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The Hutchinson News logo The Hutchinson News 7/30/2021 John Green, The Hutchinson News
a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Chris Roy © Courtesy Chris Roy

The Reno County Commission recognized Reno County Sheriff Deputy Shelly Rasor and Capt. Levi Blumanhourst last week for their efforts in providing aid to a man who collapsed at the Reno County Courthouse the week before.

Rasor began CPR on the man who had no pulse. Blumanhourst retrieved an AED, which initially advised to continue CPR and eventually shocked the man, according to details provided by County Commissioner Daniel Friesen. EMS arrived and took the patient to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. The man was reportedly recovering at his home in Kansas City.

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Summit Surgical has added Chris Roy as a Business Development Executive.

An athletic trainer by education, with a degree from Wichita State University and graduate work at Texas State University in San Marcos, Roy has provided athletic training services for various colleges, high schools, and professional teams over his career.

He has also worked with a multi-site orthopedic practice in Wichita over the last 12 years, with the last two focused on business development.

“We are excited to add Chris’ energy and expertise to our team at Summit Surgical,” said Randy Roatch, CEO of Summit Surgical. “He is looking forward to connecting with and serving our community’s health needs.”

For more information or to schedule a consultation with Summit Surgical, go to www.summitks.com or call (620) 662-6000.

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a man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Rex Meek © Courtesy Rex Meek

LARNED – The new facilities director at The University of Kansas Health System Pawnee Valley Campus was drawn to the hospital when he walked in the door.

Rex Meek said he “really fell in love with the place. It is a beautiful hospital with great, friendly people. I like the smaller-town atmosphere and this is such a quality facility. I am grateful for this opportunity to help Pawnee Valley Campus grow and maintain its solid reputation in our community.”

Meek is responsible for design, construction, and maintenance at the hospital and Pawnee Valley Medical Associates. That includes managing the facilities budget, keeping up with long-term plans, day-to-day upkeep and preventive maintenance.

Meek brings 20 years of experience in the electric and mechanical fields and 10 years in hospital maintenance and management to the job

Previously, he was facility director at The University of Kansas Health System Great Bend Campus.

Meek is a graduate of Claflin High School and Manhattan Area Technical College.

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a person wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Kay Quinn © Courtesy Kay Quinn

LINDSBORG – The Lindsborg Old Mill and Swedish Heritage Museum announced it hired Kay Quinn as its new executive director, effective in mid-August. 

Ownership of the historical attraction, formerly known as the McPherson County Old Mill Museum, will transfer in early August from McPherson County to a private non-profit organization whose mission will be to focus on the Swedish heritage and pioneering innovations of the region.

A staff of four and a board of directors will lead the newly-organized entity.

Quinn is a marketing and fundraising professional with more than 30 years of experience in growing and leading organizations in Kansas and the Southeast.

She served most recently in a dual role for the City of Salina, as development coordinator for the Smoky Hill Museum, also handling all marketing and branding and some fundraising for the nationally known Smoky Hill River Festival.

A fourth-generation Kansan whose family has farmed and ranched in Ottawa County since 1858, Quinn also has worked in Manhattan and Topeka.

She lived in Gainesville, Florida, for 21 years, helping lead the Florida Magazine Association and serving as the founding editor for the national publication Student Leader. During her time in Florida, Quinn also owned a boutique public-relations firm, Morgan & Quinn, handling clients including book authors, art galleries, public speakers, and others. 

A graduate of K-State, she also studied at Kansas Wesleyan University and the graduate level at the University of Florida. While in the South, she traveled to Central and South America, the Caribbean and Mexico, and is conversant in Spanish, French, and other languages.

"We are fortunate to have Kay Quinn to lead this experienced team, as the museum positions itself as a key player in the community, county, and region,” said Board Chairman Les Sperling. “We look forward to helping the staff work cohesively and to set and share its goals.”

For more information on the Lindsborg Old Mill and Swedish Heritage Museum, call 785-227-3595 or visit its Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/oldmillmuseumlindsborg.

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GREAT BEND – When Susan Williams started her new job at Renue Salon, Spa & Fashion Boutique recently, she knew one of her goals was to help the stylists with anything they need.

That's because as salon and retail coordinator, Williams understands that if she supports the staff, clients will benefit.

“I want to make it easier for stylists to schedule appointments and communicate with their clients,” said Williams, a long-time Great Bend resident. “Making their lives easier results in personal relationships between Renue and our clientele.

Another goal is to enhance marketing efforts in traditional and social media, Williams said.

Williams is originally from Pratt and moved to Great Bend when she was 2 years old. She is a Stillwater (Ok.) High School graduate and earned an associate’s degree in vocal performance at Northern Oklahoma College. She and her husband have one daughter who lives in Hoisington.

Renue, 1419 Main, offers all hair-care treatments; facials; manicures and pedicures; nail polishes; body wraps; hot-stone and deep-tissue massages; two tanning beds; waxing; infra-red sauna; and event room.

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GARDEN CITY – The City of Garden City has named Trent Maxwell the next Neighborhood & Development Services Director.

Maxwell joined the city full-time as the City’s Chief Building Official in 2020 and worked as a contracted commercial plan reviewer before that while also serving the City of Hutchinson as their Chief Building Official.

Maxwell will fill the post vacated by Carol Davidson, who resigned in April 2021 and accepted a position with the City of St. George, Utah.

The City conducted a nationwide search to fill the position.

Neighborhood & Development Services includes oversight of the staff and contracted services that make up the City of Garden City’s planning, environmental code, building code, engineering, and project management divisions. The department also provides contracted planning and building code services for the City of Holcomb and Finney County.

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