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Sunflower Summer is Back

Todd PittengerMay 29, 2022

A summer program that allows for free admission to educational attractions across Kansas, including things like the Rolling Hills Zoo and the Eisenhower Presidential Library, begins this weekend. An educational program that allowed more than 71,000 Kansans last summer to access museums, zoos, historic landmarks and outdoor locations for free will kicks off this weekend with even more venues to ...

Check Out a Free State Park Pass

Todd PittengerMay 29, 2022

You can check out a day pass at your local public library to enjoy a free day at a Kansas State Park. Kansas State Parks are partnering with the Kansas Public Library System to provide library patrons with daily vehicle permits available for checkout through December 2022. According to the state, the daily vehicle permits provide the permit holder with admission to any of Kansas’ 28 sta...

UPDATE: Suspect Killed In Deputy-Involved Shooting

Todd PittengerMay 28, 2022

A man wanted in Barton County on charges of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy was killed in an officer-involved shooting in rural Saline County late Friday night. According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, preliminary information indicates that at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Friday, two deputies with the Saline County Sheriff’s Office traveled to the residence of 2708 S. Holmes Road i...

Building Creatively: Art Center Capital Campaign

Todd PittengerMay 28, 2022

The Salina Art Center is launching a million dollar capital campaign to raise funds to update facilities and technology. According to the organization, in September 2021, the Art Center Board heard a presentation from their executive director outlining years of deferred maintenance and future opportunities that could be addressed through a capital campaign. A unanimous vote later, and the B...

Cruisin’ To Feed the Hungry

Todd PittengerMay 28, 2022

Memorial Day Weekend began Friday night in Salina with a roar.  That roar coming from downtown Salina Friday night was not the sound of thunder or anything ominous, it was the sound of motor vehicles of all kinds "cruising for a cause". Meridian Media radio stations partnered with Nex-Tech Wireless and Long McArthur to host the event. The cruise route looped from Rod's Convenience Store on ...

Police Plan to Advance Women in Law Enforcement

Todd PittengerMay 27, 2022

The Salina Police Department has signed on to the 30x30 Pledge – a series of low and no-cost actions policing agencies can take to improve the representation and experiences of women in law enforcement. According to the agency, the activities help policing agencies assess the current state of a department with regard to gender equity, equality and identify factors that may be driving any disp...

Kansas Second Only to Oklahoma For Cheapest U.S. Average Gas Price

MetrosourceMay 27, 2022

Kansas ranks right behind Oklahoma for having the lowest average gas price in the U.S. As reported by Triple-A, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded rose slightly yesterday to four-dollars-11-cents per gallon. Just south of the Sunflower State, motorists in Oklahoma were shelling out an average of four-bucks-and-nine-cents per gallon on Thursday. California motorists continue t...

Busy Memorial Day Weekend Travel

Todd PittengerMay 27, 2022

Roads and highways across the country, and across Kansas, will be busy on this first unofficial weekend of summer. AAA Kansas is projecting that almost 329,000 Kansans will travel a distance of 50 miles or more over the Memorial Day weekend and, as usual, the large majority will be driving to their destinations, though air travel and travel by other modes of transportation are both up significa...

Solider Accused of Romance Scheme

Todd PittengerMay 27, 2022

A federal grand jury has indicted a Fort Riley soldier for allegedly participating in a scheme to fraudulently obtain approximately $149,476 from at least 25 individuals. According to court documents, 24-year-old Innocent N. Ugwu, 24, of Fort Riley, Kansas, is charged with five counts of wire fraud, five counts of laundering monetary instruments, and one count of procurement of citizenship or n...

Another Friday Night Cruise For a Cause Planned

Todd PittengerMay 27, 2022

There will be an opportunity Friday night to start off Memorial Day Weekend by getting out of the house, having a little fun, and helping the hungry in Salina. Meridian Media, partnered with Nex-Tech Wireless,  is back in action, hosting a cruising event on Santa Fe. It will be a flashback to a by gone era in Salina with hundreds of vehicles cruising Santa Fe. The cruise route will loop fro...

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