John and Pat Cashatt are the 2020 Leadership Mitchell County Community Service recipients and will be recognized on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the North Central Kansas Technical College. A meet and greet will begin at 5:30 p.m. and a dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a program.
TOPEKA – Kansas Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt, is issuing a Consumer Alert regarding billing for COVID-19 testing. The Department’s Consumer Assistance Division, recently became aware of situations where federal law was not being followed related to COVID-19 testing.
BELOIT – Mitchell County now has 15 active positive cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday mornings report, with no hospitalizations. These numbers along with four earlier cases totals the county at 19.
CAWKER CITY – Graveside memorial services for Jeff Smith, age 61 of Cawker City, will be at 10 AM Friday, July 17 at the Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Cawker City.
The majority of the time at the USD #273 school board meeting Monday night was devoted to how school will open at the Beloit public schools next month. Superintendent Jeff Travis has received a 1,200 page document from the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) devoted to how Board of Education should approach the opening of schools in August. Travis distilled the huge document down to about 90 pages as a workable document for school openings. He has formed a steering committee to assist in this formidable task composed of administrators, teachers, board members, parents, students, and support personnel. This will allow the board to receive a wide range of points of view about the concerns for starting school.