Jan 14, 2020 10:46 PM

Salina, Bennington men hospitalized after 3-vehicle crash

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A three-vehicle crash Tuesday in Saline County -photo Kansas Highway Patrol
A three-vehicle crash Tuesday in Saline County -photo Kansas Highway Patrol

SALINE COUNTY —Two people were injured in an accident just after 5:30a.m. Tuesday in Saline County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2015 Freightliner semi driven by Fredrick L. Murphy, 49, Houston, Texas, was southbound on U.S. 81 three miles north of Crawford Street.

The driver attempted to exit west to Interstate 70 and  unintentionally, realizing that was the wrong exit he attempted to enter back onto U. S. 81 south bound.

A 2003 Mitsubishi Gallant driven by Austin S. Gawith, 21, Salina, was in the driving lane of U.S. 81 south bound and was forced to drive under the truck's trailer where the car became lodged.

A 2003 Pontiac Sunfire driven by Ethan D. Schlachter, 19, Bennington, rear-ended the semi.

EMS transported Gawith and Schlachter to Salina Regional Health Center.  All three were properly restrained at the time of the accident, according to the KHP.

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Librarian to speak about Fold3 Genealogy Database

The first meeting of the year for Salina Public Library’s Family History Detectives will focus on a new research resource provided by the Kansas State Library.

Librarian Barbara Mulvihill present on Fold3 at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Prescott Room.

Fold3 is a resource for genealogists, historians, veterans and their families. It provides access to U.S. military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents of those who served. Content begins with the Revolutionary War and continues to the present. Mulvihill will provide instructions on how to access and navigate the online resource.

Mulvihill has more than 30 years of experience with genealogy research and has lead personal history recording efforts at the library, including StoryCatchers and an oral history recording project for Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War. She is the recipient of a 2018 Lana Jordan Developing Artist Grant from Salina Arts and Humanities and has published genealogy research in the Heritage Journal of the Texas United Methodist Historical Society and in the Handbook of Texas Women Online of the Texas State Historical Association.

Family History Detectives, formerly known as the Genealogy Club, meets August through November and January through May. Upcoming meetings will feature a class on formatting family history books on Feb. 20, a genealogy case study on March 19, and the annual lock-in on April 18. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Librarian Barbara Mulvihill at [email protected] or (785) 825-4624, ext. 234.