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2014-12-01 12:21:09

Big Finish 2014 makes for even bigger holiday savings at Briggs Dodge TOPEKA, Kan., Dec.

2014-11-28 16:20:45

Briggs Auto hosts contest--test drive and free $200 dinner gift card MANHATTAN, Kan., Nov.

2014-11-28 16:20:40

Lawrence, Kan. Subaru dealer calls upon 2015 Legacy for upcoming winter months LAWRENCE, Kan., Nov.

2014-11-28 16:20:28

2015 Ram 1500 arrives just in time for winter months at Briggs Chrysler LAWRENCE, Kan., Nov.

2014-11-25 23:09:42

Shapiro Metals, a leader in the scrap metal industry, has expanded their operations in the US by opening a new facility in Wichita, Kansas. (PRWEB) November

2014-11-25 23:05:22

Overland Park technical staffing and strategic consulting company supports Church of the Resurrection’s Beds for Everyone program and donates 120 books to Genesis Promise Academy

2014-11-21 23:03:03

2014 marks significant milestone for Kansas City office Lenexa, Kansas (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 French Gerleman, an independent distributor of electrical,

2014-11-21 12:28:47

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- uBreakiFix, an international gadget repair chain, has officially arrived to the state of Kansas.


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
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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