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Kansas resident goes far to hunt, sell mushrooms

By associated-press On Sun, 04 May 2014 17:20:34

Kansas resident goes far to hunt, sell mushrooms

A northeast Kansas resident roams eight states with the start of each spring. He hauls a refrigerated trailer, lives in a tent and looks for the morel mushrooms that he's hunted since childhood. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that 40-year-old Ryan Gregg, of Lawrence, collected nearly 1,800 po...

 
 

Koch brothers decline invite for climate debate

By associated-press On Sun, 04 May 2014 17:14:20

Koch brothers decline invite for climate debate

Conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are turning down an invitation extended in a full-page ad in their hometown newspaper asking them to join a public debate on climate change. The Wichita Eagle reports  that Friday's advertisement was placed by NextGen Climate Change, a gro...

 
 

Smoky Hill Sportsman Expo Tickets On Sale

By ksal-staff On Sun, 04 May 2014 14:02:02

Smoky Hill Sportsman Expo Tickets On Sale

Tickets for a first of its kind outdoors event in Salina go on sale Monday. The three day Smoky Hills Sportsman Expo is coming to the Bicentennial Center in August. American Country Awards nominee Craig Campbell takes the stage Friday, August 22 at 7:00 PM, part of the headline concert for the th...

 
 

US teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

By associated-press On Sun, 04 May 2014 13:54:56

US teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

New research shows that U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. The diversity gap comes as the number of minority students in public schools is on the rise. Almost half the students in the public system are minorities. Studies from the Center for American Progress and the ...

 
 

CKF Campaign Receives Large Donation

By ksal-staff On Sun, 04 May 2014 13:31:50

CKF Campaign Receives Large Donation

About a weeks ago, a Salina organization that cooperates with multiple agencies in treating substance abuse announced an expansion project and fund raising campaign. A large donation has already been made to the Central Kansas Foundations's Pathfinder@50 Capital Campaign. According to the organiz...

 
 

Feds arrest man charged in Kansas meth case

By associated-press On Sat, 03 May 2014 23:34:42

Feds arrest man charged in Kansas meth case

Authorities have arrested a man charged with using a rural Douglas County home to produce methamphetamine. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Benito Olivas-Yanez was arrested Wednesday in Olathe. He's one of 17 defendants indicted in December as part of a conspiracy federal prosecutors say spanne...

 
 

Kansas official won’t block Roberts from ballot

By associated-press On Sat, 03 May 2014 20:26:11

Kansas official won’t block Roberts from ballot

Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he has no power under Kansas law to keep U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts off the ballot in the state's Republican primary. Roberts filed Friday for his fourth, six-year term in the Senate. He submitted the necessary paperwork shortly after tea party challenger Milton Wol...

 
 

House rejects bill exempting private health clubs

By associated-press On Sat, 03 May 2014 20:16:46

House rejects bill exempting private health clubs

The Kansas House of Representatives has rejected a bill that would have exempted private-sector health clubs from property taxes. The Wichita Eagle reports  that a House-Senate conference committee had earlier removed the proposed tax break from a bill that passed the Senate, but supporters in t...

 
 

Wichita man sentenced for meth injection death

By associated-press On Sat, 03 May 2014 20:12:19

Wichita man sentenced for meth injection death

A 38-year-old Wichita man won't face the hard 50 prison sentence after the jury in his trial couldn't agree on giving him the heftier sentence. Jason A. Jones was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping in the death of 34-year-old Shawn Lindsey, who was injected with a ...

 
 

Salina Students Honored With Jester Awards

By ksal-staff On Sat, 03 May 2014 14:22:57

Salina Students Honored With Jester Awards

Students from Salina South were among Kansas high school thespians taking home Jester Awards Friday night at the 13th annual Jester Awards celebration at the Orpheum Theater in Wichita. The awards show event honors excellence in the production of high school musicals across Kansas. As part of th...

 
 
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