August 20, 2015
Highlights
    Week of Aug. 20
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Wake up and pray
Valley Center Municipal Court
    July dispositions
Bel Aire
Bel Aire will allow special event fireworksá David Dinell
    The issue stems from a resident'sárequest to be allowed to have a fireworks display for an occasion at the end of September. The city ordinance doesn't allow for that, but council members realized that many cities do allow them, with a fee and a variety of provisions.á The issue stems from a resident'sárequest to be allowed to have a fireworks display for an occasion at the end of September. The city ordinance doesn't allow for that, but council members realized that many cities do allow them, with a fee and a variety of provisions.á
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Celebrations
    Aug. 21 through 27
Classifieds
CLASSIFIED ADS
    Week of Aug. 20
Columns
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Adult reading party set for Aug. 21
In the kitchen Lisa Strunk
    Another room in the house to decorate
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Tough to say goodbye to your kid
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Kids, grandkids are back at school
Commentary
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
Deaths
ALICIA LUNA
    Alicia (Graves) Luna, 41, died Aug. 12, 2015. She was a surgical nurse at Wesley Medical Center.
CLYDE WENIGER
    Clyde Edward Weniger, 86, Wichita, died Aug. 8, 2015. He was the owner of Bonnie & Clyde's/ABC Auto Salvage.
DONALD CURTRIGHT
    Donald Wayne Curtright, 71, died Aug. 2, 2015. He was an independent over-the-road truck driver for 30 years.
ILDA VOGT
    Ilda Lea (Corkill) Vogt, 89, died Aug. 12, 2015. She was a retired homemaker and farm wife.
PAULINE RICH
    Pauline (Bryngelson) Rich, 92, died Aug. 15, 2015. She retired from the Sedgwick County Election Commission Office in 1985.
General
Highlights
    Week of Aug. 20
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Aug. 20
Kechi
Kechi City Council takes on money matters David Dinell
    Fiscal issues dominated the Aug. 13 meeting of the Kechi City Council, which approved the city's 2016 budget and a bond issuance and directed city staff to restrict proceeds from a land sale. á
Letters to the Editor
Proud of police officer
    As a parent of a couple of teenagers, I make every attempt to teach my kids to respect police officers, the badge they wear and the job they do. It's obvious that police departments across our country are getting a bad rap for actions taken out of context or the actions of a very small few.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Aug. 20
Park City
Northeast county property sold at auction The News staff
    The land sold for an average of $4,235 per acre. Three parcels sold together for $1.43 million and one sold for $94,600, totaling more than $1.5 million. Costs of the sale and closing expenses were deducted.
Park City issues 17 permits in July The News staff
    Of that number two were for new homes and four for new duplexes.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Aug. 20
Kechi police reports
    Aug. 10 through 16
Park City police reports
    Aug. 6 through 12
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Aug. 9 through 16
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    Aug. 15 results
School
4-H report
    Valley Victors
School
93 report for first day of football practice Chris Strunk
    Third-year head coach Caleb Smith said the roster at the end of last season had about 75 players.
School
District wraps up successful summer programs Chris Strunk
    The Valley Center school board heard reports on the two efforts during its meeting Aug. 17.
Highlights
    Week of Aug. 20
KU star wows, encourages students Chris Strunk
    Ellis stresses importance of homework with VCIS students
School menus
    Aug. 24 through 28
Sheriff
Sheriff's reports
    Aug. 9 through 15
Valley Center
Customer mad about $550 tab at Red Garter The News staff
    Area law enforcement officers responded to a disturbance at the Red Garter on West 53rd North Aug. 14, where a reportedly intoxicated man was mad about his bill.
District approves tax increase for 2015-16 Chris Strunk
    In a 7-0 vote, the board blessed a $34.5 million budget that is supported by a property tax mill levy of 62.304 mills, up from 59.894 mills in 2014-15.
Driver with street sign arrested The News staff
    The driver, Austin Spencer, told authorities that he found the ôSpencer" street sign on the ground and he took it because it was his last name, police said. He denied removing the sign from its post, police said.
Meridian, Ford street reconstruction project enters 23rd week The News staff
    Work focused on Ford (77th North), where crews were burying the underground stormwater drainage system and preparing for a new road from Meridian to near the bridge over the Little Ditch.
Pair of new restaurants opening in Valley Center Chris Strunk
    Chinese, Mexican shops planned for September
Two appointed to rec board The News staff
    Two Valley Center residents were appointed to the Valley Center Recreation Commission board Aug. 17. They will be representatives of the school district on the board, which also has representatives of the City of Valley Center.
Valley Center to begin strategic planning Chris Strunk
    The interim city administrator told the city council on Aug. 18 that the city is facing a number of issues and projects that need to be planned for. He suggested the council embark on a strategic planning process to bring those plans into focus.




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