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Catching Mental Health Issues Early Vital

While mass shootings weren’t the specific target for forming a new Co-Responder program in Salina and Saline County, those tragic events are on the minds of many. It stands to reason, given that the nation experienced 693 mass shootings in 2021; 611 the year before; and 246 this year through May 24, the day 19 students and two teachers were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, according to
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Salina Tech students place at SkillsUSA nationals

Three recent graduates of Salina Area Technical College’s Computer Aided Drafting program and one Diesel Technology graduate recently placed at the SkillsUSA national competition in Atlanta, Ga. In all, more than 6,500 high school and college students participated in the national competition. The team of Clayton Knipp and Ashton...

Saline County, other areas get drenched overnight

While rainfall was plentiful over much of the area, in some cases rainfall was varied within a county. In Clay County, for instance, rainfall varied from 0.12 of an inch to 3.30 inches. The highest total reported was 4.70 inches 4.5 miles northeast of New Cambria in Saline County. At...

New community mural unveiled in downtown Salina

SALINA, Kan. (KSNW) — On Saturday, a new community mural was unveiled in downtown Salina. The new mural is called ‘Dream Cartographers’. It is on the new stage background that was moved to Santa Fe and Ash Street. The new mural is based on ideas, likes, places, and more from over 100 citizens. “By having […]

First Kansas facility of its kind!

Tours were given on Thursday as the City of Beloit Solar Farm was providing upwards of 20 percent of the town’s power supply at that time of their Grand Opening. The 2.0 megawatts tracking facility is the first of its kind owned by a municipal electric utility in the state ...

Salina League of Women Voters' primary forum Thursday

The Salina League of Women Voters has announced a Primary Candidate Forum scheduled for Thursday. The forum, which is open to the public at no charge, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Prescott Room of the Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm Street. According to information from the...

SPONSORED: Sunflower Bank in Salina is hiring!

●Loan Operations Specialist (LOS) Post Close & Quality Control (QC) To apply, go to: Sunflower Bank NA - Job Opportunities ( The competitive benefits package is designed to attract and retain quality and long-term associates. Benefits Include:. ●Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance. ●Supplemental Insurance /Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) ●Group Term...

Tips Sought in Burglary Case

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office is seeking tips in connection with a recent burglary. The crime is the latest Salina Crime Stoppers crime of the week. According to the agency, on Friday, June 3rd, deputies responded to the 1100 Blk of N Solomon Road to a report of a theft and damage to property. Sometime between May 25th and June 2nd, 2022, unknown suspect(s) forcefully entered an outbuilding on multiple occasions and stole items on the property.

Algae Prompts 16 Health Advisories

Toxic blue green algae has prompted state health officials to issue public health advisories for 16 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...

KHP IDs victim in fatal pedestrian accident on I-135

SALINE COUNTY —One person died in an accident just after 6:30a.m. Thursday in Saline County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Josiah J. Hein, 21, Lincoln, Neb., was southbound on Interstate 135 three miles south of Salina. The vehicle struck a pedestrian identified as...

Police seek boy who allegedly stabbed another during fight

Police are looking for a teen who allegedly stabbed another teen during a fight in central Salina early Thursday morning. Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said this morning that officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Montrose Street at 1 a.m. Thursday for the report of a possible stabbing.

Teen Allegedly Stabs Two Others

Two teenage boys were taken to Salina Regional Health Center early Thursday morning after an alleged stabbing incident. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that the incident happened around 1 a.m. in the 600 block of Montrose Street. A 14-year-old male victim had stab wounds to the thigh...