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.
Despite the fact that 15 to 20 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage, Americans remain largely in the dark as to why and how often they happen, according to a new study by The American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists.
Concerns about overpopulation have been a mainstay in poverty eradication discussions for decades. But according to the Brookings Institution, the problem isn't only overhyped, it's also missing the bigger issue.
Former late-night cable news satirist — and heir to David Letterman's throne at CBS' "Late Night" — Stephen Colbert has made headlines for his announcement Thursday that he has organized the funds to cover every public school grant request currently listed on DonorsChoose.org in his home state of South Carolina.
On April 1, winners of the Great Bend Sunflower Bank branch Pay for A's were drawn. The winners were paid $10 for every A made and a matching contribution was made to the school's they attend. Winners were: Isaac Avila, 5th grade, Eisenhower School; Peyden Oelger, 2nd grade, Holy Family School; Savanna Richmeier, 1st grade, Holy Family School; Kylee Mohr, 3rd grade, Park Elementary; Josephine Blevins 1st grade, Riley Elementary.
Danceography welcomes Great Bend native MacKenzie Unruh to the studio for the summer. She will be teaching Total Body Toning, Butz & Gutz, Killer Kore classes as well as hosting two Body Boot Camps. MacKenzie is group fitness certified with AFAA, First Aid and CPR certified as well. Classes will be held from May-July. Call the studio at 620-617-1933 to register for Tuesday/Thursday morning classes and to enroll in the Body Boot Camps. For more information visit www.danceographygb.com
Coldwell Banker has been recognized as the top franchise by REAL Trends 500. The REAL Trends 500 is an annual research report which identifies the country's largest and most successful real estate brokerage firms as ranked by closed transactions and separately by closed sales volume. This report represents the most trusted standard of measuring the performance of the nation's leading real estate brokerage firms.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Kevin Brabb has joined the company as a Telecommunications Technician in Great Bend. He joined the company on May 11. Brabb will install, test, inspect, calibrate and repair electronic equipment. He will also diagnose telecommunications problems and interpret manufacturer's drawings and instructions, and will perform corrective and preventive maintenance as required.