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Community Foundation Leader Stepping Down

By ksal-staff On Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:01:02

Community Foundation Leader Stepping Down

The leader of the Greater Salina Community Foundation is stepping down. According to the organization, President and Executive Director Betsy Wearing has announced her plan to step down from her position effective April 17th. Wearing was a member of the Foundation’s original board of directo...

 
 

Unofficial Saline County Election Results

By ksal-staff On Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:43

Unofficial Saline County Election Results

Updated 9:15 PM All electronic and paper ballots counted. 30 - 50 provisional ballots will be counted Monday. Saline County Election Results: Salina City Commission: (top 3 win commission seats) Karl Ryan 3,518 Trent Davis 3,468 Randall Hardy 2,135 Joe Hay Jr. 2,133 Aaron H...

 
 

Smoky Hill River Festival Unveiled

By toddpittenger On Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:32:02

Smoky Hill River Festival Unveiled

Organizers Tuesday morning unveiled some of the plans for the 2015 Smoky Hill River Festival. The annual celebration of the arts this year is June 11th - June 14th in Oakdale Park. Salina Arts and Humanities Director Brad Anderson declared that the Smoky Hill River Festival "is about the food, it...

 
 

Kansas Governor Signs Nation’s 1st Ban on Abortion Procedure

By associated-press On Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:55:56

Kansas Governor Signs Nation’s 1st Ban on Abortion Procedure

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation making Kansas the first state to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus. Brownback signed the measure Tuesday in a private ceremony at the governor's residence. A photo posted by his offic...

 
 

Marijuana Issue On Wichita Ballot

By associated-press On Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:15:36

Marijuana Issue On Wichita Ballot

Voters in Wichita will decide whether to approve a ballot that seeks to ease penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. The issue is on the ballot for Tuesday's municipal election in Wichita. The proposed ordinance does not legalize marijuana. It makes first-time possession a crimina...

 
 

School Worrried About Refunding Aid

By associated-press On Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:14:06

School Worrried About Refunding Aid

Lawrence school officials worry that their district will be forced to pay back nearly $672,000 in aid from the state by the end of June under a new school funding law. Superintendent Rick Doll said Monday that the district might impose a hiring freeze for non-teaching jobs. He also said the distr...

 
 

FHSU Raising Funds For Speech Clinic

By associated-press On Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:10:56

FHSU Raising Funds For Speech Clinic

Fort Hays State University is planning a race to raise money for children's speech therapy. The university announced Monday that it would hold the event April 25 in Municipal Park in Hays. Participants may choose to register for a five-kilometer run, a one-mile walk or the post-race celebration o...

 
 

Election Day Tuesday

By ksal-staff On Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:02:20

Election Day Tuesday

If advance voting is any indication, long lines should't be an isssue at polling places today. Voters in Salina who do head to the polls will decide local city commission and school board races. Saline County Clerk Don Merriman tells KSAL News that there has not been a lot of interest shown so fa...

 
 

UPDATE: Minneapolis Pollution Case Delayed

By associated-press On Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:15:30

UPDATE: Minneapolis Pollution Case Delayed

A federal judge has delayed sentencing for a Kansas metal finishing business and its owner while he mulls over arguments and decides on his proposed findings. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree said Monday he would enter an order later in the case against C&R Plating and owner Kevin L. Cline...

 
 

Ellsworth Man Wins $10,000 Lottery Prize

By ksal-staff On Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:12:38

Ellsworth Man Wins $10,000 Lottery Prize

An Ellsworth man has won a big lottery prize. According to the Kansas Lottery, Alan Marez and his family hopped for joy Easter morning when they discovered Marez had won a $10,000 lottery prize. “We went to Easter sunrise service,” said the 71-year-old Ellsworth resident. “I had purchase...

 
 
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