BELOIT – Mitchell County and the City of Beloit are now accepting grant applications for the Community Development Block Grant program. Mitchell County and the City of Beloit received $132,000 each to help our local businesses with payroll and inventory expenses.
GLASCO – Members of the Kansas-Nebraska Radio Club (KNRC) will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 26-27, at VFW Post 7697, 504 Railroad Ave., Glasco, as the Mitchell County Commissioners approved Amateur Radio week June 21-27.
Joe Buckland, Beloit, harvested his first ripe tomato early this week and awaits an abundance of others to come.
– The Commissioners participated in a conference call with Emergency Planning Director, David Dohe, during Monday's Mitchell County Commissioners meeting. The Federal legislature passed a new pandemic relief measure to assist local entities with distributing money to those in economic distress caused by the pandemic. The need is driven by needs related to COVID-19. This measure is called the SPARK grant. The State of Kansas received approximately two billion dollars. It will be distributed to the counties based on the population of the county which is in the neighborhood of $200 per person. Using this formula, Mitchell County will receive $1,187,000. A formula is being developed to design how the money will be distributed in Mitchell County.
CLAY CENTER – Rural small towns are finding they are not exempt from the hate that has plagued the United States recently after the killing of George Floyd stirred up protests and riots and crimes.