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Roger Long, Rosen’s Inc., receives agribusiness honor

The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's annual meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.

August 31, 2014 | | Business


Simpson Farm Enterprises honored for outstanding Apache Sprayer sales

Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, was recognized for its outstanding sales performance in 2013 as an Apache Sprayer Dealer by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.

August 31, 2014 | | Business


KAKE News wins Emmy

KAKE TV was recently awarded a regional Emmy for outstanding newscast by the Heartland Chapter of the National Television Academy Awards. KAKE's "Good Morning Kansas" program was honored with the award for Best Morning Newscast – Medium Market. "Good Morning Kansas" is anchored by Jemelle Holopirek and meteorologist Frank Waugh, produced by Melisha Regier and directed by Russ Sturm. KAKE was the only Wichita television station to receive an Emmy award in this year's competition.

August 31, 2014 | | Business


Calcara becomes shareholder partner

Watkins Calcara, Chartered, a law firm in Great Bend, announces Taylor Calcara has become a shareholder "partner" in the firm.

August 31, 2014 | | Business


Friedel to head strategic planning for American State Bancshares

Kenneth Friedel, Wichita, has been named the new Senior Vice-President & Director of Corporate Strategies for American State Bancshares, Inc. The position involves strategic planning, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, process improvements and special projects.

August 27, 2014 | | Business


Long of Rosen's Inc. receives agribusiness honor

TOPEKA – The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's Annual Meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.

August 26, 2014 | | Business


AT&T expands in Great Bend with retail store

AT&T has expanded its commitment to the Great Bend area with a new retail location.

August 26, 2014 | | Business


Local entrepreneur represents Great Bend in Dallas at National Mary Kay Inc. Seminar

Jil Johnson of Great Bend joined more than 30,000 Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants at the company's annual Seminar from July 16 to Aug. 2 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

August 24, 2014 | | Business


RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD

It was a chance meeting at the annual Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Producers meeting in Wichita earlier this week. State Sen. Mitch Holms, R-St. John, sat and dinner with representatives of T&C Manufacturing and Operating Inc.

August 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Business


American State’s holding company, not bank, moving to Wichita

There has been some confusion about the recent news of American State Bancshares moving to Wichita.

August 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Business


Jon Prescott joins Envisage Information Systems

Envisage Information Systems, LLC (EIS) has announced that Jon L. Prescott has joined the senior leadership team as vice president of institutional business development. Prescott will work directly with retirement plan providers to introduce the Envisage cache of automated efficiency modules, enhanced feature capabilities for retirement plan sponsors and their participants along with outcome-based retirement plan solutions - solutions custom designed to the service provider's business model.

August 17, 2014 | | Business


Farmers Bank and Trust announces promotion/new hire

Hertel promoted to Credit Administration Officer

August 17, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Business


Secret Shopper Check Scam lures Kansas consumer

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa warns that if you're looking for extra income, it can be tempting to consider ads that recruit "mystery shoppers." Legitimate businesses, nationwide, do use mystery shopping – also known as secret shopping, performance evaluations, service monitoring and quality auditing -- as a means to monitor service quality. Market research firms, training companies, merchandisers, temporary agencies and other businesses specialize in recruiting mystery shoppers. Unfortunately, so do scam artists. Their advertisements claim: "You get PAID for shopping at big name, recognized companies because we need Professional Business Evaluators!"

August 17, 2014 | | Business


St. Francis Community Services Foster Family of the Year

Many people would balk at the prospect of a half dozen teenaged boys roaming about under their roof. Just the logistical challenge of feeding them would test the resolve of most. Others, however, relish the challenge – like Berge and Sharon Cox, retired corrections officers uniquely suited for managing a household full of adolescent boys.

August 17, 2014 | | Business


Dr. Rush joins OBGYN at Heartland Regional

Heartland Regional OBGYN, in partnership with Great Bend Regional Hospital, announced the arrival of Dr. Aisha Rush OBGYN to the Great Bend area.

August 15, 2014 | | Business


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Isern joins Mane Focus Salon

Caylee Isern, a licensed cosmetologist and certified massage therapist, has joined the staff at Mane Focus Salon in Ellinwood. Caylee offers haircuts, hair coloring, special occasion hair including up-dos, and waxing. She also offers massage therapy consisting of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Prenatal and Hot Stones. Her hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. To schedule an appointment call 620-564-3828.

February 01, 2015 | | Business


Superior Essex STAR

Superior Essex of Hoisington announces the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Dan Ukens, Jacketing Operator, was named the fourth quarter 2014 STAR Employee and will be treated to a dinner in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.

February 01, 2015 | | Business


New accounting practice

Brothers Adam and Brett Behrends announce the opening of Behrends Tax & Accounting Solutions, LLC located at 2001 Broadway in the Hiss Sherman Wealth Management building. Both Certified Public Accountants, each with five plus years of public accounting experience.

February 01, 2015 | | Business


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


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