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Salina man arrested for alleged threat to acquaintance

A Salina man was arrested early Wednesday after he allegedly threatened a female acquaintance. Officers were called to the 100 block of W. Ellsworth at approximately 2 a.m. Wednesday for the report of a man making threats to a 35-year-old Salina woman, Salina Police Captain Gary Hanus said this morning.
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Festival medallion found after nine days of clues

What looked to be a silver splotch turned out to be gold for one Festival Medallion Quest participant. Salina Arts & Humanities announced during a news conference this afternoon that Samantha Uhler was the winner of the 2022 Festival Medallion Quest. Uhler found the medallion shortly after the Thursday morning clue was announced, said Brad Anderson, executive director of Salina Arts & Humanities.
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Some area rainfall totals three to four inches

Rainfall was again plentiful across the area, with some locations seeing three to four inches of rain. At the Salina Regional Airport, 2.14 inches was reported. Following are 24-hour rainfall totals as of 7 a.m. Thursday (unless otherwise noted) from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network. CLAY COUNTY.

Salina DG Market Now Open

Though it’s still a work in progress, the new DG Market in downtown Salina is now open. The Dollar General Store at 140 South Santa Fe closed earlier this week. Though all of the shelves are not fully stocked yet, most notably some grocery items including fresh produce, Thursday it reopened at 511 East Iron Avenue, a building which was originally a grocery store. as a DG Market.

Top of the Class 2022 - Zoe Norton

Academic Awards & Honors: Governor’s Scholar; Kansas State Scholar. Fun Fact: I have a vinyl collection including various decades of country music. College & Major: Kansas State University for Mechanical Engineering. Future Plans: I plan on going to college and getting my masters. Then I will go work in...

Two seen on video burglarizing north Salina tavern

Police are trying to identify two people seen on surveillance video burglarizing a north Salina tavern. Surveillance video shows a man and woman enter the front door of the Bishop Street Tavern, 717 Bishop Street, at 4:45 a.m. Monday, Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said this morning. The two were...

VIDEO: Bethany Student Finds Festival Medallion

The hunt for the Smoky Hill River Festival Medallion started back on Wednesday, May 18th. A little over a week later the elusive treasure was found. The 16th clue “underfoot pattern” led Samantha Uhler to the medallion. This year’s medallion turned out to be a silver blot. It was hidden in a yucca plant on the south side of the North Ohio Street Overpass, near some benches.

Top of the Class 2022 - Charles Goldbach

Academic Honors/Awards: National Honor Society Member, National Leadership Award (I Dare You Award), Honor Roll, Superintendent’s Excellency Award (Theater and Fort Hays Math Relays), Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership candidate, Student of the Week. High School Involvement: Captain of Scholar’s Bowl Team, International Honor Thespian for Troupe 639, Captain...

Cowboys clash with Chieftans to kick off state tournament run

The Abilene baseball team will kick off their state tournament run as the seven-seed on Thursday, taking on the 18-3 Tonganoxie for a ticket to this year’s state semis. Despite featuring a sophomore-heavy lineup, the Cowboys have looked excellent in 2022, knocking off Mulvane and Garden Plain in one-run ballgames to win their 4A regional.

Saline County Booking Activity, May 24

Following is recent booking activity for the Saline County Jail, as provided by law enforcement. Photos, if provided, are courtesy of Saline County Jail. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. NAME: Amor, Duwayne Allen; 58; Salina. CHARGES REQUESTED: Probation Violation. NAME: Deleon, Alberto...

Salina Public Library to forgive youth patron fees, fines up to $75

Summer at the Library is here and recently Salina Public Library made a decision that will benefit the community’s youngest members. At its April Board of Directors meeting, SPL announced that all youth patrons (18 and younger) will have fees/fines forgiven up to $75. This includes more than 1,200 youth patrons. The move is designed to allow students to use the resources provided by the library so they can keep their learning interest and momentum up during the summer months.

City, county offices, library closed Monday for Memorial Day

The Memorial Day holiday brings with it several closings. City of Salina and Saline County offices and most facilities will be closed Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Additionally, there will be no Salina City Commission meeting on Monday. The City of Salina did announce, however, that sanitation...

Getting Ready for Salina’s Summer

Getting Oakdale Park ready for the Smoky Hill River Festival is just part of Jeff Hammond’s “To Do List” in the coming weeks. Hammond is the Director of Salina Parks & Recreation and joined in on the KSAL Morning News Extra with a look at the deep and wide effort it takes to keep Salina mowed, playing outdoors and swimming at Kenwood Cove.