On July 6, 2009, Great Bend Regional Hospital celebrated the birth of its first baby functioning as a full service hospital. Parents, Matt and Krysten Watkins, as well as big sister, Reese, welcomed Grant Matthew Watkins into their family. On Aug. 9, the hospital celebrated an equally exciting event, with the delivery of its 500th baby. Caden Lee Lohmann, was born to Jonathan Lohmann and Christina Kaspar of Hays. Dr. RogerMarshall had the privilege of delivering both the first and 500th baby. The parents of the 500th baby received gift certificates to treat themselves, as well as an overflowing basket ...
Central Kansas Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors will provide to area insurance agents two hours of General continuing education hours on Aug. 19, at the Great Bend Chamber Boardroom. The two hours of general CE course, titled "Medicare Fundamentals", is provided at minimal cost. Registration is at 9 a.m. at the Great Bend Chamber Boardroom, 1125 Williams St.
At their annual dealer meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., Equipment Technologies (ET) recognized Simpson Farm Enterprises (SFE) as the Apache Dealer of the Year. The Apache is the worlds leading high capacity mechanical drive sprayer. In addition, two SFE salespeople, Jason Pavlu and Jed Simpson, were recognized for individual sales achievements by earning the Presidents Award and Top Performer Club Award respectively.
Farmers, fleet operators, schools and government agencies operating business band or Private Land Mobile Radio (PLMR) systems are facing a critical Jan. 1, 2013, deadline. By that date, the FCC has mandated that all private PLMR licensees operating below 512 MHz move to 12.5 kHz narrowband voice channels.
Marlane Haberman and Sheri Elsen have recently been promoted to managerial positions at CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc.
A recent graduate of Barton Community College has started his career in technology at Office Products Inc. in Great Bend. Michael Doyle is the new copier technician at the downtown business.
Megan Beahm, PT, DPT, and her husband, Scott, of Chicago contemplated for a few years a move back to their home state of Kansas from the Windy City where she worked as a licensed physical therapist. Then the couple's daughter was born nearly 10 months ago and that solidified their decision to return. As Beahm began looking around Kansas in early spring for potential PT positions, it happened that Great Bend's Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine was looking to fill a therapist position.
While members of the older generation may be comfortable with traditional media, Stacy Hefley understands that the younger set looks for information online and on Facebook.
The new equipment is in, the training is complete and now the lab at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center is offering new tests, and quicker turn-around times on many others.
On July 20-22nd students from the Larned Family Israeli/Okinawan Kobra Kai Karate and Mixed Martial Arts U.S.A. Academy traveled to Palestine, Texas to train at the Main Dojo (school) at a Summer Karate Camp.
In honor of her business achievements, Rita Krause of Great Bend, has earned the use of the exclusive Mary Kay pink Cadillac, an iconic symbol of success and, the most coveted incentive awarded by Mary Kay. The new Cadillac comes in pearlized pink – a color unique to the Mary Kay Career Car Program.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announces that Teresa Mazouch has joined the company as an Administrative Assistant. Teresa joined Sunflower on July 11. She will provide administrative and clerical support for professional, management, and other staff.
The Kansas City Barbeque Society is proud to join forces with and support the popular TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as it pulls into East Central Kansas to build a new home for a worthy family.
When the facility was called Central Kansas Medical Center, Meredith Joiner started as a registered nurse, and later become director of nursing and then a recruiter. Now that it is called St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, Joiner's new title is executive director of physician enterprise.
It is nearly impossible to imagine life without the modern conveniences we take for granted. Electricity, phone service, even running water were merely luxuries to many rural Americans just a couple of generations ago. Today, these services are termed necessities for residential and certainly commercial development.
It's not like St. Rose laboratory personnel set aside time to prepare for inspection. Instead, it is part of the daily routine.
The National Hereford Women (NHW) Board of Directors recently elected Hereford enthusiast Michelle Beran, of Great Bend, to their board representing the northwest quadrant of the U.S. The quadrant includes Washington, Oregon, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.
Dianne Morse, Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has earned membership in the company's International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the top 11 percent of the approximately 82,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.
Recently, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation recognizing next week as Community Bank Week in the Sunflower State, and local bankers are echoing the need to promote this event.
Landmark National Bank announces the promotion of Camie Hlavaty to Assistant Vice President. Hlavaty is a retail and mortgage banker in the Great Bend location.
Great Plains NAIFA and Lamunyon partner to bring continuing education courses to local insurance agents. Wednesday, April 16, classes are 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Front Door Community Center in Great Bend with lunch provided to participants by Lamunyon Cleaning & Restoration. Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended.
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.
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.
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