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Knight Feedlot will merge with Innovative Livestock Services

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.

December 29, 2013 | | Business


​M&F’s Raymond Brown certified to perform radon measurement and mitigation

Since Raymond Brown knows there is no way to tell if radon gas is a problem without a proper test, he suggests all home and business owners have their properties checked.

December 28, 2013 | | Business


CMN Hospitals at Via Christi Health to partner with Kearny County Hospital to help Kansas kids

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.

December 28, 2013 | | Business


Board of Realtors elects new officers

The Great Bend Board of Realtors held their annual luncheon and installation of officers on Wednesday Dec. 3 at the Rosewood Wine Cellar facility. The newly installed officers for 2014 are:

December 27, 2013 | | Business


2014 tax season to open Jan. 31; e-file and Free File can speed refunds

The Internal Revenue Service today announced plans to open the 2014 filing season on Jan. 31 and encouraged taxpayers to use e-file or Free File as the fastest way to receive refunds.

December 22, 2013 | | Business


Linde food drive a success

The Otis Linde facility held its annual food drive in conjunction with the Linde Cares United Way Campaign during the month of November. The facility had a tremendous employee turnout with generous donations to both activities. The Otis employees collected over 400 pounds of food that will be distributed to two local food banks.

December 22, 2013 | | Business


Farmers Bank & Trust appoints new director

Farmers Bank & Trust announces the appointment of Richard Rugan to its board of directors.

December 22, 2013 | | Business


Therapist joins Hair Central

Message therapist Tonya Jones has joined the staff of Hair Central, 3800 Forest in Great Bend. She is available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and can be reached at 620-282-4049.

December 20, 2013 | | Business


CPI Barton County Endowment Fund supports Lasting Life Ministries, Inc. and United Way of Central Ka

CPI wanted to involve employees in giving and chose to manage its giving through a donor advised fund at the Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF). Corporate donor advised funds allow a company to make a charitable gift, establish a fund in the company's name, and remain involved by recommending grants to charitable agencies or projects.

December 18, 2013 | | Business


Kut for Kids Tree

December 18, 2013 | | Business


Job well done

Great Bend Recreation Commission chairman Dr. Marc Huslig, left, presents a plaque to outgoing board member Leonard Kaiser, Dec. 9 at the GBRC Board meeting.

December 17, 2013 | | Business


Cheyenne Travel Agency, Inc. receives 2013 Best of Great Bend Award

Cheyenne Travel Agency, Inc. has been selected for the 2013 Best of Great Bend Award in the Travel Agents category by the Great Bend Award Program.

December 15, 2013 | | Business


Center honors long-time employees

The Center for Counseling & Consultation recognized employees at a recent annual luncheon. Individuals were recognized for their length of service to the center and for outstanding work by position as nominated by their peers as follows:

December 15, 2013 | | Business


Cheyenne Travel and Paula Axman honored by American Queen Steamboat Company

Paula Axman, Vice-President and Director of Marketing for Cheyenne Travel Agency and its wholly owned leisure travel division, Please Go Away™ Vacations, was recently notified by American Queen Steamboat Company that she and her husband were invited to be guests of the cruise line for a Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Queen Steamboat in December. The invitation was extended in recognition of Cheyenne Travel's proven and one-of-a-kind promotional programs and the resulting sales production numbers that make Cheyenne Travel one of the cruise line's preferred sales organizations in the United States.

December 15, 2013 | | Business


KSNC TV awarded Station of the Year

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year". Along with Station of the Year, KSNC also won awards for News, Commercial Production and Promotions. These awards included 1st Place in the "Single Topic Event News Coverage" Category (Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place in the "In-Depth News Reporting" Category(Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place and Honorable Mention in the "Commercial" category (Terry Weathers and Mike Hesher), 2nd Place in the "Commercial Series" Category (Terry Weathers and Mike Hesher), 2nd Place and Honorable Mention in ...

December 11, 2013 | | Business


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The president wants to extend overtime benefits to more people. Here's what that means

The Obama administration has announced that it will move forward with plans to expand overtime pay in what Politico has called “the most ambitious government intervention on wages in a decade.”

July 02, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The Gift Box opens at St. Rose Health Center; everyone welcome

Judy Fox and her colleagues are ready to serve the community at the brand new St. Rose Health Center gift shop. The Gift Box is open to patients, families and the general public every weekday.

July 02, 2015 | | Business


Is there a free speech crisis on college campuses?

Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, recently found herself caught up in a campus controversy for an essay she published on sexual politics on college campuses.

July 01, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


New St. Rose physician assistant brings expertise back to hometown

A Great Bend native has returned to her hometown to care for and treat patients at St. Rose Health Center.

July 01, 2015 | | Business


2 movies fit for the classroom

Pixar’s “Inside Out” has enjoyed a tremendous amount of box office success and critical praise since its release, as the Deseret News National’s Chandra Johnson pointed out on June 20, at least partially because of how it tackled the complexity of human emotions. No easy task indeed.

June 30, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why kindness is key to a healthy office environment

Office workers should come to the water cooler armed with conversation topics and a spirit of kindness, according to experts on office environments.

June 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


Champions in Training

By the late 1950s, many veterans of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps were "aging out," and a paradox ensued. While an all-time number of pre-teems were applying for membership, an all-time low were correctly trained musicians. To address the dilemma while reducing the strain placed on a volunteer staff, the Rebel-Heirs feeder corps was organized.

June 28, 2015 | | Business


More men think this is morally acceptable than women

When it comes to what are appropriate morals in a relationship, men and women seem to agree on plenty.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The 3 most important elements of a successful marriage

The art of marriage is typically thought of to be exactly that — an art form.

June 24, 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 the world.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Sterling House of Great Bend Senior Living Community to connect with its larger Brookdale family

If something seems a little different to you the next time you are near Sterling House of Great Bend, don't be surprised. Its new name of Brookdale Great Bend will reflect its connection to the Brookdale senior living family and the large network of services it provides for senior adults. Not only is Sterling House of Great Bend changing its name, so are other Brookdale communities across Kansas.

June 24, 2015 | | Business


This is probably why you liked 'Jurassic World' so much

Last weekend, the newest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, "Jurassic World," set the record for the highest opening weekend in history, beating out the previous champ, Marvel’s "The Avengers."

June 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Facebook billionaire donates $5 million to help undocumented immigrants pay for college

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, had donated $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants.

June 21, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Local leaders complete 2015 Leadership Workshop

25 participants left the 2015 Leadership Workshop with inspiration and knowledge on what it takes to be an active volunteer and successful business person. The Barton County Young Professionals Leadership Team organized the "Paving the Path to Success" event on Wednesday, June 17 at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.

June 21, 2015 | | Business


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