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Calculating College

Jeff GarretsonJuly 13, 2020

Administrators and instructors around the country are being tasked again with delivering quality education - while navigating through the headwinds of COVID-19. The summer break has given leaders at Kansas Wesleyan University a chance to plan for the upcoming Fall semester. Kansas Wesleyan University's Athletic Director Steve Wilson tells KSAL News that safety comes first on campus with classro...

Kansas State Fair Cancelled

KSAL StaffJuly 13, 2020

The 2020 Kansas State Fair has been cancelled. The fair board Monday morning voted to cancel the event due to to COVID-19 concerns. Fair authorities had recommended that Kansas join other regional states in skipping similar events this year. While the traditional Fair won't happen, staff is working to host both open class and youth livestock shows over three weekends starting Labor Day weeke...

25 New COVID-19 Cases in Saline County

Todd PittengerJuly 10, 2020

Saline County has 25 new positive COVID-19 cases. According to the Saline County Health Department, all of the new cases are associated with other positive cases. The total for Saline County is now 215, with 143 cases currently active. Seventy people that have recovered, and two people have died. Saline County continues to have a tremendous uptake in COVID-19 cases. An alarming amount of ...

Street Eats & Beats Postponed

Todd PittengerJuly 10, 2020

Organizers have put the brakes on an outdoor festival which was planned for this weekend. The Saline County Young Professionals group has postponed its Street Eats & Beats festival which was planned Saturday in Oakdale Park. Organizers say they were hoping it would be possible to continue with the event, but due to concerns in the community, they have reconsidered. Plans are to reschedul...

Kansas State Fair in Doubt

Metro Source News / Todd PittengerJuly 10, 2020

It's looking like the Kansas State Fair won't be happening this year after all. Fair authorities are preparing to recommend that Kansas join other regional states in skipping similar events this year. Plans to hold the annual event had centered on safety measures to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19. However, authorities decided current trends make it unlikely the fair would be finan...

Southeast of Saline Changes Graduation, Prom Plans

Todd PittengerJuly 9, 2020

Due to the recent spike in confirmed Covid cases in Saline county and the surrounding areas, and the recent mask orders from the Governor, City, and County, changes have been made to the Southeast of Saline Graduation and Prom plans scheduled for July 17th and 18th. According to the school, graduation will move to the more restrictive Option B on the graduation contingency plan which will limit...

17 New Saline County COVID-19 Cases

Todd PittengerJuly 8, 2020

There are 17 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, the total for the county is now 190, with 118 cases currently active. Seventy people have recovered.  Two people have died. According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, there are now 17,618 cases and 282 deaths statewide. This information can be found at https://ww...

County Reverses Course, Mandates Masks

Todd PittengerJuly 8, 2020

Less than a week after they opted not to mandate masks, but rather "highly recommend them", Saline County Commissioners on Wednesday reversed course and will mandate them. By a vote of 3-2 commissioners voted to pass an ordinance which parallels a mask ordinance passed on Monday of this week. Saline County Health Officer Jason Tiller Jason Tiller was in support of the mask mandate. [audio...

Kustom Kemp Car Show Cancels Salina Event

Todd PittengerJuly 8, 2020

Organizers of the annual KKOA Leadsled Spectacular Car Show in Salina have pulled the plug on this year's event. The show, which brings thousands of classic cars to Salina one weekend each summer, had been scheduled for July 23rd - 26th. Organizers said via social media they had to make the worst decision they have made in 40 years. They say the decision was made to"keep our members and entr...

4-H Youth stay Resilient

Jeff GarretsonJuly 8, 2020

Concerns over the spread of COVID-19 continues to knock summertime events off the calendar. Officials in Saline County recently cancelled the Tri-Rivers Fair including the rodeo, carnival and demolition derby in Salina. But 4-H clubs will still present their projects for judging over a four day period. 4-H Youth Development Agent Sarah Maas tells KSAL News that over 300 club members will pre...


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