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Thursday, 2018 Jun 07th

At the June 4 meeting, Saline City Council proclaimed June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer pride month.


The City of Saline approved a $50,100 bid to mill and resurface Ann Arbor Street between Woodland Drive and the City Limits.

The work is expected to take place this year.


The Saline Summerfest committee is organizing an all ages talent show on the main stages at Saline Summerfest.  The show will be on August 11 in the afternoon. 

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Wednesday, 2018 Jun 06th

June has been proclaimed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month by Saline City Council.

Council voted 6-0 to adopt the proclamation at Monday’s meeting.


The Friends of the Saline Celtic Festival, in cooperation with The Mayor and the Michigan Chapter of the 501st Legion, invite you to ‘A Movie With Friends’ supporting the Saline Celtic Festival.

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MDOT reported today that 16 people died on Michigan roadways since last week, making a total of 336 this year.  In addition, 121 more were seriously injured for a statewide total of 1,862 to date.  

Compared to last year at this time there are 65 fewer fatalities and 192 fewer serious injuries. 

Saline FC Soccer Tryouts

Are you interested in Travel Soccer? Come join us for our free Open Training Sessions. No need to register. Just attend the time slot appropriate to your age group.

If you would like to come to our tryouts on Saturday June 16th and Sunday June 17th, please register through our website.


Dale Richard Morton 66, of Tipton Michigan passed on Friday, May 25, 2018. 

Dale was born March 24, 1952 to the late Robert L. Morton Sr. and Viola (Lidke) Morton of Saline. He is survived by siblings: Shirley Dieterle (late John), Robert Morton Jr. (late Kathy), and Donald (Barb) Morton. Also surviving are 4 nieces, 1 nephew, and several great nieces and nephews.


Herman James Coval, age 91 of Freedom Township passed away Monday, June 4, 2018 with his family by his side.

Born on March 10, 1927 in Petersburg, Nebraska to the late George and Lena (Zitariuk) Coval. After a whirlwind courtship he married the love of his life, MaryAnn Herrst on October 18, 1958 and she survives.  


Gretchen Strider Gill passed away in the arms of her parents on May 29, 2018.  

Gretchen was born on September 19, 2017 at Mott Children’s Hospital with a diagnosis of Peroxisomal Disease, Zellweger Syndrome. She was a fighter and surprised doctors and nurses over the months with her resilience and inner strength. Gretchen touched many lives in her brief time with us and she was adored by family and friends.  


Tuesday, 2018 Jun 05th

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at approximately 9 a.m., the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Textile Road to through traffic between Maple Road and State Road in Pittsfield Township for a chip seal project.

The project is expected to be completed and road reopened by Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at approximately 3:30 p.m. However, please be advised that all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.


Voters in the City of Saline may have a local question on the ballot in November. Would you add one-mill on your tax annual levy, $1 for every $1,000 in taxable value, to improve the roads in the City of Saline?


Claudia M. (Platt) Galimberti died peacefully on June 1, 2018 in Saline at the age of 75.

Claudia is survived by her husband, Benedetto “Benny” Galimberti; children, David (Peggy) Galimberti, Laurie (Phil) Siebigteroth, Jeremy (Jackie) Galimberti, and Jamie (Sarah) Galimberti; and grandchildren, Andy and Anjela Galimberti, and Rose and Jeffrey Siebigteroth.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Shirley (Walter) and Ronnie. Claudia was born on January 13, 1943 in Detroit, MI to Edward and Phyllis (Bednarz) Platt.


Alice Eleanor VanKoevering died Memorial weekend (2018) at her home in Tecumseh, Michigan.

Born in 1961 in Syracuse, New York, Alice spent her childhood and youth in Saline, Michigan, graduating from Saline High School in 1979. For many years an avid distance runner, she was a familiar sight to townspeople as she worked along through her daily thirteen-mile route to ready herself for marathons. She had tremendous energy and determination.


This summer, the Saline District Library is once again hosting an incredible collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators.  On loan from the Mazza Museum of Findlay, Ohio, this year’s collection ties in the library’s summer theme, “Libraries Rock!” Titled, “Bravo! Music in Children’s Book Illustration”, the exhibit features artwork from children’s books focused around musical themes.

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Monday, 2018 Jun 04th

Visitors at the Leslee Niethammer Saline River Preserve should have an easier time navigating the 17.4-acre parcel, and they can also learn a little more about the plants, animals and insects which live there.


After a 100-minute defensive stalemate, the MHSAA Division 1 District Championship came down to a shoot-out between the two best teams in the SEC Red. In the end, Skyline was no match for Saline goalie Annika Udrys, who made three diving stops as Saline won 3-2 to capture the tropy. Bella Petrock, Genesis Pena and Sarah Brannan scored for Saline.


Saline came from behind to defeat a scrappy Ann Arbor Huron team and win the district championship for the fifth straight season. Saline defeated Lincoln, 9-0, in the district semifinal earlier Saturday in the tournament held at Saline High School. The Hornets play in the regional tournament at Southgate Anderson Saturday. Saline plays Plymouth at 10 a.m. Woodhaven and Edsel Ford also play in the region.


On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at approximately 7 a.m., the Washtenaw County Road Commission will close Willis Road between Saline City Limits to Carpenter Road in York Township for a chip seal project.

The project is expected to be completed and road reopened by Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at approximately 3:30 p.m. However, please be advised that all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

Once the road is back open, drivers are advised to lower their speeds to 35 mph while the stone settles.