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Center honors long-time employees

The Center for Counseling & Consultation recognized employees at a recent annual luncheon. Individuals were recognized for their length of service to the center and for outstanding work by position as nominated by their peers as follows:

December 15, 2013 | | Business


Cheyenne Travel and Paula Axman honored by American Queen Steamboat Company

Paula Axman, Vice-President and Director of Marketing for Cheyenne Travel Agency and its wholly owned leisure travel division, Please Go Away™ Vacations, was recently notified by American Queen Steamboat Company that she and her husband were invited to be guests of the cruise line for a Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Queen Steamboat in December. The invitation was extended in recognition of Cheyenne Travel's proven and one-of-a-kind promotional programs and the resulting sales production numbers that make Cheyenne Travel one of the cruise line's preferred sales organizations in the United States.

December 15, 2013 | | Business


KSNC TV awarded Station of the Year

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year". Along with Station of the Year, KSNC also won awards for News, Commercial Production and Promotions. These awards included 1st Place in the "Single Topic Event News Coverage" Category (Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place in the "In-Depth News Reporting" Category(Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place and Honorable Mention in the "Commercial" category (Terry Weathers and Mike Hesher), 2nd Place in the "Commercial Series" Category (Terry Weathers and Mike Hesher), 2nd Place and Honorable Mention in ...

December 11, 2013 | | Business


Schaffer attends hair show in Colorado

December 11, 2013 | | Business


Schugart’s service is Great Bend asset

For 50 years, Larry Schugart served the Great Bend area both as a banker and a community leader. In banking, assets are normally defined in dollars and cents. Now retired from banking, Schugart is proof that tireless volunteerism, community involvement and leadership are all critical assets to the community.

December 11, 2013 | | Business


KSNC-TV awarded station of the year

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC-TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year."

December 10, 2013 | | Business


OPI honors Nikki Snow with outstanding achievement award

Nikki Snow has been recognized for her exemplary customer service at Office Products Inc. – some of which is obvious to customers, some not so obvious.

December 09, 2013 | | Business


Dale Phillips named Highway Official of the Year

Dale Phillips, Barton County Road and Bridge, Noxious Weed and Memorial Parks Director, was named as the 2013 Highway Official of the Year by the Kansas County Highway Association.

December 01, 2013 | Nick Grubbe | Business


Cheryl Gage promoted

Cheryl Gage has been promoted to manager of Commercial Banking Services in Long Beach for City National Bank. As manager, she is responsible for working closely with a team of specialists to deliver the bank's full range of financial solutions and expertise to successful, growing middle-market companies in Long Beach, South Bay and surrounding areas.

December 01, 2013 | Nick Grubbe | Business


Harden Hospice Kansas hosts ribbon cutting in new location

Harden Hospice Kansas recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on in celebration of its new office in Great Bend. Jan Westfall, hospice consultant with Harden Hospice Kansas, presided at the ceremony that was attended by 45 guests, including Harden Hospice Kansas staff members from the Great Bend, Hutchinson and Wichita offices. Chamber members and ambassadors, and members of the public were also included.

December 01, 2013 | | Business


Wolford honored as dedicated, long-time insurance agent

Barbara Wolford, an insurance agent in Great Bend's John Jaco agency for over three decades, was named the Agent of the Year Award by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents at its annual management conference Oct. 3-4 in Overland Park.

November 29, 2013 | | Business


Judicial branch appoints public information director

TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.

November 27, 2013 | | Business


Restaurant reopens as Annie Mae’s in Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - Owned by Ann Christiansen, Annie Mae's, 518 E. Santa Fe has opened in Ellinwood. The former John Henry's now also serves breakfast and has takeout and delivery in Ellinwood.

November 26, 2013 | | Business


Local author helps build stronger parent-child relationship

Author Diana Webster announces the release of her new family novel, "The Parent," which helps parents examine their own relationships with their children.

November 24, 2013 | | Business


C&V Home Improvement celebrates Grand Opening in new location

C&V Home Improvement has been serving Central and Western Kansas for over 35 years. Since 2011, the growing company has been under the ownership of Matt Hoisington. When founder Dennis Carson sold his business to Hoisington, the two worked to move the company's headquarters from Ellinwood to Great Bend, with an office at 2407 10th Street. After two years of continual growth, C&V Home Improvement once again needed room to expand. In October, they hosted a Grand Opening Celebration at their even larger location at 1107 E. 10th Street in Great Bend.

November 24, 2013 | | Business


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How to spot and correct credit report mistakes

Credit report mistakes are like mosquitos. It’s hard to tell how many there are and, in many cases, they’re nothing more than an annoyance.

July 07, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


It just became easier to be a mother in the Navy

Women in the U.S. Navy and Marines now have up to 18 weeks of paid maternity leave, according to The Associated Press, and some wonder if the extension might indicate changing tides in work-life balance in America.

July 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Here's an odd way to make it through college debt free

Despite presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ best efforts, college in America still costs money. A lot of money. In fact, the cost of college has risen so dramatically in the past few years that many have begun to question whether or not a higher education is even worth it anymore.

July 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Farmers Bank & Trust adds new Advisory Director

Farmers Bank & Trust announces Kevin Bahr as their newest Advisory Director. "We are pleased to have Kevin join our team at Farmers Bank & Trust. His commitment to the community mirrors ours and we look forward to his contribution to our organization," stated Robert Rugan, Central Kansas Market President. Kevin has served as Board Chairman of the Barton County Extension Council and on the Barton County FSA County Committee. He is also an active volunteer for Otis-Bison school activities and helps coach the Middle School basketball team. Kevin is married to Jennifer, and has three children, Blake, 15, Abbi, 12, and ...

July 05, 2015 | | Business


KBA honors 23 at its annual awards luncheon

The Kansas Bar Association honored 23 at its annual luncheon during its annual meeting in June at the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park. This year's honorees ranged from the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office to the past public information director for the Office of Judicial Administration.

July 05, 2015 | | Business


Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care receive deficiency free state reviews

On June 24, Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care assisted living residences were randomly visited by state licensing auditors for a review of operational protocol and resident care documentation. This is a standard process that is intended to verify that licensed senior living facilities are caring for residents as regulated by the state. Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care's reviews resulted in zero deficiencies. All operational protocol and resident care is at or above expectations as regulated by the State of Kansas.

July 05, 2015 | | Business


Civics Lessons

Empowered by a community who understood the value of their youth program, a diverse group of area teens set aside other interest to participate in community events. While it was routine – and always fun – for each member of the corps to take part in local activities, those same activities served to teach important lessons about civic responsibility.

July 05, 2015 | | Business


The president wants to extend overtime benefits to more people. Here's what that means

The Obama administration has announced that it will move forward with plans to expand overtime pay in what Politico has called “the most ambitious government intervention on wages in a decade.”

July 02, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The Gift Box opens at St. Rose Health Center; everyone welcome

Judy Fox and her colleagues are ready to serve the community at the brand new St. Rose Health Center gift shop. The Gift Box is open to patients, families and the general public every weekday.

July 02, 2015 | | Business


Is there a free speech crisis on college campuses?

Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, recently found herself caught up in a campus controversy for an essay she published on sexual politics on college campuses.

July 01, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


New St. Rose physician assistant brings expertise back to hometown

A Great Bend native has returned to her hometown to care for and treat patients at St. Rose Health Center.

July 01, 2015 | | Business


2 movies fit for the classroom

Pixar’s “Inside Out” has enjoyed a tremendous amount of box office success and critical praise since its release, as the Deseret News National’s Chandra Johnson pointed out on June 20, at least partially because of how it tackled the complexity of human emotions. No easy task indeed.

June 30, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why kindness is key to a healthy office environment

Office workers should come to the water cooler armed with conversation topics and a spirit of kindness, according to experts on office environments.

June 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


Champions in Training

By the late 1950s, many veterans of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps were "aging out," and a paradox ensued. While an all-time number of pre-teems were applying for membership, an all-time low were correctly trained musicians. To address the dilemma while reducing the strain placed on a volunteer staff, the Rebel-Heirs feeder corps was organized.

June 28, 2015 | | Business


More men think this is morally acceptable than women

When it comes to what are appropriate morals in a relationship, men and women seem to agree on plenty.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


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