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$4,000 Burglary Highlighted

KSAL StaffFebruary 8, 2019

A residential burglary in which $4,000 worth of items was taken is this week's Salina Crime Stoppers crime of the week. The Salina Police Department is currently investigating a residential burglary which occurred in the 1400 block of Pawnee Ave.  The crime occurred on February 1st between 12:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Property taken includes: 17” touch-screen HP Laptop, $450.00 120 Amp Fl...

Fire Recovery Fund Established

KSAL StaffFebruary 8, 2019

A fund has been established to help a faculty member at Kansas Wesleyan University whose home was destroyed by a fire which also killed all of her pets. Fire crews were sent to 5493 S. Cunningham Road on Wednesday after an area resident reported smoke coming from a house. The home was soon engulfed in flames, and the roof collapsed as first responders arrived. The home, owned by Dr. Dorothy ...

Salina Tech Nursing Program Earns $210,000 State Grant

Mike Strand / Salina Area Technical CollegeFebruary 8, 2019

The Kansas Department of Commerce has awarded Salina Area Technical College a $210,000 grant to help with the start-up costs of the college’s planned Associate Degree in Nursing program. The grant was through the Department’s Jobs and Innovative Industry Skills Training (JIIST) program. The planned Associate Degree in Nursing program will be the second nursing program Salina Tech has sta...

Much Talent at KWU International Festival Concerto/Aria Competition

Todd PittengerFebruary 8, 2019

The first annual Kansas Wesleyan University International Festival Concerto/Aria Competition attracted over a dozen talented competitors. According to KWU the group of 13 assembled at Christ Cathedral. Each competed for an opportunity to perform during the International Music Festival with the KWU Festival Orchestra. A panel of 3 distinguished judges including Julie Bees (Wichita State Unive...

Girl Scout Cookies On Sale Saturday

Katie FoleyFebruary 8, 2019

It's that time of year again. Girl Scout Cookie time. Every year, Kansas Heartland Girl Scouts experience leadership opportunities and learn critical life skills through the Girl Scout Cookie Program®. Launching this Saturday and lasting through March 17th, Girl Scout Cookie season celebrates the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States. This powerful entrepreneurshi...

Effort to Honor Fallen Fort Riley Soldiers

KSAL StaffFebruary 8, 2019

U.S. Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts, along with U.S. Representative Roger Marshall this week introduced legislation honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation in the Army’s First Infantry Division. This bill authorizes these fallen soldiers’ names to be added to the First Division Monument located on White House grounds in Washington, D.C. The First I...

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Man Hit by Axe Handle Arrested

KSAL StaffFebruary 7, 2019

An ongoing dispute between two neighbors in rural Saline County takes a violent turn. According to Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan, deputies were sent to the 2300 block of N. Halstead Road on Wednesday afternoon around 1:15pm after 40-year-old John Bennett was hit in the head by a neighbor wielding an axe handle. Deputies say Bennett walked over to 53-year-old Charles Covington's property...

Fire Destroys Rural Home

KSAL StaffFebruary 7, 2019

A rural home southeast of Salina burns to the ground with pets inside Wednesday morning. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that fire crews were sent to 5493 S. Cunningham Road after an area resident reported smoke coming from the house. The home was soon engulfed in flames and the roof collapsed as first responders arrived. The home, owned by Dr. Dorothy Hanna is listed as a...

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” Saturday on Smoky Hills Public TV

Smoky Hills Public TelevisionFebruary 7, 2019

"Won’t You Be My Neighbor?", the acclaimed documentary from Morgan Neville, is scheduled to air on SHPTV Saturday, February 9 at 7pm. The PBS broadcast will coincide with the film’s debut on HBO. This documentary takes a look at America’s favorite neighbor, Fred Rogers. It tells the story of a soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, writer and producer whose show was beamed daily into homes acro...

Western Kansas Deaths Ruled Murder / Suicide

Todd PittengerFebruary 7, 2019

The deaths of a Rawlins County man and his son have been ruled a murder - suicide. Last Friday afternoon Rawlins County Dispatch received a call from a family member reporting that a man on the property had been shot. Deputies responded to the farm property in rural Rawlins County, near the Thomas County line, west of a residence at 34428 County Road B, near Rexford, Kansas. When authorities...

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