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Salina Woman Killed in Crash

Todd PittengerAugust 5, 2021

A Salina woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash involving a semi near Clay Center. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 49-year-old Kimberly Hinkle of Salina was driving a 2002 Ford Mustang headed west on U.S. Highway 24. For an unknown reason she collided with an oncoming 2022 Freightliner semi in the eastbound lanes. Hinkle died at the scene. No one in the semi was seriously injured. ...

Salina Fire Department Under Investigation

Todd PittengerAugust 5, 2021

A news story has prompted an investigation of the Salina Fire Department. The City of Salina says they are aware of allegations relating to the Salina Fire Department conveyed in a recent news story that aired on KWCH. The story alleges time theft has been going on, potentially costing the city into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The city says such allegations are being taken very ser...

USD 305 Schools to Require Masks

Todd PittengerJuly 27, 2021

Following new guidance by the Centers For Disease Control, USD 305 Schools will require face coverings in all buildings. The school board made the decision during a special meeting Tuesday evening. Salina Public Schools will require masks for all students, employees, and visitors beginning Wednesday. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12...

Cool Cars, Hollywood Stars Coming Back

Todd PittengerJuly 11, 2021

Classic cars and classic stars are headed to Salina. After taking a year off because of the pandemic, The 2021 Leadsled Spectacular Car Show rolls into town for the last weekend of July. The popular car show is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday July 23rd - July 25th. Organizer Jerry Titus tells KSAL News this year's show could be the biggest yet. Visitors will be treated to over 2,000 classic car en...

Library Gallery Features David Olson

Todd PittengerJuly 10, 2021

Artist David Olson is currently exhibiting his work in Salina Public Library’s Virtual Gallery 708. According to the Library, the exhibit “One Fold at a Time” will be on display at salinapubliclibrary.org/virtual until Aug. 1. The show features Olson’s paper sculptures. “The design of the work reflects an integration of forms revealing a synergy that results in a visual dynamic of ener...

Salina Symphony Music Director Search Season

Todd PittengerJuly 5, 2021

The Salina Symphony is preparing for its 2021-2022 “Pass the Baton” season. The organization says this season  promises to be an exciting one as each concert will feature a finalist for the position of Music Director and Conductor. “After an extensive national search with more than 100 applications received, we are delighted to present our five music director candidates to the communi...

Delta Variant Rising in Saline County

Todd PittengerJune 30, 2021

Saline County Health Officer Jason Tiller, along with Saline County medical experts, are urging residents to remain vigilant in our community battle against COVID-19, as positive cases are rising in Saline County and the Delta variant has been detected. There have been 38 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last week, with one sample testing positive for the Delta variant and others presumed...

Roosevelt and the “Four Freedoms”

Todd PittengerJune 20, 2021

The next monthly Lunch & Learn program will be discuss President Franklin Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms". According to the organization, the guest this month is Jeffrey Urbin, Roosevelt Presidential Library Education Specialist, discussing "Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms." In January 1941, advancing Nazi armies spread hate, fear, death, and destruction across most of Europe and showed no sign...

“Roll ’em Up … Show ’em You Care” Effort

Todd PittengerJune 14, 2021

With officials at the highest level  focused on getting at 70 percent of U.S. adults vaccinated by the Fourth of July, the number of unique partnerships and innovative approaches being pursued is rather impressive. Enticements range from free cruises to Super Bowl tickets, Xboxes to airline travel, groceries, MLB tickets … if there is a prize that could help motivate unvaccinated individuals to...

3 Killed in Crash South of Salina

Todd PittengerMay 30, 2021

A man from Salina, a man from Lindsborg, and a child from Lindsborg were all killed in a crash on Interstate 135 south of Salina while a second child was hurt. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 24-year-old Christopher Giroux of Salina was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck headed north on I 135. He failed to maintain a lane, drove into the median, merged onto the southbound s...


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