The Seventh Day Adventist Church and School has been a part of the Great Bend community for many years. However, after a fire burnt down the school in the early 1990s, it has taken a lot to keep things afloat. "The local church was originally founded in 1948 at 12th and Madison," says board chairperson Doris Reile-Kneller. "Then in the early 80s, we moved to our current location west of town and added the school."
Beautiful Beginnings Bridal Boutique, located at 16th and Main in Great Bend, recently celebrated their second anniversary under new ownership. Jennifer Klepper, owner of the women's clothing and bridal shop, bought the existing business from Chari Miller in 2008 and has made a few improvements since that time. "We've changed little things cosmetically within the store and have expanded our product lines," Klepper says. "We've added more brands, expanded our selection of women's clothing and girls' prom dresses, and stepped up our window displays. We just want to combine big town style with our small town ...
Nex-Tech is excited to announce the launch of a new cost-efficient and reliable product called Hosted PBX. Hosted PBX brings a big business phone system to businesses at a lower total cost of ownership than what they are currently paying, and it is easy to manage.
Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate in Great Bend, along with Wal-Mart and Eagle Radio are joining forces to sponsor toy drives that will benefit the Christmas for Kids program at Saint Francis Community Services.
Treader's Deli, located at 1309 Main Street in Great Bend, recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting and Business After Hours event. As the seventh of the MyTown stores to open, the new restaurant serves soups, salads, sandwiches, and snacks from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Platinum Style Salon to its membership. Karen Crane owner of the Salon along with Cosmetologist Sandy Clanton would like to welcome you to visit their salon.
Landmark Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: LARK), a bank holding company based in Manhattan, reported net earnings of $1.1 million ($0.44 per diluted share) for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared to net earnings of $113,000 ($0.05 per diluted share) for the third quarter of 2009. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, the company reported net earnings of $1.2 million ($0.48 per diluted share), compared to net earnings of $2.1 million ($0.86 per diluted share) in the first nine months of 2009. Management will host a conference call to discuss these results on ...
Colonel Terry Maple, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, has assigned Trooper Roy Henry to Rooks County. Trooper Henry received the assignment following his recent completion of an extensive 22-week basic law enforcement course at the Patrol's Training Academy in
Platinum Style Salon is donating $2 from every haircut to Crime Stoppers of Barton County during the month of October. Call 620-786-4247 to set up an appointment.
For Larry McDilda, owner of Family Jewels in Great Bend, finding his home in central Kansas was the result of a long search.
Great Bend Desk and Derrick club members traveled to Houston for the 59th-annual Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs international convention.
A new position at Central Kansas Medical Center was designed as a vehicle to help spread the word about the wide variety of services it offers throughout Barton and nearby counties, said Keith Herl, who is filling this physician liaison role.
In just five short years, Nex-Tech Wireless has become a leader amongst rural wireless carriers. Upon launching service on Oct. 15th Nex-Tech Wireless brought a leading-edge nationwide network to residents in Central and Western Kansas. They recognized the need for wireless coverage and service that is typically offered in large cities. Since their beginning, Nex-Tech Wireless has always kept their focus on three things-their customer, technology and the communities they serve. With a customer base of nearly 50,000 voice and data users, Nex-Tech Wireless employs over 80 employees and services customers in over 40 locations.
Keenan Law Firm, P.A. of Great Bend recently hired a new lawyer, Hoisington native Addie Herres. Herres is a 2002 graduate of Hoisington High School, and a 2006 graduate of Kansas State University. She graduated in May with a Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University Law School, and passed the Kansas Bar Exam in July.
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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