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MCHHS restricts visitation due to COVID-19 increase

BELOIT – Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems (MCHHS) continues to monitor the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic brings to the community. With the recent increase in numbers in Mitchell County, MCHHS started restricting all visitors to help contain the spread of the virus into their facility. This visitation restriction began Saturday, July 11 and will be reevaluated in one month. MCHHS encourages family members to utilize FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or phone to connect with your loved ones during this time.

Downpours halt summer harvest

Downpours halt summer harvest

Wednesday’s harvest went from dry to full creeks in a matter of hours after pouring down over 3 more inches east of Asherville. Right: Fred Severance hurries to finish the day before the storms arrived late into the night. Below right: Creek beds were overflowing with the much needed rain but with harvest 25 percent incomplete, combines will remain idle in some areas now before they can return to the fields. Areas of Simpson received 1.5 inches of rain and Beloit 1.32 inches. Glen Elder only received .75 inches while Jewell received 3.36 inches and Randall 2.5 inches of rain.

NWS issues Hazardous Weather Outlook

NWS issues Hazardous Weather Outlook

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Phillips, Smith, Jewell, Rooks, Osborne, and Mitchell counties for today (Friday) as thunderstorms are expected to develop across much of the local area late this evening and continue into the overnight hours. Wnd gusts are forecast for 70 mph with hail up to ping pong size. Another small chance of thunderstorms exists across parts of the local area for Sunday. A 20 percent forecast of showers and thunderstorms remains into Monday and Tuesday before sunny skies return for Wednesday and Thursday.

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