August 13, 2015
    Week of Aug. 13
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    We can learn from the ants
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Bill and Vicki Arick
    Bill and Vicki Arick of Valley Center will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 20.
    Aug. 14 through 20
    Week of Aug. 13
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Library operates mostly on taxes
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Darla brought class to downtown
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Four things bother us in summer
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
Darla Shaw-Mainz
    Darla Kay Shaw-Mainz, 44, died Aug. 8, 2015. She was the co-owner of Le Venue in Valley Center.
Donald Mendenhall
    Donald “Don" Mendenhall, 57, died Aug. 9, 2015.
Duane Wehling
    Duane C. Wehling, 36, died Aug. 2, 2015.  He was a real estate agent for Weigand & Nies Homes.
    Galen Keith DeWeese, 75, retired Coleman driver, died Aug. 6, 2015.
    Lewis L. “Buck" Perry, 88, retired Buck Perry Body Shop owner, died Aug. 9, 2015.
Saundra Smith
    Saundra Lee Smith, 74, died July 28, 2015. She was a retired middle school administrator and teacher.
Sharon Ross
    Sharon Gayle Ross, 70, died July 29, 2015.
Challenges remain with street project
    Meridian is open to all lanes of traffic, for the most part, but the project is now cutting off an entire neighborhood along Ford (77th) from the heart of the city.
Well-wishes for students, educators
    Thousands of area students will return to the classroom this week as the 2015-16 school year begins.
    Week of Aug. 13
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Aug. 13
Letters to the Editor
Dale presents valuable advice
    Last week our coaches, parents and student-athletes had the opportunity to listen to Dr. Greg Dale speak at Valley Center High School. Dr. Dale, PhD., is the director of Sports Psychology and Leadership programs for Duke athletics.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Aug. 13
Park City
Car chases are risky, chief says David Dinell
    Recent one ends with no injuries
Policy regulating work in Park City rights-of-way approved  David Dinell
    While it may seem like an obscure topic to many citizens, as it stands now, a private company can come into the city and use a right-of-way without permission to profit its business.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Aug. 13
Kechi police reports
    Aug. 1 through 6
Park City police reports
    Aug. 1 through 6
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Aug. 3 through 8
First week of school
    Ryleigh Nicholson decorates her locker during a back-to-school open house at Valley Center Intermediate School Aug. 11.
New teachers at USD 262
School district hires 16 new teachers Chris Strunk
    District expects at least a 70-student spike in enrollment
School highlights
    Week of Aug. 13
School menus
    Aug. 17 through 21
Sheriff's reports
    Aug. 1 through 8
Valley Center
Arrest made after Facebook ‘like’ The News staff
    A woman was arrested Aug. 7 after she took apparently exception to her boyfriend's Facebook activity.
Bella Strong fundraiser set The News staff
    A bingo and vendor party fundraiser is planned to help Bellalynn Smith and her family. The public is invited.
KU star visits intermediate school Chris Strunk
    Perry Ellis, star forward for the University of Kansas basketball team, spoke to a gym full of fifth- and sixth-grade students Aug. 14.
Meridian opens, but roadwork continues Chris Strunk
    Three lanes of Meridian south of Main Street in Valley Center opened to traffic last week as the new signal lights at the intersection began working and the last of the road striping was applied.
Pooches plunge for charity
    Isiah Allan swims with her dog Sasha Marie during the Fourth Annual Pooch Plunge Aug. 8 in Lions Park in Valley Center.
Sales for taxes David Dinell
    Area resident seeks revenue to save family home 
School board to meet Aug. 17 The News staff
    The Valley Center school board will meet Aug. 17. The meeting will begin at 6:55 p.m. with a public hearing on the district's proposed 2015-16 budget.
School bus wrecks on Ridge Road Chris Strunk
    A Valley Center school bus nearing the end of its morning route collided with another vehicle Aug. 19 at the intersection of 77th North and Ridge Road.
Woman arrested after throwing groceries in parking lot Chris Strunk
    Police were called to an apartment at 123 S. Colby late Aug. 8 where a loud disturbance involving three apparently intoxicated individuals was taking place. Officers determined that the disturbance was verbal only. A woman was taken to ComCare to be evaluated after threatening to hurt herself and everyone else, officers said.
‘Missing’ child found asleep The News staff
    A 4-year-old child wasn't missing. He was just asleep.

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