Numerous Coronavirus Updates and Information Announced Wednesday

The following are the latest updates and information regarding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) announced Wednesday evening: – President Donald Trump, in an address to the Nation, announced the he is suspending all travel from Europe to U.S. for the next 30 days, effective Friday at midnight. President Trump also said officials will review the restrictions … Read more

Salina Doctor Offers Advice on Prevention of Coronavirus

A Salina doctor took to social media earlier this week to give the community some advice regarding the prevention and spread of illnesses, including coronavirus. In his statement, Salina Regional Health Center’s Emergency Room Medical Director, Dr. Sean Herrington said: “With our community health resources still busy with influenza season, and with coronavirus spreading across … Read more

Salina Man Survives Florida Plane Crash

DESTIN, Fla. – A Salina man survived a plane crash in Florida over the weekend. According to a media release from the Okaloosa County, Florida Sheriff’s Office, a pilot and passenger were aboard a Beech Bonanza aircraft that went down short of the Destin Executive Airport runway Sunday morning. The two men were identified as … Read more

SRHC Limiting Emergency Room Visitors Due to Coronavirus, Influenza Concerns

SALINA – Salina Regional Health Center is placing limits on emergency room visitors. “Due to influenza season and concern for Coronavirus, the ER will be limiting visitors, effective immediately,” hospital officials said in a social media statement Tuesday. Until further notice, only one non-sick immediate family member will be allowed per patient. Any visitor displaying … Read more

Mild Weather Returning Tuesday

Tuesday will be mostly dry and mild temperatures will return to central, south central, and southeast Kansas. Afternoon highs in the low 60s are expected across the area with partly cloudy skies. Tonight – Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 30. North northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light … Read more

Information Sought in Burglary of Abilene Residence

ABILENE – Dickinson County Crime Stoppers is seeking information regarding a recent residential burglary in Abilene. According to a media release, a residence located on West First Street in Abilene was burglarized during the daytime hours of January 21. Upon entering the residence, unknown suspect(s) removed a black Sentry brand safe containing several gold coins. … Read more

Section of Farrelly Road Closed Thursday

SALINE COUNTY – A section of a Saline County road has been closed due to a drainage structure that will soon be replaced. According to a media release, Farrelly Road, between Kipp Road and Gypsum Valley Road, was closed to through traffic on Thursday due to a condition of an existing drainage structure. It is … Read more

Red Flag Warning in Effect from 12 PM Through 6 PM Thursday

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Red Flag Warning for strong northwest wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM CST this evening. For the counties of: Ellsworth-Saline-Rice-McPherson-Marion-Chase-Russell-Lincoln-Cloud-Clay-Mitchell-Dickinson-Ottawa. * Extreme Grassland Fire Danger…is forecast. * Winds…Northwest 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 … Read more

Gov. Kelly: No Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Kansas

TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, along with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Secretary Dr. Lee Norman and Kansas Adjutant General Lee Tafanelli, director of the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) announced the state’s preparedness plan for COVID-19 today, according to a WIBW-TV report. “There are no confirmed (coronavirus) cases in … Read more

Annual Pavement Sealing Work Begins

SALINA – Beginning Wednesday, March 4 through Friday, March 6, Circle C Construction of Goddard, KS will begin sealing cracks on the following City of Salina streets, weather permitting: Residents will be asked to remove their cars from streets to facilitate the work, which will take place generally between the hours of 8 a.m. and … Read more

Collective Soul to Perform at Stiefel Theatre

SALINA – The Stiefel Theatre has added another outstanding show to their upcoming lineup. Rock band Collective Soul will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 5. Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, March 6 at 12 p.m. Coming hot off a triumphant, yearlong celebration of their 25th anniversary in 2019, the very … Read more