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Massive Lindsborg Water Gun Fight Planned

By associated-press On Wed, 21 May 2014 16:06:18

Massive Lindsborg Water Gun Fight Planned

While bringing a squirt gun to school can lead to suspension or worse in many parts of the U.S., an entire Kansas community plans to mark the end of this academic year with a massive water gun fight. Those who don't want to shoot it out at Lindsborg's Swensson Park on May 30 are encouraged to bri...

 
 

AUDIO: Birth Control Compared To Murder

By ksal-staff On Wed, 21 May 2014 12:18:00

AUDIO: Birth Control Compared To Murder

The Saline County Commission turned a health department request for a state grant to fund long activating versatile contraceptive birth control into an abortion debate. Health Department director Bronson Farmer and a staff nurse Tuesday requested approval to accept a $6,064 state grant to fund t...

 
 

Dole Prepares For Next Kansas Tour

By associated-press On Wed, 21 May 2014 11:19:55

Dole Prepares For Next Kansas Tour

Just days after finishing the second of several planned trips through Kansas this year, former Sen. Bob Dole has announced the schedule for his next visit. The 90-year-old Russell native toured 16 communities of northeast, central and south-central Kansas last week. On Tuesday, aides announced he...

 
 

Woman Hurt In Work Zone Crash

By ksal-staff On Wed, 21 May 2014 11:14:56

Woman Hurt In Work Zone Crash

A Lindsborg woman is hurt in a crash in a construction zone near Salina. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a construction truck was putting up cones in a work zone on Interstate 135 south of Salina near the Mentor exit. The truck attempted a left turn into the median and was struck by an SU...

 
 

Brownback Shuffles Agency Heads

By associated-press On Tue, 20 May 2014 23:59:30

Brownback Shuffles Agency Heads

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is shuffling his administration, naming the head of the state's aging and disabilities agency to be his new budget director. The governor announced Tuesday that Shawn Sullivan, secretary of the Department for Aging and Disabilities Services, will be the state's new b...

 
 

“Bio-Ken” Honored As Outstanding Citizen

By toddpittenger On Tue, 20 May 2014 19:14:18

“Bio-Ken” Honored As Outstanding Citizen

It's an award that will come as no surprise to former students of a longtime Salina teacher and volunteer. The Salina Community Foundation on Tuesday named Ken Miller as the 2014 recipient of the Salina Award for Outstanding Citizenship. Miller, known to his students as "Bio-Ken", spent a caree...

 
 

Children’s Free Summer Meals at 9 Sites in Salina

By jeff-garretson On Tue, 20 May 2014 16:31:39

Children’s Free Summer Meals at 9 Sites in Salina

USD 305 is inviting children over to lunch during the summer. Superintendent Bill Hall tells KSAL News that the continuation of the free summer meal program will swing into action on Tuesday May 27th, "Last year we had over 3,900 breakfast and over 25,000 lunches that were served," he said. "T...

 
 

Panhandling Problem

By ksal-staff On Tue, 20 May 2014 16:25:43

Panhandling Problem

The City of Salina and the Salina Police Department have recently received numerous complaints regarding panhandlers in the community. "Panhandling is more of a societal problem than it is a law enforcement issue," according to the departments. "An easy solution to the panhandling problem is to n...

 
 

Explosion Victim Killed By Pipe Bomb

By ksal-staff On Tue, 20 May 2014 15:11:28

Explosion Victim Killed By Pipe Bomb

A man killed in an explosion at a Salina Park is identified. Salina Police say that 46-year-old Wayne Guerrant died from injuries he sustained when a pipe bomb exploded in Jerry Ivey Park. First responders were called to the park at around 12:30 Monday afternoon to the report of an explosion. ...

 
 

Forecasters Divided Over Summer Outlook

By associated-press On Tue, 20 May 2014 13:33:48

Forecasters Divided Over Summer Outlook

Weather patterns more like the heart of summer than late May have some forecasters concerned that Kansas could be in store for continued hot and dry conditions. Others aren't quite ready to jump on the drought bandwagon, even though high-temperature records were broken three times in Wichita ea...

 
 
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