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Snake Removed From Threatened List

By associated-press On Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:02:23

Snake Removed From Threatened List

Despite scientific recommendations against it, a Kansas commission voted to remove a snake species from the state's threatened species list. The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission voted unanimously Thursday to remove the redbelly snake from the list. The vote came after developers in ...

 
 

Salina Crime Stoppers 10-17-14

By ksal-staff On Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:29:22

Salina Crime Stoppers 10-17-14

Between 8:00 AM on September 30, 2014 and 10:00 AM on October 6, 2014 a burglary occurred at Ferco Rental, 264 S. Broadway. Tires and rims were taken off of a 20’ enclosed trailer, as well as two padlocks cut and taken from the side doors. Taken from inside the trailer were six tires, 12-volt tr...

 
 

McPherson Company Adding 100 Jobs

By associated-press On Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:15:02

McPherson Company Adding 100 Jobs

A manufacturer of pipe fixtures says it will expand its warehouse in McPherson and add 100 jobs to the operation. Viega plans to break ground in November on an 80,000-square-foot addition to its 439,000-square-foot warehouse and manufacturing operation. The company is a German-based manufact...

 
 

New Kansas Biofuel Plant Is The Future

By associated-press On Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:21:17

New Kansas Biofuel Plant Is The Future

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says a commercial biofuels plant opening in southwest Kansas represents the future of ethanol production. Moniz spoke to The Associated Press ahead of Friday's grand opening of Abengoa's second-generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas. The plant ha...

 
 

Sleeping McPherson Cop Wins Lawsuit

By associated-press On Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:13:00

Sleeping McPherson Cop Wins Lawsuit

A federal jury has awarded nearly $1 million in wages and damages to a former McPherson police officer who was fired after being found asleep on duty. Jurors found the city of McPherson discriminated against Matthew B. Michaels on account of a disability of sleep apnea. A court judgment filed ...

 
 

Arts Panel Approves Design For Eisenhower Memorial

By associated-press On Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:29:45

Arts Panel Approves Design For Eisenhower Memorial

A key arts panel has approved a revised design for a memorial to honor President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington, which could clear the way for groundbreaking. The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts voted Thursday to approve Frank Gehry's design. A federal planning agency also recently approved the ...

 
 

Survey: Slow Growth in Rural Parts of 10 States

By associated-press On Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:27:35

Survey: Slow Growth in Rural Parts of 10 States

A new survey suggests slower economic growth ahead in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said Thursday falling grain prices and weak global growth are weighing down the economy in rural areas. The overall economic index for the region...

 
 

Graves Family Sports Complex To Become Reality

By ksal-staff On Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:17:52

Graves Family Sports Complex To Become Reality

The Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes have scored big. The much anticipated stadium project will soon become a reality. The school announced Thursday evening that they reached a deadline for a matching grant, and presented a $750,000 check from the Mabee Foundation. Coyote teams will play on Gene Bissell F...

 
 

Salina Truck Driving Program To Begin

By ksal-staff On Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:58:34

Salina Truck Driving Program To Begin

A truck driving school will soon hit the road in Salina. Salina Area Technical College Thursday afternoon announced plans for a new commercial driver training program. The new program will be a five week, 210 hour course. When completed, students will be prepared to immediately begin a truck driv...

 
 

Unplug From Your “Real” World and Risk Withdrawal

By joan-jerkovich On Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:04:24

Unplug From Your “Real” World and Risk Withdrawal

If you were to set aside your cell phone, computer, tablet and all connection to the Internet for one day, would you go in to withdrawal? How about if you also gave up television, video games and music? Would we have to peel you off the ceiling? Would you have a panic attack? Would we find you curle...

 
 
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