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BBB: Earth Day 2018 comes with a reminder about plastics

April 22 will bring an Earth Day with a special purpose this year. The theme is "End plastic pollution." Recent news stories about gigantic, floating masses of plastic waste in our oceans have served to spotlight the worsening problem of plastic pollution. Consumers have a large role to play in the effort to better control the amount of plastics that go into our landfills. Many products are made from it and/or come packaged in it.

April 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

Central Care Cancer Center hosts barbecue to benefit Relay For Life

The public is invited to attend the fourth annual "Pulled Pork & Chicken Feed," from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on April 17 at Central Care Cancer Center, formerly known as Heartland Cancer Center. The barbecue will be held in the Central Care parking lot, located at 204 Cleveland St., Great Bend. All proceeds from the barbecue benefit Relay for Life of Barton County. The cost is $5 per person and carry-out is available.

April 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

Sunflower, BCC team up to offer internship program

Jenna Groene is the first beneficiary of a new partnership between Sunflower Diversified Services and Barton Community College. And she couldn't be more pleased.

April 09, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business

HaysMed welcomes new Urologist

HAYS - HaysMed recently welcomed Dr. Srinivas S. Samavedi, Urologist to the medical staff. Dr. Samavedi completed medical school at Kakatiya Medical College in Warangal, India. He completed fellowships in uro-oncology at the University of Miami; robotic urology at Ohio State University and Global Robotic Institute; transplant surgery in Columbus, Ohio and advanced robotic urology at the Global Robotic Institute. Areas of focus include general urology, endo-urology, oncology (prostatectomy, cystectomy, neobladder) and robotic surgery (prostatectomy, nephrectomy).

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

Germ skit

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

BBB: Be ready for the spring blooming of door-to-door sales

Girl Scout cookies and Boy Scout popcorn. When it comes to door-to-door sales, those are about the only ones you can really trust. For all the rest, your Better Business Bureau warns: You're better off giving them a quick "No, thanks!" and closing the door. Sure, there are legitimate sales people who will ring your doorbell, but the large numbers of rip-off artists that have infiltrated their ranks have ruined the technique for everyone else. Smart consumers know when to say no.

March 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

ASB announces merger of American State Bank of Great Bend and Rose Hill Bank

WICHITA - American State Bancshares of Wichita announced that its Board has decided to merge its two independently chartered banks, American State Bank of Great Bend and Rose Hill Bank. The announcement was made by American State Bancshares Charmain Lee Borck.

March 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

CUA announces new hire

Credit Union of America welcomes new hire Morgan Hawkins, as assistant branch manager at CUA's Great Bend office. Hawkins brings 4 1/2 years of banking experience to CUA. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas, and will receive her MBA in May 2018 from Friends University.

March 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

Paul Snyder new warden at El Dorado Correctional Facility

Paul Snyder, a 25-year veteran of the Kansas Department of Corrections, will take the helm as warden of El Dorado Correctional Facility, Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood announced Monday.

March 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

Sarah Panning joins MPIRE Realty Group

Great Bend's real estate brokerage MPIRE Realty Group announced the addition of licensed Realtor Sarah Panning to the team.

March 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

Spine surgeon starts seeing patients at St. Rose Health Center

When a patient visits Max De Carvalho, M.D., at the St. Rose/HaysMed Specialty Clinic, two topics are likely to be part of the conversation.

March 29, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business

GBCF provides payouts to charities with endowment funds

When Christy Tustin was sending out checks recently, she started wondering if the community realizes the power of endowment funds for local and area charities.

March 28, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business

Loomis new registered nurse at Sunflower Diversified

When Brandy Loomis started her new job recently at Sunflower Diversified Services, she was excited to become reacquainted with some familiar faces.

March 28, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business

Spectrum offering Dave Ramsey E1D

Spectrum CPA Partners in Great Bend is sponsoring Dave Ramsey's premier business and leadership event, EntreLeadership 1-Day, on Friday, April 27. This livestream seminar will be held at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave., from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

March 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

Valley Irrigation honors Ag Systems as Performance Plus Dealer

VALLEY, Neb. - Valley Irrigation announced Ag Systems Inc. of Larned as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer at the company's 2018 National Sales Meeting this month. Ag Systems has earned this honor for excelling in the areas of service, aftermarket support and sales.

March 26, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

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St. Rose PAs share women’s health information at Senior Center

Two physician assistants (PAs) from St. Rose Health Center recently presented women's health information to an audience at the Great Bend Senior Center, concentrating ...

May 22, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business

Douglas Thurman joins American State Bank & Trust

American State Bank and Trust announced this week that Douglas Thurman of Hays has joined the bank in a newly created position of executive vice ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

Who pays for damage caused by downed trees?

TOPEKA - Strong spring storms across Kansas can bring high winds, toppling trees onto homes and vehicles. But, once the storm passes and clean up begins ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

LCMHF Announces Employees of the Quarter

LARNED - The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility is pleased to announce the following Employees of the Quarter for the second quarter of the year 2018 ...

May 20, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business

Teaming up with Telemedicine

It started in late January as an ounce of prevention for Brian Mitchell. The Great Bend businessman, who has operated Pro-Green Total Lawn Care for ...

May 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

Small-town Kansas meat processor leaving nationwide footprint with new website

LARNED - B&B Quality Meats announced the release of its new website, The fully redesigned website features revamped web pages that allow shoppers ...

May 15, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

Rosewood celebrates 20 years in style

Friday evening was remarkable for dozens of people with developmental disabilities. They showed up dressed in their best attire, many of them chauffeured to the ...

May 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Business

New therapy systems enhance residents' lives

When Kim Rockhold refers to the new equipment at Cherry Village Benevolence as a "therapist's dream," she is not thinking of herself or her ...

May 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Business


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