October 1, 2015
    Week of Oct. 1
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Revive your faith with ‘War Room'
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    Oct. 2 through 8
    Week of Oct. 1
From the desk of the superintendent Cory Gibson
    Did I hear correctly about a bond project?
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Take care of our books and magazines
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Variety in land, birds, industry
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Edith E. Black, 70, of Lakehills, Texas, died Sept. 21, 2015. She was a lifelong nurse, starting her career in Wichita and retiring in Del Rio, Texas, in 2011.
    Joseph “Joey" Denis Valentine, 24, died Sept. 18, 2015.
    Randy Eugene Moore, 62, Valley Center, died Sept. 25, 2015. He was a retired computer software analyst.
    Virgil Leroy Myers, 81, died Sept. 24, 2015. He was a retired pipefitter.
City Hall is just fine without God motto
    It's an unnecessary move, especially considering the potential divisiveness of those four words.
    Week of Oct. 1
Valley Center grads in Butler’s production of ‘Tom Jones’ The News staff
    Freshman Stephen Jones and sophomore Jeremy Bouy are part of the cast.
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Oct. 1
Economic development dominates Kechi meeting  David Dinell
    Among the requests was a special use zoning change from R. Wolf Hardwood Lumber Warehouse, also known as Richard's Wood Shop, to allow it to double in size from its current 2,400 square feet by adding a second building to land just northwest of its site at 147 N. Oliver in Artisan Lane. 
Swing dance in Kechi The News staff
    The Kechi Arts Council, along with Kechi Playhouse and Kechi Quilt Impressions, will present a Turtle Swing Dance Oct. 3 at Kechi Park.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Oct. 1
Park City
Area officers involved in pursuit The News staff
    Park City officers placed spike strips on Broadway at 69th North and 85th North.
Police look for fighting couple The News staff
    Officers Edwyn Diaz and Dustin Belton, as well as Lt. Hobert Capps, responded to McLean Park at 6801 N. Hydraulic where a man in a vehicle was seen assaulting a woman passenger before driving south on Hydraulic.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Oct. 1
Kechi police reports
    Sept. 21 through 27
Park City police reports
    Sept. 21 through 24
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Sept. 21 through 27
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    Sept. 26 results
FOOTBALL PICKS: Near-perfect score wins third week The News staff
    Week 4 picks listed
Junior Hornet football
    Sept. 26 results
4-H report
    Valley Victors
Freshman volleyball continues to struggle Randy Fisher
    With Valley Center's varsity and junior varsity having the night off, it was the freshmen front and center this week. Unfortunately, the youngest Hornets won just one of five matches, which dropped their overall record to 4-7.
HORNET FOOTBALL: Valley Center falls to Goddard Chris Strunk
    Goddard 29, Goddard 6
    Week of Oct. 1
Hornets compete with top teams at Rim Rock David Dinell
    That was the case Sept. 26 as the Valley Center High School cross country team headed to the Lawrence Invitational at Rim Rock. Not only was the competition unlike anything it had encountered this season, so was the crowd. 
Hornets split a pair of non-division games Taylor Messick
    With seven games remaining in the regular season, things might be moving in the right direction again for the Valley Center High School soccer team. The Hornets appear to be improving their team chemistry after re-shuffling the roster last week. The changes came on the heels of two major varsity injuries, as well as the departure of another varsity contributor.
JV girls golf team wraps up season   David Dinell
    The brief Valley Center High School junior varsity  golf season is complete. The three-week season is the shortest of the fall sports, but despite its brevity, the Hornets showed improvement along with having fun, too, said coach Jason Lindstrom.
Middle school runners compete at Derby The News staff
    The eighth-grade boys placed fifth, the eighth-grade girls 10th, the seventh-grade boys 13th and the seventh-grade girls seventh.
School menus
    Oct. 5 through 9
Student hits a home run with Wingnuts Lisa Williams
    VCHS Intern of the Month
Tennis, golf to Salina for postseason The News staff
    Valley Center High School's tennis and golf teams will both travel to Salina for their respective regional events this month. The Kansas State High School Activities Association announced regional assignments for these two sports over the weekend.
VCMS football teams are swept by Maize The News staff
    The eighth-graders lost 42-6, while the seventh-grade team fell 30-8. The “B" teams played fifth quarters.
VCMS volleyball teams compete in dual, triangular The News staff
    The Valley Center Middle School volleyball teams played Maize in a dual Sept. 24 and a triangular Sept. 28 with Andover Central and Goddard.
Valley tennis looks ahead to league, postseason Randy Fisher
    As the Valley Center High School tennis team gets ready for its Oct. 5 Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League II tournament and its Oct. 10 regional, the varsity played at Kingman on Sept. 29 and at Andover (Crestview Country Club) on Sept. 24. Results for the Kingman meet were not available at news time.
Valley wears down Andover Chris Strunk
    3-1 Hornets will stay on the road to face 1-3 Goddard
Sheriff's reports
    Sept. 20 through 26
Valley Center
4-year-old to undergo bone marrow transplant Chris Strunk
    Elliott Ortega, who was diagnosed with leukemia in July, will undergo 10 days of intensive chemotherapy before the Oct. 16 transplant, his mother, Jessica Ortega, told The News.
A great crowd The News staff
    Valley Center Fall Festival wraps up its 54th year
Longtime Park City vet joins Valley office Chris Strunk
    Dr. Cindy Payne-Robertson began seeing patients Sept. 9.
Medallion winner has plans for reward Chris Strunk
    Jensen, of Valley Center, found the medallion Sept. 26 after searching for nine days. She won $500.
Pilot killed in crash had local connections  David Dinell
    Former Valley Center resident

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