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Union Pacific Foundation awards grant to Saint Francis Community Services for foster family recruitm

The Union Pacific Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) to help support the recruitment of foster and adoptive homes throughout the 75 Kansas counties SFCS serves.

June 08, 2014 | | Business


Miller Milling Plant Manager elected IAOM President

Damon Sidles, plant manager at Miller Milling Company, in Fresno, Calif., became the 110th president of the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) at the Association's 118th annual conference and expo on May 22, in Omaha, Neb. After reflecting on the significant changes in the milling industry in recent months and his excitement about the resulting potential for the industry, Sidles announced the theme for his presidency: "Building and Sustaining our Organization."

June 08, 2014 | | Business


Barton business students participate in Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

"Inspire, Inform and Involve." That is the mantra for the "Kansas Ice House Entrepreneurship Program," which is designed to give business-minded individuals the tools to become more efficient and successful in business ventures or their careers. Four Barton business students were given the opportunity to immerse themselves in this eight-week intensive to strengthen and hone their entrepreneurial minds. The Great Bend and Hoisington Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development paid the entry fee for each student. Both Chambers created a partnership with NetWork Kansas and the Kaufman Foundation to bring the program to Great Bend and Hoisington.

June 03, 2014 | | Business


Local agent visits Federal Lawmakers

Rhonda Knudson joined hundreds of other professional insurance agents, advisors, brokers, consultants and employee benefit specialists from across the country in Washington, D.C., May 20-21 to meet with U.S. Senate and U.S. House members and staff as part of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors' Congressional Conference.

June 01, 2014 | | Business


Central National Bank announces new Lending Services Office for Great Bend

Central National Bank announces Chad Steffan as the President and Commercial/Ag Lender for the new Great Bend Lending Services Office commencing operations this month. He joins Central National Bank with nearly 20 years of banking experience and has been in commercial and agricultural lending since the late 1990s. Steffan has a passion for promoting and assisting local businesses and agricultural producers.

June 01, 2014 | | Business


Southwind Drilling promotions

Southwind Drilling, Inc. of Ellinwood has promoted Jill Wahlmeier to Vice President/Operations. Jill oversees daily drilling information and statistics, contracts, and assists with marketing. Todd Morgenstern, President/CEO commented, "Jill's organizational skills and forward thinking have allowed us to become much more efficient in our operations. She is very professional and has become a valued member of our management team and is very deserving of this promotion." Jill holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Fort Hays State University.

May 28, 2014 | | Business


Nicholson installed as KFDA President-elect

Bill Nicholson of Hoisington was recently installed as President-elect of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the KFDA Convention held May 5-7, at the Wichita Marriott.

May 25, 2014 | | Business


Walmart celebrates more than 40,000 veterans hires; more than 650 in Kansas

TOPEKA – During the first year of Walmart's Veterans Welcome Home Commitment it hired more than 42,000 veterans; of those, more than 650 were hired in Kansas. The commitment, launched last Memorial Day, guarantees a job offer to any honorably discharged veteran within his or her first 12 months off active duty. Walmart projects it will hire more than 100,000 veterans in five years.

May 23, 2014 | | Business


ILS to purchase Mid-America Feeders

Innovative Livestock Services Inc. (ILS) announced Wednesday that a contract has been signed to purchase the assets and properties of Mid-America Feeders LLC, located northwest of Great Bend. With this acquisition ILS will acquire 100 percent control of this feed yard.

May 23, 2014 | | Business


Residents move into Almost Home; day-care, respite services popular too

Toni Ely of Great Bend acknowledged that she battled strong feelings of guilt when it was time to find a new home for her mother. But thanks to the recent opening of a new non-profit venture in town, Ely has found relief from those feelings.

May 22, 2014 | | Business


National FFA scholarship awarded to local student

The National FFA Organization awarded a $2,000 John Deere Company/Great Bend Farm Equipment scholarship to Logan Evers of the Great Bend Hs FFA. This scholarship is from Great Bend Farm Equipment and John Deere Company through a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Evers plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Kansas State University.

May 21, 2014 | | Business


Dollar General helps Macksville City Library

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - The Dollar General Literacy Foundation on Friday awarded Macksville City Library in Macksville a $1,500 literacy grant to support adult, family and summer literacy programs. This local grant award is part of over $6 million in grants awarded to approximately 700 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 40 states the company serves.

May 17, 2014 | | Business


‘Dance Opposition’ recital debuts Friday

Just Dance Studio, Great Bend, will present a spring recital Friday, May 23. "Dance Opposition," a study of opposites such as Lost and Found, Good and Bad (competition winner), and Captive and Free, will start at 7 p.m. at the Great Bend High School Auditorium.

May 16, 2014 | Veronica Coons | Business


McManaman celebrates 30 years of service

Barry McManaman, Great Bend area engineer for the Kansas Department of Transportation, has achieved a career milestone and is celebrating 30 years of valued service to the State of Kansas.

May 15, 2014 | | Business


Local American Family Insurance Agency Rhonda Knudson Agency, Inc earns American Star Excellence in

Rhonda Knudson Agency an American Family Insurance agency in Great Bend, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. Knudson joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service. "It takes a team and we have a great one," said Rhonda Knudson.

May 11, 2014 | | Business


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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


Crowe earns Canon credentials to serve OPI customers

Daniel Crowe has been at Office Products Inc. only a few months but he already is a Canon certified technician. Crowe recently completed specialized training ...

August 23, 2015 | | Business


Crowe earns Canon credentials to serve OPI customers

Daniel Crowe has been at Office Products Inc. only a few months but he already is a Canon certified technician. Crowe recently completed specialized training ...

August 20, 2015 | | Business


St. Rose offers convenient online access to medical records

Many St. Rose Health Center patients have strongly indicated they want complete and convenient access to their medical records. And their voices have been heard.

August 20, 2015 | | Business


How to be smart about spending in the back-to-school season

The start of a new school year can be a tricky time for budget-conscious consumers.

August 20, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


7 signs your business may need a CFO

Hiring a CFO can be a big decision, and the topic often brings up a conversation focused on business metrics and other data regarding the ...

August 18, 2015 | Troy Martin Deseret News | Business


Koch to perform in Tokyo

Dr. Nathan Koch, Associate Professor of Bassoon at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, will be attending the International Double Reed Society conference in ...

August 16, 2015 | | Business


Eric Schoendaler graduates from Agricultural Lending School

Eric Schoendaler, Loan Officer, for First Kansas Bank in Hoisington, graduated from the 2015 Agricultural Lending School in Topeka. The Agricultural Lending School is sponsored ...

August 16, 2015 | | Business


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