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2014-06-02 23:07:34

Empowering communities throughout the Tijuana River Watershed, improving water quality in Maine’s Casco Bay, being a leading advocate for rivers in Kansas, giving back as a tireless volunteer river trail steward in Illinois, and developing national showcases of urban renewal in Rhode Island are just a few of the accomplishments of an extraordinary group of individuals who have dedicated themselves to protecting our most vital natural resource—water. Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 02, 2014...

2014-06-02 12:32:24

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechAmerica Foundation announced that Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Tom Udall (D-NM) will jointly receive the association's award for Senate Legislators of the Year. The award will be presented at TechAmerica Foundation's Technology & Government Dinner on June 12. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140513/87367 Last December, Senators Moran and Udall introduced a bipartisan bill that would require the first major...

2014-06-02 08:21:20

Car Care Center Will Provide Transmission Repair and Total Car Care Services HORSHAM, Pa., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AAMCO, the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, is expanding in the Midwest with a new service center in Wichita. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130807/DC60840LOGO The new service center will officially open its doors on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 703 North West Street, Wichita, Kansas 67203. Vehicle...

2014-06-02 08:21:19

Briggs Auto presents Fight Night in Fort Riley TOPEKA, Kan., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The various dealership locations that make up the Briggs Automotive Group throughout Kansas have strived throughout the years to support the men and women who protect and serve our country. Whether it may be patriotic displays or free-giveaways as a small token of appreciation for first responders and military, Briggs is continuously seeking new ways to demonstrate its appreciation to the...

2014-05-30 16:26:14

Aristocrat Porsche provides attractive offer for drivers interested in hard-to-find SUV MERRIAM, Kan., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Aristocrat Motors is proud to announce the arrival of the all-new 2015 Porsche Macan, the vehicle that will open Porsche up to many new owners. As with most new Porsche introductions, the Macan has been met with an overwhelming excitement. The excitement of this new vehicle has unfortunately led to more orders than available models. Photo -...

2014-05-30 16:24:39

WICHITA, Kan., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we look back on the last five years, we are once again struck by Dr. George Tiller's deep commitment to serving women. We will never truly understand Dr. Tiller's impact, but we can look at the thousands of women who he helped as a small measure of his lasting legacy. "South Wind Women's Center is honored to be caring for women in the same community where Dr. Tiller practiced for decades," stated Julie Burkhart, CEO and...

2014-05-30 08:26:14

June Dairy Month Celebrates Where Good Comes From OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 75 years since the annual celebration began, June Dairy Month continues to recognize dairy foods and the people who make them possible to enjoy. Today, dairy's goodness comes from more than 9,000 dairy farm families from throughout the Midwest. Beginning in 1937, the observance was created as a way to help distribute extra milk when cows started on pasture in the summer...

2014-05-30 08:21:15

Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, and North Dakota Selected WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds in the U.S. To help combat this problem, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) announced today that six of its member State Highway Safety Offices have been awarded $100,000 in grants from Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL). Elements of the award-wining teen driving program,...

2014-05-30 08:21:05

Kansas State Cars prices vehicles within budgets of recent graduates TOPEKA, Kan., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The main focus of Kansas State Cars remains centered around assisting university students to find affordably priced and mechanically sound vehicles. In order to combat the rising prices of tuition, textbooks and housing among other living expenses, the dealer aims to keep the cost of a new or used vehicle low; furthermore, the dealer strives to help college students...

2014-05-29 23:19:43

Cygni Capital Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that it represented Balius Energy, Inc in its acquisition of Maverick Drilling, LLC in Wichita Kansas. Wichita, Kansas (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Cygni Capital Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that it represented Balius Energy, Inc in its acquisition of Maverick Drilling, LLC in Wichita Kansas. Maverick Drilling is a profitable drilling company operating in Kansas with 46 employees and 3 drilling rigs. Jack Goss, the President of Maverick...


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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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