Doonan GMC received the GMC "Mark of Excellence" award from General Motors for the year 2010. This award is only presented to outstanding dealerships demonstrating strong marketing and servicing capabilities for the GMC product. Pictured left to right is Paul Bishop, Doonan GMC sales manager with J. R. Postlethwaite, Doonan GMC service manager.
Michael Holdsworth of Ellinwood has been appointed a full time agent for American Family Insurance Group, according to Ed Graham, district sales manager of the company,.
The Kansas CASA Association has been nominated by the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program to be one of five statewide non-profit organizations competing in the Walmart Associates Choice program for a $100,000 grant. Through this new grant-making initiative, each Walmart employee across Kansas is being given the opportunity to vote for one organization to receive the grant. Voting will conclude on Aug. 6. In addition to the opportunity to compete for the $100,000, each non-profit organization will receive a $10,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation just for being nominated.
Kelsee DeWerff, daughter of Scott DeWerff and Ann (Feist) Christiansen has joined the staff of Hair E-Clips. She is a 2007 graduate of Ellinwood High School and attended B-Street Design School of Cosmetology in Manhattan. She was employed at JC Penney Salon in Manhattan before returning home to Barton County. She specializes in haircuts, color services, styles and perms. Call 793-9050 to schedule an appointment with Kelsee. Ask for back to school specials.
CFG/New England Financial announces that Kelly Underwood has joined the firm as a financial representative.
Farmers Bank and Trust made the announcement that two new members have joined the Board.
Rhonda Knudson, an American Family Insurance agent in Great Bend, has been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program. The Knudson Agency joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.
They sit tall in the saddle, three feet off the ground and view the world from a different perspective – on the back of a horse. Those who live with disabilities draw upon normally untapped abilities by riding horses, caring for them, and competing on them. It's not the average regimen; it is eleven hundred pounds of highly effective, equine therapy.
St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center wants to help educate the public about illness prevention and treatment options, and is offering its experts to spread the word.
Great Lakes Airlines' Food Drive to Benefit the Community Food Bank of Barton County in Great Bend
On Monday, June 20, Flame Engineering succeeded in achieving 10 Years With No Loss Time Accidents. Management and staff take safety seriously and this accomplishment is a tribute to their success. A special celebration luncheon is planned for July 22 with local and state dignitaries invited to participate. In addition to their outstanding safety record, Flame Engineering is currently recognized by the Kansas Department of Safety and Health along with OSHA as a SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) company. This recognition was accomplished in October of 2000 and they have maintained this recognition to date.
Jackie (Mai) Becker has joined Renue Salon and Spa as a massage therapist. A lifetime resident of the Great Bend area, she received her massage training through U.S. Career Institute and Body and Soul Therapeutic Massage School in Wichita. She offers full-body Swedish massage, deep tissue techniques, La Stone hot stone massage, Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage and Reike, and has a flexible schedule to meet your needs.
It has long been one of the quickest, easiest and most precise medical tests around. And now it is even quicker, easier and more precise at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
Two Chrysler Group vehicles have earned top spots in the J.D. Power rankings of initial vehicle quality, said Jerry Marmie at Marmie Motors, Great Bend.
CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. is like a turbo-charged economic engine for central Kansas. As Barton County's largest private employer, with more than 500 employees, it operates as one of the nation's leading providers of third-party administration services. To do that successfully, as CPI has for nearly four decades, requires the synchronization of a highly trained workforce.
Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Barry Grissom, U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas, during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 14.
The Hair Studio at 1007 Williams in Great Bend is doing its Kuts for Kids again this year and needs some help from the community by choosing a name from its Christmas tree and making a $10 donation so these kids get their hair cut for Christmas.
Derek Fredrick, manager of Water's True Value, presents a $920 check for the Heartland Cancer Patient Care and Support Endowment Fund at Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF). The check represents 100 percent of the proceeds from the store's Pink Bucket fundraiser for breast cancer. Accepting the check, from left, are Leann Danner, RN OCN at Heartland Cancer Center, and Christy Tustin, GBCF executive director.
Among holiday traditions for your Better Business Bureau is the listing of the year's 12 most frequently reported scams. Most of them have been around for a long time and there's no reason to believe that their perpetrators are going to stop anytime soon. So we continue down the frosty lane of rip-offs, with 3 more of our 12 scams of Christmas.
Robin Fabricius, Chair of the ElderCare Board of Directors of the local non-profit agency, has announced new staff. Gaila A. Nielsen will be the Executive Director for ElderCare, Inc. Nielsen will direct the Home Care and Nutrition divisions of the agency. Nielsen was with Legend Senior Living in Topeka and Lawrence as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Ellinwood School District and Alterra Healthcare in Great Bend.
It is customary during the Christmas season to give generously and to support local charities. A group of employees at Van Wyk, Inc. proposed to take up a collection from their co-workers to do just that. Worthy causes were selected in each of the states where the company has terminals. Dave Van Wyk, President of Van Wyk, Inc., agreed to match dollar for dollar what was raised by employees up to a total of $2,000.
Realtor members giving back to their communities and participating in local events has been an ongoing effort for the Great Bend Board of Realtors for many years. They have given both individually and as an association. Some of the organization that have benefitted from such giving are: KANS for Kids, Special Olympics, Family Crisis and Kansas Honor Flights to name a few. The quarterly giving project has selected the second quarterly recipient as The Humane Society. The local Humane Society received $1,000 to help with their ongoing mission. As the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization ...
The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Nov. 19 in Topeka.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development recently recognized the efforts of five individuals who will finish their service to the Barton County Young Professionals Steering Committee at the end of 2014.
All assets of one local non-profit entity are currently being transferred to another to ensure donors' contributions will be used for their intended purposes.
Northwest Kansas communities are gaining a new resource whose focus will be on training and supporting people as they work for the common good in those communities. And when good is happening, it can be catching.
The Kansas Society of CPAs held its annual meeting on Nov. 19, at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Michelle Schneider, Great Bend, was elected 2014-15 Chair of the 2,700-member Kansas Society of CPAs (KSCPA) at the Annual Meeting.
Landmark National Bank is collecting donations of non-perishable food items to help benefit the Barton County Food Bank. Donations can be dropped off at either of Landmark's Great Bend locations, at 1623 Main Street or 5200 Broadway.
The winner of the United Way of Central Kansas's Dress Down the Town jeans from the Buckle is from Great Bend High School, her name is Rosalinda Lovera. The drawing took place Wednesday evening at the store in Great Bend.
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