‘Mr. Stinky Feet’ to Kick Off Summer at the Public Library

SALINA – A free, family concert will kick off Salina Public Library’s Summer at the Library. Rockin’ dad, Jim Cosgrove, will perform at 6:30 p.m. May 30 in Caldwell Plaza, just south of the library. Cosgrove, also known as “Mr. Stinky Feet,” has delighted audiences for over two decades with his high energy, interactive concerts. He has performed throughout North America and Europe, including two performances at the White House. His discography includes “Swimming in Noodles” (2010), “Pick Me! Pick Me!” (2003) and “Stinky Feet” (1999). He has won two Gold National Parenting Publication Awards, seven Parents’ Choice Awards and … Read More

Saline County Officials Release Important Information Regarding Flood Event

SALINE COUNTY – Saline County officials have released several pieces of important information regarding the current flooding situation. The Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners signed a disaster declaration for Saline County on Monday in anticipation of record flooding along the Mulberry Creek and Smoky Hill River that will affect Salina and New Cambria. Additionally, the County has set up the following for assistance: A shelter has been set up for residents who wish to evacuate at the First Covenant Church located at 2625 E. Magnolia. A shelter for household pets has been set up at the Saline County … Read More

Never Surrender MMA to Debut in Salina

SALINA – A brand new event for Salina, Never Surrender MMA: Full Battle Rattle, is coming to Tony’s Pizza Events Center’s Heritage Hall on Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. MMA (mixed martial arts) is a full-contact combat sport that allows striking and grappling, both standing and, on the ground, using techniques from various combat sports and martial arts. All participants in Never Surrender MMA are veterans. Never Surrender MMA is a new amateur and professional combat association that focuses on bringing awareness to, and assisting veterans who are experiencing PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Never Surrender MMA is also veteran … Read More

Free Summer Food Program Starts June 3

SALINA – USD 305 will once again hold its Summer Food Program this year. Start your day with a free, nutritious breakfast, then exercise your mind and body and join us again for a free, nutritious lunch. Lunchtime activities and programs provided by United Way and the Salina Educators. Weekly sports ball giveaways courtesy of Salina Charities League. Visit www.usd305.com and click on the Summer Food Program link to view flyers, menus, activities and other information. Breakfast will be served only at Stewart Elementary School from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. and Central High School from 8:00-8:30 a.m. from June 3 through June … Read More

Damage to Downtown Sculpture is Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

SALINA – Crime Stoppers is seeking information from the public regarding the recent vandalism of a downtown sculpture. According to the Salina Police Department, an unknown person damaged a sculpture at the corner of Iron and 7th Street, sometime between 1 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. The sculpture, named “Dave”, was on display for the Sculpture Tour in Salina. Total damage sustained to the sculpture has been estimated at $2,000. If you have any information concerning who committed this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 785-825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637), or visit www.pd.salina.org and follow the Crime … Read More

Eight USD 305 12th Grade Students Receive Seals of Biliteracy

SALINA – Congratulations are in order to eight 12th grade students from USD 305 to be recognized for their literacy in more than one language by the Kansas State Department of Education. According to USD 305, graduates received a “Seal of Biliteracy” certificate and the recognition has been added to their high school transcripts. “Earning a Seal of Biliteracy requires exemplary performance in reading, writing, speaking and listening in a second language, stated Linn Exline, Executive Director of School Improvement and incoming superintendent as of July 1. “Few students reach this high level of competency. These eight students should be … Read More

Supercell Pursuit: Weather the Focus at Hangar 600

By Tim Unruh/Salina Airport Authority SALINA – Tiny anemometer propellers turned in a gentle indoor breeze Tuesday while curious humans milled about several peculiarly outfitted vehicles. Just outside of a big hangar at Salina Regional Airport, folks in blue jumpsuits stood watch on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Lockheed WP-3 Orion, a large plane loaded with radars and other weather gear. This was the calm that some 50 scientists, weather experts and students are not here to experience during the early stages of a two-year operation known as Project TORUS. The acronym stands for Targeted Observations by Radars and … Read More

Air Supply to Perform at Stiefel Theatre

One of the most successful pop bands of all-time will soon perform at the Stiefel Theatre. Air Supply will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 12. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. After the shows’ performances at 10:30, they would play pizza parlors, coffee bars and night clubs with just one guitar and two voices. They quickly … Read More

Kansas Governor Orders Flags to be Lowered in Honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day

TOPEKA – In recognition of the National Peace Officers Memorial Day on Wednesday, May 15, Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags throughout the State of Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown on May 15. President Donald J. Trump also issued a flag directive honoring National Peace Officers Memorial Day. “Each year we recognize law enforcement officers for putting service above self to protect fellow Kansans,” Kelly said. “I have a deep appreciation for these officers and their families – and on behalf of the State of Kansas, thank them for their commitment.” H.J. Res. 730, P.L. … Read More

Saline County Senior Services Receives CHIP Grant from Salina Regional Health Center

SALINE COUNTY – The Saline County Department of Senior Services was awarded a $10,000 grant by Salina Regional Health Center’s Community Health Investment Program (CHIP) Grant. According to the County, the Department of Senior Services is a vibrant, busy place that enables older adults to live active and independent lives by providing services such as Meals on Wheels, social activities, and access to resources for furthering care. These grant funds will be used to assist in the restoration and repair of the building so that County budgeted funds can be used to expand programs and increase services to seniors. Tom … Read More

Crime Stoppers Seeking Tips on Burglary of Two Vehicles

SALINE COUNTY – The burglary of two vehicles in rural Saline County is this weeks Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. According to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, unknown suspect(s) made entry into two vehicles parked in the 1900 block of E. Gray Road sometime between 2:30 p.m. May 1 and 5:30 a.m. May 2. Once entry to the vehicles was made, a silver North American Arms .22 Pug handgun with titanium sights and a black grip, was stolen. Other items stolen from the vehicles include a wallet, cash, checks, and other personal items. Total estimated loss is over $400. … Read More

Salina Man Married to Pharmacist Got His Drugs from Her

WICHITA – A Salina man unlawfully received controlled prescription drugs from his wife, who was a pharmacist, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Dalton R. Hartley, 29, Salina, Kan., pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of acquiring controlled substances through fraud. Hartley is married to co-defendant Kirsty C. Hartley, who worked at a CVS Pharmacy, 681 S. Ohio. In his plea, Dalton Hartley admitted he fraudulently received 450 tablets of hydrocodone with acetaminophen and 360 tablets of alprazolam from his wife. He would consume the medication himself or trade tablets to other people for marijuana. Hartley admitted he knew his wife … Read More

Salina Tech Graduation Set for Saturday

SALINA – Graduation ceremonies for Salina Area Technical College’s Class of 2019 will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at the Stiefel Theater in downtown Salina. Guest speakers are Eric Brown, President and CEO of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, and Col. Matthew Oleen, Chief of Staff of the Kansas Army National Guard. In all, 120 students are candidates for graduation; 30 are earning an Associate of Applied Science degree, while the rest are earning a technical certification. The Class of 2019 has several “firsts,” including: The first graduates of our Practical Nursing program The first time Commercial … Read More

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