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Baker Wetlands Discover Center open house this weekend
September 28, 2015
There’s a sly trick in the design of the sidewalk leading from the parking lot to the new Baker University Wetlands Discovery Center. As visitors leave the parking lot, they encounter a fork in the sidewalk.
Hartman settling in as new Baldwin City Clerk
September 28, 2015
Change is good, Laura Hartman said in summary of her recent move Baldwin City Hall. For the past 10 years, Hartman has been Baldwin school district’s board clerk. She left that post to become Baldwin City clerk.
Education officials say schools need reshaped for the future
September 28, 2015
Top Kansas education officials say more emphasis on non-academic skills is needed to transform the state’s public schools to meet the demands of the future workplace.
Kansas State, other state universities see enrollment drop
September 28, 2015
Tougher admission standards are the main reason Kansas State University saw its first enrollment decline in nine years, school officials said in response to a Kansas Board of Regents report showing similar drops at most of the state’s public universities.
Standard often cited in Kansas pension debates questioned
September 28, 2015
Kansas officials say the state will know its underfunded pension system is back on solid financial ground when its revenues and investment earnings are expected to cover 80 percent of the benefits promised retirees over the next two decades.
Young would-be robber’s effort stymied by clerk’s stare
September 28, 2015
A young would-be robber wielding an unusual weapon demanded cigarettes but ended up getting nervous and leaving a Wichita QuikTrip empty-handed.