Chamber Chat August 10, 2018

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Congrats KD 94 Country! Station of the Year, 2010-2011-2012-2015 


The Kansas Association of Broadcasters has announced the 2018 KAB Award Winners for Excellence in Radio Broadcasting for the past year.

KD Country 94 in Glen Elder/Beloit, KS won FOUR awards in the small market radio station genre.

KD Country 94 took home 1st Place in THREE different categories:

Sports Play-By-Play:
1st Place: 8-Man DII All-Star Game with Dusty Deines, Todd Clover, Chad Hallack, & Wade Gerstner

Spot News:
1st Place: Jewell County Fires by Chad Hallack

Station Website:
1st Place: by Derek Nester, Chad Hallack, & Dusty Deines

KD Country 94 also received:

Sports Play-By-Play:
3rd Place: Beloit at Chapman Girls Basketball by Wade Gerstner. General Manager Wade Gerstner commented, “We are very proud of our staff as they work extremely hard to provide high quality content to our listeners, whether it be local news, local sports, local weather coverage, local radio commercials, or our local website.   We would like to thank our listeners and advertisers who make all of this possible.  We will continue to strive to provide the best coverage our area deserves.”

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters will hold their annual convention in Wichita in October, where station personnel receive their awards.


CVA announces #WEARECVA Photo Contest Winners

(YORK, NE) – Central Valley Ag (CVA) cooperative announces #WEARECVA Photo Contest winners.

Central Valley Ag is proud to recognize three winners from the first #WEARECVA Photo Contest. With more than 230 photo submissions, two overall winners were recognized and one People’s Choice Award was selected by obtaining the most likes, shares and comments on Facebook.

Madison Kovarna of Merrill, Iowa, was an overall winner with her photo, “Home-raised fat cattle steers and heifers.” Pat Hackenberg of Manhattan, Kan. was also an overall winner with his photo, “2017 Wheat harvest near Salina, Kan.”

Kayla Haring of Lincoln, Kan. was the winner of the People’s Choice Award with her photo, “Cows and pasture in Lincoln, Kan.” The photo received 261 likes, 16 comments and 41 shares.

Kovarna says she is grateful to be selected as a photo contest winner. “I am so surprised and excited,” Kovarna says. “CVA has always been a major part of my life on the family farm.”

The three winners were selected by an internal panel of judges and awarded $100 cash gift cards. Winners will also receive special placement in select print and online publications, including: CVA website, social media, brochures, postcards and other materials.

The #WEARECVA Photo contest accepted photo entries June 12, 2018 through July 20, 2018. Designed to highlight all facets of agriculture using vivid imagery, Tom Palmertree, Senior Vice President of Marketing for CVA, says the photo contest was a large success.

“We ultimately wanted to engage with our communities,” Palmertree says. “Our member-owners are what defines the cooperative spirit to us at Central Valley Ag, and the images shared truly capture that.”

For more information regarding the #WEARECVA Photo Contest, visit

Central Valley Ag is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in York, Neb. CVA has locations in Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. CVA is an innovative leader providing products and services in grain, agronomy, feed, and energy. You can find more information about Central Valley Ag by visiting

Solomon Valley Cinema , August 10 – August 16

The Meg – PG13

Jason Statham, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose (2 hrs)

Fri & Sat, Mon 7:00 & 9:00

Sun 2:00 & 7:00

Tues Thurs 7:00

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – PG13

Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan (1 hr 50 mins)

Fri & Sat, Mon 7:30 & 9:30

Sun. 2:30 & 7:30

Tues- Thurs 7:30

Kettle Specials 

Grilled Cheese: Pork Carnitas-Green Chili lime braised pork with cilantro and Monterrey jack cheese

Drink: Paso del Sol Chardonnay, $3.50/ $13 

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2018 KD Country 94/Z96.3 the Lake

Summer Giveaway Remotes

Saturday, August 11th

3-5 p.m.
Summer Giveaway Finale Remote Party at Dairy Queen in Beloit

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            The Beloit Senior Center will be the site of a “Medicare Basics” workshop on Friday, August 17th, beginning at 6:00 PM.  The event is sponsored by the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging, as well as the Mitchell County Council on Aging and the Beloit Senior Center.  The program will highlight the steps people recently (or soon to be) turning 65 will need to follow in signing up for Medicare. It will also benefit anyone who has any questions concerning Medicare, Medicare Supplement programs, or the Medicare Part D Drug plans which will be available in the upcoming annual enrollment sign-up period scheduled for October 15 through December 7.  The program is open to anyone regardless of age, but will especially be beneficial to those about to enter the Medicare program for the first time, as well as Senior Citizens currently on Medicare, or any caregiver for an individual faced with Medicare issues.  There is no cost for the workshop, and advanced enrollment is not necessary.  The 6:00 PM starting time will allow those currently working to still attend the meeting, which typically ends between 7:30 and 8:00 PM.   

            The workshop will be conducted by staff members from NC-FHAAA who specialize in Medicare issues for the Manhattan-based Area Agency on Aging, with added support from John Highland, Beloit’s SHICK volunteer.  SHICK stands for Senior Health Insurance Councilor for Kansans.  These volunteers help local residents with their Medicare issues throughout the year, whether it is involved in enrolling issues, periodic Medicare questions, or the Medicare Part D enrollment. In addition to the presentation on Medicare by the FHAAA staff, there will be considerable time allotted for questions for any of the highly qualified personnel in attendance.  The Flint Hills staff members involved in Medicare issues undergo intense training for that position as they strive to help Kansas Seniors arrive at Medicare decisions that are best for that individual.  They work hard to help guide Kansas Seniors in their Medicare options, and are very thorough in presenting an appropriate explanation that is easily understood.

            Participation is open to anyone in Mitchell County or any of the surrounding counties.  For further information, please call the Beloit Senior Center at 785-738-5802, Jay Rowh, Mitchell County Silver Haired Legislator, at 785-738-0241, or NC-FHAAA at 800-432-2703.  You are all invited to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to increase your knowledge of the Federal Medicare program, and make it work for YOU. 

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Boost Ministries is accepting donations for Door PRIZES to be given away to over 200 women during their conference. If you are willing to contribute contact Kristi Arasmith at 785-251-3135. 

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            The Executive Board of the Silver Haired Legislature held their annual mid-summer issues meeting on Wednesday, July 25th, in Salina.  The Executive Board is composed of the SHL chairperson from each of the eleven PSA districts across the state of Kansas, plus the officers of the overall membership of the organization.  These include the Speaker, Speaker Pro Tem, and the Floor Leader.  Jay Rowh, Mitchell County SHL representative who is the president of the Executive Board, chaired the meeting.

            In the spring and early summer, the SHL members within each of the eleven PSA districts meet to decide what issues are important to senior citizens in their district.  These issues are then brought to the state issues meeting, where they are discussed, debated, and whittled down to a select few.  The resulting finalists will subsequently be presented to the entire SHL membership for their consideration at the annual conference in Topeka on October 2-4.

            A total of 26 local issues were initially brought to the Executive Board.  From this list, a total of eight issues were selected to be presented to the full membership in October.  Some of these issues will be forwarded as actual bills, while the remainder will be in the form of resolutions.  Five of these measures were carryovers from last year: Support for Medicaid Expansion; Continued support for the KDOT Rural Public Transportation program; Support for the State of Kansas to fully fund KPERS as the law stipulates, and to pass a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for KPERS beneficiaries; Protect Grandparents Rights in Child Custody, Visitation, and in Guardianship matters; and to Expand Motor Vehicle Liability Coverage, including Insurance Company’s mandatory  reporting to the State of Kansas when coverage is dropped.

            The three new bills and resolutions include:  Continue Full Funding for the Senior Care Act, the act which allows Kansas Seniors to stay in their own homes with just an average of $250 per month in financial assistance; Tax Issues – remove Sales Tax on Food, and replace it with Sales Tax on Internet Purchases; and Support legislation for non-THC medical cannibus. 

            The next step in this process is for the entire SHL membership to discuss and debate these bills and resolutions in committee work at the Annual Session of the full Silver Haired Legislature this coming October in Topeka.  Those measures successfully passed out of committee will then face deliberation by the full SHL body, and if subsequently approved, will then be forwarded on to the Kansas Legislature for consideration with SHL support.  The Silver Haired Legislators represent the over 500,000 Kansas Seniors over the age of 60, most of whom vote in local, state and national elections.  The SHL is just one of the ways their collective voice can be heard. 

            For this, and other information on the Silver Haired Legislature, you are invited to view our new website: <>.

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Calendar of Events

Friday, August 10 – Taco Bar and Bake Sale Fundraiser, Municipal Building 11-1 pm. 

Saturday, August 11 – Bell Bogardus Indian Raid Program at the Museum Annex, 1945 N Independence, Beloit, KS

Saurday, August 11 – Sunset at Waconda, 7-9 pm, Waconda Visitor Center, see flyer above.

Friday, August 17 – Medicare Meeting, Beloit Senior Center – info above

Saturday, August 18 – 2nd Annual Boost your Journey Women’s Conference, Beloit High School (find more info on facebook)

Tuesday, August 21 – Breastfeeding Lunch n’ Learn, Heart Choices, flyer above 

Wednesday, August 22 – Student Resource Fair, NCK Tech , VENDORS contact NCK Tech 

Saturday, August 25 – Breast Friends Fundraiser Golf Tournament, Beloit Country Club

Saturday, August 25 – Cruise the Blues, 

Saturday, September 8 – MILLAPALOOZA – Bike Race, Chalk Mural Competition, Car Show, Wine Walk, Street Dance, Flea Market and MORE!!! Downtown Beloit.

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