Tour de Ted Bikes Through Ellis County

The Hays location is one of the first 15 Edward Jones offices connected by a telegraph wire stretching from Colorado to Saint Louis in the early days of the financial investment firm.  Ted Jones, the firm’s second managing partner, had the vision for serving clients in rural communities.

To commemorate Jones, who died of cancer more than 20 years ago, the firm inaugurated “Tour de Ted,” a multi-state bicycle ride tracing the path of that original telegraph line.

Along the way, the participants are raising money to help fight cancer.

At a luncheon Wednesday before the group took off again, oversize checks were presented to represent donations of $10,000 to both the Kansas State University Johnson Cancer Research Center and to the University of Kansas Cancer Center.

Darrel Seibel was also recognized for his 50 years with Edward Jones.  The Hays office was the second Edward Jones location in Kansas.

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