HAYS - Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co. and its brewmaster Gerald Wyman, obtained the title of Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer Of The Year, Oct. 12 at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the largest commercial beer competition in the world. This is the first such achievement for a Kansas brewery in the 27 years of the GABF competition. In addition, Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co. received gold and silver medals for ...
Recently Robert Winiecke, City Engineer for the City of Great Bend was approved to serve on the Upper Arkansas Basin Advisory Committee (BAC) to help provide information and advice on water issues to the Kansas Water Authority (KWA). BACs serve as a forum for community involvement to address high priority water issues within their region.
Genia Likes has recently been promoted to a managerial position at CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc.
Shirley Flick, CFP, has been selected by her broker-dealer, Cambridge Investment Research Inc., to participate in an exclusive Leaders Club workshop. Cambridge rep-advisors were asked to participate based on their dedication to quality service and prominent levels of success.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Kody Pounds has joined the company as a Planning Engineer I.
When Dannie'll Heaton worked at a church in Russell, she saw first-hand how Office Products Inc. provides customer service. She liked what she saw and now is an OPI sales representative at the company's Russell location.
Not only is Velda Hudnall of Great Bend the biggest cheerleader for her husband, Harold, she also is rooting for the local Parkinson's Support Group at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. Harold was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease 13 years ago.
Great Bend Regional Hospital employees participated in "Turing Our Town Purple" last Monday in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Employees were encouraged to wear purple, creating a powerful statement honoring the strength of battered women and their children and raising awareness.
Landmark National Bank "Dog For A Dog" event was held on Oct. 2 to benefit the Great Bend Humane Society. Approximately $800 was raised. Items were collected that the Humane Society needs on a daily basis such as 30 gallon trash bags, zip lock bags, paper towels, band aids, dog, puppy and cat food. A complete list can be viewed at the display at Landmark National Bank.
Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in March 2010, unscrupulous scammers have been creating ways to take advantage of consumers' uncertainty surrounding the law.
Farmers Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Sheryl Mauler to Assistant Vice President Securities Administrator. Sheryl began her employment with Farmers Bank on Feb. 21, 2001, as the bank's securities administrator. "Sheryl has been an essential part of the financial services department serving in the role of heading security administration. Sheryl's organizational skills and depth of experience are invaluable in assisting in the oversight and management of the bank's investment portfolio," ...
C&V Home Improvement Inc. will host an open house and ribbon cutting at its new location, 1107 10th St., from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Oct. 10. Refreshments will be provided and prizes will be given away. The public is invited.
Two Saint Francis Community Services employees were recently honored for their "excellent" leadership while working for the protection of children. The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) and the Children's Alliance of Kansas presented Lesley Percival and Sarah Haldeman-Smith awards for "Excellence in Supervision" during the 2013 Excellence in Supervision Conference September 18 and 19 in Manhattan.
Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month in October by organizing its third annual community food drive. The GIVE BACK Community Food Drive will run from Oct. 1-31 at locations in Great Bend, Larned and Hays.
When Nicole Miller was growing up, she was in the patient's chair describing what she was seeing or not seeing at a local optometry practice. Now, she is caring for patients at that same practice.
Dale Phillips, Barton County Road and Bridge, Noxious Weed and Memorial Parks Director, was named as the 2013 Highway Official of the Year by the Kansas County Highway Association.
Cheryl Gage has been promoted to manager of Commercial Banking Services in Long Beach for City National Bank. As manager, she is responsible for working closely with a team of specialists to deliver the bank's full range of financial solutions and expertise to successful, growing middle-market companies in Long Beach, South Bay and surrounding areas.
Harden Hospice Kansas recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on in celebration of its new office in Great Bend. Jan Westfall, hospice consultant with Harden Hospice Kansas, presided at the ceremony that was attended by 45 guests, including Harden Hospice Kansas staff members from the Great Bend, Hutchinson and Wichita offices. Chamber members and ambassadors, and members of the public were also included.
Barbara Wolford, an insurance agent in Great Bend's John Jaco agency for over three decades, was named the Agent of the Year Award by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents at its annual management conference Oct. 3-4 in Overland Park.
TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
ELLINWOOD - Owned by Ann Christiansen, Annie Mae's, 518 E. Santa Fe has opened in Ellinwood. The former John Henry's now also serves breakfast and has takeout and delivery in Ellinwood.
Author Diana Webster announces the release of her new family novel, "The Parent," which helps parents examine their own relationships with their children.
C&V Home Improvement has been serving Central and Western Kansas for over 35 years. Since 2011, the growing company has been under the ownership of Matt Hoisington. When founder Dennis Carson sold his business to Hoisington, the two worked to move the company's headquarters from Ellinwood to Great Bend, with an office at 2407 10th Street. After two years of continual growth, C&V Home Improvement once again needed room to expand. In October, they hosted ...
The mission statement for The Station sums it up. "The purpose of The Station is to bring emotional and physical awareness and relaxation to the human body in a professional, honest, and educated way with accessibility to the client at a reasonable cost."
Rosewood Ranch horse therapy instructor Melinda Suppes took part in a grueling exam last May in Loveland, Colo. She endured four days of a workshop, written testing and field work, all with the goal of becoming a certified instructor with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. It wasn't until more than five months later that she learned the results of her exam.
Derek Fredrick thought if the buckets were "poppin' pink" they would draw a lot of attention. And if the results of a recent fundraiser are any indication, he was right.
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