June 4, 2015
    Week of June 4
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    What  are your  summer memories?
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    June 5 through 11
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Summer, summer reading programs are here
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Bad news from a couple of  long-timers
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Scenic byways on a 1,000-mile trip
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Barbara Jean (Story) Webster, 87, Valley Center, died June 4, 2015. She was a retired Walmart greeter.
    Dee Wayne Cooper, 49, of Valley Center, died May 24, 2015. He was employed at Forest Products in Newton.
    Dennis “Denny" Carl Delgado, 45, of Maize, died May 27, 2015. He was a former press operator for Coleman and Koch.
    Harriet Neoma Edmondson, 94, of Eureka, died May 29, 2015.
    JoLene Nielsen, 69, of Coffeyville, died May 29, 2015. She was a 1964 graduate of Valley Center High School. She worked 25 years for New York Life Insurance Company, retiring as the director of operations.
    Teena Lyn Johnston, 39, Wichita, died June 9, 2015. She was a registered nurse.
    William Austin Bangle, 92, Park City, died May 27, 2105. He was a retired farmer and owner of Bangle's Café.
Course’s watering system will work
    The $1.2 million nine-hole golf course under construction northeast of McLaughlin Park and east of the McKay-Petrie Sports Complex will be well-served by the two-acre pond in the center of the development.
    Week of June 4
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of June 4
Kechi council approves changes to fee schedule  David Dinell
    The reason for the change, officials say, is a tight fiscal picture as property values remain static and the cost of services climb. 
Restaurant, art shops planned for ‘Boardwalk’ David Dinell
    Paul and Virginia Riemann are planning to construct three buildings and open a restaurant and art shops in the 200 block of East Kechi Road on a two-acre lot called “The Boardwalk." They plan on keeping that well-known name for the new development.  
Letters to the Editor
Moment of silence instead of prayer
    Public high school reunions are secular events, so to include a Christian prayer in the program as is done in Valley Center is offensive to people of other faiths as well as to Christians who take the Sermon on the Mount seriously.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of June 4
Park City
Park City issues 16 permits in May The News staff
    None were for new homes.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of June 4
Kechi police reports
    May 25 through 31
Park City police reports
    May 24 through 31
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    May 26 through 31
Recreation League
Heights League standings
    As of June 1
Chase named all state, four Hornets picked all league Randy Fisher
    According to coach Nick Barnes, Class 5A baseball coaches picked Chase to its all-state second team. For the regular season, Chase played in 17 games and led the Hornets in batting average (.421), at bats (62), hits (24), RBIs (9) and doubles (8). He was second on the team with nine runs scored.
Honor rolls
    Valley Center Middle School
Hornets earn eight medals at state track Taylor Messick
    This year's Class 5A state track and field meet saw mixed results for Valley Center High School. There were a couple of surprises, with a few competitors exceeding individual expectations and placing higher than they were supposed to. On the other hand, a couple of qualifiers also didn't perform as well as they would've hoped and finished a bit lower than expected.
Hornets unable to keep pace with Topeka Randy Fisher
    Valley falls 4-0 at state softball
Nine Hornets, coach receive league honors Randy Fisher
    The top two teams this year in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League II dominated the all-league softball honors as picked by the league's coaches.
Sheriff's reports
    May 24 through 30
Valley Center
Cause of explosion unknown The News staff
    Sedgwick County sheriff's deputies and local fire crews responded to a report of an explosion in the evening hours. The calling party lived in the 1700 block of West 101st North.
City gets tough on sidewalk project Chris Strunk
    The Valley Center City Council voted unanimously on June 2 to give the city authority to begin condemnation procedures to gain temporary construction easements to install a 5-foot-wide sidewalk on 15 properties in the Valley Meadows neighborhood on the city's north end.
Cops break up underage drinking Chris Strunk
    Police busted a large drinking party on the city's west side early May 29, arresting a 19-year-old and calling the parents of nearly 35 juveniles. Alcohol was recovered, but no drugs were found, Chief Mark Hephner said.
Former chief calls police on boys The News staff
    Former Valley Center police chief and Sedgwick County commissioner Kelly Parks felt threatened enough to call police.
Man arrested after high-speed chase The News staff
    A north Wichita man was arrested May 27 after a high-speed chase in north Sedgwick County.
Meridian, Ramsey and Ford reconstruction enters 12th week Chris Strunk
    The $6.7 million project was focused on three areas this week: the east half of Meridian, Ramsey Road and the city-owned property south of Ford (77th), where a large detention pond is being constructed.
Old pictures going digital Chris Strunk
    Changes in store for senior picture panels
School board to meet June 8 The News staff
    The board is expected to hear the annual review of The Learning Center, a review of assessment data, a report on evaluation and student growth measures and an update on legislative action.
Waterline break disrupts service Chris Strunk
    An 8-inch cast iron pipe buried under the road at Birch and Fifth sprang a leak about 5 p.m. and began spewing water through the asphalt and into the road.

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