Category: Area News

City of McPherson Improves Front Street

MCPHERSON – North Front Street in McPherson recently reopened after being closed for street improvements. According to McPherson City Commissioner Larry Wiens, original plans focused on street patching, but the project resulted in a complete reconstruction totaling $255,000. “The street condition was poor and we determined rebuilding would be more cost effective,” he said. The […]

KU Dismisses Athletic Director, Salina Native Sheahon Zenger

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has dismissed Athletic Director and Salina native Sheahon Zenger citing a “lack of progress” within the department as the reason for the dismissal. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod made the announcement in a statement on the University’s website Monday morning. Zenger, who was born in Salina, had served as KU’s […]

Severe Storms Expected Late This Evening Through Saturday Night

An approaching storm system will bring a chance of severe storms late this evening and tonight. The best chances for large hail and damaging winds will remain west of I-135 where damaging winds to 70 mph and ping pong ball sized hail will be possible. Severe thunderstorms remain possible Saturday evening and Saturday night as […]

Severe Storm Threat Continues Today and Tomorrow Across the Area

Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop mid afternoon in the middle of Kansas and will likely persist throughout the evening and spread over much of south central and potentially southeast Kansas. There is a good chance the strongest storms this afternoon and evening will produce baseball sized hail and 70 mph winds. A few tornadoes […]