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Saturday, 2012 Sep 29th

If you’re going to get to the Saline Hornets, you better do it early. Because Hornet D downright stingy in the second half.

The impenetrable second half defense, a theme all season, held the host Monroe Trojans off the board as Saline won 20-13 Friday night. Saline is now 5-1 and 3-1 in the SEC. Monroe suffered its first loss of the season and fell to 5-1 and 3-1 in the SEC.

Saline can clinch a playoff berth Friday when the Hornets host Huron for Homecoming.


Friday, 2012 Sep 28th

Alice S. Tonks, age 98, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at the Saline Evangelical Home.

She was born April 18, 1914 in Detroit, the daughter of Edward and Alma (Beutler) Tobler. She married Ray Tonks and he preceded her in death in 1965.

Survivors include her son, Gary (Dena) Tonks of Laughlin, NV, daughter, Dolores Tonks Satterlee of Mt. Pleasant, , daughter-in-law, Jacqueline V. Tonks of Ann Arbor, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Has Officer Small's team turned the tables on Fire Chief Hoeft's team with Honey-Jalapeño Corn Muffins? Find out Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oktoberfest.

Thursday, 2012 Sep 27th

Running without one of their leaders, Saline's cross country team captured its second straight SEC jamboree thanks to strong efforts from Anthony Lamus, Dylan Jennings and Grant Praschan.


With a big race against six of the state’s top teams Saturday, coach Mike Smith asked his Saline girls cross country team to take it a little slower and run as a pack at Munson Park in Monroe Thursday.

Even following Smith’s directions to a tee, the Lady Hornets still ran away with the second SEC Red Jamboree of the season, finishing with 20 points, 30 points better than second place Ann Arbor Huron. Saline has won both jamborees and are on pace for their 17th straight league title.


Goalies Liam Foster and Chris Graber split the shutout for the Hornets varsity soccer team, while the JV team won.


A burned out air handler pushed smoke into the building, officials say.


With the Hornets two wins away from a playoff berth, Friday's game at Monroe is a big one.

Local businesses are donating prizes that will be awarded to the best scarecrow makers in Saline.

Community News


An eight-year-old girl took down a 10-point buck while out hunting with her dad, as allowed by new state program.

Makenna Lupi was out with her dad, Don, on private land in Washtenaw County when she took it with a shot gun.

Makenna is among the first eight-year-olds in state history to legally shoot a deer. The Hunter Heritage Act of 2011 created the Mentored Youth Hunting Program that eliminated the minimum age requirements for hunting starting this year.

Community News

Wednesday, 2012 Sep 26th


The Washtenaw County Sheriff is asking for the public’s help in identifying victims of an accused sex offender.

On Sept. 26, Paul Joseph Creps, of Ypsilanti, was charged and arraigned on two counts of criminal sexual conduct related to an ongoing investigation into his relationships with underage girls from Ypsilanti, according to a news release issued by the Washtenaw County Sheriff. Based on information discovered during the investigation, detectives believe there are numerous other victims yet to be identified in the community, according to the report.

Police & Fire

Saline's first Main Street Manager has resigned, according to a news release issued by the downtown revitalzation organization's board of directors.

The Saline Main Street Board accepted the resignation of Kelly Idzikowski, effective immediately. The board voted to fill the position as soon as possible, according to the release.

"She realized that this position just wasn't a good fit her and that she wanted to pursue other avenues," said Cindy Czubko, President of the Saline Main Street Board. "We wish her all the best."

Community News

Like a prizefighter at the weigh in, Fire Chief and School Board Trustee Craig Hoeft burned his opponents in the upcoming Firemen's Chili Challenge at Oktoberfest.

Tuesday, 2012 Sep 25th


Here’s a quick rundown of Tuesday’s Saline Board of Education meeting at Saline Middle School.



A 23-year-old Saline man arrested Sept 22 is suspected of drunk driving and failing to stop at the scene of a crash.

According to the report, shortly after midnight a pickup truck driven by the suspect rear-ended a Toyota vehicle driven by a 36-year-old Saline woman. The woman told police she was in some pain but declined care from Huron Valley Ambulance EMTs and then driven home by police..

Police & Fire


Kindergarten options at Daycroft Montessori School (www.daycroft.org) of Ann Arbor include a full-day program, a half-day program, a mix of half-days and full days, and a young 5’s program.

Space is available in the kindergarten classroom at Daycroft’s Preprimary Campus (preschool and kindergarten) at 100 Oakbrook Drive, in the Briarwood Mall area.

Saline Area Schools Board of Education candidates will be queried at a forum at 6:30 p.m., in the Media Center at Liberty School.

The forum is being organized by the Saline High School student group called Students Re-Investing in a Valuable Education (STRIVE).

There are four candidates running for two six-year seats. They are Smita Nagpal, Diane Friese, Karen Delhey and Paul Hynek. Nagpal and Frise are running a joint campaign, as are Delhey and Hynek.



In another sure sign of fall's arrival, the Tuesday Saline Farmers Market is wrapping up the season.

The Sept. 29 market is the season's final weekday market at the Saline District Library.


White battled through an injury and finished the season unbeaten in the SEC while Kelllstrom, a freshman, served notice of her arrival.


Chris Graber and Liam Foster teamed up for the shutout in the 0-0 tie as the Hornets remained unbeaten.