The Sears Hometown Store of Great Bend, has been named a 2011 Sears Hometown Store Premier Dealer. This annual award recognizes Sears hometown stores across the country that consistently offer the greatest customer service, outstanding store performance and standards, as well as exceptional demonstrations of local community involvement. The Great Bend store was one of only 190 locations throughout the U.S. to receive this national recogniition at the annual Hometown Celebration held in Orlando, Fla.
Tom White, owner of Great Bend Refrigeration, 2112 Main, announced that Mike Johnson has joined the company as manager of the residential heating and cooling services. Johnson is a longtime Barton County resident with 39 years of experience in refrigeration, heating and air conditioning.
Some customers have an idea of what they want, while others don't quite know which direction to go. In either situation, Dana Peterson can help.
C&V Home Improvement of Great Bend has hired Sarah Flipse's for customer relations and sales.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the addition of Ruth A. Bealer to its professional staff. Bealer works in the firm's Great Bend office.
Constance Winkler is available on call for members and non-members appointments at Club 1 Fitness during their regular operating hours. Services available are the Raindrop Therapy, Synergie Treatment and Bio-mat sessions.
Patricia Ledesma is now the Reserve World NSBA Champion in the category of trail pattern for Riders with Disabilities. The Rosewood Services Inc. client earned her new title at the National Snaffle Bit Association World Horse Show, held in Tulsa Aug. 17-21 at the Built Ford Tough Expo Complex in Tulsa.
As of the first of July, anyone with access to cellular, Wi-Fi or Internet service could download free smartphone applications -- called "apps" -- that allow them to engage with Fort Hays State University, Nex-Tech and Nex-Tech Wireless from anywhere in the world.
Rejuvenation, Inc., a full service Day Spa, Salon and Boutique, for men, women and children, announces the hiring of Elisabeth Wiethoff. Elisabeth is a Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from Professional Fitness Institute in 2005. Her formal training includes Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Pathology, Kinesiology and Business Management. Her practicum experience includes Bodyworks, Body Mechanics, Sports Massage and Eastern Influence. Elisabeth is specialized in Swedish, Deep Tissue and Acupressure massage.
While a Great Bend couple vacationed in Michigan this summer, Great Bend artist Sally Rychlec was busy painting a mural on the privacy fence in front of their home.
Regular customers at Office Products Inc. in downtown Great Bend may have done a double-take recently in the service department. The familiar face is that of Chris Frye, who has returned to OPI as a copier technician.
Cathy Estes and her staff at Sunflower Early Education Center accepts a grant check from Golden Belt Community Foundation for a specialized printer that works with their hearing screening equipment for more accurate and long-term record keeping. Golden Belt Community Foundation's next competitive grant cycle deadline is Nov. 1. Visit www.goldenbeltcf.org or call at 620-792-3000, for more information.
R.B. Tellers, one of the seven MyTown LP stores in downtown Great Bend, has a new service that makes shipping packages more convenient for customers. Package Express recently opened inside of the business, which sells products manufactured by JanSport, Fuller Brush and Coleman. Package Express offers packaging, wrapping and UPS shipping services Tuesdays through Saturday at its convenient downtown location.
Walk into the Kansas Raptor Center at Brit Spaugh Zoo and you'll instantly enter the world of Ornithology. Instead of feeling like you are studying birds, however, you will feel like you just encountered them in their natural habitat. Three permanent exhibits with life-like birds, trees, grasses and plants were installed in early July, and three traveling exhibits were also added. The exhibits provide a fun way to learn for kids of all ages, said Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory.
A recently published BankRate.com survey discovered roughly half of all working Americans and 75 percent of millennials do not own any stock or 401(k) plans.
Americans might not hate taxes as much as everyone thinks.
Retailers might have overvalued the way millennials shop online.
Anyone wondering about gifts for the graduate or mom on Mother's Day may want to take advantage of the upcoming B&N Jewelry Fair. St. Rose Health Center volunteers are sponsoring the event, which is open to the public.
More than half of all welfare recipients (56 percent) rely on government assistance because their job doesn’t pay enough, not because they're unemployed, according to a new study released by the University of California, Berkeley.
Anyone with asthma, emphysema or other lung disease now has a new option for pulmonology treatment in Great Bend.
Not everything about tax day has to be horrible. There are plenty of interesting facts to keep your mind busy during the lead up to the IRS' deadline for tax filing.
April 15 is understandably unnerving for many taxpayers.
For many high school and college students, the main reason they prepare for and go to college is to have a stable, high-paying job after graduation. The trick is to find the major that will maximize job opportunities as well as earning power.
Kansas Wesleyan University has received a $1M gift from Sunflower Bank for a comprehensive campus-wide technology infrastructure upgrade. The university has awarded the project to Nex-Tech, a Lenora, Kansas-based technology company.
Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate has been named a Coldwell Banker® Premier Office for year-end 2014, the highest honor given to Coldwell Banker offices worldwide. This award is given to Coldwell Banker offices that have exceeded annual sales goals and customer service levels.
Tara Cornwell of CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions has recently passed all of the required exams to attain her QKA (Qualified 401(k) Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam and, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam.
Nex-Tech Wireless recently furthered its partnership with Fort Hays State University by establishing two annual scholarship funds.
Upstate New York is becoming Detroit with grass.