March 12, 2015
    Week of March 12
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Seed catalogs sign of spring
Bel Aire
Broadstone complex opens in Bel Aire The News staff
    The Broadstone Villas Apartment complex in Bel Aire was to have its grand opening the morning of March 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tour of the complex and lunch.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    March 13 through 19
    Week of March 26
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Movies, games for spring break
In the kitchen Lisa Strunk
    The right paprika makes the best goulash
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Who will fill the coaching vacancies?
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Interesting facts about Kansas
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Beverly Kaye (Drabek) Wood, 55, died March 3, 2015. She was employed by Merrill Lynch.
    Clyde McGarigle Jr., 64, retired Genesis Health Club custodian, died March 3, 2015.
    Corey “Tuner" Kilman, 35, of Valley Center, died March 4, 2015. He was a production manager with National Plastics Color.
    Donna Lee Adame, 79, a retired secretary for the City of Wichita, died March 5, 2015.
    Eleanor Louise “Pete" (Rhoades) Burdan, 83, of Valley Center, died March 3, 2015. She was a retired McConnell PX supply clerk.
    George Wilbert Johnson, 81, of Eureka, died March 3, 2015. He was a retired heavy equipment operator.
    Helen K. Lin, 68, of Valley Center, died March 4, 2015. She was self-employed before retiring in 1991.
    Paul John Hommertzheim, 85, of Park City, died March 6, 2015. He was a retired Southwestern Bell PBX installer.
Topeka holding districts hostage
    With allotments and budget reductions, the governor and lawmakers are, once again, placing public school districts in a position of panic, near the end of a school year when districts are supposed to be focused on what we expect them to do — educate our children.
    Week of March 12
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of March 12
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of March 12
Park City
Cyclist killed in wreck at 85th and Broadway Chris Strunk
    Park City police said Kenneth A. Baker, 62, was killed when his motorcycle collided with a truck in the intersection about 3:30 p.m.
Officials work to get 53rd St. project onto the fast track  David Dinell
    With that work in mind, the council moved without objection March 10 on a number of measures related to the project.
Park City issues eight permits in February The News staff
    Of that number, two were for new homes.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of March 12
Kechi police reports
    March 1 through 5
Park City police reports
    March 1 through 8
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    March 2 through 8
Recreation League
VCRC basketball
    Dec. 7 games
    Week of March 12
Hornet senior defends weightlifting title The News staff
    Chance Sowers claimed a state title at 198 pounds. It was the senior's second straight weightlifting championship. Sowers lifted 335 pounds on bench, 405 squat and 335 clean for a total of 1,075. The second-place finisher in the 198-pound weight class had a total of 1,010.
Hornets end season with substate loss Randy Fisher
    Valley Center boys finish year with 5-16 record
Proposal eliminates vals and sals Chris Strunk
    After months of consideration — and years of discussing the idea — high school Principal Jamie Lewis and an advisory group of parents and teachers presented to the school board March 9 a senior recognition program that would replace vals and sals with a three-tiered cum laude system based on grade point averages.
Scoreless second quarter dooms Valley Center Randy Fisher
    Hornet girls finish season with 9-12 record
VCHS Alumni Banquet set for June 6 Ron Black
    The committee is encouraging all alumni to spread the word to reach everybody we can. Postcards are no longer sent as there were too many out-of-date addresses and the cost was high.
VCMS wrestlers win league title The News staff
    The Hornets edged out Goddard by three team points. The Hornets' only league dual loss was to Goddard earlier this season.
Youth baseball camp set for March 14-15 The News staff
    The third annual Valley Center Hornet youth baseball camp for boys in first through eighth grades will be held March 14 and 15. Walk-up registrations are welcome, and the $30 registration fee includes a camp T-shirt.  
Sheriff's reports
    Feb. 27 through March 6
Valley Center
Board OKs cuts Chris Strunk
    District eyes two phases of possible cuts
Both hoops coaches resign Randy Fisher
    Wetig, Smith step down
District unveils possible new logo Chris Strunk
    Some say the new logo appears too mean and aggressive. Others like the new look and think it conveys the right messages about Valley Center.
Ford, Meridian project begins The News staff
    The first signs of work on the massive street and stormwater system reconstruction project in Valley Center could be seen this week as construction crews began relocating utilities along South Meridian and Ford (77th North).

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