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2014-06-02 08:21:19

Briggs Auto presents Fight Night in Fort Riley TOPEKA, Kan., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The various dealership locations that make up the Briggs Automotive Group throughout

2014-05-30 16:26:14

Aristocrat Porsche provides attractive offer for drivers interested in hard-to-find SUV MERRIAM, Kan., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Aristocrat Motors is proud to announce the

2014-05-30 16:24:39

WICHITA, Kan., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we look back on the last five years, we are once again struck by Dr. George Tiller's deep commitment to serving women.

2014-05-30 08:26:14

June Dairy Month Celebrates Where Good Comes From OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 75 years since the annual celebration began,

2014-05-30 08:21:15

Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, and North Dakota Selected WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds

2014-05-30 08:21:05

Kansas State Cars prices vehicles within budgets of recent graduates TOPEKA, Kan., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The main focus of Kansas State Cars remains centered around assisting

2014-05-29 23:19:43

Cygni Capital Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that it represented Balius Energy, Inc in its acquisition of Maverick Drilling, LLC in Wichita Kansas. Wichita,

2014-05-27 12:21:46

Briggs Buick GMC showcases arrival of 2015 Yukon and Sierra 2500HD MANHATTAN, Kan., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Individuals in the market for a new SUV or pickup truck are

2014-05-27 08:22:09

RENO, NV, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - FormCap Corp.

2014-05-22 16:20:25

Top 10 States for Clean Energy Job Announcements in Q1: Idaho, Texas, California, Missouri, New York, Kansas, Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico, Louisiana; Ongoing Uncertainty Surrounding Federal Clean Energy


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
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.