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.
District celebrates new TES with handful of ceremonies
October 28, 2015
It was a busy morning Saturday at Tonganoxie Elementary School. Tonganoxie USD 464 had a celebration, complete with ribbon cutting, dedication of an American flag, a time capsule and other activities. The TES Chorusters sang to the crowd, while the Daughters of the American Revolution donated a crabapple tree to be planted on the new campus.
Process continues with Tonganoxie charter ordinance
October 28, 2015
The process for the city’s latest charter ordinance continues with a second legal publication today. Tonganoxie City Council approved a charter ordinance changing its form of government at the Oct. 19 regular meeting after another vote.
Township firefighters add EMS equipment
October 28, 2015
The Reno and Sherman township fire departments in Leavenworth County have implemented a new medical program in their response areas.
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.
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
Tonganoxie Public Library bingo offerings providing afternoon fun
Officials look to add more programs for retired residents
October 28, 2015
Bingo has gained some popularity in its early offerings at Tonganoxie Public Library. The game is being offered from 1 to 3 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month. October was the first month for bingo at the library. Nicole Holifield, who handles children’s programming and other duties at the library, said four people showed up for the first day of bingo. Last week, 12 people gathered for games.
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.
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.