The Great Bend Cooperative and Land of Lakes, Inc. joined forces by donating $2,000 to the Community Food Bank of Barton County. Land of Lakes has a program to match local cooperatives donations to organizations that help the quality of life in their communities. The Great Bend Cooperative Board and employees support the Food Bank in their efforts to help the people in need in our area.
GasBuddy.com, the retail gas price tracker supported by millions of volunteer price spotters across the United States and Canada, has started giving away $100 in free gas as it will do every single day in 2014. The first winner of the new $100 daily prize was a driver from Aurora, Ill.
Regina Millenheft's willingness to go the extra mile has earned her the top employee award for the second year in a row at Rosewood Services. Serving as residential manager, Millenheft was named "Shining Star of the Year" for 2013. She took home the same award last year, after working for Rosewood Services for just 10 months. With a complete year under her belt this time, Millenheft was duly recognized for her stellar efforts once again.
Knight Land & Cattle Company announced late Tuesday that Innovative Livestock Services Inc. has agreed to purchase Knight Feedlot, Inc. located in Lyons. With the sale, ILS will acquire 100 percent control of KFL. This announcement does not involve Knight Land & Cattle Company, Knight Farms, or Bar-K-Bar Trucking.
Women who undergo routine mammograms now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them, digital mammography. Great Bend Regional Hospital is the first healthcare provider in Central Kansas to feature the state-of-the-art system, Selenia™ digital mammography together with the breast cushion, MammoPad®, from Hologic™.
After 42 years of feeding cattle commercially, Knight Feedlot will merge with Innovative Livestock Services operations on Jan. 1. ILS is a diversified cattle feeding and farming operation with headquarters in Great Bend. ILS owns and operates nine feedyards in Kansas and Nebraska. Total feeding capacity including the Knight yard is approximately 165,000 head. ILS has offices in Manhattan, where the risk management, cattle procurement, and grain procurement teams are located. Lee Borck is the CEO ofiLS.
Since Raymond Brown knows there is no way to tell if radon gas is a problem without a proper test, he suggests all home and business owners have their properties checked.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health has announced that as of Jan. 1 it will partner with Kearny County Hospital in Lakin to serve western Kansas kids in Greeley, Wichita, Scott, Lane, Hamilton, Kearny, Finney, Stanton, Grant, Haskell, and Stevens, Seward counties.
The Great Bend Board of Realtors held their annual luncheon and installation of officers on Wednesday Dec. 3 at the Rosewood Wine Cellar facility. The newly installed officers for 2014 are:
The Internal Revenue Service today announced plans to open the 2014 filing season on Jan. 31 and encouraged taxpayers to use e-file or Free File as the fastest way to receive refunds.
The Otis Linde facility held its annual food drive in conjunction with the Linde Cares United Way Campaign during the month of November. The facility had a tremendous employee turnout with generous donations to both activities. The Otis employees collected over 400 pounds of food that will be distributed to two local food banks.
Farmers Bank & Trust announces the appointment of Richard Rugan to its board of directors.
Message therapist Tonya Jones has joined the staff of Hair Central, 3800 Forest in Great Bend. She is available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and can be reached at 620-282-4049.
CPI wanted to involve employees in giving and chose to manage its giving through a donor advised fund at the Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF). Corporate donor advised funds allow a company to make a charitable gift, establish a fund in the company's name, and remain involved by recommending grants to charitable agencies or projects.
Residents of the city of Seward recently voted by a 3-to-1 margin to sell their city's electric system to Midwest Energy, Inc. On Mar. 25, Stafford County Commissioners certified the results of the mail-in ballot, making the vote official.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. - American AgCredit, a farmer-owned financial cooperative, recently announced net income of $98.9 million for the 2014 calendar year along with a cash dividend distribution of $39 million to its shareholders. This compares to net income of $111 million and a cash dividend of $37 million in 2013. American AgCredit has returned over $250 million to its customer-owners since 2005.
Once again, researchers have found that political polarization is a driving force in income inequality.
Whether the product is a gym membership, a magazine, a weight-loss program or teeth whitener, low- or no-cost introductory offers are a frequently used marketing tactic for grabbing your attention, and your money. Astute consumers are should stay aware that there sometimes is a catch. Your Better Business Bureau offers this free advice regarding free trial offers. (But without the strings that accompany most things that are "free.")
Attending their second comptetion of the year, students at Euphoria Dance Center earned several first overall in category awards in all three divisions of the Starpower International Dance Competition held March 13-15 at Century II, Mary Jane Teall Theater in Wichita.
Twitter is expanding beyond its 140 character tweets and is making a move into venture capital, investing in a company that wants to compete with Google's Android mobile operating system.
When the Federal Reserve was established in 1913, over 30,000 different currencies were in some type of use throughout the United States. The lack of a uniform currency contributed to systemic weaknesses in the monetary system, including bank runs, unstable interest rates and prices, and an overall lack of confidence in banking institutions. Thanks to its capacity to mitigate each of the aforementioned issues, along with many others, the Federal Reserve has played a key role in stabilizing the United States economy.
According to a new study released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the percentage of homes that can claim a “middle-class” income has shrunk significantly since the year 2000.
It's interesting living with a high school junior.
A retirement reception honoring Renee Johnson, who is retiring from Keller Real Estate and Insurance Agency after many years of service, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at St. Patricks Parish Center, 4100 Broadway. The public is invited to attend.
The merits of saving for retirement were instilled in Neeraj Joshi by his parents early.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Joe Augustine has joined the company as a Substation Technician Apprentice II-1st 6 months in Great Bend.
Growing up in the 1980s, I remember liking Rockwell’s "Somebody’s Watching" Me. As far as I know, he was a one-hit wonder, but I find I still like that song. I even have it on my iTunes. At the time it was different and kind of funny.
An old conundrum holds that you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job.
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