HAYS - Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co. and its brewmaster Gerald Wyman, obtained the title of Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer Of The Year, Oct. 12 at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the largest commercial beer competition in the world. This is the first such achievement for a Kansas brewery in the 27 years of the GABF competition. In addition, Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co. received gold and silver medals for their American Hefeweizen and American Wheat at this year's competition.
Recently Robert Winiecke, City Engineer for the City of Great Bend was approved to serve on the Upper Arkansas Basin Advisory Committee (BAC) to help provide information and advice on water issues to the Kansas Water Authority (KWA). BACs serve as a forum for community involvement to address high priority water issues within their region.
Shirley Flick, CFP, has been selected by her broker-dealer, Cambridge Investment Research Inc., to participate in an exclusive Leaders Club workshop. Cambridge rep-advisors were asked to participate based on their dedication to quality service and prominent levels of success.
When Dannie'll Heaton worked at a church in Russell, she saw first-hand how Office Products Inc. provides customer service. She liked what she saw and now is an OPI sales representative at the company's Russell location.
Not only is Velda Hudnall of Great Bend the biggest cheerleader for her husband, Harold, she also is rooting for the local Parkinson's Support Group at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. Harold was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease 13 years ago.
Great Bend Regional Hospital employees participated in "Turing Our Town Purple" last Monday in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Employees were encouraged to wear purple, creating a powerful statement honoring the strength of battered women and their children and raising awareness.
Landmark National Bank "Dog For A Dog" event was held on Oct. 2 to benefit the Great Bend Humane Society. Approximately $800 was raised. Items were collected that the Humane Society needs on a daily basis such as 30 gallon trash bags, zip lock bags, paper towels, band aids, dog, puppy and cat food. A complete list can be viewed at the display at Landmark National Bank.
Farmers Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Sheryl Mauler to Assistant Vice President Securities Administrator. Sheryl began her employment with Farmers Bank on Feb. 21, 2001, as the bank's securities administrator. "Sheryl has been an essential part of the financial services department serving in the role of heading security administration. Sheryl's organizational skills and depth of experience are invaluable in assisting in the oversight and management of the bank's investment portfolio," remarked Steve Dobratz, Chief Financial Officer of the bank. Sheryl has mastered many areas of banking throughout her career. She has prior experience ...
C&V Home Improvement Inc. will host an open house and ribbon cutting at its new location, 1107 10th St., from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Oct. 10. Refreshments will be provided and prizes will be given away. The public is invited.
Two Saint Francis Community Services employees were recently honored for their "excellent" leadership while working for the protection of children. The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) and the Children's Alliance of Kansas presented Lesley Percival and Sarah Haldeman-Smith awards for "Excellence in Supervision" during the 2013 Excellence in Supervision Conference September 18 and 19 in Manhattan.
Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month in October by organizing its third annual community food drive. The GIVE BACK Community Food Drive will run from Oct. 1-31 at locations in Great Bend, Larned and Hays.