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New use found for closed St. John Military School campus

Sep. 26, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A Salina-based nonprofit that provides child welfare and adult services plans to merge with the former St. John's Military School, which closed in May after years of litigation over its supervision of cadets. Saint Francis Ministries, an Episcopalian organization, announced Thursday...

Kansas Wesleyan nursing center campaign closer to goal

Sep. 24, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A new $250,000 grant brought Kansas Wesleyan's efforts to establish a new Nursing Education Center less than $1 million from its goal. The Dane G. Hansen Foundation announced the grant Tuesday to the fundraising effort. So far, the project has attracted $3.75 million. The Salina Journal...

Ex-Kansas lieutenant governor Mann running in 1st District

Sep. 9, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Lt. Governor Tracey Mann says he plans to run for the state's 1st District seat in Congress. Mann, who was lieutenant governor for former Gov. Jeff Colyer, announced his candidacy on Monday. The announcement comes two days after the 1st district's two-term incumbent,...

Police fatally shoot man at Kansas home, grandmother slain

Aug. 29, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot by police at a central Kansas home where his step-grandmother was stabbed to death. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that 28-year-old Jeremy Connolly was killed Wednesday after a 911 caller reported that...

Man dies after being shot by police in Salina

Aug. 28, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Salina police say an officer fatally shot a man at a home where a woman had been found dead. Police Chief Brad Nelson said in a news release that officers went to a home Wednesday in west Salina after someone reported a person had been injured. When entering the house, officers found a...

Ex-employee at Saint Francis Ministries in Salina charged

Aug. 23, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A former employee of Saint Francis Ministries in Salina is facing 11 charges including rape, sexual exploitation of a child and indecent liberties with a child. The Salina Journal reports Saline County District Court records show Nathaniel McEachin worked for Saint Francis Ministries...

Kansas murals aimed to spread cheer during Great Depression

Aug. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A mural showing a stagecoach crossing a snowy, windblown Kansas landscape once graced the walls of the Olathe post office. Albert T. Reid's "The Mail Must Go Through" was created as part of a New Deal-era program that put 29 pieces of art in 26 Kansas post offices. The story behind...