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2014-06-30 08:28:24

Briggs Auto will be present at the Country Stampede with display vehicles TOPEKA, Kan., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The next four days will be greatest opportunity of the summer for Manhattan, Kan. to see some of the biggest names in country in person. The 2014 main stage lineup includes four of the most respected solo country stars: Easton Corbin, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Chris Young. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140627/122786 The Country Stampede runs...

2014-06-27 23:00:46

Center Recognized by National Program for Best Practices in Quality Care Coos Bay, OR (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Avamere Rehabilitation of Coos Bay, a skilled nursing center that offers nationally recognized post-acute services, has been selected as a 2014 recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Quality for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award is one of three distinct awards possible through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health...

2014-06-27 20:20:21

Briggs Auto Direct provides three sale locations with new vehicles added daily TOPEKA, Kan., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Online car auctions often stir up a mixture of conflicting feelings, commingling excitement with distrust. Buyers are concerned they may be taken advantage of rather than given an honest opportunity to purchase fair vehicles at the lowest price possible. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140627/122465 Briggs Auto Direct is a trustworthy and...

2014-06-27 12:21:19

Reliable and fuel-efficient vehicles available for road trips and commuter students TOPEKA, Kan., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Typically, the summer months involve more frequent travel and driving a dependable vehicle that won't have heat-related mechanical issues is crucial. With spring semester having come to a close for university students and recent graduates, the dealer has concluded that young adults will need their own transportation for a variety of means. Photo -...

2014-06-26 08:33:00

First Verizon Smart Store to open in central Kansas HUTCHINSON, Kan., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Verizon Wireless continues to roll out its new retail store design intended to make shopping for wireless devices and services more convenient and more personalized. The new 4,200-square-foot Hutchinson store has been relocated from 1624 E. 11th Avenue to 1811 E. 17th Avenue and opens on...

2014-06-23 23:11:08

'Dotte Meals Provides Meals to Young Residents, Combating “Food Insecurity” and Other Health Problems in the County Kansas City, Kansas (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 A meal program for area children is helping to address major health issues in Wyandotte County. The ‘Dotte Meals program will offer two meals a day during the summer to children living in Wyandotte County. The project is meant to increase the reach of KCKPS’s summer meal programs and to address public health issues in...

2014-06-21 23:04:11

t3 Wireless recently completed an upgrade to Cordova Telephone Cooperative's wireless network. Cordova, Alaska (PRWEB) June 21, 2014 What are the options for a telephone company needing to extend wireless LTE, WiMAX, or Wi-Fi broadband coverage to help commercial fisherman connect with the World Wide Web in a mountain area of rural Alaska? t3 Wireless, Inc. (t3) in Council Grove, Kansas, a rural company serving rural communication companies has teamed up with Cordova Telephone...

2014-06-20 12:20:38

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- NCM Associates (www.ncm20.com), a leading provider of automotive 20 group, retail operations consulting, training, and data management services to franchised and independent auto dealers, today announced another class of automotive dealer candidates has completed the rigorous requirements of its General Management Executive Program. Nineteen graduates, all holding management positions in automotive dealerships around the...

2014-06-19 12:28:51

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Windustries LLC today announces the release of the world's first virtual reality fan. The Petal Fan combines a new dimension of reality to bring gaming to the next level. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140619/119524 Virtual reality is becoming even more real with the introduction of the new immersive technology Petal Fan. Petal Fan is the first portable fan that responds dynamically to virtual game effects simulating the...

2014-06-18 08:29:20

ST. LOUIS, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) has announced that its wholly owned Kansas subsidiary, Sunflower Health Plan, has received Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA Health Plan Accreditation evaluates how well a health plan manages all parts of its delivery system - physicians, hospitals, other providers and administrative services - in order to continuously improve the quality of care and services provided to...


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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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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