All Kansas Schools Recommended to Close for One Week

TOPEKA – Kansas officials are recommending schools close for one week due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. Gov. Laura Kelly announced the Kansas Department of Education made the decision to pause the schools year for one week, but emphasized the decision is up to the district. She suspects all schools will take the recommendation seriously. Many districts in the state are already closed for spring break while others were set to begin classes again this week. In a news release, the Kansas House of Representatives also supported the decision. “The Kansas Department of Education after consultation with superintendents across the state … Read More

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Mayor Mike Hoppock had a great start to his day, as he was invited to be a special guest at Meadowlark Elementary School…

Mayor Mike Hoppock had a great start to his day, as he was invited to be a special guest at Meadowlark Elementary School for Government Month! Mayor Hoppock helped students better understand how measures are passed by holding a mock commission meeting that involved five students voting on whether or not they would have pizza every day for school lunch. To the dismay of many, the measure did not pass by the majority. Students also asked Mayor Hoppock many questions about his… role as mayor. Questions ranged from, “What’s the hardest part of your job?” to “What do you like … Read More

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Mayor Mike Hoppock had a great start to his day, as he was invited to be a special guest at Meadowlark Ridge Elementary …

Mayor Mike Hoppock had a great start to his day, as he was invited to be a special guest at Meadowlark Ridge Elementary School for Government Month! Mayor Hoppock helped students better understand how measures are passed by holding a mock commission meeting that involved five students voting on whether or not they would have pizza every day for school lunch. To the dismay of many, the measure did not pass by the majority. Students also asked Mayor Hoppock many questions abo…ut his role as mayor. Questions ranged from, “What’s the hardest part of your job?” to “What do you … Read More

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Interested citizens are invited to attend the next meeting of the 2020 Census – Complete Count Committee. The Complete C…

Interested citizens are invited to attend the next meeting of the 2020 Census – Complete Count Committee. The Complete Count Committee (CCC) is a volunteer committee established by the local governing body (City Commission) charged with developing and implementing a plan of action to inform and engage the public about the 2020 Census in order to ensure an accurate enumeration of Salina’s residents. For more information, please contact Dustin Herrs, 785.309.5715 or dustin.herrs@salina.org. The meeting will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 3 pm in Room 105 of the City-County Building, 300 West Ash Street. Source

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Among the many exciting arts and cultural events on First Friday, February 7, Salina Arts & Humanities will facilitate t…

Among the many exciting arts and cultural events on First Friday, February 7, Salina Arts & Humanities will facilitate two visiting artist performances at the Salina Art Center (150 S. Santa Fe Ave.). The performances will complement current SAC exhibitions “Shattering the Void” and “Mother Tongue.” Between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7, visiting percussionist Dr. Fofo Tai-Jung Jackson will perform contemporary and Asian folk music on the marimba. Works inclu…de “To the Earth” by Frederic Rzewski, “Jing Marimba” by Chen Yi, “Michi” by Keiko Abe and more. Dr. Jackson has performed as a solo and chamber … Read More

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Today, Vice-Mayor Melissa Hodges visited Mrs. Hill’s 3rd grade class at Heusner Elementary School to celebrate #WorldRea…

Today, Vice-Mayor Melissa Hodges visited Mrs. Hill’s 3rd grade class at Heusner Elementary School to celebrate #WorldReadAloudDay! Vice-Mayor Hodges read a book to the students and also talked with them about local government. The students are currently learning about government and enjoyed her visit very much! #HeusnerPride #USD305 #LocalGovernment #Salina Source

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The City of Salina seeks public feedback about City boards, commissions and committees through a new online survey. The …

The City of Salina seeks public feedback about City boards, commissions and committees through a new online survey. The six question survey asks questions about participation and communication preferences pertaining to vacancies. Individuals who would like to complete the survey should visithttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3BRCP9C, and select the link located within the Featured Items section. The survey will close Friday, February 28. Source

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First Friday Night Live programming for February 7, 2020 is scheduled as follows. Events are listed chronologically, to …

First Friday Night Live programming for February 7, 2020 is scheduled as follows. Events are listed chronologically, to encourage patrons to visit as many locations as possible. For more details, please contact specific event organizers or hosts. William Counter | Exhibition 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Salina Country Club | 2101 E Country Club Rd Watercolors, Pencils & Crayons by Deborah Fulford | Artist Reception 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm | Gallery 708 | Salina Public Library | 301 W Elm St Prissilla’s Pretty’s, Custom Jewelry Designs by Janette Godwin 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Streit Sandblasting | … Read More

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Join all three authors of the newly published book, Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills, as they share amazing photos …

Join all three authors of the newly published book, Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills, as they share amazing photos from their book on Thursday, February 6 from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. What is a petroglyph? It’s a connection to people long since gone. It’s a message we try to decipher and understand. It’s a carving in rock. They’ll discuss what’s known about the petroglyps and what the carvings can tell us about the early people of Kansas. Rex Buchanan is director emeritus o…f the KS Geological Survey, an editor, author and presenter. Burke Griggs is a fellow at the Woods … Read More

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To commemorate National Fair Housing Month and the 52nd Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the City of Salina Communit…

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.-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 F… Source

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During the month of February, our nation formally celebrates the many contributions Black people have made to our countr…

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 St. For needed accommodations, please contact the Community Relations Division at 785-309-5745 (TDD 785-309-5747) from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Every effort will be … Read More

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