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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 ...
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USD 428 school board meeting agenda (6/28)

District Education Center -- 201 South Patton Road. 4. Approval of 2022-2023 District Property Insurance. The Kansas Educational Risk Management Pool (KERMP) is a member-owned consortium comprising public K-12 Kansas school districts. The insurance renewal quote for $286,472.26 for the 2022-2023 school year has an increase of $84,056.42 from the previous year. Mr. Thexton will present details and make an approval recommendation to the Board.
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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 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 ...

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 ...
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Letter to the Editor 6-24-22

Most of what we hear about in the world today is bad. We are so divided, uncaring and on and on. There are lots of good things too and we should concentrate on that. For instance: when I fell at the Concordia Courthouse a week or so ago. There were four ladies who came to help me. They couldn't have been nicer and more helpful and caring. From putting the lenses back on my glasses to taking my car and groceries home and supplying me with Kleenex as I bled all over.

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 ...
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Pain at the pump

Nowadays, many drivers are doing something that they weren't doing four months ago: checking the signs at gas stations for the price of fuel. And they're checking every day. Fuel costs were rising steadily over the past year, but the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February created a global energy crisis, sending prices skyrocketing. In June of 2021, the average price of gasoline in the United States was $3.18 a gallon. As of June 24, 2022, the price of unleaded gasoline in Concordia is $4.69 a gallon. That's an increase of almost 50%... in one year.
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Kevin Charles Burt

Kevin Charles Burt, age 64, entered into rest on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born on July 31, 1957, in Concordia, Kansas, to Raymond and Berniece (Lewis) Burt. Kevin grew up in Concordia, Kan. He attended Norway Grade School...
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A Closer Walk

When we think of passages in our Bibles that offer praises to God we tend to look to the Psalms. But there are many others scattered throughout the Scriptures. This is one of them. "O give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders. Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek Him be glad. Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face continually. Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done...Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; And let them say among the nations, 'The LORD reigns'...O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting...Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. Then all the people said, 'Amen,'" 1 Chronicles 16:8-12 and 31, 34, and 36 NASB.
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Knights of Columbus, Legion win

In the final games of the regular season, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion posted Peewee Baseball wins Wednesday at the Concordia Sports Complex. Scoring a run in the first extra inning, the Knights of Columbus edged Concordia Chevrolet/Buick, 5-4. The American Legion rallied from a 5-2 deficit to defeat the Concordia Lions, 8-5.

Teens perform epic 1,000ft slam dunk from flying aircraft

A group of US teens managed to land an epic slam dunk flying a plane over a moving basketball hoop placed on a quad bike.After several attempts, Isaiah LeDuc-Pierce threw the basketball 1,000 feet below the plane, hitting the hoop that his friends Nick Vignery and Corbin Monzon were transporting on the bike.“We decided to just do it for fun to see if we could actually do it - and we did!” said the 19-year-old from Clyde, Kansas.Click here to read our free newsletter

LMC Class 22-23 members selected

BELOIT – Leadership Mitchell County (LMC) has announced the 2022-2023 class.The mission of LMC is to develop and activate people to connect passion with civic purpose. North Central Kansas thrives through connected people of passion, purpose and integrity, strengthening rural Kansas values. “ We are so excited to watch this ...

Master Trooper Larry L. Huff

Larry Lee Huff was born in Emily, Minnesota, on November 7, 1939. He graduated from Miltonvale, Kansas, High School in 1959. He also attended Miltonvale Wesleyan College, where he received a bachelor’s of arts degree in religion and business in 1967. Huff joined the Patrol on September 14, 1970,...

Good Evening

Plum Creek to celebrate 20 YearsBELOIT – Plum Creek Restaurant will celebrate their 20th Year Anniversary with “ Party on the Bricks” starting at 5 p.m. with Brews and food, yard games and a cornhole tournament on Saturday, June 25, Beloit. Live entertainment with Tim Anthony and the Animals will ...