It is nearly impossible to imagine life without the modern conveniences we take for granted. Electricity, phone service, even running water were merely luxuries to many rural Americans just a couple of generations ago. Today, these services are termed necessities for residential and certainly commercial development.
The Kansas Water Authority (KWA), in an effort to conserve and extend the useful life of the Ogallala Aquifer, is embarking on a policy planning process which will examine the existing barriers to conserving the Aquifer. KWA Chairman Gary Harshberger of Dodge City recently appointed a 21-member Ogallala Aquifer Advisory Committee (OAAC), comprised of Authority members and Ogallala stakeholders, to assist the Authority in this effort. The OAAC will play a critical role in developing plans for the Authority.
Sunflower Electric Power Corp. announced today that its board of directors has named Stuart Lowry as the corporation's next president
Lee Borck, Chairman of Innovative Livestock Services, Inc. was inducted into the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame in Denver on June 30th. Mr. Borck was recognized for developing innovative business models that add value to feeding cattle while satisfying the needs of the consumer. His feed yards and associated business ventures are meeting consumer demand through greater accountability in the areas of food safety, animal care and sustainable cattle production.
The game was kickball, not baseball, but it was still a hit for Rosewood Services Inc. More than 80 staff, clients, volunteers and fans participated in the evening event June 17, held at Great Bend Middle School. The inaugural event focuses on camaraderie through competition, and was organized by Rosewood employees Amanda Fellers and Erika Julian, explained Activity Coordinator Jennifer Stoddard.
On May 23, Credit Union of America (CUA) named Lana Dietz Assistant Manager of the Great Bend branch. Dietz will assist Kelly Higgins, Branch Manager, in all operations of the facility, ensuring organizational, financial, and service goals are met. She will also underwrite consumer and real estate loans at the Great Bend location.
Bob Thurman, Credit Union of America President, announced this week, "The Boards of Directors from both Credit Union of America and First Choice Credit Union have signed letters of intent to merge the two credit unions into one financial cooperative under the Credit Union of America name. Both credit unions are financially strong and committed to excellence in service to their memberships."
Laura Patzner, Executive Director of the Family Crisis Center, accepts a check from Pam Chambers, Administrator of Great Bend Regional Hospital on behalf of Human (e) Motion the run-bike-walk event held June 18th at the hospital. All proceeds from the event went to the Family Crisis Center to support their agency needs.
Doonan GMC received the GMC "Mark of Excellence" award from General Motors for the year 2010. This award is only presented to outstanding dealerships demonstrating strong marketing and servicing capabilities for the GMC product. Pictured left to right is Paul Bishop, Doonan GMC sales manager with J. R. Postlethwaite, Doonan GMC service manager.
Michael Holdsworth of Ellinwood has been appointed a full time agent for American Family Insurance Group, according to Ed Graham, district sales manager of the company,.
The Kansas CASA Association has been nominated by the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program to be one of five statewide non-profit organizations competing in the Walmart Associates Choice program for a $100,000 grant. Through this new grant-making initiative, each Walmart employee across Kansas is being given the opportunity to vote for one organization to receive the grant. Voting will conclude on Aug. 6. In addition to the opportunity to compete for the $100,000, each non-profit organization will receive a $10,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation just for being nominated.
Kelsee DeWerff, daughter of Scott DeWerff and Ann (Feist) Christiansen has joined the staff of Hair E-Clips. She is a 2007 graduate of Ellinwood High School and attended B-Street Design School of Cosmetology in Manhattan. She was employed at JC Penney Salon in Manhattan before returning home to Barton County. She specializes in haircuts, color services, styles and perms. Call 793-9050 to schedule an appointment with Kelsee. Ask for back to school specials.
CFG/New England Financial announces that Kelly Underwood has joined the firm as a financial representative.
Farmers Bank and Trust made the announcement that two new members have joined the Board.
Rhonda Knudson, an American Family Insurance agent in Great Bend, has been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program. The Knudson Agency joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.
Frank Callahan Agency Inc., agents for American Family Insurance, has announced that Caryn Kaiser has joined the business.
Land O'Lakes Foundation Member Co-op Match Program matches dollar-for-dollar the cash donation of member cooperatives, thus doubling the funds available for hometown projects. By matching funds for projects selected and funded by member cooperatives, Land O'Lakes Foundation leverages local funding efforts and ensures community support for programs.
The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Oct. 22, in Topeka.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation is pleased to announce that a new endowment fund has been established to benefit Almost Home, Inc. This partnership between the community foundation and Almost Home, Inc. gives individuals and businesses interested in supporting and sustaining this new organization providing residential and hospice care a vehicle for their charitable giving.
The Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association (KRHA) hosted their annual Evening of Hospitality in Wichita recently. The highlight of the evening were the "Starts of the Industry" awards, which celebrates the recipient's accomplishments and dedication to the industry.
PORTLAND, ORE. – SeaPort Airlines announced that it will take delivery of two of three new Cessna Caravans being acquired for the company's fleet by the end of the year. SeaPort's Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney will accept the new aircraft at the Cessna Aircraft Corporation factory in Wichita, and will pilot one of the new aircraft on a three-day tour of the carrier's Mid-South routes.
SeaPort Airlines announced today that it will take delivery of two of three new Cessna Caravans being acquired for the company's fleet by the end of the year. SeaPort's Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney, will accept the new aircraft at the Cessna Aircraft Corporation factory in Wichita, Kansas and will pilot one of the new aircraft on a three-day tour of the carrier's Mid-South routes.
Sunflower Bank has promoted Jordan Klima to Loan Operations Assistant. In this capacity, Klima will be making consumer loans and supporting commercial loan functions in the Great Bend and Ellinwood communities. Prior to the promotion, Klima was a Customer Service Representative.
Sunflower Bank has partnered with Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce to create a visitor information kiosk. The kiosk is located at Sunflower Bank, 13 N. Main in Ellinwood, inside of the ATM center. The Sunflower Bank ATM center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is located just north of the bank's main entrance.
SALINA – Sunflower Bank is honoring past, present and future service members and their families at many Sunflower Bank branches from 2-4 p.m. Monday. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served.
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