January 15, 2015
    Week of Jan. 15
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Being together is what counts
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    Jan. 16 through 22
    Week of Jan. 15
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Input welcome for combined facility
In the kitchen Lisa Strunk
    Ready to finish decorating projects
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Special events are coming up
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Cold, windy in January transition
    Betty Jane Spade, 87, died Jan. 10, 2015. She was a retired Department of Defense employee.
    Elwin Bruce Sorrell, 80, died Jan. 8, 2015.
    Everett E. Mulkey, 89, of Derby, died Jan. 7, 2015. He was a retired Boeing engineering manager.
    Linnea Ann Glotzbach, 65, of Valley Center, died Jan. 6, 2015. She was a paraprofessional for Wilbur Middle School and formerly for Truesdell Middle School, and a school bus driver for USD 259.
    Robert Keith Jacob, 85, of Bentley, died Jan. 11, 2015. He had been a farmer.
    Wilma G. “P.J." (Daniels) Gresham, 69, died Jan. 9, 2015. She was a retired business manager at Medical Lodge and worked as a cashier at Walmart.
Tragedy affects all of us
    The community lost one of its own under tragic circumstances Jan. 9. Wilma “P.J." Gresham died in a house fire in a Valley Center neighborhood. She was 69.
Engagements & Weddings
Julie Yankey and Corey Kingsland
    The bride-elect is the daughter of Alan and Carol Yankey of Overland Park. 
    Week of Jan. 15
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Jan. 15
Pace picks up to hire new  full-time police officer for Kechi David Dinell
    Due to a drop in the City of Kechi's employee health insurance costs, a new police officer will be added to the force sooner this year than anticipated.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Jan. 15
Park City
Park City’s homebuyers program extended for another year David Dinell
    Park City's Homebuyers Incentive Program will continue throughout 2015. By an 8-0 vote at its Jan. 13 meeting, the Park City City Council gave its approval for this year's program, budgeting $50,000 for it. 
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Jan. 15
Kechi police reports
    Jan. 5 through 11
Park City police reports
    Jan. 5 through 11
Valley Center police and fire reports
    Jan. 5 through 11
Recreation League
VCRC basketball
    Jan. 10 games
    Week of Jan. 15
Hornets lose to Andover, Eisenhower Randy Fisher
    Valley Center falls to 2-7 overall and 2-3 in league
Road win, home loss for Hornets Randy Fisher
    Valley Center 4-5 overall and 2-3 in the league
Schedule brutal for Hornet wrestlers Chris Strunk
    Valley Center falls to Andover, 1 places at Derby
School menus
    Jan. 19 through 23
Teacher wins state Horizon Award The News staff
    Woellhof, a social studies teacher at Valley Center High School, was notified of the award last week through a phone call from Brad Neuenswander, interim Kansas commission of education.
VCMS boys split with Augusta, swept by Central The News staff
    The Valley Center Middle School boys' basketball teams hosted a Pioneer League II matchup and non-league contests during the past week, coming away with mixed results.
VCMS girls split home games, sweep Central The News staff
    The Valley Center Middle School girls' basketball teams opened the 2015 portion of their schedule with mixed results. The Hornets swept Andover Central on the road Jan. 8 and split Jan. 12 at home against Augusta.
Sheriff's reports
    Jan. 4 through 10
Valley Center
Deadline for election candidates approaches Chris Strunk
    The deadline to register as a candidate for local school board and city elections is noon Jan. 27. As of Jan. 13, a few people have filed as candidates.
District unveils staffing priorities Chris Strunk
    SRO for high school at the top
Former Valley officer arrested Chris Strunk
    Domestic battery charge
Neighbor finds couple’s cat through heavy smoke Chris Strunk
    Sarah Butler and her mother Susan Butler, who live a block to the west on Elm, were on their way to Wichita but drove toward the fire instead.
Steppes’ final phase includes four-plexes Chris Strunk
    Development kept new home permits alive the past 4 years
Trial postponed in school threat case The News staff
    Trial date for a former Valley Center High School student charged with criminal threat has been postponed.
VCHS looks for help with weights championship The News staff
    Valley Center High School will host the Class 5A state weightlifting championships March 7.
Woman dies in house fire Chris Strunk
    Firefighters try to rescue 69-year-old; cause of blaze undetermined

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