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Catholic Diocese of Salina Cancels Many of Its Public Celebrations

Jeremy BohnMarch 17, 2020

The Catholic Diocese of Salina is telling its followers to stay away during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bishop Gerald Vincke sent out a letter Tuesday afternoon to clergy saying that all public celebrations of the Holy Mass in the Diocese of Salina are canceled until further notice. Parishes included are: Sacred Heart Cathedral, St. Mary, Queen of the Universe and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Salin...

Kansas COVID-19 Update: 3-17

Jeremy BohnMarch 17, 2020

Seven new cases of COVID-19 popped up across the state on Tuesday. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports that there are currently 16 confirmed positive cases across Kansas, but still only one death as of Tuesday afternoon. Douglas was the latest county to have a resident test positive for COVID-19. Johnson County currently has 10 confirmed cases and Wyandotte has three. ...

Drive-Up Lunch

KSAL StaffMarch 17, 2020

Thanks to a generous donation of 100 kid's meals from Salina's Chick-fil-A, area students enjoyed a free lunch on Tuesday as staff at Rocking M Media handed out tasty chicken sandwiches. The plan came together as a way to provide kids with a delicious meal during a time when classes/school lunch programs have been cancelled due to precautions over the COVID-19 virus. Hannah Holt with Rocking...

Man Threatens Woman with Car

KSAL StaffMarch 17, 2020

A Salina man who allegedly chased his girlfriend with a car was taken into custody on Monday with her by his side. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that 29-year-old Deric Bell was arrested after a short high speed pursuit that reached speeds of 60-mph and ended with a crash over a curb at 130 S. Front Street. Police say the case stemmed from an assault last week when witnesses r...

Gov. Kelly’s Order Limits How Many Can Gather In Single Area

KSAL StaffMarch 17, 2020

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced two different executive orders on Tuesday, aimed at keeping Kansans safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. In light of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance released on Sunday, March 15, 2020, Kelly’s latest Executive Order follows the CDC’s recommendation to limit group gatherings to no more than 50 individuals in a single area. “Thi...

Jail Town Hall Event to be Virtual Event

Todd PittengerMarch 17, 2020

A scheduled Saline County Jail town hall meeting is being moved to a virtual event. According to the county, following all of the guidance which been set forth regarding social gatherings, they have moved the scheduled Town Hall meeting on the Saline County Jail project to a virtual webinar. On Thursday, March 19th at 6 pm, citizens can join via webinar or by phone to participate and continu...

COVID-19 Coronavirus Confirmed in Ford County

KSAL StaffMarch 17, 2020

The first case of the COVID-19 coronavirus has been confirmed in Southwest Kansas. Ford County confirmed the case Tuesday morning.  Officials say the case involves a person over the age of 60. The person is being treated and their family is under quarantine. The county says if you are in need of COVID-19 testing because of active symptoms or recent travel, call your medical provider. Medica...

Businesses Adapting to Survive

Metro Source News / Todd PittengerMarch 17, 2020

Businesses, small and large, are doing what they can to survive the National Emergency prompted by the COVID-19 virus and at the same time keep staff and customers safe. Dollar General is helping seniors shop safely. The company announced that starting Tuesday, the first hour of every shopping day will be reserved specifically for at-risk customers. They will also be closing stores an hour earl...

No COVID-19 Cases Yet in Salina

Todd PittengerMarch 16, 2020

As of Monday evening there still were no confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Salina or Saline County. Statewide there have been 11 confirmed cases and one death. President Trump issued an address Monday urging citizens to slow the spread of COVID-19 recommending “15 Days to Slow the Spread”. In his address, recommendations are as follows which is supported by the Saline County Health ...

Salina Schools Cancel All Activities Through May 9th

Todd PittengerMarch 16, 2020

Salina public schools are cancelling all activities through May 9th. According to the district, they have been monitoring the rapidly changing 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Based upon current guidance about limiting the size of groups all activities are canceled through May 9, 2020. At this time, school is canceled for the week of March 16-20 and students are encouraged to sta...


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