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Schugart’s service is Great Bend asset

For 50 years, Larry Schugart served the Great Bend area both as a banker and a community leader. In banking, assets are normally defined in dollars and cents. Now retired from banking, Schugart is proof that tireless volunteerism, community involvement and leadership are all critical assets to the community.

December 11, 2013 | | Business


KSNC-TV awarded station of the year

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC-TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year."

December 10, 2013 | | Business


OPI honors Nikki Snow with outstanding achievement award

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.

December 09, 2013 | | Business


Dale Phillips named Highway Official of the Year

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.

December 01, 2013 | Nick Grubbe | Business


Cheryl Gage promoted

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.

December 01, 2013 | Nick Grubbe | Business


Harden Hospice Kansas hosts ribbon cutting in new location

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.

December 01, 2013 | | Business


Wolford honored as dedicated, long-time insurance agent

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.

November 29, 2013 | | Business


Judicial branch appoints public information director

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.

November 27, 2013 | | Business


Restaurant reopens as Annie Mae’s in Ellinwood

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.

November 26, 2013 | | Business


Local author helps build stronger parent-child relationship

Author Diana Webster announces the release of her new family novel, "The Parent," which helps parents examine their own relationships with their children.

November 24, 2013 | | Business


C&V Home Improvement celebrates Grand Opening in new location

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 a Grand Opening Celebration at their even larger location at 1107 E. 10th Street in Great Bend.

November 24, 2013 | | Business


BMI Philanthropy Committee donation

November 24, 2013 | | Business


The Station strives to make world a better place

The mission statement for The Station sums it up. "The purpose of The Station is to bring emotional and physical awareness and relaxation to the human body in a professional, honest, and educated way with accessibility to the client at a reasonable cost."

November 23, 2013 | | Business


Rosewood Ranch instructor passes stringent certification

Rosewood Ranch horse therapy instructor Melinda Suppes took part in a grueling exam last May in Loveland, Colo. She endured four days of a workshop, written testing and field work, all with the goal of becoming a certified instructor with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. It wasn't until more than five months later that she learned the results of her exam.

November 23, 2013 | | Business


True Value raises money for Heartland Cancer Center patients

Derek Fredrick thought if the buckets were "poppin' pink" they would draw a lot of attention. And if the results of a recent fundraiser are any indication, he was right.

November 23, 2013 | | Business


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Great Bend Regional Hospital implements delayed bathing policy for newborns

Breastfeeding is a high priority for the obstetrics staff at Great Bend Regional Hospital. It's the reason their facility has maintained their status as ...

February 14, 2016 | | Business


Bureau of Land Management to install hot tap into federal helium pipeline in Rush County

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Amarillo Field Office, has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) relating to installation of a hot tap into ...

February 14, 2016 | | Business


Spotlight on Chris Berger

Title: Club 1 General Manager

February 13, 2016 | | Business


Club 1 Fitness plays to its strengths

The staff at Club 1 Fitness, 3806 Broadway, are here to help make 2016 the best year yet for health-minded members of the community.

February 13, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Business


St. Rose technology allows immediate access to HaysMed cardiologists

When Ed Habash notices a possible warning sign of a heart problem, he now has new technology that allows him immediate access to a cardiologist.

February 12, 2016 | | Business


McLeland recognized for customer service at all three OPI locations

Gentry McLeland has been at Office Products Inc. (OPI) only a short time but has already earned an employee-appreciation certificate for serving customers at the ...

February 12, 2016 | | Business


Midwest Energy more than doubles Kansas Wind Energy purchases

Midwest Energy has signed a purchased power agreement with Westar Energy of Topeka for 57 megawatts of wind energy from the Kingman Wind Energy Center ...

February 10, 2016 | | Business


Local accountants earn Lean Six Sigma Certification

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered (ABBB) is pleased to announce that Chris Halbleib, CPA and Nicole Zink, CPA recently achieved the CPA Green Belt certification ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Country Place® Senior Living celebrates 13 years

This week Country Place Senior Living assisted living residence celebrates 13 years as part of the Hoisington community.

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Mike Boys joins Panzer Insurance

Panzer Insurance announces that H. Mike Boys, LUTCF has joined the agency as a Licensed Customer Sales Representative effective December 2015. Mike originally retired in ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Birthing Classes for expecting mothers offered at Great Bend Regional Hospital

Great Bend Regional Hospital is well-known for its Women and Children's Center, which delivers approximately 40 babies per month to parents from all over ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Great Bend Regional Hospital leads the charge in Heart Disease Awareness Initiative

As a leading healthcare provider in central Kansas, Great Bend Regional Hospital was proud to lead the charge in raising awareness for heart disease in ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Jacam Chemical assigned patent

Jacam Chemical in Sterling has been assigned a patent (9,249,651) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for downhole application of ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


​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


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