NORTON — News reports about astronomical electricity bills have Prairie Land Electric members fearing how much the energy emergencies in February will increase their bill. While power purchase bills have not yet been assessed, Prairie Land is anticipating the costs to be exponential. No matter the amount, Prairie Land – serving communities in Mitchell, Cloud, Jewell, Osborne, Smith, Republic and 12 other counties in Kansas – is committed to doing everything possible to reduce the immediate impact on members of the cooperative, as well as their wholesale cities.
Regan Cheney, Brody Litton, and Landry Litton, members of the West Beloit 4-H Club, were accompanied by one of their club directors, Steffanie Litton, to inform the council of a project in which they are involved. The goal of their project is to conduct a fundraiser to purchase two benches and two tables to be placed at one of the city parks. In a twenty-four hour community service project last fall it became obvious there were many pieces of playground equipment but very few places where parents could sit and watch their children play.
Cub Scout Pack 99 and Boy Scout Troop 98, under the direction of Doug L. McKinney and Amber Quayle, collected over 100 pounds of food items in February for the Mitchell County Food Pantry in Beloit. It was delivered by appointment on Tuesday.
BELOIT – The Beloit FFA celebrated National FFA week from Feb. 22-26 this year with various activities that members shared throughout the week.
As of March 2, a total of 203,731 (6.99%)individuals in Kansas are fully vaccinated with their COVID-19 shots and 421,149 (14.46%) with at least one dose of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech during the Phase 2 of vaccinations. The recent new Johnson & Johnson Janseen vaccine is now being released and only takes one dose.