April 30, 2015
    Week of April 30
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Thelma's prayers answered
Bel Aire
Former chief faces charges in guns case The News staff
    A former police chief and a third former officer of the department were indicted by a grand jury April 28 on federal charges, bringing to four the number of people allegedly involved in using the department to purchase military-style weapons for personal use.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    May 2 through 7
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Summer reading plans underway
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Officer threatens to arrest me
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    May brings celebrations and birds
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Elmer Dykes, 85, of Sedan, died April 18, 2015. He was a retired meat packer.
    Nathan Ryan and Caleb Matthew Brown, infant sons of Michael and Michelle Brown of Bel Aire, died April 21, 2015.
    Ruth Wichman Moon, of De Soto, died April 18, 2015.
    William E. Dillon, 91, of Valley Center, died April 26, 2015. He was a retired construction superintendent.
Changes at the top in Valley Center
    If Cory Gibson leaves the Valley Center school district, the community will be left to hire a school superintendent as well as a city administrator over the next few months.
    Week of April 30
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of April 30
Utility bill policy sparks pointed discussion among Kechi council David Dinell
    A proposal set before the Kechi City Council at its April 23 meeting to step up the pace of collecting money owed, and shutting off service if payment is not received, passed by a 3-2 margin.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of April 30
Park City
Park City approves $1 million transfer for new city hall/police building David Dinell
    A proposal to transfer $1 million from a reserve fund to the capital improvement fund sparked a prolonged discussion at the April 28 Park City council meeting. 
Social media dispute fuels large scrap in Park City David Dinell
    An argument that started on a social media site spiraled out of control last week in Park City, leading to a long night for police. 
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of April 30
Kechi police reports
    April 20 through 26
Park City police reports
    April 17 through 25
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    April 20 through 26
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    April 25
4-H report
    Valley Victors
    Week of April 30
Hornet golfers show improvement  with seventh-place finish at Auburn David Dinell
    The Valley Center High School boys' golf team got off to a rough start this year, with high scores and finishes at the back of the pack. 
Hornet tennis gets big win over 6A schools Randy Fisher
    Valley Center High School has been heading in that direction. The Hornets were second April 23 at Salina South and took the top two places in their own tournament April 25. But probably their biggest step so far this season came April 27 when they travelled to the Topeka High Invitational.
Hornet track faces tough competition at Campus Chris Strunk
    The girls placed seventh out of 12 teams, while the boys were 10th.
Hornets bounce back with two wins and a tie Taylor Messick
    After dropping a hard-fought league opener 0-1 at home against Andover Central last week, the Valley Center High School soccer team has strung together three impressive games in a row. The girls have had a busy week with three games since last Thursday, including two in a row this week, on Monday and Tuesday. The tough schedule created some adversity for the Hornets, but it didn't slow them down.
Middle school tennis repeats as home quad winners The News staff
    For the second year in a row, Valley Center Middle School dominated its own quad tournament April 23. The Hornets recorded five first-place finishes and three second-place finishes to outdistance Haysville West (second), Haysville (third) and Hutchinson (fourth).
Middle school track teams second at home meet The News staff
    There were several first-place finishes.
Preheim comes ‘home’ as Valley Center girls coach Randy Fisher
    Six years ago, Preheim was an assistant girls basketball coach at Valley Center High School. That changed when VCHS appointed a new head coach. After spending the last four years coaching on the boys side, the longtime educator and coach returns to the girls program as its head coach.
School menus
    May 4 through 8
VCIS to host Red Cross ‘Pint Size’ blood drive The News staff
    The students at Valley Center Intermediate may not be old enough to donate blood, but they are discovering that blood donors are lifesaving heroes. As part of the American Red Cross Pint Size Program, students are learning about the importance of blood donation and are recruiting blood donors.
Valley Center senior signs to play football at Pittsburg State Chris Strunk
    Scheer was the Hornets' starting QB, team leader
Valley slides to 4-8 with sixth straight loss Randy Fisher
    After winning four of their first six games, the Hornets have now lost six straight. The latest losses, 11-1 and 8-1 April 28 at Ark City, leave Valley at 4-8 overall and 1-5 in Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League II action.
Valley sweeps Ark City, splits with Eisenhower Chris Strunk
    The Hornets split games with Goddard Eisenhower at home April 24 and swept Ark City on the road April 28.
Work behind the scenes pays off for Valley seniors Chris Strunk
    Last weekend's performance of “The Man Who Came to Dinner" was the final curtain call for a couple of Valley Center High School students who've never really been in the spotlight.
Sheriff's reports
    April 19 through 25
Valley Center
Course takes shape Chris Strunk
    Artificial greens installed at Valley Center Recreation Commission's golf course
Make plans to attend the June 6 VCHS Alumni Banquet Ron Black
    We are fast approaching this year's Alumni Banquet for all who have attended Valley Center High School.  If you know of someone who spent some time in the VCHS classroom, but maybe didn't graduate from Valley, give 'em a whistle. They are welcome to come and say hello once again to their friends at the Annual VCHS Alumni banquet.
Pet microchip clinic May 2 The News staff
    The Valley Center Animal League will host its first microchip clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2 at 106 N. Ash in downtown Valley Center.
Police called to sidewalk meeting Chris Strunk
    Valley Center police had to step into a community meeting that got heated April 23.
Road reconstruction project reaches sixth week Chris Strunk
    The west half of Meridian is starting to take shape and the reconfigured intersection of Ramsey and Meridian is becoming clear as the $6.5 million road reconstruction project in the heart of Valley Center rolled into its sixth week this week.
Sedgwick County deputy injured in wreck at 85th Chris Strunk
    A Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy on her way to an emergency call north of Park City was injured in a wreck at 85th North and Broadway April 25.
Superintendent a finalist for Maize job Chris Strunk
    Gibson spent the day in Maize April 28, interviewing, touring the district and being the subject of a public reception.

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