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Orscheln Farm and Home LLC acquisition

Orscheln Farm and Home LLC, a Midwest family owned rural retailer, announced its acquisition of a 357,000 square foot distribution center located on 54 acres in Abilene.

January 07, 2015 | | Business


Insurance Planning gift endows new charitable fund

Insurance Planning, Inc., 3006 Broadway, presented a gift of $20,000 to Heartland Community Foundation to establish the Fred & Jean Berger Insurance Planning, Inc., Charitable Fund. The gift honors Fred and Jean Berger who founded Insurance Planning in 1968. Brandon Prough, chair of the Heartland Community Foundation board of directors, and Tammy McClellan, executive director, accepted the gift on behalf of the Foundation.

December 31, 2014 | | Business


Dr. Robin Durrett retires

Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics has announced that Dr. Robin Durrett, DO, has retired as of Dec. 17, in order to focus on his health and deal with a personal medical issue.

December 28, 2014 | | Business


Tax-Free transfers to charity renewed for IRA owners 70½ or older; rollovers this month can still co

Certain owners of individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) have a limited time to make tax-free transfers to eligible charities and have them count for tax-year 2014, the Internal Revenue Service said today.

December 28, 2014 | | Business


Resolutions to rehab: Move better in the New Year

While your holidays are filled with Christmas hams, sugar cookies and eggnog, the pending New Year and accompanying resolutions will be lingering in the back of your mind. And if it's been awhile since your last trip to the gym, you should brush the rust off and talk with your local physical therapist about ways to stay safe while getting fit.

December 27, 2014 | | Business




NCRA Food Bank donation

December 21, 2014 | | Business


Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center announces November graduates

Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Barry Grissom, U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas, during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 14.

December 17, 2014 | | Business


Salon wants to help kids look their best for Christmas

The Hair Studio at 1007 Williams in Great Bend is doing its Kuts for Kids again this year and needs some help from the community by choosing a name from its Christmas tree and making a $10 donation so these kids get their hair cut for Christmas.

December 17, 2014 | | Business


Pink Bucket Donation

Derek Fredrick, manager of Water's True Value, presents a $920 check for the Heartland Cancer Patient Care and Support Endowment Fund at Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF). The check represents 100 percent of the proceeds from the store's Pink Bucket fundraiser for breast cancer. Accepting the check, from left, are Leann Danner, RN OCN at Heartland Cancer Center, and Christy Tustin, GBCF executive director.

December 16, 2014 | | Business


Dashing through the snow jobs of scammers

Among holiday traditions for your Better Business Bureau is the listing of the year's 12 most frequently reported scams. Most of them have been around for a long time and there's no reason to believe that their perpetrators are going to stop anytime soon. So we continue down the frosty lane of rip-offs, with 3 more of our 12 scams of Christmas.

December 14, 2014 | | Business


New staff at ElderCare, Inc. starting January 2015

Robin Fabricius, Chair of the ElderCare Board of Directors of the local non-profit agency, has announced new staff. Gaila A. Nielsen will be the Executive Director for ElderCare, Inc. Nielsen will direct the Home Care and Nutrition divisions of the agency. Nielsen was with Legend Senior Living in Topeka and Lawrence as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Ellinwood School District and Alterra Healthcare in Great Bend.

December 14, 2014 | | Business


Generosity of Van Wyk, Inc. employees exceeds all expectations

It is customary during the Christmas season to give generously and to support local charities. A group of employees at Van Wyk, Inc. proposed to take up a collection from their co-workers to do just that. Worthy causes were selected in each of the states where the company has terminals. Dave Van Wyk, President of Van Wyk, Inc., agreed to match dollar for dollar what was raised by employees up to a total of $2,000.

December 14, 2014 | | Business


Great Bend Board of Realtors donation project

Realtor members giving back to their communities and participating in local events has been an ongoing effort for the Great Bend Board of Realtors for many years. They have given both individually and as an association. Some of the organization that have benefitted from such giving are: KANS for Kids, Special Olympics, Family Crisis and Kansas Honor Flights to name a few. The quarterly giving project has selected the second quarterly recipient as The Humane Society. The local Humane Society received $1,000 to help with their ongoing mission. As the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization ...

December 14, 2014 | | Business


KDOT announces approved November bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Nov. 19 in Topeka.

December 14, 2014 | | Business


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New athletic training facility celebrates grand opening

The Fieldhouse, a new athletic training facility located at 2817 9th Street in Great Bend, recently celebrated its grand opening with a Chamber ribbon cutting ...

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


BBB’s 12 Scams of Christmas

What if your true love gave to you 12 scammers scamming instead of drummers drumming? Each year at this time your Better Business Bureau reminds ...

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate announces new auction division

Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate of Great Bend has announced the addition of full auction services to its existing residential, commercial and land sale activities ...

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Amazon launching new store where you don’t have to check out

Amazon wants to make shopping at the grocery store so easy that it’s almost like you don't shop at all.

December 07, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Business


IKEA gives a hefty holiday bonus for employees, but there’s a catch

IKEA may not be lighting its employees' Christmas trees, but it's definitely brightening their pension accounts.

December 07, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Business


Federal Grant Scams are not Your Facebook Friends!

A Heartland woman reported to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa that she had been contacted ...

December 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Freddy’s gives back

Freddy's is a company with a mission. When the local Freddy's opened in October, they choose United Way of Central Kansas to participate ...

December 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


The reason companies change when they reach 150 employees

All tech companies in Silicon Slopes should be aware of one number: 150.

December 03, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Business


Kansas Corporation Commission approves Kansas Gas Service rate request

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) approved a settlement agreement in the Kansas Gas Service (KGS) rate case. The settlement will result in a $1.25 ...

December 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Insurance Matters

With winter on its way, Kansans should check their homeowners and vehicle insurance policies to be sure they are protected against upcoming winter hazards.

December 03, 2016 | Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance | Business


Cherry Village plans merger with Kansas Senior Living

The upcoming merger between Cherry Village Benevolence, Great Bend, and a Topeka-based, non-profit entity will result in enhanced services for residents at the local long-term-care ...

December 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Office Products Inc. earns Canon Top Dealer Award again

Each year, Office Products Inc. sets a sales goal for its full line of Canon copiers, and again it has exceeded expectations.

December 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Ribbon cutting planned at Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank will cut the ribbon and host an open house to celebrate its third full-service Kansas branch, located at 800 Coolidge St., at ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


New leadership at Alliance Water Resources

Alliance Water Resources announces that Sandy Neal, former VP/Director of Business Development and Human Resources, has been appointed as the new Alliance president.

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


4th Annual Healing Hearts Ranch Rodeo

Healing Hearts Ranch held its 4th Annual Ranch Rodeo fundraiser on Oct. 22, complete with its "City Slicker" mugging, ranch rodeo competition, family fun activities ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


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