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Grant Funds New KWU Scholarship

Todd PittengerOctober 2, 2021

Kansas Wesleyan’s DECA program has been on the rise for several years, and now, local groups are taking notice. The Schmidt Foundation, based in Hays, has made a $50,000 gift to KWU to establish the Schmidt Foundation Annual Scholarship. One of the qualifications will be participation in the DECA program. “We are grateful to the Schmidt Foundation for its generosity,” said Ken Oliver, vic...

October Most Wanted Online

Todd PittengerOctober 2, 2021

A new list of Salina’s Most Wanted is online. The first weekend of each month a new list of Salina’s Most Wanted is released. Those on the new October list are wanted for crimes which include aggravated battery, domestic violence battery, possession of a firearm by a felon, felony fleeing and eluding, trafficking contraband into a correction facility, aggravated assault of a law enforcem...

1 New COVID Death, 36 New Cases

Todd PittengerOctober 1, 2021

There has been 1 new COVID death in Saline County since Wednesday, and 36 new cases of the virus. According to the Saline County Health Department there are currently 506 active cases of the virus in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports they have 19 patients in the hospital battling the virus. Overall, 149 people have now died in Saline County from COVID. The best way t...

Brave New Program For KSU Pilots

Todd PittengerOctober 1, 2021

A new field of study at the Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus will teach pilots to do what they have been previously been taught not to do, fly into tornadoes, fly into hurricanes, and fly 500 feet off the water. K-State Salina and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) signed an agreement Friday to collaborate on a first-of-its kind program to p...

Tips Sought in $70,000 Stolen Truck Case

Todd PittengerOctober 1, 2021

Salina Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who used a test drive to steal a $70,000 truck. The crime is this week's Salina Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. Police say on Wednesday afternoon a male entered Marshal Motors at 3500 S. 9th Street. He identified himself as “Randy O’Brien”. He looked at a particular vehicle, took the vehicle for a test drive, and never ...

Juveniles Damage, Steal From Multiple Businesses

KSAL StaffOctober 1, 2021

Four juveniles are facing several charges after a string of alleged business break-ins and thefts. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that it started Tuesday evening, when officers were dispatched to the roof of a building at 705 E. Ash Street. The juveniles were allegedly trespassing up there and fled when officers arrived. The next morning, on Sept. 29th,  a burglary alarm...

KSU Veterinary Core Research Facility Funded

Kansas State UniversityOctober 1, 2021

Like a hub that connects the spokes of a wheel, the College of Veterinary Medicine is creating a new research center that brings together five highly focused laboratories at Kansas State University. The core laboratory is being made possible by a $3.43 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and will strengthen research efficiency and collaboration among K-State scientists and beyond....

1 Killed, 4 Hurt in Crash

Todd PittengerOctober 1, 2021

One person was killed and four other people were hurt in a single-vehicle crash in rural Clay county late Thursday night. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 51-year-old Kevin Dettmer from Randolph was driving a 2006 Dodge Durango SUV. As he was headed east on a rural road he swerved to avoid a cardboard box. Dettmer then over-corrected, struck a bridge pillar. The SUV came to rest under un...

FHSU Journey Campaign Surpasses Goal

Fort Hays State UniversityOctober 1, 2021

All good things must come to an end, and Fort Hays State University’s Journey campaign – the largest fundraising campaign in university history – is no exception. The Journey campaign kicked off Homecoming of 2016 with a goal of raising $100 million in support of FHSU and its students over a five-year period. Those years have flown by, and not only was that ambitious goal reached – it was ...

Salina Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday

Todd PittengerSeptember 30, 2021

The sidewalks of Salina Downtown will be bustling Saturday morning with volunteers taking a "Walk to End Alzheimer's" Organizers from the The Alzheimer's Association tell KSAL News this is their third year hosting the Salina Walk to End Alzheimer’s. They will be walking downtown this coming Saturday, starting at Phillips Plaza, following the SculptureTour down Santa Fe. It is a come and go...


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