USD 305 Confirms Three New Cases of COVID-19 at Salina Schools

SALINA – Two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Salina schools. According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, the new cases, all confirmed Tuesday, included one at Stewart Elementary School, one at Opportunity Now, and one at South Middle School. Overall, there have now been 143 cases at Salina schools since September 3. … Read more

KWU Athletics Moves to No-Spectator Policy

SALINA – Spectators will no longer be allowed at any of KWU’s athletic competitions. According to a media release, this policy, which began Monday, is in effect through games of January 9. At that time, the policy will be reassessed and may be extended indefinitely if conditions warrant. The change in policy is in response … Read more

Revised Format for Saline County Commission Meetings Begins Tuesday

SALINA – Beginning Tuesday, November 24, County Commission meetings will take place via Zoom until further notice. According to a media release, this decision to revise the meeting format was made to align with the mass gathering limitations imposed by the Saline County Commission and Saline County Health Officer. Meetings can be viewed on Saline … Read more

Donations Benefit Salina Tech Programs

SALINA – Two new members of Salina Area Technical College’s Foundation Board have stepped forward with equipment donations recently, providing equipment for the Machine Tool and Diesel programs, and a new car for the college’s vehicle pool. The new vehicle, a 2020 Chevy Malibu, was donated by Holm Automotive, a longtime Abilene auto dealer that … Read more

USD 305 Confirms Seven New Cases of COVID-19 at Salina Schools

SALINA – Seven new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Salina schools. According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, the new cases, all confirmed Monday, included three at South High School, two at Central High School, one at Sunset Elementary School and one at South Middle School. Overall, there have now been 140 cases … Read more

Saline County COVID-19: 144 New Cases, 1,621 Recoveries

SALINA – There are 144 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Friday, November 20 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 2,146, with 505 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department. The total … Read more

Saint Francis Ministries Removes Top Leaders After Investigation into Mismanagement

By Sherman Smith, Kansas Reflector TOPEKA — The largest foster care provider for Kansas has removed its top two leaders following an investigation into alleged mismanagement, and the Kansas Department for Children and Families was reviewing the situation to determine whether state resources were properly handled. Saint Francis Ministries informed staff Thursday that the Rev. Robert … Read more

UPDATE: Section of Assaria Road Reopened

UPDATE: A section of a Saline County road has reopened after the completion of a road work project. According to the Saline County Road and Bridge Department, Assaria Road, between Woodward Road and Cunningham Road, has been reopened. This section of Assaria Road was closed Thursday, November 19 to allow for the replacement of a … Read more

Chances for Showers and Storms to Start the Week; Drier Conditions, Seasonable Temperatures for Thanksgiving

After morning clouds, expect full sunshine this afternoon across the area with seasonable, mid 50’s temperatures. Chances of showers and storms increase for the first half of the work week. Expect drier conditions later in the week with temperatures in the 50’s for the Thanksgiving holiday. Today – Sunny, with a high near 54. North … Read more

KWU Recognizes 2020 Fall Graduates

SALINA – Kansas Wesleyan honored 33 graduates during its annual fall graduate recognition ceremony, held Friday night at KWU’s Mabee Arena. Strict social distancing and face covering protocols were in place to allow the event to be held safely. Dr. Meredith Drees, the 2019-20 KWU Distinguished Professor, provided the evening’s keynote address on the importance … Read more

Annual Asphalt Mill and Inlay Project Continues Monday

SALINA – Beginning Monday, November 23 through Wednesday, November 25, APAC Shears of Salina will continue work on the City of Salina’s annual asphalt mill and inlay project. According to the City of Salina, the schedule for this week is as follows, weather permitting: The work consists of milling the existing asphalt street surface 1.5” … Read more

Revised Format for City Commission Meetings Begins Monday

City of Salina

SALINA – Beginning Monday, November 23, Salina City Commission study sessions and meetings will take place via Zoom until further notice. According to a media release, this decision to revise the meeting format was made to align with the mass gathering limitations imposed by the Saline County Commission and Saline County Health Officials. Study sessions … Read more

Saline County Food Establishment and Lodging Inspections, November 14-20, 2020

Food Establishment and Lodging Inspections conducted in Saline County by the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Food Safety and Lodging from November 14 through November 20, 2020. BISHOP STREET TAVERN, 717 Bishop St. (November 19) Follow Up Inspection – Remote – No listed priority, priority foundation, or core violations. – Inspection was conducted remotely … Read more

Salina Public Library to Close Temporarily, Pickup Service Continues

SALINA – After careful consideration of the current COVID-19 risks, Salina Public Library is temporarily closing its building to the public starting Sunday, November 22. Pickup Service will be available in the north lobby from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and digital services … Read more

Saline County COVID-19 Update: 152 New Cases, County Commission Approves New Restrictions

SALINA – There are 152 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Wednesday, November 18 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 2,002, with 514 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department. The total … Read more

USD 305 Confirms Ten New Cases of COVID-19 at Salina Schools

SALINA – Ten new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Salina schools. According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, the new cases, all confirmed Friday, included five at South High School, one at South Middle School, one at Central High School, one at Opportunity Now, one at Schilling Elementary School, and one at Coronado … Read more