Kansas Wheat welcomes an accomplished communicator with expertise in the wheat industry. Marsha Boswell, who worked at Kansas Wheat from 1999 to 2008, has been named the new Director of Communications, effective Jan. 13, 2014. Kansas Wheat is the cooperative agreement between the Kansas Wheat Commission and Kansas Association of Wheat Growers.
Dianna Disque and Albert Strobel of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their QKA (Qualified 401(k) Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam and, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam.
For the third consecutive year, America's Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will give Kansas farmers the opportunity to enhance math and science programs in their communities.
Great Bend native Steve Tustin has been promoted to Senior Credit Analyst at American State Bank and Trust Company in Great Bend. He's been a credit analyst for the bank since 2008. In his new position, he will supervise two other analysts, review information on current and potential bank customers and assist with lending decisions.
Westar Energy is inviting Kansas schools, non-profit organizations and government agencies to submit proposals for solar projects and, for selected projects, the utility will partner with them by providing funds to purchase and install the solar panels.
Farmers Bank and Trust named bank veteran Robert Rugan as the new central Kansas market president. He will be based at the headquarters in Great Bend and will be responsible for all central Kansas bank locations.
The Hutchinson Clinic, in partnership with Great Bend Regional Hospital, announced that construction is complete on a new medical specialty clinic building. The building at 3715 Sixth St. is located on the Great Bend Regional Hospital campus.
Thirteen Rosewood Services employees were recognized for their years of service recently, including six employees who have been with the agency since its beginning 15 years ago. There are 130 years of service provided among the 13 employees recognized.
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.