Charles Rankin, Salina Journal

Charles Rankin

Salina Journal

Salina, KS, United States

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Past articles by Charles:

The Garage to host Dennis Gage, raffle off classic car at anniversary celebration

The Garage will welcome special guest Dennis Gage, the host of "My Classic Car," and raffle off a classic car during its one-year anniversary event → Read More

What's ahead for the landfill as Salina moves toward a 'Zero Waste' philosophy?

While the Salina Municipal Solid Waste Landfill has 180 more years left, the city is looking at ways to reduce how much is sent there → Read More

New fiber internet provider looks to debut in Salina

Clearwave Fiber, a provider of fiber internet service is heading to Salina after the city agreed to let the company install fiber optic cable. → Read More

City boards and commission openings offer opportunity to learn, give back to the community

The City of Salina currently has 45 vacancies available to citizens for various boards, commissions and committees within the city government. → Read More

Salina honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day with several events, celebrations

Salinans have several opportunities to honor and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. over holiday weekend → Read More

Gus, rhino calf born at Rolling Hills Zoo in 2021, dies

Rolling Hills Zoo made the decision to humanely euthanize, Gus after his quality of life decreased following neurological-type symptoms. → Read More

Before he begins in February, here's what Salina's new police chief has to say about the city

Clarence "C.J." Wise, who comes with 25 years of experience from Edmond, Oklahoma, was announced as the new chief for the Salina Police Department. → Read More

Here's what you should know about COVID, the flu and RSV going into the holidays

As people look at heading out of town for the holiday season, here's a look at what they need to know about COVID, the flu and RSV. → Read More

Looking for locally-made holiday gifts? Here's a few options to consider

There are several options this holiday season for people in Salina who want to buy something special, local and made by hand as a gift. → Read More

Come see, and buy, local artists' work at art market Saturday

Salina Downtown Inc. and the Salina Art Center Warehouse are hosting a local art market Saturday, just in time for the holiday shopping season. → Read More

Fixed cameras that read license plates are coming to Salina

Nearly two dozen cameras with the ability to scan license plates will soon be installed across the city after approval by the city commission. → Read More

Petition to repeal Salina pit bull ban likely headed to City Commission in near future

More than 1,500 signatures have already been gathered as Salinans Against BSL looks to repeal the ban of pit bulls in the city. → Read More

Salina Fire updating station alert system with half million dollar purchase

The new $490,964 fire station alert system (FSAS) will replace the current system, which Chief Tony Sneidar said is radio based and antiquated. → Read More

First mental health gym in Kansas offers another option to help relieve stress

Myne, Body and Soul is the first mental health gym in Kansas with hopes to help people as they deal with the stresses of life. → Read More

The unofficial results for Saline County 2022 election

As the 2022 general election comes to a close, here are the unofficial results for races in Saline County. → Read More

Find out where to vote and what's on the ballot as polls open for election day 2022

As the 2022 midterm election day is finally upon us, here's where Saline County citizens can find out where to vote. → Read More

These organizations are addressing the national opioid crisis affecting Salina

Salina organizations are joining the effort to fight and educate people on the crisis that nation is facing with opioid addiction. → Read More

What steps is Salina taking to make its parks more accessible?

As Salina looks to update and improve its parks, it's doing so with ADA in mind as it seeks to make the parks and recreation system more accessible. → Read More

Salina Grace expands beyond a homeless shelter to offer help for people in need

Salina Grace now offers assistance for people facing homelessness all year round, with great success seen since providing a new resource in January. → Read More

Salina's pizza footprint growing, with new Schwan's 140,000-square-foot distribution center

The distribution center, in addition to the 400,000-square-foot pizza expansion, will bring the Salina Schwan's site to over 1 million square feet. → Read More