| Group proposes city park upgrades|
The Parks and Outdoor Spaces Board, made up of residents appointed by the city council, delivered a capital improvement plan to the council earlier this month.
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| Kechiís main corner gets state funds|
However, Kechi received a $1.5 million federal highway grant from the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization for the project. The contract the city agreed to on April 11 with KDOT spells out the terms of the construction. The federal money is strictly for construction related to the project. City Administrator Bob Conger said the city would be responsible for things like design, inspection, right-of-way acquisition or other expenses that might be added to the project on top of roadway construction.
| || Bel Aire council moves through busy agenda|
One item that was unanimously approved was the revised fee schedule for the city in 2019. Council member Justin Smith recommended that the city remove its $10 fee for registering a dog in the city each year. Beginning Jan. 1, the $10 fee will be gone.
POLICE & FIRE
| || Students roll up their sleeves for community|
The projects were organized by a group of juniors who were selected by their advisory teachers to serve on a committee. Teachers Kaitlin Unrau and Steen Danielsen supervised the event.
HEARD ON MAIN STREET
| || MICHAEL LaTURNER|
Michael Edward LaTurner, 66, of Valley Center, died April 6, 2019.
| || JOAN CARPENTER|
Joan I. Carpenter, 79, of Wichita, formerly of McPherson, died April 12, 2019.
| || MARY PAUL|
Dr. Mary Elaine (Bowen) Paul, 79, of Valley Center, died April 8, 2019.
| || MARY SHULL|
Mary Louise Wills McIntosh Shull, 76, of Bel Aire, died April 8, 2019.