August 28, 2015
Highlights
    Week of Aug. 27
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Balloons help spread gospel
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Celebrations
    Aug. 28 through Sept. 3
Births
Dake James Naccarato
    Justin and Jessica Naccarato of Valley Center announce the birth of their first child and son, Dake James Naccarato, June 25, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Classifieds
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    Week of Aug. 27
Columns
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Pick up summer prize bags by Sept. 1
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Elevations vary across Kansas
Commentary
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
Deaths
JEANNE WILLIS
    Jeanne Ann (Jones) Willis, 45, KU medical transcriptionist, mother, daughter, sister and friend, died Aug. 19, 2015.
PAUL LEWIS
    Paul Ivor Lewis, 79, Valley Center, died Aug. 16, 2015. He was a retired Beech Aircraft inspector.
WILLIAM BROOKHOUSER
    William E. “Bill" Brookhouser, 92, died Aug. 22, 2015. He was a teacher, principal, counselor and the first mayor of Bel Aire.
Editorials
Sports build character
    The high school and middle school fall sports season is underway.
Wreck a lesson in value of seat belts
    Tragedy was averted last week when a school bus carrying more than a dozen children collided with a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old student west of Valley Center.
General
Highlights
    Week of Aug. 27
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Aug. 27
Letters to the Editor
Grateful for the concern
    On Aug. 19, our daughter was involved in an accident involving a Valley Center school district vehicle. Superintendent Cory Gibson, transportation director Gary Kerr and Principal Pete Bastian all responded to the scene of the accident. All three men showed genuine concern for the students involved (including our daughter who isn't even a VC student).
Reward for finding wallet
    I would like to thank the person that turned in the wallet to the police department.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Aug. 27
Park City
New transportation service for seniors coming to Park City  David Dinell
    Park City's senior citizens will have a new way to get around starting Oct. 1. The city council approved a contract with Sedgwick County's Department of Aging's transportation program at its Aug. 25 meeting, entering into a year-long agreement. 
Stolen car recovered, not much left David Dinell
    After spending thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of his time fully restoring the car, Linenberger found there wasn't much left of it.
Video of man using dog as a weapon goes viral David Dinell
    The incident unfolded on North Kerman Street after residents called police complaining of a suspicious person. 
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Aug. 27
Kechi police reports
    Aug. 17 through 23
Park City police reports
    Aug. 12 through 22
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Aug. 17 through 23
School
A community that eats together
   
School
Chemistry key to Hornet volleyball Randy Fisher
    With a new coach last year, the Valley Center High School volleyball team went 23-17 and earned a spot in the Class 5A state tournament after a year's absence. Duplicating that feat in 2015 will depend a lot upon the intangibles.
Fall sports begin with practice, previews The News staff
    Valley Center Middle School and Valley Center High School will host fall sports preview nights this week.
Golf team to undergo a growing season David Dinell
    With only one returning letter athlete, the Valley Center High School girls' golf team is facing a challenge this season. 
Great expectations for Hornet runners Chris Strunk
    Lonnie Thiessen, who is in his 17th year as head coach, said he expects continual improvement from both teams, leading up to the postseason meets.
School
Highlights
    Week of Aug. 27
School
Maximum effort Chris Strunk
    Hornets hope effort will help neutralize size and experience
School
School menus
    Aug. 31 through Sept. 4
School
Soccer team looks to shake off regional upset Taylor Messick
    Anything can happen in the playoffs. Struggling teams and thriving teams are made equal in a matter of seconds once post-season seeding is set in stone. For some, it's an opportunity to capitalize on a season which was once thought to be lost; for others, it can spell disaster.
School
Students star in music video Chris Strunk
    Song is part of anti-bullying campaign
School
Tennis a mixture of experience and youth Randy Fisher
    If you ask coach Dean Schulz to describe his outlook on the upcoming girls tennis season, his response might sound like a 'tweener — somewhere between rebuilding and reloading.
Volleyball opens at Hutch tournament Randy Fisher
    This weekend, Valley Center's volleyball team will open its season as it has since 2007 — playing in a preseason tournament in Hutchinson. But things are a bit different this year.
Sheriff
Sheriff's reports
    Aug. 16 through 22
Valley Center
Attempted abduction a misunderstanding Chris Strunk
    Valley Center police said Aug. 21 that a reported attempted abduction turned out to be a matter of miscommunication.
District to receive less money than requested Chris Strunk
    After a hearing in Topeka Aug. 24, the State Finance Council voted to give districts like Valley Center money based on student growth above 2 percent. Valley Center is expected to grow by nearly 70 students, or about 2.5 percent.
Family says seat belt saved teen driver’s life Chris Strunk
    Student in wreck with Valley Center bus
Meridian drainage to improve Chris Strunk
    Construction zone speed limit clarified
Student group to host veterans breakfast The News staff
    The Valley Center Students Helping Out Warriors (S.H.O.W.) will host a Veterans Day breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in the south gym at the middle school. The event is free for all war veterans and their spouses and $5 for all other guests.
Valley Center business owner accused of prostitution Chris Strunk
    Woman denies accusation




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