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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and TourismMarch 6, 2021

More than 4,500 birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans and mollusks are considered nongame wildlife in Kansas – species that are not trapped, fished or hunted. Collectively, non-game wildlife make up more than 99 percent of all species in the state. Through tax-deductible donations to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Chickadee Checkoff program, in...

KSU Poly Webinar Shared Globally

Todd PittengerMarch 6, 2021

Unmanned aircraft systems are a global phenomenon, and the experts at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus are helping to ensure regulation updates are shared across the globe. According to the school, free webinar offered by K-State Polytechnic on Feb. 25 discussing recent changes implemented to UAS regulations by the Federal Aviation Administration was attended globally. The webinar ...

Make Plans Prior to Adverse Weather

K-State Research and ExtensionMarch 6, 2021

No one needs to stretch their memory too far to see the devastation that can be caused when severe weather strikes. The recent arctic blast across many parts of the United States – and especially in Texas – is a blaring testimony to the destructive effects on communities and livelihoods. “We don’t have to look further than February when we went from a frigid, arctic outbreak to mild, su...

Kansas Korean War Chaplin Accounted For

Todd PittengerMarch 5, 2021

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday that Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun, of Pilsen, Kansas, who died as a prisoner of war during the Korean War, was accounted for on March 2nd. After serving in World War II, Kapaun returned to active duty in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War with the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. On November 2nd, 1950, Kapaun's...

8 New COVID Cases, No New Deaths

Todd PittengerMarch 5, 2021

There are 8 new COVID-19 cases in Saline County, and no new deaths. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have been 5,972 total cases, with 313 currently active. There have been 106 total deaths. Salina Regional Health Center reports  they have two patients who require hospitalization for COVID-19. The county dashboard has been updated with the latest information: ...

Suspected Shoplifter Caught on Camera

Todd PittengerMarch 5, 2021

Salina Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspected shoplifter who was caught on camera. The crime is this week's Salina Crime Stoppers crime of the week. Police say back on February 19th, a woman at the Dillions grocery store at 1235 E Cloud placed $100.00 of merchandise in a cart and left the store without paying for the items. The person was described as a white fema...

Final Day of Radiothon

KSAL StaffMarch 5, 2021

Two Salina radio stations are into their second and final day of a two-day effort to help in the fight against childhood cancer. Meridian Media radio stations Y 93.7 and FM 104.9 are hosting a two-day radiothon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The effort began at 6:00 Thursday morning. By the time the first day concluded, nearly $34,000 was donated by listeners across Kansas. ...

Local Vaccination Pace Increasing

Todd PittengerMarch 4, 2021

More than 8,600 people who live and work in Saline County have now received either their first or both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination. According to the Saline County Health Department, all three  vaccines that protect against COVID-19 which been authorized for by the FDA - Moderna, Pfizer, and most recently Johnson & Johnson, are being utilized locally. Saline County has primarily recei...

Hospital Modifies Visitor Guidelines For COVID-19

Todd PittengerMarch 4, 2021

Visitor restrictions are being eased at the hospital in Salina. According to Salina Regional Health Center, they are modifying their COVID-19 visitor restrictions due to improving COVID-19 infection numbers in the community. Effective Friday, March 5, inpatients may have one visitor per day instead of one designated visitor for the duration of a patient’s hospital stay. Emergency Departmen...

Lottery Player Wins $22,000 Top Prize

Todd PittengerMarch 4, 2021

One Kansas Lottery player can stop searching for a lucky four-leaf clover as they’ve just won the $22,000 top prize in the 2by2 game. According to the lottery, the winning ticket was sold in South Central Kansas. It matched all four numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing to win the prize. The winning numbers in the 2by2 drawing on March 3, 2021, are Red 5–26 and White 11–22. The cou...


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