Westar Energy is inviting Kansas schools, non-profit organizations and government agencies to submit proposals for solar projects and, for selected projects, the utility will partner with them by providing funds to purchase and install the solar panels.
Farmers Bank and Trust named bank veteran Robert Rugan as the new central Kansas market president. He will be based at the headquarters in Great Bend and will be responsible for all central Kansas bank locations.
The Hutchinson Clinic, in partnership with Great Bend Regional Hospital, announced that construction is complete on a new medical specialty clinic building. The building at 3715 Sixth St. is located on the Great Bend Regional Hospital campus.
Thirteen Rosewood Services employees were recognized for their years of service recently, including six employees who have been with the agency since its beginning 15 years ago. There are 130 years of service provided among the 13 employees recognized.
The Great Bend Cooperative and Land of Lakes, Inc. joined forces by donating $2,000 to the Community Food Bank of Barton County. Land of Lakes has a program to match local cooperatives donations to organizations that help the quality of life in their communities. The Great Bend Cooperative Board and employees support the Food Bank in their efforts to help the people in need in our area.
GasBuddy.com, the retail gas price tracker supported by millions of volunteer price spotters across the United States and Canada, has started giving away $100 in free gas as it will do every single day in 2014. The first winner of the new $100 daily prize was a driver from Aurora, Ill.
Regina Millenheft's willingness to go the extra mile has earned her the top employee award for the second year in a row at Rosewood Services. Serving as residential manager, Millenheft was named "Shining Star of the Year" for 2013. She took home the same award last year, after working for Rosewood Services for just 10 months. With a complete year under her belt this time, Millenheft was duly recognized for her stellar efforts once again.
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.
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™.
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.
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.
"Will Hillary Clinton fight hard enough for the middle class?" economist and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich asked earlier this month in the Christian Science Monitor. Reich served under former President Bill Clinton.
April 24, 2015|
Superior Essex of Hoisington announces the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Joe Axman, Master Mechanic, was named the first quarter 2015 STAR Employee and will be treated to a dinner in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.
Friday, Sunflower Bank presented a check for $212.45 to the Ellinwood Healthcare Foundation. The funds, contributed by health care professionals and employees in the health care industry, were generated every time an enrolled participant swiped their Sunflower Bank Visa debit card. It's part of a program called the Sunflower Bank Healthcare Professional Program.
Roughly 17 percent of workers have “unstable” work schedules that can drastically change from week to week, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute released this month, a trend that is hurting families and contributing to the cycle of poverty.
April 20, 2015|
Colonel Mark Bruce, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol has announced that Interim Assistant Superintendent Randy Moon has been promoted to lieutenant colonel, and has begun permanently serving as the assistant superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, the position he has held in an interim capacity since February. Moon has served with the agency for 29 years, and has 31 years of law enforcement service to the citizens of Kansas.
Each year the Ford Motor Company Employee Excellence Award is presented to Ford Dealership staff who consistently go above and beyond. Honorees are recognized for delivering outstanding customer satisfaction and sales, exemplifying what it meats to go further. Kansas honorees are Robert Carpino, Jesse Elkins, Jeffrey Lassman, Desa Marmie, Michael Schreifels, and Derek Wayne.
Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on April 10.