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BBB advice on giving wisely to the Newtown families

Americans deeply moved by the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, are reaching for their wallets these days. As always happens when a heartbreaking event such as this takes place, many are led to contribute to the cause, motivated by the touching stories of the effected families. Your Better Business Bureau advises that care be taken when you select the charity through which your gift is given.

December 23, 2012 | | Business


American State Bancshares acquisition of First National Bank of Holcomb completed

American State Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of American State Bank and Trust Company, Great Bend, recently acquired First National Bank of Holcomb. American State Bank has a branch office in Garden City, so the acquisition will increase the bank's presence in that market.

December 23, 2012 | | Business


St. Rose orthopedist shares skills with Clara Barton Hospital

Abelardo Sotelo, M.D., found a new home at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center last summer and this fall he discovered his second home. The orthopedic surgeon is now performing surgeries at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington in addition to his St. Rose procedures.

December 21, 2012 | | Business


Harper Camperland gives to zoo, humane society

Children of the staff at Harper Camperland in Great Bend greeted representatives from the Golden Belt Humane Society and the Brit Spaugh Zoo on Thursday, presenting each with a $5,000 check from the business and its owners, Dan and Alicia Lear.

December 21, 2012 | Susan Thacker | Business


St. John National Bank promotions

St. John National Bank announces the promotion of Chad D. Fisher to President & CEO, Brenda Mansel Reno to Executive Vice President and Dianna L. Fisher to Cashier & Chief Information Officer. Chairman of the Board J.D. Hager, Jr. states, "We feel the new leadership team will continue and enhance our mission at SJNB to build lasting relationships with the customers and communities we serve. We are all so pleased to announce the recent promotions from within our organization".

December 16, 2012 | | Business


Beautiful Beginnings' donation helps Heartland Cancer Center patients

The Heartland Cancer Center is once again the beneficiary of a local fundraising event at a downtown business.

December 15, 2012 | | Business


Healthcare foundation to continue as partner of Children’s Miracle Network

William Newton Healthcare Foundation in Winfield has announced that as of Jan. 1 it will continue to serve 11 counties as a partner of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health in Wichita.

December 14, 2012 | | Business


Christmas party

December 14, 2012 | | Business


TOPS gauges interest in evening weight-loss group

The Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss support group is interested in starting an evening group in Great Bend, said Beverly Bednasek, TOPS KS coordinator, Valley Center.

December 11, 2012 | | Business


Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo welcomes new staff member

The City of Great Bend is to announced that Danielle Ricklefs has joined the Brit Spaugh Zoo as the new zoo educator. Ricklefs' responsibilities will include planning, organizing and implementing educational content for the zoo programs for all ages, updating curricula to meet Kansas Standards and teach various educational programs and presentations.

December 11, 2012 | | Business


CUNA mutual group contributes $100,000 to Great Bend theater

Madison, Wis.,-based CUNA Mutual Group announced Tuesday afternoon that it has pledged $100,000 over three years to the new six-screen theater that is being built in downtown Great Bend. One of Great Bend's largest employers, CPI Qualified Plan Consultants was acquired by CUNA Mutual Group in 2009.

December 11, 2012 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Business


Pathways November Employee of the Month

Shawn Wear has been named Pathways November Employee of the Month. Shawn has been caring for the clients at Pathways for almost two years now. He has a great attitude and is always smiling. Shawn strives to do better and has been described by one supervisor as "Most Improved". He is always willing to work any house and any hours at a moments notice. This means he has to be very knowledgeable about many houses and routines. Shawn has definitely grown in his role at Pathways and is very well liked by the clients. He is extremely dependable and always ...

December 09, 2012 | | Business


Roenbaugh joins American State Bank board

Fellsburg native, Bill Roenbaugh, has joined the 10-member board of directors of American State Bank and Trust Company. American State has branches in Great Bend, Larned, St. John, Macksville and Garden City.

December 09, 2012 | | Business


Holste & Bowers adds experienced accountant Sheri Yager to staff

Sheri Yager joined Holste & Bowers LLC as a staff accountant in early November. Yager has extensive experience in accounting, having worked in the accounting department for the Fuller Brush Company for the past 23 years and last serving as the company's accounting manager.

December 02, 2012 | | Business


Pathways October Employee of the Month

Pathways announces that Katrina Kempke has been named October Employee of the Month for October. Katrina has been caring for the clients at Pathways for only about one year, but in that time, she has proven to be a very valuable asset to clients. She has been great at all tasks asked of her, while always focusing on client needs. She steps up and takes on new tasks even before she is asked. Katrina is a very strong leader, by helping others to keep their focus as well. Lorene is a team player who will do whatever is asked to ...

December 02, 2012 | | Business


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‘Telephone Tuesday’ sees increase in calls to businesses

Although Labor Day is considered by many to be one of the laziest days of the year, the day after Labor Day might actually be ...

September 03, 2015 | | Business


How to avoid wasting money on fees

When Americans criticize financial waste, they should point an accusing finger at themselves, starting with money needlessly spent to get at their own cash:

September 03, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Doonan® Specialized Trailer LLC seeks dealers to join its expanding network

Doonan® Specialized Trailer LLC, a leading manufacturer of platform trailers, including custom flatbeds, drop decks, oilfield trailers, extendibles, RGN lowbeds and double drops, has announced ...

September 02, 2015 | | Business


Smoky Hills Public Television receives 9 KAB awards

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters has recognized nine Smoky Hills Public Television programs and promotions. The 2015 award winners were announced earlier this month.

September 02, 2015 | | Business


A younger generation of farmers gets in the dirt

When she was just in grade school, Nicole Jeanotte took a test to help identify a suitable career. Her ideal job: Agricultural science.

August 31, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Smoky Hills Public Television’s Family Fun Day combines entertainment with education

Sesame Street's Walkaround Elmo is coming to Hays for Smoky Hills Public Television's Family Fun Day on Sept. 26th.

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Balance 4 Life program to start at Ellinwood District Hospital

Falls are the most common cause of trauma in Kansas. In the United States, there are 183 emergency room visits every hour for fall-related injuries ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Jacam Chemical Co. 2013 Assigned Patent

Jacam Chemical Co. 2013, Sterling, has been assigned a patent (9,109,084) developed by four co-inventors for the "synthesis of polyepoxy succinic acid compounds ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


“Farcing” hits social media users

Social media users are falling victim to a new type of scam with a new name: "farcing." At its simplest, farcing is just another attempt ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Saint Francis Community Services opens new state-of-the-art residential treatment facility

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) will mark the opening of its new state-of-the art Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) on Sept. 3, with an open ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Federal contract awarded to City Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning of Ellsworth

City Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., Ellsworth, won a $17,330 federal contract set aside for small business from the U.S. Army Corps of ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Dr. Ashworth brings expertise to St. Rose outreach clinic

A cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon is one of the newest members on the team of specialists available to local and area residents. Elizabeth Ashworth, M ...

August 26, 2015 | | Business


Dollar Tree Store back-to-school donation

The Great Bend Dollar Tree Store is the number one store in the state of Kansas involved in Operation Homefront. Customers of the Great Bend ...

August 26, 2015 | | Business


Dr. Nels Lindberg awarded KVMA Veterinarian of the Year

Dr. Nels Lindberg with Animal Medical Center in Great Bend, was recently honored by the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA) with their most prestigious award ...

August 26, 2015 | | Business


Great Bend fiber optic network construction in full swing

Construction continues on Nex-Tech's $1.7 million fiber optic expansion project in Great Bend. Earlier this week Nex-Tech placed its new central office at ...

August 26, 2015 | | Business


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