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Farmers Bank celebrates with retirees in Albert

Farmers Bank & Trust congratulates Mel Holopirek, Donald Hanhardt and Ingrid Bird as they retire on Dec. 31st.

November 30, 2014 | | Business


Eagle Communications changes

As an employee owned company, Eagle Communications is always looking for that next generation of company leaders...particularly with the growth of digital technology and social media. Great Bend Station Manager, Rick Nulton, has announced that Matt Althouse, also known to radio listeners as Matt McBain, is stepping up and taking on new challenges and opportunities. According to Nulton, "Matt has been our go-to guy in the areas of Information Technology. Like many other businesses, radio stations are increasingly dependant on computers and new technology developments to operate more efficiently and to offer more products. Matt was instrumental in setting ...

November 30, 2014 | | Business


University cybersecurity expert says be cautious of data breaches when shopping online

If you're worried about a data breach when making those holiday purchases on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there isn't much you can do, according to a cybersecurity expert from Kansas State University.

November 30, 2014 | | Business


Reinke recognizes Raindrop Repair with Gold Pride Award at annual convention

Reinke announces that Raindrop Repair, Inc. of St. John, has received a Gold Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company's 2013-2014 marketing year success. The Reinke dealership was honored during Reinke's recent annual convention held Oct. 23-25, in Palm Springs, Calif.

November 30, 2014 | | Business


Helping the cause

November 28, 2014 | | Business


BBB Alert: Safe shopping tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

As the biggest shopping days of the holiday season approach, BBB is offering a few safe shopping tips for busy consumers.

November 26, 2014 | | Business


Sunflower Electric Power Corporation selects New Vice President

Sunflower Electric Power Corp. announced that its board of directors has named Dr. Al Tamimi as the corporation's next vice president of transmission planning, policy and compliance.

November 23, 2014 | | Business


G-B Tires, Michelin, donate to rec commission

Through the Michelin Soccer Program, Great Bend Recreation Commission has received more than $650 from G-B Tires and Michelin. Closing its 15th year, the Michelin Soccer Program has raised more than $18 million in funds for youth all across the country.

November 21, 2014 | | Business


Helping United Way is in their ‘jeans’

Wednesday was National Philanthropy Day, and the United Way of Central Kansas took it very casually. The UWCK sponsored a Dress Down the Town benefit for raise funds for the 2015 campaign.

November 21, 2014 | | Business


Kaiser joins Frank Callahan Agency

Frank Callahan Agency Inc., agents for American Family Insurance, has announced that Caryn Kaiser has joined the business.

November 20, 2014 | | Business


Great Bend COOP gives back

Land O'Lakes Foundation Member Co-op Match Program matches dollar-for-dollar the cash donation of member cooperatives, thus doubling the funds available for hometown projects. By matching funds for projects selected and funded by member cooperatives, Land O'Lakes Foundation leverages local funding efforts and ensures community support for programs.

November 19, 2014 | | Business


KDOT announces approved October bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Oct. 22, in Topeka.

November 16, 2014 | | Business


New endowment benefits Almost Home, Inc.

The Golden Belt Community Foundation is pleased to announce that a new endowment fund has been established to benefit Almost Home, Inc. This partnership between the community foundation and Almost Home, Inc. gives individuals and businesses interested in supporting and sustaining this new organization providing residential and hospice care a vehicle for their charitable giving.

November 16, 2014 | | Business


Unruh named Hotelier of the Year

The Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association (KRHA) hosted their annual Evening of Hospitality in Wichita recently. The highlight of the evening were the "Starts of the Industry" awards, which celebrates the recipient's accomplishments and dedication to the industry.

November 16, 2014 | | Business


SeaPort Airlines to take delivery of Cessna Caravans

PORTLAND, ORE. – SeaPort Airlines announced that it will take delivery of two of three new Cessna Caravans being acquired for the company's fleet by the end of the year. SeaPort's Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney will accept the new aircraft at the Cessna Aircraft Corporation factory in Wichita, and will pilot one of the new aircraft on a three-day tour of the carrier's Mid-South routes.

November 15, 2014 | | Business


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BBB advice for choosing a tax preparer wisely

W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.

January 28, 2015 | | Business


Charity drive nets thousands of items for local food banks

The third annual Charity Supply Drive held on Saturday, Jan. 24, was deemed a success. Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club teamed up to collect donations at the Walmart Supercenter in Great Bend.

January 27, 2015 | | Business


Raindrop Repair technician attends Reinke advanced PLUS Seminar

Reinke announces that Stephen Batten with Raindrop Repair in St. John, recently attended the 3-day Reinke Advanced PLUS (Proven Leaders in Unmatched Service) Seminar. Service technicians representing 13 Reinke dealerships from across the U.S. attended the seminar in Deshler, Neb.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


RiverBend auction benefits Clara Barton Hospital Foundation

"Having a benefit auction with the proceeds going to the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation was a great way for us to support our medical providers and helps enhance services for our residents at the same time," reports Bryan Stacey, Executive Director at RiverBend Assisted Living, in Great Bend. "Our two facilities are a natural fit and have a great working relationship."

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Clara Barton to hold annual meeting

The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will host its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday at Clara Barton Hospital, 250 W. 9th, Hoisington, in the Turnbull Safe Room. All members of the Foundation are welcome to attend the meeting.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Becker Tire receives distributor award

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Phone scams continue to be serious threat, remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 201

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Battle of the Bulge promotes community wellness

BY DANIELLE FEIST

January 23, 2015 | | Business


Sunflower Financial and First Western Financial announce Mutual Termination of Merger Agreement

Kansas-based Sunflower Financial, Inc. ("Sunflower") and Colorado-based First Western Financial, Inc. ("First Western") today announced the mutual termination of their definitive merger agreement, dated Sept. 22, 2014.

January 21, 2015 | | Business


Young Professionals prepared for annual charity supply drive

For the third straight year, Barton County Young Professionals will host their annual Charity Supply Drive on Saturday, January 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter, 3503 10th St. in Great Bend.

January 20, 2015 | | Business


Farmer’s Bank donates to Head Start

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Clara Barton welcomes Dr. Howes

Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics announce that Jeremy Howes, MD, is joining the Clara Barton family as a general surgeon at Clara Barton Surgical Services.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


​Sunflower and First Western Financial terminate merger agreement

Kansas-based Sunflower Financial Inc. and Colorado-based First Western Financial Inc. announced Friday the mutual termination of their definitive merger agreement, dated Sept. 22, 2014.

January 17, 2015 | | Business


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