July 10, 2020

Latest events, news and specials in North Central Kansas!

Leadership Mitchell County Extends Invitation to
2020 Community Service Award Recipient Banquet honoring John & Pat Cashatt

The Leadership Mitchell County Board cordially invites you to the 2020 Mitchell County Community Service Award banquet in honor of John and Pat Cashatt.  

In 2015 LMC launched the community service award to recognize individuals that are consistent in their stewardship and commitment to service of Mitchell County.

“Pat and John have given endlessly of their time and talents to make Beloit and surrounding communities a better place,” said Curt Frasier LMC Board member. “They continue to give in their humble yet dedicated volunteerism efforts to Mitchell County and beyond.”

An awards banquet to honor Pat and John will be held on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 at the North Central Kansas Technical College conference room.  A meet and greet will begin at 5:30 with a dinner at 6:00 and program at 6:45.  Reservations can be made at Frasier, Johnson & Martin LLC.  Reservations are $20 per person and the deadline is July 27th.

An honorarium will be awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Cashatt they have elected to help support the Perdue Hospitality Home and Solomon Valley Transportation. Individuals and businesses can donate to the honorarium. Please contact Curt Frasier for donation details at 785-738-5723.


on KVSV AM1190 and Stereo 102.9 the Mix and kvsvradio.com

Sat July 11th……..6pm Yost most wins in Franchise History..7/18/2015

Sun July 12th…….12pm….Dyson triple and Grand Slam..7/18/2016

Tues July 14th…….7pm…Hosmer walkoff vs Greg Holland….8/23/17

Thurs July 16th……7pm…The Complete Junis…8/28/2018

Sat July 18…………..6pm….Bubba Starling ist MLB hit…7/13/19

Sun July 19…………12pm…Homerun Derby in Chicago..9/11/2019

June 30, 2020

Salina, Kansas – Amid COVID-19 concerns, OCCK, Inc. Transportation will be requiring face masks for all passengers on all transportation services including CityGo, 81 Connection, Regional Paratransit, City of Abilene, and KanConnect public transportation beginning at start of business on Friday, July 3, 2020, and continuing until further notice.

A small number of masks will be available upon request for passengers each day starting on Friday July 3, 2020.  However, all passengers must have their own masks starting Monday, July 13, 2020, in order to board transportation vehicles.

Social distancing guidelines will still be followed. 

Extensive cleaning of vehicles is still taking place.

Service levels will be adjusted as the situation warrants.  Information will be submitted to the media, posted on Facebook and the OCCK Transportation website.

For more information about OCCK, Inc., visit www.occk.com.  For more information about CityGo and OCCK Transportation, visit www.salinacitygo.com. Or, contact the OCCK Transportation Center at 785-826-1583.

Mitchell County and the City of Beloit are now accepting grant applications for the Community Development Block Grant program. Mitchell County and the City of Beloit received $132,000 each to help our local businesses with payroll and inventory expenses.

Grant funds are from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Kansas Department of Commerce. As sub-recipients, we must comply with all state and federal reporting requirements.

In order to qualify, each employee of a business must complete a Job Certification Form. Because this is a HUD program, 51% of a business’s employees must be at 80% low-moderate income or lower. E.g.) 80% LMI for a family of 4 is $53,450.

Applications are due by noon on Thursday, July 23rd, 2020. The Grant Review Team will then review all applications and determine a formula to fulfill as many requests as possible.

Once notified of awards, businesses will then be required to provide proof of how the funds are spent. E.g.) copy of an invoice and check to purchase inventory to restock or copy of payroll from before and after a determined COVID19 time period to show expenses and jobs retained.

We acknowledge the complexities of this program but remind businesses this is a grant and not a loan.

Grant application for businesses within the City of Beloit:  https://www.beloitks.org/263/CDBG-CV-Grants

Grant application for Mitchell County businesses:  https://www.mitchellcountykansas.com/grant-opportunity.html

The application must be submitted by July 23rd at noon to:

            Heather Hartman, Solomon Valley Economic Development, 209 East Main Street #104, Beloit, KS  67420

Questions please contact:

            Heather Hartman at hhartman@beloitks.org 785.738.3000

            Keegan Bailey, NCRPC at kbailey@nckcn.com 785.738.2218

Grilled Cheese of the Week: “Berry Jam” Raspberry Chipotle Jam with Bacon, Brie and Mozzarella

Drink: Funkworks Saison, $4.50

Calendar of Events

  • July 11 – Chamber Golf Classic, email beloitchamber@nckcn.com to get registered.
  • July 23 – 25 Mitchell County Fair

Like us on Facebook! Search for the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce or copy and paste the link below.
Follow our blog on WordPress..search for Beloitchamber

Leave a Reply