September 10, 2015
Highlights
    Week of Sept. 10
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Pray for police officers
Valley Center Municipal Court
    August dispositions
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Celebrations
    Sept. 11 through 17
Classifieds
CLASSIFIED ADS
    Week of Sept. 10
Columns
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Program to read aloud to young children
In the kitchen Lisa Strunk
    Home projects on hold with injured foot
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Former Wildcat musician says just chill
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Orphan train museum interesting
Commentary
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
Deaths
CLAUDENE ROE
    Claudene Doris (Friend) Roe, 88, Wichita, died Sept. 2, 2015. She was a retired business owner.
DALE MEYER
    Dale Duane Meyer, 90, Wellington, died Sept. 3, 2015. He worked for Santa Fe Railroad for 40 years, retiring in 1986.
EDSON GIBSON
    Edson "Lee" Gibson, 88, Valley Center, died Sept. 9, 2015. He was the retired owner of Lee's Barbershop.
VERLA TENNYSON
    Verla Ann (Brandner) Tennyson, 85, Augusta, died Aug. 30, 2015. She had worked as a certified operating room technician for nearly 20 years.
Editorials
City Hall building just fine for now
    We applaud the Valley Center City Council for looking into the future with its capital improvement program. But there's one thing the city can take off the list right now: A new City Hall, or “municipal complex" as the document lists it.
General
Highlights
    Week of Sept. 10
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Sept. 10
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Sept. 10
Park City
A rare accomplishment: Velva ‘100 years young’ David Dinell
    Park City woman celebrates milestone
New gun ordinance aims to clarify law  David Dinell
    When Park City police were called to the Prairie Hills subdivision on the evening of Sept. 2 about shotguns being fired nearby, they found themselves in a bit of dilemma. 
Park City to close its pool for good David Dinell
    The city council voted 8-0 Sept. 8 to permanently close the aging pool, fill it and take down the surrounding fence. The pool, which opened in 1958 and is in McLean Park, was called an “eyesore" by Mayor Ray Mann. 
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Sept. 10
Kechi police reports
    Aug. 31 through Sept. 6
Park City police reports
    Aug. 30 through Sept. 5
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Aug. 31 through Sept. 6
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    Sept. 5 results
FOOTBALL PICKS: Contest begins
    Week 1 picks listed
School
Cross country, tennis, golf postponed because of weather The News staff
    Inclement weather forced the postponement of a handful of Valley Center athletic events Sept. 8.
Golfers make respectable showing in openers  David Dinell
    Hannah Arneson led all Hornets as the Valley Center High School golf team kicked off its 2015 season Sept. 3 at Sand Creek Station in Newton in a 10-team tournament. 
HORNET FOOTBALL: Battle with Ark City comes down to the wire again Chris Strunk
    Valley Center 7, Ark City 6
School
Highlights
    Week of Sept. 10
School
Hornets draw positives from loss Chris Strunk
    Valley Center falls to league favorite Central in season opener
Hornets snag two dominating road victories Taylor Messick
    The Hornets won each of their last matches with authority, scoring a combined 15 goals over the two-game-span. First, the boys beat Augusta 5-0. On the heels of that effort came a 10-0 romp of Buhler. Valley Center seems to have figured out its offense after being shut out by an experienced and prepared Wichita Trinity squad in its first game.
Hornets split home triangular Randy Fisher
    Playing at home for the first time this season, the Valley Center High School volleyball team reverted to some old habits it showed in the season-opening tournament. Consequently, the Hornets split a league triangular Sept. 8. They beat Goddard 25-10, 25-22 and lost to Eisenhower 18-25, 21-25. Valley is now 4-6 on the season and 2-1 in AVCTL Div. II action.
Middle school football teams split games with Maize South The News staff
    Both “A" teams lost to Maize South on the road Sept. 3, while both “A" teams won at home Sept. 8.
Middle school tennis starts season at Mac The News staff
    The Valley Center Middle School tennis team started the season with a small dual at McPherson Sept. 4. The McPherson team had just four players.
Middle school volleyball splits with Hutch The News staff
    Valley Center Middle School volleyball hosted Hutchinson Sept. 3 and split four matches. Winning for the Hornets were the eighth-grade “A" team and the seventh-grade “B" team.
School
School menus
    Sept. 14 through 18
School
Tennis team competes at McPherson, Emporia Randy Fisher
    Two singles and three doubles teams went to McPherson for a nine-team round robin event, as the Hornets placed third behind the Bullpups and Derby. Two singles players and two doubles teams went to a seven-team bracket tournament at Emporia where Valley Center was fourth behind Andover Central, Ark City and Shawnee Heights.
School
Valley Center High School senior a Merit Semifinalist The News staff
    These high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth about $32 million that will be offered next spring.  To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.  About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
Sheriff
Sheriff's reports
    Aug. 30 through Sept. 5
Valley Center
City officials to tour construction site The News staff
    City council members as well as senior staff are scheduled to tour the site Sept. 10 and 11.
Group starts new church Chris Strunk
    New Hope seeks a more conservative approach to faith
Masseuse says she is thankful for support Chris Strunk
    Police investigating alleged prositution
New agent takes over local State Farm office Chris Strunk
    Amy Emig took over the local office Sept. 1. A Valley Center Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony was Sept. 8.
Police on the lookout during Child Passenger Safety Week The News staff
    The Valley Center Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies in cracking down on child seat belt violations during National Child Passenger Safety Week, which is Sept. 14 through 18.
School board to meet Sept. 14 The News staff
    The board is expected to hear reports on part of the district's strategic plan, curriculum, instruction and assessment plan, enrollment and federal programs.




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