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KU Theatre Dept Houses Oscar

By associated-press On Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:00:14

KU Theatre Dept Houses Oscar

In the four decades since Oscar recipient William Inge's death, the statuette that symbolizes his success has resided in the building that houses the University of Kansas' theater program. Inge received this Oscar in 1961 for best original screenplay for "Splendor in the Grass," a story of sexual...

 
 

KSU Salina To Remember, Honor Instructor

By ksal-staff On Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:53:22

KSU Salina To Remember, Honor Instructor

The K-State Salina family will honor a beloved instructor who was killed in a plane crash late last year. The school is planning a special event this coming Friday to remember and honor Charlie Sojka. Sojka died back in November when a plane he was piloting crashed near Booneville, Missouri. He ...

 
 

Push on to make catfish a Kansas state symbol

By associated-press On Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:47:16

Push on to make catfish a Kansas state symbol

Despite past opposition, some Kansas residents want the channel catfish to become a state symbol. Supporters of the fish say it has a long history in Kansas and remains one of the most popular species in the state's waters. Bills to designate it as a state symbol have been introduced in Senate...

 
 

Iconic KSAL Jeep Lives Again

By ksal-staff On Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:30:46

Iconic KSAL Jeep Lives Again

An iconic vehicle seen in and around Salina in the 1950s and 1960s has been brought back to life. A 1946 Willys Jeep that was used by KSAL Radio has been rebuilt into a show-quality vehicle. Because of its durability, the Jeep was purchased in the early 1950s. It was used until the early 1970s ex...

 
 

UPDATE: Missing Salina Man Found Safe

By ksal-staff On Sun, 22 Feb 2015 04:43:27

UPDATE: Missing Salina Man Found Safe

A missing Salina man has made contact with his family, and is okay. Family and friends had been looking for 51-year-old Merelyn Hendricks II, who had not been seen since Monday. Friends feared that Hendrickson could do harm to himself. He has a mental disorder, but had none of his medication w...

 
 

Bill restricting sex ed moved forward by Kansas House panel

By associated-press On Sun, 22 Feb 2015 03:38:04

Bill restricting sex ed moved forward by Kansas House panel

Schools would need to obtain parental consent before teaching sex education to students under a bill endorsed by a Kansas House panel. The House Education Committee voted 10-8 to approve the bill Thursday. Several Kansas school districts already require written parental consent, and others all...

 
 

Kansas bill would direct state to study industrial hemp

By associated-press On Sun, 22 Feb 2015 03:34:19

Kansas bill would direct state to study industrial hemp

The Kansas Department of Agriculture would be tasked with cultivating and studying hemp under a bill before the state Legislature. The House Agriculture and National Resource Committee will hold a hearing on the bill Monday. The measure would direct the department to grow and study hemp plants in...

 
 

Budget Concerns Lead Legislative Update

By jeff-garretson On Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00:36:17

Budget Concerns Lead Legislative Update

A crowd of about 100 people joined area legislators on Saturday morning at the Salina Chamber for the first of three updates on state issues being discussed in Topeka. Senator Tom Arpke, and Representatives Steven Johnson, Diana Dierks and J.R. Claeys briefed everyone on their work in committees, t...

 
 

Kansas House panel passes strict reform to school wage talks

By associated-press On Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:28:46

Kansas House panel passes strict reform to school wage talks

Kansas school boards would have the power to tell teachers "take it or leave it" in salary negotiations under a bill endorsed by a state House panel. The House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee approved the bill Friday, sending it to the House floor for further debate. The bil...

 
 

Tech classes help young offenders prepare for future

By associated-press On Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:24:18

Tech classes help young offenders prepare for future

Young offenders incarcerated at Topeka's juvenile detention facility are learning technical skills to make them more marketable and less likely to get into trouble after they are released. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex offenders who are still in high...

 
 
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