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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

Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Awayâ„¢ Vacations designated Travel Insured International Agency

Marc Flood, Sr. V.P. Sales & Business Development and Kevin Herlihy, National Accounts Manager, representing Travel Insured International, recently traveled from the company's home office in East Hartford, Connecticut to Great Bend to meet personally with the principals of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, to review and learn more about the local travel company's nationally recognized and award – winning travel promotion programs and unique internal office operations, and to designate Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations as an official representative of Travel Insured International.

May 07, 2014 | | Business

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​Great Bend Regional Hospital to host lab fair

As a service to the Great Bend area residents, Great Bend Regional Hospital will provide a community lab fair from 6-7:30 a.m. on ...

November 27, 2015 | | Business

Chili for the Soul

Sunflower Diversified Services recently presented two checks totaling $387 to local charities. The checks represent the proceeds from Sunflower's Annual Chili Cook-off.

November 27, 2015 | | Business

2B Organized announces new franchise in Great Bend

2B Organized, a professional organizing firm, announced the launch of a new franchise to serve Great Bend and surrounding areas. Services include residential and commercial ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Galindo joins Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank announces the hiring of Cory Galindo at their Great Bend Loan Production Office located at 2700 10th Street in Great Bend. Cory ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Nex-Tech announces new location in Great Bend

Nex-Tech relocated its store location to 3700 10th Street in Great Bend on Nov. 1. Nex-Tech customers will enjoy easier access in and out of ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Galindo joins Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank announced the hiring of Cory Galindo at its Great Bend Loan Production Office located at 2700 10th St.

November 24, 2015 | | Business

St. Rose Health Center volunteers host Jewelry Fair

Anyone who is on the search for stocking stuffers and other gifts may want to take advantage of the upcoming B&N Jewelry Fair. St ...

November 24, 2015 | | Business

Millennials expected to splurge on themselves this Christmas

Millennials are expected to account for most of the anticipated growth in Christmas spending this year, with 47 percent saying they’ll spend more than ...

November 24, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | Business

Gentiva Hospice an affiliate of Kindred at Home celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Month

Gentiva Hospice – part of Kindred at Home, the nation's largest provider of home health and hospice services – joins in celebrating National Home Care and ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

Thanks and Sharing in November

The first wave of Mary Kay Chemo Care packages were delivered to the staff at the Great Bend Heartland Cancer Center this week by Mary ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

BBB joins Fraud Awareness Movement

etter Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is reminding consumers and businesses that Nov. 15 – 21, is International ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

Eric Schoendaler promoted at First Kansas Bank

Eric Schoendaler has been promoted to Assistant Vice President at First Kansas Bank according to Paul Snapp, President and CEO of the Bank.

November 22, 2015 | | Business

IRS, States and Tax Industry announce new steps to help public protect personal tax data

The Internal Revenue Service, state tax administrators and the private-sector tax industry today announced a new campaign aimed at encouraging more people to protect their ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

​Ramsey recognized for 5 years at Nex-Tech

David Ramsey reached five years of service with Nex-Tech on Nov. 15. He is a customer sales sssistant at the Great Bend office.

November 20, 2015 | | Business

​Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita is recipient of Spirit Aerosystems Good Neighbor Fund Grant

WICHITA – Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita has received a $15,000 Good Neighbor Fund Grant from Spirit AeroSystems. The grant benefits RMHC Wichita's Adopt ...

November 20, 2015 | | Business

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