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Schartz promoted to Vice President at Farmers Bank & Trust

Lindsay Schartz has been promoted to Vice President/Deposit Compliance Officer. Lindsay has been employed by Farmers Bank & Trust for 14 years in the capacities of Teller, New Accounts Representative, Supervisor, Branch Manager, Electronic Banking Officer and Assistant Operations/Cashier. Lindsay's new duties will include responsibilities for Bank Secrecy Act, security and deposit compliance. "Lindsay's background is a great fit for compliance and internal audit. Our board relies heavily on this important function of the Bank," according to President Gene Dikeman.

June 12, 2011 | | Business


Farthing named St. Rose vice president

At the outset of Linda Farthing's career, she was an operating room nurse at Central Kansas Medical Center. Now, almost 30 years later, she is the new vice president of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.

June 11, 2011 | | Business


KDOC 2011 employee and volunteer winners announced

The 2011 Kansas Department of Corrections Employees and Volunteer of the Year were announced by Governor Sam Brownback and KDOC Secretary Ray Roberts today during special ceremonies at the Kansas Statehouse. Employees were nominated for each of the awards by their peers and the winners were chosen by a special panel from the KDOC Central Office. Here is a list of the winners and a brief synopsis for each:

June 05, 2011 | | Business


Cornerstone Interiors chosen by VIETRI

Cornerstone Interiors has been chosen by VIETRI to represent Kansas in Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. 'The VIETRI story began in 1983 when a mother and two daughters traveled to Italy and fell in love with colorful, handpainted dinnerware made by local artisans. Today, VIETRI is the largest U.S. importer of exclusively Italian, handcrafted ceramics, stainless and pewter flatware, mouth blown glassware, lamps, urns and planters for home and garden, dining and decorating.

June 05, 2011 | | Business


Moran promoted to CFO at Fuller Brush

The Fuller Brush Company announced Thursday that Ellen Moran has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer, effective May 2. In her new position, Moran is responsible for the administration of all corporate finance and accounting functions. In addition to these duties, she will also supervise both the Information Technology and Human Resources departments.

June 04, 2011 | | Business


Curves of Great Bend Celebrates a Birthday

When Connie Ruble, owner of Curves in Great Bend, opened the business seven years ago, the mission was to give the women in the Great Bend community a complete aerobic and strength training workout in a fun, supportive environment.

May 29, 2011 | | Business


Pilates

Pilates is a movement system that will lengthen and strengthen the body through a specific series of exercises. Pilates exercises work entire body groups in smooth, continuous movements. By developing proper technique, faulty movement patterns can be unlearned and you can actually re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion - invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture and optimal health. Focus is emphasized on proper breathing, spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movements. Concentration is critical to being acutely in tune with your body. Precision with each exercise focuses on the quality ...

May 29, 2011 | | Business


Nex-Tech announces scholarship recipients

Each year, high school seniors living in the Rural Telephone and Nex-Tech service area with a parent or guardian subscribing to communication services are eligible to enter the Rural Telephone and Nex-Tech Scholarship Contest.

May 29, 2011 | | Business


Becker Tire once again among top 100 Retreaders in U.S.

Modern Tire Dealer magazine just announced the top 100 retreaders in the U.S. and Becker Tire was listed once again. Shannon Jones, manager of the Retread Plant has 13 employees help him run the day to day operations of the retread plant. On average, the retread plant does four light truck tires, 130 truck tires, three OTR (Off-The-Road) tires a day. The plant is open Monday - Friday and some Saturdays. The Great Bend Retread Plant supplies retreads to the company's eight outlet stores including: Great Bend, Salina, Liberal, McPherson, Wichita, Ark City, and El Dorado, as well as ...

May 22, 2011 | | Business


New carwash opens

JLD Carwash recently opened at 205 E. 10th Street. Services available include vehicle cleaning and detailing. Call 620-796-2031 for more information.

May 22, 2011 | | Business


Miracle-Ear recognizes Great Bend local business owner for outstanding performance

Great Bend entrepreneur Mark Kind, owner of Miracle-Ear Service Center located at 918 Williams in Great Bend, earned the prestigious 2010 Platinum Club award from the Miracle-Ear® franchise organization. Miracle-Ear presents the award to the top franchisees in their network for achievements in adhering to compliance standards and excelling in four weighted sales performance categories.

May 22, 2011 | | Business


Ribbon cutting officially opens St. Rose

The ribbon was cut Monday afternoon at the newly named St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, formerly Central Kansas Medical Center. The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce event drew a large crowd to the facility.

May 17, 2011 | Dale Hogg | Business


Roto-Mix new president

Current President Rod Neier today named Mike Hilderbrand as the new incoming President for Roto-Mix, LLC. Neier will now assume the position of CEO and will continue to be a vital presence within the organization. "After conducting an extensive search, we were pleased to find the right team member to help lead us to the next level." commented Neier.

May 15, 2011 | | Business


Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials Conference

Donna Zimmerman, Barton County Clerk and Election Officer, attended the Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials at the Ramada Inn in Salina on May 3, for the annual 2011 Spring Conference.

May 15, 2011 | | Business


Long completes Career Agents Course at the University of Farmers

Rick Long, Farmers Insurance agent in Great Bend, has completed the Career Agents Course at the University of Farmers. The University of Farmers training facility, located in Agoura Hills, Calif., was officially dedicated November 3, 2006.

May 12, 2011 | | Business


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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


Northwest Concepts Inc. project

Northwest Concepts, Inc., headquartered in Belgrade, Mont., invests in commercial and mixed use holdings across the United States. They purchase, renovate, and hire professional local management to lease and maintain their Real Estate holdings that are specifically located in Downtown Main Street markets. The company "generally" targets properties in markets that have a strong base of revenue in one or more of the following categories...agricultural, commodities (oil), recreational/resort areas, or business and technology driven areas.

January 14, 2015 | | Business


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