Downs, KS

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...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...

Downs man faces multiple requested drug charges after Marion stop

MARION — A Downs man was arrested on multiple requested drug charges early this morning after a traffic stop for speeding on U.S. Highway 56 at Marion. The Marion Police Department reported on its Facebook page this morning that an officer made a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 56 near Ridge Road on a vehicle traveling over the posted speed limit.

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 ...

Birth—Kohen Scott Strutt

Body Lucy Strutt is happy to share the news that she’s now a big sister. Her baby brother, Kohen Scott Strutt was born on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the Rooks County Health Center in Plainville to her parents, Kyle and Sierra Strutt of Woodston. He arrived at 12:46 a.m., weighing 7.7 pounds and measuring 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Sheldon and Reesa Brown of Stockton. Paternal grandparents are Kendall and Christine Strutt of Belleville.
Only In Kansas

Part Waterpark And Part Natural Oasis, Chautauqua Park Is The Ultimate Summer Day Trip In Kansas

State and city parks in Kansas are great places to spend a summer day. Exploring the great outdoors is wonderful fun in the sun. Do you know what makes a trip to a park even better, though? When it’s got a water park in it, too! You can find a combo city park/water park in Kansas in the little town of Beloit. Chautauqua Park is the perfect spot to walk around the trails at the park and then take a dip in the pool, which is complete with water slides and a lazy river. It sounds like the ideal place to spend a summer day in the Sunflower State!

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 ...