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Innovative Livestock Services, Inc. (ILS) announces the acquisition of Ag Systems, Inc.

Today, Lee Borck, President & Chairman of ILS announced, "Ag Systems, Inc. of Larned became a wholly owned subsidiary of ILS effective Oct. 1st. We are delighted that Don and Kent Schoonover have agreed to stay a part of this company as business partners and as shareholders of ILS. Barry Vratil has returned to Larned to manage the day-to-day operations and will report to Jerry Kuckelman, Chief Operating Officer of ILS. Our goal is to make this transition seamless for all current Ag Systems customers by continuing to provide the same high quality service and products they have received in the ...

October 11, 2015 | | Business

AT&T commits to bringing broadband to 35,000 rural homes and businesses in Kansas

Reflecting the company's long-standing commitment to deploying high-speed Internet access in urban and rural areas across Kansas, AT&T has committed to extend broadband to more than 35,000 rural homes and businesses in Kansas over the next six years.

October 11, 2015 | | Business

Kansas Optometric Association Conference

More than 250 optometrists and 150 optometric assistants attended the 2015 Kansas Optometric Association Fall Eyecare Conference in Wichita. Optometrists attending were able to receive 15 hours of continuing education toward the 24 hours required for re-licensure. Among those attending were Drs. Mark Judd, Russell McCaulley, Nicole Miller, and Chad Premer of Great Bend.

October 11, 2015 | | Business

The CHOICE is clear for new dealer who joins NuTech Seed® to offer customers the Power to OutPerform

Farmers in the Barton County area will now have more choices when it comes to fulfilling their corn, soybean, alfalfa, sorghum, and sunflower seed needs. Local dealer, Great Bend Coop has partnered with NuTech Seed, LLC to offer the industry-leading seed brand to local farm operations.

October 11, 2015 | | Business

Hospital Auxiliary hosts annual fall luncheon

The Ellinwood District Hospital Auxiliary is hosting their annual fall luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 .pm. on Oct. 27, at St. Joseph Parish Center. The cost is $8 per plate, and carry-out service is available. Opportunities to win great prizes donated from generous individuals and businesses from around the community will be available at the luncheon.

October 11, 2015 | | Business

Foundation raises over 50K for Clara Barton expansion

Clara Barton Hospital Foundation's 22nd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, dinner, and auction had record net proceeds this year totaling $50,965. Proceeds from this event will benefit the newly expanded Therapy Services and in-house laundry facility which celebrated its grand opening in November of 2014. The Hospital Foundation is in year two of the five year Complete the Dream…Continue the Vision capital campaign had has raised 1.268 million of the 1.4 million dollar goal. Pictured are Michelle Moshier Foundation Executive Director, Bryan Stacey Foundation Board President, and Jim Blackwell Clara Barton Hospital CEO.

October 09, 2015 | | Business

St. Rose Health Center now offering cardiac rehab program

Anyone who has suffered from a heart-related event or illness may now seek follow-up care at St. Rose Health Center. Its new Cardiac Rehabilitation program started early this month.

October 08, 2015 | | Business

Is the shift to all-day breakfast a good business move for McDonald's?

McDonald's now offers all-day breakfast at its U.S. locations, thrilling Egg McMuffin lovers across the country. However, business analysts are giving the menu adjustment mixed reviews, noting that the popular change could actually hurt the restaurant's bottom line.

October 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business

OPI Larned recognized for 25 years of customer service

Larned area residents and Office Products Inc. (OPI) employees demonstrated their mutual appreciation for one another recently at two local chamber of commerce events.

October 07, 2015 | | Business

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball welcomes new staff accountant

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd. announces Cindy J. Stueder as a new staff accountant to its professional team

October 07, 2015 | | Business

Warehouse clubs: Where to find the savings

If consumers treated trips to the dentist the way they approach outings to warehouse clubs such as Costco and Sam’s Club, they’d all go home with a mouthful of fresh fillings every six months.

October 05, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business

Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute graduates 34

The Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute graduated its fourteenth class of 34 students on Sept. 10 at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in Wichita. Students were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals. Helping to build future health care leaders is important to the Kansas Hospital Association. "We are committed to strengthening and promoting the leadership capacity of hospital employees in Kansas," said Tom Bell, president and CEO, Kansas Hospital Association. The KHA Leadership Institute was established to help hospitals provide professional development opportunities ...

October 04, 2015 | | Business

First annual Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild a Success

The first annual Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild was held Sept. 26, at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. Wine in the Wild, a fundraiser for the zoo, was hosted by Nex-Tech and participating sponsors and was a fundraiser for the Great Bend Zoological Society. From 6-9 p.m., adults enjoyed an evening stroll through the Zoo, sampling a variety of wines from Rosewood Winery and food from around the world, all while enjoying music from Little Big Band and the company of the Zoo's wild animal residents. Guests also had the opportunity to bid on silent auction prizes, donated ...

October 04, 2015 | | Business

Customer service: how to improve it from both sides

Customer service in today's marketplace is very much a two-sided coin: There's the business side and the consumer side. This week your Better Business Bureau has tips on how to make customer service a win-win transaction for both parties.

October 04, 2015 | | Business

4 signs you need to quit your job to advance your career

The idea of voluntarily leaving your job for any reason can be a gut-wrenching prospect. Perhaps you know folks who lost their jobs during the Great Recession, or perhaps you simply don’t want to deal with the fear of the unknown. Indeed, making the decision to quit your job – the place where you spend most of your waking day – is not a decision anyone should make lightly.

October 03, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business

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Milestone reception set for Dr. Roger Marshall

After nearly three decades practicing obstetrics and gynecology in the Great Bend area, Dr. Roger Marshall is shifting his focus to specialize on gynecology as ...

November 13, 2015 | | Business

St. Rose Health Center blood screenings set for Nov. 21

St. Rose Health Center staff members and volunteers will be on hand from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 for the next ...

November 12, 2015 | | Business

Schmidt accepts promotion to OPI outside sales representative

Scottie Schmidt is used to meeting face-to-face with Office Products Inc. (OPI) customers but now those visits are for a different reason.

November 12, 2015 | | Business

Clara Barton Hospital recognized

Clara Barton Hospital announced last month they had been recognized by the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation for recent efforts to improve the food ...

November 11, 2015 | | Business

KDOT announces approved October bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Oct. 21 in Topeka ...

November 11, 2015 | | Business

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