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2014-01-08 16:21:49

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vess Oil Corporation announced today that Ronnie Nutt has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Nutt previously served as Senior Vice President of Operations, Engineering and Business Development since he joined the Company in October 2012. Commenting on the change in management of the Company, Chief Executive Officer Barry Hill stated, "Ronnie's competent leadership has been critical to the management of our existing asset base...

2014-01-06 12:28:09

TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gambling disorders complicate the lives of millions year-round--but for many facing a gambling issue, the lingering financial strain of the holiday season can cause already significant impulses to increase. This can take a toll on both individuals and their families. In partnership with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional...

2014-01-06 12:21:21

IOLA, Kan., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary E. Sullo, President of Tramec, LLC, announces that Tramec Sloan has acquired Crawford Machine, Inc. (CMI), a leading producer of brass components and related air assemblies used throughout the Tractor and Trailer Markets in the United States, Canada and Mexico. CMI, located in Galion, Ohio, employs 135 people, and was founded in 2001 by Hank Hessey and his family. CMI's customers include the top North American tractor/trailer...

2014-01-01 23:01:38

Twilya L'Ecuyer, owner of CURE Group Consulting, joins the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Ag Marketing Advisory Board, beginning January 2014. Topeka, KS (PRWEB) January 01, 2014 Twilya L'Ecuyer, owner of CURE Group Consulting, will begin a first term on the Kansas Department of Agriculture Ag Marketing Advisory Board. The Ag Marketing Advisory Board oversees several key activities related to a number of services offered to Kansas farmers and farm-based agri-businesses....

2013-12-31 08:20:04

Description of K-State Alumni Association benefits among the latest informative blog posts MANHATTAN, Kan., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Kansas State Cars program, a branch of the Briggs Auto Group in Kansas, is continuing their quest to provide Kansas State University students, faculty and alumni with relevant university information. The program recently shifted the focus of their informative blog to include more information about upcoming university events, and how...

2013-12-29 08:20:02

Library of information includes Kelley Blue Book's 10 Best Cars for Winter MANHATTAN, Kan., Dec. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Over the last year and a half, a Kansas-based auto group has set out to separate itself from the competition by not only providing its customers, but consumers nationwide, with an extensive amount of information on anything and everything going on in the automotive world. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131229/MN35169) The Briggs Auto family...


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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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