August Survey: Economic Doldrums Ahead for Midwest


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An August survey suggests there will be little or no economic growth over the next three months in a nine-state region of the Midwest and Plains. A report issued Tuesday says the overall Mid-American Business Conditions Index dropped to 49.6, compared with 50.6 in July. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees […]

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest

Acheson and Bellentine

A traffic stop near the I-135/I-70 Junction late Monday night, lands two Russell residents in jail on drug Charges. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski said a deputy pulled a 2003 Dodge Stratus over around 11 p.m. after the driver kept changing lanes. During the stop, the Sheriff’s Office K-9 indicated there might be drugs in the car. […]

Man Charged With Stealing Bank Deposits

9-1 James R Hay

Salina Police arrest a man Monday on a warrant charging him with stealing money from the bank deposits of a former employer. 37-year-old James R. Hay of Salina, is alleged to have taken money from the former Western Sizzlin, 1708 W. Crawford, four different times between January 17th and February 5th of this year. In […]

Burglary Suspect Turns Himself In

Brian Ebel booking photo

A suspect in the burglary of a garage turns himself in Monday evening to police after a picture of him in the area of the burglary was posted on the Salina Police Department Facebook page. Late Monday morning, a neighbor who lives in the 600 block of Charles, watched 35-year-old Brian Ebel climb over a […]

First Thursday Art Rush – September 3


FIRST THURSDAY ART RUSH – September 3 WHAT: First Thursday Art Rush – an evening of art, shopping, food, and fun! WHEN: Thursday, September 3, 2015 WHERE: Lee District in historic downtown Salina, area businesses, galleries, restaurants, and specialty shops. SMOKY HILL MUSEUM Uncovering the Stories of Our Homesteader Relatives, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Museum Gallery […]

Salina Crime Report – September 1st


A Salina bank discovered counterfeit bills in a couple of deposits. A bogus $5 bill was found in the deposit of the boot campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and a counterfeit $10 bill was discovered in the business deposit of Family Video, 2018 S. 9th. Both bills were reported by Sunflower Bank. — A […]

Huelskamp Attends Ribbon Cutting for Mental Health Pharmacy

8-31 CKMHC Ribbon Cutting

Salina, KS – On Monday afternoon, Congressman Tim Huelskamp joined the Central Kansas Mental Health Center (CKMHC) leadership and other Central Kansas community leaders for the ribbon cutting of Genoa, a pharmacy on-site at the Health Center in Salina. The CKMHC serves Dickinson, Ellsworth, Lincoln, Ottawa and Saline counties. The pharmacy specializes in the treatment […]