COVID-19

Federal Coronavirus Funding Available Locally

Todd PittengerSeptember 10, 2020

The City of Salina has been awarded $169,200 of Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus dollars for both economic development ($119,200) and meal program ($35,000) activities. According to the city, beginning immediately organizations are encouraged to apply for the meal program portion of the funds.  The Meal Program fund applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020. To ...

VIDEO: Superintendent Has Concerns

Todd PittengerSeptember 5, 2020

A concerned superintendent of a Saline County school district sent out a message to the community Friday, urging everyone to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 so schools can remain open. USD 306 Southeast of Saline Superintendent Roger Stumpf said though students are back in the classroom he is very concerned it will not last. He cited concerns about large gatherings, including a con...

COVID-19 Cases at Two Salina Schools

Todd PittengerSeptember 4, 2020

COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at two Salina Schools in the last two days. According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, on Thursday a case was confirmed at Coronado Elementary School and on Friday a case was confirmed at Salina Central High School. The district began on Thursday of this week posting any confirmed report of a USD 305 student or staff member with a positive COVID-19 t...

19 New Saline County COVID-19 Cases

Todd PittengerSeptember 4, 2020

There are 19 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County He-lath Department, there have now been 522 total cases, with 124 cases currently active. There are 389 people who have recovered, and a total of 9 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center reports that they have 5 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. As the holiday weekend begins, the agency says the entire ...

Community Effort Needed to Keep Schools Open

Todd PittengerSeptember 2, 2020

With COVID-19 surging in the Salina area, local education leaders sent out out a message to the community Wednesday evening. The statement from the superintendents of all three Saline County  public school districts and Salina Catholic schools, along with the presidents of Kansas Wesleyan University, Kansas State University Polytechnic, and Salina Area Technical College reads: Alone we can d...

27 New Saline County COVID-19 Cases

Todd PittengerSeptember 2, 2020

There are 27 new COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department there have now been 503 total cases, with 105 currently active. There are 389 people who have recovered, and a total of 9 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center reports that they have 5 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, there are n...

USD 305 Elementary Schools Transitioning to On-Site

Todd PittengerSeptember 1, 2020

Salina USD 305 elementary will be on-site every day and grades 6-12 will continue hybrid beginning September 8th. According to USD 305 the change is based upon gating criteria released by the Saline County Health Department. The gating criteria, applied to USD 305, can be found on the district website, usd305.com. The webpage names the learning model under which USD 305 will operate. “O...

Salina Area United Way Planning Hybrid Kickoff

Todd PittengerSeptember 1, 2020

The Salina Area United Way is planning a hybrid kickoff to its 2020-2021 campaign. According to the organization, this year’s kick-off will be a virtual event and a come and go event at the Salina Area United Way Office.  You will be able to stream the event via the Salina Area United Way Facebook page and YouTube or join the staff and board of directors at their office located at 210 E Waln...

16 New Saline County COVID-19 Cases

Todd PittengerAugust 31, 2020

There are 16 new COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, the total for the county is now 476, with 78 cases currently active. There are 389 people who have recovered, and a total of 9 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center reports that they have 5 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, there...

Cancer Event Cancelled; Support Still Needed

Todd PittengerAugust 31, 2020

The sixth annual Fe For A Cure 5K Race/Walk benefiting patients undergoing treatment at the Tammy Walker Cancer Center, planned for September 19, has been cancelled due to Covid-19.  Organizers say, however, cancer doesn’t stop for Covid, and local patients still need support. “With the number of cancer patients, survivors, family members and friends who have historically attended this eve...


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