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Christ Cathedral To Welcome First Female Dean

Todd PittengerMarch 27, 2023

The Vestry and members of Christ Episcopal Cathedral invite the public to attend the Installation of the Very Reverend Shay Craig, incoming Dean of the Cathedral, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, at 138 S. Eight Street in downtown Salina. According to the church, Rev. Craig is the first woman in the cathedral's 117-year history to be appointed as Dean (head clergy) of the second-largest congreg...

High Speed Chase, 1 Arrest

KSAL StaffMarch 27, 2023

A tip leads to the location and arrest of a Salina man wanted on a felony warrant. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that on Saturday evening, officers learned that 40-year-old Shawn Blazier was headed to a Salina restaurant on South 9th on his Honda Gold Wing. When police attempted a traffic stop, Blazier sped west on Magnolia and jumped onto I-135 headed north. Police say the p...

Body Found Hanging in Tree

KSAL StaffMarch 27, 2023

A body was found hanging in a tree over the weekend after an apparent suicide in a stand of timber. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that the discovery was made by a couple of men who were riding in a UTV in the 1100 block of W. Farrelly Road on Saturday afternoon. Deputies say around 1pm the two found the decomposed body in the trees. Authorities are awaiting results fr...

Weapon, Drug Charges

KSAL StaffMarch 27, 2023

Salina Police arrested a man and woman who were both wanted on Saline County District Court warrants. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that on Saturday evening around 5:30pm, officers identified the two walking in the 500 block of Montrose and attempted to stop them. Police say 38-year-old Kevin Russell and 42-year-old Candice Beach left the sidewalk to run between a couple of h...

Bank Robbery Suspect Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

MetrosourceMarch 27, 2023

A suspect in a Kansas bank robbery is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Oklahoma. Wellington police say that the suspect robbed the Impact Bank at 206 East Harvey on Friday afternoon. Less than an hour later, the suspect was killed following a chase and officer-involved shooting in Oklahoma. The FBI and Wellington police are investigating the case....

39th Salina Spring Poetry Series Planned

Todd PittengerMarch 26, 2023

An event that’s been happening in Salina for nearly four decades is approaching.  In its 39th year, the 2023 Salina Spring Poetry Series features a lineup of socially-minded poets who will read in downtown Salina. In-person readings will occur at 7 pm on Tuesdays in April at Ad Astra Books & Coffee House (135 N. Santa Fe Ave). The series is sponsored by Salina Arts & Humanities and w...

KWU Sponsoring Saline County Track Meet

Todd PittengerMarch 26, 2023

Kansas Wesleyan will continue its recent trend of supporting local events by serving as the lead sponsor of this year’s Saline County Invitational Track Meet, according to information made available Saturday. The Tuesday, March 28 meet, set for a 3:30 p.m. start at Salina Stadium, will bring together teams from Sacred Heart, Salina South, Salina Central, Ell-Saline and Southeast of Saline high s...

Event to Highlight Volunteer Opportunities

Todd PittengerMarch 26, 2023

An event later this week will highlight volunteer opportunities which exist in Saline and McPherson counties.  Residents from Saline and McPherson counties are invited to attend the Volunteers Fair. Organizers tell KSAL News the event will be held  on Friday, March 31st, from 4-7 p.m., at Lindsborg’s J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center. Organizations from Lindsborg, Salina and the surrounding ...

Filmmaker Draws Lessons From African American History

Todd PittengerMarch 26, 2023

An Oscar winning graduate of Salina’s Marymount College and current University of Kansas professor is drawing lessons from African American history for his next project. According to KU, with the 2019 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on “BlacKkKlansman” on his mantel, Kevin Willmott can focus on the screenwriting projects he likes. And while the University of Kansas professor ...

Condensed Academy Class Deadline Approaching

Todd PittengerMarch 25, 2023

The deadline to enroll for the Kansas Highway Patrol's Condensed Academy Class is approaching. The agency is planning the course at its Salina training center. According to the Patrol, Class #67 is open for applications from full-time certified Kansas law enforcement officers interested in becoming Kansas Highway Patrol State Troopers. Held at the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy in Salin...




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