The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 7, 1997 · Page 2
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A2 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1991 NEWS & EVENTS THE SALINA JOURNAL A H ^^ ^^ • •• m^ mm ^ m m m T SALINA CITY COMMISSION Look Ahead city ob j ects to roa d-paving biU 7 ,,. 4 course is set for 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 J m M. %^ •••iJKJfeAltffeft A __ _. _ »•. „ « _ i rrt r* ft J i.— ^^ ^^ 7 Tuesday • PUBLIC MEETING: Saline County Commission. 11 a.m., Room 107, City- County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-6540. • RUMMAGE SALE: Salina Regional Health Center Auxiliary's Fall Rummage Sale. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., former Sears store, 510 S. Santa Fe. 452-7775. • LINCOLN: Travel program featuring Dedra Getting on Denmark and Kathy Lupfer-Nielson on Australia. 7 p.m., Lincoln Art Center, 126 E. Lincoln. 524-3241. course is set for 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. I at Troop C Headquar ters, 2019 E. Iron, the campus of the former Marymount College. Sgt. Bob Brown is the class instructor. The class fee is $10. The class qualifies participants for auto insurance discounts. Class size is limited to 30 students, and reservations must be made by Oct. 17. For more information, call 8273065. 8 Wednesday Celebration • COFFEE: Job Club Coffee, Older Kansans Employment Program. Guest speaker Carol Boydston, office manager of ' TVGN (wireless cable TV, alternative). ' 9:30 a.m., Sirloin Stockade. 827-4857. ; • DANCE: Jolly Mixers Dance, music , by Ramblln' Andy. 8-11 p.m., Moose Lodge, 1700 Beverly. No smoking or drinking. 825-0298. • RUMMAGE SALE: Salina Regional Health Center Auxiliary's Fall Rummage Sale. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., former Sears store, ':510S. Santa Fe. 452-7775. Listing Events Items for the Calendar of Events should be sent at least two weeks in advance to: Calendar of Events, The Salina Journal, P.O. Box 740, Salina 67402. Be sure to include name, address and telephone number. Classes Little House to offer GED tests this month The Little House Adult Learning Center has scheduled GED testing for October. Those wanting to take the general education development tests, considered to demonstrate abilities of a high school graduate, must pre-register at the Little House office, Room 209, Memorial Hall, 410 W: Ash. People with a disability or who require some special accommodation to take the test can^ submit an accommodation request with their application. TheTequests should be submitted well in advance of the test. Scholarships also are available based on need. The testing schedule is: • Writing — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. • Social studies — 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. • Science — 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. • Reading — 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, and 10:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. • Math —10:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, and 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. Defensive driving course set for Nov. 1 An eight-hour defensive driving course will be offered Nov. 1 in Salina by the Kansas Highway Patrol. The National Safety Council the Salina Journal Published seven days a week, 365 days a year at 333 S. Fourth, P,0. Box 740, . '. Salina, Kan. 67402, by Salina Journal Inc. HARRIS RAYL, publisher, hrayl6saljoumal.com DEPARTMENTS • ADVERTISING: JEANNY SHARP, director, ]sharp@sal]oumal.CQm • BUSINESS: DAVID MARTIN, manager, dmartlnS salloumal.com • NEWS: SCOTT SEIRER, executive editor, sselrer@salloumal.com • CIRCULATION: BRYAN SANPMEIER, manager, bsandmal@saljournal.com • PRODUCTION: DAVID ATKINSON, manager, datkinso@salioumal.com' 823-6363 Salina 1-800-827-6363 Kansas SUBSCRIPTIONS EXTENSION 350 » NO PAPER?: If your paper doesn't • arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays or 7 a.m. ' t weekends and holidays, call your carrier •j or the number above. In Salina, if you call by 10 a.m., your paper will be 'delivered that day. Out-of-town subscribers will receive missed papers the following .day, • CIRCULATION PEPARTMfMT ~ HOURS: Open at 5:3Qa.m. dally. Qtoses at 6;30 p.m. weekdays, nw on > • 1 weekends, 10 a.m. on holidays. »CAflWER RATES: *1SJ9T$nj» Events planned for Eisenhower's birthday ABILENE — The birthday of late President Dwight D. Eisenhower will be observed Friday and Saturday at Abilene's Eisenhower Center with former Kansas Congressman Dick Nichols of McPherson as the speaker. This year's event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday when Veterans of Foreign Wars members conduct a short opening ceremony and begin a vigil at the Place of Mediation, where Eisenhower is buried. The vigil will close at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and be followed by a National Guard 35th Division Band concert at 10 a.m., the presidential wreath laying ceremony at 10:30 a.m. and the American Legion Eisenhower Pilgrimage at 10:45 a.m. Nichols will speak at the pilgrimage. The wreath will be placed on the grave by Maj. Gen. Michael Dodson, commanding general of Fort Riley. He will be assisted by Col. Gregory J. Schannep, Fort Riley chaplain. Eisenhower was born Oct. 14, 1890. Each year, on the Saturday closest to his birthday, the president sends a wreath to be placed on Eisenhower's grave, a practice mandated by executive order. For more information, call 785263-4751. Forcing Salina to pay for Water Well work isn't right, Kissinger says By CRISTINA JANNEY The Salina Journal The Salina City Commission voted Monday to oppose a petition that could result in the city paying half the cost of paving a mile of Water Well Road. Landowners have submitted a petition asking the county to pave the road. The petition outlines a benefit district, or group of landowners who would benefit from the improvements. The benefit district includes about 300 feet of the Salina Landfill, which under a state law would require the city to pay 50 percent of the $500,000 cost of paving the road from Burma Road to Lightville Road. The county would pay 12.5 percent, and the property owners would pay the remaining 37.5 percent. City Manager Dennis Kissinger said he did not think the state law was intended to be used in this way. Kissinger said he did not think T SALINA CITY COMMISSION Flu shots Health department to offer flu shots to public The Salina/Saline County Health Department will offer flu shots to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the 4-H Building in Kenwood Park. A $6 fee is payable at the time of the shot. The shots are covered by Medicare Part B, and cardholders should bring their cards. The flu vaccine is available to persons 18 and older who are residents or work in Saline County. Children under 18 are eligible if they bring a signed doctor's order and are accompanied by a parent. Persons "at risk" for complications from flu include persons age 60 and over, those with chronic diseases such as heart or lung problems, children with asthma, pregnant women, health care workers and family members who care for "at risk" people. Flu shots will be available after Thursday at the health department for $8. Clinic hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays; and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays. No appointment is needed. For more information, call 8266602. Television Access show to take up police in school Police officers in schools and the use of Breathalyzers before a school dance will be the topic for tonight's community call-in show on Community Access Television of Salina, Channel 6. Viewers can call in questions from 8 to 9 p.m. to a panel of education officials. Two Salina police officers have been assigned as resource officers in the Salina School District's middle and high schools. They are expected to start their new assignments in January. The Salina School Board also has approved a new policy to allow Breathalyzers to be used before school dances. the benefit district, which encompasses several properties at the northwest corner of Water Well Road and Lightville Road, nearly all of Crest Lane and Knoll Lane, and some property that fronts on Schilling Road, was drawn properly. Downtown traffic The commission voted to remove two downtown traffic signals while allowing three signals slated for removal to remain. Six signals have been removed, and a seventh was moved to a mid- block crosswalk. The signals at Santa Fe Avenue and Mulberry Street and Santa Fe Avenue and South Street and Seventh and Iron streets will be kept in operation. City staff found that a lot of students were crossing at the Santa Fe Avenue and Mulberry Street intersection. Pedestrians are using the Santa Fe Avenue and South Street intersection to cross from parking lots to the Salina Regional Health Center. They found that there was not enough traffic to warrant the signals at Seventh and Iron from an engineering standpoint but had numerous complaints about pedestrians being unable to cross that intersection at noon and 5 p.m. City commissioners too said they had heard many concerns about the Seventh and Iron streets signal and voted to keep it. The commission voted to remove signals at Fifth and Ash streets and Fifth and Walnut streets. Other business The commission also: • Approved an ordinance that would impose zoning regulations on adult-oriented businesses and require the licensing and regulation of adult-oriented businesses. • Approved the vacation of portions of Orange Street and Ash Street in western Salina. • Approved city fees. A $250 fee would be set for licensing, plus a $250 first year licensing fee for adult-oriented businesses. Bail bond insurance agents would have to pay $5 for photo identification cards issued by the city clerk's office. A $24 fee for special trash pickups would be instituted for residential non-city trash customers. • Approved an agreement with the Kansas Department of Trans- portation for replacing Walnut Street Bridge just west of Front Street. KDOT will pay 80 percent of the $282,780 cost. • Approved street, water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage improvements for the Riffel Addition at the southwest corner of Ninth Street and Schilling Road and Golden Eagle Estates on east Magnolia Road. The Golden Eagles improvements are estimated to cost $150,000. The Riffel Addition improvements are estimated to cost $816,663. • Set a public hearing for Oct; 20 for the issuance of $980,000 in-.industrial revenue bonds for the construction of a manufacturing.and office complex for Coronado Engineering. The 27,600-square-fobt facility would be located in the Salina Airport Industrial Center. •'. • Approved a change order 'for the 1995 Curb and Gutter/Pavements Improvement Project. The change order will cover overruns in the project in the amount of $43,698.05. The original contract amount was for $299,661.25. VViJth this and two other change orders, the project total will be $373,042.10. Easing west Salina flooding could be costly Price tag is $4 million to end flooding at Ninth and Claflin, Broadway By CRISTINA JANNEY The Salina Journal Salina city commissioners were presented some costly options Monday on how to deal with flooding in west Salina. An engineering report by the firm Bucher, Willis and Ratliff, 600 W. North, said it could cost almost $4 million to alleviate flooding along Broadway Boulevard and at the Ninth and Claflin streets. High water in those places sometimes makes the streets impassible. T LINDSBORG POLICE At the city commission study session, City Manager Dennis Kissinger said flooding that impedes emergency vehicles on major streets is. not a problem the city can ignore. Bucher, Willis and Ratliff representative Glenn D. Knack recommended the installation of a large pipe from the Ninth and Claflin intersection west to the intersection of Broadway and Dover, emptying into Dry Creek near Interstate 135 and Republic Avenue. A key reason for the high cost is that concrete streets would have to be torn up and rebuilt to lay the proposed 66-inch pipe. Knack said the city could use a smaller pipe and allow the intersections to drain more slowly, but the smaller pipe would not significantly decrease the cost. City Engineer Shawn O'Leary said another alternative is to run a drainage pipe east from Ninth and Claflin streets to empty into the Second Street slough. That option would be cheaper — about $700,000 — but residents downstream have expressed concern that increased water would worsen flooding in their area. The city staff plans to pore over information from the Bucher, Willis and Ratliff study and previous studies with hopes of coming up with an economical solution, O'Leary said. The commission will revisit the flooding issue in February when it reviews the capital improvements budget. O'Leary said staff hopes a, construction project to address. ,the west Salina flooding can begin next year. . , _•, John Wood &ASSOC; INSVUANCE • FINANCIAL SBJWCJEJ, Specializing In Employee Benefits 827-9099 Lindsborg's police chief resigns post ISalina's Own 4x4 Specialists! The Ring & Pinion Experts 3 weeks of paid leave failed to resolve differences, he says By CAROL LICHTI The Salina Journal LINDSBORG — Saying only that he had philosophical differences with his employer, Lindsborg Police Chief Tim Johnson submitted his resignation Monday. City officials likewise wouldn't comment about why Johnson resigned, or why he has not been on duty since Sept. 15. Johnson said he has been on paid leave for three weeks. "There were issues we were working to resolve in the last three weeks," he said. "I thought it was in my best interest to end my service as chief." Lindsborg Mayor Don Anderson said he received Johnson's letter, which cited no reason for the resignation, on Monday. The city council met Monday night and unanimously accepted the resignation. Capt. Tim Berggern, whp fills in when the chief is absent, has been acting chief, Lindsborg's police department has six sworn officers and one additional employee. Anderson said details of the search for a new chief haven't been set. He plans to form a committee of council members to interview candidates, but it's not likely a new chief will be on the job before next year. During Johnson's six-year tenure as chief, the department was accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. Lindsborg was the smallest police department to receive such accreditation. "That's probably my crowning accomplishment," Johnson said. He since has worked with other departments seeking accreditation. Johnson said he plans to stay in Lindsborg. He and his wife, Linda, moved their family there from the Kansas City area, where he worked for the Wyandotte County Sheriffs office. "We've always enjoyed this area, the college and our church," he said. Johnson has been teaching college courses and serves as a line coach for Bethany College's football team. He is a Bethany graduate. "I teach college courses and I have been trying to make a choice," Johnson said. He is considering taking courses to receive a teaching certificate and possibly a doctorate. He has a master's degree in administration of justice. "I think it was time I go anyway," he said of resigning. THEATRES Hoi MOVIt St-letriocib and SHOWTIMES Call: 825-91O5 We've gone world wide web! www dickin son theatres coin Automatic transmissions All 4 wheel drives transfer case • Complete engine repair • Machine shop service SSmSS 4x4 Front & Rear Drive Shaft Suspension KltS jjf Most Models In Stock Call for an appointment link's Auto Repair & 4 Wheel Drive Center 729 N. 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Box 355 / Salina, KS / (785) 827-1312 A public service announcement of the Salina, Journal

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