City of Beloit Letter To The Community – 3/16/2020


To our community:

The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve rapidly. However, the following strategies are becoming clear, which include limiting the spread of the virus as it enters our area and flattening the curve, meaning that we work to not overwhelm our health care capacity.

In order to assist in this, the City of Beloit has moved to close the majority of the Municipal Building including the gymnasium, meeting spaces, and Economy Shop until further notice. The administrative office at this time will remain accessible to the public, however we ask that you try to utilize non in-person methods to conduct your business with us. We are excited to serve you via the following methods:

1. By Phone at 785-738-3551
2. By Email at
3. By our website at
4. Utilize our utility payment boxes located on the Municipal Building or at our drive up box located in the parking lot diagonally from the Municipal Building.

We can get creative in figuring out ways to serve you without you having to leave your home and look forward to the challenge. Thank you for your help and patience as we work through this together.

Jason Rabe
City Manager
City of Beloit

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.