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Kansas is a Midwestern state in the central region of the United States; an area often referred to as the “American Heartland". It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it. Today, Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states, producing many crops, and leading the nation in wheat and sunflower production.
If retiring in Kansas, the cost of living is more than 12% below average, and assisted living and nursing home costs are lower than average.
Whether watching or participating in sports, Kansas has plenty to offer, including lengthy bike paths for cyclists. Fisherman in the state enjoy the more than 250 lakes and 10,000 miles of rivers and streams, and hunters like the variety of wildlife that the state offers.
News for Kansas from LJWorld.com
May 24, 2016 4:52 pm
Kansas University has announced the names of three professors being honored with this year?s Steeples Service to Kansas Award, for their contributions to the people of the state through teaching and r...
May 24, 2016 3:18 pm
The SEC and Big 12 conferences announced Tuesday that Kansas and Kentucky would meet again in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, this time on Jan. 28, 2017, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.
May 24, 2016 2:39 pm
A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And no longer will a small bag of chips count as two or three servings. First l...
May 24, 2016 5:39 am
Free State High freshman Landon Berquist tied for 15th, and senior Jack Junge tied for 21st at the Class 6A boys golf state tournament Monday at Manhattan Country Club.
May 24, 2016 5:38 am
After five years as a player and 10 more working various jobs in the athletic department, Banks Floodman is leaving Kansas University. By Matt Tait
May 24, 2016 5:36 am
Before the first football practice of the summer last year, Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd looked up into the stands and saw Kyleigh Severa running up and down the stadium stairs. By Bobby Nig...
May 24, 2016 5:32 am
The smart money says that status quo will prevail at expansion discussions among Big 12 presidents/chancellors and athletic directors next week in Dallas.
May 24, 2016 5:31 am
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 23, 2016
May 24, 2016 5:31 am
Salvador Perez and the Kansas City Royals have been off to a slow start in defense of their World Series championship. Now that Perez has found his swing, the Royals appear primed to go on a run.
May 24, 2016 5:00 am
The Friday before Memorial Day ? this year, May 27 ? is known as Don?t Fry Day. This day is to emphasize awareness of the importance of sun protection. Here are some facts and information to help you ...