With the Carson & Barnes Circus coming to Great Bend in just a few weeks, Poppa D Clown rode into Great Bend on Wednesday with his magic box full of humorous tricks and a comedy routine that kept area children bursting with anticipation and laughter. Wednesday's entertainment provided children a glimpse of what they will see under the Big Top when the Carson & Barnes Circus comes to town on May 16 at the Great Bend Expo Grounds.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Locust Grove Village (formerly Rush County Nursing Home), has established a new endowment fund. This partnership between the community foundation and Locust Grove Village gives individuals and businesses interested in supporting the nursing home or retirement community a vehicle for their charitable giving.
Rosewood Ranch, a 900-acre full-working horse ranch, in Pawnee Rock, that offers equestrian and therapeutic riding classes to people with developmental disabilities, has been awarded a grant for $1,950 by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health.
The Jordan Hickel family of Great Bend won the grand prize at the American State Bank booth during the recent Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo. The bank let participants spin its prize wheel for a chance to win a Sanyo 42-inch high definition TV. Pictured from left: Jordan and Katrina Hickel and their two children Kate and Mack, along with Robert Rugan and Jerry Renk representing American State Bank and Trust.
281 Bypass Antiques located at 1135 Hwy 281 Bypass in Great Bend will host a reception for artist Dustin Poche from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday May 11.
Farmers Bank & Trust announces the promotion of Bobbi LaViolette to an Assistant Vice President and Assistant Operations Officer/Assistant Cashier. Bobbi has worked for Farmers Bank & Trust for six years, all of which she has been an essential part of the banks deposit team.
A Great Bend High School graduate who had lived out-of-state and worked for a large corporation decided it was time for a change. That change will result in a new Main Street business that will complement its downtown neighbors.
Stutzmans Greenhouse announced this week the hiring of Keith Riggs as garden center manager for its location in Great Bend.
First Kansas Bank is giving back. During the holiday season for every new loan and deposit account opened, First Kansas Bank made a donation to the Golden Belt Foundation "Pay It Forward Fund", administered by the DARE program. This fund is available to local schools where teachers and administrators use the money to purchase clothing, supplies, and other basic necessities that arise for students in need.
Nex-Tech's Business Technology Group announced today that it now offers Private Cloud services through its remote datacenters. Located in separate communities, these high-tech facilities offer the latest in technology innovations with the physical and virtual security and redundant core services necessary to properly store and protect a business' critical applications and data.
The Board of Directors of Farmers Bank & Trust elected Roger Marshall, M.D. to the role of Vice Chairman in January of 2013. Dr Marshall has served on the board for thirteen years, in various capacities and leadership positions of committees associated with Farmers Bank & Trust.
Alan Burton, Great Bend, a 2005 Fort Hays State University graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, is one of 39 winners nationwide, out of a pool of 92,000, of the 2012 Elijah Watt Sells Award of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
The CPI Barton County Endowment is accepting Letters of Inquiry for its 2013 grant cycle. The intent of the CPI Barton County Endowment is to improve the quality of life in the Barton County area. Projects eligible for grants will make tangible improvements that provide a visible improvement to one or more of the communities in Barton County. Eligible organizations must be 501(c)(3) public charities. Interested organizations must first submit a Letter of Inquiry. After review by the Golden Belt Community Foundation and the CPI Barton County Endowment committee, selected organizations may be invited to provide further information.
The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's annual meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, was recognized for its outstanding sales performance in 2013 as an Apache Sprayer Dealer by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.
KAKE TV was recently awarded a regional Emmy for outstanding newscast by the Heartland Chapter of the National Television Academy Awards. KAKE's "Good Morning Kansas" program was honored with the award for Best Morning Newscast – Medium Market. "Good Morning Kansas" is anchored by Jemelle Holopirek and meteorologist Frank Waugh, produced by Melisha Regier and directed by Russ Sturm. KAKE was the only Wichita television station to receive an Emmy award in this year's competition.
Watkins Calcara, Chartered, a law firm in Great Bend, announces Taylor Calcara has become a shareholder "partner" in the firm.
Kenneth Friedel, Wichita, has been named the new Senior Vice-President & Director of Corporate Strategies for American State Bancshares, Inc. The position involves strategic planning, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, process improvements and special projects.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's Annual Meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
AT&T has expanded its commitment to the Great Bend area with a new retail location.
Jil Johnson of Great Bend joined more than 30,000 Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants at the company's annual Seminar from July 16 to Aug. 2 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
It was a chance meeting at the annual Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Producers meeting in Wichita earlier this week. State Sen. Mitch Holms, R-St. John, sat and dinner with representatives of T&C Manufacturing and Operating Inc.
There has been some confusion about the recent news of American State Bancshares moving to Wichita.
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