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CKMHC Staffer Receives Statewide Award

Todd PittengerSeptember 26, 2020

A staff member from Central Kansas Mental Health Center has been honored woth a statewide award. According to the organization, the Kansas Community Mental Health Centers’ Organization of Medical Directors and Psychiatric Staff (KCOMPS) has selected Integrated Care Director Jamie Lathan for the 2020 V.J. Reddy Memorial Award. This statewide honor is awarded annually to a Kansas medical pro...

Information Sought on Wilson Fishery

Todd PittengerSeptember 26, 2020

It could be time to reduce the daily creel limit for striped bass at Wilson Reservoir, but for anglers who are familiar with the recent history of the 9,040-acre impoundment – this proposed reduction could be considered good news; it signifies the lake’s gizzard shad and striped bass populations are once again healthy. In 2017, Wilson’s population of gizzard shad ­– a critical food sou...

27 New Saline County COVID-19 Cases

Todd PittengerSeptember 25, 2020

There are 27 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 719 total cases, with 216 cases currently active. There are  492 people who have recovered, and a total of 11 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center reporting that they have 8 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. “Additional cases in Friday’s update are as a resu...

2 More COVID Cases at Salina Schools

Todd PittengerSeptember 25, 2020

Two new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at two Salina schools. According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, a new case was confirmed at Salina Central High School on Thursday and on Friday a case was confirmed at Heartland Early Education. Overall, there have now been 15 cases at Salina schools. They include: One positive test at Heartland Early Ed. September 25, 2020 ...

Thieves Who Stole From Rural Property Sought

Todd PittengerSeptember 25, 2020

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying thieves who stole from a rural property. The crime is this week’s Salina Crime Stoppers crime of the week. On Sunday September 20th, the Saline County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5000 blk of N Amos Rd in Rural Saline County to a report of a theft. Sometime between September 13th, 2020 and September 2...

Dune Buggy Stolen From East Salina Residence

Jeremy BohnSeptember 25, 2020

A dune buggy and the trailer  it was parked on are both stolen from outside of a Salina residence. Salina Police Capt. Gary Hauns tells KSAL News that theft occurred on Thursday between 3 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. from a home in the 1100 block of Gypsum St. The 69-year-old male victim says that the dune buggy and trailer were both outside of his residence when he went to sleep. However, when he woke...

4 Warnings, 9 Watches For Toxic Algae

Todd PittengerSeptember 25, 2020

If you will be spending time over the weekend at a Kansas lake, officials caution to be aware of the four warnings and eight watches due to toxic blue-green algae. The following health advisories have been issued: Warning Milford Lake Zone B, Geary County Milford Lake Zone C, Geary County Camp Hawk Lake, Harvey County (upgraded from watch 9/24) Agra Lake, Phillips County (upgr...

Area Businesses Get Energy Efficiency Funding

Todd PittengerSeptember 25, 2020

Small businesses across Kansas will benefit from $558,552 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. According to the USDA, the funding is to make energy efficiency improvements and reduce energy costs for farmers, ag producers and rural-based businesses and institutions in rural Kansas. “By improving the energy efficiency of farms and businesses, energy expenses are decreased and...

KWU Creates Valedictorian Scholarship

Todd PittengerSeptember 25, 2020

Kansas Wesleyan University is offering another new unique scholarship opportunity.   According to the school, they have created a new scholarship targeted to valedictorians. The KWU Valedictorian Scholarship is a full tuition award that Kansas resident graduating high school seniors that have achieved valedictorian status with a minimum GPA of 3.9. Home school students who record a 29 ACT are...

Car Crashes In to Home; Driver and Passenger Both Flee

Jeremy BohnSeptember 24, 2020

Salina Police are investigating after a vehicle crashes in to a home in the early morning hours Wednesday. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo crashed in to a residence at 918 W. South St. at 3:50 a.m. Wednesday. A witness says they observed two subjects running from the scene. Both are believed to have been occupants of the vehicle, however, ...


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