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Dodge City Daily Globe

Dr. Trevor Brock is latest addition to iDocs in Dodge City

Born and raised in Dodge City, Dr. Trevor Brock didn't expect to return to his hometown when getting out of school for optometry. Brock is the newest addition to iDocs, located at 2520 N. 14th Avenue in Dodge City, alongside optometrists Dr. Robert Hatfield, Dr. Jordan Gwaltney and Dr. Melissa Cole.
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Massage therapist sentenced for sex crimes in Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a massage therapist to three prison terms of 25 years to life for several sex crimes against five people. They include a child and three female soccer players at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Douglas County Judge Sally Pokorny sentenced 50-year-old Shawn P. O’Brien on Friday after jurors in August found him guilty on eight counts.
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Whether journalists who left jobs chose to or were laid off predicts physical, emotional reaction

More than half of U.S. newspaper jobs have been cut since 2008. A new study from the University of Kansas explores how journalists have dealt with the emotional and physical toll of unemployment and how they adjusted to new jobs and careers. Those findings likely illustrate what the thousands more journalists who lost jobs during the pandemic will experience in coming years.
Iola Register

Runners go to Rim Rock

LAWRENCE — Local runners had the opportunity to run against the best of the best from across the state Saturday. The occasion was Lawrence’s 2021 Rim Rock Farm Classic, hosted by the University of Kansas. Iola High’s Jesse Taylor, junior, led the Mustangs by taking 33rd overall at 18 minutes,...

William A. Ramsey (March 13,1945 - September 23, 2021)

William A. Ramsey (COL Ret. USA), 76, of Leawood, Kansas passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at his lake home in Osage Beach, Missouri after a dignified and courageous battle against his presumptive Agent Orange cancers. Will was the beloved husband of Andrea Thomas...

David Traylor Zoo involved in monarch butterfly tagging effort

Monarch butterflies are in full migration mode, and the David Traylor Zoo is helping the national tracking effort as the butterflies head south to Mexico. Director Lisa Keith says butterflies are important to the ecosystem because of their place as pollinators. And like a lot of pollinators, their numbers have been quickly diminishing.
Junction City Daily Union

Junction City XC places five runners in top 25 at Rim Rock

On an absolutely gorgeous morning, the Junction City High School cross country team raced at the historic Rim Rock Classic. Used as the University of Kansas home cross country course, Rim Rock Farm is one of the most scenic, well known, and challenging courses in the state and region. Rim Rock has hosted multiple Kansas High School State Championships, NAIA National Championships, and multiple Big 12 Championship meets. A course of this caliber brings out the best in many athletes. For the Blue Jays, that meant 5 Top 25 finisher medals, and eight new Personal Records.
Science News

This is the oldest fossil evidence of spider moms taking care of their young

Long before Tyrannosaurus rex walked the Earth, sap engulfed a spider guarding her egg sac. Her corpse, preserved alongside her offspring in amber for 99 million years, is the oldest physical evidence for maternal care in spiders, says Paul Selden, an invertebrate paleontologist at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. This fossil is one of four showing that some ancient spiders guarded their egg sacs and may even have raised their young, Seldon and his colleagues report September 15 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Auto Evolution

Here's a Village of Sustainable Tiny Homes Built From Converted Shipping Containers

Designed and built by students at the University of Kansas, the Monarch Village consists of 12 tiny, sustainable homes, built from shipping containers. They provide temporary shelter for the homeless. The village is on the property of the Lawrence Community Shelter in Kansas and was created in collaboration with the...

Cooper C. Woodring, FIDSA (1937-2021)

The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) remembers Cooper C. Woodring, FIDSA, former IDSA President, expert witness, and renowned industrial designer who touched countless lives in our community. Woodring served as IDSA President from 1985 to 1986, Executive Vice President in 1984, and New York Chapter Chair in 1978. He...