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Harley-Davidson supports disabled vets

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.

September 16, 2014 | | Business


McDonald’s giving away free coffee

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.

September 16, 2014 | | Business


Schartz joins American State Bank and Trust

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.

September 14, 2014 | | Business


Pretty Pieces Bouttique to open

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.

September 12, 2014 | | Business


BBB advice for consumers concerning data breaches

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.

September 12, 2014 | | Business


Rosewood Horse Program Brings Second World Championship Back to Kansas

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.

September 12, 2014 | | Business


Sunrise Campaign kicks off; benefits infants, toddlers and adults

When the topic is "personal independence," children are not usually the first people that come to mind.

September 12, 2014 | | Business


Ribbon cut on K-23 project north of Hoxie

A project that improved 19 miles of K-23 north of Hoxie will be open to traffic within the next two weeks.

September 10, 2014 | | Business


CUNA Mutual grant recipients

Employees from CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions in Great Bend presented checks to the grant recipients of the Barton County Quality of Life Endowment. After submitting a letter of inquiry and presenting the needs for their funding requests, awards were given to: St. Rose Foundation for their Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic; Clara Barton Hospital Foundation for their Therapy Services and Laundry Addition; Great Bend Public Library Teen Spot Furniture; and Golden Belt Community Foundation for enhancements to the downtown area.

September 07, 2014 | | Business


Great Bend native and President and General Manager of Sunflower Broadcasting receives honor

Great Bend native and President and General Manager of Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc., Joan Barrett, was named one of Wichita's Top Women in Business for 2014. Barrett was among only 20 women who received the honor Aug. 26, at a special presentation hosted by the Wichita Business Journal.

September 07, 2014 | | Business


Walmart Foundation Seeking Kansas nonprofits for giving program

The Walmart Foundation State Giving Council Program will open the application period for its fourth cycle of giving on Sept. 7. Kansas nonprofit organizations can apply for funding to support programs within the scope of the "Focused Giving" areas that include hunger relief, healthy eating or career opportunity. Grant requests for programs that would fall under "Community Engagement Giving," i.e. education, health care access and other human services programs will also be accepted during this cycle. In order to be considered for grant funding this cycle, applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central time on Sept ...

September 05, 2014 | | Business


New Rubber Division Manager

T&C MFG & Operating, Inc. announces that Clinton Pangburn has joined the T&C team as the new Rubber Division Manager. Clint previously worked for ODFL as a supervisor responsible for all freight leaving the Great Bend warehouse.

September 03, 2014 | | Business


Commissioner’s Corner-September 2014 By Sandy Praeger Earthquake insurance coverage can be an optio

The recent spate of measurable earthquakes in Oklahoma, California, and even in Kansas have prompted some consumers and the media to wonder about earthquake insurance options.

September 03, 2014 | Sandy Praeger | Business


KHA Leadership Institute graduates 32

The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its 13th class of 32 students on Aug. 22 at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita. Students, including John Moshier from Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington, Donita from St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in Great Bend, were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals.

September 03, 2014 | | Business


Roger Long, Rosen’s Inc., receives agribusiness honor

The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's annual meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.

August 31, 2014 | | Business


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BBB advice for choosing a tax preparer wisely

W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.

January 28, 2015 | | Business


Charity drive nets thousands of items for local food banks

The third annual Charity Supply Drive held on Saturday, Jan. 24, was deemed a success. Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club teamed up to collect donations at the Walmart Supercenter in Great Bend.

January 27, 2015 | | Business


Raindrop Repair technician attends Reinke advanced PLUS Seminar

Reinke announces that Stephen Batten with Raindrop Repair in St. John, recently attended the 3-day Reinke Advanced PLUS (Proven Leaders in Unmatched Service) Seminar. Service technicians representing 13 Reinke dealerships from across the U.S. attended the seminar in Deshler, Neb.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


RiverBend auction benefits Clara Barton Hospital Foundation

"Having a benefit auction with the proceeds going to the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation was a great way for us to support our medical providers and helps enhance services for our residents at the same time," reports Bryan Stacey, Executive Director at RiverBend Assisted Living, in Great Bend. "Our two facilities are a natural fit and have a great working relationship."

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Clara Barton to hold annual meeting

The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will host its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday at Clara Barton Hospital, 250 W. 9th, Hoisington, in the Turnbull Safe Room. All members of the Foundation are welcome to attend the meeting.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Becker Tire receives distributor award

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Phone scams continue to be serious threat, remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 201

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Battle of the Bulge promotes community wellness

BY DANIELLE FEIST

January 23, 2015 | | Business


Sunflower Financial and First Western Financial announce Mutual Termination of Merger Agreement

Kansas-based Sunflower Financial, Inc. ("Sunflower") and Colorado-based First Western Financial, Inc. ("First Western") today announced the mutual termination of their definitive merger agreement, dated Sept. 22, 2014.

January 21, 2015 | | Business


Young Professionals prepared for annual charity supply drive

For the third straight year, Barton County Young Professionals will host their annual Charity Supply Drive on Saturday, January 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter, 3503 10th St. in Great Bend.

January 20, 2015 | | Business


Farmer’s Bank donates to Head Start

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Clara Barton welcomes Dr. Howes

Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics announce that Jeremy Howes, MD, is joining the Clara Barton family as a general surgeon at Clara Barton Surgical Services.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


​Sunflower and First Western Financial terminate merger agreement

Kansas-based Sunflower Financial Inc. and Colorado-based First Western Financial Inc. announced Friday the mutual termination of their definitive merger agreement, dated Sept. 22, 2014.

January 17, 2015 | | Business


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