Saline County Food Establishment Inspections July 23 – July 29, 2015


Food Establishment and Lodging Inspections conducted in Saline County by the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Food Safety and Lodging from July 23 through July 29, 2015. Food safety and lodging inspections are unannounced, and inspection results represent only those conditions found in the establishment at the time of the inspection. Casey’s General Store […]

Salina Crime Report – July 30th


Salina Police take report of a counterfeit bill at a grocery store. The fake $10 bill was found in a cash drawer at the Dillon’s store at 1201 W. Crawford. It was apparently passed between Tuesday and Wednesday. — Spray paint vandals cause damage to property of the City of Salina. Between Tuesday evening and […]

Solar group wants more input into review of Westar plan

Participants in a June 23 rally  hold umbrellas to protest a proposal by Westar to make solar customers pay a higher monthly flat fee.
photo by ANDY MARSO

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A solar advocacy group says it doesn’t agree with a decision by Kansas regulators to limit the group’s input over a large utility’s rate plan to boost rates. The Kansas Corporation Commission says it will allow the Alliance for Solar Choice, which represents solar businesses, partial access to proceedings over Topeka-based […]

Bicycle Rider Victim of Hit and Run

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The Salina Police Department is investigating a hit and run incident that occurred late Tuesday afternoon. According to Capt. Mike Sweeney, emergency crews were dispatched to the 400 block of South 9th Street just after 4:00 p.m. on a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered that Pancho […]

Kan. man hospitalized after I-70 crash in Dickinson Co.


DICKINSON COUNTY– A Kansas man was injured in an accident just after 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday in Dickinson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2008 Honda Civic driven by Antonio Quiroz-Hernandez, 48, Great Bend, was eastbound on Interstate 70 just west of Mink Road. The vehicle was following a and rear-ended a 2014 Nissan […]

Heat relief ahead

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Cooler temperatures are expected today and Thursday. Forecast highs are in the mid to upper 80s across the area. Today A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. […]

Chili Cook-Off Returns to the Street Fair

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The Chili Cook-Off is back by popular demand at this year’s Street Fair! Teams are invited to enter and compete in two categories: Homestyle and Anything Goes. The Street Fair takes place on Saturday, September 26 surrounding the Smoky Hill Museum at 211 W. Iron in downtown Salina. First place prizes will be presented in […]