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Tuesday, 2012 Nov 20th

Mayor-elect Brian Marl invited all Saline residents to join him for an upcoming coffee hour event to hear their questions and concerns.



With my state House tenure concluding at the end of the year, I'd like to take this time to thank everyone for giving me the immense honor of representing them at the Michigan Capitol.

Voting on key issues on the state House floor is certainly a big part of the job, but more importantly to me was the ongoing role of helping local residents with their issues and concerns.  I will forever cherish my interactions with the people of the 52nd House District, and how gratifying it was to be able to help them in some small way to improve their lives. 


Here's a brief run down of the action at Monday's Saline City Council meeting.


Monday, 2012 Nov 19th

Saline resident Walt Byers, recently named Saline District President for the Bank of Ann Arbor, said construction should be finished in December and the opening should take place after the holidays.


Saline's swimmers set school records in six of 12 events at Saturday's state meet.

Sunday, 2012 Nov 18th

The annual Hometown Holiday concert takes place Dec. 2 at Saline High School. Residents can drop off toys at the Saline Area Fire Department.

Community News

The Saline High School girls swim and dive battled for a state championship at Saturday's MHSAA Division 1 championship in Holland.

Saline finished third behind the champs from Holland West Ottawa and Farmington Hills Mercy.

For coverage of the event, click here.

For the official results, click here.


Saturday, 2012 Nov 17th

The Saline Hornets clawed, fought and swam for every last point, right down to the last meet, but they settled for third place at Saturday’s MHSAA Division 1 championship girls’ swim and dive meet at the Holland Aquatics Center.

Saline finished with 266 points, 27.5 points behind the champions from Holland West Ottawa and six points behind Farmington Hills Mercy.

Saline coach Todd Brunty said he was proud of the way his team competed.


Friday, 2012 Nov 16th

An open house for Gage will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Harold's Barbershop.


Saline has some work to do, but they're in the hunt for their third swim and dive state championship in four years.

Saline did enough Friday to stay in the hunt for a state title. Saturday, they hope to win their third title in four years.


The sharpshooting guard averaged 16 points as a sophomore and missed his entire junior year with an injury. Now Reece Dils is back to 100 percent an anxious to begin his senior year basketball season for the Hornets.


Thursday, 2012 Nov 15th

11 Hornets are in Holland Friday and Saturday, hoping help Saline win its third swim and dive championship in 4 years.



Mayor-Elect Brian Marl visited recently with two of his former teachers who he says helped to shape his interest in and passion for public service. Marl was elected last week, and will begin his term of service as Mayor of Saline in January. Both educators, Ms. Pam Wickman and Mrs. Teri Bunting, still work within Saline Area Schools.


As Saline Area Social Service prepares to deliver Thanksgiving baskets to more than 100 area homes, the shelves at the food pantry are bare. Local residents can also support the agency's adopt-a-family program to help provide holiday gifts for close to 150 households.

Community News

Setting aside partisanship, members of the Saline Ministerial Association led a worship service that focused on what united them: a desire for God to guide and connect people of good faith and differing opinions to work together to solve the nation's problems.

Saline High School divers Miranda Eberle and Nikki Kermath competed in the MHSAA Division 1 Regional at Ann Arbor Huron last weekend. 

Eberle, a freshman, finished 15th with a score of 321.90. Kermath was 19th with a score of 228.70.

Both finished outside of the top 12 and missed the chance to advance to this weekend's swim and dive final.

Saline swim and dive coach Todd Brunty said both girls did well in a tough regional.


Wednesday, 2012 Nov 14th


The Saline Area Fire Department extinguished a fire at Associated Spring Wednesday morning.

The department was dispatched to the scene at approximately 7:45 a.m., said Fire Chief Hoeft.

Machinery caught on fire because of a malfunctioning exhaust system. Hoeft said materials plugged the chimney and a fire started.

The department extinguished the fire. Associated Spring shut down operations for a few hours as the machinery was taken apart. Operations have resumed, Hoeft said.

Police & Fire

Mayor Driskell honored a long-time city volunteer, the city council took a big step in an important wastewater treatment plant improvement, and the city received high marks in the audit.


During its annual self-evaluation, the board gave itself an average rating of 2.73 out of 4, which is better than minimally effective, but not quite effective.