July 16, 2015
    Week of July 16
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Who has steering wheel of your life?
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    July 17 through 21
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Discuss ‘To Kill a Mockingbird' July 17
OUt of the office Chris Strunk
    Few good memories from Augusta
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Rev. Marshall's words still relevant
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Deloris L. Hadsall, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Valley Center, died June 3, 2015.
    Helen Irene (Westerfield) Callison, 86, Valley Center, died July 10, 2015.
    Mark Daniel Wadas, 24, died July 6, 2015.
    Mary A. Moore, 89, died July 10, 2015, in Albuquerque, N.M.
    Melvin E. Powell, 62, a Kansas Highway Patrol motorist assist technician, died July 12, 2015.
    Victor A. “Vic" McCart, 64, died July 10, 2015. He was a retired ASE Master Technician for Don Hattan Chevrolet after 31 years of service.
    Walker Elvin “Blackie" Blackmore, 76, of Yukon, Okla., formerly of Valley Center, died July 7, 2015.
Do your part to prevent vandalism
    It's sad that the city has to keep spending money to repair the splash pad's startup mechanism because of vandalism. It's about time this stops.
    Week of July 16
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of July 16
Kechi seeks to save money with bond refinance David Dinell
    In that regard, the city council approved a resolution at its July 9 meeting authorizing the issuance of the bonds, which total about $1.7 million. A bond sale will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at City Hall. After the most favorable bid is received, the council needs to approve issuing the new bonds.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of July 16
Park City
Facing the future David Dinell
    Valley Center teen upbeat after life-changing accident
No tax increase in Park City’s proposed 2016 budget David Dinell
    While spending in the budget will increase, a $4 million increase in property valuation and more revenue from the motor vehicle tax will pay for that, City Administrator Jack Whitson said.
Park City issues 18 building permits in June The News staff
    The City of Park City issued 18 building permits in June for a total valuation of $883,664. Of that number, none were for new homes.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    July 6 through 11
Kechi police reports
    July 6 through 12
Park City police reports
    July 2 through 8
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    July 6 through 12
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    July 11 results
Heights League standings
    Updated July 5
Swim club completes unbeaten season The News staff
    Valley Center won its second straight league meet July 11 at Rock Rapids in Derby with 1,095 points overall. Finishing a distant second was Haysville with 716 points, edging Winfield with 703 points.
Sheriff's reports
    July 5 through 11
Valley Center
All lanes of Meridian set to open Aug. 3 Chris Strunk
    Construction crew this week began pouring concrete on the east side of Meridian in downtown Valley Center, paving the way for an open street in a few weeks.
District stops short of major improvements Chris Strunk
    Summer projects underway
Fire destroys Valley Center family’s home Chris Strunk
    Cigarette butts likely to blame
School district creates new website Chris Strunk
    The site, www.usd262.net, is a work in progress, Superintendent Cory Gibson said, but is designed to be more user friendly and accessible.
Semi clips overhead cable, disrupts electricity on north side Chris Strunk
    A semi truck and trailer damaged a power pole on the north side of Valley Center July 13, disrupting electrical service to dozens of local homes.
Waterline leak
    Valley Center public works employees respond to a waterline leak in the 100 block of East Main July 14.

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