July 23, 2015
    Week of July 23
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Design your own  $10 bill
Bel Aire
Proposed budget cut results in close Bel Aire council vote  David Dinell
    Bel Aire residents won't be seeing an increase in property taxes for 2016. In addition, the city's budget for next year will be reduced. 
Two killed in crash near Bel Aire  David Dinell
    The truck driver, Robert Driskill, 34, of Eureka, attempted to avoid hitting the Sable, but failed and the truck hit the passenger side of the car, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol, which investigated the accident. Both vehicles went in a ditch southeast of the intersection. Driskill was not seriously injured in the accident and declined treatment. All three people were wearing seatbelts. 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    June 24 through 30
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Summer reading logs due July 25
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Not angry about losing a pillow
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Summer is a time to visit families
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Bobby Ray Clark, 80, Bentley, died July 13, 2015. He was a retired Vulcan Chemicals maintenance supervisor.
    Clara “Kay" (Purkey) Monge, 67, Wichita, died July 12, 2015. She was a former Thayer Aerospace supervisor.
Careless smoking can be avoided
    It's a sad reality, but the fire that destroyed a mobile home in Valley Center two weeks ago could have been prevented.
Engagements & Weddings
Cassandra Wood to Conner Barragree
    Hilda and Marcus Sumner announce the engagement of their daughter Cassandra Wood to Conner Barragree.
    Week of July 23
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of July 23
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of July 23
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of July 23
Kechi police reports
    July 13 through 19
Park City police reports
    July 9 through 15
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    July 13 through 19
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    July 18 results
Heights League standings
    Final Standings
Hornet Pride draws variety of athletes Chris Strunk
    The Hornet Pride summer weights and conditioning program was well underway last week. It included a carefully planned regimen of physical and mental workouts to help all athletes.
Sheriff's reports
    July 12 through 19
Valley Center
$10,000 prize
    Brian Phipps (right) receives a check for $10,000 from Valley Center Chamber of Commerce president Brian Jansen July 21
Call of the wild Randy Fisher
    Father, daughter share passion for big-game hunting
Car hits Kwik Shop
    A one-car accident July 19 damaged the front of the Valley Center Kwik Shop, 110 E. Fifth.
City floats tax hike for 2016 budget Chris Strunk
    Additional taxes for reserves
Countdown to Aug. 3 street opening continues Chris Strunk
    On Aug. 3, Meridian in the heart of Valley Center will re-open all lanes to traffic. The street has been closed completely or in parts since the $6.7 million reconstruction of Meridian, Ramsey and Ford began on March 16.
Family warns of ‘arrest’ scam The News staff
    A Valley Center area family received a bogus arrest notice in the mail recently, and they wanted to be sure residents don't fall for the scam.
New golf course to be named Valley Point Chris Strunk
    The Valley Center Recreation Commission approved the name of its nine-hole course, which is under construction, during a special meeting July 21. The name draws on the city's identity as well as a couple of nearby locations — the High Point residential neighborhood and Pierpoint Tree Farm.
Police seek suspect in vehicle burglaries The News staff
    Valley Center police are investigating a string of vehicle burglaries that occurred last week in a local neighborhood.
Two hurt in rural wreck
    A two-vehicle accident July 19 sent two people to a Wichita hospital.

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