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2014-03-31 23:29:50

Kansas Connections Academy's high-quality curriculum and helpfulness of teachers receive praise, according to a new survey of the online school.

2014-03-31 16:29:25

50% cuts will eliminate option for approximately 6,000 Kansas students ARLINGTON, Va., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kansas parents and students traveled long distances

2014-03-31 12:20:43

Kansas State Cars extends its assurance to enrich the lives of K-State students TOPEKA, Kan., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As March Madness comes to a close, Kansas State

2014-03-31 08:21:52

MERRIAM, Kan., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When Sporting Kansas City moved into its state-of-the-art new soccer stadium, it presented the perfect opportunity for one of Kansas City's

2014-03-27 08:25:09

Briggs Nissan Lawrence has recently created a comparison tool to help shoppers find the right vehicle LAWRENCE, Kan., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Online shopping only continues

2014-03-27 08:24:21

Briggs Subaru of Topeka highlights the 2014 Subaru Outback and Forester TOPEKA, Kan., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Briggs Subaru of Topeka has created a new system to keep

2014-03-25 23:28:36

B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, has been retained to lead a national chief resource officer search for St.

2014-03-24 23:27:40

The Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) of Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota are pleased to announce the formation of a new regional Quality Innovation Network (QIN), the Great

2014-03-21 16:20:15

Briggs Subaru uses their new comparison tool to take 2014 SUVs head-to-head LAWRENCE, Kan., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The choices when shopping for a new vehicle have been

2014-03-21 12:20:49

Drivers in the Topeka area will be pleased with Briggs Dodge comparison website pages TOPEKA, Kan., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Car shoppers who are in the market for a car


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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  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
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