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Commissioner’s Corner-September 2014 By Sandy Praeger Earthquake insurance coverage can be an optio

The recent spate of measurable earthquakes in Oklahoma, California, and even in Kansas have prompted some consumers and the media to wonder about earthquake insurance options.

September 03, 2014 | Sandy Praeger | Business


KHA Leadership Institute graduates 32

The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its 13th class of 32 students on Aug. 22 at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita. Students, including John Moshier from Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington, Donita from St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in Great Bend, were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals.

September 03, 2014 | | Business


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


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ElderCare Inc. celebrates years of service

ElderCare Inc. recognizes Karen Appel of Great Bend for 18 years of service. Also celebrating a milestone this month is Linda Black of Great Bend with seven years of service.

July 19, 2015 | | Business


Argonne Rebels "Hometown Team"

For more than three decades the hometown team providing the support essential to the life and success of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps was the community of Great Bend and Barton County. An estimated 2,000 area youth, ages 10 through 21, participated in the program. Alumni often describe their membership in the corps as "transformational." Non-tax supported, the corps was dependent on the generosity of local fraternal and civic organizations, churches, school systems, businesses, law enforcement agencies, talented and dedicated staff, families, friends, and countless fans.

July 19, 2015 | | Business


Textbooks just keep making people mad

Things are getting strange in the world of textbooks.

July 17, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


St. Rose, HaysMed team now providing one-day procedures in new surgery suite

St. Rose Health Center is now home to a new, technologically advanced surgical suite on the second floor of the facility, said Cathy Boyd, R.N.

July 16, 2015 | | Business


Incredible Years enrollment starts; open house planned

Enrollment for the fall term at Incredible Years Preschool is open now for children ages 2-and-a-half to 5, and since space is limited, parents are encouraged to register soon.

July 16, 2015 | | Business


Are you supporting abuse by buying Harper Lee's new book?

With the release of Harper Lee’s long-awaited second novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” this week, there’s been a renewed discussion about whether or not the book is the result of what’s called “elder abuse.”

July 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Sunflower Bank sets a goal to donate $50,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters®

Sunflower Bank is going big to raise funds and gain volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters. From July 1, through Sept. 30, Sunflower Bank and local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapters are teaming up to increase the number of adult volunteers, help children in need find a mentor, and raise $50,000.

July 16, 2015 | | Business


Cherry Village resident adopts dog; everyone welcomes the newcomer

Bradley Bussen may be the "parent" of the little newcomer to Cherry Village Benevolence Inc., but he is sharing the joy of pet-hood with his extended family.

July 15, 2015 | | Business


Simpson Farm Enterprises employees honored for Apache Sprayer sales

Four sales people at Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, were recognized for outstanding Apache self-propelled sprayer sales performance by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.

July 15, 2015 | | Business


Open Mic Night

A-440 Music Store, 1207 Main Street in Great Bend held an Open Mic Night on July 10, where two local music studio's participated. Glenna Gaunt of Gaunt's Music Studio announced the winners from the studio's sight-reading contest at the evening's event. First place winner of the sight-reading contest was Lexi Ratcliff of Great Bend, successfully completing 68 exercises. Second place winner was Haley Troyer, of Ellinwood, successfully completing 21 exercises. Third place winner was Jadynce Schroeder of Great Bend, successfully completing 20 exercises. All of the winners also sang at the open mic night along with ...

July 15, 2015 | | Business


Why being glued to your smartphone is bad for you and even worse for your children

Roughly half of all smartphone users don’t just like their devices, they can’t even imagine life without them.

July 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The 3 most important elements of a successful marriage

The art of marriage is typically thought of to be exactly that — an art form.

July 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


​Butler attains Double Diamond sales at Simpson Farm Enterprises

MOORESVILLE, Indiana, – Four sales people at Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, were recognized for outstanding Apache self-propelled sprayer sales performance by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.

July 13, 2015 | | Business


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