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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


Great Bend accountant obtains CPA designation

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces that Shawna R. Robl has obtained her Kansas license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She is a native of Barton County and is the daughter of Craig and Paula Robl and Larry and Waynette Stroda and the granddaughter of Roy and Rosemary Robl.

May 07, 2014 | | Business


CPCS hires California tech specialist

Central Plains Computer Service recently hired Networking Specialist Terry Crouch, from Los Angeles, Calif. Prior to working at CPCS, Crouch worked in the Information Technology profession for 22 years at IT companies in the Los Angeles, Calif. and Fresno, Calif. areas specializing in IT consulting and problem solving for both local and wide area computer networks. He holds certifications in Microsoft and Juniper.

May 07, 2014 | | Business


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​Three imaging employees at Great Bend Regional Hospital earn new certifications

In a hospital serving thousands of patients each year, the Imaging Department for Great Bend Regional Hospital has about a dozen employees and keeps extremely ...

February 05, 2016 | | Business


Tribune Broadcasting names Joan Barrett VP/GM of KDVR and KWGN in Denver

DENVER, Colo. – Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO), announced the appointment of Joan Barrett as vice president/GM of KDVR and KWGN ...

February 05, 2016 | | Business


The top morning habits of successful people

If you start your day with a quick jog or by helping your kids get off to school, your morning routine has something in common ...

February 04, 2016 | Nick Anderson Deseret News | Business


Make your office a fun place to be, study says

Who says you can’t have fun at work?

February 02, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Are you saving or hoarding your money?

What would you do with an extra $750?

February 01, 2016 | Sam Turner Deseret News | Business


Breastfeeding in the workplace isn’t easy for new moms

Last week, Angela Joy, an Australian firefighter of the Victorian County Fire Authority, snapped a photo of her breastfeeding her baby during a community event ...

January 31, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Winter storm Jonas: Your loss is someone else’s gain

The devastating storm dubbed "Winter Storm Jonas" that hit the East Coast this past weekend left as many as 37 dead, reports The Weather Channel ...

January 31, 2016 | Sam Turner Deseret News | Business


Associated Youth Services to join Saint Francis Community Services

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) announced today that Associated Youth Services (AYS) is merging with SFCS in a move designed to expand and enhance services ...

January 31, 2016 | | Business


Keller Real Estate receives award

The Farmers Alliance Companies in McPherson have announced that Keller Real Estate & Insurance Inc. in Great Bend has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent ...

January 31, 2016 | | Business


Great Bend residents cite benefits of HaysMed surgeon’s St. Rose clinic

Duane Huntwork's medical issues began about 10 years ago when he was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.

January 28, 2016 | | Business


Cherry Village certified as Continuing Care Retirement Community

Jeremy Lewis has long known Cherry Village Benevolence offers the whole gamut of services – from checking in on assisted-living residents to round-the-clock nursing care. And ...

January 27, 2016 | | Business




How 5 retailers have responded to online-shopping trends

Wal-Mart announced last week that it will be closing 269 stores in the U.S. and internationally. About 10,000 jobs will be lost in ...

January 25, 2016 | Sam Turner Deseret News | Business


Controlled trial shows benefits of workplace flexibility

It's official: I'm a work-life balance nerd.

January 24, 2016 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Who has spent the most money on their campaign so far?

The 2016 election is expected to be the most expensive election to date. Bloomberg says that the price tag may be almost $10 billion, doubling ...

January 24, 2016 | Sam Turner Deseret News | Business


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