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Dala Horses, Drums and Dancing

Jeff GarretsonOctober 10, 2021

Picture perfect weather framed the Svensk Hyllningsfest in Lindsborg over the weekend for friends and family to reunite and honor the Swedish ancestry that settled in the Smoky Valley in the late 1860's. Thousands gathered for a chance to watch the dancers and enjoy Swedish treats like meatballs and Viking on a stick.   New to this year's festival was a 22-foot tall Dala Horse that ...

Change in the Weather

Todd PittengerOctober 10, 2021

After breaking a 100-year-old high temperature record on Saturday, a big change in the weather is on the way. Seasonal cooler temperatures have arrived, along with the possibility of severe weather. According to the National Weather Service, the high temperature Saturday in Salina was 95 degrees breaking the old record of 94 for this date in history set back in 1921. With the changing weathe...

All About the Beer

Todd PittengerOctober 10, 2021

A large crowd gathered Saturday afternoon to tantalize their taste buds with craft beers from around the area, and around the country. After  pushing the pause button last year because of the pandemic, Meridian Media pushed play this year and turned the volume up to 11 for the popular "Salina on Tap" beer sampling event. Over 400 people converged on the Tony's Pizza Events Center to be a part...

Improving Public Land Experience for Bird Hunters

Todd PittengerOctober 10, 2021

To ensure Kansas’ natural resources, especially public lands, are accessible and enjoyable to all, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Commissioners recently approved staff recommendations for new regulations. According to the agency, the regulation changes  which are related to waterfowl hunting on select Department-managed wetlands and will be in effect this fall ­- have a shared purp...

Stocking Shelves With “Stocktoberfest”

Todd PittengerOctober 9, 2021

The Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank is hoping a fun "Stocktoberfest" event will help them stock their shelves as they prepare for the busy upcoming holiday season.  The organization is planning a "Stocktoberfest" event this Thursday, October 14th, at the BEL Tree Farm. "Stocktoberfest" features a dinner catered by Hickory Hut, and drinks. There will be a German band performing from 5:15 unti...

Combatting COVID: Vaccines Doing Their Job

Todd PittengerOctober 9, 2021

The local evidence is clear. Those who are vaccinated against COVID are less likely to contract the disease, and those who do are less likely to develop a severe case which requires hospitalization. Local statistics from Salina Regional Health Center and the Saline County Health Department indicate the following: Of new COVID cases in September 84.8 percent were unvaccinated. Of new COV...

1 New COVID Death, 46 New Cases

Todd PittengerOctober 8, 2021

There has been one new COVID death in Saline County since Wednesday and 46 new cases of the virus. According to the Saline County Health Department there are currently 438 active cases of the virus in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports they have 10 patients in the hospital battling the virus. Overall, 151 people have now died in Saline County from COVID. The best way ...

Hit and Run in Salina

KSAL StaffOctober 8, 2021

The Salina Police Department is investigating a hit and run case from Friday morning. Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that around 12:30 a.m., a 2015 Dodge Dart struck a parked 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan in the 2000 block of Highland Avenue. The driver of the Dart fled the scene on foot. The Dart had major front-end damage and was towed from the scene. The Grand Caravan had moderate rear a...

Update: Stolen SUV Found, Suspect Arrested

KSAL StaffOctober 8, 2021

A 23-year-old Salina man has been arrested in connection to an alleged stolen SUV. Jacob Hewitt is facing possible charges of felony possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of theft. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that officers reported to apartment buildings at 715 N. Ninth Street on Thursday on ...

“Salina on Tap” is Saturday

Todd PittengerOctober 7, 2021

An event designed for those who like to sample beer is coming back to Salina. "Salina on Tap" is Saturday. The popular "Salina on Tap" event will be held at the Tony's Pizza Evens Center Saturday from 1- 4. The 21 and over "Salina on Tap" event will showcase over 120 craft beers from over 50 breweries from as far away as Portland, Oregon to as close as Salina. Guests will receive unlimite...


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