A new position at Central Kansas Medical Center was designed as a vehicle to help spread the word about the wide variety of services it offers throughout Barton and nearby counties, said Keith Herl, who is filling this physician liaison role.
In just five short years, Nex-Tech Wireless has become a leader amongst rural wireless carriers. Upon launching service on Oct. 15th Nex-Tech Wireless brought a leading-edge nationwide network to residents in Central and Western Kansas. They recognized the need for wireless coverage and service that is typically offered in large cities. Since their beginning, Nex-Tech Wireless has always kept their focus on three things-their customer, technology and the communities they serve. With a customer base ...
Keenan Law Firm, P.A. of Great Bend recently hired a new lawyer, Hoisington native Addie Herres. Herres is a 2002 graduate of Hoisington High School, and a 2006 graduate of Kansas State University. She graduated in May with a Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University Law School, and passed the Kansas Bar Exam in July.
Nearly 260 optometrists and 220 optometric assistants attended the 2010 Kansas Optometric Association Fall Eyecare Conference in Wichita. Optometrists attending were able to receive 16 hours of continuing education toward the 24 hours required for relicensure.
It was a fun day of snow cones and funnel cakes, face painting and raffle giveaways at the 6th Annual Rosewood Rodeo. The Rodeo was held on Saturday, Oct. 9 in the Great Bend Expo Center. The annual rodeo is an event designed to give Rosewood cowboys and cowgirls in the equestrian therapy program a chance to show off their skills and really shine in front of an audience. Several hundred people attended this year's ...
Two Office Products Inc. technicians recently passed the Canon ATSP exams, accomplishments that place them at the top of their field. Patrick Jacobs and James Weatherman passed different segments of the Canon Association of Technical Service Professionals program tests. Along with this comes prestige and national recognition, said Willie Spires, OPI service manager. "These ATSP exams are extremely rigorous," Spires said. "Patrick and James demonstrated their ...
C & V Home Improvement (Ellinwood/Great Bend), an installer of Mennonite and Amish crafted Pro Via windows and doors, has just been awarded an exclusive Aeris Collection dealership. Owner Matt Hoisington said, "C & V Home Improvement is proud to have been selected to carry this specialty line of patio doors and windows. This dealership will give us the opportunity to offer our customers elegant, high end products ".
For the homeowner who is looking for a prime location and maintenance free living, The Cottages at StoneRidge offers the perfect solution. Located within The Fairways at StoneRidge, this area's premier golf club and housing development, Ad Astra Development and Prairie Equities LLC began this 16 unit twin home project in late 2009. Phase I has been completed and is comprised of four units. Of the initial four units built, two have been sold ...
Howard Young, physician assistant, on gurney, helps Dr. Ranjan Sachdev, Central Kansas Medical Center orthopedist, demonstrate a procedure during the first of a new series of EMS training classes sponsored by CKMC. The regular joint meetings of local Emergency Medical Services and Central Kansas Medical Center personnel have morphed into an area-wide series of training courses. The series recently began with Greg Faimon, M.D., ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - New cars and trucks will have to work harder to make the grade in the government's safety ratings program.
It took Brian Koehl about a year to buy the materials to build a backyard greenhouse. Koehl, a master gardener from Waller, Texas, bought secondhand windows and doors to construct the building that houses his roses and vegetables. Using old materials saved him money, and added interest to the structure. "I really liked the look of using old windows," he said. "It met all of my needs." Many homeowners these days are considering using secondhand ...
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford Motor Co. plans to eliminate more than a third of its Lincoln dealers in large metropolitan areas over the next two years as part of its effort to revive the luxury brand, according to a dealer who attended a closed-door meeting Tuesday.
Brian Meitler, Owner of World Pest Control and Sunflower Services and co-Owner of Toxeol Pest Management was one of almost 400 people attending the Bed Bug University North American Summit in Chicago, Ill. The event held Sept. 21 and 22 in Chicago was a huge success, having to turn away over 200 people due to being filled to capacity. The event hosted 14 of the nations leading bed bug experts speaking on a variety of ...
Cheyenne Travel Agency, Inc. has been selected for the 2010 Best of Great Bend Award in the Travel Agents category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
Dale Phillips, Barton County Road and Bridge, Noxious Weed and Memorial Parks Director, was named as the 2013 Highway Official of the Year by the Kansas County Highway Association.
Cheryl Gage has been promoted to manager of Commercial Banking Services in Long Beach for City National Bank. As manager, she is responsible for working closely with a team of specialists to deliver the bank's full range of financial solutions and expertise to successful, growing middle-market companies in Long Beach, South Bay and surrounding areas.
Harden Hospice Kansas recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on in celebration of its new office in Great Bend. Jan Westfall, hospice consultant with Harden Hospice Kansas, presided at the ceremony that was attended by 45 guests, including Harden Hospice Kansas staff members from the Great Bend, Hutchinson and Wichita offices. Chamber members and ambassadors, and members of the public were also included.
Barbara Wolford, an insurance agent in Great Bend's John Jaco agency for over three decades, was named the Agent of the Year Award by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents at its annual management conference Oct. 3-4 in Overland Park.
TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
ELLINWOOD - Owned by Ann Christiansen, Annie Mae's, 518 E. Santa Fe has opened in Ellinwood. The former John Henry's now also serves breakfast and has takeout and delivery in Ellinwood.
Author Diana Webster announces the release of her new family novel, "The Parent," which helps parents examine their own relationships with their children.
C&V Home Improvement has been serving Central and Western Kansas for over 35 years. Since 2011, the growing company has been under the ownership of Matt Hoisington. When founder Dennis Carson sold his business to Hoisington, the two worked to move the company's headquarters from Ellinwood to Great Bend, with an office at 2407 10th Street. After two years of continual growth, C&V Home Improvement once again needed room to expand. In October, they hosted ...
The mission statement for The Station sums it up. "The purpose of The Station is to bring emotional and physical awareness and relaxation to the human body in a professional, honest, and educated way with accessibility to the client at a reasonable cost."
Rosewood Ranch horse therapy instructor Melinda Suppes took part in a grueling exam last May in Loveland, Colo. She endured four days of a workshop, written testing and field work, all with the goal of becoming a certified instructor with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. It wasn't until more than five months later that she learned the results of her exam.
Derek Fredrick thought if the buckets were "poppin' pink" they would draw a lot of attention. And if the results of a recent fundraiser are any indication, he was right.
Putting seedsmanship at Work into practice, Channel has hired Jacob Behnke as a new Channel Seedsman in the Bushton area.
Matt Hiss of Hiss Sherman Wealth Management announced he will donate half of his commissions to charity during the "Take Care of Your Loved Ones and Community" insurance drive. Hiss said he hopes the drive will become an annual event that supports local charities, while helping individuals take care of their family's financial future.
Barton County Cartographer BJ Wooding has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kansas Association of Mappers. She has worked for the county for 23 years.
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