March 6, 2020

Latest events, news and specials in North Central Kansas!

Kettle Specials:

Grilled Cheese: Whipped Herb & White Wine Ricotta

Soup: Shrimp Bisque

Drink: Cupcake Rose Wine, $4/$16

Your Home for High School Basketball This Season is KD Country 94 and Z96.3

Friday, March 6th, 2020
3A Girls Sub-State Semifinal
7:15 p.m. #3 Norton at #2 Beloit
Radio: KD Country 94 &  
Live video stream 
1A Girls Sub-State Semifinal
5:45 p.m. St.John’s/Tipton vs Centralia
Radio: Z96.3 the Lake and
Saturday, March 7th, 2020
1A & 3A Sub-State Championship Games
To Be Determined
Wednesday, March 11th-Saturday, March 14th
State Tournament Coverage
To Be Determined

Salina, KS – OCCK Transportation is pleased to announce that Michelle Griffin is the returning Mobility Manager for north central Kansas.

Griffin, housed at OCCK Transportation, will continue work within the north central Kansas counties of Saline, Ellsworth, Lincoln, Ottawa, Mitchell, Cloud, Republic, and Jewell to identify and close gaps in transportation services, as well as help facilitate agreements and relationships between transportation providers, major employment and medical providers, and cities and counties.

Projects that Griffin has been involved in include:

The 81 Connection fixed route bus service from Belleville to Salina;

The creation of the Kansas Rides website showcasing all public transit options across the state of Kansas;

And KANcycle, the newly created one-of-a-kind regional bike sharing program. 

“I’m excited to be back working with north central Kansas to improve public transportation options for all residents,” Griffin said. “I am looking forward to continuing to grow what we’ve started and looking at other necessary options. There are several gaps in transportation services but there is potential to meet those needs. By working together, we can continue to help north central Kansas thrive and prosper by allowing residents to stay independent and age in place which benefits us all.”

Contact Griffin to schedule presentations on public transportation options within the eight counties of north central Kansas. Travel training is also available for CityGo and 81 Connection fixed routes.

There are currently two other Mobility Managers in the state as well. Mike Spadafore covers the greater Topeka region, and Mike Wilson is based out of Manhattan. Plans are to have Mobility Managers covering all 10 transit districts in Kansas. Mobility management is a joint project between the member transportation agencies in the eight-county region and the Kansas Department of Transportation.

For more information about OCCK Transportation, visit or call 785-826-1583. More information can also be found on the Kansas Rides website at Find out about KANcycle at
Solomon Valley Cinema, Eberle Studios, Solomon Valley Bank, Becker Auto, H&R Block, City of Beloit, LockIT Technologies, Guaranty State Bank & Trust, Dunstan Trucking, NCK Wellness Center, First Bank of Beloit, S&S, CVA, Wholesale Liquor.
A few table Sponsorship still available contact me to secure one! NO table decorating required this year and 2 tickets complimentary with the table sponsorship.

Calendar of Events

  • Friday, March 6 – Burger n’ Beer Night, Kettle, 6-9 pm
  • Saturday, March 7 – Indoor Triathlon at the NCK Wellness Center, starts 8 am
  • Monday, March 9 – Tux Night at Given Grace, 3 pm – 7 pm
  • Thursday, March 12 – Chamber Meeting, Noon
  • Thursday, March 12 – Senior BINGO, 2-4 pm
  • March 13 – 15 – Becker Autos Camper Show
  • Friday, March 13 – Chamber Coffee @Becker Autos, 8:30 – 9:30 am
  • Tuesday, March 17 – Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, 6 pm, NCK Tech Conference room
  • Wednesday, March 18 – 2020 We Kan! conference
  • Thursday, March 19 – Community Open House/ After Hours at Beloit Elementary School, 5 – 7pm, STEM projects displayed, Orchestra selections played, Refreshments served.
  • Wednesday, March 25 – Farmway Credit Union Annual Dinner, St. Johns, 6 pm
  • Thursday, April 2 – Heart Choices Banquet, 7 pm. Reservations required, 738-3433.
  • Friday, April 3 – Wear BLUE Day!
  • Saturday, April 4 – Annual Chamber Banquet, @Municipal Building, 6 – 9:30 pm, Tickets available. Email $35 a person/ $60 couple.
  • Saturday, April 4 – Bart Crow Concert at the DUB, 9 pm – Midnight
  • Thursday, April 23 – Job Fair, First Bank of Beloit Community Room, 11 – 2 pm.

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