February 12, 2015
Highlights
    Week of Feb. 12
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    First date was ĎOK' for all involved
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Celebrations
    Feb. 13 through 19
Columns
From the library janice Sharp, director
    Tell city what you want in new building
In the kitchen Lisa Strunk
    Humiliation always better when it's someone else
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Berry, Pavey part of VC history
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Honor the marvels of our state
Deaths
CAROL WALKER
    Carol Ann Walker, 66, of South Hutchinson, died Feb. 2, 2015. She was the head cook at Trinity Catholic High School in Hutchinson and had worked at Jackson Frozen Foods.
CHARLES SPROUT
    Charles Joseph Sprout, 81, died Feb. 6, 2015. He was a retired aircraft inspector.
PAULINE MONTGOMERY
    Pauline O. (Miller) Montgomery, 86, died Feb. 5, 2015. She had worked as a waitress and a liquor store clerk.
SHARRON UMHOLTZ
    Sharron Joy (Hamby) Umholtz, 64, of Valley Center, died Feb. 3, 2015. She was a reading specialist and preschool teacher at the First United Methodist Church in Valley Center.
Editorials
Itís your chance to be heard by city
    The Valley Center Community Center Committee reminds us of the old-time carnival barkers: Ladies and gentlemen, step right up. We can't have a winner if we don't have a player.
General
Highlights
    Week of Feb. 12
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Feb. 12
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Feb. 12
Park City
Fire forces hotel evacuation Chris Strunk
    The Best Western Hotel in Park City was evacuated and a room was damaged by a fire Feb. 8. No one was hurt.
Homicide victim identified
    56-year-old man from Tulsa
Man arrested after chase, crash The News staff
    A Denver man was arrested after a police pursuit ended in a crash Feb. 7 in north Sedgwick County.
Park City issues 8 permits in Jan. The News staff
    The City of Park City issued eight building permits last month for a total valuation of $661,300. Of that number, two were for new homes and one was for a large commercial remodeling project.
Park City leaves water, sewer rates alone David Dinell
    There will be no changes in water and sewer rates for Park City's residential and commercial customers in 2015. At its Feb. 10 meeting, the Park City council voted to keep rates the same.†
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Feb. 12
Kechi police reports
    Feb. 2 through 8
Park City police reports
    Feb. 2 through 8
Valley Center police and fire reports
    Feb. 2 through 8
Recreation League
VCRC basketball
    Feb. 7 games
School
Friends sign to play tennis at Barton Randy Fisher
    When Triston Herbst and Ray Strunk went out for tennis as freshmen, they were casual players, at best. They made an impression on Valley Center High School tennis coach Dean Schulz.
School
Highlights
    Week of Feb. 12
School
Hornets lose at home to Goddard, South on the road Randy Fisher
    Valley Center  6-9 overall and 3-4 in league
Hornets peaking at the right time Chris Strunk
    Valley wins league dual, places eight in top six at RH
Injuries hamper Hornets in two losses Randy Fisher
    Valley Center falls to 3-12 overall and 2-5 in league
Middle school boysí season ends in tournament The News staff
    The eighth-graders finished with a 4-10 record after losing in the first round of the Pioneer League II tournament Feb. 7 in Augusta.
Middle school wrestling team remains unbeaten The News staff
    The Hornets had six pins and won the dual against Ark City 69-27.
School
School menus
    Feb. 16 through 20
School
Student from Kechi to play in Shrine Bowl The News staff
    Pierce was one of 68 high school football players chosen by a mail ballot of sports media professionals and the 2015 Kansas Shrine Bowl coaching staff. The charity all-star game will be July 25 at Fort Hays State University in Hays.
School
Summer classes, driverís ed set The News staff
    The Valley Center school board on Feb. 9 approved summer learning opportunities for 2015.
School
VCMS girls battle to league title games The News staff
    With victories in the first round and the semifinals, both Valley Center Middle School girls' basketball teams have advanced to the Feb. 12 finals of the Pioneer League II tournament at VCMS.
Sheriff
Sheriff's reports
    Feb. 1 through 7
Valley Center
2 hurt in wreck at 85th, Broadway The News staff
    Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle wreck at 85th North and Broadway Feb. 7.
Father-daughter dance expands in second year The News staff
    More than 330 dads and their daughters ate and danced during the second annual father-daughter dance Feb. 7 at Valley Center High School.
Hutch administrator to lead Wheatland Chris Strunk
    Adelyn Soellner, assistant principal at an elementary school in Hutchinson, was named Wheatland principal Feb. 9. She will replace Andy Gottlob, who was interim principal during this school year after the resignation of Kathy Bradham.
Police seek suspects in church vandalism Chris Strunk
    Valley Center police are looking for the suspects who snuck into a church and lit several matches in an apparent attempt to start a fire Feb. 7.
Rec commission seeks help naming golf course The News staff
    The Valley Center Recreation Commission is sponsoring a contest to name the new golf facility and help design its logo. The contest is open to all residents of USD 262 who are 18 years of age and older.
Select few Chris Strunk
    Seniors named National Merit Scholarship finalists
State cuts hit home for Valley schools Chris Strunk
    Board delays purchases
Valley council to meet Jan. 17 The News staff
    The Valley Center City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at City Hall.




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