Goodwill Industries of Kansas has announced their new retail store and donation center in Newton will pilot a new concept to further their mission of employing people with disabilities. The new 14,000 square foot facility will contain retail store and donation drive through, but will also provide services and job training to individuals with developmental disabilities. Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co. has been selected as the general contractor for the store which is expected to open this fall. Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture is the architect.
Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate has been named a Coldwell Banker Premier Office, the highest honor given to Coldwell Banker offices worldwide. This is the second consecutive year that this designation has been awarded to Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate. The Premier Office award is based first and foremost upon customer service and attention to client detail. It also encompasses sales volume, local market share and impact, as well as overall number of properties sold.
Sunflower Bank raised $102,500 during its 2016 ABC campaign developed to support education in our communities. Over $7,450 of the total is being donated to schools and students in Great Bend and Ellinwood. The program began in 2001 and has generated over $1,036,700 throughout the past 15 years for schools and students in Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri.
HAYS - The Senior Community Service Employment Program, a job training program for mature workers that is funded through the Department of Labor and managed by SER Jobs for Progress National, is seeking new applicants.
The Barton County Quality of Life Endowment Fund will be accepting grant applications beginning April 15. The intent of the fund is to improve the quality of life in Barton County. Projects eligible for funding must make a visible enhancement to the community. Eligible organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designated IRS status. The application deadline is June 15.
Heather Nicholas, district manager for Kwik Shop, announced Sunday that Kwik Shop's April fundraiser raised a grand total of $95,500 for Camp Hope, a summer camp for Kansas area children who have or have had cancer.
After several years of stiff opposition, the Labor Department introduced a new rule Wednesday that requires financial professionals to accept fiduciary responsibility when managing retirement investments.
On April 4, the board of directors for Great Bend Regional Hospital received the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Brent Hanson. He and his family will be moving to Houston, Texas where he has accepted a position as CEO for another healthcare facility.
Residents living in and around the Great Bend can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. On May 13, the St Rose Catholic Church will host this community event at 1412 Baker Avenue in Great Bend.