Saline County COVID-19 Update: 35 New Cases, 953 Recoveries

SALINA – There are 36 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Monday, October 26 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 1,122, with 156 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department. The total … Read more

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Governor Kelly Directs Flags to be Flown at Half-staff to Honor 1,007 Kansans Who Lost their Lives to COVID-19

TOPEKA – Kansas has surpassed 1,000 Kansas deaths due to COVID-19. In honor of the lives lost and the families they left behind, Governor Laura Kelly has directed that flags be lowered to half-staff throughout the state effective immediately to sundown, Friday, October 30. “It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of … Read more

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Two Residents, One Employee at Salina Presbyterian Manor Test Positive for COVID-19

SALINA – Two health care residents and one non-direct care employee tested positive this morning for COVID-19 following the campus’ routine employee surveillance testing and resident testing for the virus. The residents are in isolation and the employee is quarantined at home, according to a media release. “Our top priority continues to be the safety … Read more

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New Case of COVID-19 Confirmed at Heartland Early Education Center

SALINA – One new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed by the USD 305 school district. According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, one new case was confirmed Tuesday at Heart Early Education Center. It is the seventh confirmed case at Heartland since the beginning of September. Overall, there have now been 58 cases at … Read more

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McPherson County Crime Stoppers Asking Public’s Help to Locate Stolen Camper

MCPHERSON – McPherson County Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s help to locate a stolen camper. According to McPherson Police, a 1990’s Vikings SP-165 camper was stolen from the 500 block of N. Walnut, sometime between October 1 and October 26. Anyone with information is asked to contact McPherson County Crime Stoppers at 620-241-1122 or … Read more

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KWU to Honor Former Director of Bands with Scholarship Competition

SALINA – Kansas Wesleyan University will remember a longtime faculty member with a new talent-based competition, the Bill McMosley Scholarship Competition. Competition will take place in seven areas: Vocal, instrumental, orchestra, Rise Up!, theatre, The Howl and debate. One scholarship for 75% of tuition will be awarded after each competition, while major scholarships will be … Read more

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Flood Watch Issued for Rice, Marion and McPherson Counties

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING… For the counties of: Rice, McPherson and Marion. Including the cities of McPherson, Hillsboro, Sterling, Lyons, Peabody and Marion. The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a * Flood Watch for portions of Central Kansas, including Chase, Marion, McPherson and Rice Counties. * From … Read more

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Salina Presbyterian Manor Temporarily Suspends Visitations

SALINA – Salina Presbyterian Manor has temporarily suspended visitations amid COVID-19 concerns, according to a social media statement Monday. The decision comes less than a week after the senior living facility announced that two employees tested positive for the virus. The employees included a non-direct care employee and a direct care employee. “At this time … Read more

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Earthquake Reported in Southeastern Saline County

SALINE COUNTY – An earthquake was reported in southeastern Saline County Monday afternoon. According to the Kansas Geological Survey, the magnitude 2.3 quake, which occurred at 3:47 p.m., was centered southeast of Assaria, just east of Niles Road, between Hedberg and Lapsley Roads. There have been no reports of damage or injuries associated with this … Read more

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Weather Closings and Delays – October 27, 2020

AREA WEATHER CLOSINGS AND DELAYS FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27. THIS LIST WILL BE UPDATED AS CLOSINGS AND DELAYS ARE ANNOUNCED. SCHOOLS USD 397 Centre – Early dismissal at 11:15 a.m. USD 444 Little River-Windom – Closed USD 448 Inman – Closed

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Saline County COVID-19 Update: 24 New Cases, 929 Recoveries

SALINA – There are 24 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Wednesday, October 21 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 1,087, with 145 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department. The total … Read more

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The Namesake of Freddy’s Frozen Custard Has Died

SALINA – Freddy Simon, the man who is the namesake of Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers has died at the age of 95. His work ethic was crafted years before Freddy’s opened its doors. It all started at Fort Riley where Simon followed his three brothers to the military. Simon said he wanted to be … Read more

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Accounting Professor Finds a Home at KWU

By Eric Brown/KWU SALINA – Growing up in Pakistan, Dr. Hassan Niazi knew early on he wanted to be an accountant. Unlike others before him, he didn’t become aware of his career aspirations through a book, a math class or a mentor. He discovered them while playing video games. Niazi, the current assistant professor of … Read more

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Marion Man Injured in McPherson County Crash

MCPHERSON COUNTY – A Marion man was injured early Monday morning in a single vehicle crash in McPherson County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Stevan E. Schafers, 19, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet S-10 northbound on Interstate 135, six miles of north of McPherson, when he lost control on a patch of ice, entered … Read more

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Four More Earthquakes Reported in Southeastern Dickinson County

DICKINSON COUNTY – Four more earthquakes have been reported in southeastern Dickinson County. According to the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), the first quake, a magnitude 2.6, occurred at 9:47 p.m. Friday and was centered near Sage Road and 800 Avenue, east of Hope. Just one minute later, at 9:48 p.m., a magnitude 3.2 was reported … Read more

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Weather Closings and Delays – October 26, 2020

AREA WEATHER CLOSINGS AND DELAYS FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 26. THIS LIST WILL BE UPDATED AS CLOSINGS AND DELAYS ARE ANNOUNCED. SCHOOLS Elyria Christian School (McPherson) – closed USD 273 Beloit – closed USD 376 Sterling – closed USD 397 Centre-Lost Springs – closed USD 444 Little River-Windom – closed USD 448 Inman – closed SENIOR … Read more

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Wintry Weather, Travel Expected to Continue through This Evening

Wintry travel can be expected today through early tonight as snow, sleet and freezing rain affect much of central and eastern Kansas. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches can be expected with locally higher amounts possible. Ice accumulations around one tenth of an inch will be possible across southern Kansas. 1 to 3 inches … Read more

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Winter Weather Expected Tonight through Monday Night

Drizzle or light rain this evening, will begin to transition to freezing rain and then become mostly snow by around midnight across central Kansas. The transition zone of rain to freezing rain and wintry mix will drift southeast through the overnight hours. Light snow and ice accumulations will be possible before sunrise. Snow, sleet, and … Read more

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UPDATE: Leavenworth Girls Found Safe, Suspect in Custody

LEAVENWORTH – Two girls taken from Leavenworth have been found safe and a suspect is in custody. The suspect’s vehicle was found by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol around mile marker 6 near Erick, Oklahoma, according to the KBI. —- LEAVENWORTH – At 4:30 p.m. the Kansas Bureau of Investigations learned that the Kansas Highway Patrol … Read more

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Wintry Weather Possible Sunday Evening through Sunday Night; Wintry Conditions Continue Monday

Most areas will see drizzle or light rain through the afternoon hours tomorrow. By tomorrow evening, central Kansas will begin to transition to freezing rain and then become mostly snow. The transition zone of rain to freezing rain will drift southeast through the overnight hours and may occasionally mix with snow. Snow and a mix … Read more

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Saline County Food Establishment and Lodging Inspections, Oct. 17-23, 2020

Food Establishment and Lodging Inspections conducted in Saline County by the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Food Safety and Lodging from October 17 through October 23, 2020. Food safety and lodging inspections are unannounced, and inspection results represent only those conditions found in the establishment at the time of the inspection. Disclosure: Please remember … Read more

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Freeze Expected Tonight

A freeze is expected in most locations tonight, with low temperatures ranging from 25 to 32. Person’s with cold sensitive plants should take precautions. A Freeze Warning is in effect for much of the area through 10 a.m. Saturday.

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Two Individuals Charged with Attempted Capital Murder in Connection with Shooting, Injuring Salina Police Officer

SALINA – Two individuals have been charged with attempted capital murder in connection with an August incident in Saline County that included shooting and injuring a Salina police officer, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Schmidt filed criminal charges against Shawn Patrick Humphrey, 37, Wichita, and Adam Drew Humphrey, 36, Leavenworth. The incident took place … Read more

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USD 305 Adjusts Hybrid Model, Will Resume Half Day of School

SALINA – Starting November 2, the secondary hybrid model will change so that grade 6-12 students will be in school for a half day, every day. The “A” cohort will attend in the morning and the “B” cohort will attend in the afternoon. This change does not affect remote students and elementary students. Middle and … Read more

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Saline County COVID-19 Update: 38 New Cases, 869 Recoveries

SALINA – There are 38 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Wednesday, October 21 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 1,063, with 181 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department. The total … Read more

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