron Valley Ambulance. The woman was cited for failure to yield.

Police & Fire

Today's Question for Mayoral Candidates Brian Marl and Glenn Law is, what principles and beliefs guide you in public service?


Today we ask Saline City Council candidates which principles and beliefs guide their public service.


The Saline Rec Center needs certified lifeguards who available to start immediately.

Shifts are available mornings, days, evenings and weekends. Applications can be downloaded from www.cityofsaline.org/parks. Applicants can also ontact Stephanie Ferguson at [email protected] by calling 734-429-3502 ext. 2511.

Applicants must be American Red Cross Lifeguard certified.

As the officers were recognized, it was pointed out that it took a taser from Pittsfield Township to end the incident without serious injury.

Police & Fire

Monday, 2012 Oct 01st

David Rhoads, Dean Girbach and Lee Bourgoin are running for three available seats on city council.


Who will be Saline High School 2012 Homecoming Queen and Mr. Pretty Legs?

Find out Friday night at halftime of the football game between Saline and Ann Arbor Huron.

The nominees for Homecoming Queen are Kelly Hall, Devin Wetzel, Chelsea Leathers and Melissa Ungkuldee. 

The Homecoming Court includes freshmen Brittany Raines and Matt Eby, sophomores Abby Rentschler and Logan Wetzel and juniors Laurel Budrich and Chase Campbell.


The seniors kicked off Homecoming week by winning the Powder Puff Football Tournament Sunday night at Saline High School.

The juniors might have had three of the four members of the state champion 4-by-100 track and field team, but the seniors showed why its important to respect your elders, winning 35-0 in the championship game.

Melissa Needham ran for two touchdowns, Amanda Luurtsema and Liz Gentile each ran for a touchdown and QB Randi Bennett passed to Caitlin Ellis for the other senior touchdown.