Ashlee Kieler (Education Reporter)

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KU junior spending two weeks at the South Pole helping researchers develop the Askaryan Radio Array
January 5, 2011
Kansas University junior Andrew Wendorff, along with other researchers, departed Sunday for the South Pole to begin work on an autonomous wind-powered neutrino detection system for the Askaryan Radio Array.
Democrats aim to revive economy
July 25, 2010
Economic recovery ranks high on the list of issues for Kansas 3rd District Congressional Democratic candidates Stephene Moore and Thomas Scherer.
Bachelorettes vie for chance at reality show roses
July 22, 2010
Women, and a few men, from throughout the Kansas City area spent Wednesday night interviewing to be one of the bachelorettes or bachelors vying for a rose in the coming seasons of an ABC reality show.
Kobach takes floor at candidate forum
June 17, 2010
Wednesday evening was supposed to be a time for candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Kansas secretary of state to voice their stances and ask young Johnson County Republicans for their vote.
Firefighters from neighboring communities cover for Shawnee firefighters saying goodbye to fallen colleague
May 27, 2010
The ties that bind the firefighters in the Kansas City Metro were evident Thursday morning as the funeral procession for fallen Shawnee firefighter John Glaser took to the streets.
Students gauge their science skills during regional contest
February 28, 2010
Can you judge a powder? Students from 20 Kansas middle schools and high schools can. They can also detect diseases, launch eggs across a courtyard and fly model airplanes.
De Soto school hooks worms into sustainable class services
Students cut down on waste through cafeteria composters
February 7, 2010
Slimy, slithering worms recently took over Starside Elementary School, and students have welcomed them with open palms.
Shawnee teen chef ranks 1st nationwide
July 26, 2009
The “best teen chef in the country” suffers from dyslexia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, attention deficit disorder and bipolar disorder.
Retired superintendent to take interim role as board continues search
Wimmer served for 14 years in Olathe
May 10, 2009
A retired superintendent who led Olathe USD 233 for 14 years will be named interim superintendent of De Soto USD 232 this week.
District workers shed pounds in 10-week contest
May 3, 2009
De Soto school district got a lot lighter the past few months — 2,390 pounds lighter, in fact.

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Rachel Elise fills out paperwork during casting calls for “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” Auditions for the reality show were Wednesday night at Renee Kelly’s in Shawnee.

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