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County Hears Lead, Budget updates

By karen-shade On Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:23:24

County Hears Lead, Budget updates

Health Department Director Jason Tiller briefed Saline County Commissioners on recent screenings for elevated blood lead (EBL) levels conducted on June 22 and 23. In all, 384 adults and children were screened. Forty-two individuals did not identify any risk factors to proceed with blood screeni...

 
 

Moran to Host Listening Tour Stop in Salina

By ksal-staff On Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:42:50

Moran to Host Listening Tour Stop in Salina

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran is planning an event in Salina later the week. The Senator will visit Salina as part of his Kansas Listening Tour this Thursday. Area residents are encouraged to attend and share feedback on the critical issues facing Kansas and the nation. The issues Senator Moran focuse...

 
 

On Point New Horizons Dental Care

By brookechristie On Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:41:58

On Point New Horizons Dental Care

“On Point Expert!” Why did you choose to be a in the dental field? This is actually a really great story that I love to tell people! My whole life I knew I wanted to be in the medical field. I always assumed nursing would be the career for me but when I was a senior in high school my boy...

 
 

Blood Drive Underway

By ksal-staff On Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:49:39

Blood Drive Underway

It's Day Two at the "Pump Up The Volume Blood Drive" at Sunrise Presbyterian Church at Roach and Beloit in Salina. According to Blood Drive Coordinator Rhonda Smith, donations drop off during the summer time - but the need remains high around Kansas for blood. Paper work to sign up is faster n...

 
 

Westar Customers to Save About $18 Million

By associated-press On Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:43:31

Westar Customers to Save About $18 Million

Kansas regulators have reduced the amount Westar Energy can earn on transmission costs, which will save customers about $18 million over the next 12 months. The Kansas Corporation Commission made the decision Tuesday. The commission said in a news release that the savings stem from a complaint it...

 
 

Stolen Tools Found in Treeline

By ksal-staff On Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:18:02

Stolen Tools Found in Treeline

Salina Police are investigating a burglary from a work site storage trailer. Officers were called to the 800 block of North 13th around 4am on Monday after a neighbor heard suspicious noises. Police discovered that a padlock had been broken on the utility trailer and that items had been remove...

 
 

Lawsuits Against Emporia State Continue

By associated-press On Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:49:50

Lawsuits Against Emporia State Continue

Lawsuits alleging that Emporia State University discriminated against two minority assistant professors are continuing in federal court. A federal judge on June 15 refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Melvin Hale, although some of the original defendants and claims were dismissed. The university...

 
 

Evidence Collection Phase is Done

By ksal-staff On Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:18:59

Evidence Collection Phase is Done

Authorities have finished collecting evidence at a rural Saline County murder scene and released the home back to the victim's family. Investigators believe 57-year-old Lori J. Heimer was killed inside her rural Assaria home sometime during the afternoon of June 25th. Saline County Undersherif...

 
 

Governor Signs Bill Aimed at Keeping Kansas Schools Open

By associated-press On Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:18:50

Governor Signs Bill Aimed at Keeping Kansas Schools Open

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation that would increase aid to poor school districts to meet a court mandate and end a threat that the state's public schools might shut down. The bill signed Monday increases poor districts' state funding by $38 million for the 2016-17 school year by di...

 
 

Saved By Courage Above and Beyond

By jeff-garretson On Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:18:14

Saved By Courage Above and Beyond

November 18, 1967, Salinan Jim Deister was hit by enemy fire and lay dying in a field in Vietnam. "I thought he was dead at the time because he'd been shot through the head and been shot through the chest, but you don't leave a brother," said Medal of Honor recipient Sammy L. Davis. The U.S. A...

 
 
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