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Innovative Livestock Services acquires Knight Feedlot

Knight Land & Cattle Company announced late Tuesday that Innovative Livestock Services Inc. has agreed to purchase Knight Feedlot, Inc. located in Lyons. With the sale, ILS will acquire 100 percent control of KFL. This announcement does not involve Knight Land & Cattle Company, Knight Farms, or Bar-K-Bar Trucking.

January 03, 2014 | | Business


Great Bend Regional Hospital now provides the latest in “High Tech, Soft Touch” mammography

Women who undergo routine mammograms now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them, digital mammography. Great Bend Regional Hospital is the first healthcare provider in Central Kansas to feature the state-of-the-art system, Selenia™ digital mammography together with the breast cushion, MammoPad®, from Hologic™.

January 01, 2014 | | Business


Knight Feedlot will merge with Innovative Livestock Services

After 42 years of feeding cattle commercially, Knight Feedlot will merge with Innovative Livestock Services operations on Jan. 1. ILS is a diversified cattle feeding and farming operation with headquarters in Great Bend. ILS owns and operates nine feedyards in Kansas and Nebraska. Total feeding capacity including the Knight yard is approximately 165,000 head. ILS has offices in Manhattan, where the risk management, cattle procurement, and grain procurement teams are located. Lee Borck is the CEO ofiLS.

December 29, 2013 | | Business


​M&F’s Raymond Brown certified to perform radon measurement and mitigation

Since Raymond Brown knows there is no way to tell if radon gas is a problem without a proper test, he suggests all home and business owners have their properties checked.

December 28, 2013 | | Business


CMN Hospitals at Via Christi Health to partner with Kearny County Hospital to help Kansas kids

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health has announced that as of Jan. 1 it will partner with Kearny County Hospital in Lakin to serve western Kansas kids in Greeley, Wichita, Scott, Lane, Hamilton, Kearny, Finney, Stanton, Grant, Haskell, and Stevens, Seward counties.

December 28, 2013 | | Business


Board of Realtors elects new officers

The Great Bend Board of Realtors held their annual luncheon and installation of officers on Wednesday Dec. 3 at the Rosewood Wine Cellar facility. The newly installed officers for 2014 are:

December 27, 2013 | | Business


2014 tax season to open Jan. 31; e-file and Free File can speed refunds

The Internal Revenue Service today announced plans to open the 2014 filing season on Jan. 31 and encouraged taxpayers to use e-file or Free File as the fastest way to receive refunds.

December 22, 2013 | | Business


Linde food drive a success

The Otis Linde facility held its annual food drive in conjunction with the Linde Cares United Way Campaign during the month of November. The facility had a tremendous employee turnout with generous donations to both activities. The Otis employees collected over 400 pounds of food that will be distributed to two local food banks.

December 22, 2013 | | Business


Farmers Bank & Trust appoints new director

Farmers Bank & Trust announces the appointment of Richard Rugan to its board of directors.

December 22, 2013 | | Business


Therapist joins Hair Central

Message therapist Tonya Jones has joined the staff of Hair Central, 3800 Forest in Great Bend. She is available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and can be reached at 620-282-4049.

December 20, 2013 | | Business


CPI Barton County Endowment Fund supports Lasting Life Ministries, Inc. and United Way of Central Ka

CPI wanted to involve employees in giving and chose to manage its giving through a donor advised fund at the Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF). Corporate donor advised funds allow a company to make a charitable gift, establish a fund in the company's name, and remain involved by recommending grants to charitable agencies or projects.

December 18, 2013 | | Business


Kut for Kids Tree

December 18, 2013 | | Business


Job well done

Great Bend Recreation Commission chairman Dr. Marc Huslig, left, presents a plaque to outgoing board member Leonard Kaiser, Dec. 9 at the GBRC Board meeting.

December 17, 2013 | | Business


Cheyenne Travel Agency, Inc. receives 2013 Best of Great Bend Award

Cheyenne Travel Agency, Inc. has been selected for the 2013 Best of Great Bend Award in the Travel Agents category by the Great Bend Award Program.

December 15, 2013 | | Business


Center honors long-time employees

The Center for Counseling & Consultation recognized employees at a recent annual luncheon. Individuals were recognized for their length of service to the center and for outstanding work by position as nominated by their peers as follows:

December 15, 2013 | | Business


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Twitter uses venture capital to compete with Google's Android

Twitter is expanding beyond its 140 character tweets and is making a move into venture capital, investing in a company that wants to compete with Google's Android mobile operating system.

March 27, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages

When the Federal Reserve was established in 1913, over 30,000 different currencies were in some type of use throughout the United States. The lack of a uniform currency contributed to systemic weaknesses in the monetary system, including bank runs, unstable interest rates and prices, and an overall lack of confidence in banking institutions. Thanks to its capacity to mitigate each of the aforementioned issues, along with many others, the Federal Reserve has played a key role in stabilizing the United States economy.

March 25, 2015 | Randy Shumway Deseret News | Business


The middle class has had a rough couple of years

According to a new study released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the percentage of homes that can claim a “middle-class” income has shrunk significantly since the year 2000.

March 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life

It's interesting living with a high school junior.

March 23, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Renee Johnson retirement reception

A retirement reception honoring Renee Johnson, who is retiring from Keller Real Estate and Insurance Agency after many years of service, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at St. Patricks Parish Center, 4100 Broadway. The public is invited to attend.

March 22, 2015 | | Business


Why you should begin planning for retirement in your 30s

The merits of saving for retirement were instilled in Neeraj Joshi by his parents early.

March 22, 2015 | Chuck Green Deseret News | Business


​Augustine joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Joe Augustine has joined the company as a Substation Technician Apprentice II-1st 6 months in Great Bend.

March 21, 2015 | | Business


In business and elsewhere, somebody's always watching you

Growing up in the 1980s, I remember liking Rockwell’s "Somebody’s Watching" Me. As far as I know, he was a one-hit wonder, but I find I still like that song. I even have it on my iTunes. At the time it was different and kind of funny.

March 20, 2015 | Jeremy Kartchner Deseret News | Business


Take advantage of today's 'golden age' of investing on the cheap

An old conundrum holds that you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Glenna Achatz named to Coldwell Banker® International President’s Premier

Glenna Achatz, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has qualified to join the company's International President's Elite. This prestigious membership is awarded to the TOP 1 percent of the approximately 85,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

March 15, 2015 | | Business


Despite low returns, traditional savings accounts still popular

Here’s a little math experiment. You have $1,000 you don’t need for the next year and you sock it away in an investment earning a modest .95 percent return. A year passes and you pocket $9.50 in earnings.

March 15, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


If you make $50,000 a year, you can afford a home in these 10 cities

Where in the United States can you buy a home without breaking the bank? A new report from HSH.com, a mortgage resource company, may help you make your decision.

March 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Local American Family Agency earns top honor

MADISON, Wis. –The Rhonda Knudson Agency, an American Family Insurance agent and her outstanding team in Great Bend, Kansas, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

March 13, 2015 | | Business


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