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Embattled Kansas Bioscience Authority leader resigns
11:11 a.m., April 15, 2011 Updated 11:55 a.m.
Tom Thornton, the leader of the Kansas Bioscience Authority, which is under investigation and been criticized by Gov. Sam Brownback, has resigned.
Ultra high-speed network coming to KCK
March 30, 2011
With the lightning speed of an ultra-high speed Internet connection, Gov. Sam Brownback welcomed Google Fiber to Kansas City, Kan., on Wednesday.
Google Fiber coming to KCK
11:26 a.m., March 30, 2011 Updated 11:45 a.m.
Wyandotte County is the winner of a high-stakes, high-profile national competition to land Google’s ultra high-speed fiber network.
Company seeking school bus drivers
March 21, 2011
First Student Inc. is hosting several job fairs to fill more than 100 part-time school bus driver positions at its Kansas City regional locations.
Overheated equipment sparks blaze at Eudora Dairy Queen
March 3, 2011
Overheated equipment inside the Dairy Queen in Eudora caused a fire early Thursday morning, and the business sustained interior damage, Eudora Police Chief Grady Walker said.
Heavy lifting: Moving day in this business all about physics, geometry
January 26, 2011
The business of house moving takes patience, precision and practice.
Shop offers clothing for those in need
December 13, 2010
His Hands Clothing Closet offers free clothing, shoes and coats for families in need, with most sizes available from newborn to 2XL in men’s and women’s attire.
Library plans GovFest for entrepreneurs
November 17, 2010
Many government and nonprofit agencies are available to help businesses start and grow for little or no cost.
Sunflower Broadband acquired by Georgia-based company
August 4, 2010
Knology of Kansas Inc., a newly formed part of West Point, Ga.-headquartered Knology Inc., will acquire Sunflower Broadband from The World Company.
De Soto’s new Journo
June 16, 2010
My name is Laura Herring and I am a new journo for Is something important happening in the community? Let me know. Call me at (913) 585-1616 or e-mail me at
Storm destroys barn at Zimmerman’s Kill Creek Farm
May 13, 2010
For 10 years the barn at Zimmerman’s Kill Creek Farm has been a lot of things to a lot of people. It was a place for reuniting families to come together. A place for a man and woman to be united in matrimony. A place to come get fresh vegetables from local farmers. A place to bring your kids to pick the choicest pumpkins for carving.
Tickets still on sale for country music concert
April 21, 2010
Hey country music fans, you better get your tickets for this year’s Country on the Kaw concert soon before they are sold out.
De Soto’s new eye doc
April 14, 2010
If you come down to the De Soto Eye Center and things look a little different, you don’t need new glasses (well you might need new glasses) : there’s a new optometrist in town.
State’s unemployment picture looking a bit better
March 26, 2010
The Kansas unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 percent in February, down from 7.2 percent in January, officials reported today.