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New Saline County Commission Meets

By toddpittenger On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:15:01

New Saline County Commission Meets

Among other things, the Saline County Commission reorganized when the new 5-person board met for their first scheduled meeting Tuesday. Monte Shadwick is the new commission chair, Jim Gile is the vice-chair, and John Price is the secretary. After discussing reorganization, commissioners then d...

 
 

Kansas Birth Rate in 2013 Lowest Since Recording Began

By ksal-staff On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:07:25

Kansas Birth Rate in 2013 Lowest Since Recording Began

An annual report says the Kansas birth rate in 2013 was the lowest since the state began keeping birth records in 1912. The Wichita Eagle reports an annual vital statistics reports says the Kansas rate was 13.4 per 1,000, a drop of 4.3 percent from 2012. Kansas State professor Laszlo Kulcsar, ...

 
 

State Fair Working On New Master Plan

By associated-press On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:02:47

State Fair Working On New Master Plan

Kansas State Fair officials have begun the process of forming a new master plan to address renovations at the aging fairgrounds. Fair Manager Denny Stoecklein says the plan could address issues such as a rarely-used racetrack to updating the Depression-era Bison Arena and an Expo Center built in ...

 
 

Owner Admits Illegal Dumping

By associated-press On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:35:20

Owner Admits Illegal Dumping

The owner of an El Dorado plastics recycling company will be sentenced March 30 for dumping hazardous waste chemicals. Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Brian Riley, of Andover, also was ordered to pay $118,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency. Riley pleaded guilty Monday to negligent exp...

 
 

Driver Hit Wrong Pedal In Fatal Crash

By associated-press On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:33:26

Driver Hit Wrong Pedal In Fatal Crash

Newton police say a woman might have hit the wrong pedal before her car drove into a retirement, killing an 82-year-old woman inside. Police Lt. Scott Powell says Wanda Dyck died at a hospital Sunday after the accident Saturday at the Asbury Park Retirement Homes in Newton. A car driven by a 5...

 
 

Area Group’s Humanitarian Effort Continues

By ksal-staff On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:29:53

Area Group’s Humanitarian Effort Continues

Five years after a devastating earthquake an area organization's humanitarian relief effort continues. On January 12, 2010 at 4:53 in the afternoon, time stopped in Haiti. The very homes that the children lived in became their coffin. Those children in the middle of their childhood seemed to suff...

 
 

Using A Guy You’re Dating?

By joan-jerkovich On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 04:33:14

Using A Guy You’re Dating?

Is it wrong for me to keep going out with a guy that I know I will never be serious with? He’s good looking and OK to go out with because I enjoy the attention and nice dinners out, but I know he’d like our relationship to be more. Tee Hee…haven’t women been doing this forever? Haven’t ...

 
 

Kansas Will Have No Women in Statewide Offices

By associated-press On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 01:11:06

Kansas Will Have No Women in Statewide Offices

For the first time since 1966, Kansas will have no females in statewide offices, at least until the next election. The Kansas City Star reports that since April 28, 1966 women have held at least one statewide office in Kansas. That ended Monday when Sandy Praeger leaves the insurance commissioner...

 
 

Winter Wheat Acreages Down in US, Kansas

By associated-press On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 01:08:16

Winter Wheat Acreages Down in US, Kansas

Growers in Kansas and across the nation have seeded far fewer acres of winter wheat for harvest this year. A report released Monday by the National Agricultural Statistics Service shows a 5 percent drop in U.S. winter wheat acres compared to a year ago, with 40.5 million acres seeded. Most of ...

 
 

Big Crowd At Bridal & Prom Expo

By ksal-staff On Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:33:00

Big Crowd At Bridal & Prom Expo

Over 600 people gathered Sunday for the  first ever Salina Bridal & Prom Expo. Future brides and grooms had a chance to meet with over 50 vendors throughout the day to get inspiration on how to plan their perfect wedding. Attendees got to sample wine, meet with caterers, florists, fitness ex...

 
 
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