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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

Sunflower Bank contributes over $2,300 to Great Bend schools and students

Wrapping up the 13th year of the ABC Program, Sunflower Bank contributed $2,332 to schools and students in the Great Bend area. Add this amount to the previous years' contributions and the total since the ABC Program's inception in 2001 is an impressive $34,909 for this area.

May 11, 2014 | | Business

Harden Hospice Kansas changes name to Gentiva Hospice

Harden Hospice Kansas, which has been serving Kansas for the past 10+ years, announced that it is immediately changing its name to Gentiva Hospice. A member of the Gentiva hospice family of companies since 2013, the name change now more truly reflects the relationship and resources of being a part of a national leader in hospice care.

May 11, 2014 | | Business

BCC honors employees for service milestones

Barton Community College honored three employees during an all-college forum on May 1, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for 10 and 30 years of service.

May 09, 2014 | | Business

Club 1 marks Bike Month

"Bicycle Bicycle Bicycle ... I want to ride my ... Bicycle I want to ride my bike. I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it where I like."

May 09, 2014 | | Business

Survey of Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice shows no deficiencies

When state surveyors recently visited Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H), they found zero deficiencies after a comprehensive review of the non-profit agency, Director Donita Wolf said.

May 07, 2014 | | Business

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St. Rose Health Center now offering cardiac rehab program

Anyone who has suffered from a heart-related event or illness may now seek follow-up care at St. Rose Health Center. Its new Cardiac Rehabilitation program ...

October 08, 2015 | | Business

Is the shift to all-day breakfast a good business move for McDonald's?

McDonald's now offers all-day breakfast at its U.S. locations, thrilling Egg McMuffin lovers across the country. However, business analysts are giving the menu ...

October 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business

OPI Larned recognized for 25 years of customer service

Larned area residents and Office Products Inc. (OPI) employees demonstrated their mutual appreciation for one another recently at two local chamber of commerce events.

October 07, 2015 | | Business

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball welcomes new staff accountant

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd. announces Cindy J. Stueder as a new staff accountant to its professional team

October 07, 2015 | | Business

Warehouse clubs: Where to find the savings

If consumers treated trips to the dentist the way they approach outings to warehouse clubs such as Costco and Sam’s Club, they’d all ...

October 05, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business

Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute graduates 34

The Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute graduated its fourteenth class of 34 students on Sept. 10 at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in ...

October 04, 2015 | | Business

First annual Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild a Success

The first annual Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild was held Sept. 26, at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. Wine in the Wild, a fundraiser for ...

October 04, 2015 | | Business

Customer service: how to improve it from both sides

Customer service in today's marketplace is very much a two-sided coin: There's the business side and the consumer side. This week your Better ...

October 04, 2015 | | Business

4 signs you need to quit your job to advance your career

The idea of voluntarily leaving your job for any reason can be a gut-wrenching prospect. Perhaps you know folks who lost their jobs during the ...

October 03, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business

First Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild a success

The first Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild was held Sept. 26, at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. Wine in the Wild, a fundraiser for the ...

October 02, 2015 | | Business

Gratuity, please: The do's and don't's of tipping

When the check comes for the meal you ate, think twice about that tip you may or may not want to leave to recognize the ...

October 02, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business

The credit dilemma for millennials and the best ways to solve it

There’s a Catch-22 in the millennial credit world. Fewer millennials are applying for credit cards when compared with prior generations, but staying debt-free for ...

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business

Tax-filing extension expires Oct. 15 for millions of taxpayers; check eligibility for overlooked tax

The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers whose tax-filing extension runs out on Oct. 15, to double check their returns for often-overlooked tax benefits and ...

September 30, 2015 | | Business

New dentist

Dr. David Hart and his staff announce that Dr. Nathan Jergensen, DMD has joined his dental practice at 1821 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. Dr ...

September 27, 2015 | | Business

Esfeld earns Gold Dealership from Acorn

Acorn Stairlifts has awarded Mike Esfeld, local Acorn Stairlift dealer, their Gold Dealer Award.

September 27, 2015 | | Business

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