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Straub International announces plans to relocate and expand their Wichita store to 55,000 sq. ft bui

Larry Straub, Chairman and CEO of the company announced the expansion as well as an expected completion date of August 2013 earlier this month, Straub noted "Our goal is to be up and operational by Sept. 1st of 2013. Our customers and employees in this market have had to work with a somewhat outdated and constrained facility, their patience is about to be rewarded with one of the largest dealership facilities in the U.S." Straub pointed out that this facility will boast enough indoor showroom space to display the largest tractors, sprayers and combines that Case IH manufactures as ...

February 17, 2013 | | Business


CPI employee attains ASPPA’s QPA designation

Russell Linderer of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) has recently passed all of the required exams to attain his QPA (Qualified Pension Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Defined Contribution Administrative Issues Basic Concepts (DC-1), Compliance Issues (DC-2), and Advanced Topics (DC-3) exams, and the Administrative Issues of Defined Benefit Plans (DB) exam.

February 13, 2013 | | Business


Dillons helping spread smiles

HUTCHINSON – As part of the Heart 2 Heart campaign, Dillon stores across Kansas will be spreading a little cheer this Valentine's Day by delivering single stem roses to area children's organizations, hospices, family centers and community homes.

February 11, 2013 | | Business


Heartland Cancer Center equipped with ITV, thanks to local couple

In the recent past, when local cancer patients participated in interactive television (ITV) consultations with out-of-town doctors, they had to go to the main St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center campus.

February 11, 2013 | | Business


Custom Re-Bath wins national market penetration award

Custom Re-Bath of Great Bend won a national market penetration award from Re-Bath LLC, America's largest bathroom remodeling franchisor, during Re-Bath Reunion, Jan. 14 in Glendale, Ariz.

February 10, 2013 | | Business


Great Bend resident on Midwest Cancer Alliance Funding Partners

Community leaders across Kansas have joined in the fight against cancer. They are volunteer members of the newly formed Midwest Cancer Alliance Funding Partners, which will hold its first meeting on Feb. 11 in Hays. The council's goal is to generate awareness of the importance of the Midwest Cancer Alliance and to raise $5 million to further its mission.

February 10, 2013 | | Business


Randy Fuss earns registered Corporate Coachâ„¢ Designation

CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc., a full-service retirement plan solutions company headquartered in Great Bend announced today that the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) has recognized Randy Fuss with the Registered Corporate Coach™ (RCC™) designation. This credential is awarded to business coaches who have learned key principles, skills and techniques for coaching effectively in businesses and organizations. RCCs™ work with businesspeople at all levels to help them succeed personally and professionally.

February 10, 2013 | | Business


Dianne Morse named to Coldwell Banker® International President’s Circle

Dianne Morse, with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has qualified to join the company's International President's Circle. This prestigious membership has been awarded to the Top 4 percent of the approximately 85,000 sales associates in 3,100 offices worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.

February 10, 2013 | | Business


Shirley Flick earns VIP Award for charitable contributions

Local Certified Financial Planner Shirley Flick was recently recognized by the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity for her continued support of the nonprofit organization. During the "Barton County's Got Talent" Dinner Theater fundraiser on Jan. 19th, Shirley Flick was given the local chapter's VIP Award for her generous financial and volunteer contributions.

February 03, 2013 | | Business


IRS Kicks Off 2013 Tax Season

The Internal Revenue Service today opened the 2013 filing season by announcing a variety of enhanced products and services to help taxpayers prepare and file their tax returns by the April 15 deadline.

February 03, 2013 | | Business


CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. patents Plan Audit System

CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Patent office has granted patent 8,355,964 to CPI's Auditor's Toolbox process. The brainchild of former CPI CEO, Robert J. Dema, the Auditor's Toolbox brings together, online and in one central location, all of the information an auditor needs in order to complete the audit required for qualified plans with more than 100 eligible employees. This information includes, but is not limited to: the applicable SSAE16 audit reports, plan documentation, website data, transaction detail, financial statements, and detailed information on the plan's loan program ...

February 03, 2013 | | Business


Golden Belt Community Foundation announces scholarships available for 2013

The Golden Belt Community Foundation has announced scholarships available to students in the Golden Belt area.

February 03, 2013 | | Business


Randy Parsons named to Coldwell Banker® International Diamond Society

Randy Parsons, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has earned membership in the company's International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the Top 8 percent of all sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

February 03, 2013 | | Business


American State Bank promotes Brad Herter

Claflin native Brad Herter has been promoted to Senior Vice-President at American State Bank and Trust Company in Great Bend. He will continue in his present role as Chief Financial Officer, managing financial reports and data for the bank and its constituents.

February 03, 2013 | | Business


Donald Ronck joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is pleased to announce that Donald Ronck has joined the company as a Transmission Engineer I. Donald joined Sunflower on Jan. 21st. He will perform professional engineering work to evaluate the distribution operations as well as maintenance practices and procedures. He will also provide appropriate support to achieve the lowest cost and most reliable and environmentally sound electric transmission and distribution possible.

February 03, 2013 | | 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


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