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Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center announces July graduates

Ottawa Police Department Chief Dennis Butler congratulated 57 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) Friday, July 11.

July 30, 2014 | | Business


Great Bend Board of Realtors present donation

One of the many ways that Realtors® strengthen communities and the lives of their neighbors is through volunteer work, and since 1983 the Great Bend Board of Realtors® has been doing such. Through either the Board as a group or as individuals, local charities have received a monetary donation or volunteer time from many members of the local Realtors® association. As part of the National Association of Realtors® efforts to help improve local communities the Great Bend Board of Realtors® is initiating a new program that gives local charities the opportunity to receive a $1,000 donation for their organizations ...

July 27, 2014 | | Business


Password primer

News stories about data breaches have gotten common over the last few years, so much so that it can be easy to skip right over them and move on to the next news story. During 2013 there were 2,164 incidents exposing over 822 million records. Nearly 48% of those cases involved compromised passwords.

July 27, 2014 | | Business


Tribune staff attend training

Ever since upgrading software this year, staff at the Great Bend Tribune have been learning the finer points of page design using the Adobe Creative Suite products. Last week, reporter Susan Thacker traveled to Topeka, where Russell Viers led a two-day Technology Academy at the Kansas Press Association office. The seminar was partially underwritten by a grant from the Kansas Newspaper Foundation.

July 22, 2014 | | Business


Straub International earns Farm Equipment’s Prestigious 2014 “Best-in-Class Dealership” Award

Straub International in Great Bend has been selected as the 2014 "Best-in-Class Farm Equipment Dealership" by Farm Equipment magazine.

July 20, 2014 | | Business


Farmers Bank & Trust at Barton County Fair

July 20, 2014 | | Business


Sunflower Diversified representatives attend SACK meeting

Sunflower Diversified Services has participated in the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK) conference for a number of years because it always promises to provide new and helpful information. Once again, SACK kept its promise.

July 20, 2014 | | Business


Walmart supports Kansas charities, food banks

TOPEKA - Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced that over the last fiscal year they gave more than $8.7 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout Kansas. Globally, the company and its Foundation donated more than $1.3 billion to non-profit groups, surpassing the previous year's total by more than $244 million.

July 15, 2014 | | Business


EDC dancers travel to Tulsa nationals

Dancers from Euphoria Dance Center in Great Bend traveled to Tulsa, Okla. in June to compete in the Talent on Parade National Dance Competition where they performed a slate of solos, two duos, and a small group dance featuring several high placers from the regional competition held in Wichita in May.

July 15, 2014 | Veronica Coons | Business


Thrivent Financial Agent Melinda Kurth opens Great Bend office

Melinda Kurth recently joined Thrivent Financial as a financial representative with a new office at 1311 Williams in downtown Great Bend. Kurth offers comprehensive financial strategies, personal customer service and a wide range of financial products.

July 06, 2014 | | Business


Fuller receives water quality award

Fuller Industries of Great Bend is the recipient of the annual Kansas Water Environment Association's Gold Pretreatment Compliance Award, Mike Bader, City of Great Bend Waste water Treatment Plant manager announced this week.

July 03, 2014 | | Business


Bartlett Grain to start building grain facility

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bartlett Grain announced Thursday its construction of a new grain facility in Barton County just east of Great Bend on the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad. "We look forward to bringing our focus on customer service and access to strong destination markets to the area's producers and the region's existing grain elevators," said Bob Knief, president, Bartlett Grain Company.

July 03, 2014 | | Business


Hair Affair therapist

Jessica Garcia is the new Massage Therapist at Hair Affair, 1609 Main in Great Bend. Receiving her license from Heritage College, she specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Pregnancy and Sports massage. Call 792-8656 for an appointment.

July 02, 2014 | | Business


Eagle Tire celebrates grand opening at new location

Charlie Lamb and JR Suppes have over fifty years of combined experience in the automotive industry. The two business partners had worked together as colleagues for several years before launching their own small business last September. Eagle Tire LLC is a full-service tire center located at 10th & Main in Great Bend. Their wives, Brenda and Amy, also help out with the administrative side of the business.

June 29, 2014 | | Business


Top causes of death in men are preventable

The Mayo Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cite heart disease, stroke, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease as the top causes of death among adult men in the United States. Life expectancy of men in the U.S. is slightly less than 76 years.

June 29, 2014 | | Business


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The president wants to extend overtime benefits to more people. Here's what that means

The Obama administration has announced that it will move forward with plans to expand overtime pay in what Politico has called “the most ambitious government intervention on wages in a decade.”

July 02, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The Gift Box opens at St. Rose Health Center; everyone welcome

Judy Fox and her colleagues are ready to serve the community at the brand new St. Rose Health Center gift shop. The Gift Box is open to patients, families and the general public every weekday.

July 02, 2015 | | Business


Is there a free speech crisis on college campuses?

Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, recently found herself caught up in a campus controversy for an essay she published on sexual politics on college campuses.

July 01, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


New St. Rose physician assistant brings expertise back to hometown

A Great Bend native has returned to her hometown to care for and treat patients at St. Rose Health Center.

July 01, 2015 | | Business


2 movies fit for the classroom

Pixar’s “Inside Out” has enjoyed a tremendous amount of box office success and critical praise since its release, as the Deseret News National’s Chandra Johnson pointed out on June 20, at least partially because of how it tackled the complexity of human emotions. No easy task indeed.

June 30, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why kindness is key to a healthy office environment

Office workers should come to the water cooler armed with conversation topics and a spirit of kindness, according to experts on office environments.

June 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


Champions in Training

By the late 1950s, many veterans of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps were "aging out," and a paradox ensued. While an all-time number of pre-teems were applying for membership, an all-time low were correctly trained musicians. To address the dilemma while reducing the strain placed on a volunteer staff, the Rebel-Heirs feeder corps was organized.

June 28, 2015 | | Business


More men think this is morally acceptable than women

When it comes to what are appropriate morals in a relationship, men and women seem to agree on plenty.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The 3 most important elements of a successful marriage

The art of marriage is typically thought of to be exactly that — an art form.

June 24, 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 the world.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Sterling House of Great Bend Senior Living Community to connect with its larger Brookdale family

If something seems a little different to you the next time you are near Sterling House of Great Bend, don't be surprised. Its new name of Brookdale Great Bend will reflect its connection to the Brookdale senior living family and the large network of services it provides for senior adults. Not only is Sterling House of Great Bend changing its name, so are other Brookdale communities across Kansas.

June 24, 2015 | | Business


This is probably why you liked 'Jurassic World' so much

Last weekend, the newest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, "Jurassic World," set the record for the highest opening weekend in history, beating out the previous champ, Marvel’s "The Avengers."

June 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Facebook billionaire donates $5 million to help undocumented immigrants pay for college

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, had donated $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants.

June 21, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Local leaders complete 2015 Leadership Workshop

25 participants left the 2015 Leadership Workshop with inspiration and knowledge on what it takes to be an active volunteer and successful business person. The Barton County Young Professionals Leadership Team organized the "Paving the Path to Success" event on Wednesday, June 17 at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.

June 21, 2015 | | Business


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