Kansas News

Orndorff Joins IMA Financial Group as Senior VP, Human Resources

The IMA Financial Group Inc., headquartered in Wichita, Kan., announced that Kyle Orndorff has returned to the company as senior vice president of human resources. Based in IMA’s Wichita office, Orndorff will oversee all human resources functions throughout IMA’s offices …

Pim Aviation Insurance Becomes Newest Division of Kansas-Based IMA

Wichita, Kan.-based retail insurance broker, IMA Inc., announced it has created a new aviation practice in partnership with PIM Aviation Insurance. PIM Aviation Insurance, a division of IMA, will be led by Timothy K. Bonnell Sr. as the director of …

Tyson Foods Fined $147K for Safety Violations at Kansas Plant

Tyson Foods Inc. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for four workplace safety violations at the Hutchinson, Kan., prepared foods manufacturing plant after a worker’s hand was severed by an unguarded conveyor …

Quake Reported in South-Central Kansas

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake hit south-central Kansas on Dec. 16, rattling windows and doors, but causing no reported damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey initially reported the earthquake that hit about 9 a.m. to be a magnitude 4.2 but …

ACE USA Appoints Springer as Kansas City Branch Manager

ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail insurance operations of ACE Group, has appointed Kimberly Springer as branch manager of its Kansas City branch office. Springer will work closely with insurance brokers and clients in the states of Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska …

Some Flood Insurance Rates to Rise in Kansas’ Douglas County

Some property owners in Douglas County, Kansas, could soon pay more for federal insurance. The federal government’s decision to phase out subsidized insurance in special flood hazard areas will increase costs for 168 property owners in Douglas County. Most of …

Post-Hailstorm Roofing Permits in Kansas Town Return to Normal

A surge in demand for roofing permits that began in Hutchinson, Kan., after a July 23 hailstorm appears to be coming to an end. Nearly 2,000 new roofs, with a value of just under $24 million, have been installed since …

Kansas’ Douglas County to Get Flood Insurance Update

Commissioners in Douglas County, Kansas, will hear a presentation about the impact of changes taking effect next year in the National Flood Insurance Program. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the changes could affect the premiums paid by some property owners in the …

Combined Agents of America Expands in Kansas with New Member

Combined Agents of America LLC (CAA) has added a new member agency, Kansas-based Fouts, Davidson, Burks Agency LLC. CAA now has 53 insurance agency members. Fouts, Davidson, Burks Agency LLC. is a family owned and operated insurance agency with offices …

Former Kansas Player Sues NCAA Over Head Trauma

Former Kansas fullback Christopher Powell alleges in a lawsuit that the NCAA failed to adequately protect athletes from head trauma. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that the suit was filed this week in the in the U.S. District Court for Western …