Students in the Blue Valley School District have found a novel way to soothe the stress and anxiety felt by children with autism, and they’re hoping the chairs they’ve designed can someday be produced.
Three years after almost dying from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, Jon Sestak of Lake Quivira has turned his life around. He is back up to 160 pounds, has graduated from the University of Kansas, has a new job, a stronger faith and a new dog, named Champ.
Massive budget deficits brought about by deep income tax cuts in Kansas are making Republican leaders in other states nervous about pursuing similar aggressive strategies. It’s being called the “Brownback effect.”
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year.
A few times in recent years, players from opposing teams have snapped photos of handwritten notes they received from Snyder and have posted the photos and their thanks on Twitter. The photos often go viral.
As anyone who’s received a drugstore cologne gift set well knows, even Santa Claus gets it wrong sometimes. Hence the throng of customers who flock to shopping malls soon after the holidays to exchange or return less-than-ideal presents.