July 30, 2015
    Week of July 30
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Awesome sights and sounds of summer
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    July 31 through Aug. 6
    August 2015
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Thanks to summer reading volunteers
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Debbie will be missed at VCMS
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Fox would be good Kansas symbol
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Carol Lynn (Bjostad) Sorensen, 64, Valley Center, died July 24, 2015.
    Jack R. Prideaux, 82, died July 21, 2015. He was a retired Hormel meat packer.
Question marks in proposed city budget
    Since the departure of former City Administrator Joel Pile, there seems to be a major shift in how the city handles its finances. Pile was extremely conservative. Each year, the budget contained relatively large fund balances in an effort to meet all financial obligations in seemingly worst-case scenarios.
    Week of July 30
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of July 30
Kechi gives OK to $800K in bonds for new business David Dinell
    A proposal for the City of Kechi to issue $800,000 in industrial revenue bonds for a new business was approved by the city council July 23.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of July 30
Park City
Local 4-H group is looking to grow David Dinell
    Like sports teams, community groups tend to ebb and flow with members coming and going. Right now, the Park City Hi Flyers 4-H group is in one of those low moments with a slim roster of members — but the organization's current adult leader, Leon Norris, is seeking to rebuild it and says the group benefits members and the community. 
Park City approves tax waiver for Echo Hills David Dinell
    The long-discussed Echo Hills development on 53rd Street could be another step closer to reality. The Park City City Council approved a request at its July 28 meeting to waive sales taxes on construction materials to be used at the planned complex. 
Park City man dies in wreck The News staff
    The Kansas Highway Patrol said Donald E. Cook, 84, was a passenger in a vehicle that struck a concrete barrier near the on-ramp at 13th Street about 10:15 a.m. He was taken to Wesley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of July 30
Kechi police reports
    July 20 through 26
Park City police reports
    July 15 through 26
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    July 20 through 26
Valley Center girl does well at national meet The News staff
    A Valley Center girl earned high honors at the recent National Junior Red Angus Association meeting in North Dakota.
Sheriff's reports
    July 19 through 25
Valley Center
City records fourth house fire in 2015 Chris Strunk
    One or two more common
Dog gone Chris Strunk
    Animal control, code enforcement officer calls it a career
Lights bring city into future Chris Strunk
    Main and Meridian in Valley Center is stepping into the future this week with new traffic lights.
Police, church host safety talk The News staff
    The Valley Center Police Department and Valley Center Christian Church will host a safety seminar from 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 15 at the church, 1801 E. Fifth. The seminar is free and is presented by Jimmy Meeks of Sheepdog Seminar.
School board to meet Aug. 3 The News staff
    The board will hear reports on summer school and an appointment to the Valley Center Recreation Commission board.

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