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2014-05-27 12:21:46

Briggs Buick GMC showcases arrival of 2015 Yukon and Sierra 2500HD MANHATTAN, Kan., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Individuals in the market for a new SUV or pickup truck are given the opportunity to be among the very first in the midwest to own the freshly-released models by GMC. Briggs Buick GMC is proud to welcome the arrival of these dominant and compelling 2015 vehicles into its new vehicle inventory. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140523/90990 GMC...

2014-05-27 08:22:09

RENO, NV, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - FormCap Corp. ("FormCap" or "the Company") (OTCQB: FRMC) announced today that a drilling contract has been executed between Val Energy Inc., Wichita, Kansas and Formcap's operator; Tiger Oil & Gas LLC, Wichita, Kansas to commence drilling on the 2400 acres of prospective oil and gas leases in Cowley County, Kansas. The well name and number is Lil Bobby #1-28, located in Cowley County, Kansas; land description: 2300' FSL 330' FEL, Sec...

2014-05-22 16:20:25

Top 10 States for Clean Energy Job Announcements in Q1: Idaho, Texas, California, Missouri, New York, Kansas, Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico, Louisiana; Ongoing Uncertainty Surrounding Federal Clean Energy Policies - Coupled with Persistent Attacks on State Level - Kept New Clean Energy Job Numbers Low. WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressional inaction on key clean energy tax policies, coupled with attacks on state renewable energy programs, led to a dramatic decline in...

2014-05-20 23:08:18

The entertainment venue confirms it will break ground on Overland Park site in early June. Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Golf entertainment leader Topgolf International, Inc. today officially unveiled Kansas City as its 20th location worldwide and first in Kansas. Topgolf® will begin construction on the 65,000-square-foot facility the first week of June; the site is expected to open to the public in spring 2015. Topgolf Kansas City will be located at 10611 Nall Avenue in...

2014-05-20 12:33:42

Topical meds that prevent bites are preferred 9-1 over orals that work only after the dog is bitten LENEXA, Kan., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- No one wants to get bitten by ticks, fleas and mosquitoes. Pet owners also want the same protection for their beloved dogs, according to a recent survey of more than 2,700 dog owners. And, fortunately, dog owners can find prevention and protection from bug bites for their furry friends. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140519/89055 By a...

2014-05-16 12:20:50

WICHITA, Kan., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) Chief Executive Officer Larry Lawson will speak at the Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference in New York, N.Y., on Friday, May 30, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. (EST). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130515/CG13652LOGO Remarks from Lawson will be webcast and will be available at http://www.spiritaero.com/investor.aspx. Individuals are advised to check the website ahead of time to ensure...

2014-05-15 23:11:37

CD2 Learning, a cloud-based learning architecture, was named a Finalist in three of New Product or Service of the Year categories. Overland Park, Kansas (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 CD2 Learning is proud to announce that we have been nationally recognized for quality and innovation in 3 categories by the American Business Awards in 2014. Finalist in Human Capital Management Solution for our CD2 Leadership sustainability tool kit: The CD2 Toolkit provides users with the ability to set up meetings...

May 11 Through May 17 Is National Women’s Health Week In The US
2014-05-13 08:15:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online While Mother’s Day is typically a day in which we honor the most important women in our lives through phone calls, greeting cards, flowers and other gestures, it also serves as the annual kickoff of National Women’s Health Week, an American wellness initiative that this year runs from May 11-17. National Women's Health Week is a seven-day observance, spearheaded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office on...

2014-05-12 08:39:23

Viamedia renews key markets and continues expansion to new cities in partnership agreement with one of the largest independent communications providers in the U.S. LEXINGTON, Ky., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viamedia, the television industry's leading independent provider of outsourced local television advertising services on behalf of cable companies, today announced its partnership with Consolidated Communications. With the partnership, Viamedia will continue to serve as the...

2014-05-07 12:21:52

WICHITA, Kan., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) announced today it has added aircraft industry veteran William (Bill) Brown to its senior leadership team as senior vice president, Aftermarket. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130515/CG13652LOGO "Bill Brown brings significant expertise in aftermarket, and we are pleased to have him join our leadership team," said Larry Lawson, president and CEO. "Spirit designs, builds and supports our products...


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
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'