March 12. 2021

Latest events, news and specials in North Central Kansas!

If interested wanting to schedule you and/or your family (anyone over 16) for a COVID vaccination available times are as followed:
1st shot will be Thursday March 18th
2nd shot will be Thursday April 8th
Thursday times are 4:00pm-8:00
1st shot on Friday March 19th
2nd shot on Friday April 9th
Friday times are 7:30am-12:00
All shots will be at the Beloit Municipal Building at 119 N. Hersey Please wear a short sleeve shirt and bring your insurance/Medicare card. This is the Pfizer To schedule a time you can text me personally at 738-8905, or text the store phone at 534-9615 or call S&S Drug

Kettle Specials – Happy St. Patrick’s Week!

Grilled Cheese: Reuben

Soup: Potato and Leek

Drink: Tallgrass 8-bit Pale Ale, $3.50

Printed copy will be sent home with students at school. Contact Kevin Marozas with more questions.
Looking for a JOB? Know someone who is? VISIT our ONLINE JOB BOARD today!

OCCK Transportation is proud to announce the addition of transit data for the KanConnect regional fixed route service through Google Maps and Apple Maps.  This will allow riders to plan trips and get directions using our transit service from Abilene to Salina easily with a smart phone or computer.

OCCK Transportation is one of only a handful of transit agencies in Kansas to join Google Maps and Apple Maps with transit data.  We hope our participation will encourage current ridership and expand KanConnect, 81 Connection and CityGo to new active riders. 

By showing the “Public Transit” link in every search for driving directions, Google Maps and Apple Maps is helping to promote public transit by informing drivers of the possible transit services they could utilize. 

The Google Maps service can be used on computers by going to the Google Maps website or on mobile phones and devices that use the Google Maps app.

The Apple Maps service can be used on Apple mobile phones and devices that use the Apple Maps app.

Both the KanConnect and the 81 Connection information is also coordinated with CityGo, so passengers can completely get to their destination.

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

For More Information on this project or details about how to be a part of the planning and implementation, email Julia Rabe at or call at 785-738-2717.
Educators and School Staff please register ASAP for ther March sessions.

Welcome our Newest Chamber Member – Super 8 by Wyndham on Hwy 24!

Be featured as a MEMBER SPOTLIGHT on the Chamber website, Facebook page and other media outlets! Submit your Business BIO today! Thank you for all who have submitted their profile! The calendar is filling up!
Plans for Memorial Weekend are underway. Join us for a great small town parade on Saturday, May 29. Sponsorships and online registration available.

Calendar of Events

  1. March 12 – 14 – Camper Show at Becker Autos, Friday 9 – 7, Sat & Sun 10-1
  2. Wednesday & Thursday, March 17&18, 4 – 7 pm – Suicide Prevention Training for Educators and Staff – RSVP Emily Bendick at
  3. Thursday & Friday, March 18 & 19 – COVID Vaccine Clinic, contact S&S for appointment.
  4. March 22 – 26 – Spring Break for USD 273
  5. Saturday, March 27 – Spring Expo at Zachary Ace Hardware
  6. Wednesday, March 31 – Lions Baseball Sign up DEADLINE.
  7. Saturday, May 29 – Memorial Day Parade, 10 am
  8. Friday – Saturday, June 4&5 – Beloit City Wide Garage Sales, Hwy 24 Sales
Our local businesses are hiring and you can check out all the details here on the Chamber Website!

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