April 9, 2015
    Week of April 9
    Week of April 9
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Charlie is loved like we are
Valley Center Municipal Court
    March dispositions
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    April 10 through 16
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Reading challenge continues
In the kitchen Lisa Strunk
    Son's senior year is going by so quickly
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    No fooling: A real family foodfight
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Birds flock to feeders at Sunflower
    Barbara K. Robel, 71, of Manhattan, formerly of Valley Center, died April 4, 2015.
    Berthena (Beard) Nissen, 87, of Wichita, died April 3, 2015. She was a homemaker and previously worked as an office secretary at the Valley Center Junior High School. She was retired from the Coleman Company where she had worked in payroll data entry.
    Dorothy Faye (Crawford) Arick, 94, of Valley Center, died April 4, 2015. She was a retired registered nurse.
    John Elbert Thomas, age 82, died April 1, 2015. He worked for the City of Wichita Forestry Department and was the director of Sedgwick County Park and Public Works. He retired from the Kansas Turnpike Authority as a landscaper.
    Peggy Lynn (Gourley) Seaburn, 62, died April 2, 2015. She was a daycare provider.
    Robert Brice “Bob" Stanek, 90, of Valley Center, died April 8, 2015. He was a retired pharmacist.
    Tobbie Jean (Kelley) Callaway, 43, of Valley Center, died April 10, 2015. She was a receptionist for Farmer's Insurance.
    Wilma Lucile (Moormann) Weichman, 89, of Valley Center, died April 11, 2015. She was a homemaker.
Westar deserves thanks for hard work
    Thousands of area residents and businesses re-discovered that truth last week when severe high winds knocked over power poles and severed electrical service.
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of April 9
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of April 9
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of April 9
Kechi police reports
    March 30 through April 5
Park City police reports
    March 27 through April 3
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    March 30 through April 5
DECA students prepare for national conference The News staff
    Students qualified by competing at the state conference March 8 through 10 in Overland Park. A total of 24 VCHS students participated in state, and 22 earned medals in the top 10 of their events.
Girls, boys third at Andale track meet Chris Strunk
    Seniors win 100 and shot, girls take 4x8
Hornet softball team splits with Hutchinson Chris Strunk
    The Valley Center High School softball team committed costly errors to drop the opener to Hutchinson April 7 and used every minute of the nightcap to even the score against the visitors.
Hornets beat Buhler in OT for third straight win Taylor Messick
    Valley soccer team improves to 3-1 with victory
Hornets hold on for sweep of Hutchinson Randy Fisher
    After splitting its opening-day triangular against teams ranked in their respective preseason polls, The Valley Center High School baseball team swept Hutchinson April 7 at Stevens Field.
Local scouts, leaders recognized at Troop 494 Court of Honor The News staff
    On March 23, Boy Scout Troop 494, chartered to the First United Methodist Church, held a Court of Honor.
Middle school opens with mixed results at Ark City The News staff
    Valley Center Middle School's tennis team opened the season March 30 with a loss at Ark City. In singles, the Hornets won six and lost 12. They did better in doubles, posting six wins against three losses.
School menus
    April 13 through 17
Valley Center golf team off to rough start David Dinell
    That placed it 13th out of the 14-school field at Crestview Country Club's par 72 North Course. 
Valley tennis second at Emporia behind 6A power Randy Fisher
    Their most impressive performance of the season was April 4 at Emporia, Valley's first 16-team bracketed tournament of the year. The Hornets scored 44 points to finish second behind the 52 points scored by Blue Valley, Class 6A's No. 5 team. Andover finished third with 37 points, followed by Lawrence Free State with 36, Salina South 31, Ark City 27 and Emporia 24. Shawnee Heights had one.
Sheriff's reports
    March 29 through April 4
Valley Center
Big Larry’s wins big at Baconfest Chris Strunk
    Big Larry's Burgers in Valley Center won the people's choice and judges' choice awards at the first Baconfest March 28 at Hartman Arena in Park City. The trophies are on prominent display inside Larry and Heather Hall's restaurant at 328 S. Meridian.
City issues 19 permits in March The News staff
    The City of Valley Center issued 19 building and roofing permits during March for a total valuation of $551,199. Of that number, eight were for new residences, duplexes in the Ridgefield subdivision north of Fifth and east of Kessler.
City says it’s sorry for mishandling road changes Chris Strunk
    Mayor Mike McNown, who was as surprised as most city leaders when the contractor working on the reconstruction of Meridian and Ford streets and the city engineer decided to close the intersection of Main and Meridian about two months earlier than originally proposed, admitted the city didn't adequately communicate the dramatic change to the business community.
Council defeats beer party proposal Chris Strunk
    Because no one on the eight-member city council would offer a motion April 7, a proposal to allow alcohol consumption at the facility in Lions Park died.
Dove elected Valley Center mayor Chris Strunk and David Dinell
    With 75 percent of the vote (224-60), Laurie Dove, a writer and small business owner, won the race over Jaque Davis, a paraprofessional in the Valley Center school district.
Fire damages Valley Center home Chris Strunk
    Valley Center firefighters responded to 600 Redbud Court about 4:30 p.m. The home is in the Ridgefield subdivision, which is north of Fifth between Interurban and Kessler.
School board to meet April 13 The News staff
    The Valley Center school board will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 13 at the District Office.
Valley Center city-wide garage sales this weekend Chris Strunk
    The annual spring city-wide garage sale event is April 10 and 11.
Winds pound Valley Chris Strunk
    Westar crews spent the Easter weekend restoring electricity to 70,000 customers left without it early April 3.
‘Arabian Nights’ prom at VCHS The News staff
    Theme for the event is “Arabian Nights."

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