Accident That Killed Kansas Teen Remains Under Investigation


MCPHERSON – Law enforcement authorities in McPherson County continue to investigate a fatal Sunday morning accident. The McPherson County Sheriff’s office reported a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville driven by Brandon Berry, 18, Hutchinson, was northbound on 4th Avenue just south of 56 Highway. The vehicle crossed the centerline, traveled into the west ditch, hit a pole […]

Tom Wilbur, President of BANK VI, presents Linda and Claude Lecklider with their Hero of the Week Award!


Introducing Linda and Claude Lecklider, your BANK VI Heroes of the Week! Linda and Claude have been volunteers with the Tri-Rivers Fair and Rodeo for over 40 years. They strongly believe in the wonderful things kids learn thru the 4-H program and exhibiting at the fair. They spend time during the whole year organizing and […]

New Exhibit at the Smoky Hill Museum

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New Exhibit at the Smoky Hill Museum – The 1960s Part I: Political Power So much happened throughout all aspects of 1960s society that it’s impossible to cover in one exhibit. The 1960s: Political Power, is the first of a two-part exhibit. It examines America through the lens of politics. See how Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and […]

Section of Hedville Road Closed Due to Drainage Issue


Hedville Road from Stimmel Road to Armstrong Road was closed to through traffic this morning due to discovery of a deteriorated drainage structure under the asphalt pavement and located within the K & O Railroad right of way.  This railroad crossing of Hedville Road is located on the immediate north side of the Town of […]

Kansas Regulators To Have Hearings on Westar Rate Agreement


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas utility regulators plan hearings later this month on a proposed agreement to allow the state’s largest electric company to raise its annual rates by $78 million. The agreement involves Westar Energy, a state consumer advocacy agency and other parties in Westar’s rate case before the Kansas Corporation Commission. The KCC […]

USD 305 Board to Discuss South High Design Plan Tuesday

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U.S.D. 305 BOARD AGENDA District Offices 1511 Gypsum August 11, 2015 5:00 p.m. I. Call to Order II. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag III. Approval of Agenda IV. 2015-2016 Budget Hearing  V. Approve 2015-2016 Budget -William Hall VI. Recognitions/Presentations VII. Approval of Consent Agenda Items a. Minutes of July 14, 2015 Regular Meeting […]

Sunny, Cooler Tuesday

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Cooler air moving into the area will result in highs in the mid 80s on Tuesday. Today Sunny, with a high near 86. East northeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 65. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable. Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near […]

3 Hospitalized After Mustang Hits Tree


BELLEVILLE – Three people were injured in an accident just before 6 p.m. on Monday in Republic County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1999 Ford Mustang driven by Raven Reed, 19, Courtland, was eastbound on K-148 Highway, just west of 20th Road. The vehicle went off the roadway to the south. The driver overcorrected […]

UPDATE: Police Release Details of Friday Shooting

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On Monday, the Salina Police Department released more details regarding a shooting incident that left one dead Friday afternoon. Capt. Mike Sweeney said that officers from the Salina Police Department and medic units from the Salina Fire Department were sent to an address in the 1100 block of N. 10th street at approximately 3:39 p.m. […]