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’69 Chevrolet Catches Fire

KSAL StaffJune 30, 2022

A vehicle fire south of Salina on Wednesday led to injuries for an Assaria man. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that at 11:54 p.m. in the 4900 block of S. Ohio Street, a brown 1969 Chevrolet C10 pickup left the roadway on the east side and struck some trees. The 43-year-old man driving the truck exited the vehicle, as it caught on fire. The man went to a nearby house and call...

KSU Salina Innovation Competition Rewards Drone Enthusiasts

Kansas State University June 30, 2022

Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus played an integral role in an unmanned aircraft systems flight competition in Starkville, Mississippi, where prize money from federal innovation funding was awarded to drone teams for their emergency safety ideas. The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Public Safety Communications Research Division, along with K-State...

The Art of Pie

Todd PittengerJune 30, 2022

Some would say pie can be an art form. An artist in Lindsborg will have pie as art on full display. According to the Red Barn Studio, from Roeland Park Laura Baker will be the Artist-in-Residence  Friday, July 1st through Sunday, July 10th. “Another summer approaches and my thoughts turn to Pie. I will be working on illustrations for a follow-up cookbook, ‘Pie as Art, Vol 2.’  This y...

Large Poaching Case Prosecuted

Todd PittengerJune 30, 2022

A three-year investigation ends with 140 charges against 9 people for hunting crimes. According to the Kansas Governor's Office, the investigation in northwest Kansas involving Cheyenne, Sherman, Wallace, and Logan Counties came to a close thanks to numerous public tips and the diligent efforts of Kansas game wardens. Throughout the investigation, game wardens executed multiple physical and elec...

Combine Fire

KSAL StaffJune 29, 2022

A combine is a total loss after catching fire in a wheat field. According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, David Persigehl was operating a Case IH 2188 combine in a field in the 8800 block of S. Centennial Road on Monday evening when the machine caught on fire. Persigehl told deputies he believed the U-joint sparked on the PTO shaft causing the blaze. Rural Fire Department #2 respon...

KSU Documentary Distributed Nationally

Kansas State UniversityJune 29, 2022

After a successful premiere on Kansas and Missouri public television stations, the latest Kansas State University's College of Education documentary, "Becoming Trauma Responsive," is headed nationwide thanks to a distribution partnership with KTWU, the Topeka public television station, and American Public Television. In August, more than 250 public broadcast stations across the country will sta...

Woman Flashes 9mm During Dispute

KSAL StaffJune 29, 2022

Three Salina women are facing charges of disorderly conduct after a heated argument sparked one to grab a gun. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that officers were sent to the 700 block of W. Ash on Tuesday evening around 8pm to the report of a disturbance. Police say a 35-year-old woman and a 42-year-old woman were arguing about a family member when 46-year-old Heather Whelchel ...

Injury Rollover Crash

KSAL StaffJune 29, 2022

A teenage driver from Saline County was injured after his pickup rolled south of Salina. According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, around 8:50pm Tuesday the 16-year-old male lost control of a 2006 Chevy Silverado near the intersection of Old 81 Highway and Farrelly Road, rolling into the west ditch. Deputies say the boy suffered minor injuries and was taken by a private vehicle to Sal...

Busy Independence Day Travel Expected

Todd PittengerJune 29, 2022

From sea to shining sea, summer travel is already in full swing and Independence Day will be no exception. AAA Kansas predicts 47.9 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend June 30th – July 4th. This is an increase of 3.7% over 2021, bringing travel volumes just shy of those seen in 2019. The biggest surprise – car travel – will set a new record de...

Abilene Named Midwest Travel Network Destination of the Year

Todd PittengerJune 29, 2022

The Midwest Travel Network has named Abilene as its 2022 Destination of the Year. Te Dickinson County community  received the designation at the recent Midwest Travel Network Conference in St. Cloud, Minnesota. “This Kansas destination continuously shows up in our news feeds on social media. They promote the work of content creators and showcase all that they have to offer to the world. You ca...

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