June 18, 2015
Highlights
    Week of June 18
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Dad is an important part of the family
Bel Aire
Bel Aire council approves bonds to assist development at business park David Dinell
    With their sights set on improving the city's long-term business picture, two industrial revenue bonds totaling $2.5 million were approved by the Bel Aire City Council at its June 16 meeting. The bonds will be used by Freedom Buildings LLC for two new buildings in the city's Sunflower Commerce Park. One is for a lease for the South Central Kansas Economic Development District Inc. and the other for Factory Direct Copper and Granite LLC.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Celebrations
    June 19 through 25
Columns
From Topeka Carolyn McGinn
    Leaders lose sight of local responsibility
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Free indie publishing workshop June 27
In the kitchen Lisa Strunk
    Big part of the summer around the corner
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Valley Center history in Marion Co.
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Wise sayings to guide your life
Deaths
GEORGANNA JACKSON
    Georganna (Haughey) Jackson, 97, of Valley Center, died June 16. 2015.
ROBERT BROADFOOT
    Robert Harry Broadfoot, 88, Newton, died June 6, 2015. He had worked for John Deere and was retired after 27 years from the Boy Scouts of America as district executive of the Quivira Scout Council.
RUTH WILHITE
    Ruth Ester (Bright) Wilhite, 88, Valley Center, died June 18, 2015. She was a retired cook with USD 262.
TEENA JOHNSTON
    Teena Lyn Johnston, 39, Wichita, died June 9, 2015. She was a registered nurse.
THERESA SMITH
    Theresa Marie (Perry) Smith, 53, Wichita, died June 1, 2015. She was a phlebotomist medical technician.
Editorials
Contractor takes right steps with road project
   
General
Highlights
    Week of June 18
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of June 18
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of June 18
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of June 18
Kechi police reports
    June 8 through 14
Park City police reports
    June 4 through 9
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    June 8 through 14
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    June 13 results
Heights League standings
    Updated June 14
Swim club opens season with wins over McPherson and Derby The News staff
    Valley Center beat the McPherson Swim Club, 526-218, on June 9. The girls won 280-98 and the boys won 246-120. On June 2, Valley Center defeated the Derby Swim Club 573-131. Separate team scoring for boys and girls was not kept.
VC sliders
   
School
Driskill to study and compete at KU Randy Fisher
    A three-time All-Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League II MVP and all-state performer, Driskill graduated from Valley Center High School in December 2011 and enrolled the following month at Wichita State. It took her just three years to earn a bachelor's degree in chemistry, graduating last month from WSU.
Girls to run 5K in cross country postseason Chris Strunk
    Starting this fall, high school cross country postseason competition will include 5K races for girl runners.
VC soccer to host 3-on-3 tourney The News staff
    All players will get a tournament T-shirt. There is a limit of six players per team.
Sheriff
Sheriff's reports
    June 7 through 13
Valley Center
City issues 20 new home building permits in May The News staff
    The City of Valley Center issued 50 building and roofing permits during May for a total valuation of $1,381,823. Of that number, 20 were for new homes, all duplexes in the Ridgefield Addition north of Fifth and east of Kessler. The permits are listed by date they were issued, address, type of work and valuation:
Distracted driver wrecks vehicle on 85th Chris Strunk
    According to the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Brayden J. Schaffer, 18, was driving west on 85th North. He traveled around a curve just west of Valley Center and looked down to use his cellphone. The vehicle left the road, struck a culvert, went into the air and overturned in the north ditch.
New officer glad to be in Valley Center Chris Strunk
    Valley Center's newest police officer said since he was a child, he dreamed of working in law enforcement.
No appeal, no parole for Bluml David Dinell
    Mother and son sentenced to life in prison for murders
Police investigate theft of jet skis The News staff
    Sgt. Lloyd Newman said the yellow Sea Doo jet skis were on a trailer in a driveway at 619 E. Clay when they were taken sometime June 8 or early June 9. The suspect apparently hooked the trailer to a vehicle and drove away with the jet skis.
Road reconstruction reaching midway point Chris Strunk
    The work is scheduled to reach substantial completion on Oct. 2 (200 days after it started on March 16).
Room for community center in city budget Chris Strunk
    Library, others to fund half
Security adviser delivers cyber tips Chris Strunk
    During a Valley Center Chamber of Commerce meeting at City Hall, Clanahan, who is a protective security adviser for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said all industries are targets for cyber attacks.
Vehicle jumps curb, crashes into iron railing
    Avery Automotive owner Brendan McGettigan prepares to remove a vehicle that crashed into an iron fence at the First Church of God in Valley Center June 15.
Wichita physical therapist hopes to grow satellite office in Valley Center Chris Strunk
    He began seeing patients last week at the new location, 1220 S. Meridian, Suite A.




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