Regional News


Kehoe Appointed Lieutenant Governor

Governor Mike Parson has appointed Mike Kehoe (R) as the new Lieutenant Governor of the State of Missouri.  In the press release from the office of the Governor, Parson said, "The Lieutenant Governor position is an important position, not just… more

Former Hallmark Exec Appointed to State Board of Education

Carol Hallquist, the former President of the Hallmark Corporate Foundation and founder of PrincipalsConnect, has been appointed to the Missouri State Board of Education by Governor Mike Parson.  She will be joined by fellow new-appointee, Peter Herschend, who is the… more

C2FO to Partner, Collaborate with Kansas State

Leawood-based C2FO is partnering directly with Kansas State University’s college of engineering to both help develop the computer science department and create a potential pipeline of trained employees in the future.  Created by Sandy Kemper, a member of both the… more

Taber Named Next Provost and VP of KSU

Kansas State University President Richard Meyers today named Charles Taber as the next provost and vice president of the university.  Taber will replace April Mason who currently holds that same position.  “I am looking forward to working with the leadership… more

KCUMB Breaks Ground on Med-Ed Building

With the skyline of Kansas City rising up behind them, Kansas City University leaders and donors broke ground today on a $33 million project. The Center for Medical Education Innovation building, or CMEI, has been in the works since 2015,… more

Former Teacher Donates Millions to KU

The University of Kansas just received a $7.4 million estate gift to benefit students majoring in the arts, humanities and education.  And they got that gift, from a retired teacher. Lavon Brosseau, of Concordia, died in 2016 at the age of… more

Kemper’s Retirement Shakes Up Commerce Bank Leadership

Commerce Bancshares Vice Chairman Jonathan Kemper is set to retire from the company at the end of July, according to a press release sent out by the company.  Kemper will end his day-to-day activities in that role on July 31st.… more

Fed Proposal Would Ease Volcker Rule Restrictions

The Federal Reserve just took a huge step forward in rolling back some restrictions of the Volcker Rule.  As part of the Dodd-Frank legislation in 2010, the Volcker Rule was a response to the financial collapse of 2008 and designed… more

Citizen Rights vs. Employer Rules

Actress Roseanne Barr's Twitter tirade on Tuesday morning ended up costing her more than just a publicity black eye.  The Walt Disney ABC network canceled the revamp of Roseanne in response to the actress' comments about former President Obama aide Valerie… more

Twitter Ruling Blurs the Line of Public and Private

It's hard to escape the world of social media in 2018.  Your business undoubtedly uses it for marketing or news releases, your family uses it for fun and to be informed and your employees use it in the same way. … more