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MISSION, Kan., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) With many homeowners seeking to renovate or reshape the look of their homes, one common project stands above many others: painting. Read more

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BALDWIN CITY, Kan., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker University students and faculty began on July 1 a three-year research project at the Baker University Wetlands supported by a National Science Foundation Infrastructure Innovation for Biological Research grant. The grant will assist in the collection of tardigrades from birds and habitats.

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Deputy Torrie McGlothin of the Atchison County Sheriff’s Office is a member of the recently graduated 264th basic training class at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Yoder.

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LENEXA, Kan., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Shamrock Roofing and Construction has opened nominations for its "Roof 4 a Hero" campaign, whereby a new replacement roof will be rewarded to a veteran or active first responder (police, fire, EMT, or healthcare worker) living in the Kansas City, Missouri region.

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SHAWNEE, Kan., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- "Expect A Miracle: Understanding and Living with Autism" is the 2nd edition release of the book formerly called "Expect A Miracle: A Mother/Son Asperger Journey of Determination and Triumph" by David Petrovic and his mother Sandy. The book follows the journey and relationship between mother and son and is told from two separate viewpoints and first-person perspectives.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., a full-line, full-service industry leader in the design and manufacture of evaporative cooling towers and air-cooled heat exchangers, introduces the Marley BasinGard Filter as part of its MarleyGard Water Management and Tower Protection Tools, available for new and existing factory-assembled, crossflow cooling towers. The BasinGard Filter maintains the cooling tower's hot water basin flow by capturing mineral scale, pipe rust, fibers and debris.

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MISSION, Kan., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Many service customers struggle to pay for auto repairs out of pocket, making it difficult for dealerships to sell service recommendations in a way that maximizes fixed ops revenue. In fact, 71% of additional service recommendations and 29% of primary service lines go unsold.(1)To help increase dealer revenue per repair order and provide customers with more flexible service financing, Xtime is integrating with DigniFi to launch FlexPay, an easy-to-use payment option offered directly through the Xtime platform. With FlexPay, dealers can help boost service department revenue while making comprehensive auto repairs more affordable to customers.

The Annual Lyon County Republican Picnic was held at the residence of John and Peggy Mast, Sunday. The event was well attended and joining the festivities were former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, United States Congressman Roger Marshall, and Robert Hamilton, Republican candidates for the US Senate seat being vacated by Senator Pat Roberts, along with former Kansas Lieutenant Governor Tracy Mann, and Dr. Bill Clifford, candidates for the US House Of Representatives Big 1st District.

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Coronavirus has changed just about everything about our lives, but for our nation’s seniors, the toll of this virus has been particularly devastating. Those over 65 account for the vast majority of Americans who have died from coronavirus, with estimates indicating that eight out of 10 people in our country who have lost their lives are seniors.

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MISSION, Kan., July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) As states ease COVID-19 restrictions and people get out of the house to return to work, pets around the country may see their daily routines of hanging out with everyone come to an end.

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MISSION, Kan., July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Homeowners tackling interior upgrades often focus their attention on two of the most-used rooms the in the house: the kitchen and bathroom. Tailoring these rooms to your personal preferences may enhance your enjoyment of the space, but most experts recommend thinking long term for the biggest return on your investment.

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MISSION, Kan., July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) If you've ever noticed how thirsty you get when it's hot outside, that's because your body's natural water content evaporates more quickly in warm weather. It's not just your mouth that gets parched, however; your entire body, including your skin, can feel the impact of climbing temperatures.

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PITTSBURG, Kan., July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Inc. has selected Watco Companies to acquire the rail infrastructure assets and related equipment at six major North American sites.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' governor and its top public health official said Thursday that they worry that the state won't be able to reopen its K-12 schools for the new school year in August if it doesn't reverse a recent surge in reported coronavirus cases.

HUTCHINSON, Kan., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Data Center Inc. (DCI), the privately-owned developer of iCore360® core banking software and related digital technologies for community financial institutions nationwide, today announced that Sarah Fankhauser, DCI President and COO, has been named as the company's fifth Chief Executive Officer, and reportedly the only current female CEO among major core providers in the U.S. bank technology industry.

MISSION, Kan., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) While there are many ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, pet ownership offers a plethora of mental and physical health benefits and adds value to your quality of life. A pet can be a constant companion around the house as a snuggle buddy on the couch, a friendly face when you walk into the room and a great partner to stay active with.

On Saturday several hundred people gathered in a unity rally on the Courthouse Square to show vandalism with racial slurs will not be tolerated here and the community stands in solidarity with those affected by it.

MISSION, Kan., June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) One of the perks of working from home is more time with your pets. While it can be exciting to have your furry friends by your side all day, it's important to know how to make the day as productive and pleasant as possible for you and your pet. Mindfully incorporating your pet and his needs into your routine can allow for an efficient and successful workday with your four-legged coworker.

MISSION, Kan., June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Across the country, people are fostering and adopting furry friends more, with the number of animals in foster homes 43% higher than it was in 2019, according to 24PetWatch. With this uptick in fostering, potential pet owners are determining if they are ready and able to care for a pet permanently, and shelters are bracing for a time when these pets may be returned once people go back to work.

KANSAS CITY, Kan., June 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The VersaFlex Family of Companies ("VersaFlex") is pleased to announce Rob Pawlak as its new President. He steps in to succeed Thomas Verghese who is transitioning to pursue other ventures.

MISSION, Kan., June 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) A distinctive and unexpected ingredient like rice vinegar is an easy way to bring faraway flavors to your favorite summer dishes. This pantry staple adds an Asian-inspired flavor to recipes of all kinds, from marinades to high-end meals.

MANHATTAN, Kan., June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Baystone Government Finance announced today its completion of $3.35 million financing for the City of New York. Assistant Vice President Christina Ummel said the funds will be used to pay for 19 ambulances pressed into service at the height of the City's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

LEAWOOD, Kan., June 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueHealth, LLC, a privately held, nationally trusted digital and surgical healthcare partner announces the opening of Physicians Care Surgery Center, a joint venture partnership with Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Main Line Health and Jefferson Health and local physicians.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Planning Inc. ("Creative Planning"), one of the nation's largest Registered Investment Advisers ("RIA"), today announced the acquisition of Sunrise Advisors, an RIA firm located in Leawood, Kansas. Sunrise Advisors provides comprehensive financial planning and investment management for clients with approximately $700 million in Assets Under Management.

MISSION, Kan., June 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) If you've ever noticed how thirsty you get when it's hot outside, that's because your body's natural water content evaporates more quickly in warm weather. It's not just your mouth that gets parched, however; your entire body, including your skin, can feel the impact of climbing temperatures.

MISSION, Kan., June 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Homeowners tackling interior upgrades often focus their attention on two of the most-used rooms the in the house: the kitchen and bathroom. Tailoring these rooms to your personal preferences may enhance your enjoyment of the space, but most experts recommend thinking long term for the biggest return on your investment.

MISSION, Kan., June 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) The first thought that comes to mind when picturing grilling in the summer sun might be a perfectly cooked steak or a juicy burger, but no backyard barbecue is complete without the all-important sides and beverages that complete the meal.

WICHITA, Kan., June 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Atlas Group ("Atlas" or the "Company"), a leading supplier of complex assemblies for commercial, business and defense aerospace customers worldwide, announced today that Jim McMullen, formerly Chief Operating Officer of Atlas, has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

OLATHE, Kan., June 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 35(th) year of honoring the nation's most elite high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Jony Munoz of Olathe West High School in Olathe, Kan. is the 2019-20 Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Munoz won the prestigious award for his accomplishments on and off the field, joining an impressive group of former Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year winners who have combined for 11 National Championships and 12 became MLS first round draft picks.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- New Directions Behavioral Health today announced the launch of WellConnect Teens, a student assistance program for high school students. Now available nationally for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, the program offers students access to short-term online therapy, web and mobile-based self-management tools and student/life resources through a dedicated teen line.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) today announced that the Company will issue its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 after market close on Monday, July 27, 2020. The Company will conduct a conference call and webcast on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. Central Time / 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The dial-in number for the conference call is (877) 883-0383 (U.S.) or (412) 902-6506 (International). The participant entry number is 3464888# and callers are asked to dial in ten minutes prior to start time. A link to the live broadcast and the replay will be available on the Company's website (www.qtsdatacenters.com) under the Investors tab.

BALDWIN CITY, Kan., June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Narbeli Galindo, an expert in global entrepreneurship with more than 20 years' experience promoting Kansas City's economic development, has been appointed to the William Everett and Mary Ellen Mealman Endowed Chair of Business Leadership and Innovation at Baker University. She begins her new role on Aug. 1 at the Baldwin City campus.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Analytics, the leader in measuring, managing and monitoring health plan network performance, today announced the release of Quest Enterprise Services (QES), the first and only platform to enable the health plan community to demonstrably improve compliance with federal and state network adequacy and directory accuracy regulations, reduce the likelihood of surprise billing, and, in the process, substantially improve the health plan member experience.

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