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Schools Address Growing Behavioral Needs

Todd PittengerJanuary 16, 2022

On its own, growing up is challenging. The impacts of COVID intensify that and schools have seen more students in need of behavioral health services. According to USD 305, the district  participates in the Mental Health Intervention Team program that combines school and community support in a new way. The program placed liaisons in schools who connect families with mental health providers. ...

Gala to Celebrate Art Center Cinema

Todd PittengerJanuary 16, 2022

The Salina Art Center is planning an event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Art Center Cinema. According to the organization, this year's annual gala will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Cinema, Salina's only remaining downtown movie theater. For 25 years, the Cinema has shown movies worth talking about and offered special programming to advance conversations around challenging an...

KSU Hosted one of MLK’s Final Speeches

Todd PittengerJanuary 16, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the nationally known civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, visited Kansas State University on Jan. 19, 1968. It was one of his last visits and speeches before he was assassinated less than three months later, on April 4th, 1968. According to the school, during his visit, Dr. King met with KSU President John McCain and spoke to an audience of students...

Reduced Public Transportation Monday

Todd PittengerJanuary 16, 2022

Area public transportation will have reduced hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. OCCK, Inc. Transportation, including Salina CityGo, 81 Connection, Regional Paratransit, GoAbilene, and GoConcordia public transportation, will have reduced hours on Monday.. According to the organization, CityGo buses will run from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with no peak routes running. Regional paratransit vehic...

Health Department Ends Contact Tracing

Todd PittengerJanuary 15, 2022

An overwhelming caseload is prompting  the Saline County Health Department to  cease contact tracing for COVID-19 cases. The organization says if you test positive for COVID, you should follow the KDHE isolation and quarantine guidance and alert any close contacts that they may have been exposed. While contact tracing has ended, investigation will continue and isolation lette...

New Arts Operations and Development Manager

Todd PittengerJanuary 15, 2022

Salina Arts & Humanities has a new Operations and Development Manager.  According to the organization, Anna Pauscher Morawitz has been promoted to the position, Pauscher Morawitz has served as the Arts Education Coordinator since July of 2018. In her new capacity she will oversee the administrative operations and support staff while assisting with fundraising and development work that sup...

Sacred Heart Students Named to Honor Roll

Todd PittengerJanuary 15, 2022

Nearly 125 Salina Sacred Heart students have earned honors for their academic performance during the Fall 2021 semester and have been named to the Honor Roll. 4.0 - 3.75 Blythe, Emilee 12 Cheney, Ben 12 Ehrlich, Madisyn 12 Elmore, Nate 12 Hoffman, Hannah 12 Johnson, Landon 12 Martin, Noah 12 Matteucci, Isabella 12 Mikkelson, Alyssa 12 ...

Salina Area Technical College Fall Honor Roll

Todd PittengerJanuary 15, 2022

Salina Area Technical College has announced its honor roll for the fall semester of 2021. Accorsing to the school, the honor roll includes two levels. The President’s Honor Roll is for students who were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes, and had a GPA of 4.0. The Dean’s Honor Roll is for students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, with a GPA between 3.5 and 3.99.   ...

KWU to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Todd PittengerJanuary 15, 2022

Kansas Wesleyan will recognize and honor Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with a celebration in Mabee Arena. According to the school, the event gets underway at 7 p.m. and features the theme of “Daring to Dream: The Radical Imagination of a New Generation.” Multiple students will join Dr. Matt Thompson, KWU president, and Charles Spencer, a member of the university’s Board of Trustees,...

295 New COVID Cases, No New Deaths

Todd PittengerJanuary 14, 2022

There have been 295 new COVID cases in Saline County since Wednesday and no new deaths. According to the Saline County Health Department, there are currently 1,845 active cases in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports that 20 patients require hospitalization related to COVID-19. There have been 190 COVID related deaths overall. The Saline County Health Department is adop...

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