Glen Elder, KS

Beloit Lion’ s Club members participate in Community Service

Since 2018, the Beloit Lion’ s Club has participated in the Kansas Department of Transportation’ s “ Kansas Adopt A Highway Program” . The “ Program” is part of an effort to make our roadways litter free. The program is voluntary, designed for non-profit organization and is open to groups ...
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Weston earns VFW Voice of Democracy Award

BELOIT – VFW Post 6242 have announced the winner of the 2021-2022 Voice of Democracy Award. Morgan R. Weston, a Beloit High School sophomore, receives the first place award and advances to District level competition. Weston earned second place last year and first place in the Patriot’ s Pen competition ...
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Dennis Isbell, 73, Beloit

BELOIT – Dennis Isbell, age 73 of Beloit, died Friday, November 26, 2021 at the Mitchell County Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending. Roberts Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Beloit woman sues local movie theater after fall

A Beloit woman is suing Mitchell Theatres, the parent company of Cowley Cinema 8, seeking $350,000 in damages after falling and injuring her knee at the theater. Betty A. Dunlap, of Beloit, states in the lawsuit that she fell on Sept. 15, 2017 while trying to find a seat in the darkened auditorium.

Budke earns First-Team All-MIAA football team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Hunter Budke, former graduate of Beloit High School, is one of 13 members of Fort Hays State Football to receive All-MIAA selections for the 2021 season on Tuesday, Nov. 16.First-team selections went to Hunter Budke, Adrian Soto, and Amari Angram-Boldin.Second-team picks included Chance Fuller, Jordan Starks,

Police, postal service recover $13,000 sent from Kansas to Texas

BELOIT —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a scam and have recovered $13,000 in cash. On November 19, police received a report of a scam that involved someone who claimed to work for Amazon, according to a social media report from the Beloit Police Department. The incident led to an individual withdrawing $13,000 in United States currency, packaging it up, and attempting to ship the money to an address in Dallas.

Beloit police put halt to attempted scam involving $13,000

BELOIT - The Beloit Police Department recently helped thwart a scam attempt involving $13,000 in currency. On Friday evening, officers received a report of a scam that involved someone who claimed to work for Amazon. The incident led to an individual withdrawing $13,000 in United States currency, packaging it up, and attempting to ship the money to an address in Dallas, according to a post on the Beloit KS Police Department Facebook page.

Giving back during the holidays

Beloit High School Student Council seniors delivered a large load of groceries and a check for $1539.50 was presented to Food Pantry Co-Manager Kathy Roberts on Tuesday. Brennan Eilert and Tammy Channell accompanied the students and helped unload. Shown are from left to right are: Braden Burks, Caylon Chancellor, Makenzie ...

Vaccine comes to Mankato

Jewell County Health Department and the Jewell County EMS will be hosting a walk in and drive through vaccination clinic at the Mankato Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 11. They will be administering COVID vaccinations as well as flu shots.

Samuel Gillett

Samuel Dale Gillett, 87, was born Dec. 26, 1933, on the family farm north of Esbon, Kan. He died Nov. 13, at the hospital in Superior. He was the fourth child of David Clayton and Nellie Shagley Gillett. He attended country schools and graduated from the Esbon High School in...

Chautauqua Isle of Lights opens Wednesday

BELOIT – The Chautauqua Isle of Lights will open for its’ 21st year on Nov. 24 and will close on Friday, Dec. 31.The holiday lighting, located in Chautauqua Park in Beloit, features 284 displays purchased by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Admission is free, however donations are greatly appreciated and ...

Beloit Trojans advance to State competition, Saturday

BELOIT -- The Beloit Trojans defeated the Kingman Eagles, 22-19, Friday night to advance to the state championship game.With the semifinal win, Beloit improves to 9-3. The Trojans will face Rossville Saturday, November 27, at 1 p.m. in Salina.-USD #305 District Stadium, 650 E. Crawford, Salina, 67401. The Bulldogs are ...

Bulldogs’ volleyball season ended by No. 1 team

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – As luck would have it – bad luck, that is – McPherson College’s volleyball team drew No. 1-ranked and undefeated University of Jamestown in the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament on Saturday. The Bulldogs were hoping to pull off an earth-shaking upset, but the Jimmies...
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Rita Mae Callaway

Rita Mae Callaway, age 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas. The only child of Janette (Ouelette) and William Charbonneau, Rita was born on October 26, 1929, and grew up on a farm near Clyde, Kansas. French was Rita’s primary language, but after attending kindergarten where she couldn’t understand the language, she convinced her parents to only speak with her in English at home. After graduation from high school in Washington, Kan., Rita went to a secretarial school in Nebraska to learn shorthand.