American State Bancshares of Great Bend announced today that it intends to combine two of its subsidiary banks by merging Peoples Exchange Bank, Belleville, into American State Bank & Trust, Great Bend, in the second quarter of 2016. The announcement was made by American State Bancshares President and CEO Donald R. LacKamp.
Could $1 really change your life? David Tudor is living proof that it could. In just two years, Tudor lost 150 pounds and, last year alone, he competed in 15 Highland Game events and 3 power-lifting meets. Tudor is now a certified personal trainer and managing a gym. Rusty Newton is another example. Once overly tired and overweight, Newton recently lost nearly 100 pounds- and he's now loving life, facing each and every day with abundant energy and motivation.
For the 25th consecutive year, the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas (PMCA) donated gasoline to the Kansas Highway Patrol to fill up patrol cars during the holidays. Through the Holiday Highways Safety Program, the PMCA donates fuel to the Patrol to fill up patrol cars from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. The donation will be of great assistance at a time when budgets continue to be tight.
On Dec. 18, Congress passed the PATH Act, which renews and makes permanent the Charitable IRA provision of 2006, making it easier for Americans to give to causes they care about. This provision has the power to help local charities strengthen their communities by allowing individuals to roll over up to $100,000 annually from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to charity without being federally taxed.
Nobody enjoys taking items back and doing so, at times, after the holidays can be especially burdensome. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa has tips to reduce gift return distress.
Following a review of the tax extenders legislation signed into law last week, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that the nation's tax season will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.
The National Association of REALTORS approved a name change for the Salina Board of REALTORS to now be known as the Great Plains Association of REALTORS. The name change reflects the merger of the Salina Board of REALTORS with the Great Bend Board of REALTORS, the Flint Hills Board of REALTORS, and the Russell Board of REALTORS.
Instead of another fruitcake or box of chocolates, Dr. Roger Marshall with the Heartland Regional Health Clinic decided to do something different for his employees this Christmas. He made a donation to Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas to support women and families in need, and he made the gift in the name of his employees.