June 25, 2015
    Week of June 25
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Moms were our airbags
Bel Aire
Hatteberg to speak at Lions Club meeeting
    Larry Hatteberg will be the guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Bel Aire Lions Club on July 8.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    June 26 through July 2
No programs July 1 because of holiday Janice Sharp, director
    Many thanks to the Police Department, Fire Department and the EMS for allowing their staff to bring vehicles and participate in our Family Night at the library. The families attending enjoyed looking at the vehicles and visiting with the members of each department. We appreciate the support of the families that attended.
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    When it rains it pours around here
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Life is a song, so enjoy the music
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Paul Edward Randall, 85, of Park City, died June 17, 2015.
    Ruth Ester (Bright) Wilhite, 88, Valley Center, died June 18, 2015. She was a retired cook with USD 262.
Celebrate safely during the Fourth
    We support this kind of celebration, but we encourage people to play it safe this year.
    Week of June 25
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of June 25
Base water rates to increase for Kechi utility customers David Dinell
    City of Kechi water customers will see an increase of $7 a month in their base water bills starting in January. That means they will be paying $22 monthly instead of the $15 they do currently. 
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of June 25
Park City
New regs cause 53rd St. engineering costs to increase David Dinell
    Among the unplanned costs are more expenses for engineering work on the 53rd North improvement project. The contract for it was signed in 2003, but since then the Kansas Department of Transportation has changed numerous regulations, changes that mean more engineering work, said City Administrator Jack Whitson. 
Park City e-cigarette store works to educate David Dinell
    Eddie Hoyle sees his Park City store, Zola's Vapor Emporium, 120 W. 61st Street North, as more than just a business: it also has a mission to help tobacco smokers with their addiction. 
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of June 25
Kechi police reports
    June 15 through 21
Park City police reports
    June 9 through 21
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    June 15 through 21
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    June 20 results
Big fish, little pond
    Matt Schommer of rural Valley Center caught this large flathead catfish in the pond at McLaughlin Park on June 17.
Father-son tourney draws 8 The News staff
    Taking the title of the second annual tournament was the doubles team of Chris Strunk and Ray Strunk, who is a recent Valley Center High School graduate.
Heights League standings
    Updated June 21
Valley Center swimmers defeat El Dorado The News staff
    The Valley Center Swim Club posted a 571-132 win June 16 at El Dorado.
4-H report
    Valley Victors
Students give back to community through service Chris Strunk
    Dozens of Valley Center High School student-athletes converged on a Valley Center neighborhood June 17, trimming trees, clearing junk and helping homeowners with summer cleanup projects.
Sheriff's reports
    June 13 through 20
Valley Center
Bluml accomplice pleads no contest David Dinell
    Recommended sentence for Ellington 36 years
Family: Sky and soldier are a ‘perfect match’ Chris Strunk
    Harris, a U.S. Army veteran who suffered a brain injury and has post-traumatic stress disorder, received a service dog from the American Legion last week.
Golfer wins $10K in chamber tournament Chris Strunk
    Phipps had just struck a golf ball with a nine iron on Hole 7 at Sand Creek Station golf course June 19 when Tammy Taylor started yelling.
Library to host indie workshop The News staff
    Indie author S. Schilling-Kreutner will discuss writing and the publishing industry on from 1 to 2 p.m. June 27 at the Valley Center Public Library. Attendance is free. People are encouraged to sign up but walk-ins are welcome and all ages may participate.
Local business expands The News staff
    Valley Center-based 1-800-JUNKPRO expanded its business recently to add a dumpster rental division to its line of junk-removal services.
No major roadblocks as project enters 15th week The News staff
    Work centered on the east half of Meridian, where crews were installing underground drainage systems. Road workers were beginning to prepare part of the street to be paved.
Revelry rules vary across the county The News staff
    Valley Center and Bel Aire have some of the strictest regulations, with a smaller window of time to shoot or buy fireworks.

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