April 23, 2015
    Week of April 23
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Legend of the Dogwood
Bel Aire
Former Bel Aire police chief indicted in firearms-buying case The News staff
    The former chief and a third former officer of the department were indicted April 28 on federal charges.
Tree board in Bel Aire wants to branch out David Dinell
    Spring is the time for planting and gardening. With that in mind, the April 21 meeting of the Bel Aire City Council had a decidedly horticultural atmosphere with a proclamation declaring Arbor Day 2015, a report from the Tree Board and a proposal for the city to provide the board with funding for seeds and supplies.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    April 24 through 30
    Week of April 30
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Story time for school year ends soon
In the kitchen Lisa Strunk
    Too many pictures, too many memories
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Hey, there are road rules to follow
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Patriotic songs tell of our history
    Beatrice J. “Bea" Coats, 85, of Wichita, died April 15, 2015.
    Carol Lou (Leonard) Owens, 67, died April 15, 2015. She was a hair stylist.
Mayor served city well
    We haven't said goodbye to a Valley Center mayor in many years, and we believe that speaks to the commitment that outgoing Mayor Mike McNown has shown to this city.
Engagements & Weddings
Bradye Peniston and Matthew Miller
    The bride-elect is the daughter of Steve and Brenda Peniston of Wichita. Her grandparents are Pauline and the late Bob Rich, and Dan and Loretta Peniston.
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of April 23
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of April 23
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of April 23
Kechi police reports
    April 13 through 19
Park City police reports
    April 12 through 17
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    April 13 through 19
4x800 sets season-best time The News staff
    The Valley Center High School girls' 4x800-meter relay team placed 17th out of 35 at the KU Relays last week. The team had its season-best time of 10:03.
Baseball team drops two to Salina South Randy Fisher
    The weather in Salina for Valley Center High School's April 21 nonleague doubleheader was beautiful. A sharp contrast to the weather April 17 when the Hornets were rained out at Andover.
Boys finish sixth in home track meet Taylor Messick
    On April 17, Valley Center High School hosted a rather large track meet and welcomed stiff competition from some of the area's top schools. Teams that visited the meet included Bishop Carroll, Andale, Derby, Hutch, Maize South, El Dorado, McPherson, Winfield, Cheney, both Andover schools and both Goddard schools.
    Week of April 23
Hornet JV golfers show improvement The News staff
    Appearance can sometimes be deceiving. Take the results from April 21's Andover Central Invitational at Sierra Hills in which the Valley Center High School junior varsity golf team tangled with some of the area's top teams.
Hornets lose league opener to Andover Central Taylor Messick
    Sometimes great defense can be enough to come away with a win, and that was certainly the case for Andover Central on April 20. The Jaguar defense absolutely stifled the Valley Center High School soccer team in a 1-0 loss.
Hornets sweep tennis quads at Buhler, Circle Randy Fisher
    The Valley Center High School tennis team won quads at Buhler April 21 and at Circle April 16.
Junior varsity tennis players have a busy week The News staff
    The Valley Center High School junior varsity tennis team finished third April 20 at Hutchinson; entered two complete teams in its own meet April 14, with one of them placing third; and won the Chaparral quad April 11.
Local Boy Scout earns Eagle rank The News staff
    On April 10, Boy Scout Troop 494, chartered at the First United Methodist Church, inducted another Eagle Scout into the ranks of the troop.
Middle school track team does well at three meets The News staff
    Eighth-grader Zach Williams had quite a week. At the Richard Lawrence Relays in Wellington April 16, Williams won the 100- and 200-meter hurdles after winning the two events at Andover Central on April 14. Williams also took first in the long jump at Andover Central.
Preheim named Valley Center girls basketball coach Randy Fisher
    Trent Preheim returns to girls program as its head coach
School menus
    April 27 through May 1
Softball team splits with Salina South Chris Strunk
    The Hornets dropped a close opener, 2-1, but came back to win the nightcap, 6-2.
Udderly amazing
    The free presentation was designed to discuss the topics of careers and nutrition, said school counselor Marsha Collins.
Valley Center Middle School tennis wins two more duals The News staff
    Chalk up two more dual wins last week by the Valley Center Middle School tennis squad. The Hornets beat Winfield April 20 and Goddard April 16.
Sheriff's reports
    April 12 through 17
Valley Center
City administrator resigns unexpectedly Chris Strunk
    Pile cites personal and health reasons
Community is invited to ‘Dinner’ Chris Strunk
    VCHS production April 24 and 25
Middle school to receive state award The News staff
    Valley Center Middle School will receive a state award for social, emotional and character development.
More properties in proposed floodplain Chris Strunk
    Valley Center community development director Warren Utecht said these residents will receive a letter and a map describing the federal government's proposed new floodplain.
New mayor, council members sworn in Chris Strunk
    Two city council members and a longtime mayor said farewell to the Valley Center City Council April 21 as three people — including two newcomers — took their places.
One arrested in ATM break-in Chris Strunk
    Police arrested one person overnight and another arrest is possible in an attempted burglary of an ATM at Intrust Bank, 142 N. Ash in Valley Center.
Rainfall delays opening of Main Chris Strunk
    First week of May, city says
Stuck truck shuts down detour Chris Strunk
    Second vehicle slides into ditch

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