The Seventh Day Adventist Church and School has been a part of the Great Bend community for many years. However, after a fire burnt down the school in the early 1990s, it has taken a lot to keep things afloat. "The local church was originally founded in 1948 at 12th and Madison," says board chairperson Doris Reile-Kneller. "Then in the early 80s, we moved to our current location west of town and added the school."
Beautiful Beginnings Bridal Boutique, located at 16th and Main in Great Bend, recently celebrated their second anniversary under new ownership. Jennifer Klepper, owner of the women's clothing and bridal shop, bought the existing business from Chari Miller in 2008 and has made a few improvements since that time. "We've changed little things cosmetically within the store and have expanded our product lines," Klepper says. "We've added more brands, expanded our selection of women's clothing and girls' prom dresses, and stepped up our window displays. We just want to combine big town style with our small town ...
Nex-Tech is excited to announce the launch of a new cost-efficient and reliable product called Hosted PBX. Hosted PBX brings a big business phone system to businesses at a lower total cost of ownership than what they are currently paying, and it is easy to manage.
Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate in Great Bend, along with Wal-Mart and Eagle Radio are joining forces to sponsor toy drives that will benefit the Christmas for Kids program at Saint Francis Community Services.
Treader's Deli, located at 1309 Main Street in Great Bend, recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting and Business After Hours event. As the seventh of the MyTown stores to open, the new restaurant serves soups, salads, sandwiches, and snacks from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Platinum Style Salon to its membership. Karen Crane owner of the Salon along with Cosmetologist Sandy Clanton would like to welcome you to visit their salon.
Landmark Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: LARK), a bank holding company based in Manhattan, reported net earnings of $1.1 million ($0.44 per diluted share) for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared to net earnings of $113,000 ($0.05 per diluted share) for the third quarter of 2009. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, the company reported net earnings of $1.2 million ($0.48 per diluted share), compared to net earnings of $2.1 million ($0.86 per diluted share) in the first nine months of 2009. Management will host a conference call to discuss these results on ...
Colonel Terry Maple, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, has assigned Trooper Roy Henry to Rooks County. Trooper Henry received the assignment following his recent completion of an extensive 22-week basic law enforcement course at the Patrol's Training Academy in
Platinum Style Salon is donating $2 from every haircut to Crime Stoppers of Barton County during the month of October. Call 620-786-4247 to set up an appointment.
For Larry McDilda, owner of Family Jewels in Great Bend, finding his home in central Kansas was the result of a long search.
Great Bend Desk and Derrick club members traveled to Houston for the 59th-annual Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs international convention.
A new position at Central Kansas Medical Center was designed as a vehicle to help spread the word about the wide variety of services it offers throughout Barton and nearby counties, said Keith Herl, who is filling this physician liaison role.
In just five short years, Nex-Tech Wireless has become a leader amongst rural wireless carriers. Upon launching service on Oct. 15th Nex-Tech Wireless brought a leading-edge nationwide network to residents in Central and Western Kansas. They recognized the need for wireless coverage and service that is typically offered in large cities. Since their beginning, Nex-Tech Wireless has always kept their focus on three things-their customer, technology and the communities they serve. With a customer base of nearly 50,000 voice and data users, Nex-Tech Wireless employs over 80 employees and services customers in over 40 locations.
Keenan Law Firm, P.A. of Great Bend recently hired a new lawyer, Hoisington native Addie Herres. Herres is a 2002 graduate of Hoisington High School, and a 2006 graduate of Kansas State University. She graduated in May with a Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University Law School, and passed the Kansas Bar Exam in July.
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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