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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Traditional family activities like trick-or-treating create fun moments and memories, but the effects of COVID-19 on this Halloween will bring about change for the spooky excitement.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Cooler weather calls for comfort foods, and it's hard to top soups, risottos and strata for heartwarming dishes to share with the family on chilly days.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Concorde Career Colleges, a national leader in health care education with 16 campuses in eight states, has named Jami Frazier as CEO. Frazier has been a Concorde executive for 13 years, previously serving as President and COO.

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WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE: SPR) announced today an expansion of its aftermarket footprint in Asia through a multi-year partnership with Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation (EGAT) and a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) customer agreement with EVA Air for 777 GE90 nacelles. EGAT, an award-winning aircraft MRO facility based in Taiwan, is highly proficient in airframe component and composite repairs. The agreements position Spirit for growth and significantly reduce MRO costs for passenger and freight carriers in the region by keeping repairs local.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) today announced that its subsidiaries, QualityTech, LP and QTS Finance Corporation (the "Issuers"), have upsized and priced their private offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2028 (the "Notes"). The offering was upsized from the previously announced $400 million aggregate principal amount. The Notes will have an interest rate of 3.875% per annum and will be issued at a price equal to 100% of their face value. The Notes will mature on October 1, 2028.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) today announced that its subsidiaries, QualityTech, LP and QTS Finance Corporation (the "Issuers"), intend to offer $400 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2028 (the "Notes") in a private offering, subject to market and other conditions. The net proceeds from the offering are expected to be used to repay a portion of the amount outstanding under QTS' unsecured revolving credit facility. Subsequently, QTS intends to use the corresponding availability under its unsecured revolving credit facility, along with additional borrowings thereunder or other available cash or forward equity proceeds, to fund the redemption of, and satisfy and discharge the indenture pursuant to which the Issuers issued, their outstanding 4.750% Senior Notes due 2025 (the "2025 Senior Notes").

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TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In just a short four years, AE Wealth Management (AEWM), headquartered in Topeka, Kansas, has managed to rise in the ranks of top Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firms by earning the number 10 spot in Financial Advisor (FA) magazine's "RIA Survey and Ranking 2020 Top 50 Fastest Growing Firms," and number 7 spot in RIA Channel's "Top 100 Wealth Managers." In addition, AEWM is listed 37(th) overall in FA's "2020 RIA Ranking."

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LENEXA, Kan., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- City Wide, the nation's leading management company in the building maintenance industry, has finalized a rebrand in advance of its upcoming 60-year anniversary. The brand has changed its name from City Wide Maintenance to City Wide Facility Solutions and updated its logo and branding.

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WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Juniper Payments, the innovative team driving domestic and international payment solutions for more than 3,500 banks and credit unions throughout the US, announces major enhancements to their real-time, cloud based, wire platform. The enhanced JuniFunds provides a wire solution designed to replace legacy systems, available to new clients of any size as well as exciting expanded integration and processing options to its existing customers.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are spending more time at home. That increased time indoors also comes with increased risks for fires, carbon monoxide poisoning and more. As families consider hybrid and home school schedules this year, use these four tips from the experts at Carrier to create a healthier home and get children involved in learning more about home safety and their environment. Learn more at corporate.carrier.com/healthyhomes.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) While this autumn season will likely look different than years past, wholesome meals celebrating fall flavors provide something to look forward to. Eating foods like walnuts, colorful fruits and vegetables, and whole grains can be a solution for improving overall well-being in an enjoyable, delicious way.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) According to the "Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior," studies have proven that eating meals together as a family can improve communication and relationships, which is especially important during times of uncertainty and life's more difficult moments. Great-tasting foods like pork and pulses can be combined to bring families together with quality nutrition, which helps bodies survive and thrive.

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MISSION, Kan., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) The seemingly constant rush of hectic school days and nights often leaves busy families feeling like there's no time for a homemade meal around the table. However, taking shortcuts that don't skip out on quality can mean more time together enjoying flavorful dishes without spending hours in the kitchen.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dipti Talaulikar, MBBS, PhD, a clinician and researcher with extensive involvement in hematology, has joined George Clinical, a global scientifically-backed clinical research organization, as a member of the organization's scientific leadership.

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to no longer include travel to Aruba and to also remove mandatory quarantine following attendance at out-of-state mass gatherings of 500 or more provided people wear masks and maintain soci…

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TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) has launched a new Business PPE Stopgap program, which provides personal protective equipment (PPE) to businesses experiencing delays in purchased equipment.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is Sept. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing cos…

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The Kansas Department for Children and Families announced that EBT Online has been fully implemented, and Kansas food assistance recipients now have the option of purchasing groceries online using a Kansas Benefits Card, also known as an EBT card, at Amazon and Walmart.

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MANHATTAN — The Kansas Department of Agriculture is excited to announce they are now accepting nominations for the first ever Kansas Agriculture Heroes Program. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kansas farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses have performed essential functions to ke…

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TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list. Florida as well as those countries with a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice with restrictions remain, but Arizona, Bahrain and French Guiana are removed effective today. Those traveli…

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TOPEKA — Governor Laura Kelly today announced that her administration, and officials with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, recommend that most local communities again do not move into Phase Out of “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas” at this time, and instead stay in Phase 3.

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TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) has been working with a team of specialists from Accenture for just over two weeks as they provide operational and technological assessments to improve the delivery of unemployment services.

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, along with local public health, is encouraging people who are attending sporting tournaments to exercise appropriate prevention measures for COVID-19 as clusters are beginning to develop and potential exposures have occurred.

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TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly directed the Kansas Department of Revenue to begin phasing in the availability of drive tests. To start administering these tests, steps had to be taken to ensure the health and well-being of all who interact with the Kansas Department of Revenue offices.

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TOPEKA — Governor Laura Kelly announced that her administration, as well as officials with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, recommend that communities do not move into Phase Out of “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas,” which was originally planned to begin June 22, and instead…

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The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020. In…

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TOPEKA – Major technology companies must take responsibility for the rapid proliferation of apps that claim to help contain the spread of COVID-19 through ‘contact tracing’ but that in fact may put consumers’ personal information at risk, Attorney General Derek Schmidt has told Google and Apple.

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One of the main roads through Hiawatha that has been periodically closed for construction the past 18 months is set to reopen Friday morning.

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The Horton City Commission met earlier this month, and one topic of discussion was local free food programs. Commissioner Wade Edwards voiced his concerns about the programs potentially shutting down the local grocery store.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening and heard from Hiawatha Chamber and Visitors Bureau’s board president Kate Miller regarding the group’s plans for the annual Halloween Frolic.

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The USD 430 School Board met on Monday evening and ratified a negotiated agreement with staff. A $0.25 raise was approved for all classified staff, while a 2% increase passed for the district’s 5 administration staff members, while principals and the Curriculum Director were moved to 12-mont…

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The Horton City Commission met last month, and the group voted to approve a 2021 budget with a mill levy of 67.787. Commissioner Edwards noted that the levy has not been raised since 2019, when it increased just 0.021 mills.

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A vehicle said by authorities to have been traveling at a high rate of speed on a side road off U.S. Highway 36 crashed into a ditch on early Sunday morning, killing one of the five teenage occupants, all of whom are from Hiawatha. 

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The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Chairman Dwight A. Kruse, Keith Olsen, and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present was Brown County Clerk Melissa Gormley. County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting. Dwight …

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Hiawatha Municipal Court actions for the month of September 2020, Ted Collins, Judge. Fines listed (except seatbelt violations) are in addition to court costs of $100.00 on each case.