Four Local Employers Nominated For Freedom Award

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Four area employers are being recognized for their support of Guardsmen and Reservists.

Heartland Crop Insurance and Frito-Lay of Topeka as well as MDV Nash Finch of Junction City and Warren Road Child Development Center of Fort Riley were all nominated for this year's Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

More than 2,800 nominations were received nationwide.

Award recipients are recognized for going to extraordinary lengths for Guardsmen and Reservists.

Semifinalists for the award will be announced later this spring. To view an entire list of nominations, visit, or click the link below.