September 3, 2015
Highlights
    Week of Sept. 3
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Not all pastors are alike
Bel Aire
Bel Aire council delays decision on cell tower proposal David Dinell
    After a sometime pointed hour-long discussion, Bel Aire City Council members decided they needed more time to consider granting special use permission to build a 170-foot cell phone tower at 5450 E. 45th North, which is just west of Sunrise Christian Academy.
Fire hydrants with flare David Dinell
    Bel Aire encourages residents to adopt a hydrant
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Celebrations
    Sept. 4 through 10
Classifieds
CLASSIFIED ADS
    Week of Sept. 3
Columns
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Fall story times begin Sept. 8, 9, 10
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Some not happy with right-of-way work
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Kansas farmers roll up sleeves
Deaths
BARBARA BLALACK
    Barbara Joanna Blalack, 79, died Aug. 26, 2015.
JACOB BLACKBURN
    Jacob Paul Blackburn, infant, died Aug. 27, 2015.
JOHN VOSS
    John Joseph Voss, 54, Bel Aire, died Aug. 27, 2015.
PHYLLIS THORNBROUGH
    Phyllis L. Metzger Thornbrough, 88, Coffeyville, died Aug. 23, 2015.
SHERWIN SNYDER
    Sherwin Snyder, 79, Tucson, Ariz., died Aug. 21, 2015. He retired in 2003 from Leeker's Pharmacy in Valley Center after 46 years as a pharmacist.
Editorials
Stay off the grass for now
    Valley Point Golf Course is not ready to be played on yet, and it won't be until next spring. Officials had hoped to open at least the driving range this fall.
General
Highlights
    Week of Sept. 3
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Sept. 3
Letters to the Editor
Help save Monarchs
    Help! Help! Help! Help us save the Monarch Butterflies. This fall we are giving away common milkweed seeds to broadcast if you would like some. We may also have a few small common milkweed plants to plant this fall. In the spring and fall of 2016, we will try to give away more seed and milkweed plants.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Sept. 3
Park City
Area chase pulls in Park City officers David Dinell
    The incident began in Wichita at the intersection of 13th and Oliver and continued north on Oliver. Park City police got involved at about 2:54 a.m. at the intersection of Oliver and 61st North after they heard a broadcast for chase assistance through an all-channel call.†
Xeriscaping work complete at Park City Senior Center David Dinell
    The Park City Senior Center has a new attraction: a xeriscaping project. The work was wrapped up last week and Bruce Helberg, Park City's parks supervisor, likes the results.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Sept. 3
Kechi police reports
    Aug. 24 through 30
Park City police reports
    Aug. 22 through 29
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Aug. 24 through 30
Recreation League
Hornet Hustle results
    Aug. 29
School
Activities postponed
    Tuesday, Sept. 8
School
Fundraiser draws near-record crowd Chris Strunk
    A 24-year-old Wichita man won the Hornet Hustle 5K Aug. 29, but the entire student body at Abilene Elementary won the day.
School
HORNET FOOTBALL: Valley Center loses season opener
    Andover Central 54, Valley Center 31
School
Highlights
    Week of Sept. 3
School
Hornets open season with loss at home Taylor Messick
    It can be very difficult starting the season against a talented opponent, but it can also be a great way to set the bar for the rest of the season. The Valley Center High School soccer team saw a high level of play in its first matchup of the year against Wichita Trinity on Sept. 1. The game resulted in a 2-0 loss for the Hornets.
Hornets upset Andover Central Randy Fisher
    Valley Center sweeps road triangular
JV tennis team finishes fourth at Buhler tournament The News staff
    The Valley Center High School junior varsity tennis team kicked off the season Aug. 25 by competing in the six-team Buhler Invitational.
Middle school volleyball teams win three of four against Derby The News staff
    Valley Center Middle School's volleyball teams opened the season Sept. 1 at home by winning three out of four matches against Derby. Both eighth-grade teams were victorious in two sets, as was the seventh-grade ďA" team. The Hornets host Hutchinson on Sept. 3.
School
School menus
    Sept. 7 through 11
School
Sophomore to lead Hornets into opener Chris Strunk
    Lange says it's an honor to start for Valley Center
Sheriff
Sheriff's reports
    Aug. 23 through 29
Valley Center
Accomplice receives life sentence for murders David Dinell
    Eligible for parole in 25 years
Business owner refutes prostitution charge Chris Strunk
    Police say woman agreed to take money for sex
City issues 17 building permits in August The News staff
    The City of Valley Center issued 17 building and roofing permits during August for a total valuation of $557,796. Of that number, one was for a new residence.
Council eyes future upgrades for the city Chris Strunk
    George Kolb, interim city administrator, introduced the list, which he said was a preliminary draft, to the council during its regular meeting Sept. 1.
Golf course expected to open in the spring Chris Strunk
    Valley Point Golf Course is taking shape, but it won't be ready to play on until spring 2016.
New officer in fatherís footsteps Chris Strunk
    Nygaard recently graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and is finishing the local field training program as a full-time Valley Center officer.
Second Edward Jones office opens in Valley Center Chris Strunk
    Financial adviser Austin Hubert and Shannon Wolley, senior branch office administrator, opened the business last week at 1220 S. Meridian Suite F.
Utility relocation stalls portion of road project The News staff
    The $6.7 million road reconstruction project in Valley Center had a few minor setbacks last week, dealing with utility relocations along Ford.




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