January 15, 2021

Latest events, news and specials in North Central Kansas!

Kettle Specials

Grilled Cheese: Ramen Noodle w/ Mozzarella

Soup: Turkey Curry

Drink: Leinenkugel’s Lemon Shandy $3

This holiday season the Chamber issued $32,000 in Chamber Checks! Businesses, organizations and community members purchase these checks at face value to gift to employees, teachers, loved ones, and more! This is a great way to support local businesses and encourage people to SHOP LOCAL! Congratulations to our amazing community for all your support of this great program. Find out more details on our website:

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

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

Minneapolis at Beloit 
4:30 p.m. JV Boys
4:30 p.m. “C”Team Girls
5:30 p.m. “C”Team Boys
5:50 p.m. Varsity Girls  Z96.3 the Lake & www.kdcountry94.com  
7:30 p.m. Varsity Boys  Z96.3 the Lake & www.kdcountry94.com  
7:30 p.m. JV Girls
Live Video Streams at www.nckssports.com  

Orange & Black Classic at Colby
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday: January 19th-23rd
Full Radio coverage of Beloit & Osborne Girls & Boys games on KD Country 94 & Z96.3 the Lake
Live video streams of Beloit games at www.nckssports.com

Calendar of Events

  1. Jan. 26 – 29 – Rotary Online Auction
  2. Thursday, Feb 11 – Chamber Board Meeting
  3. Sunday, Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day
  4. March 9 – Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
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