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Tuesday, 2018 Mar 20th

The 3rd Annual Community Crosswalk takes place in Saline at 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 30.
People interested in participating should meet at Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home, at Michigan Avenue and Davenport Street.


We will meet downtown and take turns carrying the cross to strategic places in a two block radius to pray for our city, state, country, churches, commerce, schools, & people…while remembering the sacrifice the Lord has made for us. Parking allowed at City Hall.


Danny Poupore entered the state wrestling tournament knowing he faced an uphill challenge if he was to meet his goal: winning a state championship.

The Saline High School senior began the year aiming for a state championship match against rival Hunter Hohman of Lapeer. Poupore, who shattered the Saline High School record for career victories, was a three-time all-state wrestler with one major bullet point missing from his wrestling resume: a state championship. Poupore planned to rectify that during the post-season this winter.


Mary Ann Boettner, age 79, of Bridgewater, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018.

She was born on November 4, 1938 in Ann Arbor, MI, the daughter of Lawrence and Gladys M. (Kothe) Boettner.

Mary Ann was a lifelong resident of Bridgewater and Bridgewater Township and was a graduate of Saline High School Class of 1957. She was also a lifelong member of Bethel United Church of Christ.


Saline High School students traveled to downtown Detroit, March 9-11, for the DECA State Career Development Conference. There were 42 students from Saline competing alongside 3,600 other students from Michigan. Many students competed in a business role play, while others prepared a written paper and presented it during the competition. 


Saline High School Science Olympiad advanced to  Michigan's State Championship Tournament after qualifying at the Region 9 Tournament on Saturday, March 17. 

Saline finished second and brought home the runner-up trophy, winning 21 medals in the 23 events while Saline's alternate team won two medals. Pioneer held on to win the Region and will also advance.


Saline City Council voted 7-0 to fund an $8,500 study of the parking situation in downtown Saline. Although the issue has been a hot button issue for years, Saline City Council hasn’t funded a study of downtown parking since 2002.


Saline City Council delayed a vote on a series of ordinance amendments to allow and regulate food trucks in the city.


Monday, 2018 Mar 19th

Washtenaw County Farm Bureau will join other organizations across the country to celebrate agriculture’s important role in daily life as part of National Ag Week March 18-24 and Ag Day on Tuesday March 20st.


Angie Ling, Josie Sullivan and Lillian Cutler were the local winners of the 49th annual America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance.

The three Saline Middle School students received award certificates for their achievement.

Ling placed first and will have her name engraved on a plaque that is on permanent display at Saline Middle School. Sullivan placed second and Cutler was third.


Saline High School senior Amanda Coy will debut as the "Girl-in-Black" as a freshman with the 2018-19 Purdue "All-American" Marching Band.

Coy, crowned Miss Saline last August, will study political and health sciences at Purdue. She's been twirling since 2003 and has competed with the Saline Twirlettes for 13 years.


Linda Hedrick Hughes, 54, of Ypsilanti, Michigan passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 15, 2018 in her home, with her loving husband Theron Hughes at her side. Linda will also be sorely missed by her beloved parents Guy & Evelyn Hedrick, her sisters Libby (Derek) Cochrane & Lisa Hedrick, her nieces Stephanie Cochrane & Jacqueline (Nick) Zaborski, her nephews John & David Cochrane, her great niece Ella Zaborski, and many extended family members & friends.


Saturday, 2018 Mar 17th

Linda Hedrick Hughes, 54, of Ypsilanti, Michigan passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 15, 2018 in her home, with her loving husband Theron Hughes at her side.

Linda was and still is the heart and soul of WAAM Radio. Friends are invited to celebrate Linda’s life on Tuesday March 20, 2018 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home in Saline.


Friday, 2018 Mar 16th

Saline Area Schools' Goal Group 3

Next generation classrooms that have a variety of seating options and exercises to foster positive communication were part of a presentation by the Saline Area Schools' Goal Group 3 to the district's trustees duri

The Saline Area Schools Board of Education will host a session about how to run for the board of education

The Saline Area Schools Board of Education will host a session on how to run for the board of education from 6-7 p.m. April 3 at the Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Road, in Brecon Room A.

Topics will include time commitment, how and where to file forms, and more.

The seats of trustees Karen Delhey and Scott Hummel are up for election this cycle. 

Both are six-year terms, running from January 2019 to December 2024. The election will take place Nov. 6, 2018.


The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Saline Salutes Awards.  Nominations were gathered in February and the honorees then selected by a panel of community leaders representing a cross-section of the Saline area.  The Saline Salutes Awards, presented annually, are the most widely-respected and prestigious recognition of the citizen contributions from individuals living or working in the Saline area.  This year’s honorees are:


The birds are singing and the sun is shining.Spring is in the air.

That means local artists and creative people are busy preparing for the 22nd annual Saline Craft Show. The annual show is held at Saline Middle School from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17.

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Norma Jean Masch, 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Glacier Hills in Ann Arbor, MI. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 7, 1927 to the late Howard and Elsie Curtis.