| || PETA: Runaway cow brave|
The cow that bolted from Richards Cold Storage in downtown Valley Center Jan. 31 and led officers and others on a chase northwest of town will be memorialized on a billboard.
| Kechi considers water runoff fee|
The city council on Jan. 24 heard from assistant public works director Thomas Bevan about a recent report from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
| Bel Aire to install fountains in Central Park|
A layer of filmy algae has become increasingly visible in those retention ponds. Not only is it unpleasant to look at, it causes other issues. The city has tried other ways of resolving the problem, such as putting a nature-safe dye in the water to make it darker. That reduces the amount of sunlight that gets through and stunts the growth of the algae.
POLICE & FIRE
| || Student art on display|
Students in Calie Greenwood's art classes at Valley Center Intermediate School show the school board some of their creations.
HEARD ON MAIN STREET
| || ELMER NOORDHOEK|
Elmer Cornelis Noordhoek, 85, of Haysville, died Feb. 7, 2019.
| || BARBARA FLAX|
Barbara Jean Garvey Flax, 63, of Wichita, died Feb. 9, 2019.
| || CHRIS YOUNGERS|
Chris W. Youngers, 46, of Park City, died Feb. 12, 2019.