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$250,000 Gift to Support KWU Sciences

Todd PittengerJanuary 12, 2022

The study of science at Kansas Wesleyan University is getting a quarter of a million dollar boost. According to the school, Dr. Dave Fancher ’64 has spent decades helping build the KWU sciences, from his time as a faculty member to, more recently, putting together the ‘Gang of Eight’, a group of graduates that has made significant contributions toward on-campus lab renovations. KWU annou...

367 New COVID Cases, 2 New Deaths

Todd PittengerJanuary 12, 2022

There have been two new COVID deaths in Saline County since Monday and 367 new cases. According to the Saline County Health Department, there are currently 1,664 active cases in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports that 25 patients require hospitalization related to COVID-19. There have been 190 COVID related deaths overall. An additional 208 people were vaccinated agai...

Events Center Planning Job Fair

Todd PittengerJanuary 12, 2022

The help wanted sign is out at the Tony's Pizza Events Center. According to the venue, a full calendar of events is just around the corner and many part-time positions are unfilled. The Tony’s Pizza Events Center is hosting a job fair on Wednesday, January 19th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Lobby. Prospective employees are encouraged to bring their resumes and be ready for on-site interviews...

Reward Offered in Murder Case

Todd PittengerJanuary 12, 2022

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division is asking for the public's help and offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible in a case involving a murder at an area lake. According to the Army, Mrs. Enfinnity Latania Hayes was shot and killed by an unknown male while at Milford Lake back on October 3rd of 2021. The unknow...

Salina Tennis Alliance Plan Coming into Focus

Jeff GarretsonJanuary 12, 2022

Tri-Rivers Stadium and rodeo grounds are gone, tennis will soon be served up at the former site. Clark Renfro with Salina Tennis Alliance joined in on the KSAL Morning News Extra with an update on the project to build twelve new tennis courts near Tony's Pizza Event Center. Renfro says the organization has raised nearly $2 million. That money, combined with $600,000 provided by the City, wil...

New KSU Salina Asst Dean of Student Life

Kansas State University January 12, 2022

Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus has promoted Kyle Chamberlin to assistant dean of student life. As the assistant dean, Chamberlin will continue to oversee on-campus housing, the Student Life Center and the health and safety of K-State Salina students. He also will take on responsibilities for career services for the campus, as well as guiding K-State Salina's enh...

Employee Gets Caught Stealing From Tractor Supply

KSAL StaffJanuary 12, 2022

An employee of a Salina business is in trouble after several alleged incidents of him stealing from his job site. Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that an officer was sent to Tractor Supply. located at 3120 Riffel Drive,  for a reported employee theft on Tuesday. The officer learned that on Dec. 31, the manager observed an employee loading items on a forklift and placing them in ...

Central Thespians Earn Awards at State Event

Todd PittengerJanuary 12, 2022

Students from Central High School Thespian Troupe 639 recently attended the Kansas Thespian Festival, competed in several categories and earned multiple awards. According to the school Salina Central Troupe 639 results include: Gold Honor Troupe (video submission made by Joshua Warner depicting community service, productions, fundraising efforts, and public outreach during the 2021.) Ha...

Lawmakers Consider Medical Marijuana

MetrosourceJanuary 12, 2022

Kansas lawmakers are considering a medical marijuana bill. Senate Bill 1598 calls for registered patients to be able to use medical marijuana. The Kansas House of Representative approved a House substitute for the bill last year. KWCH reports that under the proposal, patients would have to apply for and receive a medical cannabis card and have a qualifying medical condition with a doctor's c...

Governor Delivers State of the State

Sherman SmithJanuary 12, 2022

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday used her annual State of the State address to propose eliminating the sales tax on food with a simple 13-word phrase, freezing college tuition rates, investing in law enforcement, and funding a state water plan abandoned by previous administrations. She provided encouragement to health care workers and residents exhausted from a two-year battle with COVID-19...

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