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Board mulling changes to Kan. teacher licensing

By associated-press On Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:46:17

Board mulling changes to Kan. teacher licensing

Kansas State Board of Education officials are considering making changes to how teachers in Kansas are licensed in effort to meet a growing demand for technical education courses at high schools. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the board discussed the changes during a meeting Thursday in respo...

 
 

PHOTO GALLERY: Polar Plunge Into Icy Lake

By toddpittenger On Sun, 16 Feb 2014 15:38:28

PHOTO GALLERY: Polar Plunge Into Icy Lake

A group of hearty volunteers took an icy dip as a large group of well-wishes cheered them on. The Salina Polar Plunge event to help support Kansas Special Olympics was held Saturday at the Webster Conference Center. The event featured an entire morning of activities, including a 5K "Polar Strut" ...

 
 

Event To Discuss Salina School Bond Issue

By ksal-staff On Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:27:26

Event To Discuss Salina School Bond Issue

An information night is planned to discuss the upcoming USD 305 bond issue. According to the district, a public information night is planned Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the District Office at 1511 Gypsum. All community members are invited to attend to learn more about the reasoning behind the bond ...

 
 

Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $400 Million

By ksal-staff On Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:19:04

Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $400 Million

Lottery officials say there was no jackpot winner in Saturday's $330 million Powerball drawing. The estimated jackpot now climbs to $400 million or $227.8 million in cash value. The next drawing is Wednesday. While $400 million is a large jackpot, it is not a record. Bqck in August an 84-year...

 
 

Ag Based Curriculum Invigorates School

By associated-press On Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:08:31

Ag Based Curriculum Invigorates School

A Kansas school that once was on the brink of closure has found new life as an agriculture-themed charter school. Students at the Walton 21st Century Rural Life Center now learn through projects that range from selling eggs to showing pigs at the county fair. The farm curriculum has been repli...

 
 

Burglaries up at south-central Kansas elevators

By associated-press On Sat, 15 Feb 2014 18:49:28

Burglaries up at south-central Kansas elevators

Authorities in south-central Kansas say they are seeing more burglaries at rural elevators, where thieves are mostly stealing tools and other equipment. Dustin Cooke, an investigator with the Kingman County Sheriff's Office, says at least 15 burglaries reported in recent months at elevators from ...

 
 

Ex-KBI Official’s Attorney: No Child Was in Danger

By associated-press On Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:36:17

Ex-KBI Official’s Attorney: No Child Was in Danger

The attorney for a former Kansas Bureau of Investigation deputy director charged with sexual exploitation of a child says no child was ever in danger. Thomas Haney told The Associated Press on Friday that his client, 57-year-old Kyle Smith, isn't accused of approaching, touching or having any com...

 
 

Million Dollar Bond Set In Junction City Murder Case

By associated-press On Sat, 15 Feb 2014 02:07:44

Million Dollar Bond Set In Junction City Murder Case

A judge has set bond at $1 million for three people arrested after this week's discovery of a woman's body in rural northeast Kansas. KJCK-AM in Junction City reports a woman and two men made first appearances Friday in Geary County District Court. Formal charges have not been filed, but two susp...

 
 

Kansas 2013 Crop Values Down to $7.79B

By associated-press On Sat, 15 Feb 2014 02:05:00

Kansas 2013 Crop Values Down to $7.79B

The U.S. Agriculture Department is estimating the total value of Kansas crop production last year at $7.79 billion, a drop of 4 percent from 2012. The agency's National Agricultural Statistics Service calculates crop values by multiplying the average marketing price by the amount of production in...

 
 

VIDEO: Suspected Shoplifters Caught On Camera

By toddpittenger On Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:27:18

VIDEO: Suspected Shoplifters Caught On Camera

Police are looking for a couple of suspected shoplifters who were caught on video. According to Salina Police, two subjects are suspected of committing a theft from Hobby Lobby in Salina's Mid State Plaza. The suspects are a white female wearing a white coat and black pants, and a white male...

 
 
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