Family Searching for Salina Teen Missing Since Tuesday

SALINA – Friends and family are searching for a Salina teenager missing since Tuesday. According to Kansas Missing and Unsolved, Savannah Rae Balentine, 15, was last seen in Salina on February 18. Balentine is 5’2” tall and weighs 150 pounds. She has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. Anyone with information regarding Balentine’s whereabouts is asked to call the Salina Police Department is 785-826-7210.

Reason #21 with Ad Astra Books and Coffeehouse

Reason #21 with Ad Astra Books & Coffee House!! #whatsyourreason #SalinaDowntown #DowntownSalina (Feed generated with FetchRSS) Source

UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Walmart Shoplifting Case

UPDATE: Salina Police say they have identified a suspect they were searching for in connection with a recent shoplifting case at Walmart. After releasing a surveillance photo Friday morning, police say tips from the public helped identify the suspect wanted in the case, which had been featured Friday morning as this week’s Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. The suspect’s name has not yet been released. —- SALINA – Salina Police and Crime Stoppers are requesting the public’s help to identify a suspect in a recent shoplifting case. According to a media release, a theft was reported at Walmart, 2900 … Read More

Warming Trend into Weekend, Precipitation Returns Sunday into Monday

Despite a very cold start to the day, a warming trend will begin today and continue into the weekend. By far, Saturday looks like the best day of the weekend, with temperatures running 5 to 10 degrees above normal for late-February. Saturday will be a great day for any outdoor work you may have to do. Keep this in mind as Sunday will be a very wet day. Widespread precipitation is expected Sunday, gradually ending from west to east on Monday. At this time, we are expecting mostly rain with this system, but there is a low-end chance of some … Read More

Three KWU Football Standouts Sign with Salina Liberty

SALINA – Three former Kansas Wesleyan football standouts won’t have to travel far when they begin their professional careers. According to the Salina Liberty website, defensive end Shaq Bradford, quarterback Johnny Feauto and defensive back Rashaan Broomfield have all signed contracts with the team for the 2020 season. Bradford, Feauto and Broomfield will be among 35 athletes in the Liberty’s preseason camp that opens March 2. The roster will be trimmed to 25 before the season opener against Amarillo on March 21 at Tony’s Pizza Events Center. “This is not a publicity stunt,” Liberty General Manager Francis Flax said. “The … Read More

Reason #20 with the Smoky Hill Museum Store

Reason #20 with the Smoky Hill Museum!! #whatsyourreason #SalinaDowntown #DowntownSalina (Feed generated with FetchRSS) Source

Cold Tonight, Warmer Weekend Ahead

Clear skies and light winds overnight should allow temperatures to fall into the teens. Any areas with a couple inches of snow and where winds remain calm could drop to 5 to 10 degrees by morning. A mix of clouds and sun is expected on Saturday, with forecast high temperatures mostly in the upper 50’s. Clouds and rain will move in Saturday night, with a good chance of rain throughout the day on Sunday. Forecast high temperatures on Sunday are in the lower 50’s. Tonight – Clear, with a low around 16. Light and variable wind becoming south around 6 … Read More

Saline County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Enforcement Campaign Near High Schools

SALINE COUNTY – Beginning February 24 thru March 6, the Saline County Sheriff’s Office will join other law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma with increased enforcement near high schools to raise awareness on roadway safety. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States – ahead of all other types of injury, disease or violence. “Even one teen death is unacceptable,” Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan said. “Please slow down, put the phone away or turn it off, and always buckle up.” Deputies will issue citations to any individual … Read More

UPDATE: Salina Teenager Found Safe

UPDATE: A Salina teenager missing since Tuesday has been located. Kansas Missing and Unsolved tells The Salina Scoop that Dakota Cottrell, 13, was found safe Thursday morning. No further details were provided. —- SALINA – Friends and family are searching for a Salina teenager missing since Tuesday. According to Kansas Missing and Unsolved, Dakota Cottrell, 13, was last seen in Salina at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Cottrell is 5’1” tall and weighs 137 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information regarding Cottrell’s whereabouts is asked to call the Salina Police Department at 785-826-7210.

KWU Selects Harbin Construction as General Contractor for Nursing Center

SALINA – The next phase of Kansas Wesleyan University’s first new, on-campus instructional facility in 50 years began Tuesday, as the school announced Harbin Construction would be the general contractor for the school’s Nursing Education Center. Harbin Construction, a Salina-based contracting company, will also be utilizing exclusively local subcontractors for the duration of the project. “We’re pleased to announce the selection of Harbin Construction as our contractor for this project,” said Dr. Matt Thompson, President and CEO of KWU. “We believe that the Nursing Education Center will be an important addition not only to our campus, but to Salina as … Read More

Reason #19 with The Cozy Inn

Reason #19 with The Cozy Inn!! #whatsyourreason #SalinaDowntown #DowntownSalina (Feed generated with FetchRSS) Source

Highlights from Tuesday’s Saline County Commission Meeting

SALINE COUNTY – The Saline County Board of County Commissioners met on Tuesday, February 18. Here are the highlights from that meeting: – Commissioners approved a facility use agreement with Hermes Healthcare for their continued use of the Senior Center in providing foot care services. – Commissioners signed a resolution adopting the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan covers twelve counties in the North Central Region and outlines the most probably natural and manmade disasters that could occur in the area. By adoption of this plan, Saline County will be eligible to apply for grants that specifically cover mitigation projects. … Read More

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