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.
The big screen television is, indeed, very big. And the brightly colored sign plastered on the corner is every bit as prominent.
With tax day swiftly approaching, a number of studies by the personal finance research website Wallethub have examined what makes a state great for taxpayers.
The new physician at St. Rose Health Center, who has started seeing patients, brings years of experience in family medicine to her new position.
Have you tasted Kansas Heat Hot Sauce, Million Dollar Relish or Hot Kosher Dill Pickles? These are just three of the seven different items produced in Wilson by Kansas Foods LLC. Kansas Originals Market & Gallery at Wilson will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 18, to sample these locally produced foods. Also featured for tasting will be a variety of Snack Sticks made in Wilson by Rick Weigel and his crew at Wilson Foods. A selection of jellies, dips and snacks, all made in Kansas, will also be available to try.
Wheatland Electric will announce the winners of its inaugural scholarship program at its 67th Annual Meeting April 15, in Syracuse. The cooperative will give away $10,000 in all. Recipients will be judged on their academic performance, school activities, career goals and a 1,000 word essay.
Sunflower Bank is partnering with Make-A-Wish® to help fulfill the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Sunflower has set a goal to donate $50,000 to Make-A-Wish chapters serving the Sunflower communities in Kansas, Colorado and Missouri. To reach this goal, Sunflower will donate 5¢ for every swipe of a Sunflower Bank debit card, now through June 30, 2015.
A new study, the 2015 Strengths@Work Survey, suggests that the path to great performance may be easier than we think. If we want employees to achieve their best we should appreciate them for the things they do the best—in other words, for the things that showcase where their natural strengths and abilities lie.
Credit Union of America (CUA) announces the following promotions and new hires:
The Kansas Department on Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) announced on Tuesday that Sterling House of Great Bend received zero deficiencies as a result of the facility's survey conducted by the department on Jan. 15.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of $31 million in loans and grants for organizations in 12 states to promote rural economic development.
E & E Glass and Gift sold on Feb 15, marking the end of an era of ownership by the Krug family dating back to 1969, when they purchased the E & E Pittsburg Glass and Paint Company, which had been founded in 1945. Throughout the past 46 years, the Krug family built E & E into one of the most recognized local businesses for quality glass work and windshield replacement, while at the same time developing an outstanding gift store, which offers an impressive collection of gifts, china, glassware, and unique furniture pieces.
Thrivent Asset Management has been honored with a prestigious Lipper Fund Award for Best Mixed-Assets Small Fund Family.
The competition dance team at Just Dance Studio in Great Bend traveled to Kansas City March 21 for the Dance Olympus/Dance America competition.
A physician trained not only in traditional surgery but also robotic procedures is now seeing patients twice a month in Great Bend.