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KWU DECA Excellence Continues

Todd PittengerMarch 14, 2023

 Kansas Wesleyan’s DECA program has dominated the state for the past several seasons, and although other programs showed great improvement this year, the 2023 competition was still controlled by the Coyotes. According to the school, KWU took first place in seven of the 11 events at this year’s meet, held Feb. 24 at Tabor College in Hillsboro. “This year’s judges were impressed with the ...

Safe Drivers Recognized

Todd PittengerMarch 14, 2023

OCCK Transportation is recognizing the recipients of the 2022 Driver Safety Recognition Awards.  The organization is honoring 48 drivers with more than 193 years of safe driving. According to the organization, the OCCK Transportation Division Safe Driver Recognition and Award Program is designed to distinguish and honor transportation drivers who have proven their skill in avoiding accidents and...

Disabled Passenger Left at Crash

Todd PittengerMarch 14, 2023

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single-vehicle accident in which a driver left the scene on foot, leaving behind a disabled passenger. According to the agency, when deputies arrived at the scene in rural Barton County they found a red 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup overturned in a ditch. Deputies also discovered a 40-year-old male, who is a paraplegic, stranded in the vehicl...

Area Students Awarded Hansen Scholarships

Todd PittengerMarch 13, 2023

Multiple area students have been awarded Dane Hansen scholarships. The Dane G. Hansen Foundation of Logan has named 229 high school seniors from 48 northwest Kansas schools as winners in its 48th annual scholarship competition. In selecting award winners, the scholarship committee considered proficiency in verbal and writing skills. Other important factors are academic records,...

Deputy Chief to Retire

Todd PittengerMarch 13, 2023

After over 30 years in law enforcement Salina Deputy Police Chief Sean Morton is planning to retire. According to the Salina Police Department, Morton plans to retire on March 24th after 31 years of service to the department and the Salina Community. Deputy Chief Morton started his career with the Salina Police Department in 1991.  Between 1991 and 1999, he served as a patrol officer and a ...

KWU to Host Jazz Festival

Todd PittengerMarch 13, 2023

Kansas Wesleyan’s Department of Music will host a jazz festival next week. According to KWU, the jazz festival will feature multiple performances across three days – March 20-22 – the majority of which involve guest artist, composer and saxophonist Rick Hirsch. Hirsch is an award-winning composer, arranger and saxophonist who began his career as personal music copyist for Bob Mintzer a...

Governor Announces Comprehensive Cancer Plan

Todd PittengerMarch 13, 2023

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced the release of what she says is largest, most comprehensive cancer prevention and control plan in state history. According to the Governor's Office, the plan outlines how the State will allocate resources over the next five years to prevent cancer and reduce the disease’s burden on Kansans who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families. It include...

Prison Inmate Found Dead

Todd PittengerMarch 13, 2023

An inmate at a Kansas prison was found dead on Monday. According to the Kansas Department of Corrections, El Dorado Correctional Facility resident Marcos Issac Delarosa died Monday. He was found unresponsive in his housing unit. Staff began life-saving measures immediately and continued after emergency medical services arrived. The cause of death is pending the results of an independent autopsy...

Man Charged With Obstruction

KSAL StaffMarch 13, 2023

A Salina man who tried to hide from police in his mother's basement was arrested on a couple of warrants Sunday. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that 35-year-old Thomas Golde was taken into custody after he allegedly struggled with officers in the doorway of a basement entrance. Police say the man's mother called to have him removed from a property in the 700 block of Sheridan Sun...

Marathon Secures Title Sponsor, Over 700 Registrations

Todd PittengerMarch 13, 2023

The Salina Crossroads Marathon has secured a title sponsor, and over 700 registrations, for the upcoming event in November. Race organizers say Vortex Companies  are the 2023 Salina Crossroads Marathon Title Sponsor. “We are proud to be the title sponsor for the Salina Crossroads Marathon”, commented Travis Young, CEO of Vortex Companies. “I ran in the inaugural event and the organizers ...




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