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Taxing Times: Experts say avoid getting a refund -- but if you do, save it or use to pay down debt

When it comes to a tax refund this year, think zero.

March 18, 2012 | | Business


Barton recognizes employees for years of service to the college

Barton Community College honored five employees during an All-College Forum on March 2, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for five, 25 and 30 years of service.

March 17, 2012 | | Business


REALTORS name board

March 16, 2012 | | Business


AgSystems honored as a Performance Plus Dealer at the Valmont Irrigation 2012 national meeting

Valmont irrigation has announced AgSystems of Larned as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer at the company's 2012 National Meeting. AgSystems has earned this honor for excelling in the areas of sales, service and aftermarket parts.

March 14, 2012 | | Business


Sharon Pace to retire from Barton County Treasurer's Office

Sharron Pace, Tax Supervisor in the Barton County Treasurer's Office, will be honored at a retirement reception beginning at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main – Room 101 in Great Bend. Pace started her career with the County in 1992 and has served in various positions in the Treasurer's Office. No matter what her title, her chief focus has been in overseeing all aspects of the real property tax collection. She has assisted in the development of the programming used for tax collections, in the form and function of the tax assessment sheets ...

March 14, 2012 | | Business


Curves 14th Annual Food Drive

Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International is kicked off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on March 1 with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last year's donations. Each club, including Curves of Great Bend, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank. In addition, Curves of Great Bend will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate ...

March 11, 2012 | | Business


Nine area residents accomplish travel’s ultimate achievement

ecently, 14 intrepid travelers returned from an "Expeditions Adventure" that encompassed the continents of South America and Antarctica. Starting in Buenos Aires, Argentina and traveling to Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city situated on the Patagonian peninsula overlooking the historic Beagle Channel, the group then boarded the expedition-class cruise ship, M.S. Fram, and cruised across historic Drake's Passage en route Antarctica. For the next seven days they explored both the majestic sea life of minke, killer, and humpback whales, elephant and weddel seals, and indescribably-beautiful icebergs and ice shelves; along with many diverse areas of the "seventh continent ...

March 11, 2012 | | Business


Fehr partners with vet practice

Dr. Matt Fehr has joined Animal Medical Center of Great Bend as a partner. Fehr went to work for Animal Medical Center in 2006. "He has been a tremendous asset to the practice, and has been a vital part to the practice's continued growth," said Dr. Nels Linberg of AMC.

March 09, 2012 | | Business


Prescott named president of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants

CUNA Mutual Group has named Jon Prescott president of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. Prescott has been with CPI since 1987, serving most recently as chief marketing officer. Previously Prescott held the position of vice president of national sales and product development, during which time he created more than 35 proprietary and co-branded 403(b), 401(k), and nonqualified deferred compensation programs for CPI and its strategic alliance firms, growing CPI's assets under administration from $120 million to more than $6 billion. Kevin Thompson, CPI's chief executive officer, commented, "Jon brings a deep knowledge and understanding of the ...

March 09, 2012 | | Business


Hiss Sherman Wealth Management expands to Atwood location

Hiss Sherman Wealth Management, a locally owned financial management company, recently celebrated their expansion in Atwood. This secondary location allows facility owner Matt Hiss, and the rest of his business partners, to show their commitment to their clients in northwest Kansas.

March 07, 2012 | | Business


Rosewood Ranch featured on RFD-TV March 7, segment available on website

Rosewood Ranch featured on RFD-TV March 7, segment available on website

March 04, 2012 | | Business


Neal named OPI store manager in Russell

RUSSELL - Allison Neal wanted to find a job with a local family-owned company and the position at Office Products Inc. in Russell filled the bill. Neal is now the manager at the OPI Russell location.

March 03, 2012 | | Business


St. Rose sleep lab undergoes improvement, expansion

St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center sleep lab patients now have a more comfortable, convenient location for their care and treatment. The Sleep/Wake Disorders Center has moved from the third floor to the second, and is home to new equipment and a new staff member.

March 03, 2012 | | Business


BCC offers CMA update in Ellsworth

Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update course to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery styles from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8 at the Ellsworth County Medical Center, 1602 Aylward Ave., Ellsworth.

March 03, 2012 | | Business


Hemken promoted to KHP lieutenant

Colonel Ernest E. Garcia, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, has announced that Master Trooper Brent Hemken was promoted to lieutenant on December 11, 2011.

March 03, 2012 | | Business


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This is probably why you liked 'Jurassic World' so much

Last weekend, the newest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, "Jurassic World," set the record for the highest opening weekend in history, beating out the previous champ, Marvel’s "The Avengers."

June 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Facebook billionaire donates $5 million to help undocumented immigrants pay for college

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, had donated $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants.

June 21, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Local leaders complete 2015 Leadership Workshop

25 participants left the 2015 Leadership Workshop with inspiration and knowledge on what it takes to be an active volunteer and successful business person. The Barton County Young Professionals Leadership Team organized the "Paving the Path to Success" event on Wednesday, June 17 at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.

June 21, 2015 | | Business


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