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Salina Students Honored With “Jester” Nominations

Todd PittengerApril 17, 2019

Students from Salina are among high school thespians across the state nominated for prestigious Jester Awards. The awards honor excellence in the production of high school musicals across Kansas. Salina South’s production of All Shook Up is honored to have received several Jester Award nominations. Salina South received the following nominations: Overall Production Direction of a S...

Saline, Dickinson County Looking to Share Employee

Karen ShadeApril 17, 2019

County Administrator Andrew Manley updated commissioners on his conversation with Dickinson County officials about jointly using the same individual to serve as the Planning and Zoning Director.  Manley said that Tim Hamilton, has currently been spending the equivalent of “two days a week” overseeing Saline County’s planning and zoning department.  Commissioners are looking at contracting ...

Saline County Jail Town Hall Planned

Karen ShadeApril 17, 2019

The Saline County Commissioners have scheduled a Town Hall where the public can learn about issues at the jail and will be given an opportunity to comment on Tuesday, April 23, at 6:00 PM in Room 107 of the City/County Building. County Administrator Andrew Manley and Sheriff Roger Soldan are scheduled to appear on KSAL’s Friendly Fire on April 23. In discussing the “inmate population/jai...

Arrest Made after Stolen Motorcycle Found

KSAL StaffApril 16, 2019

A stolen motorcycle has been recovered and an arrest made. Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that an officer on patrol spotted the damaged Suzuki GSXR 750 on the street in the 900 block of Osage Avenue and contacted the owner early Monday. Police say the owner took the wrecked bike to a friend's place in the 1300 block of Ponca and left it on the driveway to retrieve later...

Salina Man Ejected in Rollover Crash

KSAL StaffApril 16, 2019

A rollover accident near Assaria sends two Salina men to the hospital. According to Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan, 30-year-old Jared Oehlert was driving a 1997 Ford Ranger northbound in the 6500 block S. Woodward Road when he lost control of the vehicle and it rolled ejecting his passenger. Deputies say 26-year-old Dylan Stevens of Salina suffered back and chest injuries in the crash an...

Federal Prison Time in Meth Smuggling Case

KSAL StaffApril 16, 2019

A traffic stop in which a large amount of methamphetamine was discovered has landed a California man a federal prison sentence in Kansas. A California man was sentenced to a little over 6 years in federal prison for smuggling more than 23 pounds of methamphetamine to Kansas. According to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister's office,  28-year-old Juan Beltran of Bell Gardens, Calif., pleaded gu...

Alison Krauss Coming to Salina

KSAL StaffApril 16, 2019

A country artist who has won 27 Grammy awards during her career is coming to Salina. Alison Krauss is coming to the Stiefel Theatre. Since 1985, Krauss has released 14 albums including five solo, seven with her longtime band and musical collaborators Union Station, and the Robert Plant collaboration Raising Sand, which was certified platinum and won five Grammys, including Album of the Year an...

Governor Signs Hemp Legislation Into Law

KSAL StaffApril 16, 2019

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed legislation into law allowing the production of hemp. According to the governor's office, to further support Kansas’ agricultural economy and provide farmers with an option for diversification, Governor Laura Kelly signed the Senate Substitute for House Bill 2167 today, establishing the Commercial Industrial Hemp Program. “The Commercial Industrial Hemp...

Assaria Community Fund Accepting Grant Applications

Megan RoblApril 16, 2019

The Greater Salina Community Foundation is accepting applications for grants from the Assaria Community Fund. Grants will be awarded to charitable projects that improve the quality of life for citizens in Assaria, Kansas. Online applications open April 15, 2019 and are due June 1. Requests up to $1,500 will be considered.  More information and application instructions are available at http://g...

Hospice of Salina Hosting “Have THE Talk”

John BerggrenApril 16, 2019

Hospice of Salina workers are out holding signs spreading uplifting messages near busy intersections and prominent locations around Salina through Wednesday this week to bring awareness for the importance of end of life care including having advanced directives and care plans in place. National Healthcare Decisions Day falls this week and Hospice of Salina is hosting a free “Have THE Talk” ...

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