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MISSION, Kan., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) When most families think of holiday cooking, they typically picture baked goods and time spent in the kitchen near the oven. This year, you can take your seasonal meal prep outdoors with cooking methods often overlooked during the winter: grilling and smoking.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its legacy as a leader in sustainable business practices, today Sprint (NYSE: S) announced new corporate environmental goals. Among them is a commitment to source 100% renewable electricity across its entire operations - all retail stores, offices, call centers, and network sites - by 2025. Sprint also re-committed to responsibly reuse or recycle 100% of electronic waste directly generated from business operations, and divert 50% of operational waste from landfills by 2025.

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LEAWOOD, Kan., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc., (the "Company" or "HRI"), a restaurant company that has developed, owns and franchises several award-winning concepts from fine dining to upscale casual, today announced that it has executed an Asset Purchase Agreement (the "Agreement") with Landry's, serving as Stalking Horse Bidder to acquire substantially all of the Company's assets, subject to higher or otherwise better offers. To facilitate the sale, HRI has initiated proceedings under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the District of Delaware (the "Court"). To support operations during the proceedings through the closing of the sale, the Company has received new financing commitments that will provide sufficient liquidity to fund the business. Franchise Restaurants will continue to operate independently and are not included in the sale or chapter 11.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced that for the third year in a row, it has been recognized with awards for outstanding mobile innovation from Mobile Breakthrough. Sprint's TREBL with Magic Box was selected as "Small Cell Technology Innovation of the Year" and the company's Sprint IoT Factory was honored as the winner of the "M2M Equipment Provider of the Year" award in the 2019 Mobile Breakthrough Awards program.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at TIP Summit 2019, Sprint (NYSE: S) announced the opening of a Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Community Lab aimed at furthering the development and deployment of OpenRAN 5G NR solutions. Located at Sprint's Kansas-city area headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., the lab is one of 12 TIP Community Labs around the world. It will host the trial and test activities of the TIP OpenRAN 5G NR Project Group co-chaired by Sprint.

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Elizabeth A. “Liz” Hansen Skinner, 49, of Sioux City, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at a local nursing facility from complications of Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy.

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AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Epiphany Dermatology, a leading dermatology company committed to improving access to exceptional dermatologic care, announced today it has expanded its national presence into Kansas through its partnership with Kansas City Dermatology.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE: S) and the 1Million Project Foundation today announced new, significant investments to support Atlanta area high school students who lack home internet access and face unnecessary challenges to do their homework and reach their full potential. Doug Michelman, president of the 1Million Project Foundation, outlined a drastic expansion of the organizations' efforts to give free devices and internet access to every eligible high schooler in the Atlanta Metro who do not have reliable broadband service at home. The program has expanded locally from two districts to seven, and nearly doubled the number of Atlanta area student participants to a total of nearly 20,000.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of hybrid colocation and mega scale data center solutions today announced the appointment of Jan Daan (J.D.) Luycks as Managing Director overseeing QTS' European operations, including the newly acquired Groningen and Eemshaven data centers in the Netherlands. The appointment supports the Company's expansion of its operations internationally, as part of its global growth strategy, while reducing execution risk in a new market and maintaining continued high-level customer support through its partnership with Zentrys Group B.V.

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KANSAS CITY, Kan., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For 31 years, a Kansas City dealership has been known as C & S Capital Corporation with Dave's Auto Sales dealerships in St. Joseph and Warrensburg, Missouri and KC Cars 4 Less in Kansas City. In a bid to make certain that one name reflects what they do, the owners bought a new domain name and changed the moniker for all locations to Complete Auto Sales. The new domain name has changed from DriveHomeHappyNow.com to www.CompleteAutos.com.

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TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kansas Department of Transportation's (KDOT) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) has successfully completed the first beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone operation using only onboard detect-and-avoid systems.

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MISSION, Kan., Nov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) The rush of the holiday season - shopping for gifts, decorating the house, hosting loved ones and other added obligations - can be challenging. Restore balance and holiday cheer by treating yourself and others who are home for the holidays to a no-fuss, relaxing dinner that feels celebratory.

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MISSION, Kan., Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) If you're among the millions of people in the United States who suffer from a chronic illness, you may use "sharps" to manage your medical condition at home or on the go. For example, many people with diabetes self-inject at least two insulin shots every day, and conditions including allergies, arthritis, cancer, infertility, migraines and psoriasis, among others, may also require the use of a sharp to administer medication.

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MISSION, Kan., Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- VinSolutions and INFINITI announce the integration between INFINITI's ICAR-X Sales app and VinSolutions Connect CRM, combining the two databases to give retailers unabridged access to key customer information from one centralized source. Through this integration INFINITI retailers now have the enhanced ability to offer a seamless online to in-store experience that clients prefer, giving INFINITI retailers a competitive edge and signaling an important milestone for the CRM as a platform pioneering the digital showroom experience.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting Nov. 8, over 130 million hard-working Americans - from employees of Fortune 1000 corporations to small business owners, from educators to military, veterans and first responders - can sign up for Sprint Perks and get more savings and more value from Sprint (NYSE: S).

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After a day full of activities and programs honoring veterans in Hiawatha and Brown County on Monday, the 25th annual Brown County Veterans dinner at the Hiawatha National Guard Armory served as a nice conclusion to the busy holiday.

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The Brown County Farm Bureau Association Board of Directors extends an invitation to all members to attend the Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21.

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The Horton City Commission met for the first time in October, and after hearing a reading of the Letter of Conditions for Phase III of the Wastewater Treatment Facility Application and Mitigation Measures, the group voted to give the go-ahead for the loan.

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Horton Police Chief Beau Hasenohr officially announced his resignation from the top post with the city's police department during the city commission meeting Monday. He has been chief for more than 18 months, and has been in law enforcement for 14 years.

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Officials at Hiawatha City hall announced Tuesday the city will be hiring an interim city administrator while they conduct a nationwide search to replace the exiting administrator, Lynne Ladner. 

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The board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Chairman Keith Olsen, Dwight A. Kruse and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present were Brown County Clerk, Melissa Gormley and Deputy County Clerk Dawn Boyles.