TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
ELLINWOOD - Owned by Ann Christiansen, Annie Mae's, 518 E. Santa Fe has opened in Ellinwood. The former John Henry's now also serves breakfast and has takeout and delivery in Ellinwood.
Author Diana Webster announces the release of her new family novel, "The Parent," which helps parents examine their own relationships with their children.
C&V Home Improvement has been serving Central and Western Kansas for over 35 years. Since 2011, the growing company has been under the ownership of Matt Hoisington. When founder Dennis Carson sold his business to Hoisington, the two worked to move the company's headquarters from Ellinwood to Great Bend, with an office at 2407 10th Street. After two years of continual growth, C&V Home Improvement once again needed room to expand. In October, they hosted ...
The mission statement for The Station sums it up. "The purpose of The Station is to bring emotional and physical awareness and relaxation to the human body in a professional, honest, and educated way with accessibility to the client at a reasonable cost."
Rosewood Ranch horse therapy instructor Melinda Suppes took part in a grueling exam last May in Loveland, Colo. She endured four days of a workshop, written testing and field work, all with the goal of becoming a certified instructor with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. It wasn't until more than five months later that she learned the results of her exam.
Derek Fredrick thought if the buckets were "poppin' pink" they would draw a lot of attention. And if the results of a recent fundraiser are any indication, he was right.
Putting seedsmanship at Work into practice, Channel has hired Jacob Behnke as a new Channel Seedsman in the Bushton area.
Matt Hiss of Hiss Sherman Wealth Management announced he will donate half of his commissions to charity during the "Take Care of Your Loved Ones and Community" insurance drive. Hiss said he hopes the drive will become an annual event that supports local charities, while helping individuals take care of their family's financial future.
Barton County Cartographer BJ Wooding has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kansas Association of Mappers. She has worked for the county for 23 years.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice has been serving central Kansas families since 1979 and thanks to its relatively new relationship with Centura Health, even more resources are available to enhance people's lives, GBHH&H Director Donita Wolf said.
Chris Umphres, sports supervisor and facility director at the Great Bend Recreation Commission, has successfully completed the two-year National Recreation & Park Association Directors School.
Landmark National Bank will partner with the Barton County Food Bank with their Stuff the Turkey benefit. Food items, toiletries and laundry products can be dropped off at either bank location, 1623 Main Street, Great Bend; or 5200 Broadway, Great Bend. Lobby hours for both banks are 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the Broadway location open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays.
The Dane G. Hansen Foundation has awarded the HaysMed Foundation a $100,000 grant towards the purchase of digital tomosynthesis equipment at the HaysMed Breast Care Center. HaysMed will be the second medical center in the State, with the University of Kansas Medical Center, to have this latest technology in mammography.
The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year". Along with Station of the Year, KSNC also won awards for News, Commercial Production and Promotions. These awards included 1st Place in the "Single Topic Event News Coverage" Category (Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place in the "In-Depth News Reporting" Category(Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place and Honorable Mention in the ...
For 50 years, Larry Schugart served the Great Bend area both as a banker and a community leader. In banking, assets are normally defined in dollars and cents. Now retired from banking, Schugart is proof that tireless volunteerism, community involvement and leadership are all critical assets to the community.
The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC-TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year."
Nikki Snow has been recognized for her exemplary customer service at Office Products Inc. – some of which is obvious to customers, some not so obvious.
Dale Phillips, Barton County Road and Bridge, Noxious Weed and Memorial Parks Director, was named as the 2013 Highway Official of the Year by the Kansas County Highway Association.
Cheryl Gage has been promoted to manager of Commercial Banking Services in Long Beach for City National Bank. As manager, she is responsible for working closely with a team of specialists to deliver the bank's full range of financial solutions and expertise to successful, growing middle-market companies in Long Beach, South Bay and surrounding areas.
Harden Hospice Kansas recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on in celebration of its new office in Great Bend. Jan Westfall, hospice consultant with Harden Hospice Kansas, presided at the ceremony that was attended by 45 guests, including Harden Hospice Kansas staff members from the Great Bend, Hutchinson and Wichita offices. Chamber members and ambassadors, and members of the public were also included.
Barbara Wolford, an insurance agent in Great Bend's John Jaco agency for over three decades, was named the Agent of the Year Award by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents at its annual management conference Oct. 3-4 in Overland Park.
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