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Act Now To Preserve Water

By ksal-staff On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:56:57

Act Now To Preserve Water

The Wichita Eagle: The heavy rainfall from late July through mid-August reduced drought conditions in many counties throughout the state, including Sedgwick. But longer-term concerns about water remain - particularly preserving the Ogallala Aquifer in western Kansas. That's why it was good th...

 
 

Thieves Steal Jet Fuel

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:42:17

Thieves Steal Jet Fuel

Salina police are investigating the theft of more than $1,000 in jet fuel from a fuel business. Police Lt. Scott Siemsen says 144 gallons of fuel were stolen from two trucks at Flower Aviation between June 20 and Aug. 14. The business reported the theft Friday. Siemsen says the fuel costs $7 a...

 
 

Kansans To Re-Enact Battle Of Chickamauga

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:38:43

Kansans To Re-Enact Battle Of Chickamauga

More than 30 Kansans are going to Georgia this month to recreate a 150-year-old Civil War battle. Besides re-enacting the Battle of Chickamauga, the soldiers will hold a memorial service to honor the spot where the 8th Kansas Volunteer Regiment experienced its worst moment. The regiment was organ...

 
 

Author James Patterson Funds ESU Scholarship

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:27:06

Author James Patterson Funds ESU Scholarship

Bestselling author James Patterson has given $48,000 to pay for scholarships for Emporia State University teaching students. Patterson has funded similar scholarships at several other universities, including Vanderbilt. Patterson said in a news release that his passion is to "get more and more ki...

 
 

Talk Planned On Excavated Indian Village

By ksal-staff On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:19:57

Talk Planned On Excavated Indian Village

A presentation in Salina on a recently excavated Kanza Indian village is planned this week. Tricia Waggoner, the Kansas State Historical Society's highway archaeologist, will discuss the history of the Fool Chief's Village from 1830 to 1844. The site near Topeka had to be excavated because of a p...

 
 

100 Years Of The State Fair

By associated-press On Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:26:47

100 Years Of The State Fair

The Kansas State Fair is preparing for its 100th opening day. The annual fair starts Friday and runs through Sept. 15 on the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. Organizers have big birthday celebrations planned. There will be throwback events that include an old-time bingo game and a mincemea...

 
 

Central Kansas Transmission Route Approved

By ksal-staff On Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:00:57

Central Kansas Transmission Route Approved

A new electricity transmission route stretching from Saline County to Cloud County is approved. According to Westar Energy, the Kansas Corporation Commission has approved the Summit Creek Route. The route stretches from the Salina area to the Concordia area. When complete in late 2016, the hig...

 
 

Closed Ride Moving To Worlds Of Fun

By associated-press On Mon, 02 Sep 2013 20:43:28

Closed Ride Moving To Worlds Of Fun

A ride that stranded people 300 feet high twice last year will be moving from Knott's Berry Farm to World's of Fun in Kansas City. Park officials said the Windseeker ride will be relocated to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City in January. The two parks are owned by the same company. Leidy Arevalo,...

 
 

Man Sought In Kansas Attack Captured

By associated-press On Mon, 02 Sep 2013 20:36:58

Man Sought In Kansas Attack Captured

A man being sought in a Kansas woman's death and her son's attack has been arrested in Missouri. A dispatcher confirmed that Charles Alfred Beck was arrested in Texas County in southern Missouri. Derby Police Chief Robert Lee says the arrest happened Sunday night, hours after his department resp...

 
 

11-Year-Old Girl Pulls Toddler From Bottom Of Pool

By ksal-staff On Mon, 02 Sep 2013 17:01:42

11-Year-Old Girl Pulls Toddler From Bottom Of Pool

An 11-year-old central Kansas girl is being hailed as a hero for pulling her 2-year-old stepsister from the bottom of a hotel pool. Serinity Towery nearly drowned two weeks ago after she fell into a pool at a Russell hotel. The Hays Daily News reports the children were playing in the pool when...

 
 
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