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Students begin John Deere Construction and Forestry Technology Program

WICHITA – Thirteen students began the 74-week Construction and Forestry Technology program at Southeast Community College in Milford, Neb. The program is a partnership between John Deere Construction and Forestry, participating John Deere dealerships and local colleges. As a John Deere partnership program, it is designed specifically to prepare individuals for trouble shooting and repair of construction equipment. Students completing curriculum receive tuition reimbursement and a tool allowance. Graduates are guaranteed job placement at a sponsoring dealership location and earn an associate of applied science degree in John Deere Construction and Forestry Technology.

August 13, 2011 | | Business


BCC hires adult ed director

Barton Community College has hired Doug Lippstreu as the new director of the BCC Center for Adult Education.

August 12, 2011 | | Business


500th baby arrives at Great Bend Regional Hospital

On July 6, 2009, Great Bend Regional Hospital celebrated the birth of its first baby functioning as a full service hospital. Parents, Matt and Krysten Watkins, as well as big sister, Reese, welcomed Grant Matthew Watkins into their family. On Aug. 9, the hospital celebrated an equally exciting event, with the delivery of its 500th baby. Caden Lee Lohmann, was born to Jonathan Lohmann and Christina Kaspar of Hays. Dr. RogerMarshall had the privilege of delivering both the first and 500th baby. The parents of the 500th baby received gift certificates to treat themselves, as well as an overflowing basket ...

August 11, 2011 | | Business


Central Kansas NAIFA offers Two Hours Insurance Continuing Education courses August 19th at Great Be

Central Kansas Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors will provide to area insurance agents two hours of General continuing education hours on Aug. 19, at the Great Bend Chamber Boardroom. The two hours of general CE course, titled "Medicare Fundamentals", is provided at minimal cost. Registration is at 9 a.m. at the Great Bend Chamber Boardroom, 1125 Williams St.

August 10, 2011 | | Business


Simpson Farm Enterprises named Apache Dealer of the Year

At their annual dealer meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., Equipment Technologies (ET) recognized Simpson Farm Enterprises (SFE) as the Apache Dealer of the Year. The Apache is the worlds leading high capacity mechanical drive sprayer. In addition, two SFE salespeople, Jason Pavlu and Jed Simpson, were recognized for individual sales achievements by earning the Presidents Award and Top Performer Club Award respectively.

August 10, 2011 | | Business


Narrowbanding deadline nears for Mobile Radio Operators

Farmers, fleet operators, schools and government agencies operating business band or Private Land Mobile Radio (PLMR) systems are facing a critical Jan. 1, 2013, deadline. By that date, the FCC has mandated that all private PLMR licensees operating below 512 MHz move to 12.5 kHz narrowband voice channels.

August 07, 2011 | | Business


Recent promotions at CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc.

Marlane Haberman and Sheri Elsen have recently been promoted to managerial positions at CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc.

August 07, 2011 | | Business


Doyle joins OPI as copier technician

A recent graduate of Barton Community College has started his career in technology at Office Products Inc. in Great Bend. Michael Doyle is the new copier technician at the downtown business.

August 06, 2011 | | Business


Beahm joins Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine

Megan Beahm, PT, DPT, and her husband, Scott, of Chicago contemplated for a few years a move back to their home state of Kansas from the Windy City where she worked as a licensed physical therapist. Then the couple's daughter was born nearly 10 months ago and that solidified their decision to return. As Beahm began looking around Kansas in early spring for potential PT positions, it happened that Great Bend's Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine was looking to fill a therapist position.

August 06, 2011 | | Business


St. Rose sets up Facebook presence

While members of the older generation may be comfortable with traditional media, Stacy Hefley understands that the younger set looks for information online and on Facebook.

August 06, 2011 | | Business


St. Rose installs more new lab equipment

The new equipment is in, the training is complete and now the lab at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center is offering new tests, and quicker turn-around times on many others.

July 30, 2011 | | Business


Chlumsky promoted to Kansas Director

On July 20-22nd students from the Larned Family Israeli/Okinawan Kobra Kai Karate and Mixed Martial Arts U.S.A. Academy traveled to Palestine, Texas to train at the Main Dojo (school) at a Summer Karate Camp.

July 27, 2011 | | Business


Local independent businesswoman earns coveted Mary Kay Pink Cadillac in recognition of outstanding b

In honor of her business achievements, Rita Krause of Great Bend, has earned the use of the exclusive Mary Kay pink Cadillac, an iconic symbol of success and, the most coveted incentive awarded by Mary Kay. The new Cadillac comes in pearlized pink – a color unique to the Mary Kay Career Car Program.

July 24, 2011 | | Business


Teresa Mazouch joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announces that Teresa Mazouch has joined the company as an Administrative Assistant. Teresa joined Sunflower on July 11. She will provide administrative and clerical support for professional, management, and other staff.

July 24, 2011 | | Business


4 Legs Up BBQ to star in ABC’s Extreme Makeover BBQ Throwdown

The Kansas City Barbeque Society is proud to join forces with and support the popular TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as it pulls into East Central Kansas to build a new home for a worthy family.

July 24, 2011 | | Business


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Farmers Alliance -2015 Advantage Agent

The Farmers Alliance Companies in McPherson have announced that Alliance Insurance in Great Bend has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent for 2015. To qualify as an Advantage Agent, an agency must exhibit superior professionalism and profitability over five consecutive years. Advantage Agents are recognized by Farmers Alliance as the "best of the best." To reach this level of distinction is a reflection of this agency's commitment to their customers and their community.

February 15, 2015 | | Business


Waters True Value ad to be featured at regional advertising competition

Thanks to an exciting collaboration, Waters True Value's products and services are reaching an even wider audience across the state.

February 15, 2015 | | Business


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