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McDonald’s giving away free coffee

McDonald's restaurants in Kansas – including locations in Great Bend and Russell – will give customers who visit during breakfast hours from Sept. 16 until Sept. 29 a free small cup of McCafé Coffee. The Free Coffee Event is the company's friendly way of encouraging new guests to try McCafé Coffee, while inviting current customers to rediscover the great taste of McDonald's signature 100 percent Arabica bean drip coffee blend.

September 16, 2014 | | Business


Schartz joins American State Bank and Trust

Pawnee County native Pete Schartz has joined American State Bank and Trust Company in Great Bend as its new vice-president for agricultural and commercial lending.

September 14, 2014 | | Business


Pretty Pieces Bouttique to open

HOISINGTON - A unique store in the area, Pretty Pieces Boutique, 118 N. Main, will be opening Sept. 18 in downtown Hoisington, specializing in women's clothing for those who conceal/carry guns.

September 12, 2014 | | Business


BBB advice for consumers concerning data breaches

News of another huge data breach last week was most unwelcome. Home Depot notified the public of the breach, which may end up being even larger than the Target incident back in December. The eventual cost to Home Depot has been predicted to be hundreds of millions. The cost to consumers cannot be measured in mere dollars. Of course the monetary effect may end up being significant but there is also the price of the consumer's loss of confidence in our digital credit card system.

September 12, 2014 | | Business


Rosewood Horse Program Brings Second World Championship Back to Kansas

Nine Rosewood Ranch horse riders competed in the National Snaffle Bit Association World Championship Show Aug. 14-15 at Ford Truck Arena in Tulsa, Okla. For the second time in three years, Rosewood Ranch brought home a World Championship Trophy from that event to central Kansas.

September 12, 2014 | | Business


Sunrise Campaign kicks off; benefits infants, toddlers and adults

When the topic is "personal independence," children are not usually the first people that come to mind.

September 12, 2014 | | Business


Ribbon cut on K-23 project north of Hoxie

A project that improved 19 miles of K-23 north of Hoxie will be open to traffic within the next two weeks.

September 10, 2014 | | Business


CUNA Mutual grant recipients

Employees from CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions in Great Bend presented checks to the grant recipients of the Barton County Quality of Life Endowment. After submitting a letter of inquiry and presenting the needs for their funding requests, awards were given to: St. Rose Foundation for their Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic; Clara Barton Hospital Foundation for their Therapy Services and Laundry Addition; Great Bend Public Library Teen Spot Furniture; and Golden Belt Community Foundation for enhancements to the downtown area.

September 07, 2014 | | Business


Great Bend native and President and General Manager of Sunflower Broadcasting receives honor

Great Bend native and President and General Manager of Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc., Joan Barrett, was named one of Wichita's Top Women in Business for 2014. Barrett was among only 20 women who received the honor Aug. 26, at a special presentation hosted by the Wichita Business Journal.

September 07, 2014 | | Business


Walmart Foundation Seeking Kansas nonprofits for giving program

The Walmart Foundation State Giving Council Program will open the application period for its fourth cycle of giving on Sept. 7. Kansas nonprofit organizations can apply for funding to support programs within the scope of the "Focused Giving" areas that include hunger relief, healthy eating or career opportunity. Grant requests for programs that would fall under "Community Engagement Giving," i.e. education, health care access and other human services programs will also be accepted during this cycle. In order to be considered for grant funding this cycle, applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central time on Sept ...

September 05, 2014 | | Business


New Rubber Division Manager

T&C MFG & Operating, Inc. announces that Clinton Pangburn has joined the T&C team as the new Rubber Division Manager. Clint previously worked for ODFL as a supervisor responsible for all freight leaving the Great Bend warehouse.

September 03, 2014 | | Business


Commissioner’s Corner-September 2014 By Sandy Praeger Earthquake insurance coverage can be an optio

The recent spate of measurable earthquakes in Oklahoma, California, and even in Kansas have prompted some consumers and the media to wonder about earthquake insurance options.

September 03, 2014 | Sandy Praeger | Business


KHA Leadership Institute graduates 32

The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its 13th class of 32 students on Aug. 22 at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita. Students, including John Moshier from Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington, Donita from St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in Great Bend, were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals.

September 03, 2014 | | Business


Roger Long, Rosen’s Inc., receives agribusiness honor

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.

August 31, 2014 | | Business


Simpson Farm Enterprises honored for outstanding Apache Sprayer sales

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.

August 31, 2014 | | Business


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Extended warranties: Worth the money?

An old adage holds that the multi-million dollar casinos in Las Vegas weren’t built on the profits of winning gamblers.

July 31, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


10 most dangerous jobs in America

When it comes to choosing a career, there are plenty of things to consider. Location, pay and work-life balance are often thought to be the ...

July 30, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


10 most dangerous jobs in America

When it comes to choosing a career, there are plenty of things to consider. Location, pay and work-life balance are often thought to be the ...

July 30, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why can't Americans save, and what they can do about it

Americans are among the best at many things — but saving money isn’t one of them.

July 30, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


KU-based physician spending more time caring for St. Rose patients

Delete A Great Bend Internists (GBI) physician has been devoting one week a month to his patients for several years but recently doubled his commitment ...

July 29, 2015 | | Business




Why can't Americans save, and what they can do about it

Americans are among the best at many things — but saving money isn’t one of them.

July 28, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


7 things every employee wants in a boss

Some of us are dreading the next “Boss Appreciation Day.” If you haven’t been feeling the love from your team lately, here is your ...

July 28, 2015 | Steve Palmer KSL | Business


Why can't Americans save, and what they can do about it

Americans are among the best at many things — but saving money isn’t one of them.

July 28, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Social media can be bad for relationships, poll shows

For many Americans, social media has plenty of benefits, but the freewheeling nature of the Net provides plenty of potential for social blunders.

July 28, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Parents want strict vaccination laws for their kids

In the aftermath of the headline grabbing measles outbreak that rocked portions of the western U.S. earlier this year, there has been a renewed ...

July 28, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


This class just made their teacher cry, but for a good reason

Students at Staten Island’s Public School 22 decided it was time to honor one of their “unsung” heroes.

July 27, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


For women who want a home birth, wealth matters

Every parent faces myriad choices during their time caring for a child. What’s the best preschool? How late should I let them stay out ...

July 27, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


10 most dangerous jobs in America

When it comes to choosing a career, there are plenty of things to consider. Location, pay and work-life balance are often thought to be the ...

July 27, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why can't Americans save, and what they can do about it

Americans are among the best at many things — but saving money isn’t one of them.

July 27, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


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