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Half-Staff Flags to Honor Firefighter

Todd PittengerJune 27, 2022

Flags across Kansas will fly at half-staff on Wednesday to honor a fallen firefighter. Governor Laura Kelly has directed flags be flown at half-staff at all state grounds, buildings, and facilities on Wednesday in honor of Linn County volunteer firefighter Joshua Haynes of Rural District 1 Fire Department, who suffered fatal injuries while battling a fire in Pleasanton, Kansas. “I am direc...

Project to Close Road Accessing Water Park

Todd PittengerJune 27, 2022

A street stretching from Salina's Kenwood Cove to a portion of north Salina will temporarily close for a construction project on Monday and halt traffic entering from the north According to the City of Salina, through traffic at Oakdale Avenue/Kenwood Park Drive next to Kenwood Cove north to Iron Avenue will be closed to complete pavement repairs During construction, barricades will be place...

Special Delivery For Pets

Todd PittengerJune 26, 2022

Salina is one of only a handful of locations across the country where seniors enrolled in the Meals on Wheels program can also get food delivered for their pets. Rosie Walter from the Saline County of Department of Senior Services tells KSAL News the county offers free healthcare and food for pets of seniors who already utilize the Meals On Wheels program, further supporting homebound senior ci...

Rural Education to Benefit From Partnership

Lori Goodson / Kansas State University June 26, 2022

The Rural Education Center in the Kansas State University College of Education has entered a strategic partnership with the Rural Schools Collaborative to strengthen and advance every aspect of rural education in Kansas. According to KSU, the Rural Schools Collaborative, housed at Monmouth College, is a national grassroots network of rural schools, higher-education institutions and organization...

Accessing Public Lands for Hunting, Fishing is Easier

Todd PittengerJune 25, 2022

Beginning this month, hunters and anglers will benefit from a new-and-improved system designed to make accessing public lands in Kansas easier than ever. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks the all-new licensing purchase system – Go Outdoors KS – outdoor recreationalists will not need a separate login to “check in” and out of KDWP-managed properties, as the Go Outdo...

Fireworks Sales Begin Monday

Todd PittengerJune 25, 2022

Fireworks go on sale in the City of Salina and in Saline County on Monday. Fireworks can be discharged in Saline County the day they go on sale, Monday June 27th, between 8 a.m. and midnight through July 5th. While they will be on sale in the City of Salina beginning Monday, they can only be discharged in the city on July 3rd and July 4 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Fireworks can be discharged ...

Man Reports Burglary, Ends Up Arrested For Alleged Assault

KSAL StaffJune 24, 2022

What started as a residential burglary case as a victim for one man turned into an aggravated assault case where he is the alleged suspect. Davon Dirton, a 30-year-old man of Salina, was arrested Thursday in connection to a June 4 domestic distrubance incident. He is facing requested charges of aggravated battery and aggravated assault. Police Capt. Gary Hanus tells KSAL News that Dirton had...

Man Arrested in Connection to Stolen Tractor

KSAL StaffJune 24, 2022

A man was arrested on Wednesday and is accused of stealing a tractor north of New Cambria. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that a man who lives near Solomon reported to deputies on Wednesday that someone broke into his tractor through the back window and stole it. The tractor was recovered in the 10000 block of E. Campbell Road, but it was stuck in mud. A short time later,...

Tips Sought in Business Burglary

Todd PittengerJune 24, 2022

Salina Police are seeking tips in connection with a recent business burglary. The crime is the latest Salina Crime Stoppers crime of the week. Police say on Monday, June 20th, officers received a report of a burglary at Conklin Cars at 2700 S. 9th St. Employees reported that over the weekend, between the afternoon of Saturday, June 18th, and the morning of Monday, June 20th, an unknown suspect...

Algae Prompts 9 Health Advisories

Todd PittengerJune 24, 2022

Toxic blue green algae has prompted state health officials to issue public health advisories for nine different bodies of water across the state, including a pond at a Salina park. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, a harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or paint floating on the water and be colored blue, bright green, brown or red. Blooms can develop rapi...




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