March 19, 2021

Latest events, news and specials in North Central Kansas!

Kettle Specials 

Grilled Cheese: Alfredo Noodles

Soup: Chicken Gnocchi

Drink: Matua Sauvignon Blanc, $5/$18

Printed copy will be sent home with students at school. Contact Kevin Marozas with more questions.
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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.
Our new Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program provides rent, utility, and internet assistance to Kansans financially impacted by COVID.
Learn more and apply online:
“We know that many people face higher than normal energy bills because of the unprecedented winter weather in February,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “I am announcing further steps that will allow more Kansans to take advantage of the LIEAP program to pay their utility bills. My administration will remain in communication with our federal and local partners to protect Kansans from the impacts of extreme cold temperatures.”

Apply for LIEAP online:

For more information, visit:

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. Friday, March 19 – COVID Vaccine Clinic, contact S&S for appointment. Walk In Avaialable.
  2. March 22 – 26 – Spring Break for USD 273
  3. Saturday, March 27 – Spring Expo at Zachary Ace Hardware
  4. Wednesday, March 31 – Lions Baseball Sign up DEADLINE.
  5. Saturday, May 29 – Memorial Day Parade, 10 am
  6. 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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