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Fire Season Returns to Kansas

KSU Research and ExtensionMarch 5, 2020

Rising temperatures and breezy conditions are quickly drying fuels across the state, increasing concerns for an active fire season in Kansas. “Despite recent moisture, Kansas's primary fuel – grass -- is abundant due to last year's above normal precipitation,” said Chip Redmond, Kansas State University assistant meteorologist. The timing of future precipitation between dry frontal pass...

Woman Killed in Train Accident

Todd PittengerMarch 5, 2020

An unidentified woman was struck by a train and killed overnight in downtown Newton. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched at about 12:05 a.m. to the area of Fourth and Main Streets on a report of a woman nearly hit by a train. Officers searched the area and did not locate anyone matching the description provided by railroad personnel. Later, at about 1:55, poli...

Coronavirus Can’t Stop FHSU Student’s Education in China

Diane Gasper-O’Brien / Fort Hays State UniversityMarch 5, 2020

School children in China won’t return to their classrooms until mid-March because of the novel coronavirus outbreak. But students at Quality Schools International (QSI) of Zhuhai are still busy learning in their homes, and David Kalberg is still able to fulfill his student teaching requirements for his teaching degree from Fort Hays State University. Kalberg, who will earn his bachelor’s...

$100,000 Grant to Help KSU Summer Multicultural Program

Kansas State UniversityMarch 5, 2020

The Hearst Foundations, national philanthropic resources for education, health, culture and social service, have granted Kansas State University $100,000 in support of the Multicultural Academic Program Success Summer Bridge experience. As part of the Project IMPACT suite of programs that cultivate, retain and graduate multicultural and first-generation students, the MAPS Summer Bridge program ...

Bethany Students Participate in Prison Reform Forum

Todd PittengerMarch 5, 2020

Students at Bethany College had the opportunity to participate in a  prison reform forum this week. According to the school, a panel of speakers held the forum on prison reform on the Bethany campus.  The panel consisted of: Stephen Owens - Kansas state representative Captain Arlo Blevins - McPherson County Jail supervisor David Harder - defense attorney, Kansas Prison Reform Commi...

Beverly’s Namesake Ship Performs Rescue at Sea

Todd PittengerMarch 5, 2020

A United States Navy ship named after an area man conducted a rescue at sea this week. According to the Navy the USS Ross, which is named in honor of Beverly native Donald K. Ross, conducted lifesaving emergency search and rescue operations for a civilian Turkish vessel in the Sea of Marmara while conducting her southbound transit from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. Late Tuesday mor...

Collective Soul Coming to Salina

Todd PittengerMarch 5, 2020

A rock band who shot to popularity in the 1990s is coming to Salina. Collective Soul is coming to the Stiefel Theatre late this spring. According to the venue, coming hot off a triumphant, yearlong celebration of their 25th anniversary in 2019, the very last thing Collective Soul plan on doing in 2020 is rest on their laurels. If anything, these five fiery Georgia-bred rockers are only just get...

Open Invitation to “Cash Hollistah’s Block Party”

Todd PittengerMarch 4, 2020

A new local weekly block party has been exploding in popularity,  taking over the airwaves of Salina. Since it's debut in February, "Cash Hollistah’s Block Party" has already become one of the most popular programs on Salina radio station 92.7 the New Zoo. "Cash Hollistah’s Block Party"is a throwback mixshow with local Salina rapper Cash Hollistah & DJ Carbon playing jams from the l...

No Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In Kansas, Gov. Assures State Is Ready

Lauren FitzgeraldMarch 4, 2020

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, along with Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Secretary Dr. Lee Norman and Kansas Adjutant General Lee Tafanelli, director of the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM), today outlined a robust, comprehensive preparedness plan for COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus. “There are no confirmed cases in Kansas, but we are prepared,” Kelly s...

Dirty Job a Snap for Salina Crew

Jeff GarretsonMarch 4, 2020

Dirt crews have been creating a horse playground inside the Tony's Pizza Event Center this week, ahead of the upcoming Equifest of Kansas Horse Fair and Exposition. Salina's Excel Dirt & Excavating began the process of dumping 8-inches of black dirt on the arena floor Tuesday and were putting the finishing touches on the soil base with a light sandy mix on top by Wednesday morning. Area ...


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