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 WEBSTER |
Barbara Jean (Story) Webster, 87, Valley Center, died June 4, 2015. She was a retired Walmart greeter.
|DEE WAYNE COOPER |
Dee Wayne Cooper, 49, of Valley Center, died May 24, 2015. He was employed at Forest Products in Newton.
|DENNIS DELGADO |
Dennis “Denny" Carl Delgado, 45, of Maize, died May 27, 2015. He was a former press operator for Coleman and Koch.
|HARRIET EDMONDSON |
Harriet Neoma Edmondson, 94, of Eureka, died May 29, 2015.
|JOLENE NIELSEN |
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 JOHNSTON |
Teena Lyn Johnston, 39, Wichita, died June 9, 2015. She was a registered nurse.
|WILLIAM BANGLE |
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 |
Week of June 4
|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
|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
|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.