Keller Real Estate and Insurance Agency announced the addition of Lori L. Kelly as a realtor associate in its office.
Rosewood Ranch's third year competing in the National Snaffle Bit Association World Championship Show proved to be its toughest challenge of three appearances. Still, the riders persevered, taking home 14 top-10 finishes with two Rosewood riders recording top-3 finishes, which included Rosewood's Jamie Crone winning reserve grand champion.
Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter congratulated 52 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on May 24th.
Diane Shoemaker has joined the staff of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away Vacations. Shoemaker is new to Great Bend, but is a native Kansan having been raised on a farm just north of Wichita. Her family travelled a lot and Shoemaker has grown to love travel. Her real travel adventures started after she graduated from Wichita State University and worked for Norwegian Cruise Lines as a fit with fun coordinator onboard their ships in the Caribbean. ...
Inc. magazine today ranked Benefit Management of Great Bend 4636th on its seventh-annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list provides a snapshot of the most important segment of the economy-America's independent entrepreneurs. These companies are recognized for demonstrating growth and stability.
Straub International opened their new Wichita store located at 3200 W. May St. on Aug. 5th. Although the store was expected to open Sept. 1, construction finished earlier than planned. "The store is stocked and ready to serve our customers", said Alan Dold, General Manager "We anticipate a great amount of growth with this facility and have added staff to equip ourselves for their needs".
Teresa Hickel is being promoted to Assistant Vice President and Operations Officer for First Kansas Bank according to Paul Snapp, President and CEO of the Bank. Snapp remarked, "Teresa has the values, banking experience and work ethic to lead the operations of our Bank. She will continue to strengthen our Bank's commitment to operate in a safe and sound manner while providing personalized service to our customers. We are excited to have Teresa leading this ...
Sterling House of Great Bend, a Brookdale community, 1206 Patton Road, will host "Stuff the Bus" again this year. The goal is to provide extra supplies for teachers and school children. This year residents will deliver all donated supplies to Riley Elementary on Aug. 30th.
Jamie Wolf, Hoisington, gained weight after going through breast cancer treatment and while taking her follow-up medication. She wanted to lose the extra 40-plus pounds but wasn't sure how to go about it.
"Transitions: A mother and daughter art show" exhibits the visual and textual representations experienced in the lives of mother and daughter on a road to recover through expressions and transitions. The featured artists are Johnita and Elizabeth Becker. It will be a mixed media presentation of artwork, and is the 7th show at Petr's Frame House. "Its a mother and daughter going through life's problems," said Grigorev. "They transition from old to something new."The exhibit ...
Taylor Klug is being promoted to Vice President, Information Technology and Compliance Officer for First Kansas Bank according to Paul Snapp, President and CEO of the Bank. Snapp remarked, "Since joining our Bank, Taylor has done an outstanding job delivering customer service and leadership in a variety of roles. She will continue to strengthen our Bank's commitment to providing exceptional customer service while building genuine relationships. I am pleased to announce this promotion" Taylor grew ...
Photon Healthy Energy at EZ TAN featuring the Photon Genius is having an 'Informative Class' at 7 p.m. on Monday. Admission is $10. Door prizes, refreshments, demos and a free $35 coupon to use the Genius.
Corrie Danks has been a crafter for more than 20 years and her dream has been to open her own scrapbooking business. The dream came true on Aug. 1, her first day as owner of The Craft Coop in downtown Great Bend.
Great Bend, KS ­ A440 Music (http://www.A440greatbend.com) announced today that JoAnn Gaunt has joined the A440 team to further develop their growing musical instrument repair and supply services. JoAnn Gaunt is a musician, teacher, and band instrument repair technician who grew up in Great Bend.
Dale Phillips, Barton County Road and Bridge, Noxious Weed and Memorial Parks Director, was named as the 2013 Highway Official of the Year by the Kansas County Highway Association.
Cheryl Gage has been promoted to manager of Commercial Banking Services in Long Beach for City National Bank. As manager, she is responsible for working closely with a team of specialists to deliver the bank's full range of financial solutions and expertise to successful, growing middle-market companies in Long Beach, South Bay and surrounding areas.
Harden Hospice Kansas recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on in celebration of its new office in Great Bend. Jan Westfall, hospice consultant with Harden Hospice Kansas, presided at the ceremony that was attended by 45 guests, including Harden Hospice Kansas staff members from the Great Bend, Hutchinson and Wichita offices. Chamber members and ambassadors, and members of the public were also included.
Barbara Wolford, an insurance agent in Great Bend's John Jaco agency for over three decades, was named the Agent of the Year Award by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents at its annual management conference Oct. 3-4 in Overland Park.
TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
ELLINWOOD - Owned by Ann Christiansen, Annie Mae's, 518 E. Santa Fe has opened in Ellinwood. The former John Henry's now also serves breakfast and has takeout and delivery in Ellinwood.
Author Diana Webster announces the release of her new family novel, "The Parent," which helps parents examine their own relationships with their children.
C&V Home Improvement has been serving Central and Western Kansas for over 35 years. Since 2011, the growing company has been under the ownership of Matt Hoisington. When founder Dennis Carson sold his business to Hoisington, the two worked to move the company's headquarters from Ellinwood to Great Bend, with an office at 2407 10th Street. After two years of continual growth, C&V Home Improvement once again needed room to expand. In October, they hosted ...
The mission statement for The Station sums it up. "The purpose of The Station is to bring emotional and physical awareness and relaxation to the human body in a professional, honest, and educated way with accessibility to the client at a reasonable cost."
Rosewood Ranch horse therapy instructor Melinda Suppes took part in a grueling exam last May in Loveland, Colo. She endured four days of a workshop, written testing and field work, all with the goal of becoming a certified instructor with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. It wasn't until more than five months later that she learned the results of her exam.
Derek Fredrick thought if the buckets were "poppin' pink" they would draw a lot of attention. And if the results of a recent fundraiser are any indication, he was right.
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