February 26, 2015
Highlights
    Week of Feb. 26
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Had a ‘ruff' day?
Valley Center shines at Chisholm homecoming The News staff
    Kirsten Richter, 2014 Valley Center High School graduate and daughter of Brad and Contessa Richter, was crowned homecoming queen as voted by the students.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Celebrations
    Feb. 27 through March 5
Columns
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Do craft projects at library
In the kitchen Lisa Strunk
    Time for some quiche lorraine this week?
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Public notice system isn't broken
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    We make choices in everyday life
Deaths
AURELIA DENNY
    Aurelia Mary Eveline (McGee) Denny, 80, died Feb. 18, 2015. She was a retired IRS auditor, artist and teacher.
GARY FARMER
    Gary Lee Farmer, age 81, died Feb. 20, 2015. He was retired after 43 years as an equipment manager for Martin K. Eby Construction Company.  
OREN HAAS
    Oren “Big O" Lloyd Haas, 81, a retired Beech Aircraft sheet metal assembler formerly of Valley Center, died Feb. 24, 2015.  
PALMER DIETZ
    Palmer Hugo Dietz, 92, of Park City, died Feb. 22, 2015. He had retired in 1988 from the USD 259 service center.
VELMA KROLL
    Velma Ada Christina Niehus (Pope) Kroll, 97, died Feb. 20, 2015.
Editorials
Public’s input valuable, welcome
    Several people responded to a request for input last week as architects hosted meetings to gather ideas about the proposed facility.
Engagements & Weddings
Sarah Rose Taylor and Aaron Carl Knolla
    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rick and Sheri Taylor of Valley Center. Sarah is a 2009 graduate of Valley Center High School and a 2013 graduate of McPherson College. She is a fourth-grade teacher at Nelson Elementary in Haysville.
General
Highlights
    Week of Feb. 26
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Feb. 26
Kechi
Reign of terror ends David Dinell
    ‘Family' leader's conviction a victory for his victims
Letters to the Editor
Not a customer
    This article is in response to the article about the dispute between Cross Auto Body's owner and a customer (Feb. 19, News).
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Feb. 26
Park City
No arrests in rural Park City homicideAuthorities seek associates Chris Strunk
    Authorities seek associates
Park City bans use of e-cigs in public David Dinell
    Law to take effect March 5
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Feb. 26
Kechi police reports
    Feb. 16 through 22
Park City police reports
    Feb. 16 through 22
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Feb. 16 through 22
Recreation League
VCRC basketball
    Feb. 21 games
School
4-H report
    Valley Victors
School
Both Valley teams on the road for substate Randy Fisher
    Seeded seventh at 5-15, the boys will play in Substate No. 2 at 7 p.m. March 5 against the two seed, Salina Central (17-3). The girls will play their first-round game March 4. With a 9-11 record in Substate No. 1, Valley Center was the five seed and plays at Emporia, seeded fourth at 12-8.
School
Highlights
    Week of Feb. 26
School
Hornets win 2nd straight, lose to Andover Randy Fisher
    Valley Center 5-14 overall and 4-7 in the league
Nine qualify for state wrestling Randy Fisher
    Hornets second at 5A regional tournament
School
School menus
    March 2 through 6
School
VCMS wrestlers 8-0 after beating South, Andover The News staff
    The Valley Center Middle School wrestling team improved its record to 8-0 with dual wins over Maize South and Andover Central on the road Feb. 17.
Valley loses to Andover after beating Eisenhower Randy Fisher
    Hornets 8-11 overall and 5-6 in league play
Sheriff
Sheriff's reports
    Feb. 15 through 21
Valley Center
City copes with pool’s revenue shortfall Chris Strunk
    Last week, the city council learned that the pool lost $15,709 during the 2014 swimming season.
Driver with ‘stolen’ vehicle detained by police Chris Strunk
    The driver of an SUV got a scare in Valley Center last week.
Start of Bluml murder trial postponed The News staff
    The start of the first-degree murder trial for Tony Bluml was delayed this week.




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