WASHINGTON (AP) - New cars and trucks will have to work harder to make the grade in the government's safety ratings program.
It took Brian Koehl about a year to buy the materials to build a backyard greenhouse. Koehl, a master gardener from Waller, Texas, bought secondhand windows and doors to construct the building that houses his roses and vegetables. Using old materials saved him money, and added interest to the structure. "I really liked the look of using old windows," he said. "It met all of my needs." Many homeowners these days are considering using secondhand ...
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford Motor Co. plans to eliminate more than a third of its Lincoln dealers in large metropolitan areas over the next two years as part of its effort to revive the luxury brand, according to a dealer who attended a closed-door meeting Tuesday.
Brian Meitler, Owner of World Pest Control and Sunflower Services and co-Owner of Toxeol Pest Management was one of almost 400 people attending the Bed Bug University North American Summit in Chicago, Ill. The event held Sept. 21 and 22 in Chicago was a huge success, having to turn away over 200 people due to being filled to capacity. The event hosted 14 of the nations leading bed bug experts speaking on a variety of ...
Cheyenne Travel Agency, Inc. has been selected for the 2010 Best of Great Bend Award in the Travel Agents category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
At the first of this year, national pet treat manufacturer Redbarn moved to Great Bend, occupying the massive plant vacated by Great Bend Packing.
Vicki Spina, Larned, has been named the new assistant vice-president and branch manager of American State Bank and Trust Company's west branch in Great Bend. She replaces Harold Langrehr who retired on Thursday, Sept. 30. Spina assumed her duties on Friday, Oct. 1.
Drs. Danny and Sclie Murray of Murray Chiropractic Center have attended several seminars recently in the Kansas City area. Dr. Danny attended a nutrition and wellness seminar on Aug. 13-15, while Dr. Sclie attended a seminar on practical neurology the same weekend. On Sept. 18 and 19, Dr. Sclie attended a challenged child seminar, which addressed the unique needs of adjusting children with conditions such as autism, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and ...
LINCOLN, Neb. – Scott Stinemetz of Great Bend and his horse Diego turned in a championship performance to win the 2010 Extreme Mustang Makeover last Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. The pair earned $2,500 for their performance. Stinemetz and Diego wowed the crowd and the judges – scoring an 86 in the finals out of a possible 90 points. They were ranked third coming into the finals. The ...
When Dan Boone of Boone's Maytag Home Appliance Center, 3014 10th Street, heard about a need in Barton Community College's Early Childhood Care Giver and Educator Program, he knew he had just what the program needed and a way to deliver it. Part of the training the Early Childhood Program gives its students is how to provide good, nutritional meals and snacks to the children they will someday be ...
The Kansas Community Mental Health Centers' Organization of Medical Directors and Psychiatric Staff (KCOMPS) have selected Patrick Stang, M.D. for the 2010 VJ Reddy Memorial Award. This award is presented annually to a Kansas community mental health center medical staff member who most embodies the professional and personal attributes of D. Reddy; as exemplified by his passion for the art and practice of Psychiatry, his dedication to the life-long learning and leadership, and his unwavering ...
On Wednesday, Great Bend Regional Hospital had updated training on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act for area physicians and office staff members.
It is easy for Treaders Deli Manager Linn Hogg to sum up what the new Main Street eatery is all about.
One is a residential manager; the other is an administrative assistant. Respectively, Heidi Freeman and Brandi Alloway, perform different jobs for Rosewood Services Inc., yet they work toward similar goals: To improve the lives of their clients they serve and to support Rosewood's staff. The two Rosewood employees recently were recognized as recipients of the Shining Star award, chosen by fellow Rosewood employees for their work performances last month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Author Diana Webster announces the release of her new family novel, "The Parent," which helps parents examine their own relationships with their children.
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 ...
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