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KU Program Tailored for Those With Intellectual Disabilities

By staff On Sun, 27 Dec 2015 13:30:35

KU Program Tailored for Those With Intellectual Disabilities

A new University of Kansas program that begins next fall will give a handful of students with intellectual disabilities a chance to take classes at the school for the first time. The KU Transition to Postsecondary Education for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities program is being funded through ...

 
 

Army to resume Cleanup at Former Sunflower Ammunition Plant

By staff On Sun, 27 Dec 2015 13:27:59

Army to resume Cleanup at Former Sunflower Ammunition Plant

The U.S. Army is preparing to resume work removing pollutants on a 15-square-mile tract that's considered the largest potentially developable chunk of land in the Kansas City metropolitan area, but the project is expected to take far longer than officials had envisioned. Environmental cleanup at ...

 
 

5 Taken to Hospital After KC Police Chase Ends in Crash

By staff On Sat, 26 Dec 2015 12:05:52

5 Taken to Hospital After KC Police Chase Ends in Crash

Five people were taken to a hospital after a car fleeing from Kansas City police collided with another vehicle. The Kansas City Star reports the incident began around 2 p.m. Thursday when police officers spotted a black Chevrolet Impala they suspected of being carjacked. Police say the driver ...

 
 

Kansas Man Killed in Nebraska Crash, Sheriff’s Office Says

By staff On Sat, 26 Dec 2015 11:59:51

Kansas Man Killed in Nebraska Crash, Sheriff’s Office Says

Authorities say a Kansas man has been killed in a south-central Nebraska highway crash. The accident was reported around 5 p.m. Wednesday on Nebraska Highway 78, east of Red Cloud in Webster County. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the Webster County Sheriff's Office identified the victim...

 
 

Off-Road Drivers Causing Damage at State Park Near Lawrence

By staff On Sat, 26 Dec 2015 11:58:27

Off-Road Drivers Causing Damage at State Park Near Lawrence

Officials at Clinton Wildlife Area say illegal off-road drivers are causing damage around Clinton Lake that has forced the closure of some roads. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the Rock Creek Boat Ramp on the southwest side of the lake and portions of Green Road on the wildlife area's western...

 
 

Skunks Blamed For Increase in Kansas Cattle With Rabies

By staff On Sat, 26 Dec 2015 11:53:39

Skunks Blamed For Increase in Kansas Cattle With Rabies

A Kansas State University researcher says a rise in the number of rabid skunks in the state likely has contributed to an increase in cattle rabies cases. Gregg Hanzlicek is director of production animal field investigations for the university's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. He says 13 rabies ...

 
 

Kansas Lawmaker Seeks End of Privatized Foster Care System

By staff On Sat, 26 Dec 2015 11:52:13

Kansas Lawmaker Seeks End of Privatized Foster Care System

A Kansas lawmaker is calling for an end to his state's privatized care system as its 20th anniversary nears and scrutiny of the agency in charge of it rises. Republican Representative Mike Kiegerl, an Olathe Republican, wrote a report that was among more than 100 pages of documents provided to th...

 
 

Christmas Dinner For 4,000

By toddpittenger On Fri, 25 Dec 2015 22:30:40

Christmas Dinner For 4,000

For the 33rd year in a row Salina Chef Bill Fekas prepared the biggest Christmas dinner in Salina. A large crowd enjoyed the annual Bill Fekas Family Christmas Dinner. Fekas had a dream in 1982 to prepare and serve a free dinner for anyone who was alone on Christmas Day. Late Salina businessman D...

 
 

Another “Georgetown Santas” Successful Year

By ksal-staff On Fri, 25 Dec 2015 13:42:06

Another “Georgetown Santas” Successful Year

It's another year in the books for the Georgetown Santas. The group of neighbors have become a popular mainstay in Salina in the days leading up to Christmas each year. Each year the Santas suit up on Georgetown Road in East Salina, handing out candy and popcorn and spreading Christmas cheer. ...

 
 

The History of Santa Claus

By joan-jerkovich On Fri, 25 Dec 2015 13:00:48

The History of Santa Claus

The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey. Much admired for his piety and kindness, St. Nicholas became the subject of many legends. It is said ...

 
 
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