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Wheat field fireworks fire information needed

BELOIT – A wheat field fire is suspected to have started from fireworks, south on the Tipton K Road and off 290 Road on Sunday, June 28.

The field belonging to Bill Wendell was controlled after a five acre loss of wheat.

If anyone has any information or saw vehicles before 6 p.m. on Sunday, please call the Mitchell County Sheriffs office at 785-738-3523.

Beloit graduation can be seen online

BELOIT – The Beloit High School Graduation can be viewed online at beloit/

The graduation is set for 10 a.m. on Friday, July 3 at the high school with guidelines due to Covid-19.

Call MCHHS Emergency Room prior to arriving

BELOIT – Although Mitchell county is slowly reopening, it is still critical to call the Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems Emergency Room prior to showing up for all nonemergent issues.

This will help ensure the safety of everyone and to contain the spread of COVID-19. Call first at 785-738-9348. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated by the healthcare providers.

Gray Drug & Fountain will close for graduation

BELOIT – Gray Drug & Fountain will be closed all day on Friday, July 3rd for the 10 a.m. Beloit High School Graduation.

SVCF grant applications now available

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) competitive fall grant cycle is now open.

Applications will be accepted July 1- Aug. 1 and can be submitted on their website at http:// or contact Colleen Eberle, SVCD Executive Director, 785-545-8873 or at

Donations for Waconda Lake Fireworks event

BELOIT – The Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce plans on the July 4th Fireworks Display annual event at the Waconda Lake on Saturday at nightfall.

You can send your donation to the Chamber office at 209. E Main St. #104, Beloit, KS 67420.

Beloit Community Blood Drive July 14

BELOIT – A Beloit Community Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, at the North Central Kansas Technical College cafeteria and meeting room, 3033 US Hwy 24, Beloit.

To make an appointment for the S&S Drug sponsored blood drive in honor of Keller King, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or call Vickie Mears, drive co-ordinator, at 796-738-8923.

Lovewell affected by blue-green algae

WEBBER – As of Monday, Lovewell Reservoir has been placed in a Warning Status for harmful bluegreen algae present. Direct contact with water affected by the bloom is discouraged, and persons and pets should avoid areas of algae accumulation. The swimming beach has been closed. Fishing is safe, but clean the fish well and keep only the fillets.

The Fireworks Display originally scheduled for Friday evening July 3 had been moved to Saturday, Sept. 5, which is Labor Day Weekend. As a reminder, fireworks are not allowed at any time in Lovewell State Park, the private cabin or trailer areas, or on Lovewell Wildlife Area, including the Independence Day Holiday weekend. Questions can be directed to the Lovewell State Park Office at (785) 753-4971.

Waconda Springs Replica rededication

GLEN ELDER – The Waconda Cultural Association and the Glen Elder State Park are hosting a rededication event for the Waconda Springs Replica at 10 a.m. on July 18, at the Replica and Hopewell Church. If you or your family were part of the history of the Waconda Springs, please contact the association at or call 785-564-2118 and share your story before July 6.

Beloit Call

P.O. Box 309, Concordia, Ks. 66901

Phone: 785-738-3537