SVED conducts meeting
BELOIT – The Solomon Valley Economic Development committee met on Thursday to discuss items.
After the approval of their last minutes, Robert Davis handed out the Treasurer's report showing a total fund amount of $118, 808.98.
– Jason Rabe of Leadership Mitchell County, discussed the "LMC In Action" program that will be providing a five part pod-cast series and also a forum for Leadership principles, which will all be held virtually.
– Lucille Heller of the Tourism committee discussed a destination camp finalization and said that there was a good turnout for the 6th Annual Wakonda Indian Festival over this past weekend. A final activity for the year will include the 3rd Annual Ghostly Storytelling event that takes place on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 7-9 p.m. at the Kanza Campground Playground Area, Glen Elder State Park. The event is free but a park pass will be needed at $5. Hayrack rides, fire rings with s'mores and drinks will be available as well as a corn trailer for kids to dig through and find trinkets.
The storytelling will include the Legend of the Waconda Springs, the American Folklore Story and the Ghost Train at Granite Creek.
Julia Rabe, Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce Director, reported on two ribbon cuttings that will take place, one at noon on Friday, Oct. 23 with Nex-tech Wireless as re-grand opening and the Harried Hen opening at 12:30 on Saturday, Oct. 24.
The Drive Thru-'Trick or Treat' Halloween parade will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 in Beloit with a map provided by a special code that can be viewed with a cell phone or through the Chamber website.
The Isle of Lights is being organized throughout the community and will gather for their first work day on Monday, Oct. 26. Anyone that has a day or half a day to help volunteer with their efforts can contact the chamber at
The Isle of Lights has been in existence for 20 years and attracts 10,000 visitors to Beloit each year.
Beloit City Manager, Jason Rabe, said the Water Plant in Beloit is now in progress with the financing complete and the designing starting. The estimated date to begin the project is in the Spring of 2022 that will take a year to complete.
The Thursday meeting was cut short due to the introduction of Don Macke through 'Network Kansas'. See more in Monday's edition of the Beloit Call.