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Incarceration Inspired Display at Art Center

Todd PittengerNovember 17, 2019

An incarceration inspired exhibit is going on display in Salina. Cell Drawings, an exhibition by artist Benjamin Todd Wills will be on display at Salina Art Center November 20 - January 5. According to the Art Center, Wills has been corresponding with inmates for years. When he began, many of the first responses came from people who had been housed in solitary confinement. Over the years, Wills...

Historic Train Begins Trek Across Kansas

Todd PittengerNovember 17, 2019

A historic Union Pacific train that is chugging across the Midwest is chugging across Kansas, making multiple stops along the way including an overnight stay in Salina. According to the railroad, Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 has been touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad's 150th anniversary. The Big Boy...

Soldiers Accused of War Crimes Pardoned

Metro Source News / Todd PittengerNovember 16, 2019

President Trump has ordered the release of two prisoners who were being held for war crimes at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The two service members accused of war crimes were pardoned and released on Friday. President Trump signed the pardons for Army Major Mathew Golsteyn and Army Lieutenant Clint Lorance. According to FOX News, Lorance was six years into serving a 19-ye...

New Salina Family Healthcare Center CEO

Todd PittengerNovember 16, 2019

A new person is in charge at a Salina medical clinic which provides healthcare to anyone and at the same time trains doctors. According to Salina Family Healthcare Center,  Dr. Bob Kraft has accepted an offer to become the organization’s next CEO. According to the organization's board of directors, Kraft's dedication to the dual missions of the clinic, providing top-quality healthcare to ...

Health Care, Funding Top Concerns at Legislative Luncheon

Adam PrachtNovember 16, 2019

Area educators brought priorities directly to state lawmakers at Smoky Hill Education Service Center’s 30th annual legislative luncheon on November 14. School funding, healthcare and statewide economic development topped the areas of concern from educational leaders, who had the opportunity to ask questions of state senators and representatives. Chris Moddelmog, SHESC Executive Director, s...

The Road Goes on Forever at the Stiefel Theatre

KSAL StaffNovember 15, 2019

It's not always easy to sum up a career -- let alone a life's ambition -- so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen's calling-card anthem just about do it. You can complete the lyric with the next five words -- the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night ("and the party never ends!") -- just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but it's the part about...

Ellsworth Student Removed after Thursday’s ‘Not Credible’ Threat

MetroSourceNovember 15, 2019

Security at Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School will be elevated over the next several days. That's the word from local officials, who say the move comes after a possible threat rattled local officials yesterday. That threat was later deemed not credible. However, a student who allegedly made the threat has reportedly been removed from the school as a precaution, and school officials say ...

Thieves Target Area Farms

Metro Source NewsNovember 15, 2019

Authorities in McPherson County are investigating two thefts involving ten thousand dollars' worth of tools and equipment from a pair of farms near Inman earlier this month. According to the county sheriff's office, the first happened sometime between November 2nd and November 4th. The second reportedly took place nearby at a second farm on November 9th or 10th. Officials say the thieves mad...

Kansas Thanksgiving Safe Arrival Effort to Begin

KSAL StaffNovember 15, 2019

Law enforcement across Kansas will mobilize beginning Monday in preparation for Thanksgiving travel. Monday, November 25th, through Sunday, Dec 1st, many police agencies across the state including the Kansas Highway Patrol will participate in the Kansas Thanksgiving Safe Arrival traffic enforcement campaign.  A grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will underwrite overtime ...

Toys to Take Over Expo Buildings

Todd PittengerNovember 15, 2019

One of the biggest events of its kind in the Midwest is coming to Salina this Saturday. Kenwood Hall and the 4-H Building will be bursting at the seams with toys at the 8th Annual Salina Heart Land Toy Show. Organizers say vendors are coming from Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, Oklahoma and of course Kansas. They will have thousands of toys on display to buy, sell...

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