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Legislative Issues Forum Planned In Salina

By ksal-staff On Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:15:32

Legislative Issues Forum Planned In Salina

The first of three planned legislative issues public forums is scheduled for later this week in Salina. According to the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, the first of a series of Legislative Issue Meetings with our local Saline County Legislative Delegation will be held this Saturday morning. ...

 
 

Common Core Foe: Get Feds Out Of Education

By associated-press On Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:04:11

Common Core Foe: Get Feds Out Of Education

An eastern Kansas Republican who is the main proponent of a House measure that would nullify Common Core reading and math standards in the state admits he hasn't read what's in them. Rep. Willie Dove, of Bonner Springs, says he is driven by a firm belief that the federal government shouldn't be...

 
 

Looking for Lincolns

By ksal-staff On Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:50:35

Looking for Lincolns

She's on a mission to collect a million pennies in the fight against childhood cancer. Roxanne - from the Morning Show on Y93.7 FM, is heading to area schools to team up with students to help in the fight against cancer. "Kids get it right away, they know they can make a difference and help kids ...

 
 

Woman Rejects, Injures Man

By associated-press On Mon, 17 Feb 2014 01:39:12

Woman Rejects, Injures Man

A 69-year-old Kansas man ends up with a broken rib and collapsed lung after unsuccessfully trying to get a young woman to dance with him. The man attempted to dance with the woman at 1:10 a.m. Sunday at the Driftwood Lounge when she took exception and pushed him. Police spokesman Sgt. John Hoo...

 
 

Horse Therapy Center Might Close

By associated-press On Mon, 17 Feb 2014 01:35:30

Horse Therapy Center Might Close

A cash-strapped therapeutic horse riding center plans to close next month. The Flint Hills Therapeutic Riding Center in Wichita has been unable to replace funding lost when its main corporate sponsor, Boeing, left town. It has also now lost its Medicaid insurance. The 14-year-old horse therapy...

 
 

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...

 
 
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