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Friday, 2019 Oct 04th

Saline defeated a couple of SEC White opponents in a tri-meet Thursday at Saline High School.

The Hornets defeated Tecumseh, 130-55, and Pinckney, 152-30. Saline went three-for-three in the relay events to propel the team to victory.

The night began with Kiersten Russell, Emma Loveland, Samantha Graden and Caroline Klein winning the 200-medley relay in 1:52.4. Allison Snyder-Ploutz, Madison Miller, Courtney Marsh and Megan Socha finished third in 1:55.97.


Thursday, 2019 Oct 03rd

Saline’s varsity field hockey team is regular season co-champion of the Michigan High School Field Hockey Associations Division 1. Saline and Pioneer tied, 2-2, on a rainy senior night at Hornet Stadium.

Saline and Dexter finished with identical 5-0-2 records to finish with 12 points. Pioneer was 5-1-1 to finish with 11 points.

The Saline Area Historical Society invites you to Harvest Time at the Farm, from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Rentschler Farm Museum, located at 1265 E. Michigan Ave. in Saline.

The annual event features all of the traditional activities, including old-time children's games, wagon rides, pumpkin painting and more.

Guests are invited to tour the farm museum, barns, gift shop and gardens. People can also visit the farm's animals - including chickens, sheep and a calf.

There will also be antique tractors, crafters and demonstrations.


The strategic framework will meet six to seven times between now and May to review and update a document that guides the district's decision making.


Wednesday, 2019 Oct 02nd

Michigan's fourth death due to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed in a Calhoun County resident, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.

Due to the ongoing risk, the state is recommending continued public health interventions to combat this disease.


The Saline Township Planning Commission had a light agenda at their twenty-five (25) minute meeting Tuesday evening at the Township Hall.


Police are still investigating the crash that killed Charles Arquette, a 75-year-old resident of Carleton, Mich., in Lodi Township Oct. 1.

Arquette was northbound on Ann Arbor-Saline Road on his motorcycle when he crashed in the roundabout at Textile Road. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office deputies and emergency personnel could not revive the man. Saline firefighters and Huron Valley Ambulance EMTs were also on the scene.

The crash occurred around noon. The road was closed until 2:30 p.m. as police investigated the crash.

Police & Fire

Jack Ceo, Saline City Council member and Chair of the Medical Marijuana Task Force, announced the City will host a public meeting to discuss Medical Marijuana.   

"Medical marijuana, and marijuana more broadly, are timely and relevant topics," stated Mayor Brian Marl, "Our Medical Marijuana Work-group has spent several months vetting and evaluating this issue, and at this point, we are eager to hear the thoughts of the residents we represent. All interested parties are strongly encouraged to attend our upcoming forum, scheduled for next Thursday."


 A small portion of northern Washtenaw County may receive aerial treatment tonight to control for mosquitoes that carry deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE. The Washtenaw County zone will only be sprayed tonight if, due to weather, it is not possible to spray the areas in southwest Michigan prioritized for treatment tonight. All aerial treatment will begin at dusk and conclude by 4:30 am.


Kevin Camero-Sulak, candidate for Saline City Council, isn’t barnstorming around the community, promising big changes and reforms for the city.

Far from it.

Over coffee, during an interview at Carrigan Cafe, the husband and father of two speaks in measured tones, choosing words carefully as he talks about issues often stoke the passions of Saline residents.

Take the issue of growth. Camero-Sulak doesn’t proclaim to be pro-growth or anti-growth.

Charity Event

Saline Kiwanis is hosting their annual fundraiser, Win Big for Kids, on October 12th at the Saline Legion on Michigan Avenue. 

Saline Area Senior Center's 3rd Annual Health Fair is this Friday. This event is FREE; you do not need to be a senior or a Saline resident to attend.

Meet with over 30 vendors who can provide you with information on acupuncture, brain health, counseling, balance, hearing, health care facilities, home care, massage, nutrition, pharmacy, reflexology, and therapy! Organizations including Alzheimer's Association, Saline Farmer's Market, and Saline Parks and Rec will also be in attendance.

Flu shots courtesy of Michigan Visiting Care; bring your Medicare card.


Tuesday, 2019 Oct 01st

Less than two months after selling for $2,020,000, the KFC/Taco Bell building at 502 E. Michigan Ave. sold again for $2,205,000.

That's a $185,000 difference in less than two months.

(Editor's note: This is regarding sale of the property, not the restaurant business)

Real Estate

Rotary Club raffle winner Steve Feldkamp was all smiles as he picked up his new Chevrolet Silverado truck Crispin Chevrolet Thursday.

Feldkamp's ticket was chosen from the raffle drum the previous Saturday at Oktoberfest. Feldkamp was over at Dan's Downtown Tavern for a class reunion when his name was called. His wife, Heather, texted him with the news.

"My friends thought she was just trying to get me to leave Dan's and go to Oktoberfest," Steve said.

Feldkamp was happy to upgrade from 2003 Chevy Tahoe. He won a two-year lease.


Programs that promote access to affordable housing in Pittsfield will soon receive additional funds thanks to plans approved by Pittsfield trustees during Wednesday’s board meeting.


Programs that promote access to affordable housing in Pittsfield will soon receive additional funds thanks to plans approved by Pittsfield trustees during Wednesday’s board meeting.


A motorcyclist was killed at the intersection of Ann Arbor Saline and Textile roads Tuesday.

The intersection was closed to drivers for more than two hours as police investigated the cause of the single-vehicle crash. 

According to Saline Fire Chief Craig Hoeft, the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.

Saline firefighters were dispatched to the scene shortly after noon. The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department announced the intersection was open shortly after 2:30 p.m.


Police & Fire

A rezoning application submitted by Wacker Chemical Corporation died before receiving a single vote during Wednesday’s Pittsfield Board of Trustees meeting. After a two-hour public hearing, a motion to rezone the property died for lac of support.


The Foundation for Saline Area Schools will host a luncheon on Thursday, October 17 to celebrate the 32nd year of the organization.

The luncheon will be held at Liberty School and will begin promptly at noon.

This year’s program will feature short presentations from teachers and students who have received grants in the last year.