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River Festival Helpful Hints

KSAL StaffJune 13, 2019

As Festival-goers pack for all their River Festival and “Salina’s Summertime Feast” fun this week, here some reminders of what to bring and what to leave behind: The Festival’s five entrance gates open to the public at 10 a.m. Friday through Sunday, June 14-16 and 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 13. NO general Festival attendees will be permitted before those times. There is no early setup i...

Free Festival Bus Rides

KSAL StaffJune 13, 2019

OCCK, Inc. Transportation, including Salina CityGo, will be offering free rides and extended hours to patrons of the Smoky Hill River Festival. Any passengers with a River Festival button, that ride CityGo or Paratransit vehicles, will be allowed to ride for free on Thursday though Saturday of this week. CityGo passengers must show the drivers their buttons when they board the buses.  Parat...

Dane Hansen Intern Developing Nonprofit Lending Program

Todd PittengerJune 13, 2019

Local nonprofit Soul Bloom has hired Brady Stephenson as an intern through Kansas State’s Research and Extension, funded by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation Summer Internship Initiative. According to Soul Bloom, Stephenson will assist with the development of a new nonprofit program called, Soul Bloom Lending. This lending program will help individuals and families that are caught in the trap of ...

Adoption Special at Animal Shelter

KSAL StaffJune 13, 2019

An adoption special at the Salina Animal Shelter continues through the end of the week. Dog and cat adoption fees at Salina Animal Services, 329 N. 2nd St., are half price through this Saturday at 2 p.m. Adopted animals will be: Spayed/neutered Micro-chipped Vaccinated with age-appropriate vaccines Wormed Flea-treated Salina Animal Services is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5...

The Day Before the Jam

Jeremy BohnJune 12, 2019

Wednesday is another quiet day in Oakdale Park--mostly. With the exception machinery and hammering around the park, Wednesday is the last day of quiet before thousands of people from around the county, state and even some areas of around the country descend upon Salina for another edition of the Smoky Hill River Festival on Thursday night. 2019 is the 43rd year of the Smoky Hill River Festiv...

Wichita Company Hiring

MetroSourceJune 12, 2019

A Wichita aviation company is adding hundreds of new positions. Textron Aviation says it has more than 500 open positions in Wichita ranging from accountants to machinists. Textron officials say the company hired one-thousand new employees in 2018 and they will hire about the same amount this year. The company will hold interviews at Wichita's Ambassador Hotel today from 4:00 p.m. until 8...

Former Fort Riley Soldier to Receive Medal of Honor

Todd PittengerJune 12, 2019

A former 1st Infantry Division soldier from Fort Riley will receive the nation's highest award for valor in action against an enemy force.  According to the White House, Staff Sergeant David G. Bellavia will receive the Congressional Medal of Honor from the President on June 25. He will become the seventh U.S. Army Soldier from the Iraq War to receive the nation's highest military award. Ac...

Canton-Galva Grad Strives to be “Top Gun”

Lt. Paula Knight, Navy Office of Community OutreachJune 12, 2019

A 2012 Canton-Galva graduate and Galva, Kansas, native is participating in a rigorous training process that transforms officers into U.S. naval aviators. Ensign Alyson Bressie-Donelson is a student pilot serving with Training Air Wing 4 at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas. Training Air Wing 4 oversees primary flight training in T-6B Texan II aircraft and advanced multi-engine flight trai...

USD 305 Equity Council Foundation Built

Todd PittengerJune 12, 2019

The Salina USD 305 Equity Council has identified its first goal. According to the district,based on their work this school year, the Equity Council will be focusing on school culture during the 2019-2020 school year. At the June 11 Board of Education meeting Superintendent Dr. James Hardy presented the Council’s recommended goal. It is: Foster a purposeful, supportive and equitable scho...

Semi Sideswipes School Bus

Todd PittengerJune 12, 2019

No one was hurt when a semi side-swiped a school bus with 2 adults and 13 students onboard it south of Salina. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2008 Blue Bird School Bus transporting students from USD 418-McPherson and a 1998 Peterbilt Semi were both headed south. As the school bus was passing the semi, the semi swerved into it and sideswiped the bus. The patrol says no one in eithe...

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