Five questions: Marble collecting
03:29 p.m., May 22, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Marbles, those whimsical orbs behind phrases like “knuckling down” and “playing for keeps,” pervade our culture.
Eudora high-schoolers recognized for perfect attendance for 2011-2012 school year
May 16, 2012
These Eudora High School students had perfect attendance for the 2011-2012 school year.
Eudora High School students recognized for perfect attendance during fourth quarter of 2011-2012 school year
May 16, 2012
These Eudora High School had perfect attendance for the fourth quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.
Five questions: Window watch
12:04 p.m., May 15, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
When the weather gets warm, open windows can be a cost-effective way to keep cool. But they can also be a safety hazard for children, who may fall through. Safe Kids Kansas offers ways to let the fresh air in while keeping your children safe.
Five questions: Avoiding scams
05:29 p.m., May 8, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Thousands of Kansans have registered their phone numbers with the Do Not Call Registry, but telemarketers are finding new ways to get your money or personal information. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt offers the following tips to avoid scams.
Stages of support
A mom’s work is never done
05:08 p.m., May 8, 2012 Updated 10:24 a.m.
Mothers are supportive of their children, whether they’re cheering along the sidelines at a soccer game or getting a costume lined up for a school play.
Five questions: Salt savvy
02:24 p.m., May 1, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment joined in World Salt Awareness Week earlier this spring to encourage Kansans to watch their sodium intake. Below, KDHE answers questions about sodium and its link to heart disease.
A look inside the landfill
Variety of activity — even wildlife — abounds inside the nearly 1,000-acre site
April 25, 2012
Behind the steep berms hiding it from public view, the Johnson County Landfill is home to both arid moon-like landscapes and lush green pockets teeming with wildlife. The Dispatch takes you on a photo tour of the largest landfill of its kind in the Midwest.
Tonganoxie hires city administrator
April 24, 2012
Tonganoxie’s new city administrator will be on the job in about two weeks.
Five questions: Plant a tree
01:01 p.m., April 17, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Arbor Day in Kansas is celebrated on the last Friday in April. To answer a few questions about the holiday, we visited
Five questions: Rabies on rise?
Spread of disesase can be prevented
April 11, 2012
So far this year, 13 animals in Kansas have tested positive for rabies compared to only four at this time last year.
State leaders fired up over court furloughs
April 11, 2012
House Speaker Mike O’Neal on Friday said the state judicial system shouldn’t shut down for five days, but instead should use a reserve of attorney fees until the Legislature approves a budget.
Brownback calls barber bill an economic burden
April 11, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday vetoed an obscure bill changing state rules for barbers, saying he wants to send a clear message that Kansas won’t needlessly burden free enterprise.
Jalapenos opens to large crowds in Tonganoxie
April 6, 2012
The banner on the west side of Jalapenos Mexican Grill in Tonganoxie has changed from “coming soon” to “now open.”