HOISINGTON – Recently the CPI Barton County Endowment awarded a $5,000 grant to support the renovation of Hoisington's Pride Park. Originally the endowment committee challenged the City of Hoisington and the FOCUS Committee to raise an initial $10,000 in order to receive the CPI Endowment grant. The city successfully met the challenge and all of the funds raised help support the updates to and renovation of Pride Park.
Barton Community College held a private reception for Bank of the West personnel Thursday afternoon in the Shafer Art Gallery. The intention was to show key figures of the bank how the college planned to display four large murals by Pat Potucek, which Bank of the West donated to the Barton Foundation several months ago.
Anyone who is considering walking their way to health may be encouraged by the success of the recently formed InMotion Club. Each member is a client of Sunflower Diversified Services, which serves people with developmental disabilities.
A new Gambino's Pizza restaurant will open within the next few weeks in downtown Great Bend, thanks to a partnership between the new owner and My Town LLC. This will be Jana Herdman's fourth Gambino's Pizza site in central Kansas.
Nothing brings out the scammer bottom-feeders like an emotional tragedy. The Aurora, Colo., theater shootings are a case in point. Charity fraud is a very real danger for those who are moved to contribute to such causes. The Better Business Bureau is warning that givers should use care to be sure they are helping this very worthwhile cause rather than putting money into the hands of charity fraudsters.
Giovani Dullovi opened the doors to Napoli Italian Restaurant inside Great Bend's Highland Hotel on Monday morning, and promises an authentic Italian dining experience to diners in the area who are craving something a little different.
Rosewood Services Inc. has taken aggressive steps in the past six months to bolster its Employment Services Program for adults with developmental disabilities, said Vicki Schmitt, senior director. The changes have come on the heels of last year's passage of the Kansas Employment First Initiative Act.
ABILENE - ALCO Stores Inc. announced that sales from continuing operations, excluding fuel, decreased 2.9 percent to $46.8 million for the fiscal five-week period ended July 1, compared to $48.1 million during the same period of the prior year. On a same-store basis, excluding fuel, sales decreased 5.9 percent from a year earlier.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Sharon Leeds has joined the company as a Gas Generation Administrative Assistant. Leeds joined Sunflower on June 25. She will provide administrative and clerical support to the production supervisor, professionals, and staff at the station.
Great Bend Community Coordinator, Christina Hayes, her intern Madison Debes and Dainty Darlings Boutique owner Renee Skinner have collaborated to coordinate a fashion show at 6 p.m. Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Clayton Moses Memorial Band Shell in the Barton County Courthouse Square.
A team of Rosewood Services Inc. employees raised nearly $1,500 during this summer's Barton County Relay For Life event, which was held June 8 at the Barton County courthouse square in downtown Great Bend. It was the first year that Rosewood formed a team, which was cause for special recognition by Barton County Relay For Life. Organization representatives Kandi Wolf and Mariann Shook presented a certificate of appreciation to Heart Strong team members on June 28, fittingly at the Rosewood Memorial Garden.
ABILENE - Duckwall-ALCO Stores Inc. (Nasdaq:DUCK), which specializes in providing products for everyday life in small-town America, announced at its June 27 annual meeting of shareholders that the company's name will officially change to ALCO Stores Inc. An amendment to the Articles of Incorporation was approved at the meeting. ALCO Stores also plans to change its ticker symbol on NASDAQ to "ALCS." Both the name change and the change in ticker symbol will be effective as of July 6.