| Homecoming king and queen|
Antoine Johnson and Jordyn Granger are named Valley Center High School winter homecoming king and queen Feb. 10.
| || Brother arrested in fatal shooting|
According to Sedgwick County jail records, Michael Lee Phillips was booked into the jail about 2 p.m. Feb. 12 on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault.
| || Fire destroys oversized garage|
Fire Capt. Rob Tormey said the fire started when a heat lamp apparently came in contact with straw. The lamp was left on to keep a puppy warm in the southeast corner of the building.
| Local accounting firm among top 25|
A local accounting firm has joined a prestigious list. Porter, Carswell & Raya Chtd., located at 214 W. Main, was No. 20 on the list of the top 25 largest accounting firms in the Wichita area. The list was produced by the Wichita Business Journal.
| Man accused of shooting dashboard|
Park City police responded to Samuel Brewski's at 400 E. 61st North after dispatchers received a call about a disturbance with a weapon in the bar's parking lot.
| Kechi keeps contract with local builder despite pace|
The project has fallen behind schedule, as only 10 of the 20 structures have been completed to date — with a number of others currently in progress. Technically, the original agreement with the city has been broken because specific timeframes in the contract weren't met.
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| || Cub Scouts move up|
On Feb. 11, Valley Center's Cub Scout Pack 494 and Boy Scout Troop 494 conducted their annual Blue and Gold Banquet.
| || Top essay|
Pam Porter of Little Arkansas Chapter of DAR presents a certificate and $25 gift card to Sarah Maschino, daughter of Brian and Marci Maschino, for winning the American History Essay contest.
HEARD ON MAIN STREET
| || LUISA BOYARSKI|
Luisa “Ting" (Coromina) Boyarski , 93, died, Feb. 6, 2017.
| || IRENE COX|
Irene Fern (Dozier) Cox, 80, of Andover, died Feb. 5, 2017.
| || HARVEY HAZEN|
Harvey Lynn Hazen, 63, of Valley Center, died, Feb. 8, 2017.
| || BETTY LEHR|
Betty Joan Lehr, 86, died Feb. 6, 2017, at Wesley Medical Center.
| || GILBERT MESSERSCHMIDT|
Gilbert N. Messerschmidt ,92, retired owner of A&M Upholstery and World War II Navy veteran, died, Feb. 8, 2017.
| || DOROTHY PRAY|
Dorothy Irene (Burns) Pray, 83, died Feb. 7, 2017, in hospice care at home, from cancer.
| || STEVE MERTINS|
Steve Allen Mertins, 58, of Valley Center, died, Feb. 11, 2017.