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Busy Season at Salina Post Office

KSAL StaffNovember 28, 2020

The Salina Post Office is gearing up for its busiest weeks of the year. According to the USPS it is expected that more holiday gifts and greetings will be sent through the mail this year, as families and friends will hold virtual celebrations instead of opening gifts in person. The Postal Service always encourages customers to send their holiday gifts and cards early. This year is no different....

“Shop Small” on Small Business Saturday

KSAL StaffNovember 27, 2020

Shoppers can make a big difference in their local communities by supporting Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is always celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Unlike Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which focus on larger retailers and e-commerce stores, Small Business Saturday encourages consumers to shop at predominantly small and local retailers and to use small, local...

Think Safety as Christmas Lights Keep Holidays Bright

KSAL StaffNovember 27, 2020

As Thanksgiving leftovers are packed into the refrigerator, talk of Christmas decorating starts to fill the air. Awareness can help ensure that holiday lights and decorations are installed and operated safely. Lighting safety: Before using strands of lights or other decorations, check them for signs of damage, paying special attention to electrical cords. Signs of wear or fraying cords me...

VIDEO: Thanksgiving Dinner To Go

Todd PittengerNovember 26, 2020

Things were the same, but different in Salina on Thanksgiving day. The Salina Salvation Army, partnering with Applebee's, the GL Huyett company of Minneapolis, and a dedicated group of volunteers again provided a free community-wide Thanksgiving dinner. Because of COVID-19, a sit-down meal at Applebee's couldn't be held. The agency adapted, though, and still provided the meal as a drive thru ca...

Free Sate Park Entrance

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and TourismNovember 26, 2020

Swap the shopping centers for scenic views this Black Friday, as Kansas state parks will once again waive entrance fees as part of the nationwide #OptOutside initiative. All 28 of Kansas’ state parks are participating in an effort to get families and friends outdoors and enjoying nature. On Friday, Nov. 27, state park visitors will have a chance to win a free night’s stay in a Kansas state ...

What You Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving

KSAL StaffNovember 26, 2020

When it comes to interesting facts about the Thanksgiving holiday, it's a virtual horn of plenty. What some of us call Turkey Day didn't become a national holiday until 1863. Just weeks before President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, he proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of Thanksgiving. It wasn't until 1939 when President Franklin Roosevelt declared T...

Tips On Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving Table Scraps

Todd PittengerNovember 25, 2020

Veterinarians say pet owners should double-check before sharing any holiday leftovers with their furry friends this Thanksgiving. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals released a list this week of common Thanksgiving foods that are generally safe to share with pets. Check out the following tips for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy, too: Talkin’ Turkey:...

Pumpkin is King of the Pies

KSAL StaffNovember 25, 2020

While the undisputed stars of the Thanksgiving dinner are the turkey and stuffing, the meal wouldn't be complete without some pie for dessert. But there is no clear favorite when it comes to which pie to serve. However, the traditional offerings are the most popular. Pumpkin pie tops the list in a FoodNetwork.com poll as the choice of 27-percent, while pecan pie follows with nods from 23-per...

Add a Dash of Safety to Holiday Kitchen Traditions

Kristi Pankratz November 25, 2020

Many holiday memories include time spent in the kitchen cooking or baking traditional foods.  Keep it fun and safe with a few simple tips so children can join in. “When kids are in the kitchen, the most important ingredient is a watchful eye,” said Cherie Sage, Safe Kids Kansas. “Whether helping an adult cook or simply hanging out and watching the action, children should be in sight and ...

3 New COVID Deaths, 131 New Cases

Todd PittengerNovember 25, 2020

There are 3 new COVID-19 deaths in Saline County along with 131 new positive cases of the virus. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 2,277 total cases with 599 cases currently active. There are 1,658 people who have recovered, and  now a total of 20 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center has 34 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The county dashboard has been...


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