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2011-12-24 08:00:00

AirMass celebrated its second year in business with a significant growth in their client base, numerous product enhancements to their software product suite, and an office expansion in Johnson County. Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) December 24, 2011 AirMass, LLC, a Lenexa-based facility management technology company that specializes in web-based facilities management software, is pleased to present this review of its progress during 2011. Founded in 2009, AirMass is the creator of PropertyTRAK, a...

2009-08-17 08:00:00

LAS VEGAS and BOSTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been selected by Johnson County, Iowa, to design and deploy a P25IP (Project 25 to the power of IP) interoperable radio system to provide mission-critical communications for Johnson County's Joint Emergency Communication Center. This new center consolidates all the police, fire and EMS dispatch operations of Iowa City with those of...

2009-06-09 15:00:00

Verizon Wireless Activates New Cell Site In Ozark OZARK, Ill., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated a new cell site in Johnson County, which will enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive email and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer...

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2009-04-11 08:10:00

Kansas gravel roads have varying speed limits, but a study by Kansas State University researchers shows that instead of abiding by those limits, people are more likely to use their own judgment to gauge how fast they should drive on the roads. K-State researchers Sunanda Dissanayake, associate professor of civil engineering, and Litao Liu, graduate student in civil engineering, have studied the actual speeds on Kansas gravel roads and the various factors involved. "We found that people are...

2008-08-03 12:00:17

By Cindy Hoedel, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Aug. 3--The first part of Mark and Constance Eddy's homeownership story is classic: In 1998 the newlyweds bought a "starter" home in a post-World War II subdivision in Prairie Village. The 900-square-foot, two-bedroom, one-bath house was dated, with 1950s metal cabinets and gold-flecked Formica counters in the kitchen, but cozy. "It was all we needed," Mark Eddy said. What really sold the couple on the home was the street. Prairie Lane is a...

2008-06-15 15:00:22

By Finn Bullers, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 15--More than six months after it changed hands, one of the Midwest's biggest waste-management firms has put suburban turf builders on notice: Mountains of grass clippings have to go. This month, Deffenbaugh Industries quietly began enforcing a longstanding limit on the number of bags of waste that 300,000 of its residential customers in Kansas and Missouri can throw to the curb. Mounting fuel costs and emerging go-green recycling...