See what’s new this week at the Salina Public Library at: *** *** There are 12…

See what’s new this week at the Salina Public Library at: *** *** There are 12 new bestsellers, one new movie, four new audiobooks, three new music CDs, 23 new children’s books, and 134 other new books. The new bestsellers this week include “All by Myself: A Memoir,” “Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships, and Lasting Happiness,” and “Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War.” The new movie this week is “Uncut Gems.” Source

Here’s a throwback from last year’s Daddy Daughter Date Night! Don’t forget to snag your tickets before they’re gone! Cr…

Here’s a throwback from last year’s Daddy Daughter Date Night! Don’t forget to snag your tickets before they’re gone! Create a night of memories that the special little girl in your life will never forget! Register in office or online at! **The Salina Parks & Recreation Department does not own the rights to this music** Source

We’re so excited because LINNETTE IS BACK! This means Therapeutic Recreation activities will be back in full force start…

We’re so excited because LINNETTE IS BACK! This means Therapeutic Recreation activities will be back in full force starting in February! Stop by the office or go online to or to see February’s upcoming events and get a registration form. **Don’t forget, participant information sheets must be filled and returned to the office in order to register for any activities!** Source

Salina Police, Crime Stoppers Still Searching for Suspect that Passed Counterfeit Cash

Salina Police and Crime Stoppers continue to seek information regarding the identity of a man suspected of passing counterfeit cash in Salina over the summer of 2019. According to a media release, a man entered the Little Caesars, 645 E. Crawford, between 12:50 and 12:54 p.m. on July 19, 2019, ordered food, and paid using a counterfeit bill. He is described as a black male, tall, stocky, with shoulder-length braided hair, wearing a salmon colored polo shirt, and a black baseball cap. This same person also attempted to pass counterfeit bills at 12:43 p.m., also on July 19 at the … Read More

Warming Trend Expected Through Early Next Week

A warming trend is expected through early next week, with daytime highs climbing into the 50s by Sunday. Chances of rain and snow will return to the area late Monday night through Wednesday. Friday – Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Northwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Friday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening. Saturday – Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the morning. Saturday Night – Mostly … Read More

Dickinson County Crime Stoppers Seeking Information Regarding Vehicle Burglary, Stolen Shotgun

ABILENE – Dickinson County Crime Stoppers is seeking information regarding a vehicle burglary and the theft of a shotgun. According to a Crime Stoppers media release, an unknown suspect burglarized a vehicle located on Northwest Fifth Street in Abilene, sometime between November 10, 2019, and November 12, 2019. Upon entering the vehicle, the suspect removed a black 20 gauge Tristar shotgun. Total loss in the case is estimated to be $500. If you have any information about this or any other crime, or if you know the whereabouts of stolen property, information about underage drinking, or information concerning illegal drugs, … Read More

Salina Man Charged with Posting Threat to Kill President Trump

WICHITA – A Salina man could face up to five years in federal prison for posting on Facebook a threat against U.S. President Donald Trump. The criminal complaint against Aaron McDowell says on Tuesday, January 21, he posted on his Facebook page, “I’m going to kill Trump in the white house tomorrow at 7 PM.” McDowell was charged Thursday in U.S. District Court in Wichita with one count of threatening the president. An affidavit written by a Secret Service agent said McDowell followed with a response after someone responded to his original post. The response to the threat said, “Yo … Read More

Investigation Underway After Officer Involved Shooting in Chase County

CHASE COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting that happened Thursday afternoon along Interstate 35 in northern Chase County. According to a media release, the Kansas Highway Patrol requested KBI assistance at approximately 1:45 p.m. and KBI agents and the crime scene response team (CSRT) responded. KHP troopers were attempting to locate a wanted suspect when they came into contact with him at the Matfield Green Service Area on I-35. The subject fled in a black Nissan Altima heading north. A pursuit ensued, and a trooper in a separate vehicle, was able to deploy … Read More

Kansas Day Open House to be held at Smoky Hill Museum

SALINA – It is time to celebrate Kansas’ birthday and the Smoky Hill Museum will be doing it up right. Bring the whole family and enjoy the fun at the free Kansas Day celebration on Saturday, February 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. The whole family can enjoy learning how to make butter, shell corn and weave on a real loom. You can also learn about leatherworking and Native American regalia. Plus, there will be make and take crafts, delicious birthday cupcakes. Everything’s free at the Kansas Day Open House and Birthday Bash. Event Title: Kansas Day Open House Date: … Read More

Citizens Invited to Attend Proclamation Reading to Commemorate Black History Month

SALINA – During the month of February, our nation formally celebrates the many contributions Black people have made to our country. Black people are an integral part of the moral fabric that holds our country, state and city’s moral fabric together. Citizens are invited to commemorate Black History Month on February 3 by attending a Black History Month proclamation reading, which will take place at 4 p.m. in Room 107 of the City-County Building, 300 W. Ash.

Citizens Invited to Attend the Annual Fair Housing Seminar

SALINA – To commemorate National Fair Housing Month and the 52nd Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the City of Salina Community Relations Division will hold their Annual Fair Housing Seminar Friday, March 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Tony’s Pizza Events Center, 800 The Midway. The purpose of the seminar is to educate tenants, landlords, property managers, lenders, social workers, service providers, and other interested parties about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act, the landmark civil rights legislation that passed in 1968 and makes it illegal to discriminate in the sale or rental of … Read More

Salina Police Department Launches Alerts and Identification Program for Individuals With Special Needs

SALINA – The City of Salina Police Department’s Support Division has launched S.A.Id., a special needs and alerts identification program, which provides local first responders with the resources to identify and assist individuals with special needs who find themselves in emergency situations. According to a media release, the new program allows parents, guardians, caregivers or individuals the opportunity to complete a form that gives the Salina Police Department permission to create a specialized alert in their communication database. The S.A.Id. Alert defines the individual’s condition and/or needs to first responders prior to their arrival to an incident, thereby improving their … Read More

Salina Tech

Salina Tech Announces Fall Honor Roll

SALINA – Salina Area Technical College has announced its honor roll for the fall semester of 2019. The honor roll includes two levels. The President’s Honor Roll is for students who were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes, and had a GPA of 4.0. The Dean’s Honor Roll is for students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, with a GPA between 3.5 and 3.99. PRESIDENT’S HONOR ROLL Abilene Ted Houlton, Emergency Medical Technician; Justin Hicks, Welding Technology. Assaria Sadie James, Certified Nurse Aide. Great Bend Lianne Swanson, Diesel Technology. Gypsum Kate Weis, Certified Nurse Aide. Herington … Read More

Salina Public Library

Submissions Sought for Public Library Haiku Contest

SALINA – In preparation for Poetry Month in April, Salina Public Library is accepting submissions of original poetry in the form of haiku. Finalists’ poems will be displayed in Gallery 708 for the duration of April. At the end of the month, a winner will be chosen by Huascar Medina 2019-21, Poet Laureate of Kansas. A Haiku is a poem with 17 syllables; 5 in the first, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third, often pertaining to imagery of the natural world. The public is invited to celebrate springtime by utilizing the theme of metamorphosis in their poems. … Read More

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