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2014-05-20 23:08:18

The entertainment venue confirms it will break ground on Overland Park site in early June. Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Golf entertainment leader

2014-05-20 12:33:42

Topical meds that prevent bites are preferred 9-1 over orals that work only after the dog is bitten LENEXA, Kan., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- No one wants to get bitten by ticks,

2014-05-16 12:20:50

WICHITA, Kan., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) Chief Executive Officer Larry Lawson will speak at the Sanford C.

2014-05-15 23:11:37

CD2 Learning, a cloud-based learning architecture, was named a Finalist in three of New Product or Service of the Year categories. Overland Park, Kansas (PRWEB)

May 11 Through May 17 Is National Women’s Health Week In The US
2014-05-13 08:15:19

While Mother’s Day is typically a day in which we honor the most important women in our lives through phone calls, greeting cards, flowers and other gestures, it also serves as the annual kickoff of National Women’s Health Week.

2014-05-12 08:39:23

Viamedia renews key markets and continues expansion to new cities in partnership agreement with one of the largest independent communications providers in the U.S. LEXINGTON, Ky.,

2014-05-07 12:21:52

WICHITA, Kan., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

2014-05-05 16:22:43

TULSA, Okla., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ONE Gas, Inc.

2014-05-05 16:20:50

Aristocrat Mercedes-Benz stocks extensive selection of Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned vehicles MERRIAM, Kan., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mercedes-Benz has earned its prestigious

2014-05-01 23:09:58

HIPOWER SYSTEMS, a manufacturer of power-generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S.


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
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.