May 14, 2015
Highlights
    Week of May 14
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Mad cow moms
Valley Center Municipal Court
    April dispositions
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Bill and Wilma Brisco
    The children of Bill and Wilma Brisco invite all friends to join them for a 60th anniversary reception from 2 to 4 p.m. May 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Celebrations
    May 15 through 21
Mike and Tami Logue
    Mike and Tami Logue are celebrating their 33rd wedding anniversary.
Columns
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Book sale continues thru Thursday
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Roberts as unique as his shop
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Kansas animals in zoos, habitats
Deaths
BETTY JACKSON
    Betty J. Jackson, of Andover, died May 9, 2015.
ERNEST CLARK
    Ernest Thomas Clark, 98, of Valley Center, died May 12, 2015. He was a retired minister and former pastor of First Baptist Church in Valley Center.
ERNEST ROBERTS
    Ernest Eugene Roberts, 80, of Valley Center, died May 7, 2015. He was the owner of Roberts TV & Appliance and a former Cessna Aircraft supervisor.
MARY HANDLEY
    Mary L. Handley, of Belle Plaine, died May 9, 2015.
ROBERT KENNEDY
    Robert “Bob" Kennedy Truman, 82, of Valley Center, died May 15, 2015. He was a retired supervisor with KG&E. He also had delivered for Moore's Flowers and Meals on Wheels.
STEPHEN FRIEZE
    Stephen Alan Frieze, 62, died May 3, 2015.
WILLIAM DILLON
    William E. Dillon, 91, of Valley Center, died April 26, 2015. He was a retired construction superintendent.
Editorials
Reach a deal on sidewalk proposal
    It's clear that both sides want sidewalks for the safety of children as well as the overall aesthetics of the subdivision.
General
Highlights
    Week of May 15
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of May 14
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of May 14
Park City
Park City looks to get Prairie Hills residents control with own HOA David Dinell
    Residents of Prairie Hills may soon be getting more management over their own development. Park City's city council approved seeking the oversight of the developer's “rights and obligations" for the area. What that does is clear the way for the city to transition to having a homeowners' association for Prairie Hills operated by the residents themselves, with an elected board. 
Wendy’s, QT undergo massive renovations David Dinell
    Wendy's in Park City will be closed for the next six weeks as it receives a makeover — and it won't just be a some fresh paint and new chairs, but a dramatic change.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of May 14
Kechi police reports
    May 5 through 10
Park City police reports
    April 30 through May 4
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    May 4 through 10
School
Baseball team splits home triangular Randy Fisher
    After snapping an eight-game losing streak last week, the Valley Center High School baseball team stepped outside the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League II wars for a May 11 nonleague home triangular.
Baseball, softball rained out today
    Regional seeding meetings Saturday and rained out games will not be made up.
Basketball player signs with Southwestern Chris Strunk
    Lee, who had a breakout senior season as a long-range shooting specialist, signed a letter of intent April 22 to join the Southwestern College basketball program in Winfield this fall.
School
Deadline to register for alumni banquet just two weeks away Ron Black
    Are you getting your “Do you remember whens…" ready for this year's Annual All School Alumni Banquet? We are only two weeks away from the reservation deadline of June 1, and the time is flying fast as usual. We will be having another great food spread (again, as usual), and you will once again see the friends and classmates you haven't caught up with all year.
Highlights
    Week of May 15
School
Hornet baseball loses in regional
    Three runs in fifth breaks 1-1 tie as Maize South downs Valley 4-1.
Hornet softball team beats Campus and Cheney Chris Strunk
    The Valley Center High School softball team improved to 12-5 with two wins in its final home games of the regular season May 12.
Hornets take winning streak into regular-season finalé Taylor Messick
    With only one game remaining in the regular season, the Valley Center High School soccer team has built a three-game winning streak to gain some momentum before regional brackets are finalized.
School
Local students earn Awana’s Citation Award The News staff
    Those who have completed the program are Hannah Williams of Bel Aire, Hannah Snow of Park City, Hannah Derkee of Wichita, Whitney Warner of Kechi, and Kayla Barton of Valley Center.
School
Middle school tennis third at league tournament The News staff
    The Valley Center Middle School tennis team wrapped up its season with a third-place finish in the Pioneer League II Tournament May 11 at Eisenhower. Andover Central was first and Eisenhower second.
Middle school track team finishes season at league, Andover The News staff
    The Valley Center Middle School track teams finished their season at the Pioneer League II meet May 12 in Augusta.
Regional games announced for softball, baseball, soccer
    Softball and soccer open regional play at home, baseball on the road
Regional tournaments begin next week The News staff
    Valley Center's baseball and softball teams each play in a regional hosted by Newton High School. The tournaments run May 18 through 21 at sites to be determined at seeding meetings May 16. Other teams in Valley's regionals (for both baseball and softball) are Emporia, Great Bend, Maize South, Newton, Salina Central, Salina South and Wichita Heights. Winners will advance to their respective state tournaments May 28 and 29  — baseball is at WSU's Eck Stadium and softball is at Two Rivers Youth Complex.
Regional track meet moved to Thursday
    Valley Center High School track team in Emporia
Senior stays alive in 5A state tennis tournament
    Guaranteed at least eighth
Seniors make Valley Center tennis history Randy Fisher
    Three qualify for 5A state tournament
Valley Center track enters postseason Chris Strunk
    The Hornets will compete at the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail II meet May 15 at Andover Central and at a 5A regional meet at Emporia May 22.
Sheriff
Sheriff's reports
    May 4 through 9
Valley Center
Buildings, street tagged with graffiti The News staff
    Valley Center police were called to a trio of vandalism reports last week.
Grads urged to find happiness Chris Strunk
    With a bit of advice and inspiration from SpongeBob SquarePants and Michael P. Scott from “The Office," the Valley Center High School Class of 2015 left the gym floor at Charles Koch Arena as graduates May 10, shaking hands, hugging classmates and moving on.
No human remains found under Theorosa’s Bridge The News staff
    Valley Center police did not find the remains of Theorosa or her baby May 9.
Police investigate burglary at duplex under construction
    Valley Center police are investigating a burglary at a duplex under construction in the Ridgefield housing addition, north of Fifth Street and east of Kessler.
Road opening delayed again Chris Strunk
    Intersection remains closed
Roof, fencing, shed damaged in storm Chris Strunk
    It also caused more than $104,000 in damage to Valley Center school district property. Work is expected to begin this month to repair a number of structures and equipment damaged in the storm.
School district adopts new curriculum Chris Strunk
    To the cheers of a handful of teachers in the audience, the school board on May 11 unanimously approved new curriculum for math, language arts, science and technology courses.
School district may cut bus routes Chris Strunk
    Valley Center looks to trim more  from 2015-16




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