Kansas State Polytechnic Offering UAS Training for Law Enforcement

SALINA – Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is working with law enforcement partners to offer a training course specifically targeted at how first responders can utilize unmanned aircraft systems in daily operations and safety procedures. The first course offering runs April 9-12 at the campus in Salina. Kurt Carraway, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and […]

Winter Weather Advisory Extended Through 6 PM

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 6 PM CST THURSDAY… For the counties of… Russell-Lincoln-Barton-Ellsworth-Saline-Rice-McPherson-Marion- Including the cities of Ellsworth, Wilson, Salina, Lyons, Sterling, McPherson, Hillsboro, Marion, and Peabody. * WHAT…Mixed precipitation. Freezing rain will continue to move north across the area this afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible in south central Kansas near […]

Wintry Mix Continuing Overnight; Snow, Sleet and Ice Expected Through Noon Thursday

A wide ranging mix of wintry precipitation is occurring over the region this evening. Freezing drizzle/rain is predominate over much of southeast Kansas with sleet and snow prevalent along I-35 and light snow or flurries to the west. This will continue over the next few hours and is expected to transition over to a more […]

Open Mic, Open Art, Open Building: SPARK Artist Resource Exchange Planned for March 2

SALINA – SPARK Artist Resource Exchange will celebrate the opening of its building, 146 S. Santa Fe, on Friday, March 2, from 7 to 10 p.m. In the spirit of creative collaboration, the opening event is a “make-your-own” mini-festival. Visual artists, writers, musicians, dancers, actors, and creative makers of all kinds are invited to fill […]

Wintry Mix Expected Tonight Through Thursday Afternoon

A wintry mix is expected to develop across the area this evening, with a transition during the night to predominately freezing rain and freezing drizzle. The greatest ice accumulations are expected across southeast Kansas, where amounts around two tenths of an inch are forecast. Allow extra time for your Thursday morning commute. Snow is expected […]

KHP to Participate in Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Near Kansas High Schools

TOPEKA – Beginning February 26 and running through March 9, the Kansas Highway Patrol, area law enforcement agencies, and agencies in both Missouri and Oklahoma will participate in the annual “High Visibility Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign.” This initiative is coupled with the Seat Belts Are for Everyone (SAFE) program in Kansas’ high schools. SAFE is […]

Sleet and Freezing Rain Ending By Noon, Mixed Precipitation Possible Wednesday Night

Areas of sleet and freezing rain will continue across the highlighted areas the rest of the morning and should taper off before the noon hour. Remain alert for slick roads and highways, even where the wintry mix has ended. A mix of wintry precipitation is possible on Wednesday night into Thursday across most of Kansas. […]

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Through Noon Tuesday

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST TUESDAY… For the Counties of… Saline-McPherson-Marion-Chase-Ottawa-Dickinson Including the cities of Salina, McPherson, Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody, Cottonwood Falls, Strong City, Minneapolis, Tescott, Bennington, Abilene, and Herington. * WHAT…Freezing rain and freezing drizzle expected. Total ice accumulations of up to two tenths of an […]

Ribbon Cutting to be Held at Salina Central High School in March

SALINA – The Salina Central High School ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Monday, March 12 at 5 p.m. Guests will hear Central students in Free Spirit perform the school’s Alma Mater and band students perform their fight song. Culinary arts, broadcast and robotics students will be demonstrating their skills. The new 22,000-square-foot centrally-located […]

Salina Regional Health Center Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care

SALINA – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has designated Salina Regional Health Center as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care. The designation is part of the national Blue Distinction® Specialty Care program that recognizes hospitals for providing quality and affordable care. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in […]

Three Students Selected to Receive KWU’s Eisenhower Scholarship

SALINA – Three high school seniors will receive Kansas Wesleyan University’s highest academic award, the Eisenhower Scholarship. Amber Schreiber, of Las Vegas, NV; Nolan Jones, of Plainville, KS; and Noah Eichelberger, of Moundridge, KS, were selected based on the Eisenhower Scholars Competition held on Jan. 27. “These students’ academic accomplishments, demonstrated leadership and problem-solving skills are […]