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  1. Soil business could bring 13 jobs to SalinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Capital-Journal

    The Salina Airport Authority Board has approved a lease for airport space for a soil erosion business that could bring 13 full-time jobs to the area by June. The Salina Journal reports the business is a manufacturing plant that takes organic fiber, such as straw, and stitches it into netting to form blankets and wattles.


  2. Ramirez's homer lifts Hayden softball to regional titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | The Capital-Journal

    Hayden's Amber Thompson throws a pitch against Wamego on Tuesday during the 4A division I softball regional title game. Hayden's Bree Schmidt, left, tags Wamego's Amber Hilderbrand out at second base on Tuesday during the 4A division I softball regional title game.


  3. 4 suspects in Salina girl's death make first court appearanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | The Capital-Journal

    Six people have been charged in the killing of a 17-year-old Salina girl in what police say was a case of mistaken identity. Four of the suspects, Macio Palacio Jr., 22, Stephen Gentry, 18, Daniel Sims, 19, and Jerome Forbes, 19, made their first court appearance Monday via closed circuit TV in Saline County Court on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.


  4. Kansas Highway Patrol offering reward for information regarding...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Capital-Journal

    The Kansas Highway Patrol is offering a $1,000 reward for information regarding who tampered with the lug nuts on patrol vehicles recently, officials said in a Wednesday news release. "Our agency members have taken an oath of service to the public, and dedicate their lives to serving and protecting those who travel our roadways.


  5. Kansas Highway Patrol investigating tampering of the lug nuts on patrol vehiclesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | The Capital-Journal

    Kansas Highway Patrol officials would like to find out who has been tampering with patrol vehicles in Salina, making them potentially unsafe to drive. On Tuesday morning, officials issued a news release indicating some troopers discovered missing or loose lug nuts on their patrol vehicles this past weekend.


  6. 4 arrested after highway chase near SalinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    The Kansas Highway Patrol says four men have been arrested following a highway chase that ended near Salina when their vehicle's tires were flattened. Trooper Ben Gardner says the men were booked into Saline County Jail on Tuesday afternoon.


  7. 29-year-old Salina woman busted in meth saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    A 29-year-old Salina woman remained behind bars Monday in Dickinson County after she was busted last week in connection with selling methamphetamine in the town of Solomon. According to Dickinson County sheriff's officials, drug enforcement agents on April 14 observed Melanie Jo Smith selling methamphetamine in the 300 block of E. 4th Street in Solomon, a town of 1,100 people located 11 miles west of Abilene.


  8. Kansas Board of Regents CEO Andy Tompkins retiring after five yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    The Kansas Board of Regents will see a change in leadership this summer, with president and CEO Andy Tompkins retiring, and vice president for workforce development Blake Flanders taking over his position. Tompkins, who has served as CEO since 2010, announced his retirement at Wednesday's Kansas Board of Regents meeting.


  9. Sunflower Bank donates $1 million to Salina's Kansas WesleyanRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    Kansas Wesleyan University says it will use a $1 million donation from Sunflower Bank for a much-needed upgrade to its voice and data network. University President Matt Thompson said Wednesday the donation will cover most of a $1.2 million contract to install a one-gigabit fiber network across the campus in Salina, including in residence halls.


  10. Brownback: governor not required to disclose county commission applicantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    In suing Gov. Sam Brownback, a Kansas newspaper and The Associated Press targeted the wrong state official to obtain information about Brownback's appointment of two people to the expanded Saline County Commission, state attorneys defending Brownback contend. Brownback, the defendant in the lawsuit, isn't the "proper party" in the lawsuit because he isn't the official custodian of records, the governor's answer to the initial lawsuit said.


  11. Rural Majority: School consolidation complex, controversialRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    It was a decade ago. A neighboring district, North Central, planned to merge with Washington, a larger one directly to its east.


  12. House examines bill on Internet, newspaper publication of official noticesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    Three Saline County advocates of legislation granting municipalities power to shift official notices to the Internet on Monday faced sweeping opposition from newspaper executives convinced the change undermined government transparency. Debate about liberating cities, counties or school boards from requirements that legal notices be placed in a qualified newspaper has raged in the Capitol for more than a decade.


  13. Northeast Kansas happeningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    The 2015 Spring Expo, featuring home-improvement projects, landscaping, lawn and garden information and automotive tips, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the W.L. White Auditorium, 111 E. 6th Ave. in Emporia. Free.


  14. Undocumented students tell lawmakers not to repeal in-state tuitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    Undocumented students told lawmakers Tuesday legislation prohibiting in-state tuition for them in many cases will cause them to drop out of college, killing their dreams. In a packed hearing before the House Education Committee, undocumented students and other opponents of the House Bill 2139 clashed with Secretary of State Kris Kobach and proponents who say the legislation will fight back against what they see as an unconstitutional immigration program from President Obama.


  15. Authorities identify body found in ice-covered Salina creekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    The Saline County Sheriff's Office said Friday that the man was 65-year-old Robert Lloyd Basye. The Salina Journal reports that his body was found Thursday night in Mulberry Creek near far-north Salina.


  16. New Hampshire man facing child porn charges arrested in KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    U.S. marshals say a New Hampshire man who failed to appear in Merrimack County Superior Court on child pornography charges in November is in custody in Kansas. Officials say Robert Leroy Amos was arrested in Salina on Wednesday morning without incident.


  17. Saline County votes to reinstate 4 department headsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    The vote on Monday rescinded a Dec. 30 decision to eliminate the jobs of county administrator, and the directors of road and bridge, planning and zoning and the health department. Commissioners who pushed the move said it would save the county thousands of dollars.


  18. 3 killed in Monday fatality accidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    The first fatality crash claimed two lives around 8 a.m. on K-140 highway near the town of Bavaria, about eight miles southwest of Salina in Saline County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 2006 Ford Taurus that was westbound on K-140 highway crossed the center line into the eastbound lanes.


  19. Mike Dibbini hired as first K-State soccer coachRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | The Capital-Journal

    Kansas State took the first major step in establishing its new women's soccer program, announcing the hiring of Mike Dibbini as head coach on Friday. Dibbini spent the past two years at Division II Cal Poly Pomona, producing a 21-13-6 record with a 15-6-1 record last season and a No.


  20. Christmas Sermon: Let faith be bornRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2014 | The Capital-Journal

    Topekans David Luke and his wife played a risky game Thursday: They let their six children open their Christmas gifts before morning mass. But, Luke said as he entered Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church before the 9:30 a.m. sermon, he wasn't worried their attention would stray back to the home full of unexplored gifts.


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