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Home inventory list can help avoid a headache in 2018

TOPEKA – When it comes to preparing for a disaster, AAA Kansas says, most people forget one very important thing: a home inventory. According to the Insurance Information Institute, only half of homeowners have an inventory of the possessions they'd want their insurance company to replace in case of a fire, theft or other disaster.

January 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business


Top local scams

In 2015, BBB launched Scam Tracker, an online interactive tool through which consumers can report and find out about scams in their area. Visit bbb.org/scamtracker/us to utilize the site. Scam Tracker currently lists over 91,500 scams being reported nationally.

December 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


KDOT bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Dec. 13 in Topeka. Some of the bids may include multiple projects that have been bundled based on proximity and type of work. Area bids include:

December 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Trucking company partners with Great Bend FOP

Van Wyk Inc. has a Christmas tradition of issuing a charitable giving matching challenge to employees. Three charities are selected each year, one from each community where the company has terminals, and employees are invited to make a donation. The company matches dollar-for-dollar whatever employees donate to the select charities.

December 30, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Truck Parking Information Management System project underway

The Kansas Department of Transportation has joined together with seven other states in the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) to develop a multi-state Truck Parking Information Management System. This TPIMS project will improve the safety and efficiency of America's freight network by providing real-time parking availability information to truck drivers through dynamic message signs, smart phone applications, traveler information websites, and other communication methods.

December 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Lisa Milton joins Sunflower Diversified Services board

Lisa Milton is new to the Sunflower Diversified Services Board of Directors but she already is "impressed with the staff and other board members" at the non-profit agency.

December 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Cookie Contest raises $855 for Barton County Food Bank

The community came together during Great Bend's Home for the Holidays to support the local economy and spread Christmas cheer. What better way to instill the holiday spirit and get people shopping than by offering cookies?

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Dupuis named 3rd quarter employee of 2017

Eakin Enterprises Inc. has selected Brenton Dupuis as employee of the 3rd quarter for 2017. Brenton was selected from factors based on job performance and safety.

December 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Dr. Sloan brings ob-gyn services to HaysMed/St. Rose Specialty Clinic

Jenna Sloan, M.D., is no stranger to Great Bend and feels fortunate to now be part of the HaysMed/St. Rose Specialty Clinic here.

December 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Retired city administrator honored at meeting

LENEXA – The Kansas Association of City/County Management held its annual conference Nov. 15-17 at Lenexa. Several civic officials were recognized, including retired Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington who received a Career Achievement Award.

December 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Riese is Superior Essex third quarter STAR

HOISINGTON - Superior Essex is proud to announce the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Terry Riese, Cut Stand Operator, was named the third quarter 2017 STAR Employee and was treated to a dinner in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.

December 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Kansas individual health plan consumers should check all plans for impact of subsidies

TOPEKA - Kansas consumers making choices by Dec. 15 on individual health insurance for 2018 should compare all plans to see how any subsidies will contribute to the premiums, according to Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance.

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Chamber Banquet to feature 'The Art of the Community'

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development will present "The Art of Community" art contest in conjunction with the 2018 Chamber Banquet scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Barton County high school students are encouraged to participate in this opportunity of expression and creativity. Top winners will receive cash prizes in addition to numerous other perks and recognition.

December 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Nex-Tech photo contest open for entries

The Central Kansas Nex-Tech Directory wants to communicate something special about the essence of central Kansas using a photograph for the cover of the 2018 directory. The image selected will win $300.

December 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Heartland Cancer Center Highlights Lung Cancer Awareness Through November

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States and the world. Annually, about 200,000 people in the United States are told they have lung cancer and more than 150,000 people in the U.S. die each year from the disease. With November being recognized as "Lung Cancer Awareness Month," Heartland Cancer Center, Great Bend, has been doing its part to educate the community about this devastating disease.

November 28, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Business


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Estes thanks co-workers, residents during special week

While this is a nationally recognized week honoring Shelly Estes and her peers, she took the opportunity to thank the people who make her job ...

January 20, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Great Bend native on award-winning AccuWeather team

AccuWeather, a leading source of weather forecasts and warnings as well as digital media and weather-related big data, announced that several staff meteorologists would receive ...

January 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business


Sunflower Bank donates over $900 to Heart of Kansas Family Health Care

Sunflower Bank announces its recent donation of $923 to Heart of Kansas Family Healthcare Inc.

January 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business


Nex-Generation Career Fair & Expo

LENORA - A record crowd of 800 high school students and teachers from over 30 school districts in northwest and north central Kansas attended the Nex-Generation ...

January 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business


Interim CEO for Pawnee Valley Community Hospital

LARNED - Kendra Barker has been named as the Interim CEO for Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Barker began her duties as hospital interim CEO ...

January 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business


Cornerstone Interiors LLC published in national magazine

Cornerstone Interiors LLC interior design firm of Great Bend was recently published in the national Cowboys and Indians magazine. Cornerstone owner and principle designer Debbie ...

January 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business


Sunflower Bank ABC program supports education

DENVER, CO – Sunflower Bank's annual signature ABC Program has raised over $1,139,000 since 2001 for local schools and students in its Colorado ...

January 09, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Almost Home supports employees with tuition assistance

Since Leilani Schenkel understands employees need encouragement and support to succeed in their jobs, she took steps to ensure three aides at Almost Home Inc ...

January 09, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Moeder brings more expertise to Sunflower Diversified’s board

Cheri Moeder realizes that Sunflower Diversified Services is an extended family to its clients and is eager to join that family in her new position ...

January 08, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business


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