TOPEKA - Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced that over the last fiscal year they gave more than $8.7 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout Kansas. Globally, the company and its Foundation donated more than $1.3 billion to non-profit groups, surpassing the previous year's total by more than $244 million.
Dancers from Euphoria Dance Center in Great Bend traveled to Tulsa, Okla. in June to compete in the Talent on Parade National Dance Competition where they performed a slate of solos, two duos, and a small group dance featuring several high placers from the regional competition held in Wichita in May.
Melinda Kurth recently joined Thrivent Financial as a financial representative with a new office at 1311 Williams in downtown Great Bend. Kurth offers comprehensive financial strategies, personal customer service and a wide range of financial products.
Fuller Industries of Great Bend is the recipient of the annual Kansas Water Environment Association's Gold Pretreatment Compliance Award, Mike Bader, City of Great Bend Waste water Treatment Plant manager announced this week.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bartlett Grain announced Thursday its construction of a new grain facility in Barton County just east of Great Bend on the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad. "We look forward to bringing our focus on customer service and access to strong destination markets to the area's producers and the region's existing grain elevators," said Bob Knief, president, Bartlett Grain Company.
Jessica Garcia is the new Massage Therapist at Hair Affair, 1609 Main in Great Bend. Receiving her license from Heritage College, she specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Pregnancy and Sports massage. Call 792-8656 for an appointment.
Charlie Lamb and JR Suppes have over fifty years of combined experience in the automotive industry. The two business partners had worked together as colleagues for several years before launching their own small business last September. Eagle Tire LLC is a full-service tire center located at 10th & Main in Great Bend. Their wives, Brenda and Amy, also help out with the administrative side of the business.
The Mayo Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cite heart disease, stroke, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease as the top causes of death among adult men in the United States. Life expectancy of men in the U.S. is slightly less than 76 years.
Golden Belt Telephone, an authorized agent of Nex-Tech Wireless, has announced its opening in Larned. Golden Belt Telephone, located at 122 West 5th, is now open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 3pm, and Wednesdays from Noon to 6pm.
Rosewood Ranch was abuzz June 14 with dozens of energetic children who got to spend three hours involved in fun ranch activities. The children and their family members participated in the fourth annual "Kids Day at the Ranch," presented by Rosewood Services. The event was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Great Bend Regional Hospital sponsored its fourth-annual Human eMotion event on Saturday, June 22. In all, 195 athletes and 52 volunteers enjoyed another Kansas summer day participating in different running, biking, and walking events. Proceeds went to the Great Bend Family Crisis Center and Great Bend High Scool Future Business Leaders of America.
Nick's Repair has moved, said owner Nick Hamit. He had been working out of his home at 3206 21st in Great Bend, but he now has a shop at 2528 Fifth in Great Bend, with the entrance to in the ally east of the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall. Hamit specializes in small engine repair, for such things as lawn mowers and trimmers. The shop will be open Mondays starting at 8:30 a.m.
John Peters of Barton Piano Service in Great Bend has been certified to sell and service DAMMP-CHASER brand "Piano Lifesaver Systems". The harsh weather in Kansas is damaging to pianos and causes tuning instability. With the Piano Saver System a micro-environment of the correct humidity is created adding value and durability for upright and grand pianos.
Kansas City Star staff members won top honors in 11 categories, including investigative reporting and deadline reporting, as the Heart of America journalism awards were handed out Saturday.
Farmers Bank & Trust has been awarded an A+ in DepositAccounts.com's independent Bank Financial Health Rating System for the quarter ended June 30th. The A+ rating is defined as the highest distinction in terms of relative financial strength and stability, according to their standardized measurement system. The service gives consumers information on the relative financial strength of U.S. commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions.
Rod Neier, President and CEO of Roto-Mix, LLC has announced the following promotions and organizational changes within the company.
Farmers Bank & Trust has been awarded an A+ in DepositAccounts.com's independent Bank Financial Health Rating System for the quarter ended June 30. The A+ rating is defined as the highest distinction in terms of relative financial strength and stability, according to their standardized measurement system. The service gives consumers information on the relative financial strength of U.S. commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions.
The three-event celebration of Heartland Cancer Center's (HCC) 11thanniversary promises to have something for everyone, said Dana Foss, facilitator of the Touched by Cancer Support Group.
Gavilon Grain, LLC today announced it has acquired a 981,000-bushel grain facility in Silica. The Silica facility primarily handles wheat, corn, milo and soybeans, with 60-car shipping capabilities on the Kansas-Oklahoma railroad.
HAYS - So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they have earned. There is so much to know - and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Harley-Davidson Foundation have teamed up to offer help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the Doerflers Harley-Davidson, 1100 East 43rd St., Hays, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 4, to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available.
McDonald's restaurants in Kansas – including locations in Great Bend and Russell – will give customers who visit during breakfast hours from Sept. 16 until Sept. 29 a free small cup of McCafé Coffee. The Free Coffee Event is the company's friendly way of encouraging new guests to try McCafé Coffee, while inviting current customers to rediscover the great taste of McDonald's signature 100 percent Arabica bean drip coffee blend.
Pawnee County native Pete Schartz has joined American State Bank and Trust Company in Great Bend as its new vice-president for agricultural and commercial lending.
HOISINGTON - A unique store in the area, Pretty Pieces Boutique, 118 N. Main, will be opening Sept. 18 in downtown Hoisington, specializing in women's clothing for those who conceal/carry guns.
News of another huge data breach last week was most unwelcome. Home Depot notified the public of the breach, which may end up being even larger than the Target incident back in December. The eventual cost to Home Depot has been predicted to be hundreds of millions. The cost to consumers cannot be measured in mere dollars. Of course the monetary effect may end up being significant but there is also the price of the consumer's loss of confidence in our digital credit card system.
Nine Rosewood Ranch horse riders competed in the National Snaffle Bit Association World Championship Show Aug. 14-15 at Ford Truck Arena in Tulsa, Okla. For the second time in three years, Rosewood Ranch brought home a World Championship Trophy from that event to central Kansas.
When the topic is "personal independence," children are not usually the first people that come to mind.
A project that improved 19 miles of K-23 north of Hoxie will be open to traffic within the next two weeks.
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