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U.S. News and World Report names Wichita East best high school in Kansas

kansas.com — Wichita's East High School is the best public high school in Kansas, according to rankings of the nation's best high schools released this week by U.S. News and World Report. East High, part of the Wichita school district and home to the district's International Baccalaureate program, ranked first and was designated a silver-medal school.

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blogs.kansas.com — Adam Clements April Reed Bradley Fair Builders Inc. Carl Brewer Classic Real Estate Clifton Square Delano Dillons Don Piros Eastgate Plaza Facebook Garvey Center Grubb & Ellis/Martens Commercial Group Intrust Bank Arena J.P.

Rock Island Studios sues city over CityArts construction

blogs.kansas.com — WICHITA - Rock Island Studios has sued the city of Wichita for its construction of CityArts a decade ago. Rock Island is a photography studio in Old Town Square owned by Don Siedhoff, who has Beyond Napa at Rock Island Studios next door.

Some Wichita Paneras getting drive throughs, remodels, new ordering systems

blogs.kansas.com — Local Panera franchisee Randy Simon has been busy working on plans to reconfigure some of his stores in Wichita to add drive through windows and help simplify the ordering system. By this summer, Wichitans will begin noticing those changes, he said.
Some local Panera stores getting remodeled, adding drive throughs, modernizing ordering this summer. #ictdining bit.ly/1k722YS

Airbus to reduce engineering staff

blogs.kansas.com — WICHITA - Cessna Aircraft and Beechcraft aren't the only aircraft manufacturers cutting jobs in Wichita. Airbus also will be reducing its engineering staff. "This is not bad news," says spokeswoman Kristi Tucker. "This type of staffing balance is not unusual in the aviation industry," she says.
Airbus says this isn't bad news, but it's probably hard for Wichitans to see it any other way today: blogs.kansas.com/haveyouheard/2…

When Don’s TV & Video closes, Wichita will lose a popular sign

blogs.kansas.com — WICHITA - Lots of people who have been customers at Don's TV & Video over the past almost seven decades have expressed disappointment since learning the store will close. Some people who have never been in the store are sad to see it close, too, because they like the store's ever-changing sign out front that has featured jokes, witticisms and truisms for passers-by.

Textron Aviation starts laying off 750 employees, 575 in Kansas

kansas.com — Cessna Aircraft and Beechcraft are laying off hundreds of employees at each company, a company official said. About 750 full-time and contract employees will be laid off, including 575 in Kansas, the company said. Cuts will take place in all areas of Beechcraft and Cessna businesses and will affect salaried and hourly employees.
Cessna; Beechcraft cutting 750, including 575 in Kansas Letter to employees, more here kansas.com/2014/04/23/341… #kansasdotcom EagleBizToday

Parade of Homes house marks Wichita builder’s 50th anniversary

kansas.com — This weekend's Spring Parade of Homes will have extra significance for one of the participating homebuilders. Nies Homes is marking its 50th year in business. It will be one of 53 builders showing 133 homes in Wichita and 11 other area cities over the next three weekends.

Kansas State likely returning to Kansas City’s Sprint Center next season for nonconference basketball game against Texas A&M

blogs.kansas.com — Kansas State will likely return to Kansas City's Sprint Center for a nonconference basketball game against Texas A&M next season. Texas A&M basketball coach Billy Kennedy told Texas radio station KZNE late Tuesday night that the Aggies have agreed to the game, according to AggieSports.com.
K-State likely returning to KC next season for nonconference basketball game against Texas A&M at Sprint Center blogs.kansas.com/kstated/?p=7952

Wichita summer school enrollment to begin

kansas.com — Enrollment for high school summer courses begins Monday in Wichita. Summer school will be offered June 2-19 at Wichita East and South high schools and through the Learning2 eSchool. The morning session is 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.; the afternoon session is noon to 4 p.m. Classes are held Monday through Thursday.