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Food: Keep an open mind to Kansas wines
Festival to feature samplings from 14 of the state’s 23 vineyards
June 13, 2012
If you’re heading to the new wine-tasting event Saturday in De Soto, you won’t find wines that taste exactly like your favorite Napa Valley cabernet or Argentinian malbec. However, organizers say, that isn’t a bad thing.
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.”
Jobs fair planned April 10 at Great Mall
First hour is veterans-only
12:00 p.m., March 26, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Kansas third-district Congressman Kevin Yoder is partnering with Workforce Partnership to hold a Jobs Fair and Resource Expo on April 10 at the Great Mall of the Great Plains, 20700 W. 151st St., Olathe.
Sand in the City to return to Wonderscope this year
January 19, 2012
Wonderscope Children’s Museum will once again play host to Sand in the City KC, the museum announced Thursday.
10 jobs eliminated at Journal-World, weekly newspapers
05:00 p.m., January 12, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Ten jobs in the news and advertising departments are being eliminated at the Lawrence Journal-World and its sister news operations, managers told employees Thursday.
Jeweler has offered to mount 100-year-old diamond found in Salvation Army kettle
Unusual donation turned up at Shawnee Walmart
12:50 p.m., December 8, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
A Salvation Army kettle from Shawnee turned up a sparkly surprise when workers opened it to count the day’s donations.
Smaller communities in Douglas County selected to receive business expansion funds
November 15, 2011
Baldwin City, Eudora and Lecompton were selected Monday as 2011 Entrepreneurship Communities through NetWork Kansas.
Tonganoxie meat plant reopens
October 14, 2011
Damage from July storm closed locker plant for three months.
Hollywood Casino taking shape
October 12, 2011
It is five months away, but the buzz about the opening of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is definitely in the air.
Estimated 9,000 visitors turn out for rare look inside GM’s Fairfax plant
September 29, 2011
Being at the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant brought back fond memories for Joe Wells of Liberty, Mo.
Information session to go over job openings at VHA call center
September 13, 2011
Workforce Partnership, in partnership with KANSASWORKS, will play host to “Insights from the Inside” — an information session going over job openings at the Veterans Health Administration Call Center in Leavenworth.
Volunteers flock to Holy-Field Winery in Basehor to help harvest
September 8, 2011
Early on a cool, sunny September morning, a crowd of about 150 people gathers on the edge of the 16-acre Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery grounds in Basehor. They’re here to provide free labor.
Kaw Valley Farm Tour, coming in October, turns farms into museums
August 23, 2011
When Shannan Seely first heard about the concept of the Kaw Valley Farm Tour, she didn’t quite understand.
Storm shelters bring safety to Camp Naish
August 4, 2011
Boy Scouts at Theodore Naish Scout Reservation in Bonner Springs have had an extra measure of safety this summer not found at any other Scout camp in the country.