Salina Police Department Receives Grant Funding

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies – today announced $2,552,834 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) through the Department of Justice (DOJ) to support Kansas law enforcement. Among the law enforcement agencies receiving the grant funding is the … Read more

Community Foundation Awards $18,000 in Community Grants

SALINA – The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded over $18,000 to 7 charitable projects and organizations in Saline County, according to a media release. The following organizations received funding: Martin Luther King, Jr. Child Development Center, $5,000 to replace the fence at the center. USD 305, $5,000 to purchase food items for weekend food … Read more

Flags to Remain at Half-staff in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

TOPEKA – Flags will remain at half-staff in Kansas in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg until she is laid to rest. In accordance with Executive Order 20-30, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff beginning last Friday until the day of Ginsburg’s interment. “Justice Ruth Bader … Read more

USD 305 Elementary Schools Recognized with Challenge Awards

SALINA – The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 92 schools, including Cottonwood, Oakdale and Sunset elementary schools, as recipients of the 2019 Challenge Awards. The awards recognize Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in their school population. Since its inception in 2002, … Read more

Slightly Below Normal Temperatures Wednesday, Warming Trend the Rest of the Week

Slightly below normal temperatures are expected on Wednesday. Highs in the middle 70’s. A few scattered showers may linger over southeast Kansas in the morning. Here is the three day forecast for Thursday through Saturday. Mainly dry conditions can be expected for Thursday and Friday. A warming trend can be expected with highs of 80 … Read more

CDC Guidelines Discourage Trick-or-Treating During COVID-19 Pandemic

ATLANTA, GA. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now officially discouraged trick-or-treating in 2020. The new holiday guidance appeared on the CDC website Monday night. America’s health protection agency said “many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses.” High-risk Halloween activities, according to the CDC include the following: Door-to-door … Read more

K-State Polytechnic Joins FAA’s Collegiate Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Initiative

SALINA — The unmanned aircraft systems flight and operations program at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has been selected for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative, also known as UAS-CTI. “We value our FAA relationships,” said Kurt Carraway, UAS department head at Kansas State Polytechnic Campus. “As soon as we became aware … Read more

Recent Rankings Show KWU’s Positive Growth

SALINA – On the heels of its highest enrollment figure since 2011, Kansas Wesleyan University’s positive image within the state continues to grow. KWU announced Thursday that it had moved up to fourth in the state in a pair of recently released college rankings. On Niche.com’s 2021 rankings of private colleges within Kansas, KWU is … Read more

Salina Police Department Welcomes Five New Officers

SALINA – The Salina Police Department has welcomed five new police officers. According to the Department, the five new officers are graduates of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center’s Class #268. They graduated after more than 14 weeks of training. The new officers are Aaron Free, Tyler Dickerson, Curtis Cooke, Patrell Brown, and Haylee Harris.

Authorities Searching for Individuals Involved in Rural Dickinson County Shooting

DICKINSON COUNTY – Authorities in Dickinson and Saline Counties are investigating a Friday shooting in rural Dickinson County. According to a media release from Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman, the Sheriff’s Department was sent to Abilene Memorial Hospital after a victim of a shooting checked into the emergency room. Upon arrival, deputies found that Michael … Read more

KDHE Shares Steps to Protect Health Amid Potential Air Quality Impacts from Wildfires

TOPEKA – State health officials want to warn Kansans to potential air quality impacts from smoke from wildfires in the western United States. According to a media release from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), ongoing wildfires across the Western U.S. continues to produce dense smoke that is being transported into Kansas by … Read more