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2015-03-19 12:20:33

Briggs Auto Group hosts first ever MMA event in Manhattan, Kansas MANHATTAN, Kan., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ten years of successful fights, the Victory Fight Championship

2015-03-17 23:05:29

Aquatic therapy in a warm water therapy pool has proven to be one of the most rewarding and effective methods for helping those suffering from lower back pain caused by injuries and/or surgical

2015-03-13 12:30:24

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Kansas will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 and the days following

2015-03-12 23:09:53

Phoenix College is proud to announce that the PC Women’s Basketball team has captured the Region I Division II Women’s Basketball Championship. Phoenix,

2015-03-12 08:32:11

LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Catasys, Inc.

2015-03-03 12:27:16

Sell-out Event Showcases the Tallgrass Prairie COTTONWOOD FALLS, Kan., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The population of Chase County, Kansas will triple on June 13, 2015

2015-02-27 23:10:48

Unbound visits a Kansas City early childhood development and social services organization to do a creative yoga class with a classroom of 4 and 5 year olds that Unbound supports.

2015-02-24 23:01:48

Bipartisan Agreement Bears Fruit (and Vegetables) - KC Healthy Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of children statewide, shows lowering the costs of fresh food could make healthy


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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