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Nicholson installed as KFDA President-elect

Bill Nicholson of Hoisington was recently installed as President-elect of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the KFDA Convention held May 5-7, at the Wichita Marriott.

May 25, 2014 | | Business


Walmart celebrates more than 40,000 veterans hires; more than 650 in Kansas

TOPEKA – During the first year of Walmart's Veterans Welcome Home Commitment it hired more than 42,000 veterans; of those, more than 650 were hired in Kansas. The commitment, launched last Memorial Day, guarantees a job offer to any honorably discharged veteran within his or her first 12 months off active duty. Walmart projects it will hire more than 100,000 veterans in five years.

May 23, 2014 | | Business


ILS to purchase Mid-America Feeders

Innovative Livestock Services Inc. (ILS) announced Wednesday that a contract has been signed to purchase the assets and properties of Mid-America Feeders LLC, located northwest of Great Bend. With this acquisition ILS will acquire 100 percent control of this feed yard.

May 23, 2014 | | Business


Residents move into Almost Home; day-care, respite services popular too

Toni Ely of Great Bend acknowledged that she battled strong feelings of guilt when it was time to find a new home for her mother. But thanks to the recent opening of a new non-profit venture in town, Ely has found relief from those feelings.

May 22, 2014 | | Business


National FFA scholarship awarded to local student

The National FFA Organization awarded a $2,000 John Deere Company/Great Bend Farm Equipment scholarship to Logan Evers of the Great Bend Hs FFA. This scholarship is from Great Bend Farm Equipment and John Deere Company through a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Evers plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Kansas State University.

May 21, 2014 | | Business


Dollar General helps Macksville City Library

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - The Dollar General Literacy Foundation on Friday awarded Macksville City Library in Macksville a $1,500 literacy grant to support adult, family and summer literacy programs. This local grant award is part of over $6 million in grants awarded to approximately 700 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 40 states the company serves.

May 17, 2014 | | Business


‘Dance Opposition’ recital debuts Friday

Just Dance Studio, Great Bend, will present a spring recital Friday, May 23. "Dance Opposition," a study of opposites such as Lost and Found, Good and Bad (competition winner), and Captive and Free, will start at 7 p.m. at the Great Bend High School Auditorium.

May 16, 2014 | Veronica Coons | Business


McManaman celebrates 30 years of service

Barry McManaman, Great Bend area engineer for the Kansas Department of Transportation, has achieved a career milestone and is celebrating 30 years of valued service to the State of Kansas.

May 15, 2014 | | Business


Local American Family Insurance Agency Rhonda Knudson Agency, Inc earns American Star Excellence in

Rhonda Knudson Agency an American Family Insurance agency in Great Bend, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. Knudson joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service. "It takes a team and we have a great one," said Rhonda Knudson.

May 11, 2014 | | Business


Sunflower Bank contributes over $2,300 to Great Bend schools and students

Wrapping up the 13th year of the ABC Program, Sunflower Bank contributed $2,332 to schools and students in the Great Bend area. Add this amount to the previous years' contributions and the total since the ABC Program's inception in 2001 is an impressive $34,909 for this area.

May 11, 2014 | | Business


Harden Hospice Kansas changes name to Gentiva Hospice

Harden Hospice Kansas, which has been serving Kansas for the past 10+ years, announced that it is immediately changing its name to Gentiva Hospice. A member of the Gentiva hospice family of companies since 2013, the name change now more truly reflects the relationship and resources of being a part of a national leader in hospice care.

May 11, 2014 | | Business


BCC honors employees for service milestones

Barton Community College honored three employees during an all-college forum on May 1, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for 10 and 30 years of service.

May 09, 2014 | | Business


Club 1 marks Bike Month

"Bicycle Bicycle Bicycle ... I want to ride my ... Bicycle I want to ride my bike. I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it where I like."

May 09, 2014 | | Business


Survey of Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice shows no deficiencies

When state surveyors recently visited Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H), they found zero deficiencies after a comprehensive review of the non-profit agency, Director Donita Wolf said.

May 07, 2014 | | Business


Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Awayâ„¢ Vacations designated Travel Insured International Agency

Marc Flood, Sr. V.P. Sales & Business Development and Kevin Herlihy, National Accounts Manager, representing Travel Insured International, recently traveled from the company's home office in East Hartford, Connecticut to Great Bend to meet personally with the principals of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, to review and learn more about the local travel company's nationally recognized and award – winning travel promotion programs and unique internal office operations, and to designate Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations as an official representative of Travel Insured International.

May 07, 2014 | | Business


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A more family-friendly minimum wage

Kansas City, Missouri, has now joined the ranks of cities and states determined to raise the local minimum wage.

July 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Your grandmother's loneliness could be dangerous

As if the Internet needed a worse reputation when it comes to online romance, a new report by The New York Times has found that ...

July 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


St. Rose changes name of Urgent Care; offers wait-time, mobile-device app

Delete While the many health-care services remain the same, the name of one of the St. Rose Health Center clinics has changed.

July 23, 2015 | | Business


What we get wrong about student loan debt

The rising economic toll of attending college has pushed many Americans to rebel against what has quickly become a status quo of massive student debt.

July 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Hays Medical Center Lifeline service now equipped with GPS

In the past, HaysMed Lifeline subscribers had to be at home or close to it to benefit from the service.

July 20, 2015 | | Business


Looking for a raise? These states might be your best bet

As the nation continues to navigate through the post-recession economy, attention has quickly turned from unemployment rates (which have largely returned to pre-2008 levels) to ...

July 20, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What one of the richest men in America is doing to teach kids about money

Warren Buffett is one of the most succesful investors in history. He's currently worth over $70 billion, constantly ranking among the richest men in ...

July 20, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Child poverty is declining, but there's still a long way to go

Child poverty has been on an incremental decline over the past decade, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.

July 19, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


This video wants to remind mothers who struggle with postpartum depression that they're not alone

Despite a widespread reluctance to talk about them, mood or anxiety disorders are a common element in many pregnancies.

July 19, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


American AgCredit releases expanded website - features ag news, futures market quotes, and a loan ca

Santa Rosa, CA | American AgCredit, a $6.5 billion farmer-owned financial cooperative, released a new public website today at www.AgLoan.com.

July 19, 2015 | | Business


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 16, 2015 | | Business


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