March 30, 2015

KS private sector growth surpasses expectations

Updated numbers released earlier this month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) confirm strong private sector job growth in Kansas.
These most-current numbers are revised and benchmarked for calendar year 2014 and show Kansas second in the region for …

KCMO ranks low in public-spending investments

Kansas City, Mo., is one of the worst run cities in America, according to an in-depth analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance and social networking website.
Using three key metrics, the website’s analysts identified cities that are spending taxpayer dollars …

Engagement

Willis - Davis

Willis – Davis

Lynette Willis and Chuck Willis, of Spring Hill, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marin Foster Willis to Andrew Michael Davis, son of Mike and Wendy Davis of Tampa.
Marin is a 2011 graduate …

Fire marshal dog up for hero award

Tana, one of the Office of the State Fire Marshals’ two arson dogs, has once again been nominated for the Hero Dog Awards by the American Humane Association. Tana’s sharp senses and tedious training have contributed to putting several arsonists …

Scholarship contest announced

Kansas Securities Commissioner Josh Ney announced the opening of the 2015 Financial Scholars Video Contest last week, which will run through April 21.

He said his office is looking for original persuasive, TED-talk style video essays conveying the value of …

Legislative assists

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Chase Kellogg, Rep. Bill Sutton, Ashlee Pratt and Luis Murillo, all of Gardner, pose with Gov. Sam Brownback on Feb. 26. The three students served as pages for Rep. Bill Sutton.…

Votes needed for photo contest

Get your votes in for the 2015 Kansas Hometown Showdown photo contest. Gardner’s aquatic photo has made it to the second round along with 30 other cities, so we need your votes to win! The winning city photo will be …

Kansas boasts record-setting number of new businesses

Gov. Sam Brownback last week commended the record-setting 15,780 new Kansas businesses established in 2014. The number of new domestic entities filed has increased every year since Brownback entered office. Figures were released Feb. 17 by the Secretary of State’s …

Committee seeks locale for transload facility

An advisory committee has begun the process of developing criteria to be used in evaluating potential Kansas sites for a transload shipping center.
The Transload Facility Site Analysis Advisory Committee had its initial meeting last week with national consultant HDR …

Program encourages Kansans to strength train

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Does the expression “strength training” conjure visions of hulky guys lifting weights or women with no body fat whatsoever working out on complex equipment? The idea of strength training can be intimidating, but it shouldn’t be, according …