Archive for Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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Kansas university finds creative way to test drones outside
October 28, 2015
Researchers at Kansas State University’s Salina campus have found a unique solution to testing drones in a real-world environment while maintaining safety: They built a very big cage.
Kansas education’s new vision focuses on nonacademic skills
October 28, 2015
Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson on Tuesday unveiled a new vision for schools that would create individualized education plans for each student, placing equal focus on academic and nonacademic skills to help graduates be successful in the workforce.
De Soto man pleads guilty in 2013 killing of 21-year-old man
October 28, 2015
A De Soto man has pleaded guilty in the death of a 21-year-old Prairie Village man.
Kansas behind most states in not streaming Statehouse events
October 28, 2015
Kansas is among relatively few states in which legislators don’t provide live video or audio of at least some of their meetings to the public
Council chamber remodel begins, meetings moved
October 28, 2015
Construction begins this week on the Shawnee City Council chamber room.
Retiring SMEF executive director says job was fulfillment of dream
October 28, 2015
In 2008, when Linda Roser was hired as the executive director of the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation, it was, for her, truly a dream come true.
Regional Soccer: SMNW, Mill Valley, De Soto win
October 28, 2015
Shawnee Mission Northwest, Mill Valley and De Soto all captured victories in regional soccer action on Tuesday.
E.C. Manufacturing laying off 351 jobs in Shawnee
October 28, 2015
E.C. Manufacturing will be laying off 351 workers and is deciding whether or not to close its Shawnee facility.
Face to Face: Patriot Features founder Sean Winn
October 28, 2015
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Citizen task force approves final plan for recommended street repairs
October 28, 2015
Eleven streets have been identified by a set of criteria established by the Street Improvement Task Force as the most deserving for repaving, curbing and guttering with $9.7 million of the city’s new pavement tax.
Mature Living: Government: No benefit hike for Social Security next year
October 28, 2015
Older Americans got a double dose of bad news recently: There will be no cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year, and Medicare bills are set to soar for many.
Mature Living: Seniors who keep working are healthier, study says
October 28, 2015
Is retirement hazardous to your health? It’s an intriguing question in light of a new study that finds senior citizens who work are in better health than their counterparts who don’t.
Mature Living: Many parents offer their retirement savings to pay for children’s education
October 28, 2015
Parents and grandparents will do the darndest things to make their children and grandchildren happy, even if it means putting their own retirement security in jeopardy to help pay for college.