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40th Mayors Christmas Party Doesn’t Disappoint

Todd PittengerDecember 9, 2019

Salina Mayor Dr. Trent Davis threw a Christmas party on Sunday afternoon, and two special visitors were the highlight of the event. That jolly old elf, and The Cat in Hat both showed up to join in the fun along with several hundred people. For the 40th year in a row the City of Salina Parks & Recreation Department hosted the Mayor's Christmas Party at the Tony's Pizza Events Center The f...

Hansen Community Intern Applications Being Accepted

Dane Hansen FoundationDecember 8, 2019

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation and K-State Research and Extension Community Intern Program gives upper level college students the opportunity to link classroom learning to a pre-professional work experience.  Intern positions are now posted. Students can find the list of opportunities with descriptions by visiting the Foundation's website at, click on Internships, th...

Give the Holiday Gift of Life

KSAL StaffDecember 8, 2019

The American Red Cross urgently needs donors of all blood types to be the lifeline patients need by donating blood or platelets this holiday season. According to the organization, blood and platelet donations often decline during the holidays as people get busy with holiday activities and travel. Snowstorms and severe winter weather may also cause blood drive cancellations and further impact do...

No Small Matter: Early Childhood Education Event Planned

KSAL StaffDecember 8, 2019

Did you know that Saline County currently only has 1,600 licensed child care slots for the 4,000 children under the age of 5 who live in our community?  We are in a child care desert and the crisis is impacting our local economy because potential employees can’t find care for their children. The 20 organization collaboration, Partners In Early Childhood Education, is partnering with KS Actio...

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

National Weather ServiceDecember 8, 2019

Minnesota. Maine. Upstate New York. The Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Practically anywhere in Idaho. And of course, the Rockies or the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These are the parts of the Lower 48* where weather history suggests you want to be if you're looking for the best chance of a white Christmas. The map shows the historic probability of there being at least 1 inch...

Foundation Funds Art Center Camp

Todd PittengerDecember 7, 2019

During Spring Break, March 9-13, 2020, the Salina Art Center will offer an art camp with Minnesota based artist Peyton Scott Russell thanks to a $5,000 grant from the L.P “Pat” Mullen Fund awarded by the Greater Salina Community Foundation.  The camp will include Graffiti painting for middle and high school age youth, and a special workshop for adults. Spring Break Art Camp will be a week-lo...

State Working to Combat Declining Turkey Numbers

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and TourismDecember 7, 2019

Wild turkey populations are declining across the Midwest and Kansas isn’t immune. Though the Sunflower State still boasts one of the strongest wild turkey populations in the region, statewide surveys suggest immediate action is needed if Kansas is to have any measurable impact on slowing the decline. Leading the charge is Kent Fricke, small game coordinator for the Kansas Department of Wildli...

Survey of Kansas on Medicaid, Guns, New Governor

Fort Hays State UniversityDecember 7, 2019

Kansas Speaks Fall 2019, a survey on issues of importance and on the attitudes of Kansans about their state, was released today by the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University. Kansas Speaks is the only regular survey of Kansans on issues and opinions. Among the questions presented to respondents was the performance of Gov. Laura Kelly, who is finishing up her first ...

KSU Meat Judging Team National Runner-Up

Pat Melgares / Kansas State UniversityDecember 7, 2019

The Kansas State University meat judging team completed the 2019 season with a runner-up finish at the International Intercollegiate Meat Judging contest in Dakota City, Nebraska recently. Three team members also earned All American honors based on their individual finishes throughout the year and academic achievements. “The students on the team this year are a great representation of what...

New Faces on Salina’s Most Wanted

Todd PittengerDecember 7, 2019

The December list of Salina’s Most Wanted is online. The first weekend of each month a new list of Salina’s Most Wanted is released. Over a dozen people on the November list of Salina's Most Wanted were caught. Since the Most Wanted program began back in July of 2000, thanks to tips from the public, 3,170 criminals have been caught, and 413 crime stoppers rewards have been given out. ...




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