January 8

Latest events, news and specials in North Central Kansas!

Kettle Specials

Grilled Cheese: Mushroom & Swiss

Soup: Beef Stew (Low Carb)

Drink: Funkworks Saison, $4

Thank you to all our businesses and organizations who helped with set up and hosting of this years Isle of Lights. We had close to 13,000 visitors through the park this year!

Salina, Kansas –OCCK Transportation will resume fare collection for all public transit services, including CityGo, 81 Connection, Paratransit, City of Abilene and KanConnect starting February 1, 2021.

Monthly passes for CityGo will be available to purchase starting January 27th at the following locations:  OCCK Transportation Office, OCCK Corporate Office, Bennington State Bank – both locations, Salina Senior Center, and the Salina Regional Health Center Human Resources department, and on the OCCK Transportation website.  Credit and debit cards can only be accepted at the OCCK offices.  Daily passes can be purchased from the driver.  Fares for CityGo will remain the same.

Riders on 81 Connection can either pay the fare directly to the driver, or purchase ticket strips in advance.  The fare chart can be found on the OCCK Transportation website.  Ticket strip purchases can be made at OCCK Transportation, OCCK Corporate Office, Ottawa County Transportation or the Concordia Senior Center.  Fares for 81 Connection will remain the same.

Fares for Regional Paratransit will remain the same and are $2 per person each way in Saline County and 10-cents per mile outside Saline County. Passengers can pay cash or purchase coupons in advance for $2.00 each.  They are available from the Paratransit driver, from the OCCK Transportation office at 340 N. Santa Fe, Salina, or online at www.salinacitygo.com.

Fares for City of Abilene public transportation will change slightly to $2 per person each way.  Passengers can pay cash or purchase ride coupons in advance for $2.00 each.  At this time, they are available from the driver, from the OCCK Transportation office at 340 N. Santa Fe, Salina, or online at www.salinacitygo.com.  Additional locations will be announced when they become available.

The KanConnect Abilene to Salina weekly route will be charging fares for the first time starting February 1st.  Fares will be affordable at $1.00 from town to town.  The fare chart can be viewed online.  Passengers will pay the exact fare to the fare box on the bus.  The driver will not make change.  Passengers can pay cash or purchase ticket strips in advance from the OCCK Transportation office, the OCCK corporate office, or online.  Additional locations will be announced when they become available. 

Select items may be purchased online at www.salinacitygo.com.  Look for the Online Store menu link.

Counties served include:  Saline, Ottawa, Cloud, Republic, Jewell, Mitchell, Lincoln, Ellsworth, Osborne, Smith, McPherson, Marion, Dickinson, Clay.

OCCK, Inc. provides services in north central Kansas to anyone with any type of long or short-term disability, starting as early as birth and following people through their whole lives.  OCCK provides an array of supports for success at home and in the community, including independent living skills and supports, employment and career training, Alzheimer’s supports, autism services, assistive technology, children’s services, transportation, specialized therapies, and home health care.

OCCK is committed to providing transportation services to the general public, seniors, and persons with disabilities, through a variety of programs, including a fixed route service in Salina, CityGo, a regional paratransit service that serves fourteen counties, non emergency medical transportation for people with Medicaid, as well as non emergency medical transportation for clients of Salina Regional Health Center, a regional fixed route service, 81 Connection, KANcycle – the regional bike sharing program, City of Abilene public transportation and the newest program, KanConnect.

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.


Your Home for High School Basketball This Season 
is KD Country 94 and Z96.3
2020-21 High School Basketball Broadcast Schedule (January Only)

Friday, January 8th
5:50 p.m. Hoisington at Beloit
KD Country 94 & www.kdcountry94.com
Live Video Stream at Beloit Trojan Channel 

5:50 p.m. Pike Valley at Lakeside
Z96.3 the Lake & www.kdcountry94.com

Tuesday, January 12th

5:50 p.m. St.John’s/Tipton at Osborne
KD Country 94 & www.kdcountry94.com

Thursday, January 14th

5:50 p.m. SES at Beloit (Girls Only) 
KD Country 94 & www.kdcountry94.com
Live Video Stream at Beloit Trojan Channel 

Friday, January 15th
5:50 p.m. Thunder Ridge at Osborne
KD Country 94 & www.kdcountry94.com

5:50 p.m. Minneapolis at Beloit
Z96.3 the Lake & www.kdcountry94.com
Live Video Stream at Beloit Trojan Channel 
Your Home for High School Basketball & Wrestling This Season
is KD Country 94 and Z96.3
Wrestling Locker-Room Chats on Tuesdays at 5:10 p.m. covering:
Wednesdays: Beloit, Osborne, & Smith Center.
Basketball Locker-Room Chats on Wednesday and Thursdays at 5:10 p.m. covering:
Wednesdays: Beloit, Osborne, Smith Center, & Thunder Ridge
Thursdays: St. John’s-Tipton, Lakeside, Rock Hills, Sylvan-Lucas
FRIDAY JAN 8 BELOIT HIGH VS HOISINGTON 550 P KVSV CLICK HERE LISTEN LIVE
AM 1190, Stereo 102.9 – BELOIT HIGH TROJANS
https://player.cloudradionetwork.com/kvsvam
FRIDAY JAN 8….Hoisington at Beloit…Girls Pre Game at 550p…boys to follow on kVSV AM1190 Stereo 102.9 The Mix…kvsvradio.com and on TV Cable Channels 171 and 173 on Cunningham Cable…..John Swanson and Jeff Zimmer will have the call.
FM 105.5 – BELOIT HIGH TROJANS
https://player.cloudradionetwork.com/kvsvfm
FRIDAY JAN 8 …Hoisington at Beloit ..Girls Pre Game at 550p…boys to follow on KVSV AM1190..Stereo 102.9 The Mix…KVSV FM 105.5…kvsvradio.com...and on TV Cable channels 171 and 173 on Cunningham Cable…John Swanson and Jeff Zimmer will have the call.
Calling all business owners, bankers, accountants, economic development/chamber professionals, and nonprofit organizations in our 12 county service area (Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Marshall, Mitchell, Ottawa, Republic, Saline and Washington)! We need your voice!

The North Central Regional Planning Commission has received funding to offer FREE technical assistance trainings to North Central Kansas businesses and nonprofits to aid in successful recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

We have launched a very brief survey to help determine the training topics and tools most needed to strengthen businesses and nonprofits and increase the region’s resiliency going forward. If you fall into one of the categories please take a few minutes to fill out our survey!

Click the link below to take the survey 👇👇👇
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ncktechnicalassistance 

Available to members or non-members

Calendar of Events

  1. Thursday, Jan. 14 – Chamber Board Meeting
  2. Jan. 26 – 29 – Rotary Online Auction
  3. Sunday, Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day
Our local businesses are hiring and you can check out all the details here on the Chamber Website! https://members.beloitchamber.com/jobs

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