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Waters True Value and the Family Crisis Center partner to promote Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Waters True Value and Walk A Mile in Her Shoes of Central Kansas have teamed up for an awareness event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Waters True Value parking lot, 1649 West K-96, Great Bend.

April 09, 2013 | | Business


American State Bank promotes Chase Look

Stockton native Chase Look has been promoted to Associate Lender at American State Bank and Trust Company in Great Bend. He previously held the position of Credit Analyst for the past four years. He will specialize in residential real estate, ag and commercial lending.

April 07, 2013 | | Business


OPI's Tom Curran has eye for design

When an Office Products Inc. customer is wondering how to equip a workplace or home environment, Tom Curran is the go-to guy. His colleagues have long known about his furniture and design capabilities, and now he has received a prestigious award for his efforts, said Jim Grabbe, OPI sales manager.

April 05, 2013 | | Business


World Pest Control & Sunflower Services preaches public awareness of household pests during April

SYLVAN GROVE - World Pest Control & Sunflower Services, with its branch office in Otis, encourages public awareness of pests and reminds homeowners to pest-proof the home this spring.

April 05, 2013 | | Business


St. Rose celebrates pioneering spirit on its 110th birthday

The Dominican Sisters' pioneering heritage started Great Bend's first hospital at the dawn of the 20th century and their direct influence continues today - 110 years later.

April 05, 2013 | | Business


Long-time tax preparer to the honored

H&R Block invites friends of Joelene Bryant to an open house to celebrate her 40th anniversary as a tax preparer.

April 05, 2013 | | Business


Patient finds relief with pain management services

Dick Meitler thought it might just be a "Band-Aid approach" but as the pain worsened, he was willing to give it a try – especially because he didn't like all the talk about possible surgery.

April 04, 2013 | | Business


The big chill

Crews from Peterson Mechanical, Great Bend, unload the first of two new cooling towers at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center Wednesday, March 27. The new energy-efficient cooling towers will provide St. Rose with a modern, cost-effective system to air condition the facility.

April 04, 2013 | | Business


Expo winner

April 03, 2013 | | Business


FHSU College of Business/Entrepreneurship speaker series features father-son bankers

W.R. "Bill" Robbins and his son, Monty Robbins, of Farmers Bank and Trust, Overland Park, will provide their perspective on entrepreneurship in the financial industry over two generations from 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at Fort Hays State University.

March 31, 2013 | Nick Grubbe | Business


Gymnastics meet

Thompson Gymnastics will be hosting their annual meet, "Flippin Fiesta", on April 6th and 7th at the Great Bend High School gym. There will be more than 350 girls from around the state ranging in ages 5 to high school competing in multiple levels of talent. There will be four sessions on Saturday and three sessions on Sunday. Thompson Gymnastics have girls competing in Levels 2-4. First sessions start at 8 a.m.; second session starts around 11:30 a.m.; third session at approximately 2:30 p.m.; and the fourth session starts around 5:30 p.m.

March 31, 2013 | | Business


Great Bend Regional Hospital receives Level IV Trauma Center designation from KDHE

The trauma center at Great Bend Regional Hospital has been designated as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

March 31, 2013 | | Business


Becker Tire promotes Brett Foster and Calvin Marsh

Gary Albright, President and CEO, Steve Burhenn, Exec. VP & CRO, and Willy Allen, Exec. VP, announce the promotion of Brett Foster from Manager in Great Bend to Vice President in Corporation Operations and Calvin Marsh from Assistant Manager to Manager of Becker Tire

March 31, 2013 | | Business


Kari Wirth promoted to Assistant Vice President and Operations Officer at First Kansas Bank

Kari Wirth is being promoted to Assistant Vice President and Operations Officer for First Kansas Bank according to Paul Snapp, President and CEO of the Bank. Snapp remarked, "Kari has the work experience and educational background to lead the operations of our Bank. She will continue to strengthen our bank's commitment to operate in a safe and sound manner while providing personalized service to our customers. We are excited to have Kari leading this important area of First Kansas Bank."

March 31, 2013 | | Business


Sears Hometown Store of Great Bend recognized as 2013 National Premier Store

The Sears Hometown Store of Great Bend has been named a 2013 Sears Hometown Premier Store. This award recognizes Sears Hometown Stores across the country that consistently offers the highest levels of customer service, outstanding store performance and standards. At the end of last year, the Great Bend store was one of only 293 locations throughout the U.S. to receive this national recognition.

March 31, 2013 | | Business


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BBB advice for choosing a tax preparer wisely

W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.

January 28, 2015 | | Business


Charity drive nets thousands of items for local food banks

The third annual Charity Supply Drive held on Saturday, Jan. 24, was deemed a success. Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club teamed up to collect donations at the Walmart Supercenter in Great Bend.

January 27, 2015 | | Business


Raindrop Repair technician attends Reinke advanced PLUS Seminar

Reinke announces that Stephen Batten with Raindrop Repair in St. John, recently attended the 3-day Reinke Advanced PLUS (Proven Leaders in Unmatched Service) Seminar. Service technicians representing 13 Reinke dealerships from across the U.S. attended the seminar in Deshler, Neb.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


RiverBend auction benefits Clara Barton Hospital Foundation

"Having a benefit auction with the proceeds going to the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation was a great way for us to support our medical providers and helps enhance services for our residents at the same time," reports Bryan Stacey, Executive Director at RiverBend Assisted Living, in Great Bend. "Our two facilities are a natural fit and have a great working relationship."

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Clara Barton to hold annual meeting

The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will host its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday at Clara Barton Hospital, 250 W. 9th, Hoisington, in the Turnbull Safe Room. All members of the Foundation are welcome to attend the meeting.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Becker Tire receives distributor award

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Phone scams continue to be serious threat, remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 201

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Battle of the Bulge promotes community wellness

BY DANIELLE FEIST

January 23, 2015 | | Business


Sunflower Financial and First Western Financial announce Mutual Termination of Merger Agreement

Kansas-based Sunflower Financial, Inc. ("Sunflower") and Colorado-based First Western Financial, Inc. ("First Western") today announced the mutual termination of their definitive merger agreement, dated Sept. 22, 2014.

January 21, 2015 | | Business


Young Professionals prepared for annual charity supply drive

For the third straight year, Barton County Young Professionals will host their annual Charity Supply Drive on Saturday, January 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter, 3503 10th St. in Great Bend.

January 20, 2015 | | Business


Farmer’s Bank donates to Head Start

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Clara Barton welcomes Dr. Howes

Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics announce that Jeremy Howes, MD, is joining the Clara Barton family as a general surgeon at Clara Barton Surgical Services.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


​Sunflower and First Western Financial terminate merger agreement

Kansas-based Sunflower Financial Inc. and Colorado-based First Western Financial Inc. announced Friday the mutual termination of their definitive merger agreement, dated Sept. 22, 2014.

January 17, 2015 | | Business


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