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Dickinson County Woman Killed in Crash

Todd PittengerOctober 16, 2019

A Dickinson County woman was killed in a crash involving a pickup truck and a semi on a rural Kansas highway. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was headed east on State Lake Road in rural Geary County. The pickup entered US 77 Highway and was struck on the driver's side by a 2016 Peterbilt semi. The driver of the pickup, identified as 22-year-old...

Scammers Forging Business Checks

Todd PittengerOctober 15, 2019

The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce is urging area businesses to beware of a check scam. According to the agency, several local businesses have reported that they were the target of a check forging scheme in which checks are forged and cashed in other states for large sums. In both cases someone used computer generated checks that mirrored the business check designs to cash checks in numerous s...

Front Desk Demo Days

Jeff GarretsonOctober 15, 2019

Remodeling work has begun this week at the Salina Public Library's front checkout desk. "We're reconfiguring our circulation checkout area because we are getting new self-checkout stations in," said Melanie Hedgespeth, Director of the SPL. Hedgespeth says the goal of the facelift is to improve customer service and availability. "We've moved our 'Hold' shelves our 'New' book shelves - everyth...

Richard Marx Coming to Salina

Todd PittengerOctober 15, 2019

A singer and songwriter who has sold millions of albums and performed across the globe is coming to perform in Salina. Richard Marx is coming to the Stiefel Theatre. An Acoustic Evening of Love Songs with Richard Marx is coming on Friday, Jan 31st. As a performer, songwriter and producer, Marx's nearly three-decade-long career has had countless highlights.  The Chicago native has sold more ...

New Saline County Administrator Named

Todd PittengerOctober 15, 2019

A new person to take over the top administrative job in Saline County has been selected. The Saline County Commission Tuesday morning approved a contract with Phillip Smith-Hanes, current Ellis County Administrator, to serve as the new Saline County Administrator. According to Saline County, Smith-Hanes comes to Salina after a career of more than 23 years that has spanned both city and county g...

Oh Deer: Crashes Increasing on Kansas Roads

Todd PittengerOctober 15, 2019

Sunday night five people were injured in a couple of unrelated crashes involving deer, including one in Southwest Kansas and one in Central Kansas, as the he numbers of crashes involving deer are spiking across the state. According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, 10,734 (16.5 percent) of the 64,933 vehicle crashes reported in 2018 were deer-related (crashes in which a deer and vehicle ...

FHSU Launches Enhanced Scholarship Program

Fort Hays State UniversityOctober 15, 2019

College-bound students will soon have another great reason to choose Fort Hays State University. Already the most affordable university in the region, the university will offer, effective Oct. 15, 2019, four new scholarships with award levels ranging from $15,000 to $6,000 over four-years, or $3,750 to $1,500 yearly. Some of these awards can also be combined with other awards. The revised under...

McPherson College Gets $1 Million Gift

Tina Goodwin / McPherson CollegeOctober 15, 2019

A $1 million gift will help McPherson College fund a new community health care initiative, including ten $25,000 scholarships for students committed to community health. Introduced last month in partnership with McPherson Hospital, the initiative features a new enhanced health science degree at the college paired with a wide variety of hands-on educational opportunities developed through the hospi...

Aim is to Inspire at Every Child Matters Dinner

Todd PittengerOctober 15, 2019

The 5th annual Every Child Matters Dinner in Salina is Tuesday night. According to the Child Advocacy and Parenting Services agency, the evening aims to connect the community to child abuse prevention and intervention work completed by CAPS staff in eight programs. The featured speaker is Darrell Scott, the founder of the Rachel’s Challenge program. Rachel’s Challenge exists to equip and in...

$17k Forgery Scam

KSAL StaffOctober 14, 2019

Authorities are investigating a forgery case after a Salina business discovered that checks were forged and then cashed in at least six states. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that the UPS Store located at 1648 S. Ohio contacted authorities after learning that someone used computer generated checks that mirrored the current UPS design as well as an old bank routing number to cash ...

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