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Transportation Week Events Planned

Todd PittengerMay 16, 2022

Salina area public transportation is celebrating National Transportation Week May, which is going on all this week. According to the primary provider of local public transportation OCCK,  theywill be celebrating with three events. On Tuesday OCCK Transportation will be hosting a small meet-and-greet at Eisenhower Park in Abilene from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.  All are welcome to attend and enjoy cu...

Pomp and Circumstance: Seniors Say Goodbye

Todd PittengerMay 15, 2022

Smiles, tears, and hugs were mixed in with the sounds of Pomp and Circumstance over the weekend in the Salina area. Hundreds of seniors from multiple schools walked across the stage and received diplomas. Nearly every senior in Salina and Saline County graduated. On Saturday seniors at Ell-Saline and at Kansas Wesleyan University graduated. Sunday seniors at Salina Central High School, Sa...

Festival Friday at Artwork Alley Mural Expo

Todd PittengerMay 15, 2022

It’s Festival season. To build awareness for the Smoky Hill River Festival and celebrate the Artwork Alley Mural Expo ‘22, Salina Arts & Humanities presents Festival Friday, this Friday, May 20th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the parking lot at 140 S. 5th Street. The party continues on Saturday, May 21 for the Artwork Alley Mural Expo ’22. According to Salina Arts and Humanities, the public is...

Lakewood Part of Great Fishing Derby

Todd PittengerMay 15, 2022

The Lakewood fishing lake in Salina is one of 40 bodies of water across Kansas where anglers can catch fish and win prizes. The Great Kansas Fishing Derby will return for its second year, beginning Sunday. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks an angler’s prized catch may actually be worth a prize this spring and summer in Kansas, thanks to the return of the Great Kansas Fi...

Ghazal Ghazi Hosting Artist Talk

Todd PittengerMay 15, 2022

The Salina Art Center is offering an opportunity to interact virtually with artist Ghazal Ghazi this week. According to the organization, you can participate in a lunch and learn event with Ghazi on Wednesday, May 18th, from 12-1pm.  This virtual artist talk is free on Zoom and Facebook Live.  Visit the art center website to register for Zoom or tune in on their Facebook page. Spring 202...

Training to Better Protect and Serve

Todd PittengerMay 14, 2022

A crowd gathered Saturday to get a look at a project that has been nearly a decade in the making. The Salina Police Department opened the doors of its new regional training center and invited the public to come out for an open house. Salina Police Chief Brad Nelson told KSAL News he was pleased with the large crowd that gathered for the event. The Chief said the 15,700 square feet building w...

Schoolwide Free Meals to End

Todd PittengerMay 14, 2022

A program which provided schoolwide free meals for Salina USD 305 students is ending. According to the district, beginning in the fall of 2022, families will need to fill out a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application to determine if they are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. The Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application is a part of the enrollment process. The application will be avail...

Earth, Wind & Fire Rolling Into Salina

Todd PittengerMay 14, 2022

They will roll into Salina bright and early Sunday morning, 6 busses and 4 tractor trailer trucks, to begin setting up the biggest show ever at the Stiefel Theatre. The “mighty elements”, the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire will perform Sunday night. Stiefel Theatre Executive Director Jane Gates tells KSAL News, with the sheer number of band and crew, some 70 in number, and the amount of e...

Shooting on Highway 150 in Chase County

Todd PittengerMay 13, 2022

A man from Milford was arrested after allegedly shooting a stranger who was carpooling along Kansas Highway 150 in Chase County to work at a job in McPherson early Friday morning . According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, at around 6:15 a.m., the Chase County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a male subject reporting that a passenger in their vehicle had been shot. Deputies f...

UPDATE: Drowning Victim Found at Milford

Todd PittengerMay 13, 2022

A search for a man who was last seen swimming to shore at Milford Lake back on April 30th has come to an end. According to the  Geary County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, members of the Geary County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit and the Geary County Sheriff's Office/Junction City Fire Department dive team recovered the remains of Jesse...

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