BELOIT – On Saturday, Dec. 19, the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting "Jingle Around Town" and part of the activities includes a newly added book walk downtown. After Chamber Director, Julia Rabe, contacted Rachel Malay to see if the Port Library would be interested in sponsoring a book walk to be set up in the windows of the downtown businesses, it sprang into action. Rabe thought this would be a great way for families to celebrate the holiday and still remain socially distant during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially since the park is closed to other attendance while the Chautauqua Isle of Lights displays are set up to Jan. 1.
Cortney Murrow, Mitchell County Health Official, reported on the status of COVID-19 in Mitchell County during Monday's county commissioners meeting.
The Guaranty State Bank and Trust employees delivered a pickup load of groceries to the Mitchell County Food Pantry the first week of December. “The generous donations from the community has helped tremendously in our endeavor to fill the 50 plus boxes that will go to the families of the Angel Tree recipients through the generous donors and the volunteers that help each year. The Food Pantry continues to be closed on Tuesdays and is open by appointment only. Call Janice Bryan at 785-738-8659 and leave a message if you are in need of assistance. The number of people are limited in the pantry to one at a time and face masks are required.
BELOIT – The first shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are bringing about 24,000 doses to Kansas and 51,000 doses to Missouri.
BELOIT – The VFW has announced honors for the "Voice of Democracy" speech winners for Mitchell county through the themed "Is this the country the founders envisioned?' with Beloit High School students Avery Johnson placing first; Morgan Weston second and Drake Thompson in third place.