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Kirmer retires

Barton Community College Coordinator of Community Education Janet Kirmer receives a big hug from Dean of Workforce Training Elaine Simmons during her retirement reception Monday. Kirmer's last day is June 28, when she will begin working as the parish secretary for Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Great Bend. "It's something I've wanted to do for a long time," she said, but added it is hard to say goodbye after more than 35 years with the college. "The thing I will cherish most about my time at Barton is to see the students grow and fulfill their ...

June 19, 2012 | | Business


Job Fest deemed success

For the sixth year in a row, local job seekers were given an opportunity to network with area employers at the community Job Fest event, held May 17 at the Best Western courtyard.

June 18, 2012 | | Business


Fire extinguisher training exercise

Eric Bortz at Sunflower Diversified Services extinguishes fire while Great Bend Fire Inspector Mark Orth observes during annual fire safety training for Sunflower's day and residential support professionals. Fire Safety 101 included instruction as well as opportunities for staff to demonstrate their expertise in the use of a fire extinguisher by putting out a class B fire.

June 18, 2012 | | Business


Dove gives nod to ‘good friends and good competitors’ at ribbon cutting

On Thursday morning, June 14, DeVere "Rob" Dove III,, several family members and employees of the organization celebrated the company's 55th anniversary with a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce coffee and ribbon cutting to unveil the newly remodeled dealership at their long-time location on west 10th Street.

June 16, 2012 | Veronica Coons | Business


Desta joins St. Rose, ehances sleep center

Samson Desta realizes that some patients think they just have to live with chronic insomnia or other sleep problems. But he knows that is not the case and wants to help.

June 15, 2012 | | Business


Kids Day attracts more than 100 to Rosewood Ranch

PAWNEE ROCK - Nearly 60 lil' cowpokes braved 45 mile-per-hour wind gusts on June 9 for the joy of experiencing ranch life. Rosewood Services Inc. held "Kids Day at the Ranch" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family members joined the children, with more than 100 people participating in the second-annual event, which took place at Rosewood Ranch, located north of Pawnee Rock.

June 15, 2012 | | Business


Sateren joins Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate

Rick Sateren has joined Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate as a sales associate. The office is located at 4000 10th St. in Great Bend.

June 15, 2012 | | Business


Barb Wagner, Newest Jazzercise Instructor, to teach Low Impact classes to accommodate participants

Barb Wagner, a newly certified Jazzercise instructor, has begun offering classes at the Great Bend Jazzercise Center. Wagner earned the right to teach Jazzercise by completing an intense three-day workshop and performing a letter-perfect audition. Becoming a Jazzercise instructor requires dedication and thorough training. After submitting adequate references and putting in long hours of practice, Wagner recently participated in a rigorous workshop in Tulsa, Okla. sponsored by the Franchise Programs and Services Department of Jazzercise, Inc. She was required to learn approximately 15 Jazzercise routines for her audition; pass a written exam on basic anatomy, exercise physiology and nutrition; learn ...

June 13, 2012 | | Business


Rosewood honors clients, celebrates 14 years of service

Rosewood Services Inc. opened its doors 14 years ago as a small agency with a new approach to serving people with developmental disabilities. Clients and guardians alike have responded favorably since that time. The small start-up back then has evolved into the largest agency in the southwest region of Kansas today, according to Tammy Hammond, Rosewood's founder and executive director.

June 08, 2012 | | Business


St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center celebrates Healthcare Week

St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center recently showed its appreciation to employees, volunteers and board members by serving up a barbecue lunch during Healthcare Week, May 6-12.

May 18, 2012 | | Business


K-96 stores unveil their birdhouses

Oversized "birdhouses" are slowly popping up throughout town as part of the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau's scene byway promotion. Now stores along K-96 have collaborated to unveil their birdhouses at the same time, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

May 08, 2012 | | Business


St. Rose lab once again earns 'gold standard' accreditation

There are easier and cheaper ways to accredit a medical lab, but St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center has never settled for one of those options, said Carla Herl, administrative lab director. St. Rose has always sought the inspections of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), which recently renewed the lab's accreditation.

May 05, 2012 | | Business


McDonald's Reading Challenge has helped 1 million Kansas students

WICHITA - This year marks the 20th anniversary of the McDonald's Reading Challenge, an initiative that has encouraged more than one million Kansas students to read more books.

May 01, 2012 | | Business


Children's Mercy Hospital opens clinic at St. Rose

Two pediatric endocrinologists, one of whom is from Great Bend, have opened an outreach clinic at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. Both specialize in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

April 27, 2012 | | Business


Thirsty Thursday scavenger hunt offered during ‘Walk a Mile’

Great Bend's downtown businesses are in step with the Family Crisis Center's "Walk a Mike in Her Shoes" fundraiser, which will take place from 6-8 p.m. this Thursday in the courthouse square, said Christina Hayes, community coordinator. To show support and create a fun atmosphere, local retailers are offering a related scavenger hunting during this week's "Thirsty Thursdays" promotion.

April 24, 2012 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Business


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How strict should parents really be?

A new poll by YouGov found when it comes to the American family, strictness is seen as a virtue, not a vice.

May 26, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Hollywood's 'women problem' is on peak display, and there's a rather simple solution

With the release of the mega-expensive, and mega-anticipated, superhero tent-pole film “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” many critics have expressed fatigue at the manner in which Hollywood blockbusters portray their women heroes.

May 25, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Axman named a Top Cruise Producer

Paula Axman, Vice President and 26-year team member of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, has been inducted as a member of the elite group of 2014 Princess Cruises top producing professional travel consultants in North America.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


Co-Op receives national recognition for Cram the Van

Wheatland Electric Cooperative recently received recognition in the 2015 "Spotlight on Excellence" national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Wheatland received a Gold Award in the Best Event Category for the Cram the Van food drive. Shawn Powelson, Manager of Member Services and Corporate Communications coordinated the award-winning event.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


Military families have an ally in BBB’s Military Line

The approach of Memorial Day reminds thoughtful Americans of those who serve in uniform. It's a time of reflection about the sacrifice that many have made for the rest of us. The Better Business Bureau honors the memory of those who served our nation and remains mindful of the needs of the families of military members who continue to serve.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


BBB Wise Giving Alliance joins Federal and State Regulators for major charity fraud announcement

BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) joined with the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, and State Charity Regulators today to help the donating public avoid questionable fund raising circumstances and find trustworthy charities to support. The FTC announced a major action against Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


Debbie Wise retiring from First Kansas Bank

Debbie Wise has announced her retirement from First Kansas Bank. She is currently Assistant Vice President and Security Officer for the Bank. Paul Snapp commented, "Since joining First Kansas Bank, Debbie has brought her knowledge of the community and friendly attitude to our customers. Our bank team and customers will miss her infectious enthusiasm."

May 24, 2015 | | Business


One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates

Arguably the most pervasive takeaway of The Pew Research Center's recent report on the religious landscape of America is that Christianity in America is on the decline, and religion itself may be falling out of fashion.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Klusener receives '50 Year Award'

TOPEKA - The Kansas Funeral Directors Association Inc. held its 118th Annual Convention May 11-13 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka.

May 23, 2015 | | Business


There's a new trend among America's elderly class, and it's kind of depressing

Americans seem to be falling in love with the single life.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why housing costs are out of reach for millions of Americans

When it comes to the modern American economy, location is everything. As recent studies have shown, your zip code makes a huge difference when it comes to upward mobility and career opportunities.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's window into cultural attitudes about money

You can tell a lot about a person based on how he or she tips, at least according to author and researcher Kabir Sehghal.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


New operating manager at Club 1 Fitness continues family legacy

Club 1 Fitness announced this week the installation of a new Operations Manager, Chris Berger.

May 22, 2015 | | Business


Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of then president Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. As a result, the 40-hour workweek (based on the eight-hour workday) became fully integrated, and legislated, as part of American corporate culture.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What Americans get wrong about miscarriages

Despite the fact that 15 to 20 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage, Americans remain largely in the dark as to why and how often they happen, according to a new study by The American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists.

May 19, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


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