Community Development Block Grant Funding Available

SALINA – Saline County has been awarded $132,000 of Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) dollars for economic development activities. According to a media release, businesses in Saline County (excluding businesses located within the city limits of Salina), who are facing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to receive assistance through … Read more

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Saline County COVID-19 Update: 12 New Cases, 342 Recoveries

SALINA – There are 12 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Friday, August 21 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 439, with 88 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department and the … Read more

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Road Construction Forces Temporary Changes to CityGo Purple Route

SALINA – The CityGo Purple Route will have some temporary changes as a result of road construction on Schilling Road in Salina. According to a media release, the CityGo bus stops at 1717 W. Crawford (#13), Pet Life at 1501 W. Crawford (#14), Casey’s General Store at 725 W. Schilling (#26) and Schilling and Virginia … Read more

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Section of Water Well Road Reopened

SALINA – A section of a Saline County road has reopened. According to a media release, Water Well Road, between Burma Road and Lightville Road, was officially opened to through traffic Monday morning. This section of Water Well Road was closed by the Saline County Road and Bridge Department on May 26 to allow for … Read more

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Stiefel Theatre Releases Updated Show Schedule

SALINA – The Stiefel Theatre has released an updated schedule of upcoming shows. Due to the ongoing COVID—19 pandemic, theatre officials were forced to move their entire lineup. The most recent show to be rescheduled was a concert by singer Amy Grant. “Due to continued concerns for everyone’s safety during this pandemic, Amy Grant’s tour … Read more

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School Speed Limits to Resume August 31

SALINA – Area schools resume classes on Monday, August 31, and the enforcement of the reduced speed school zones in Salina will resume on the same date, according to a media release. Drivers are encouraged to be additionally aware of children, school buses, the school zones around schools, and the reduced speed limits. Kansas law … Read more

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Section of Schilling Road to Close Monday

SALINA – On Monday, August 24, Davis Concrete Construction of Salina will close Schilling Road west of Interstate 135 to remove and replace a section of pavement. According to a media release, Schilling Road will be closed to all traffic between Georgia and Royal where the repairs are being made. Schilling Road will be closed … Read more

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Teachers of the Year Recognized by Salina School Board

SALINA – JaNae Basinger, fifth grade teacher at Heusner Elementary School, and Megan Pommer, sixth grade English and reading teacher at South Middle School, have been selected as USD 305 Teachers of the Year. The Salina Board of Education honored them at their regular meeting on August 11. Elementary Teacher of the Year: JaNae Basinger, … Read more

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KWU Cancels 2020 Homecoming and Family Weekend; Pushes Events to Virtual or Spring Timelines

SALINA – Due to continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Kansas Wesleyan University has cancelled the in-person, publicly accessible portion of its 2020 Homecoming and Family Weekend. No in-person events, other than scheduled athletic contests, will take place. The university will, however, host at least one virtual event. The athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony … Read more

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Master Teacher Recognized by Salina School Board

SALINA – Members of NEA-Salina selected Vickie Marcozzi, Oakdale Elementary art and reading teacher, as the USD 305 Master Teacher. She is one of seven Kansas teachers chosen by Emporia State University as the 2020 Kansas Master Teachers. Marcozzi earned a bachelor’s degree in 1991 from West Virginia University. She began her teaching career in … Read more

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Saline County COVID-19 Update: 4 New Cases, 342 Recoveries

SALINA – There are 4 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Wednesday, August 19 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 427, with 76 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department and the … Read more

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Crime Stoppers Seeking Tips in Recent Jewelry Theft

SALINA – Crime Stoppers of Salina and Saline County is asking the public’s help to identify two suspects in the recent theft of jewelry from a local business. According to a media release, the suspects were in Riddle’s Jewelry in the Salina Central Mall, 2259 S. 9th, on August 9 and August 10. It was … Read more

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Isolated Showers and Storms Possible Friday Morning

Isolated showers and thunderstorms will be possible Friday morning across portions of central Kansas. Tonight – Mostly clear, with a low around 65. South southeast wind 7 to 9 mph. Friday – Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. South wind 8 to 13 mph. Chances of precipitation … Read more

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Salina AMC Theatre Planning Sept. 3 Reopening

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SALINA – AMC Theatres announced Thursday that it plans to reopen its Salina Central Mall location on Sept. 3. The Leawood, Kansas-based theatre chain has already opened several locations in the Kansas City area and is planning to have all their locations open by early September, according to their website. AMC closed all their locations … Read more

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Saline County COVID-19 Update: 7 New Cases, 2 Additional Deaths, 342 Recoveries

SALINA – There are 7 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Monday, August 17 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 423, with 72 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department and 342 … Read more

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Saline County COVID-19 Update: 12 New Cases, 342 Recoveries

SALINA – There are 12 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Friday, August 14 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 416, with 67 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department and 342 … Read more

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City of Salina Now Accepting Coronavirus Grant Applications

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SALINA – The City of Salina has been awarded $169,200 of Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) dollars for both economic development ($119,200) and meal program ($35,000) activities, according to a media release. Beginning immediately, businesses are encouraged to apply for the economic development portion of the CDBG-CV funds. Meal program funds will begin taking applications … Read more

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Thunderstorms Possible Saturday Night into Sunday Morning

Showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and into the overnight in Western Kansas. This thunderstorm activity will slowly move to the east and into Central Kansas during the overnight tonight. Western Kansas could have some scattered severe thunderstorms but as the activity moves into Central Kansas, severe storms become less likely. Tonight – A … Read more

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Salina Central High School Athletics Reports Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Test

SALINA – USD 305 has learned that a student-athlete at Salina Central High School tested positive for COVID-19, according to a media release. The Saline County Health Department is working with USD 305 to identify close contacts. The Saline County Health Department will notify those contacts. In response to the positive test, the football and … Read more

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Saline County COVID-19 Update: 10 New Cases, 342 Recoveries

SALINA – There are 10 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Wednesday, August 12 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 404, with 55 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department and 342 … Read more

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Salina Public Library Names Assistant Director

SALINA – Salina Public Library is pleased to announce Amy Adams as the library’s new assistant director. Currently the library’s Head of Community Engagement, she will be transitioning to her new role over the next two months. She will primarily be responsible for staff development, outreach and assisting with new initiatives. “Amy is a respected … Read more

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Saline County COVID-19 Update: 5 New Cases, 2 Additional Deaths, 290 Recoveries

SALINA – There are 5 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Monday, August 10 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. The total for the county is now 394, with 97 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department and 290 … Read more

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Mass Gatherings of 500 or More Added to Kansas Travel Quarantine List

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list, removing the state of Florida and adding attendance at mass gatherings greater than 500 people. Additionally, those countries with a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice with restrictions remain. This list is effective for all persons returning to or … Read more

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Dental Records Confirm Identity of “Miss Molly”

SALINA – The Saline County Sheriff’s Office says a woman’s body that was unidentified for more than three decades, and came to be known as “Miss Molly”, has been identified as Robin Ann Green, 28, from Los Angeles. At a Tuesday afternoon press conference, Sheriff Roger Soldan said Green’s identity has been confirmed through DNA … Read more

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