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Tuesday, 2019 Oct 01st

The Saline varsity soccer team played 80 minutes with Grand Blanc but couldn't determine a winner and loser in a hard-fought contest at Hornet Stadium Monday.

Saline, ranked 14th in the state, played host to a team that reached the final four last year. The Hornets' record stands at 10-2-5.

The Hornets created the better scoring chances Monday. Zeke Gray had great looks in first and second half. Brayden Stavros worked the ball to the front of the box and ripped a shot five feet over the bar with about 20 seconds left.


Monday, 2019 Sep 30th

Susan Irene Eisemann, 78, of Saline, Michigan passed away peacefully, in her home, on Sunday, September 29, 2019 with her husband, Gerald, by her side. 


In the last few blogs, I've been talking about self care and using summer to give our mental health some attention in hopes of building ourselves up for the colder and busier months ahead. I talked about what the therapy process is like. Let’s take a look at some therapy types. Here are some popular approaches: 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - taking a look at negative thought patterns that feed negative emotions and maladaptive behaviors. Challenging thoughts and creating better behavioral patterns. 


In some past blogs, I’ve talked about therapy and how beneficial it can be as part of a self-care routine. But what really is it? I’d like to take a moment to demystify the process and give you an idea of what to expect if you or someone you know are thinking of trying it. 

Therapy, aka counseling, can sound really scary. Stigma and an understandable discomfort with the idea of talking to a stranger about our lives and feelings can make the whole thing a non-starter for many. 

RunTough for ChadTough Raises over $280,000!

The Saline and surrounding communities showed their fierce support once again at the 6th annual RunTough for ChadTough event last Saturday.  In spite of the ominous weather, more than 1,000 participants spent their morning at Hornet Stadium in honor of Chad Carr and other children who have battled pediatric brain cancer.  Another 1,000 participated virtually along with hundreds in both the Allendale, MI and Sylvania, OH communities to support ChadTo

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help in locating Mark Lada, a 59-year-old Lodi Township man who was last seen around 8 p.m., Sept. 28.

Lada left his home sometime before 7 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, driving a 2001 beige Ford Taurus (similar vehicle shown above) with Michigan plates (DKP2799). Lada left his phone, wallet, credit cards and money at home.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office at 734-994-2911 or 911.

Police & Fire

Sunday, 2019 Sep 29th

The Big & Tall Comedy Tour stops in Saline Oct. 3.

The stand-up comedy event features nationally touring veterans Ernesto "Big Em" Galano and Mike Bova. The tour visits The Saline American Legion, 320 W. Michigan Ave. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 at the door or $15 in advance.

Food, Drinks & Fun

Saline Recreation hosts a "floating pumpkin patch" event for kids ages 3-13 at 6:45 p.m., Oct. 3, at the Rec Center.

The cost is $10 in advance. Click here to register.

Participants will be given a numbered wristband. The challenge will be to find the pumpkin with the matching number floating somewhere in one of our pools.


The Saline Rec Center hosts a Mom-2-Mom sale  from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday Oct. 5. The Rec Center is located at 1866 Woodland Drive.

There will be 80 tables of gently-used children's clothing, toys, books and gear. Early-bird admission price, from 8:30 to 9 a.m., is $2. 

Concessions include coffee, donuts, pizza and more.


A rainy Sunday has spoiled this week's Oakwood Cemetery Enactment Tour. Fear not, local history lovers. The event has been rescheduled for next Sunday.

Tickets for the event are available online for $12 in advance (Click here).  Children 12 and under have free admission. Tickets are $18 at the event.

Guests will tour the cemetery and stop at gravestones where actors and volunteers will portray people interred at the city-owned cemetery.


Saturday, 2019 Sep 28th

The Rotary Club of Saline presents the 2019 Oakwood Cemetery Enactment Tour from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29. Oakwood Cemetery is located at the corner of Monroe Street and Michigan.

Tickets for the event are $18. Children 12 and under have free admission. The rain date is Oct. 6.

Guests will tour the cemetery and stop at gravestones where actors and volunteers will portray people interred at the city-owned cemetery.

Among those residents profiled this year are:


Saline football coach Joe Palka talks about Saline's 28-14 win over Monroe.


Saline went on the road and fought a tough Monroe football game. They withstood driving rain and tough field conditions. They withstood their own mistakes.

And they came away with a 28-14 victory to improve to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the SEC Red. Monroe fell to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the SEC Red.

Kyle Greenwood rushed for two touchdowns and had an interception and Larry Robinson threw touchdown passes to Luke Darmos and Kolton Malinczak.


Friday, 2019 Sep 27th

Midseason Travel Soccer Tryouts


We are pleased to offer mid-season Travel Soccer tryouts for Saline FC.


Mark Zadvinskis "hit the nail on the head." Over and over again.

And that's how he won the Saline Oktoberfest Hammerspiel event.

Zadvinskis, one of the owners of Salt Springs Brewery advanced through a busy bracket and won the event - the first time he played it.

"I never played before. It was so exciting and fun!" Zadvinskis said.

Downtown Saline

The Saline girls swim and dive team picked up three victories at Saline High School Thursday. Saline defeated Dexter, 113.5-72.5, Monroe, 153-30, and Ypsilanti, 153-23.

Gabriella Richards, Emma Loveland, Anna Bosinger and Kiersten Russel won the 200-yard medley relay in a D1-qualifying time of 1:49.24. Samantha Graden, Madison Miller, Sam Bullard and Bella  Arbaugh were second in 1:56.02.


The Saline varsity boys soccer team's SEC title hopes suffered a blow with their 2-0 loss to host Pioneer Thursday. 

In conference action, the Hornets suffered their first loss. They also have a tie. The Pioneers also have a loss and a tie.


Alice Abby Goltz of Saline, Michigan passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 93 years of age. Alice was born on May 10, 1926 to the late George and Ernestine Schumm.

Thursday, 2019 Sep 26th

On a desk inside an office on the southeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Industrial Drive, Marty Carrier picks up an old recipe card. You can still crusted dough on the card, which provides a recipe for the classic Bill Knapp’s chocolate cake. But Carrier doesn't let you take too long a look. He's not swapping recipes.

“It’s the original, old fashioned recipe, made with natural ingredients,” said Carrier, managing partner for Bill Knapp’s LLC. “It’s the same cake people love from the restaurants.”