The Barton County Quality of Life Endowment Fund will be accepting grant applications beginning April 15. The intent of the fund is to improve the quality of life in Barton County. Projects eligible for funding must make a visible enhancement to the community. Eligible organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designated IRS status. The application deadline is June 15.
Heather Nicholas, district manager for Kwik Shop, announced Sunday that Kwik Shop's April fundraiser raised a grand total of $95,500 for Camp Hope, a summer camp for Kansas area children who have or have had cancer.
After several years of stiff opposition, the Labor Department introduced a new rule Wednesday that requires financial professionals to accept fiduciary responsibility when managing retirement investments.
On April 4, the board of directors for Great Bend Regional Hospital received the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Brent Hanson. He and his family will be moving to Houston, Texas where he has accepted a position as CEO for another healthcare facility.
Residents living in and around the Great Bend can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. On May 13, the St Rose Catholic Church will host this community event at 1412 Baker Avenue in Great Bend.
When warm weather brings thoughts of spring cleaning, digital devices are sometimes overlooked. They may not be dusty but there can be a lot of clutter built up in our smart phones over time. Just as a clean household is more efficiently functional, phones, tablets and other computer devices will perform better when given a bit of a cleaning. Neglecting to keep a tidy device can impact your online security as well.
Kerry Noble, an experienced hospital administration professional, has been appointed the new chief executive officer for Great Bend Regional Hospital. Noble has more than 40 years' experience in the financial management and health-care industries, including 30 years as CEO for various proprietary, public, and physician-owned hospitals across the Midwest.
The March jobs report brought more good news: a 215,000 net increase in jobs and a 5 percent unemployment rate. That good news, however, is accompanied by new research suggesting that most of the new jobs are temporary.
Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. has placed an added emphasis on public-private partnerships to improve security and assist with law enforcement. A recent skirmish between Apple and the FBI, however, has challenged the way private-sector companies interact with government agencies, promoting a strange mash-up of opposition, cooperation, and even a healthy dose of competition.