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Friday, 2012 Oct 19th


On Thursday, Oct. 18, Saline Middle School students showed the community how much they truly care. 

Between Oct. 10-18, SMS students engaged in a University of Michigan vs. Michigan State University Food Drive. Students across the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade levels all donated food and health items. Depending on which team they support, some donated for the U of M side while others supported MSU side.

Mayor Driskell represented the city at state and national conferences, on regional boards, and at local events and business openings. Tell us how you see yourself representing the city.



The Saline High School girls’ cross country team has been winning championships every fall since before most girls on the team were born.

Sophomore Abby Rentschler finished first (18:45) in Thursday’s SEC Red Championship Jamboree at Hudson Mills Metropark as Saline won its 17th straight conference title.


There are four candidates running for two open six-year terms on the boards. Smita Nagpal, Diane Friese, Karen Delhey and Paul Hynek will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.  The candidates have paired off to run as teams, with Nagpal and Friese running as one team and Delhey and Hynek running as the other. Voters, however, are free to choose any two they wish.

See the candidates side-to-side when the Saline High School student group Students Reinvesting In a Valuable Education (STRIVE) hosts a candidates forum at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 25 at Saline Middle School.



Have you ever wondered why cross country teams race seven runners when only the top five score points?

Saline's 6th and 7th runners didn't score any points for the Hornets as Saline won Thursday's SEC Red Championship jamboree and clinched its third straight SEC Red Conference title.

But they made all the difference in the world as Saline edged Pioneer by a single point, 36-37.


It wasn’t your typical senior night celebration at the Saline High School swimming pool Thursday night. After all, the senior class members of the Hornets’ swim and dive program have had an incredible run, winning state championships in their freshman and sophomore years and finishing a close second in their junior year.

Coach Todd Brunty and the swim and dive program honored his nine seniors and their parents after the diving portion of Thursday’s tri-meet, during which Saline defeated Brighton (123-63) and Ann Arbor Huron (124-62).

Thursday, 2012 Oct 18th

Should school districts be run more like a business?


What role should the Mayor play when it comes to advocating on larger social issues that periodically come before city council?


Though there were questions about the job losses in Saline, city leaders fear the alternative may have been shuttering the plant.


Wednesday, 2012 Oct 17th

With less than three weeks to election day, the race between Gretchen Driskell and Mark Ouimet is getting tense.


Sports participation fees have nearly tripled over the last five years without hampering participation. What’s your view on spending district money to fund school sports? And some sports but not others?


Do you support the proposed tax that would bring more public transportation services to Saline? Why or why not?


Anyone who has seen this woman is asked to call Saline Police Sgt. Kevin Murphy or Det. Don Lupi at (734) 429-7911.

Police & Fire

Saline defeated Skyline in four sets Tuesday night at Skyline.

For the video and story, click here.


Some people like his policies and others hate his policies. Either way, Salinians were happy to have Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder visit the city Monday.

Snyder attended a town hall meeting hosted by State Rep. Mark Ouimet at Liberty School Monday night. An audience of 250 people, including Cub Scouts, teachers, senior citizens and local politicians, appeared to hear the governor and pose questions.


Tuesday, 2012 Oct 16th

The historic wooden caboose located at the Saline Depot and which is a major point of interest within our community is in need of serious repairs. The Saline Area Historic Society (SAHS) has over the years kept up with the appearance of the caboose and had planned to repaint it this year. While preparing for the exterior painting, it was discovered that some of the wood on the north side had rotted. The removal of those boards revealed even more serious rot in some of the structural timbers.

Saline Parks and  Recreation hosted one of eight NFL Punt Pass & Kick Sectionals that took place throughout the state of Michigan this weekend. 

The Saline Sectional represented the first place winners from 10 surrounding communities. The competition was broken down into 10 divisions based on age and gender. Those who placed first on Sunday are eligible to compete at the State Championship Competition that will be held Dec. 2 at Ford Field. The top four athletes out of the 8 sectionals can move on in each division.

Here are the results from Sunday:


The Saline Rec Center provides great programming for local families. But it also costs the city money. Should the city continue to partially fund the Rec Center from the general fund?


A memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. at Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home.


Monday, 2012 Oct 15th

Iott Insurance was named Business Enterprise Award winner for 2012 by the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.