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LEAWOOD, Kan., Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- World-class dining, an architect-designed campus, and state-of-the-art fitness equipment are a few reasons why retirees who could live anywhere choose the Boutique Retirement Club (BRC) at Ironhorse. The independent living community in Leawood, KS hasn't missed a detail in their effort to deliver the highest quality service, space and amenities. They even have a custom mobile app designed to deliver resident members 24/7 access to community information.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced its global expansion of SD-WAN infrastructure through an expanded relationship with VMware, further complementing the Certainty? Network Design Model. With VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud gateways deployed across North America, South America, Europe and AsiaPac, Sprint's SD-WAN now covers more than 100 countries across the globe - an increase of 150% in the last year - providing better performance, quality and accessibility to Sprint's award-winning global Tier 1 wireline network.

Pottawatomie County Commissioners Monday approved purchase of a new ambulance for 2020, but balked at buying a second ambulance, as requested by the director of Emergency Medical Services.

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OLATHE, Kan., Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- North America's truck transport leader Team Drive-Away ("TDA") announced today that it has acquired the drive-away businesses of Kansas City, KS - based IXT Logistics, LLC ("IXT Logistics") as well as Kansas City, MO - based Transportation Booking Services ("TBS"). Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration for the 2020 World's Largest Swimming Lesson(TM) (#WLSL2020) is officially open. This year's event will take place Thursday, June 18, 2020. Organizers are urging aquatic facilities of all types to utilize the global, one-day event to increase awareness about the importance of learning to swim in their local communities.

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WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Car accident attorneys Corey Sucher and Jay Sizemore of Brad Pistotnik Law ® tried the case of Tiara Franklin v. Parth Amin, et al, case number 2018-CV-2555. This case was tried in Sedgwick County District Court resulting in a jury verdict on January 31st, 2020. The client suffered back and shoulder injuries. Allstate sent the client's medical records for an independent medical record review with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Johnson is a paid consultant who frequently works for Allstate. Brad Pistotnik Law ® had only been offered $15,000.00 prior to trial. The jury returned a verdict for $63,245.55 in total damages.

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MISSION, Kan., Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) One of the great myths of healthy eating is that it's expensive. Making healthier choices can actually save you money when you know how to shop smart.

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Feb. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Top Rated Local® is excited to release their annual list of the highest-rated businesses in Kansas. These businesses have been shown to have an outstanding Rating Score. The Rating Score(TM) system in Top Rated Local analyzes reviews from customers to gain better insights into the quality and service of each business as rated by the consumer.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of hybrid colocation and mega scale data center solutions, today announced it has commenced development of a new mega data center campus in Hillsboro, Or. The initial development will feature construction of a 158,000 square foot data center encompassing 85,000 square feet of leasable capacity and 27 megawatts of gross power capacity. QTS believes the 92-acre site can ultimately support the construction of five mega data centers totaling approximately 1.5 million gross square feet encompassing more than 1 million square feet of leasable capacity and more than 250 megawatts of gross power capacity.

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A U.S. Federal District Judge issued an Order on February 12, 2020, finding that Attorney Bradley A. Pistotnik produced the evidence necessary to establish that he had negotiated a $9,500,000.00 settlement on a semi-truck accident. The case resulted in quadriplegia to the victim. The Order of the Court has dismissed a Lanham Act case against Mr. Pistotnik and his firm brought by a former disgruntled employee-attorney.

MISSION, Kan., Feb. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Tantalizing taste buds with the latest in trendy foods can be a fun way to bring the whole family to the table for meals together. Combining familiar flavors with a new preparation method, for example, is one way to add flair to dinners at home.

MISSION, Kan., Feb. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) A diagnosis like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) means lifestyle changes throughout every aspect of life, including financially. IBD has many direct costs of care, like clinic visits, radiology studies, procedures and medications. There are also indirect costs such as missed work or school.

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Feb. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) announced today an agreement has been reached with Dean Foods (Dean) for the farmer-owned Cooperative to become the stalking horse bidder to acquire a substantial portion of Dean's assets and business.

Douglas Benevento, who as the leader of Region 8 of the Environmental Protection Agency is widely credited with breaking a negotiating logjam that prevented progress on the Butte Hill consent decree, has been nominated to the No. 2 position in the agency by the Trump Administration.

MANHATTAN, Kan., Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Business of Sports and Entertainment program at Kansas State University hosts the inaugural Women in the Business of Sports Conference on Friday, April 3 through Saturday, April 4, 2020, at the College of Business Building, Manhattan, KS.

COTTONWOOD FALLS, Kan. - The internet service was so bad at Citizens State Bank in Cottonwood Falls, Kan., that its computers could hardly handle a routine update from Microsoft. So not too long ago, bank vice president Matt Lindamood loaded up the PCs and drove them over to Emporia, 30 minutes away. There, he connected the desktop computers to a fiber internet connection. "What we couldn't ...

FAIRWAY, Kan., Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Metactive Medical, Inc., a medical device company developing innovative products for peripheral vascular and neurovascular diseases, announced today that it has changed its name to Artio Medical, Inc. effective immediately.