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2013-11-12 16:21:40

Recent facility acquisition is part of an overall comprehensive expansion plan of a Southeast Kansas based manufacturing company. PARSONS, Kan., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tank Connection Affiliate Group announced today the acquisition of another manufacturing facility in Southeast Kansas. The facility was originally built by Bush Hog Manufacturing, was later occupied by Ruskins Manufacturing, and is located in Galesburg, KS. According to TC President, Bill Neighbors, this...

2013-11-12 16:20:28

WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) Investor Relations Director Coleen Tabor will speak at the Gabelli & Company 19(th) Annual Aircraft Supplier Conference in New York, N.Y., on Tuesday, Nov.19, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. (EST). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130515/CG13652LOGO) Tabor's remarks will be webcast and will be available at http://www.spiritaero.com/investor.aspx. Individuals are advised to check the web site...

2013-11-12 08:31:44

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UChic.com, a leading resource and brand for high school and college-aged women, today introduces their Open Door Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping young women achieve their academic and career goals through their grant program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131112/NY07136LOGO) Underscoring its commitment to the success of their consumers, U Chic has made a "100% Behind You Commitment," giving a...

2013-11-08 20:23:12

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A soldier's desire to save a fellow soldier's life doesn't always stop when the mission is complete. Retired Lt. Col. Beth Ward was having a casual conversation with her colleague and fellow Retired Lt. Col. Scott Porter at the United States Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when the topic turned to organ donation and she mentioned she'd like to be an organ donor and save a life someday. It...

2013-11-08 16:24:46

Move creates new holding company, KC Specialty Therapeutics KANSAS CITY, Kan., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stason Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it is expanding into Kansas City by moving its brand division from Irvine, Calif. to Kansas City, Kan. A new entity has been developed, KC Specialty Therapeutics LLC, in which the new assets will be placed to focus on research and development of new chemical entities for humans. "Stason Pharmaceuticals has been very impressed...

2013-11-08 12:20:22

WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) today shipped its first leading and trailing edge wing structures for the A320neo program from its Prestwick, Scotland, site. Several hundred Spirit employees celebrated the program milestone along with representatives from Airbus at a ceremony marking the achievement. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130515/CG13652LOGO) "The on-time delivery of Spirit's first shipment in support of the...

2013-11-07 08:24:14

DALLAS, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rimrock Midstream, LLC ("Rimrock"), a growth-oriented midstream company, announced today completion of its acquisition of the El Dorado Storage Terminal from a subsidiary of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. Concurrent with the closing of the acquisition, Rimrock established a strategic financing relationship with Energy Capital Partners with the ability to expand the funding up to an aggregate $160 million to support Rimrock's growth initiatives....

2013-11-06 16:21:55

LAWRENCE, Kan., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul rental equipment and moving supplies are now available at The Big House Consignment, located at 1500 N. 3rd St. Owner Bill Gideon has been operating his consignment business since 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b) "We decided to add U-Haul trucks and moving supplies as a secondary source of income," said Gideon. "We have been able to expand our customer reach and grow our business." Reserve your...

2013-11-06 12:21:28

Aristocrat Motors of Merriam, Kan builds on traditions established over 30 years ago MERRIAM, Kan., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Aristocrat Motors, a luxury automotive dealership serving the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, has always been at the forefront in providing customers with an out-of-the-ordinary shopping experience. It was a simple idea that started over 30 years ago with a clear mission; to provide the absolute best car shopping experience possible for...

2013-11-06 08:27:20

Ray Lewis, Asst. to the Mayor of London, to Bring Author's "8 to Great" Process to Businesses and Schools in the UK OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly appointed 'Gangs Czar' and Assistant to the Mayor of London, Ray Lewis is traveling "across the pond" to be trained by Overland Park author MK Mueller. Mueller's 8 to Great process is gaining international attention for transforming the lives of young and old. London has been stepping up its efforts to address...


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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