January 8, 2015
Highlights
    Week of Jan. 8
Valley Center Municipal Court
    December dispositions
Bel Aire
Bel Aire expands police camera use with Lions Club gift  David Dinell
    The Bel Aire Police Department has been able to add two more body cameras for its officers due to a gift from the Bel Aire Lions Club. The club raised the money for the $600 cameras from a variety of community fundraisers and made a special presentation to Police Chief Darrell Atteberry during the Jan. 6 city council meeting. 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Celebrations
    Jan. 9 through 15
Columns
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    E-reader classes, changes at library
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Have a happy hillbilly new year
In the kitchen Lisa Strunk
    She burned the grilled cheese
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Not sure about spanking in public
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Light comes to us in many forms
Deaths
BETTY HUMMINGBIRD
    Betty Lynn (Andrews) Hummingbird, 72, of Valley Center, died Jan. 3, 2015. She was a former manager of Navajo Lake Estates.
BETTY KOSTER
    Betty Jean (Dorman) Koster, 86, died Dec. 28, 2014.
BRIAN SCHOOLER
    Brian D. Schooler, 50, formerly of Valley Center, died Dec. 27, 2014.
GERALD GOOD
    Gerald Oris Good, 74, of Halstead, died Dec. 30, 2014. He was a rancher.
NADINE GRUNT
    Nadine Cora Grunt, 93, died Jan. 1, 2015. She was a retired registered nurse born May 31, 1921, in Morrilton, Ark.
SHERRIL DUNCAN
    Sherril Dean (Rusher) Duncan, 53, of Park City, died Dec. 29, 2014. She was a former Super 8 customer service representative.
Editorials
Multi-fam housing fills a need in Valley
    The duplexes, triplexes and now four-plex apartments along Sheridan and Cottonwood are practically the only new housing starts the city has seen the past four years.
General
Highlights
    Week of Jan. 8
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Jan. 8
Letters to the Editor
Family says thanks
    We are a Valley Center family that has been through a lot these last few months, between cancer, the death of family and drastic financial hardship. We have been lost.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Jan. 8
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Jan. 8
Kechi police reports
    Dec. 29 through Jan. 4
Park City police reports
    Dec. 25 through Jan. 4
Valley Center police and fire reports
    Dec. 29 through Jan. 4
School
Highlights
    Week of Jan. 8
School
Hornets rally from 12 down to win at Ark City Randy Fisher
    Valley Center girls improve to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the league
School
School menus
    Jan. 12 through 16
VCHS students inducted into National Honor Society The News staff
    A total of 32 Valley Center High School students became the newest inductees into the National Honor Society during a ceremony Jan. 5 at the school.
School
Valley Center adjusts to beat Ark City Randy Fisher
    Hornet boys 2-5 overall and 2-1 in league
Sheriff
Sheriff's reports
    Dec. 28 through Jan. 3
Valley Center
City hikes water rates along with Wichita Chris Strunk
    Starting this month, the cost of city water will increase by nearly 9 percent.
City issues 13 building permits during Dec. The News staff
    The City of Valley Center issued 13 building permits during December for a total property valuation of $1.36 million. All were for new residences. Permits are listed by date they were issued, address, type of work and valuation (if available).
College strict in stance on logo Chris Strunk
    It's not exactly a bee they have in their bonnet. But officials with Georgia Tech University continue to insist that the Hornet logo be scrubbed from the Valley Center school district.
District Office sprinklers malfunction again Chris Strunk
    It happened again. Fortunately, this time the fire-suppression sprinkler system at the Valley Center School District Office broke on the outside of the building and not inside like last winter.
Electricty outage in west part of Valley The News staff
    Several Westar customers in Valley Center were without electricity for a while Jan. 3.
Girl gets sick from turtle sold at Fall Fest Chris Strunk
    Company was not licensed to sell in Kansas
Huebert: Wait for supreme court ruling Chris Strunk
    Rep says he hopes lawmakers protect 2014 increases in school funding
Snow more The News staff
    Frigid temps stick around after weekend storm
Valley Center school board to meet Jan. 12 The News staff
    The Valley Center school board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the District Office.
Woman dies in house fire Chris Strunk
    Cause of blaze not known
Woman pleads guilty in Westar copper theft The News staff
    A third person who tried to steal copper wire from a rural Westar substation last winter pleaded guilty to felony attempted theft Jan. 5 in Sedgwick County District Court. Kristie Parsons, 24, of Moore, Okla., will be sentenced Feb. 19.




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