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Farmers Bank & Trust awarded A+ Rating

Farmers Bank & Trust has been awarded an A+ in DepositAccounts.com's independent Bank Financial Health Rating System for the quarter ended June 30th. The A+ rating is defined as the highest distinction in terms of relative financial strength and stability, according to their standardized measurement system. The service gives consumers information on the relative financial strength of U.S. commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions.

September 21, 2014 | | Business


Roto-Mix announces promotions and organizational changes

Rod Neier, President and CEO of Roto-Mix, LLC has announced the following promotions and organizational changes within the company.

September 21, 2014 | | Business


Farmers Bank & Trust awarded A+ rating

Farmers Bank & Trust has been awarded an A+ in DepositAccounts.com's independent Bank Financial Health Rating System for the quarter ended June 30. The A+ rating is defined as the highest distinction in terms of relative financial strength and stability, according to their standardized measurement system. The service gives consumers information on the relative financial strength of U.S. commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions.

September 19, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Business


Heartland Cancer Center observes anniversary with three days of events

The three-event celebration of Heartland Cancer Center's (HCC) 11thanniversary promises to have something for everyone, said Dana Foss, facilitator of the Touched by Cancer Support Group.

September 18, 2014 | | Business


Gavilon acquires silica grain in central Kansas

Gavilon Grain, LLC today announced it has acquired a 981,000-bushel grain facility in Silica. The Silica facility primarily handles wheat, corn, milo and soybeans, with 60-car shipping capabilities on the Kansas-Oklahoma railroad.

September 17, 2014 | | Business


Harley-Davidson supports disabled vets

HAYS - So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they have earned. There is so much to know - and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Harley-Davidson Foundation have teamed up to offer help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the Doerflers Harley-Davidson, 1100 East 43rd St., Hays, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 4, to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available.

September 16, 2014 | | Business


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


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A younger generation of farmers gets in the dirt

When she was just in grade school, Nicole Jeanotte took a test to help identify a suitable career. Her ideal job: Agricultural science.

August 31, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Smoky Hills Public Television’s Family Fun Day combines entertainment with education

Sesame Street's Walkaround Elmo is coming to Hays for Smoky Hills Public Television's Family Fun Day on Sept. 26th.

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Balance 4 Life program to start at Ellinwood District Hospital

Falls are the most common cause of trauma in Kansas. In the United States, there are 183 emergency room visits every hour for fall-related injuries ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Jacam Chemical Co. 2013 Assigned Patent

Jacam Chemical Co. 2013, Sterling, has been assigned a patent (9,109,084) developed by four co-inventors for the "synthesis of polyepoxy succinic acid compounds ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


“Farcing” hits social media users

Social media users are falling victim to a new type of scam with a new name: "farcing." At its simplest, farcing is just another attempt ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Saint Francis Community Services opens new state-of-the-art residential treatment facility

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) will mark the opening of its new state-of-the art Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) on Sept. 3, with an open ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Federal contract awarded to City Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning of Ellsworth

City Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., Ellsworth, won a $17,330 federal contract set aside for small business from the U.S. Army Corps of ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Dr. Ashworth brings expertise to St. Rose outreach clinic

A cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon is one of the newest members on the team of specialists available to local and area residents. Elizabeth Ashworth, M ...

August 26, 2015 | | Business


Dollar Tree Store back-to-school donation

The Great Bend Dollar Tree Store is the number one store in the state of Kansas involved in Operation Homefront. Customers of the Great Bend ...

August 26, 2015 | | Business


Dr. Nels Lindberg awarded KVMA Veterinarian of the Year

Dr. Nels Lindberg with Animal Medical Center in Great Bend, was recently honored by the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA) with their most prestigious award ...

August 26, 2015 | | Business


Great Bend fiber optic network construction in full swing

Construction continues on Nex-Tech's $1.7 million fiber optic expansion project in Great Bend. Earlier this week Nex-Tech placed its new central office at ...

August 26, 2015 | | Business


HaysMed hosts Cardiovascular Care Symposium 2015

The HaysMed DeBakey Heart Institute will sponsor a Cardiovascular Care Symposium 2015 on Sept. 18, at HaysMed, Hadley Conference Rooms, 2220 Canterbury, Hays. Registration begins ...

August 26, 2015 | | Business


Central Kansas Dream Center celebrates two years in operation and announces big olans for continuing

Kimberly Becker, Executive Director for the Central Kansas Dream Center, welcomed Chamber Ambassadors and community members to the non-profit ministry's facility at 2100 Broadway ...

August 26, 2015 | | Business


CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions employees attain ASPPA designation

Matt Morgenstern and Kendra Kaiser of CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their QKA (Qualified 401(k ...

August 23, 2015 | | Business


Labor Day travel brings an opening for scammers

According to the American Automobile Association, more Americans will travel on Labor Day weekend in 2015 than in the previous six years: 34.7 million ...

August 23, 2015 | | Business


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