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25 New COVID-19 Cases in Saline County

Todd Pittenger3 hours ago
Saline County has 25 new positive COVID-19 cases. According to the Saline County Health Department, all of the new cases are associated with other positive cases. The total for Saline County is now 215, with 143 cases currently active. Seventy people that have recovered, and two people have died. Saline County continues to have a tremendous uptake in ...

Street Eats & Beats Postponed

Todd Pittenger11 hours ago
Organizers have put the brakes on an outdoor festival which was planned for this weekend. The Saline County Young Professionals group has postponed its Street Eats & Beats festival which was planned Saturday in Oakdale Park. Organizers say they were hoping it would be possible to continue with the event, but due to concerns in the ...

Kansas State Fair in Doubt

Metro Source News / Todd Pittenger15 hours ago
It's looking like the Kansas State Fair won't be happening this year after all. Fair authorities are preparing to recommend that Kansas join other regional states in skipping similar events this year. Plans to hold the annual event had centered on safety measures to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19. However, authorities decided current trends make it ...

Southeast of Saline Changes Graduation, Prom Plans

Todd Pittenger1 day ago
Due to the recent spike in confirmed Covid cases in Saline county and the surrounding areas, and the recent mask orders from the Governor, City, and County, changes have been made to the Southeast of Saline Graduation and Prom plans scheduled for July 17th and 18th. According to the school, graduation will move to the more ...

17 New Saline County COVID-19 Cases

Todd Pittenger2 days ago
There are 17 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, the total for the county is now 190, with 118 cases currently active. Seventy people have recovered.  Two people have died. According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, there are now 17,618 cases and 282 deaths statewide. This ...

County Reverses Course, Mandates Masks

Todd Pittenger2 days ago
Less than a week after they opted not to mandate masks, but rather "highly recommend them", Saline County Commissioners on Wednesday reversed course and will mandate them. By a vote of 3-2 commissioners voted to pass an ordinance which parallels a mask ordinance passed on Monday of this week. Saline County Health Officer Jason Tiller Jason Tiller ...

Kustom Kemp Car Show Cancels Salina Event

Todd Pittenger2 days ago
Organizers of the annual KKOA Leadsled Spectacular Car Show in Salina have pulled the plug on this year's event. The show, which brings thousands of classic cars to Salina one weekend each summer, had been scheduled for July 23rd - 26th. Organizers said via social media they had to make the worst decision they have made in ...

4-H Youth stay Resilient

Jeff Garretson2 days ago
Concerns over the spread of COVID-19 continues to knock summertime events off the calendar. Officials in Saline County recently cancelled the Tri-Rivers Fair including the rodeo, carnival and demolition derby in Salina. But 4-H clubs will still present their projects for judging over a four day period. 4-H Youth Development Agent Sarah Maas tells KSAL News that ...

COVID-19 Cases Again Linked to I-70 Service Area

Todd Pittenger3 days ago
COVID-19 cases have been linked for a second time to a service area along Interstate 70. The Shawnee County Health Department says they have identified some COVID19 cases linked to the Topeka Service Area on the I-70 Turnpike located at mile marker 188, just east of Topeka. The exposure is specifically designated to the food court and ...

County Commission to Reconsider Mask Ordinance

Todd Pittenger3 days ago
Less than a week after deciding not to make masks mandatory the Saline County Commission will reconsider the issue. Last week on Thursday Saline County Commissioners went against the recommendation of Saline County Health Officer Jason Tiller and opted to not  implement a mandatory mask order. Rather than adopt Governor Laura Kelly’s Executive Order which would ...

UPDATE: Salina Passes Mask Mandate

Todd Pittenger4 days ago
Salina City Commissioners voted at the July 6 City Commission meeting to enact an ordinance to require the wearing of masks or other face coverings due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The local order is nearly identical to Governor Laura Kelly’s state executive order. The ordinance (No. 20-11034) mandates that face coverings are worn when individuals ...

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