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2014-09-17 23:11:50

Britannica® Digital Learning announced today that the State Library of Kansas has acquired more than 500 Britannica e-books on major school subjects for grades K-5 and is making them available to all residents statewide. Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Britannica® Digital Learning announced today that the State Library of Kansas has acquired more than 500 Britannica e-books on major school subjects for grades K-5 and is making them available to all residents statewide....

2014-09-17 23:08:15

Microsoft Gold Certified Stoneridge Software has expanded its reach in the Midwest with an office location in Kansas, assuming support for the Dynamics AX customers of PSC Group, LLC. Barnesville, Minn. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Stoneridge Software is pleased to announce its expansion with the addition of an office in Overland Park, Kan. Stoneridge Software is launching the Kansas office with members of the Microsoft Dynamics AX division of the PSC Group, LLC, who recently decided to...

2014-09-16 12:23:33

Strong's Insurance Joins Texas-Based Agency Partnership AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Combined Agents of America, LLC (CAA) is pleased to announce further expansion into Kansas as Strong's Insurance, Inc. joins CAA as it's 52nd member. Specializing in agriculture and oil, the Strong family established the agency in Nashville, Kansas in 1921 by Earl W. Strong. CAA is a privately-held aggregator group committed to strengthening the independent insurance agency system...

2014-09-12 20:20:55

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas and Missouri lawmakers are among 52 Congressmen and women from 14 states who signed a strongly worded letter addressed to Mary Wakefield, administrator of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) with multiple concerns about a proposal being discussed to change donor liver allocation. The proposal calls for taking livers from the highest donation areas (Midwest, South & Southeast) and giving to bigger coastal...

2014-09-08 23:01:35

New service provides a team of Epic-certified BI developers who scale to customers’ needs Lenexa, Kan. (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Sagacious Consultants, the premier full-service Epic consulting company, has launched a new report writing service that challenges the standard industry model. The Sagacious solution capitalizes on the collective knowledge and strengths of a power house team of BI developers who are Epic certified and highly specialized in different Clarity models and tools....

2014-09-08 08:38:19

Flyover provides access to investment opportunities in early stage technology companies LEAWOOD, Kan., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariner Holdings, an independent financial services firm and the parent company of Montage Investments, today announced that it has acquired Flyover Capital Partners. Headquartered in Kansas City, Flyover Capital joins Montage as its newest asset management affiliate and will focus on investment opportunities in early stage technology companies in the...

2014-09-08 08:26:07

BAYONNE, N.J., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Repeating Arms, one of the country's leading rifle manufacturers, donated 100 custom rifles with proceeds to benefit Grayson Sutton, a 4-year old from Sedan, KS who has been battling Primary Pulmonary Hypertension since May. The disease caused her to spend 45 days in Denver Children's Hospital during which she underwent a heart catheter, two lung biopsies, two lung lavages and had a central line placed so her medicine can be...

2014-09-05 12:23:20

Bolton cites Robert's background as a previous member of Senate Armed Services Committee and former Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ambassador John Bolton strongly endorses Kansas Senator and former Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Pat Roberts. Additionally, the Bolton PAC contributes $10,000 to Pat Robert's U.S. Senate campaign. Roberts is the longest-serving member of the Kansas...

2014-09-03 16:30:09

-- Doctors Call for Delay in Controversial Share 35 Proposal KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at The University of Kansas Hospital are joining 45 liver transplant programs from Missouri, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and Michigan, among others, calling on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to delay consideration of a controversial proposal to distribute livers nationally instead of regionally. Collaborating...

2014-09-02 16:21:34

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Inc. [NYSE: SPR] Chief Financial Officer Sanjay Kapoor will speak at the Morgan Stanley Laguna Conference in Laguna Beach, C.A., on Monday, September 15, 2014, at 3:20 p.m. (PDT). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130515/CG13652LOGO Remarks from Kapoor will be webcast and will be available at http://www.spiritaero.com/investor.aspx. Individuals are advised to check the website ahead of time to ensure their...


Latest Kansas Reference Libraries

Flint Hills
2013-04-19 14:38:33

The Flint Hills, known historically as Bluestern Pastures or Blue Stem Hills, are a group of hills located in eastern Kansas reaching into north central Oklahoma, extending from Marshall County and Washington County in Kansas in the north to Cowley County, Kansas and Osage and Kay counties in Oklahoma towards the south. The people of Oklahoma usually refer to the same geologic formation as the Osage Hills or “The Osage”. The Flint Hills are designated as a unique ecoregion due to it...

Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research assistant at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Hawley received...

A Cold Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 21:09:52

Looking at our weather map above we can see a cold front moving through the states of Oklahoma and Kansas. The major thing about a cold front is the weather it can bring with it. The eastern side of the cold front provides two chances to receive precipitation. The first one is known as a squall line which usually forms some 50-150 miles ahead of the cold front. The squall line can be responsible for bringing severe weather in the form of super-cell thunderstorms. The second part...

2012-06-14 10:51:23

Symbol: SAAM4 Group: Monocot Family: Alismataceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:KS, MO, OK Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

2012-06-14 13:59:55

Symbol: PEKA8 Group: Lichen Family: Lichinaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   OMKA Omphalaria kansana Tuck. Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lichinales Family   Lichinaceae Genus   Peccania A. Massal. – peccania lichen Species   Peccania kansana (Tuck.) Forss. – Kansas...

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Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.