Ohio Woman Injured in Saline County Crash

SALINE COUNTY – An Ohio woman was injured in a single vehicle rollover crash in Saline County early Saturday morning. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Shelly Marie Scarberry, 23, Columbus, Ohio, was traveling westbound on Interstate 70 one mile east of the Solomon rest area just after … Read more

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Warm Start to the Weekend, Much Cooler Start to the Work Week

Above normal temperatures are expected on Saturday, with most locations topping out in the 90’s. Much colder air is expected on Monday, with highs only topping out in the 60’s. Saturday – Sunny, with a high near 95. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. … Read more

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Two More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed at Salina Schools

SALINA – Two more cases of COVID-19 have been identified at two Salina schools. According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, one new case was confirmed Thursday at Salina Central High School and one new case was confirmed Friday at Heartland Early Education. Overall, there have now been 15 cases at Salina schools. They include: … Read more

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Saline County COVID-19 Update: 27 New Cases, 492 Recoveries

SALINA – There are 27 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Wednesday, September 23 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 719, with 216 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department. The total … Read more

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City to Hold Public Meeting for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Project

SALINA – The City of Salina will hold a public meeting on October 19, 2020 at 4 p.m. at the City/County Building, 300 W. Ash, Room 107, to present and discuss alternatives for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Project. The improvements will be funded under the low interest State Revolving Loan Fund Program through the … Read more

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OCCK Transportation Extends Free Rides Through End of 2020

SALINA – OCCK Transportation will continue free fares for all public transit services, including Salina CityGo, 81 Connection, Paratransit, City of Abilene and KanConnect through the end of 2020. “2020 has been one for the books and unlike anything we’ve ever experienced,” said Michelle Griffin, Mobility Manager. “Offering free fares for the remainder of the … Read more

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Salina South Football Game Canceled

SALINA – Due to multiple positive cases of COVID-19 at Derby High School, tonight’s football game between Salina South and Derby has been canceled. According to a media release from USD 306, the Sedgwick County Health Department recommended that Derby suspend all football activities at this time. As a result, Salina Public Schools and Derby … Read more

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Sections of Two Saline County Roads to Close Next Week

SALINE COUNTY – Sections of two Saline County roads will temporarily close next week to allow for a pair of road work projects. According to a media release, Magnolia Road between Kipp Road and Donmyer Road, will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday September 28 until the end of Wednesday September 30, weather permitting, … Read more

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KWU Unveils Scholarship for Valedictorians

SALINA – After last week’s announcement of strong placement within regional rankings, Kansas Wesleyan continued its recent positive momentum Thursday with the announcement of a new scholarship, an honor targeted to valedictorians. The KWU Valedictorian Scholarship is a full tuition award that Kansas resident graduating high school seniors that have achieved valedictorian status with a … Read more

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K-4 Highway in Dickinson County to Close Next Week

DICKINSON COUNTY – A section of a Dickinson County highway will close next week. According to a media release, the Kansas Department of Transportation will close K-4 Highway in Dickinson County on Tuesday, September 29 for culvert replacement. The culvert replacement will occur approximately 3 1/2 miles west of the K-15 and K-4 intersection. Road … Read more

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Theft from Rural Saline County Property is Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

SALINE COUNTY – A recent theft from a rural Saline County property is the Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. According to a media release, deputies with the Saline County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 5000 block of N. Amos Road on Sunday, September 20, on a report of a theft. Deputies say unknown … Read more

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KDHE Amends Travel Quarantine List

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to include Aruba. Aruba was previously on the list and was removed September 10. However, it’s rates have increased over the last two weeks to 4.2 times the rate of new COVID-19 cases in Kansas and subsequently, is being … Read more

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Royals’ Alex Gordon Announces Retirement

KANSAS CITY, MO. – Royals outfielder Alex Gordon announced today that he will retire from baseball, effective this Sunday, September 27 following the season finale vs. the Detroit Tigers. Gordon, a seven-time Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner and Rawlings Platinum Glove winner (2014), ranks among the franchise’s all-time leaders in most all offensive categories, including … Read more

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Warm End to the Week, Slightly Cooler for Start of Next Week, Much Cooler Tuesday

It will be warm end to this week. High temperatures from Thursday through Saturday will average between the lower 80’s in southeast Kansas to the lower 90’s in central Kansas. This is about 5 to 8 degrees above normal for this time of year. Temperatures will moderate slightly to start next week. High temperatures on … Read more

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Kansas Governor Extends Driver’s License Expiration Dates

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly has extended the amount of time drivers have to renew their licenses due to COVID-19. Governor Laura Kelly says she signed Executive Order #20-66 as part of her ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and her commitment to keeping Kansans healthy and businesses open. Gov. Kelly said E.O. #20-66 extends … Read more

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New 1950’s Exhibit to Open at Smoky Hill Museum

SALINA – When the Smoky Hill Museum reopens to the public next Tuesday, visitors will be able to see the new exhibit The 1950s Part 2: Beyond the American Dream. Hours of operation are Tuesdays through Fridays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 1950s Part 2: Beyond the … Read more

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Salina Art Center to Host “May Our Voices Ring True” Event

SALINA – Salina Art Center will be hosting “May Our Voices Ring True,” an event with Huascar Medina, Poet Laureate of Kansas, on September 29 at 7 p.m. This event is free! Through poetry, Huascar will help audiences share their experiences and discover what truly connects us. “I want to share what it means to … Read more

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OCCK to Hold Community Blood Drive

SALINA – OCCK, Inc. will be holding a community blood drive on Tuesday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their corporate office in Salina at 1710 W. Schilling, according to a media release. Appointments are limited and can be scheduled online at www.redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). You can also … Read more

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COVID-19 Clusters Identified in Two Area Long Terms Care Facilities

SALINA – The Kansas Department of Health and Department reported Wednesday that two long term care facilities in Salina and McPherson are among those on the new list of COVID-19 exposure locations. The KDHE says there have been 35 confirmed cases cases at the Kenwood View Health and Rehabilitation Center, 900 Elmhurst, within the last … Read more

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Salina Downtown Issues Update on Upcoming Events

SALINA – Salina Downtown, Inc. issued an update Wednesday to their upcoming holiday event schedule. According to a media release, Salina Downtown’s staff and marketing committee has been working diligently on the planning of downtown events for the upcoming holiday season. Downtown events such as the Annual Wine Walk, the Zombie Pub Crawl, and the … Read more

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Saline County COVID-19 Update: 30 More New Cases, 477 Recoveries

SALINA – There are another 30 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Monday, September 21 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 692, with 204 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department. The … Read more

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Chapman Middle and High Schools to Move to Online Learning, All Activities Suspended

CHAPMAN – Another Dickinson County school district has made the decision to move to online learning for at least the next two weeks amid COVID-19 concerns. According to an announcement from USD 473-Chapman district officials, the district will move to online learning beginning Friday, September 25, for grades 6 through 12 only. All elementary students … Read more

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Salina Chamber Foundation Launches Small Business Grant Program

SALINA – The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Saline County, Kansas, is assisting small businesses seeking capital in response to the negative economic impacts of COVID-19 from the Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) Small Business Grant Fund. The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation program offers grants of up to … Read more

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