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Free, Reduced-Price School Meals Expand in Kansas Schools

Todd PittengerDecember 18, 2021

Kansas has been selected as one of eight states to participate in a demonstration project utilizing Medicaid eligibility data to certify eligible students for free and reduced-price school meals. According to Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's office, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service Mountain Plains Region made the announcement earlier this week. “This projec...

KWU Gets Large Gift

Todd PittengerDecember 18, 2021

Christmas came early to Kansas Wesleyan University, in the form of the second largest gift in school history. According to KWU,  Jeff Bieber ’71 spent much of his professional life owning and operating John Deere farm equipment dealerships that allowed farmers to refresh their equipment and, therefore, their land. Now, he has given his alma mater, Kansas Wesleyan University, the ability to r...

One New COVID Death, 54 New Cases

Todd PittengerDecember 17, 2021

There has been one new COVID death in Saline County since Wednesday and 54 new cases. According to the Saline County Health Department, there are currently 802 active cases in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports that 22 patients require hospitalization related to COVID-19. There now have been 182 COVID related deaths overall. The best way to stop the spread of COVID-19...

Remembering Service Members this Christmas

Jeff GarretsonDecember 17, 2021

Sending care packages to deployed service members is the mission for one Solomon, Kansas woman and her organization Packages for Warriors - Hearts of America. Amy Paden, Founder/President of Packages for Warriors - Hearts of America joined in on the KSAL Morning News Extra with a look at how they have teamed up with owner Brian Vaughn at the UPS Store to send the care packages to soldiers for f...

Patrol Vehicle Involved in Accident

KSAL StaffDecember 17, 2021

No injuries are reported after a two-vehicle accident involving a patrol vehicle on Thursday. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that around 11:30 p.m., the patrol vehicle was stopped at a light at the intersection of Ninth and Crawford. The light turned green, but the vehicle waited for a pedestrian to cross in front. A 2008 Chevrolet Impala behind it, though, was not aware ...

KDOT to Replace Road Signs Lost to High Winds

MetrosourceDecember 17, 2021

State transportation officials are taking stock of all the road signs that were destroyed or are missing following this week's storms in western and central Kansas. As of late yesterday, a KDOT source say state officials estimate that more than one thousand signs would have to be fixed or replaced. Meanwhile, transportation officials took to Twitter to urge motorists to slow down and exercis...

State Army National Guard, Forest Service Personnel Assist in Wildfire-Response Efforts

MetrosourceDecember 17, 2021

The Kansas Army National Guard and Kansas Forest Service are participating in efforts to fight wildfires in multiple counties in western and central Kansas. The deployment of personnel from both agencies reportedly was made possible by Governor Laura Kelly's declaration of a State of Disaster Emergency more than a week ago. Authorities say most of the state is under one of three fire danger-...

Suspect Sought in Battery Case

Todd PittengerDecember 17, 2021

Salina Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a battery case. The crime is this week's Salina Crime Stopper's crime of the week. Police say back on December 2nd,  officers received a report of battery that occurred on Schilling near Centennial at 4:54 PM. The 50-year old female victim said was walking on Schilling, and was being followed by a male, who then approac...

“Shalimar Shepherds” to Spread Gooodwill

Todd PittengerDecember 17, 2021

Power in their neighborhood was restored late Thursday night, so one of the newest holiday traditions in Salina will continue this year.  The "Shalimar Shepherds" will be out this weekend. The group of neighbors on Shalimar Drive in South Salina known as the "Shalimar Shepherds" will be spreading Christmas cheer Friday through Sunday, 6:30pm-9:00pm each night in the 2250-2260 block of Shalimar...

USD 305 Classes Resume, No Bus Service

Todd PittengerDecember 16, 2021

Salina USD 305 schools will be open and in session on Friday but busses will not be running. According to the District, buildings have been evaluated and cleared to safely reopen for students and staff. Food service will serve Thursday menus on Friday and Friday menus on Monday. Test to Stay/Learn/Play/Participate resumes this evening, December 16. Saline County Emergency Management ...

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