Day: December 11, 2017

Burger appointed as new Cowley College trustee without discussion

The Cowley College Board of Trustees voted 5-0 on Dec. 11 to appoint Nancy Burger, of Winfield, to fill Sid Regnier’s vacant seat. This decision was made without any discussion of either applicant. The appointment of a new trustee was not listed on the agenda provided to media prior to the meeting. Chairman Bob Juden was absent from the meeting due to illness. Burger also was not in attendance. In other business, trustee JoLynn Foster was selected to replace Juden as board chair in 2018. Check back later for more coverage of this meeting. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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When actor, Avenger meet: Evans proves mettle in comforting bullied teen

Some actors take a role and shed it at the end of the day. Others seem to embody the character throughout filming, creating a myth the swirls around these “character actors.” Chris Evans has played a lot of characters throughout his career, including two superheroes, Johnny “Human Torch” Storm in “Fantastic Four” (2005) and, most notably, Steve “Captain America” Rogers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Evans has portrayed Rogers for more than six years. As time rolls on, he seems to take on more and more of the star-spangled man’s persona. This was on full display last weekend when a video started circling around social media. The video of a Knoxville, Tennessee, boy — Keaton Jones — was posted online. In it, he talks about the effects of bullying. Jones obviously is distressed in the video. What the bullies at his school allegedly did to him — and others, as well — is just horrible. But what is unusual about this story is what happened after the video was posted. Messages of support started pouring in form all corners, including many college and professional athletes, and some came from other celebrities, including none other than Chris Evans. Stay strong, Keaton. Don’t let them make you turn cold. I promise it gets better. While those punks at your school are deciding what kind of people they want to be in...

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KanPak starts new 200,000-square-foot warehouse, distribution facility

KanPak U.S., a leading supplier of beverages and desserts using aseptic processing technology, recently announced the development of a new 200,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility in Goff Industrial Park in north Arkansas City. The state-of-the-art facility is expected to open in the third quarter of 2018. The new $10.3 million facility will add 20 new jobs to the local economy, while retaining another six positions. The distribution center and warehouse will incorporate sustainable technologies, such as LED lights with sensors, and be located only a few miles away from KanPak’s manufacturing location. “Whenever a company like KanPak chooses to expand operations in Kansas, it reflects highly on our workforce, our pro-business policies, and our status as the center for warehousing and distribution in the U.S.,” said Interim Kansas Commerce Secretary Nick Jordan. “We thank KanPak for their commitment to creating new jobs in Kansas, and we look forward to the company’s success in the future.” “The decision to develop this new distribution center and warehouse in Kansas was an easy one,” said Shane Solberg, general manager for KanPak in Arkansas City. “The proximity of Goff Industrial Park to KanPak’s manufacturing location will enhance KanPak’s ability to provide superior service to our valued customers. We’re excited to be a part of this growing area and to be a contributing member of this community. The state, the county and the city...

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