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The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley conducted a virtual Memorial Day observance Monday from the post cemetery. The public was able to watch the ceremony on multiple social media pages.

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MISSION, Kan., May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Whipping up a fresh cooked meal is one of the true joys of summer, especially when grilled grub is paired with tantalizing sides and tempting desserts.

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Conferring on Thursday and Friday for an unprecedented 24-hour working session to finish its business for the year, the Kansas Legislature enacted measures that met some goals advanced by local lawmakers, while others faltered.

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MISSION, Kan., May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Award-winning renovation projects aren't just a way to identify top-notch contractors, they're a chance for homeowners to gather ideas and learn from other home improvement success stories.

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MISSION, Kan., May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Once their service ends, veterans often expect to start a new career. In many cases, the same skills and characteristics that helped make them successful in the military, such as ambition and a drive to succeed, make veterans uniquely suited for entrepreneurial endeavors like business ownership.

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MISSION, Kan., May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) If spending more time at home than usual has you reaching for snacks more often, keep some quick, flavorful options on-hand to help fuel you and your family throughout the day when hunger pangs strike.

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DALLAS, May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Istation, a leader in educational technology, has met the requirements from the state of Kansas to assess and identify dyslexia and other learning difficulties for early-screening purposes using Istation's Indicators of Progress Early Reading (ISIP(TM) ER).

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of hybrid colocation and mega scale data center solutions, today announced an expanded hybrid colocation services agreement with Abacus Solutions (Abacus), one of the world's largest AS/400-focused platform-as-a-service providers and an IBM i marked managed service cloud provider.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Analytics, the leader in measuring, managing and monitoring health plan network performance, announced today that it has named Steve Levin as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Steve brings more than two decades of experience working with providers, health plans and health systems in the use of data and advanced analytics to improve healthcare, initially as a management consultant, then as founder and CEO of a pioneering predictive analytics company, and most recently as head of strategy and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) for a leading revenue cycle technology platform.

WICHITA, Kan., May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Koch Engineered Solutions (KES), a unit of Koch Industries Inc., today announced it has acquired a majority stake in DarkVision Technologies Inc. (DarkVision) in the first step towards developing a broad asset integrity platform within KES. In conjunction with the acquisition, KES has also made a significant growth equity investment in DarkVision to fund future growth, R&D and expansion. DarkVision is an early stage industrial acoustic imaging company.

MISSION, Kan., May 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Surging spring temperatures can bring volatility that translates into major weather events. The 2020 storm season could see above-average probability for major hurricanes hitting the United States coastline and the Caribbean, according to the annual Colorado State Tropical Meteorology Forecast.

MISSION, Kan., May 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) As families spend more time at home, Americans are finding comfort in a surprising source: bread. In fact, a 20-year trend of declining grain food consumption has been reversed.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Boost Mobile today announced its '$1 Million Sweepstakes,' sponsored by Motorola. For a limited time, customers will have an opportunity to enter this once-in-a-lifetime Sweepstakes and one might walk away with $1 million by purchasing an eligible Motorola device.

OSWEGO — Labette County will stick to the restrictions in Gov. Laura Kelly’s revised plan for reopening the state’s economy.

Mayor Usha Reddi announced Thursday that she is suspending her U.S. Senate campaign to replace the retiring Pat Roberts because she wants to focus on pandemic-recovery efforts.

MISSION, Kan., May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) With the majority of schools across the country closed, many parents are feeling the stress of taking more active roles in their children's education. As time away from the classroom extends into summer, parents also face the challenge of helping their children maintain what they've learned through a summer of uncertainty.

MISSION, Kan., May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) After a heart attack or stroke, as many as 1 in 4 survivors will have another one. However, lifestyle changes and working closely with your doctor to manage your health may minimize the risk of a repeat event. Sticking to secondary prevention routines - by eating healthy, being active and taking medications as prescribed - is important as cases of COVID-19 increase.

HUTCHINSON, Kan., May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Data Center Inc. (DCI), the privately-owned developer of iCore360® core banking software and related digital technologies for community financial institutions nationwide, has promoted Paul Jones to Vice President, Professional Services, assuming the senior management of core bank software conversions, implementations and professional services.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of hybrid colocation and mega scale data center solutions, today announced it has been selected as a qualified partner of the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program. QTS has obtained certification for NVIDIA's program that enables customers to rapidly deploy their AI projects in a NVIDIA DGX certified data center environment.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Onspring, a leading intelligent automation and real-time reporting platform that provides cloud-based solutions for risk and vendor management and internal audit, announces the launch of its newest no-code software solution: IT Service Management (ITSM). Onspring's newest solution of robust automation capabilities is built to save time and money while mitigating risk for IT service departments. This debut is the latest industry-specific tool in the company's business automation suite of solutions.

It is anyone’s guess what the consequences will be from the unimaginable deficits the national government is creating to help people and businesses get through the coronavirus pandemic. Not since World War II, when our survival was at stake, have we spent this kind of money. This time things may be a little bit different, though. Technology was already replacing a lot of jobs, and with people who are still employed able to work from home because of it, we may see the cascading effect as office jobs and offices in buildings are replaced through all sorts of artificial intelligence.

MISSION, Kan., May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Health and environmental concerns convince many people they should rethink their diets.

ALMA, Kan., May 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alma Foods, LLC announced that it reopened on Friday, May 8, following a brief, voluntary closure. During the pause in operations, additional enhanced safety procedures were implemented including deep cleaning of high-touch areas, reconfiguration of common areas and workstations, revised shift scheduling, new guidelines on carpooling and more extensive social distancing measures throughout the facility. Alma Foods will be moving forward with a phased reopening plan that meets or exceeds CDC and OSHA guidelines, outlines procedures for continued team member safety and raises the bar on best practices in the food industry. The company had decided to voluntarily close due to the small size of the plant and staffing availability due to some community issues with COVID-19.

MISSION, Kan., May 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) One of the simplest ways to make meals tastier and more nutritious: just add mushrooms. You can multiply the flavor and nutrients like vitamin D and selenium by adding them to tacos, pasta, burgers and more. Find recipes and cooking tips at mushroomcouncil.com.

MISSION, Kan., May 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Celebrating groundbreaking moments from six decades of the birth control pill empowering women to prevent pregnancy on their own terms.

PITTSBURG, Kan., May 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Teaching and learning look different right now for educators and students across the globe. Resources, newfound methods, and much adaptability and innovation have been evidenced in the past weeks. And they continue to be seen. In this uncommon experience, we believe engaging educational opportunities are still critical. Pitsco's new STEM Boxes, suited for K-12 learners, each provide 15 activities and hours of hands-on, minds-on experiences.

Manhattan city commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a $2.1 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for the Manhattan Regional Airport to provide economic relief during the coronavirus pandemic.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS), a leading provider of software-defined and mega scale data center solutions, announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized quarterly cash dividends for common and preferred stock for the second quarter of 2020.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- New Directions Behavioral Health, which supports millions of individuals and families with mental health and substance use services, is stepping up to help those in need of emotional support during the current coronavirus pandemic.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Intouch Group, a full-service agency network serving the pharmaceutical industry, announced a new partnership today with Heart to Heart International (HHI), a global humanitarian organization focused on improving access to healthcare services. Intouch is donating more than $100,000 to HHI programs focused on preventing the spread of COVID-19, including infection prevention and control training and hygiene kits.