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Great Bend Sonic® Drive-In crew one of top 300 in nation

The SONIC Drive-In crew at 3909 10th Street, is one step closer to qualifying for the National Finals of the 18th annual Dr Pepper SONIC Games, the annual competition recognizing the best Sonic Drive-Ins in the country. The Great Bend Sonic is one of 300 remaining drive-ins striving to become one of the Final 12 teams to participate in the Dr Pepper SONIC Games National Finals held in Las Vegas this September.

June 26, 2011 | | Business


GB Sonic drive-in crew one of top 300 in US

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Sonic Drive-In crew at 3909 10th St. is one step closer to qualifying for the national finals of the 18th annual Dr Pepper Sonic Games, the annual competition recognizing the best Sonic Drive-Ins in the country. The Great Bend Sonic is one of 300 remaining drive-ins striving to become one of the final 12 teams to participate in the national finals held in Las Vegas this September.

June 25, 2011 | | Business


Nearly 300 attend Fun Day at Rosewood Ranch

Ranch life is no picnic, except during one special day at Rosewood Ranch. The 210-acre horse ranch was clamoring with youthful cowboy bravado on Saturday, June 11, for the inaugural "Kids Day at the Ranch."

June 25, 2011 | | Business


Dr. Bauer joins Great Bend Internists at St. Rose

When Tom Bauer, M.D., gestured toward the window of his new office at Great Bend Internists (GBI), he said: "I was born right over there - right across the street." He was referring to the original site of St. Rose Hospital on the Dominican Sisters convent grounds.

June 25, 2011 | | Business


Barton Bookstore closes for inventory

The Barton Community College Bookstore will be closed for inventory this Tuesday through Thursday. The bookstore will resume its regular summer hours beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 5.

June 25, 2011 | | Business


Book Bags

June 25, 2011 | | Business


Walters retires from Kansas Highway Patrol

Colonel Ernest E. Garcia, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, has announced that Captain Richard "John" Walters is retired from the Patrol after serving over 33 years with the agency. Walters' retirement was effective June 11.

June 19, 2011 | | Business


Teacher of the Year

On May 13, Dickson Oklahoma Public Schools named Jeff Parsons the 2011-2012 "Teacher of the Year" for the district. Parsons was nominated for this award by his fellow teachers. He has taught 3rd and 5th grade at Dickson Upper Elementary for the last four years. Parsons is a 1990 graduate of Great Bend High School.

June 19, 2011 | | Business


Our Legacy House Open House

Our Legacy House, 403 Patton Road in Great Bend, will hold an Open House from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Our Legacy House has a fully equipped kitchen, work room, three bedrooms with a total of eight twin beds and is available for weekend getaways, meetings, or bridal/wedding showers. For more information visit www.ourlegacyhouse.com.

June 19, 2011 | | Business


Great Bend Public Library receives a facelift

The Great Bend Beautification Committee recently completed their latest project at the Great Bend Public Library. The upper lawn level on the east side of the library has been beautifully landscaped to include three new bronze statues.

June 19, 2011 | | Business


St. Rose gift shop moves to new location

The floor space may be smaller, but the merchandise is almost the same at the Gifts from the Heart gift shop at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. It also is still conveniently located on the first floor.

June 17, 2011 | | Business


Daniel Stevens joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is pleased to announce that Daniel Stevens has joined the company as a Transmission Engineer I in Great Bend. Daniel joined Sunflower on June 1. He will perform professional engineering work to evaluate the distribution operations as well as maintenance processes and procedures. He will also provide appropriate support to achieve the lowest cost and most reliable and environmentally sound electric transmission and distribution possible.

June 12, 2011 | | Business


Fuller Brush Company announces new manufacturing/design engineer

The Fuller Brush Company is pleased to announce that Martin Brack has joined the company as Manufacturing/Design Engineer, effective June 1. Mr. Brack is originally from Albert. He completed high school at Otis-Bison. After completing a Bachelors degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Kansas State University, Martin was employed as an Application Engineer in Valley, Neb., where his duties included design and development of tools, parts and systems used in irrigation. Martin will be providing much needed assistance and support to Fuller's engineering department.

June 12, 2011 | | Business


Rosewood Memorial Garden Honors 14 departed clients

In a place of springtime tranquility, 14 names are etched in marble tablets, which stand along the winding walkway a few feet above shrubs, plants and a palette full of colorful flowers lightly brushed by fluttering butterflies. It's hard to imagine now that the serene landscape was just an ordinary yard a year ago at Rosewood Services Inc. A two year process to plan, fundraise, and then build, the Rosewood Memorial Garden was cultivated with care to honor those Rosewood clients who have passed away over the past 13 years during the company's operation.

June 12, 2011 | | Business


Farmers Bank & Trust, NA and wholly owned subsidiary, CapWest Mortgage Corporation to merge

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was passed by Congress in December of 2009 and signed into law by the President. The Act represents a significant change in the American financial regulatory environment affecting almost every aspect of the nation's financial services industry. Over the last 18 months, various regulatory agencies created over 243 rules to begin implementation of the changes in sixteen categories in 2011.

June 12, 2011 | | Business


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BBB advice for choosing a tax preparer wisely

W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.

January 28, 2015 | | Business


Charity drive nets thousands of items for local food banks

The third annual Charity Supply Drive held on Saturday, Jan. 24, was deemed a success. Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club teamed up to collect donations at the Walmart Supercenter in Great Bend.

January 27, 2015 | | Business


Raindrop Repair technician attends Reinke advanced PLUS Seminar

Reinke announces that Stephen Batten with Raindrop Repair in St. John, recently attended the 3-day Reinke Advanced PLUS (Proven Leaders in Unmatched Service) Seminar. Service technicians representing 13 Reinke dealerships from across the U.S. attended the seminar in Deshler, Neb.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


RiverBend auction benefits Clara Barton Hospital Foundation

"Having a benefit auction with the proceeds going to the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation was a great way for us to support our medical providers and helps enhance services for our residents at the same time," reports Bryan Stacey, Executive Director at RiverBend Assisted Living, in Great Bend. "Our two facilities are a natural fit and have a great working relationship."

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Clara Barton to hold annual meeting

The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will host its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday at Clara Barton Hospital, 250 W. 9th, Hoisington, in the Turnbull Safe Room. All members of the Foundation are welcome to attend the meeting.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Becker Tire receives distributor award

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Phone scams continue to be serious threat, remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 201

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Battle of the Bulge promotes community wellness

BY DANIELLE FEIST

January 23, 2015 | | Business


Sunflower Financial and First Western Financial announce Mutual Termination of Merger Agreement

Kansas-based Sunflower Financial, Inc. ("Sunflower") and Colorado-based First Western Financial, Inc. ("First Western") today announced the mutual termination of their definitive merger agreement, dated Sept. 22, 2014.

January 21, 2015 | | Business


Young Professionals prepared for annual charity supply drive

For the third straight year, Barton County Young Professionals will host their annual Charity Supply Drive on Saturday, January 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter, 3503 10th St. in Great Bend.

January 20, 2015 | | Business


Farmer’s Bank donates to Head Start

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Clara Barton welcomes Dr. Howes

Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics announce that Jeremy Howes, MD, is joining the Clara Barton family as a general surgeon at Clara Barton Surgical Services.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


​Sunflower and First Western Financial terminate merger agreement

Kansas-based Sunflower Financial Inc. and Colorado-based First Western Financial Inc. announced Friday the mutual termination of their definitive merger agreement, dated Sept. 22, 2014.

January 17, 2015 | | Business


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