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Man Threatens Neighbors With Bow and Arrow

KSAL StaffJanuary 18, 2022

An Assaria man has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an incident with his neighbors last Friday. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that Christopher Albertson, 37, was arrested after allegedly threatening his neighbors with a bow and arrow. Deputies were sent to 8296 Shane Hunter Drive in Assaria around 9:30 p.m. on Friday. When they arrived to t...

Driver Killed in Crash With Train

Todd PittengerJanuary 18, 2022

A driver was killed when a truck he was driving was hit by a train. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 51-year-old Patrick Harsch of Lebo was driving a pickup truck headed west through a field, parallel to a train track. The truck turned north out of the field, and for an unknown reason, failed to stop at the crossing and was struck by a westbound train. Harsch was killed in the crash. ...

Remembering MLK on KSAL

Jeff GarretsonJanuary 17, 2022

His voice emerged to lead a peaceful movement through a turbulent decade in America - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left a legacy of change in his wake. Kansas Wesleyan history professor Dr. Anita Specht joined in on the KSAL Morning News Extra to look back at not only his charisma but his organizational skills. [audio mp3=""][/aud...

KSAL Chiefs Playoff Trip Planned

Todd PittengerJanuary 17, 2022

The Kansas City Chiefs have advanced to the divisional round of the NFL playoffs with a big win over the Pittsburgh Steelers  and KSAL wants to take you to the next game. The Chiefs will host the Buffalo Bills this Sunday, January 23rd.  Kickoff will be at 5:30 at Arrowhead Stadium. Clarke Sanders is planning to take a busload of fans to the game. The trip includes a charter bus ride to an...

Schools Address Growing Behavioral Needs

Todd PittengerJanuary 16, 2022

On its own, growing up is challenging. The impacts of COVID intensify that and schools have seen more students in need of behavioral health services. According to USD 305, the district  participates in the Mental Health Intervention Team program that combines school and community support in a new way. The program placed liaisons in schools who connect families with mental health providers. ...

Gala to Celebrate Art Center Cinema

Todd PittengerJanuary 16, 2022

The Salina Art Center is planning an event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Art Center Cinema. According to the organization, this year's annual gala will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Cinema, Salina's only remaining downtown movie theater. For 25 years, the Cinema has shown movies worth talking about and offered special programming to advance conversations around challenging an...

KSU Hosted one of MLK’s Final Speeches

Todd PittengerJanuary 16, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the nationally known civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, visited Kansas State University on Jan. 19, 1968. It was one of his last visits and speeches before he was assassinated less than three months later, on April 4th, 1968. According to the school, during his visit, Dr. King met with KSU President John McCain and spoke to an audience of students...

Reduced Public Transportation Monday

Todd PittengerJanuary 16, 2022

Area public transportation will have reduced hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. OCCK, Inc. Transportation, including Salina CityGo, 81 Connection, Regional Paratransit, GoAbilene, and GoConcordia public transportation, will have reduced hours on Monday.. According to the organization, CityGo buses will run from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with no peak routes running. Regional paratransit vehic...

Health Department Ends Contact Tracing

Todd PittengerJanuary 15, 2022

An overwhelming caseload is prompting  the Saline County Health Department to  cease contact tracing for COVID-19 cases. The organization says if you test positive for COVID, you should follow the KDHE isolation and quarantine guidance and alert any close contacts that they may have been exposed. While contact tracing has ended, investigation will continue and isolation lette...

New Arts Operations and Development Manager

Todd PittengerJanuary 15, 2022

Salina Arts & Humanities has a new Operations and Development Manager.  According to the organization, Anna Pauscher Morawitz has been promoted to the position, Pauscher Morawitz has served as the Arts Education Coordinator since July of 2018. In her new capacity she will oversee the administrative operations and support staff while assisting with fundraising and development work that sup...




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