BELOT — As COVID-19 cases are surging and business shutdowns and masks orders are being issued around the state of Kansas and in the Nation, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, has warned that Thanksgiving plans may have to change in order to keep everyone safe.
BELOIT — This month, Beloit First Christian Church, 321 N. Mill St., will serve as a drop-off location for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child, joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world.
After earning the Food Network’s Martha Stewart “Bakeaway Camp” Championship in May, former 2000 Beloit graduate, Nate Clingman, is now in the running in a global competition for The Next Great Baker. He is currently third out of his group and needs hometown support once again to finish in the top five by Thursday at 10 p.m. From there he will compete in the top 10 against all of the remaining competitors around the globe. To advance there, he will have to win the title of “The Next Great Baker”. This would all come with an earning of $10K plus a feature article in Bake from Scratch Magazine and bragging rights as the championship baker of the world. If someone would like, they can also donate to No Kid Hungry to help boost his votes with $1/vote donation. Otherwise to vote is completely free and only takes a minute by going to greatestbaker.com/vote/free/2020/nate-clingman Once again, it is time to support the hometown baker who helped put Beloit on the map with his sweet creations.
BELOIT – As of Tuesday late afternoon, Mitchell County COVID-19 numbers have increased to 33 active cases, with 102 total cases since March. The state of Kansas and other counties are recording record highs as well.
KANSAS – Like states all across the country, Kansas is seeing an increase in reports of unemployment claim fraud due to identify theft. A review of these filed using the names and personal information of people who have not lost their jobs. People are often unaware a claim has been made on their behalf until they receive a determination notice in the mail from the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) or until their employer receives a notice to verify the employee’s status. If you fraudulent claims indicates that scammers are finding personal information through incidents like credit card data breaches and then using that information to illegally attempt to collect unemployment. These fraudulent attempts are not due to a breach of the A fraudulent KDOL unemployment system or because of anything that you have done. suspect a claim has been improperly filed using your identity or your employees’ identity, go to dol.ks.gov/ fraud and they will investigate your claim, suspend the fraudulent account if suspicious activity is found and refer the matter over to law enforcement for action. claim that is created using you or your employee’s personal information, including Social Security Number and date of birth, indicates that personal information is exposed and there is risk of further financial harm. In such cases, we recommend the following steps:1. Contact the Federal Trade Commission at www.identitytheft.gov