BELOIT – The Mitchell County Food Pantry is preparing for the coming winter and holiday season. The following items are items the pantry routinely place in the baskets of groceries that are given out and include: toilet paper,cereal, canned beans, corn, peas, green beans, juice, pasta sauce, canned tomatoes, soups, dried pasta and noodles,canned pasta, boxed mashed potatoes, hamburger or tuna helper, rice, ramen noodles, mac n'cheese, stuffing mix and cake mix, canned fruit, canned meat, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, muffin mix, jello and pudding mix, crackers, bar soap and laundry detergent.
First Bank of Beloit employees Judy Gasper and Aaron Lampert and Keith Anglemyer, Pastor of the Beloit First United Methodist Church, pose by the 2020 Angel Tree in all its glory adorned with gift angels prepared for shoppers.
The major item on the Beloit City Council agenda on Wednesday night was the consideration of Ordinance 2283 – the Mask Wearing Mandate, composed by City Attorney Katie Schroeder. This ordinance was offered in response to the continual rise in Covid-19 virus infections in Mitchell County and North Central Kansas. Provisions for not wearing a mask were similar to the ordinance written in July with some changes including the wearing of a mask needed if individuals could not remain the social distance of the needed six feet. If one can remain the six foot distance outside, masks would not be required. Ages 10 years and younger would be excluded from wearing a masks and the ordinance was set to end on Jan. 6 for further review.
BELOIT – For non-believers that wish not to wear a mask, the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic is here and is impacting our local community with over 50 cases now in Mitchell County and climbing. If you are asked to quarantine, please do so by isolating yourselves at home, away from others and avoid any gatherings.
BELOIT – As the Thanksgiving Food Drive is upon us, "This year's food drive is going to look different than traditional food drives in the past," says Beloit High School Counselor, Brennan Eilert."