Setpember 10, 2021

Latest events, news and specials in North Central Kansas!

Check out the Car Show Registration . Be a VENDOR! Or Sign UP to RUN a Downhill Mile Race or the 5K course! Register your team for Chalk Art Challenge. Join us for an evening stroll of Art & Wine. More details to come!

Kettle Specials 

Grilled Cheese: Pan-seared Pork with Creamy White Wine Spinach Sauce and Muenster Cheese

Drink: Boulevard Wheat, $3.50

Marilyn Rogers playing Americano, Country and Folk
Live at Kettle
Saturday, September 18, 11:30-1:30

Salina, KS – OCCK Transportation announces the addition of the Send-A-Pass Program to the Token Transit mobile ticketing partnership for all services including CityGo, Regional Paratransit, 81 Connection, GoAbilene, GoConcordia, and KanConnect. 

With this new program, anyone on the internet can send a pass to anyone else.  Users select the smart phone number they want to send a pass to, enter their payment method, and click send.  Customers instantly receive a text message with their pass.  The links for program can be found at under each of the Transportation services.

Common uses are parents buying for their children, remote relatives buying passes, social services sending passes, employers purchasing passes, schools buying for their students, anyone who wants to buy a pass for someone else remotely, etc. 

Token Transit is the mobile ticketing program that allows you to ride all OCCK Transportation services and pay your fare without touching cash, or tickets and coupons.

The app is free and is available in both the Apple and Google Play stores. Using Token Transit eliminates the need for hard surface contact between drivers and passengers for fares. It is a cashless, cardless, and contactless payment solution.  This partnership provides riders with a new level of convenience that eliminates the need for carrying cash.

“Riders have really been enjoying using digital fare payments over the past few months,” said Michelle Griffin, Mobility Manager. “We are excited to provide this new option that allows people to send and receive passes for all of the OCCK Transportation services so that even more people can ride public transit.”

To use Token Transit, first you download the Token Transit mobile app. Second, you buy your transit pass. Finally, you use your phone to tap your pass from the Token Transit app and board your bus or van. The location feature must be enabled on your phone to use Token Transit.

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, KanConnect regional fixed routes, and the newest program, GoConcordia.

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.

FHSU/Dane G. Hansen Internship Program
Your business or organization is invited to apply for a student intern through the FHSU/Dane G. Hansen Internship program.   The application deadline is September 17 for both Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 internships. There are 25 internships available.   An employer invests $500 toward the intern’s wages, and the remaining funding is through a grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. Spring interns can work 240 hours, and summer interns are allowed 300 hours.   To apply, or for more information, go to Along with the short application, an employer must provide a detailed job description for the internship.   Businesses and organizations in these counties are eligible to apply: Cheyenne, Cloud, Decatur, Ellis, Ellsworth, Gove, Graham, Jewell, Lincoln, Logan, Mitchell, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Rawlins, Republic, Rooks, Russell, Saline, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, Wallace.
Visit for more info!

Economy Shop Update

We need volunteers to help at the Economy Shop in Beloit. Please consider a donation of your time. The proceeds are used for purchase of equipment and programs at the hospital and RCC, scholarships, and support of Solomon Valley Transportation.  Please call Karen Buser at 785 569-1212 to set up an interview.

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Calendar of Events

  1. Saturday, September 11 – Millapalooza, See you there!
  2. Wedn esday, September15 – Goodies Galore at the Blessing House
  3. Friday, September 24 – Open Mic Night at Kettle
  4. Friday, October 1 – Chamber Golf Classic, Beloit Country Club
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