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West Wind Energy wind farm project

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma are working with West Wind Energy on a wind farm project, with the goal to have tribal operations completely powered by renewable energy, officials said Thursday.

May 01, 2011 | | Business

Great Bend Coffee opens at St. Rose

While the regular cafeteria will no longer be available, visitors at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center will still have access to food and drink.

April 30, 2011 | | Business

CPI hosts Chicago Retirement Academy Conference

Financial advisers with expertise in employer-sponsored retirement plans gathered in Chicago the week of April 3rd for the CPI Retirement Academy. More than 160 advisers, representing over 6,400 retirement plans with assets in excess of $39 billion, gathered to learn the latest on a variety of industry topics designed to educate and inform.

April 20, 2011 | | Business

Just Dance Performance Company competes at DANCEAMERICA

Just Dance Performance Company under the direction of Kelley Scott successfully competed at DANCEAMERICA Competition on March 4 and 5 in Kansas City, Mo.

April 19, 2011 | | Business

Desk and Derrick Club meeting

Great Bend Desk and Derrick met on April 7 at Bentley and Assoc. Guest speaker was Dr. Scott Brantley, CEO of West Wind Energy, LLC. Brantley shared the company's success as a leader in the wind energy industry where they generate power with one of the great plain's greatest free asset "The Wind". Scott explained the advantages and practical applications of wind turbines; he notes "your energy future is a choice, not fate". Log on to their website: to learn more about their company.

April 17, 2011 | | Business

Manweiler Chevrolet staff additions

Manweiler Chevrolet is happy to announce they have two new additions to their staff in Hoisington. Billy Herndon has joined our sales staff and Mark Bogner joined our service staff.

April 17, 2011 | | Business

Rosewood Services SACK conference

Ten consumers and Rosewood Services staff had a "most excellent adventure" last weekend when they attended the "Self Advocacy is Risky Business" conference in Topeka. The theme, "Everyone Has the Right to Risk," was front and center during the three day conference, which was organized by the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK). SACK's vision is that "all Kansans with developmental disabilities will have the opportunity to express opinions and make choices in order to create a life where they are treated with the same dignity and respect as persons without developmental disabilities."

April 17, 2011 | | Business

Cornerstone Interiors winner

Becky Burr (left) was the winner of Cornerstone Interiors "$200 off Hunter Douglas Product" at last Tuesday's "We Do Windows" event at Cornerstone Interiors. Debbie Deutsch, owner of Cornerstone Interiors presents the check to Becky.

April 17, 2011 | | Business

Local schools benefit from First Kansas Bank donation

Six local elementary schools and one middle school received donations from First Kansas Bank of Hoisington, Great Bend and Claflin. Park, Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Riley Elementary Schools, all of Great Bend, Claflin Elementary, and Hoisington Middle School each got a 13 Colony Quarter Collection last week.

April 12, 2011 | BY LINDSEY BOGNER Special to the Tribune | Business

Boxberger joins Cheyenne Travel

As part of an overall long-range expansion plan, Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away Vacations announced the addition of Laura Boxberger to its professional travel team.

April 12, 2011 | | Business


Leo Radenberg, left, building engineer for the Great Bend Public Library and Central Kansas Library System, is shown with family at his retirement party on March 28. Radenberg ended 22 years of employment on March 31, with plans to pursue other lifelong interests.

April 12, 2011 | | Business

KDOT March low bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation today announced approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting was held March 16, in Topeka.

April 10, 2011 | | Business

Spring Expo $1,000 winner

Chasity Chaney was the winner of the $1,000 shopping spree given away at the Central Kansas Spring Expo which was held last weekend. She will be able to spend the $1,000 with any of the exhibitors participating in the Expo. First Kansas Bank and Stueder Contractors Inc. sponsored the drawing. Pictured from left to right are: Helen Combs from First Kansas Bank, Chasity Chaney with son Devin, and Lois Demel and Marla Poppelreiter representing Stueder Contractors Inc. and the Spring Expo.

April 10, 2011 | | Business

Farmers Bank hires corporate trainer

As Farmers Bank and Trust, NA continues to increase in size, the need to designate an official corporate trainer has become a major focus. The bank is announced that Maryln Schumacher has been chosen to lead this effort bank wide.

April 08, 2011 | | Business

ICC supports Sunflower’s early ed center

When Valerie Marshall learned that Barton County eliminated its share of funding for Sunflower's Early Education Center (EEC), she was "saddened" and, subsequently, attended a special meeting on the subject.

April 08, 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


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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