GLEN ELDER – The Wakonda Indian Festival will be making a comeback with a scheduled date set for Saturday, Oct. 3, hosted by the Waconda Cultural Association (WCA) and Glen Elder State Park with a grant provided from the Solomon Valley Community Foundation.
BELOIT/HAYS– North Central Kansas Technical College was ranked second among two-year colleges with the highest three-year graduation rates, by The Chronicle of Higher Education. With a 73.9 percent completion rate and a score of 136 out of completers within 150 percent of expected time, NCK Tech joins three other schools located in Kansas. NCK Tech has a strong reputation for helping students succeed and reach their goals. This is the fourth time in the last five years the college has been ranked in the top seven nationally in graduation rates. Previous to this year's second place ranking, NCK Tech has been ranked 7th (2016), 3rd (2017), and 5th (2018) for graduation rates amongst two-year colleges in the nation.
BELOIT – Mitchell County Covid-19 cases are now at 3 active with 45 total since March. Other area counties and current case totals are Osborne County, 1 active, 7 total; Smith County, 3 active, 8 total; Cloud County 2 active, 65 total; Republic County 9 active, 48 total; Clay County 5 active, 54 total, 2 deaths; Ottawa County 4 active, 52 total; Jewell County 2 active, 17 total; Lincoln County 0 active, 12 total.
After further discussions in 2018 about starting a high school or college trap team in Mitchell County, the North Central Kansas Technical College took initiative to get involved as they too were looking for a way to introduce the shooting sport into the college.