Quality Structures, Inc., is hosting an open house through today for the opening of its sixth branch office at 105B South Main St. in Ingalls.

Quality Structures, Inc., has selected Bruce Guy, Garden City, to open the company's newest location. Guy said he elected to put down roots in Ingalls to better serve and meet the demands of the customers living in western Kansas and surrounding areas.

Forty percent of QSI's business is for agricultural use, 40 percent for suburban, 10 percent for residential, and 10 percent is split between commercial and equestrian use. QSI services Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri.

Every QSI building is engineered to withstand 90 mph wind shear and a 20-pound roof snow load.

Baccus to retire from Farm Bureau

MANHATTAN (AP) The president of Kansas Farm Bureau plans to retire later this year after 12 years in the post.

Ottawa County farmer Steve Baccus has led the Manhattan-based organization since 2002. He served as vice president for five years before that.

Baccus announced Tuesday that he will retire on Dec. 3. In a news release, he said he and his wife have decided the time is right for him to step down.

Baccus is a former president of Ottawa County Farm Bureau. He and his family were named Kansas Farm Bureau's District Farm Family of the Year in 1996.

He was elected in 2004 to the board of the American Farm Bureau Federation, helping set policy for the agriculture advocacy group.

Lundeen Joins Sunflower Electric

Wesley Lundeen has joined Sunflower Electric Power Corp. as a Mechanic I at Holcomb Station. He joined the company on March 10. He will install, troubleshoot, clean, inspect and maintain all generation related mechanical components and equipment.