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Thomas Kelly Hull

Thomas Kelly Hull passed away on June 26, 2022 in Downs, Kansas at the age of 79. He was born on March 15, 1943 to Downer and Thelma (Kelly) Hull in Belleville, Kansas. Thomas grew up in Rooks County and graduated from Woodston Rural High School with the Class of 1961. He was drafted during the Vietnam war and joined the Navy until his honorable discharge in 1968. Tom returned to Kansas and furthered his education at Fort Hays where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Art Education. He returned to Osborne County and spent his working life farming and peddling antiques out of his shop in Alton. It was well known by his friends and family that Tom was a strong Christian with an ornery streak and a proud American.
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Kyler’s Warriors March planned for July 9

Numerous supporters, both locally and around the state, have been praying for 16 year old Kyler Burks, after his vehicle rollover accident which caused severe injuries on Thursday, June 9, 2022.Kyler is a Beloit High School student and is the son of Eric and Deidra Burks and grandson of Doug ...
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Ron Underhill, 83, Beliot

BELOIT – Ron Underhill, age 83 of Beloit, died Monday, June 27 at the Mitchell County Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending. Service is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Thomas “Tom” K. Hull

Former Woodston resident Thomas “Tom” K. Hull, 79, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Downs. Visitation will be Friday, July 8, 2022, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home in Stockton. Funeral Services will be Saturday, July 9, at 10:00 a.m., at the Stockton United...

Harvest continues / Critical fire conditions issued for today!

Roger Emerson cuts wheat for Ron Eilert during last weeks harvest, east of Beloit off Highway No. 9. The Central Valley Ag Elevator destination can be seen in the far distance background. The National Weather Service has issues a Hazardous Weather Outlook for today for Mitchell county for critical fire ...

Local students receive NSDAR scholarships

MANKATO – The June meeting of the Desire Tobey Sears Chapter, NSDAR was called to order by Vice-Regent Sherry Koster, Jewell, the evening of Tuesday, June 14, at the Buffalo Roam Steakhouse, Mankato, Kansas. Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance and The American’s Creed.Chaplain Kerma Crouse, Jewell, asked for silent ...

Beloit Solar Farm celebration on Thursday

The Beloit Solar Farm, is now complete and will be open for public viewing from 12-5 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, at 726 Brooklyn Av. in Beloit, with a ribbon cutting to take place by the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce. Facility tours and video overviews of the project will ...

Margaret Ann (Dickinson) Pruitt, 94, Kansas City, Missourie

KANSAS CITY, MO – Margaret Ann (Dickinson) Pruitt, 94, Kansas City, MO, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 25, 2022. She was born February 9,1928 to John and Neva (Cooper) Dickinson of Glen Elder, KS. She graduated from Glen Elder High School in 1946. On January 26, 1947, she married Lloyd Pruitt and they made their home on farm near Barnard, KS. They were blessed to be married for 71 years.

Beloit Bombers third in Hays Mid-Summer Slam Fest

HAYS – The Beloit Bombers 13-year-old traveling baseball team recently competed in the Mid-Summer Slam Fest at Hays, Kansas. They competed in fine fashion finishing 3rd place in the very competitive nine-team field.In the opener, the Bombers got the 6-4 victory over McCook, Nebraska. Joel Fuller pitched a magnificent game ...

Charles Earl Mallory

Charles Earl Mallory, 48 years died June 22, 2022 in Torrington, WY. He was born on September 19, 1973 in Beloit, KS, the son of Donald and Betty (Taylor) Mallory. Charles was raised in Kansas before enlisting in the US Army. He served with the 425th Transportation Company while stationed in Iraq. Charles also served with the Army Fire Department while stationed in Texas. Following his time in the Army, Charles worked for the Clay Center Street Department, worked as a truck driver, and spent the last 9 years working as a Highway Maintenance Technician for the Wyoming Dept. of Transportation. He was a member of the American Legion. He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, a sister and a brother.

Cooler temps heat up again mid-week

BELOIT – After some much needed rain and cooler temperatures over the weekend, the degrees will rise again on WednesdayToday (Monday) is forecast for a high near 82 degrees cooling down to 59 at night with 5-10 mph south winds. Tuesday is forecast for sunny with a high near 89 ...

K-18 Red and Blue baseball seasons continue

BELOIT – The Beloit K 18 teams are running their seasons as the Blue team are now 2-4 and Red team are 4-2.The Beloit Blue will now face Russell in Beloit on Monday, June 27 and Beloit Red will travel to Smith Center with games starting at 6:30 p.m.The K-18 ...

American Legion Post 57 over Republic County

BELOIT – The Beloit American Legion Post 47 are now 10-1 on the season after winning over Republic County in a double header they hosted on Sunday.Beloit defeated Republic 14-4 in game one and followed with a 17-0 shutout in game two. Beloit will now hosts Norton on Sunday, with ...

Police: Kansas driver speeding with pot, meth in vehicle

MARION COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect on drug charges. Just after midnight early Tuesday, police conducted a traffic stop on Highway 56 near Ridge Road for a vehicle traveling over the posted speed limit, according to a social media report. While speaking with the driver, later...