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Nebraska truck driver killed in northern Kansas crash

Jun. 4, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

JEWELL, Kan. (AP) — A Nebraska truck driver has been killed in a crash in north-central Kansas, authorities there said. The crash happened around noon Wednesday on K-14 Highway in rural Jewell County, killing Scott Sell, 50, of Hastings, Nebraska, Salina radio station KSAL-AM reported. The Kansas Highway...

Philanthropist, Kansas State supporter Donna Vanier dies

May. 25, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A prominent philanthropist at Kansas State University and several Salina organizations has died. The family of Donna Vanier said she died Saturday at the age of 85. A cause of death was not released. Vanier was awarded the Kansas State University Medal of Excellence, which recognizes...

FILE - in this Feb. 6, 2002 file photo, Salina sculptor Richard Bergen, left, former state Sen. Ben Vidricksen, center, and Bergen's son, Rich Bergen, slide an 8-foot-tall version of the

Artist Richard Bergen who built Statehouse statue dies at 95

Apr. 27, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Richard Bergen, the artist who built the 22-feet (6.71 meters) bronze statue of a Native American that sits atop the Kansas Statehouse dome, has died. He was 95. He died Wednesday at an assisted living facility in Salina of complications from a stroke, said his daughter, Lori Bergen. ...

Kansas postal employee sentenced for stealing gift cards

Apr. 8, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A woman who ran a small Kansas post office has been sentenced to probation after she allegedly stole gift cards from the mail. Stacy A. Vasko was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation, 40 hours of community service and ordered to $200 in restitution. She pleaded guilty in...