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Arrest in Overdose Death Case

Todd PittengerJanuary 27, 2023

A Junction City woman is in custody after a teen was found dead from a fentanyl overdose inside her home back in August. According to the Junction City Police Department, on August 22nd officers responded to a call of an unresponsive subject in the 1500 Block of Patriot Drive in Junction City Kansas. Upon arrival, they discovered 19-year-old Caytlin P Hinkle of Junction City unresponsive. E...

Car Stolen from a Salina Mortuary

KSAL StaffJanuary 26, 2023

Salina Police are looking for a stolen vehicle and the thief who took it. Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday, someone entered the facility at Roselawn Mortuary located at 1910 E. Crawford and drove off in the company's blue, 2012 Suzuki Vitara. Police say there was no sign of forced entry into the building. The key fob was inside the vehicle wh...

Grenade Discovered at School

MetrosourceJanuary 26, 2023

Authorities are investigating after a grenade was found at Derby High School. Officials say that a student reported seeing an image on social media of another student having a grenade at school yesterday afternoon. The school was evacuated, and the Wichita bomb squad determined that the device was not live and there was no threat to students. Students were later allowed to reenter the sch...

KWU Completes 2nd Phase of Capital Campaign

Todd PittengerJanuary 26, 2023

Community has always been key to the growth and progress of Kansas Wesleyan, dating back to shortly before the university’s founding. Then, 95 acres of land was gifted to support Salina’s efforts to attract the university that would become KWU. The 1920s construction of Pioneer Hall is another example, as a $50,000 campaign by local business leaders allowed the project to continue. According ...

Symphony Ready For “Journey”

Gary DemuthJanuary 25, 2023

A sweeping symphonic, theatrical and multimedia journey through the immigrant experience will highlight the next Salina Symphony concert. Featured on the program will be composer Peter Boyer’s “Ellis Island: The Dream of America,” a contemporary work that celebrates the powerful and inspiring stories of European immigrants who left their homelands in search of a better life. Innovative...

Horizons Grants Awarded

Todd PittengerJanuary 25, 2023

The Salina Arts & Humanities Foundation has approved $34,270 in Horizons Grants for local artists and cultural organizations. According to Salina Arts and Humanities, the grants were juried and scored by professional panelists with expertise in the granting areas. Horizons Grants support initiatives demonstrating a commitment to artistic excellence and community involvement by engaging a...

K-State Grads Demonstrate Success

Kansas State UniversityJanuary 25, 2023

Kansas State University students are excelling in employment and continuing education after graduation. According to the latest post-graduation report from Kansas State University for graduates in the 2021-2022 school year, 97% are employed or furthering their education. "The post-graduation outcomes for our latest graduates indicate the market remains strong for recruiting K-State talent," ...

KU Law Student Plans to Serve Salina

University of Kansas January 25, 2023

A third-year student at the University of Kansas School of Law will receive a grant from the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation. Lindsay McQuinn is a recipient of the foundation’s Rural Law Practice Grant. This grant is awarded to law students who intend to practice in rural communities after graduation, bringing legal information and advocacy to those with limited access to resources. A max...

Runaway Teens Caught in Stolen Van

KSAL StaffJanuary 25, 2023

A couple of runaway teens are facing burglary and theft charges. Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that on Sunday, two males, seventeen and fifteen years of age are accused of breaking into a modular building owned by St. Francis Ministries, at 509 E. Elm grabbing the keys to a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan and stealing it. On Monday the two were found trespassing in a room at ...

Kansas Day Sunday Service Planned

Todd PittengerJanuary 25, 2023

The public is invited to a special Kansas Day Sunday service. This Sunday the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Kansas Day Sunday service will feature Tom Fleming, speaking on "The KKK in Kansas.” Fleming will discuss how and why the KKK rose to prominence in central Kansas, and how that legacy remains with us today. He has also presented at the Smoky Hill Museum and other venues.  Time i...




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