November 17, 2016
Highlights
    Week of Nov. 17
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Thankful for what doesn't happen
Bel Aire
Bel Aire to finish unpaved portion of 53rd Street Taylor Messick
    On Nov. 15, the Bel Aire City Council agreed to pave a section of 53rd Street between Rock Springs and Webb Road that is currently unpaved.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Celebrations
    Nov. 18 through 24
Columns
From the library Ginger Bynorth
    Make your own collections
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Football turnaround complete?
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Fields planted with winter wheat
Commentary
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
Deaths
AARON TUTTLE
    Aaron Lee Tuttle, 51, of Mulvane, died Nov. 5, 2016. He was a former police officer and Auto Zone employee.
DON SILL
    Don Sill, 76, of Valley Center, died Nov. 13, 2016.
DOROTHEA HEINEMAN
    Dorothea “Dottie" I. Heineman, 82, Valley Center, died Nov. 9, 2016. She was a retired business owner.
OLIVER SANDERS
    Oliver Duane “Dewey" Sanders, 90, of Furley, died Nov. 7, 2016. He was a farmer and a stockman.
Editorials
Crime suspects will get caught
    There has been far too much crime scene tape in Valley Center recently.
General
Highlights
    Week of Nov. 17
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Nov. 17
Kechi
Utilities near bridget to be moved Taylor Messick
    Sedgwick County has determined that the utilities near the 61st Street bridge in Kechi will need to be moved to complete the project, the Kechi City Council learned Nov. 10.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Nov. 17
Park City
2nd defendant in liquor store holdup sentenced The News staff
    Roland D. Ross, 28, pleaded guilty to one count of brandishing a firearm during a commercial robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on May 24, 2016, he and a co-defendant, Michael Ray Phillips, both brandished firearms when they tried to rob the MGS Liquor Store at 6200 N. Broadway in Park City.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Nov. 17
Kechi police reports
    Nov. 7 through 13
Park City police reports
    Nov. 3 through 13
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Nov. 7 through 13
Recreation League
Picker loses weekly battles, but wins war Chris Strunk
    Haden said he employs some strategy picking the games, but mostly it's luck.
School
All-day kindergarten is effective, district says Chris Strunk
    Fourth-graders who began attending all-day kindergarten in Valley Center when it was implemented five years ago performed better on local tests than those who joined the district after kindergarten, the district said this week.
School
Best season in two decades Chris Strunk
    Run comes to an end in loss at Great Bend
School
DAR sponsors writing contests for students The News staff
    The American History Essay Contest for fifth- through eighth-graders has the title for this year's contest as “Celebrating a Century: America's National Parks."
Donuts a Veterans Day tradition for Valley Center teacher and her grandfather Taylor Messick
    Walker is a Vietnam war veteran, retired Marine and Purple Heart recipient. His oldest daughter is Courtney Fields, who teaches algebra at Valley Center High School.
School
Freshman, seniors all-league volleyball Randy Fisher
    An outside hitter, Shank is the first Hornet freshman picked as all-league since Emily Otte received honorable mention in 2008.
School
High school proposes target shooting club Chris Strunk
    Athletic director Caleb Smith and four teachers presented the proposal to the school board Nov. 14. The board is expected to  vote on the request Dec. 19.
Highlights
    Week of Nov. 17
School menus
    Nov. 21 through 25
School
Seven Hornets receive league soccer honors Jeremiah Strunk
    Max Fields, a sophomore defender on the Valley Center High School soccer team, and Tanner Swett, a senior defender, were named to the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League II all-league first team this season. Four teammates also made it onto the second team, and one was honorable mention
Sheriff
Sheriff's reports
    Nov. 6 through 12
Valley Center
All are invited to Valley Center’s third community Thanksgiving The News staff
    It will include traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings.
City Hall’s move to Main Street stalls Chris Strunk
    The Valley Center City Council on Nov. 15 took no action on an informal proposal to expand City Hall services into an empty downtown building that is up for sale or lease.
Couple opening Valley Blue Taylor Messick
    The two are from Wellington and moved to Valley Center in 2005. Melissa recently retired as the executive director of public housing in Wellington and Michael still works as a sales engineer for Mol Belting out of Michigan.
Disturbing details surround case Chris Strunk
    Authorities said that a body found north of Sedgwick on Nov. 12 was that of Scottie Goodpaster Jr., who was apparently tortured and killed in the backyard of a home at 1310 S. Meridian in Valley Center six days earlier. A citizen's tip led to the discovery.
Juveniles arrested in Kwik Shop robbery Chris Strunk
    Police Chief Mark Hephner said the two suspects went into the store about 4:30 a.m. wearing facemasks. One suspect had a handgun. They demanded cash from the register and cigarettes. The store's clerk complied. There were two employees inside at the time.
Neighborhood on notice after dog bite Chris Strunk
    Postmaster Dale Johnston said he sent letters to residents around the 400 block of Hickory saying that, because of the severity of the incident, the post office will be forced to change to curbside delivery if it happens again.
School district setting five-year strategic plan Chris Strunk
    The plan is divided into three themes with goals and objectives under each.
Welcome to ‘Loserville’ The News staff
    Valley Center High School musical set for Nov. 18 and 19




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