Ryan Scheck has joined the staff of certified public accounting firm Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball. He joined Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball in 2012 and has worked as an intern and a part-time staff accountant. Now a full-time staff accountant, he will be responsible for preparing tax returns, assisting with audit functions, and preparing and maintaining financial data and records for clients. Scheck graduated magna cum laude in May from Fort Hays State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in accounting.
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The National Biodiesel Board recently recognized Harold Kraus, Hays, for his efforts in advancing the biodiesel industry. Kraus has served as the primary representative for the Topeka-based Kansas Soybean Commission on the NBB for 12 years and is retiring from the position. NBB presented Kraus with a Friend of Biodiesel award June 11 at a membership meeting in Washington. The National Biodiesel Board is the national trade association representing America's first advanced biofuel.
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Six attorneys weren awarded the Kansas Bar Association Outstanding Service Awards at the KBA annual meeting June 21 in Wichita. Among the honorees is Colby's Calvin K. Williams. Williams is a solo practitioner in Colby, where his practice is limited to criminal defense. He serves as a commissioner for Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program, chairman of the KALAP Foundation, and is president of the KBA Solo and Small Firm Section. Williams is a 1978 graduate of Washburn University School of Law. The Outstanding Service Awards are given for the purpose of recognizing lawyers and judges for service to the legal profession and/or the Kansas Bar Association and for recognizing non-lawyers for especially meritorious deeds or service that significantly advance the administration of justice or the goals of the legal profession or the KBA. The KBA also recognized Charlene K. Brubaker, Hays, for 25 years of practicing law in Kansas and Gary E. Cooper, Colby, for 50 years in practice.
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City of Hays employee Eamonn Coveney has earned certification to become a geographic information systems professional. The designation required significant preparation, reference, and lab and field work.
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Brenda Kitchen has been named Hays city clerk and assumed the role earlier this month. Kitchen formerly was deputy city clerk and has been with the clerk's office since 1980. Her predecessor, Doris Wing, retired after 47 years of employment with the city.
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Hays Home Depot recently announced June associate of the month winners: Pete Rohleder, sales; Kurtis Hass, operations; Kourtney Herkelman, cashier; Scott Gugler, student; and Brett Longnecker, department head.
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