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New Program Assistant at Salina Arts & Humanities

KSAL StaffFebruary 20, 2019

There is a new face at Salina Arts & Humanities. Brad Anderson, Executive Director of Salina Arts & Humanities, announces that Susan Eberwein has been selected as the agency’s new Program Assistant. A native of Salina, Eberwein holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Leadership from Fort Hays State University and an AAS degree from Salina Area Technical College. Previou...

Gov. Awards Grant Money to 2 Saline County Corrections Agencies

Ashley AllFebruary 20, 2019

Governor Laura Kelly, on behalf of the Kansas Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (KCJCC), is pleased to announce the 2019 grant awards for the Federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. The grant program is a partnership among federal, state and local governments to create safer communities and improve criminal justice systems. “I’m pleased to announce these im...

Shopping Cart Shatters Window at Sunset Billiards

KSAL StaffFebruary 20, 2019

Law Enforcement arrested a Salina man after a rampage at a central Salina pool bar, where he allegedly threw a shopping cart through window of the business. Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that 34-year-old Salina man, Kiel Bale was arrested on Tuesday night in the parking lot of the Sunset Plaza, 1215 W. Crawford, after he was kicked out of Sunset Billiards. Around 11:30 p.m., Ba...

Man Steals 2 Cell Phones from Wal-Mart

Jeremy BohnFebruary 20, 2019

Salina Police are in search for a male suspect whole ran out of a store with two stolen phones. Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that the theft happened at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday at Wal-Mart, 2900 S. 9th in Salina. Police are searching for a black male wearing khaki pants, an orange shirt with a blue and white flannel shirt on top, with a blue and white stripped hat and a black scarf. ...

Friday Night Saturation Patrol Planned

KSAL StaffFebruary 20, 2019

Saline County Sheriff Deputies will be out in force late Friday night, specifically looking for drunk drivers. According to the agency, local law enforcement will be increased on Friday into the early morning hours of Saturday as deputies work a DUI saturation patrol in an effort to decrease the amount of intoxicated drivers on the streets. Deputies on patrol will look for people driving too...

VIDEO: Winter Wonderland

Todd PittengerFebruary 20, 2019

Kansas is feeling the impact of another winter storm. A storm that blew in on Tuesday prompted winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings across the state. Between three and five inches of snow fell in many areas. Some parts of central Kansas received at least six inches of frozen precipitation. In Salina, four inches of snow fell. Kingman County had some of the heaviest snow, with ...

Senior Center Overcomes Operating Deficit

Karen ShadeFebruary 20, 2019

Rosie Walters, Director of Salina’s Senior Services, updated Saline County Commissioners on the program’s first year of finances, since it began operating as a county department.  While records have yet to be audited, Walters said that when all revenues and expenses are considered, the reorganized program operated close to the $330,000 budget set for it.  Walters also described two separate ...

Another Award Won by Salina Regional

John BerggrenFebruary 19, 2019

Salina Regional Health Center has earned the Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR®) Strong designation from the national Competency and Credentialing Institute for the second year in a row. The CNOR® Strong designation is given to facilities that have at least 50 percent of its eligible operating room nursing staff CNOR® certified. The program is aimed at helping nurses improve and validate ...

Gov. Kelly Tabs Burghart as Kansas Department of Revenue Leader

Lauren FitzgeraldFebruary 19, 2019

Governor Laura Kelly announced today Mark Burghart as her choice to lead the Kansas Department of Revenue. Burghart will take over for Mark Beshears who led the agency for an interim period. “I’m pleased to have Mark Burghart on board to lead the Department of Revenue for my administration,” said Kelly. “His experience, knowledge and skills will be critical to addressing the significant...

State Lawmaker Resigns

MetroSourceFebruary 19, 2019

A Kansas lawmaker is stepping down because of brain cancer. State Representative Greg Lewis of St. John announced his resignation yesterday at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. Lewis told colleagues that he began suffering from vision problems and other medical issues while visiting his son in the Kansas City area for Christmas, and an MRI revealed a mass on his brain. The Republican lawma...

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