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Wall collapse

Above left: The old Joint Effort building located on the Mill and Main street intersection, (now owned by the Adoratio Foundation) had a back wall collapse around 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning in Beloit. According to an employee at the Cunningham Cable Office in the 110 W. Main location in Beloit, she heard a loud noise and when she walked to the back and looked out the window she witnessed the back wall to the old building falling. According to Cunningham Cable Outside Plant Manager/Vice President Terry Cunningham, they have closed their Beloit office and have relocated to the North Central Kansas Regional Planning Commission building on 109 N. Mill, until they feel it is safe to return. They are located in the front area to the right, where bills can be paid by customers. “We did receive cracked seals from on the top of our roof from stones that landed there and we also have tin damage, metal siding and trim damage as well,” said Terry. “Rocks missed the gas meter by around six inches.” The City of Beloit placed some barricades around the building on Wednesday morning. Andrew Niewald of the Adoratio Foundation, reported on Wednesday that a structural engineer was coming to assess the wall to let them know what potentially happened on Thursday. He has not reported back on these findings prior to this publication. Above right: Work crews have been working on renovating the old Joint Effort building where trees have been growing through the rock structure.

Beloit Call

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

Phone: 785-738-3537