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COVID-19

Coronado Elementary Hosting Student Parade

Jeremy BohnMarch 23, 2020

While "social distancing" and guidance from government officials have called off school in its traditional form for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester, Coronado Elementary in Salina has an idea to honor its students, teachers and faculty. According to the school's social media page, they will be hosting a "Student Parade" on Wednesday, March 25 at 6 p.m. The school's teachers will lin...

KDHE Says Child Care Facilities Can Stay Open

Lauren FitzgeraldMarch 23, 2020

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is recommending continuity of operations for licensed child care facilities at this time (centers, preschools, day care homes and school age programs). Child care facilities may accept new enrollees in accordance with the terms of their license. However, depending on the unique and changing situations of each community, local public health off...

United Way Prepares for COVID-19 With Emergency Relief Fund

Todd PittengerMarch 23, 2020

The Salina Area United Way is offering help as the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to spread across the country, and Kansas. According to the agency,  they determined to provide continued high-quality support and service to our community during this unique circumstance.  This crisis is affecting everyone, especially those areas involving their core pillars of health, education, and financial s...

Small Business Spotlight: Salina Area Chamber of Commerce

Jeremy BohnMarch 23, 2020

The pandemic that is COVID-19 has changed much of what we do on a day-to-day basis in a little more than a week's time. This impact has had a far sweeping consequence to many businesses around the world--and of course--here in Salina. One of the businesses that has already seen numerous changes is the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce--a non-profit organization with two different divisions inc...

USD 305 Free Meals Begin Today

Todd PittengerMarch 23, 2020

While traditional schooling is out for all kids around the state of Kansas, that hasn’t stopped USD 305 from ensuring that youth will learn from home on a full stomach. USD 305 Salina says that it will be offering free “grab-and-go” meals for all children between the ages of one and 18 this week, March 23-27. There is no signup, eligibility or paperwork required to participate; however...

Changes to Area Public Transportation

Todd PittengerMarch 23, 2020

Amid COVID-19 concerns public transportation in the Salina area is changing beginning this week. According to OCCK, Inc. Transportation they are adjusting service levels for CityGo, 81 Connection, Regional Paratransit and City of Abilene public transportation beginning Monday and continuing until further notice. Beginning Monday CityGo buses will only run from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with no ...

Parks Could Pose Virus Danger

Todd PittengerMarch 22, 2020

Salina City Parks are still open, but those using them are advised to do so with caution. According to the city, although parks remain open for outdoor activities and exercise, users are advised to avoid contact with common surfaces, playground equipment, and benches. Plastic is used extensively within City of Salina playgrounds and COVID-19 can live up to three days on its surface, accordin...

Stiefel Reschedules Multiple Shows

Todd PittengerMarch 22, 2020

The Stiefel Theatre in Salina has postponed multiple shows, and has already rescheduled many of them. Here is an update on dates of shows: Salina Symphony Rodgers and Hammerstein - May 31 Collective Soul - June 5 Red White & Brews - June 27 (more information coming soon) Diamond Rio - August 7 Michael Franti & Spearhead - August 11 STYX - August 17 Amy Grant - Oct...

Gov. Kelly Continues To Discuss Economic Impact Of COVID-19 In Kansas

Lauren FitzgeraldMarch 20, 2020

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly was joined today by David Toland, Secretary of Commerce; Delía García, Secretary of Labor; David Herndon, State Bank Commissioner; and others to discuss what the Kelly Administration is doing to help mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, on the Kansas economy. U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Loans The Governor first ann...

All Kansas DCF Offices Close

Lauren FitzgeraldMarch 20, 2020

At the direction of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, all Department for Children and Families service centers will close to the public, until further notice, beginning Monday, March 23. While the public won’t be able to access buildings, the agency’s core services will continue. “Our mission is to protect children and strengthen families,” DCF Secretary Laura Howard said. “Our essential staff...


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