Kendrick Calfee, Salina Journal

Kendrick Calfee

Salina Journal

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Past articles by Kendrick:

Saline County economy grew by 12.4% last year, reaching a record high

Economic growth in Saline County last year marks the highest growth of recent record; GDP grew by $341 million. → Read More

From psychologist to diesel technician: an unlikely career change proves possible

Samantha Ribaudo has had to overcome much in her life as a person with hearing impairments. Here's how she embraced an unlikely career change. → Read More

How decorating a bowling pin this month will support Saline County youth

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina is bringing back its Pin and Ink Art Showcase to kickstart its big fundraising season. Here's how to participate. → Read More

Salina Area United Way tax assistance program begins in February

The Salina Area United Way is seeking additional volunteers for the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). → Read More

Meet Jax and Piper, Saline County's new K-9 therapy dogs

After a week-long training in Florida, two Saline County SROs partner with nationally certified K-9 Therapy Dogs. → Read More

Salina Tech awarded $1.8 M grant, seeking matching funds for new building

Salina Area Technical College has been awarded a grant to fund half the cost of a new building on campus. It now seeks out matching funds. → Read More

New policy at USD 305 outlines appropriate classroom displays, mirrors 'culture wars'

The USD 305 Board approved a new policy that outlines classroom displays are subject to control by the district. → Read More

Saline County residents can apply for program that aims to reduce energy bills

Low to moderate income families can apply for the Saline County Weatherization Program. Here's a guide to applying and specifics on income thresholds. → Read More

'A systematic failure': How local districts make up unmet special education funding statutes

Special education is expected to be a hot topic in the next legislative session after Kansas hasn't met its funding statute in more than a decade. → Read More

Looking for winter activities? Here's what to do in and around Salina this holiday season.

There is plenty of activities planned in and around Salina the next couple months. Here are a few of them. → Read More

Salina bike sharing program focuses on user friendly experience

KANcycle, a local bike sharing program, focuses on user-friendly experience → Read More

Saline County Sheriff warns public about recurring scam calls

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office is asking county residents to be alert for a recurring scam regarding bond money. → Read More

Making something out of nothing: welding students excel at Salina Public Schools

From student projects to state-of-the-art equipment, here's an inside look at the welding program at USD 305. → Read More

Salina Veterans Day Parade to march down Santa Fe this weekend

Interim Healthcare and Hospice, a home health and hospice provider in Salina, has organized a Veteran’s Day parade for this weekend. → Read More

Saline County buildings will light up green this week in support of veterans

Saline County Commission approved a measure that will illuminate its buildings green in support of military veterans. → Read More

Salina Central's Katelyn Rupe sets new course record in 5A state win

Sophomore Katelyn Rupe came in first and set the new course record at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence last weekend. → Read More

Salina sees positive economic impact through Kansas Wesleyan

A recent study shows Kansas Wesleyan University has an annual statewide economic impact of $46.4 million. → Read More

Saline County jail site hits halfway point in construction, $89M project on schedule

Construction is at its halfway mark at the new county jail. The Saline County Commission toured the site Tuesday. → Read More

Truckers make stop in Salina, talk impact of fuel costs

For about a week now, the average national and state gas prices have gone down, but not before truckers paid higher prices this summer. → Read More

Salina schools address chronic absenteeism in post COVID environment

Salina Public Schools saw a higher-than-normal chronic absenteeism rate last academic year. Here's how they're addressing it. → Read More