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Carrie Witte retirement reception

A retirement reception to honor Carrie Witte will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center. The public is invited to celebrate her 43 years of service.

June 02, 2013 | | Business


CPI employee attains ASPPA’s TGPC designation

Heather Weathers of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) has recently passed all of the required exams to attain their TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams.

June 02, 2013 | | Business


Local FFA members earn Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough scholarships

Local FFA members were among the 83 Kansas students awarded $1,000 Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough scholarships during the third session of the 85th annual Kansas FFA State Convention on Thursday, May 30.

June 02, 2013 | | Business


Brian Fry retires from KDOT

Brian Fry, Engineering Technician Senior for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), will retire on June 1 after 13 ½ years of valued service to the State of Kansas. As an Engineering Technician Senior in the Great Bend KDOT Office, Fry was lead inspector on numerous highway construction projects in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush, and Stafford Counties. After retirement from KDOT, Fry plans to continue working in another area of employment.

June 02, 2013 | | Business


Mid-Kansas Electric holds 6th annual meeting

HAYS - Mid-Kansas Electric Company LLC held its sixth annual meeting in Ulysses May 18.

June 01, 2013 | | Business


Nicholson named KFDA vice president

HOISINGTON - Bill Nicholson of Hoisington was recently installed as vice president of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the Tri-State Convention held May 5-8 in Overland Park.

June 01, 2013 | | Business


GBRC, Family Crisis Center, team up again

Great Bend Regional Hospital and the Family Crisis Center have a unique partnership that is beneficial to both organizations. The hospital sees firsthand the vast need for the Family Crisis Center's services in our community.

June 01, 2013 | | Business


Backes joins Sunflower Electric Power Corp.

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Brian Backes has joined the company as a Line Technician Apprentice III. Backes joined Sunflower on May 20. He will assist with inspection and repairs of transmission lines and substation sites under the direct supervision of a journey or higher level line technician.

June 01, 2013 | | Business


CPI employee Heather Weathers earns TGPC designation

Heather Weathers of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. has recently passed all of the required exams to attain her TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams.

June 01, 2013 | | Business


Sunflower Electric holds 56th annual meeting

HAYS - Sunflower Electric Power Corp. held its 56th annual meeting at Pioneer Electric Cooperative Inc. in Ulysses on May 17. The board of directors received the annual report of the corporation, which is available on the Sunflower website, and elected officers for the upcoming year.

June 01, 2013 | | Business


M&F Plumbing, Inc. celebrates grand opening in new location

George and Patti Smith were all aglow as they led Chamber Ambassadors and longtime customers through their new location last month. The local heating, air conditioning, and plumbing contractor recently celebrated its grand opening in the new building, located at 1020 Frey in Great Bend.

May 29, 2013 | | Business


Creative Touch new stylist

On June 4, Amy Marable will join the stylists of Creative Touch Salon. Amy relocated to Great Bend two years ago from St. Joseph, Mo. Her husband, Jason Marable, is the manager at Old Dominion Truck Line, and they stay busy with three boys. She attended Missouri Western State University and received her cosmetology training at Northwest Missouri Community College. She has 19 years experience in the hair industry, specializing in hair cutting, styling, and color. Amy is looking forward to receiving new clients at Creative Touch Salon. Call Amy at 620-797-0067 to schedule your appointment.

May 26, 2013 | | Business


State of the art theater complex comes to life in downtown Great Bend May 31st

With the blockbuster movie season right around the corner, the timing couldn't be more perfect for the grand opening of Golden Belt Cinemas 6 on Friday, May 31st. The six-screen complex is the newest theater in Kansas, and the most technologically advanced facility between Wichita and Denver. "After acquiring the local theater in June of 2010 we made several improvements to the facility however we quickly moved forward with our plans to construct a new theater in the downtown district," Somers says. "In cooperation with Bank of the West, constructing a new bank building was necessary, so that we ...

May 26, 2013 | | Business


Change on the horizon at Farmers Bank

Since opening its doors 106 years ago in Albert, Farmers Bank and Trust enjoys a rich history of local leaders at the helm. In fact, there have only been five presidents in the history of the bank. Twenty-eight year veteran banker Gene Dikeman took over eight years ago as the fifth president of the banking institution. Dikeman recently announced his resignation and stated "Farmers Bank attracted me because of its strong capital, employee strength and great customer service. It has been a pleasure to have been a part of Farmers Bank's history and to have worked with so many ...

May 26, 2013 | | Business


Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to Macksville Literacy Organization

Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of $1,889.15 to Macksville City Library in Macksville to support literacy programs.

May 22, 2013 | | Business


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Farmers Mutual Insurance Company annual meeting

On Feb. 19, Farmers Mutual Insurance Company (FMI), Ellinwood, held their 119th Annual Meeting of the Policyholders. Farmers Mutual Insurance Company is a Kansas Domiciled Mutual Insurance Company that is and has been based out of Ellinwood since 1896. Originally formed by a group of Barton county citizens who had a need to insure property that the insurance industry in the late 1800's would not insure, FMI has continued to serve Kansans with insurance protection on residential and farm property throughout those 119 years. A mutual insurance company is one that has no stock investors nor individual owners, being ...

March 01, 2015 | | Business


Country Place reinvestment

Over the course the past few years, with the bulk of the work being completed recently, Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care have been improved with a reinvestment in the residences. The updates were scheduled in an effort to maintain a comfortable and functional atmosphere for those that call Country Place home and to allow staff to continue to provide top quality care.

March 01, 2015 | | Business


Farmers Bank & Trust Adds New Advisory Director Charlie Keller recently joined the Advisory Director

Charlie Keller recently joined the Advisory Director Board of Farmers Bank & Trust. Keller is a lifetime resident of Albert, area farmer and cattleman. "We are pleased to have Charlie join our team. He is extremely committed to the Albert community and his values are consistent with those of Farmers Bank & Trust in supporting the communities we serve," said Robert Rugan, Farmers Bank & Trust Central Kansas Market President. Keller stays active and involved in the community, serving as an Albert City Council member since 2003 and the current Fire Chief for the Albert Volunteer Fire Department. He is married to Lisa ...

March 01, 2015 | | Business


Randy Parsons named to Coldwell Banker® International Sterling Society

Randy Parsons, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has been honored as a member of the company's International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership was awarded to the TOP 17 percent of the approximately 85,000 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

March 01, 2015 | | Business


Surgeon specializing in MIS comes to St. Rose Health Center

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February 25, 2015 | | Business




Hoisington native promoted to manager at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the promotion of Turner Polzin, CPA to manager. Polzin is a graduate of Hoisington High School.

February 25, 2015 | | Business


The few, the proudly employed, the coding boot camp graduates

Matt Jensen had a plan to land a job as a coding developer in the computer industry. He would first earn a bachelor's degree in information systems, which would immerse him in business management, coding language and computer security.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

During her Academy Awards acceptance speech, actress Patricia Arquette delivered a message about equal pay for women.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Participating in your employer’s Going Out of Business sale is a solid indicator that a job change is inevitable. However, if your employer’s books are solidly in the black, how do you know the right time, if ever, to change jobs?

February 25, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

The ability to communicate, whether written or spoken, was recently noted by the Pew Research Center as the skill American adults think is most necessary to be successful.

February 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


WKHRMA March meeting

Western Kansas Human Resource Management Association (WKHRMA) will hold their March meeting on Wednesday, March 11, at Thirsty's Banquet Room, 2704 Vine Street in Hays. Registration is between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m. with a short business meeting starting at 11:30 a.m. The program for the March meeting will be on "The Risks of Engaging Social Media in the Employment Process" presented by Mike Fowler, Validity Screening Solutions.

February 22, 2015 | | Business


Retired Bain Capital executive Michael F. Goss to speak at College of Business Administration’s Dist

Michael F. Goss, former managing director and head of global investor relations for Bain Capital, will be the spring 2015 speaker for the Kansas State University College of Business Administration's Distinguished Lecture Series.

February 22, 2015 | | Business


Lego races past Ferrari for title of world’s most powerful brand

Lego has long been a favorite toy, but the company’s recent growth has spurred it to new heights.

February 20, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Business


Swigart named Great Bend mortgage lender for Central National Bank

Central National Bank announced that Steven Swigart has been named home mortgage lender for the Great Bend Lending Services Office. He joins Central National Bank with seven years of banking experience.

February 20, 2015 | | Business


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