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Straub International welcomes new General Manager to Great Bend store and hires new Parts and Servic

Last week Dave Tremain replaced current General Manager and President Ron Straub at the Straub International Great Bend store. "The change was necessary as our company continues to grow; we need capable people at every level and the knowledge and experience Dave Tremain has to offer will have a positive impact on the company. I will now focus my full attention to special projects such as the expansion of the Wichita store and guiding our Marketing efforts." said Ron Straub.

June 12, 2013 | | Business




Local FFA members participate in State FFA Chorus

A select group of FFA members used their musical abilities to entertain members and guests at the 85th Kansas FFA Convention this week on the Kansas State University campus.

June 09, 2013 | | Business


Nicholson receives 50 Year Award

The Kansas Funeral Directors Association, Inc. recently held their 116th Annual Convention in Overland Park.

June 09, 2013 | | Business


Summer jobs and taxes

Students working at a summer job may not earn enough to owe income tax, but they will probably have to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes.

June 09, 2013 | | Business


St. Rose sponsors transition classes for local cancer patients

Paula Brozek, Great Bend, thought it was an "opportunity too good to pass up." And she was right.

June 08, 2013 | | Business


TripAdvisor awards Best Western Angus Inn with Certificate of Excellence

Best Western Angus Inn has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This award signifies the Best Western in the top-performing 10 percent of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor.

June 08, 2013 | | Business


State Treasurer Ron Estes encourages Kansas families to Sstart saving for higher education with a 52

On May 29, Treasurer Ron Estes will join the College Savings Plans Network (CSPN) and State Treasurers around the nation in celebrating "529 College Savings Day" to increase awareness among Kansas families about the importance of saving for their children's higher education expenses. Learning Quest, the Kansas 529 Education Savings Plan, will also be holding three drawings this year for three $1,000 Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Plan accounts for those who like the plan on Facebook and register. Drawings will be held for entries received by June 30, September 30, and December 31, 2013.

June 02, 2013 | | Business


Nicholson installed as KFDA Vice President

Bill Nicholson of Hoisington, was recently installed as Vice President of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the Tri-State Convention held May 5-8, at the Sheraton Overland Park and the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park.

June 02, 2013 | | Business


Carrie Witte retirement reception

A retirement reception to honor Carrie Witte will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center. The public is invited to celebrate her 43 years of service.

June 02, 2013 | | Business


CPI employee attains ASPPA’s TGPC designation

Heather Weathers of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) has recently passed all of the required exams to attain their TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams.

June 02, 2013 | | Business


Local FFA members earn Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough scholarships

Local FFA members were among the 83 Kansas students awarded $1,000 Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough scholarships during the third session of the 85th annual Kansas FFA State Convention on Thursday, May 30.

June 02, 2013 | | Business


Brian Fry retires from KDOT

Brian Fry, Engineering Technician Senior for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), will retire on June 1 after 13 ½ years of valued service to the State of Kansas. As an Engineering Technician Senior in the Great Bend KDOT Office, Fry was lead inspector on numerous highway construction projects in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush, and Stafford Counties. After retirement from KDOT, Fry plans to continue working in another area of employment.

June 02, 2013 | | Business


Mid-Kansas Electric holds 6th annual meeting

HAYS - Mid-Kansas Electric Company LLC held its sixth annual meeting in Ulysses May 18.

June 01, 2013 | | Business


Nicholson named KFDA vice president

HOISINGTON - Bill Nicholson of Hoisington was recently installed as vice president of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the Tri-State Convention held May 5-8 in Overland Park.

June 01, 2013 | | Business


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USDA awards loans to support Rural Economic Development in Northwest Kansas

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of $31 million in loans and grants for organizations in 12 states to promote rural economic development.

April 05, 2015 | | Business


Sale of 70 year old Great Bend business marks the end of an era

E & E Glass and Gift sold on Feb 15, marking the end of an era of ownership by the Krug family dating back to 1969, when they purchased the E & E Pittsburg Glass and Paint Company, which had been founded in 1945. Throughout the past 46 years, the Krug family built E & E into one of the most recognized local businesses for quality glass work and windshield replacement, while at the same time developing an outstanding gift store, which offers an impressive collection of gifts, china, glassware, and unique furniture pieces.

April 05, 2015 | | Business


Thrivent Asset Management wins 2015 Lipper Fund Award

Thrivent Asset Management has been honored with a prestigious Lipper Fund Award for Best Mixed-Assets Small Fund Family.

April 05, 2015 | | Business


Just Dance scales Olympus, qualifies for national competition

The competition dance team at Just Dance Studio in Great Bend traveled to Kansas City March 21 for the Dance Olympus/Dance America competition.

April 05, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Business


Surgeon brings robotics to Great Bend outreach clinic

A physician trained not only in traditional surgery but also robotic procedures is now seeing patients twice a month in Great Bend.

April 02, 2015 | | Business


A deadline’s a deadline is a deadline

In business, one of the most important things to remember and master is the ability to meet a deadline. Deadlines get tossed about in every profession and rarely are taken that serious, but are not something to take lightly. Fortunately for me, I learned the value of meeting a deadline at a young age.

April 02, 2015 | Jeremy Kartchner Deseret News | Business


Work-life integration proves popular with readers

When I started focusing my weekly writing on work-life balance a few years ago, I was asked to choose a catchy name for the column.

April 02, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


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