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Playground Dedicated To Salina Children

By toddpittenger On Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:53:28

Playground Dedicated To Salina Children

Community members gathered Friday morning to celebrate a large, unique children's project. A ribbon was cut in celebration of the official opening of America's largest fully accessible playground at Coronado Elementary School. Over 500 volunteers converged on the school on a Saturday morning bac...

 
 

SES Deputy’s Car Damaged

By jeff-garretson On Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:41:28

SES Deputy’s Car Damaged

A Saline County School Resource Officer's vehicle is vandalized overnight. According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, a deputies car that was parked in the 300 block of E. Ellsworth had several windows smashed in the early morning hours of Friday. Deputies say the 2005 Ford Crown Victori...

 
 

Donation Will Keep Jayhawk Display At KU Union

By associated-press On Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:50:10

Donation Will Keep Jayhawk Display At KU Union

A 1,000-piece collection of Jayhawk memorabilia will stay at the University of Kansas Union. James and Mary Asher of Overland Park, Kan., have donated $130,000 to the KU Endowment so the union can buy the collection. Bud Jennings began collecting the memorabilia in 1939. He donated it to t...

 
 

Man Recovering From Accident At State Fair

By associated-press On Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:17:59

Man Recovering From Accident At State Fair

A 74-year-old man is recovering from an accident at the Kansas State Fair that put him in the hospital. Valley Falls resident Earl Stevens suffered broken facial bones and other injuries in the accident two weeks ago. Stevens and his family camp at the fair every year for a long weekend. St...

 
 

Kansas Chief Justice: Furloughs Looming Next Year

By associated-press On Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:01:51

Kansas Chief Justice: Furloughs Looming Next Year

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss says the next fiscal year's budget for the judicial branch could force courts across the state to be closed for seven weeks. Nuss said Thursday that the budget approved by lawmakers this year for Fiscal Year 2015 is more than $8 million short of what the j...

 
 

Kansas Regents OK Higher Education Budget Request

By associated-press On Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:00:23

Kansas Regents OK Higher Education Budget Request

The Kansas Board of Regents has asked the governor to restore tens of millions of dollars in higher education spending that was cut this spring. Regents Chairman Fred Logan says that although the budget has been approved for the next fiscal year, the board had a responsibility to advocate for inc...

 
 

Kansas Education Official Responds to GOP Resolution

By associated-press On Thu, 19 Sep 2013 23:58:44

Kansas Education Official Responds to GOP Resolution

Kansas education commissioner Diane DeBacker says she will be sending a "friendly" letter to the state Republican Party this week correcting what she and other education leaders are calling misinformation about Common Core Standards for reading and math. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the let...

 
 

Brownback Praises New Judicial Selection Law

By associated-press On Thu, 19 Sep 2013 23:55:47

Brownback Praises New Judicial Selection Law

Gov. Sam Brownback says recent changes in how Kansas Court of Appeals judges are chosen have led to a more democratic process and that he would support similar changes for the state Supreme Court. Brownback spoke Thursday to members of the conservative-leaning Federalist Society in Overland Park....

 
 

American AgCredit Opens New Salina Facility

By toddpittenger On Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:34:28

American AgCredit Opens New Salina Facility

Officials from American AgCredit proudly unveiled their new Salina facility on Thursday. Construction of the 12,464 square foot building began back in November. By August 23rd it was complete, and employees moved in. The new facility features a walkout basement, ten enclosed offices, four open...

 
 

“Crash Site” Exercise Simulates Plane Crash

By toddpittenger On Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:22:14

“Crash Site” Exercise Simulates Plane Crash

There were multiple injuries and fatalities when a planE crashed at the Salina Regional Airport Thursday morning. It wasn't a real crash, but rather a simulation as a part of a training exercise that involved local, state, and federal emergency response partners. The scenario involved a flight wi...

 
 
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