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Office Products Inc. celebrates its 55-year history in central Kansas

There have been some twists and turns since Melvin Vink started what would become a fixture in central Kansas 55 years ago. But each of those paths has led to Office Products Inc.'s continued growth with a strong emphasis on customer service, the current owners said.

April 09, 2014 | | Business


Children’s Horse Therapy Enters Spring Session at Rosewood Ranch

Six-year old Landon Titsworth smiles from ear to ear as he rides atop his horse, Daisy Duke. It's a crisp Friday morning and the spring session of equine therapy has begun at Rosewood Ranch for children with developmental disabilities.

April 09, 2014 | | Business


KDHE announces solid waste grant recipients

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Waste Management (BWM) has selected the recipients of the Green Schools grants and the waste tire recycling grants for 2014. These annual solid waste grants are awarded to municipalities and school districts across the state. This year, the grants totaled more than $575,000.

April 06, 2014 | | Business


Spring Expo winners

April 06, 2014 | | Business


Randy Parsons named to Coldwell Banker® International Sterling Society

Randy Parsons, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has been honored as a member of the company's 2013 International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership is awarded to the Top 16 percent of the approximately 82,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

April 06, 2014 | | Business


EDC competition team takes home honors

For four years, dance instructor Lindsay Feil, owner of Euphoria Dance Center in Great Bend, has seen continuous growth, both in the size and ability, of the EDC competition dance team. Last weekend, March 29 and 30, the team entered a record number of events at the V.I.P. Dance competition at Maize High School. Categories included solos, duos and trios, small group, large group, and line in contemporary, jazz, lyrical, tap, hip hop and musical theater styles.

April 06, 2014 | Veronica Coons | Business


Schneweis brings high level of education to St. Rose Rehab Services

When a patient indicates that physical therapy may not be necessary, Alesia Schneweis takes the opportunity to explain that a little therapy today means a much healthier tomorrow.

April 04, 2014 | | Business


​American AgCredit announces earnings, dividends

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – American AgCredit, a farmer-owned financial cooperative, on Friday announced annual net income of $111 million for the 2013 calendar year along with a cash dividend distribution of $37 million to its shareholders. This compares to net income of $107 million in 2012.

April 04, 2014 | | Business


Renaissance Financial advisor awarded

The Renaissance Financial advisors enthusiasm for their career and master of their trade is apparent as they have been awarded for their tremendous work in 2013.

April 02, 2014 | | Business


SeaPort Airlines completes cutover to Amadeus Altéa technology platform

Next-generation technology is now providing the power behind SeaPort Airlines, the Portland, Oregon-based regional airline which recently completed its successful migration to the Amadeus Altéa portfolio of airline IT solutions. The company's first flight using the new system was operated between Memphis and Jackson, Tenn., on Sunday, March 23rd.

April 02, 2014 | | Business


VIP Student Ambassadors named at FHSU

Fort Hays State University selected 25 students to serve as VIP Student Ambassadors for the 2014-2015 academic year.

March 30, 2014 | | Business


KDOT Secretary Mike King announces Freight Advisory Committee

uring the Kansas Transportation Summit last fall in Emporia, participants said that to better serve the economy, the Kansas Department of Transportation needed a better understanding of the demands of expanding freight within the state. The department committed at that time to form an in-depth exploratory committee to ensure that multimodal freight needs are addressed in the planning, investment and operation of the Kansas transportation system.

March 30, 2014 | | Business


Young Professionals award over $1,600 in Grants to Local Charities

In late January, members of the Barton County Young Professionals group partnered with the Great Bend Rotary Club to collect donations for area charities in front of the Walmart Supercenter. Despite the cloud cover and windy conditions, the two groups managed to collect a bus full of non-perishable food and supplies for five non-profit organizations in Barton County.

March 26, 2014 | | Business


River Bend Assisted Living by Americare received national honors

River Bend Assisted Living has been selected as the 2013 National Research Corporation Excellence in Action award winner. This award recognizes long term care and senior living organizations that achieve high levels of excellence. The ranking is determined by having overall customer or workforce satisfaction levels that fall within the top 10% of qualifying organizations, in terms of percentage of respondents rating the provider as "excellent." This is especially significant because the satisfaction database through My InnerView by National Research Corporation is the largest in the U.S", with over 6,000 facilities across the nation participating, and only four ...

March 23, 2014 | | Business


Joint Commission awards accreditation to Saint Francis Community Services

Saint Francis Community Services has again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in behavioral health care. The Joint Commission has accredited Saint Francis since 1974 and reviews the faith-based non-profit every three years to maintain accreditation.

March 23, 2014 | | Business


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A more family-friendly minimum wage

Kansas City, Missouri, has now joined the ranks of cities and states determined to raise the local minimum wage.

July 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Your grandmother's loneliness could be dangerous

As if the Internet needed a worse reputation when it comes to online romance, a new report by The New York Times has found that ...

July 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


St. Rose changes name of Urgent Care; offers wait-time, mobile-device app

Delete While the many health-care services remain the same, the name of one of the St. Rose Health Center clinics has changed.

July 23, 2015 | | Business


What we get wrong about student loan debt

The rising economic toll of attending college has pushed many Americans to rebel against what has quickly become a status quo of massive student debt.

July 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Hays Medical Center Lifeline service now equipped with GPS

In the past, HaysMed Lifeline subscribers had to be at home or close to it to benefit from the service.

July 20, 2015 | | Business


Looking for a raise? These states might be your best bet

As the nation continues to navigate through the post-recession economy, attention has quickly turned from unemployment rates (which have largely returned to pre-2008 levels) to ...

July 20, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What one of the richest men in America is doing to teach kids about money

Warren Buffett is one of the most succesful investors in history. He's currently worth over $70 billion, constantly ranking among the richest men in ...

July 20, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Child poverty is declining, but there's still a long way to go

Child poverty has been on an incremental decline over the past decade, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.

July 19, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


This video wants to remind mothers who struggle with postpartum depression that they're not alone

Despite a widespread reluctance to talk about them, mood or anxiety disorders are a common element in many pregnancies.

July 19, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


American AgCredit releases expanded website - features ag news, futures market quotes, and a loan ca

Santa Rosa, CA | American AgCredit, a $6.5 billion farmer-owned financial cooperative, released a new public website today at www.AgLoan.com.

July 19, 2015 | | Business


ElderCare Inc. celebrates years of service

ElderCare Inc. recognizes Karen Appel of Great Bend for 18 years of service. Also celebrating a milestone this month is Linda Black of Great Bend ...

July 19, 2015 | | Business


Argonne Rebels "Hometown Team"

For more than three decades the hometown team providing the support essential to the life and success of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps ...

July 19, 2015 | | Business


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