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McDonald’s giving away free coffee

McDonald's restaurants in Kansas – including locations in Great Bend and Russell – will give customers who visit during breakfast hours from Sept. 16 until Sept. 29 a free small cup of McCafé Coffee. The Free Coffee Event is the company's friendly way of encouraging new guests to try McCafé Coffee, while inviting current customers to rediscover the great taste of McDonald's signature 100 percent Arabica bean drip coffee blend.

September 16, 2014 | | Business


Schartz joins American State Bank and Trust

Pawnee County native Pete Schartz has joined American State Bank and Trust Company in Great Bend as its new vice-president for agricultural and commercial lending.

September 14, 2014 | | Business


Pretty Pieces Bouttique to open

HOISINGTON - A unique store in the area, Pretty Pieces Boutique, 118 N. Main, will be opening Sept. 18 in downtown Hoisington, specializing in women's clothing for those who conceal/carry guns.

September 12, 2014 | | Business


BBB advice for consumers concerning data breaches

News of another huge data breach last week was most unwelcome. Home Depot notified the public of the breach, which may end up being even larger than the Target incident back in December. The eventual cost to Home Depot has been predicted to be hundreds of millions. The cost to consumers cannot be measured in mere dollars. Of course the monetary effect may end up being significant but there is also the price of the consumer's loss of confidence in our digital credit card system.

September 12, 2014 | | Business


Rosewood Horse Program Brings Second World Championship Back to Kansas

Nine Rosewood Ranch horse riders competed in the National Snaffle Bit Association World Championship Show Aug. 14-15 at Ford Truck Arena in Tulsa, Okla. For the second time in three years, Rosewood Ranch brought home a World Championship Trophy from that event to central Kansas.

September 12, 2014 | | Business


Sunrise Campaign kicks off; benefits infants, toddlers and adults

When the topic is "personal independence," children are not usually the first people that come to mind.

September 12, 2014 | | Business


Ribbon cut on K-23 project north of Hoxie

A project that improved 19 miles of K-23 north of Hoxie will be open to traffic within the next two weeks.

September 10, 2014 | | Business


CUNA Mutual grant recipients

Employees from CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions in Great Bend presented checks to the grant recipients of the Barton County Quality of Life Endowment. After submitting a letter of inquiry and presenting the needs for their funding requests, awards were given to: St. Rose Foundation for their Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic; Clara Barton Hospital Foundation for their Therapy Services and Laundry Addition; Great Bend Public Library Teen Spot Furniture; and Golden Belt Community Foundation for enhancements to the downtown area.

September 07, 2014 | | Business


Great Bend native and President and General Manager of Sunflower Broadcasting receives honor

Great Bend native and President and General Manager of Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc., Joan Barrett, was named one of Wichita's Top Women in Business for 2014. Barrett was among only 20 women who received the honor Aug. 26, at a special presentation hosted by the Wichita Business Journal.

September 07, 2014 | | Business


Walmart Foundation Seeking Kansas nonprofits for giving program

The Walmart Foundation State Giving Council Program will open the application period for its fourth cycle of giving on Sept. 7. Kansas nonprofit organizations can apply for funding to support programs within the scope of the "Focused Giving" areas that include hunger relief, healthy eating or career opportunity. Grant requests for programs that would fall under "Community Engagement Giving," i.e. education, health care access and other human services programs will also be accepted during this cycle. In order to be considered for grant funding this cycle, applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central time on Sept ...

September 05, 2014 | | Business


New Rubber Division Manager

T&C MFG & Operating, Inc. announces that Clinton Pangburn has joined the T&C team as the new Rubber Division Manager. Clint previously worked for ODFL as a supervisor responsible for all freight leaving the Great Bend warehouse.

September 03, 2014 | | Business


Commissioner’s Corner-September 2014 By Sandy Praeger Earthquake insurance coverage can be an optio

The recent spate of measurable earthquakes in Oklahoma, California, and even in Kansas have prompted some consumers and the media to wonder about earthquake insurance options.

September 03, 2014 | Sandy Praeger | Business


KHA Leadership Institute graduates 32

The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its 13th class of 32 students on Aug. 22 at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita. Students, including John Moshier from Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington, Donita from St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in Great Bend, were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals.

September 03, 2014 | | Business


Roger Long, Rosen’s Inc., receives agribusiness honor

The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's annual meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.

August 31, 2014 | | Business


Simpson Farm Enterprises honored for outstanding Apache Sprayer sales

Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, was recognized for its outstanding sales performance in 2013 as an Apache Sprayer Dealer by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.

August 31, 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


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