Southwind Drilling, Inc. of Ellinwood has promoted Jill Wahlmeier to Vice President/Operations. Jill oversees daily drilling information and statistics, contracts, and assists with marketing. Todd Morgenstern, President/CEO commented, "Jill's organizational skills and forward thinking have allowed us to become much more efficient in our operations. She is very professional and has become a valued member of our management team and is very deserving of this promotion." Jill holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Fort Hays State University.
Bill Nicholson of Hoisington was recently installed as President-elect of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the KFDA Convention held May 5-7, at the Wichita Marriott.
TOPEKA – During the first year of Walmart's Veterans Welcome Home Commitment it hired more than 42,000 veterans; of those, more than 650 were hired in Kansas. The commitment, launched last Memorial Day, guarantees a job offer to any honorably discharged veteran within his or her first 12 months off active duty. Walmart projects it will hire more than 100,000 veterans in five years.
Innovative Livestock Services Inc. (ILS) announced Wednesday that a contract has been signed to purchase the assets and properties of Mid-America Feeders LLC, located northwest of Great Bend. With this acquisition ILS will acquire 100 percent control of this feed yard.
Toni Ely of Great Bend acknowledged that she battled strong feelings of guilt when it was time to find a new home for her mother. But thanks to the recent opening of a new non-profit venture in town, Ely has found relief from those feelings.
The National FFA Organization awarded a $2,000 John Deere Company/Great Bend Farm Equipment scholarship to Logan Evers of the Great Bend Hs FFA. This scholarship is from Great Bend Farm Equipment and John Deere Company through a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Evers plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Kansas State University.
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - The Dollar General Literacy Foundation on Friday awarded Macksville City Library in Macksville a $1,500 literacy grant to support adult, family and summer literacy programs. This local grant award is part of over $6 million in grants awarded to approximately 700 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 40 states the company serves.
Just Dance Studio, Great Bend, will present a spring recital Friday, May 23. "Dance Opposition," a study of opposites such as Lost and Found, Good and Bad (competition winner), and Captive and Free, will start at 7 p.m. at the Great Bend High School Auditorium.
Barry McManaman, Great Bend area engineer for the Kansas Department of Transportation, has achieved a career milestone and is celebrating 30 years of valued service to the State of Kansas.
Rhonda Knudson Agency an American Family Insurance agency in Great Bend, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. Knudson joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service. "It takes a team and we have a great one," said Rhonda Knudson.
Wrapping up the 13th year of the ABC Program, Sunflower Bank contributed $2,332 to schools and students in the Great Bend area. Add this amount to the previous years' contributions and the total since the ABC Program's inception in 2001 is an impressive $34,909 for this area.
Harden Hospice Kansas, which has been serving Kansas for the past 10+ years, announced that it is immediately changing its name to Gentiva Hospice. A member of the Gentiva hospice family of companies since 2013, the name change now more truly reflects the relationship and resources of being a part of a national leader in hospice care.
Barton Community College honored three employees during an all-college forum on May 1, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for 10 and 30 years of service.
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When state surveyors recently visited Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H), they found zero deficiencies after a comprehensive review of the non-profit agency, Director Donita Wolf said.
The Advance America located in the old Sonic Building, at lOth and Jefferson is hosting a Give Back to School Drive from July 1 to August 13, to benefit Helping Hands Pre-School.
Ottawa Police Department Chief Dennis Butler congratulated 57 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) Friday, July 11.
One of the many ways that Realtors® strengthen communities and the lives of their neighbors is through volunteer work, and since 1983 the Great Bend Board of Realtors® has been doing such. Through either the Board as a group or as individuals, local charities have received a monetary donation or volunteer time from many members of the local Realtors® association. As part of the National Association of Realtors® efforts to help improve local communities the Great Bend Board of Realtors® is initiating a new program that gives local charities the opportunity to receive a $1,000 donation for their organizations ...
News stories about data breaches have gotten common over the last few years, so much so that it can be easy to skip right over them and move on to the next news story. During 2013 there were 2,164 incidents exposing over 822 million records. Nearly 48% of those cases involved compromised passwords.
Ever since upgrading software this year, staff at the Great Bend Tribune have been learning the finer points of page design using the Adobe Creative Suite products. Last week, reporter Susan Thacker traveled to Topeka, where Russell Viers led a two-day Technology Academy at the Kansas Press Association office. The seminar was partially underwritten by a grant from the Kansas Newspaper Foundation.
Straub International in Great Bend has been selected as the 2014 "Best-in-Class Farm Equipment Dealership" by Farm Equipment magazine.
Sunflower Diversified Services has participated in the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK) conference for a number of years because it always promises to provide new and helpful information. Once again, SACK kept its promise.
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