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Tuesday, 2020 Jan 07th

Below is video of Saline Mayor Brian Marl's State of the City address, as well as the full text of his speech. On Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m., join us on our Facebook Page for a live, streaming video interview of Mayor Marl. All city residents are invited to join the interview and ask questions as we go. If you can't make it, email your question to [email protected] and we will pose the question for you.



Councilor Dean Girbach was appointed Mayor pro-tem for the City of Saline at Monday's council meeting.

Council voted 7-0 to approve Mayor Brian Marl's recommendation.

Girbach is the longest-serving member of council, having served from 1997-2003 and again from 2010 to the present time.

"I put a lot of thought into who I select to serve as payor pro-tem because in the unfortunate event I become incapacitated or unable to serve, I want somebody who will be able to step into the position and effectively manage and lead city government," Marl said.


The following is a list of calls for the Saline Area Fire Department, Jan. 6, 2020.

  • Medical, 100 block of West Willis Road, 2:05 a.m., Jan. 6
  • Medical, 10800 block of North Platt Road, 4:01 a.m., Jan. 6
  • Medical, 700 block of Lambkins Road, 1:47 p.m., Jan. 6
  • Medical, 700 block of Knollwood Court, 7:25 p.m., Jan. 6
Police & Fire

Monday, 2020 Jan 06th

Newly-elected council members Jim Dell'Orco and Kevin Camero-Sulak officially joined the council when they were sworn in, along with incumbent Jack Ceo, by Judge Cedric Simpson Monday.

All three were elected by voters in the November general election.

The three councilors, joined by family members, each raised their right hand and swore to protect the constitutions of the United States and State of Michigan, and pledged to faithfully perform their duties as members of Saline City Council.

They were elected to three-year terms that expire at the end of 2022.


Saline’s young soccer players - and other athletes - have a new place to train and work on their skills.


One of Saline Area Senior Center's fundraisers is their annual Chili Cook-Off. This year's cook-off is on February 19, 11:30am-1:30pm, sponsored by Linden Square. Do you or your organization have a chili recipe you would like to enter? Call or email Megan Kenyon at [email protected] or 734.429.9274 to enter. Last year's bragging rights went to Smokehouse 52, followed by Saline Area Schools Transportation, and the Fire and Police Department tied for third. Will Smokehouse win again this year?

Mayor Brian Marl will deliver the biannual State of the City address at Monday's council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.

The speech will be streamed live on The Saline Post's Facebook Page. The Saline Post will publish the speech's text and video on its website Monday evening or Tuesday morning.  The public is invited to question Mayor Marl during a live video interview on The Saline Post's Facebook Page at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday.


Sunday, 2020 Jan 05th

Saline’s varsity girls basketball opened 2020 by defeating Traverse City West, 65-23, to improve to 7-0 for the regular season.

Saline is just one of eight teams in the state to start with at least seven consecutive victories.

Ella Stemmer led Saline with 19 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Sophie Canen scored 12 points and had three rebounds, two steals and two blocks. Liz Sekerak scored 11 points and ha four points, six steals and three assists.



Elizabeth J. Dechert passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, December 27, 2019.  She was 97 years old. She was born on July 6, 1922 in Dearborn, Michigan, the daughter of Rudolph and Thema (Schnirring) Layher. 


Friday, 2020 Jan 03rd

SDL can help with your New Year’s resolutions! Want to exercise more? Check out all the free exercise videos on Kanopy.


Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra hosts a free Saline KinderConcert and Charming Cello event from 10:30 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Saline District Library.

The program for two-to-five-year-old children encourages kids to dance and move to live classical music performed by Andrea Yun and her charming cello. Seating is at 10:20 a.m. and the doors close at 10:30 a.m.


The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce and Busch's Fresh Foods Market gave away $2,000 in free groceries just before Christmas.

April Perez was the grand prize winner of the Saline Christmas Parade raffle. She received a $1,000 gift card. Ann and Emily Stofflet won a $500 gift card. Amy Holderbaum and Christine Ausmus each won a $250 gift card.

Perez's raffle ticket was a gift from her employers at Bemis Farms preschool.


Thursday, 2020 Jan 02nd

Those looking to serve on the Saline Area Schools Board of Education in the future could be looking at a lighter time commitment than the current six-year terms.

The board reviewed a draft policy that would shorten the length of terms for school board members to four years, which is a decision that the board is considering after receiving feedback from potential candidates during the last several rounds of elections.


Wednesday, 2020 Jan 01st

Real Estate

Marie E. Bauer, age 87, of Lodi Township, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 28, 2019.

She was born October 23, 1932 in Ann Arbor, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Lewis) Dundas. On January 3, 1959 at the Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Ann Arbor, MI, she married Eldean O. Bauer and he survives.  Marie worked for Citizens Bank, now Keybank, for over 30 years.


Joseph George Kolar passed away peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2019 at the age of 76 after many years of declining health.  Joe was surrounded by his family’s love and comfort for the week preceding his death. 



2019 was another great year for the student-athletes who participate in Saline High School athletics. Below is a list and photo gallery of champions.

Team Champs


Boys Track and Field (SEC Red)
Boys Soccer (SEC Red)
Boys Cross Country (SEC Red)
Football (SEC Red)
Girls Swim and Dive (SEC Red)
Field Hockey (MHSFHA D1)
Saline Boys Lacrosse (SEC Red)