Week of May 14
|Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill|
Mad cow moms
|Valley Center Municipal Court |
|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.
May 15 through 21
|Mike and Tami Logue |
Mike and Tami Logue are celebrating their 33rd wedding anniversary.
|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
|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.
|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.
Week of May 15
|Heard on Main Street|
|Heard on Main Street |
Week of May 14
|Looking Back |
Week of May 14
|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
|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.
|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.
Week of May 15
|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.
|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.
|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's reports |
May 4 through 9
|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