December 1, 2016
    Week of Dec. 1
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Simple things are best
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    Dec. 2 through 8
    Week of Dec. 1
From the library Terry Foster
    Lot going on at the library
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    On the rebound too soon
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    We like the song ‘Home on the Range'
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Arthur “Frank" Lauck, 90, Wichita, died Nov. 21, 2016. He was a retired trainer with General Motors.
    Brandon Wesner Hornbaker, 33, of Park City, died Nov. 26, 2016. He owned an IT consulting business.
    Dale Hawkey, 81, of Newton, died Nov. 17, 2016.
    Oleta May (Sullivan) Mott, 78, died Nov. 23, 2016.
    Pedro A. “Tony" Gonsalves, 52, of Belle Plaine, died Nov. 22, 2016. He was a retired master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force.
Library group deserves thanks
    In a few short months, a dedicated group of supporters turned years of toil and hopeful thinking into a reality. They raised hundreds of thousands of dollars toward the more than $2 million project. Combined with the efforts of so many before them, the library will contribute $1 million.
    Week of Dec. 1
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Dec. 1
Letters to the Editor
Spare readers the gory details
    Your articles on the Goodpaster homicide have been more graphic than I would share at the coroner's office. You may believe the public has a right to know, and that's your right, but the public in my household doesn't want to know the gruesome information. The pictures tell us everything. We don't need to know, and are not titillated by horrible images portrayed by uncensored details.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Dec. 1
Park City
Clinic project moving forward Taylor Messick
    The Park City council unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing the issuance of taxable industrial revenue bonds in the amount of $1.2 million to AMB Group LLC. This is the project started by cardiologist Dr. Hossein Amirani and his two business partners who will bring an after-hours, urgent-care facility to Park City.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Dec. 1
Kechi police reports
    Nov. 21 and 22
Park City police reports
    Nov. 21 through 23
Sheriff's reports
    Nov. 20 through 26
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Nov. 21 through 27
13 Hornets receive all-league honors Chris Strunk
    Thirteen Valley Center High School football players were chosen for 14 spots on All-Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League II postseason teams. The Hornets finished the season 9-2 overall and 4-1 in the league.
Boys basketball freshmen
Boys basketball junior varsity
Experience, talent keys for Hornets Randy Fisher
    Last year's Valley Center High School girls basketball team went 14-7 under first-year coach Trent Preheim. That was their best record since the 2004-05 team won 22 straight games before losing in the first round at the state tournament.
    Week of Dec. 1
Hornets use winning mentality Randy Fisher
    Also an assistant coach in football and baseball, Unrau is a proponent of his hoopsters playing more than one sport. Twenty-two players who came out for basketball played football this fall.
Jacobs signs to play softball at Friends Randy Fisher
    A high school athlete's search for the right place to play college sports can be stressful. That stress eased for Valley Center High School's Ashlyn Jacobs when she signed Nov. 22 to play softball at Friends University.
New head coach leads wrestlers Taylor Messick
    After a fifth-place team finish with five individual state medalists last season, the Valley Center High School wrestling squad is gearing up and looking to keep the team's strong tradition alive under first-year head coach Tate Lowe.
Rodriguez signs for uncharted waters at K-State Randy Fisher
    For Marisa Rodriguez, that excitement will bring a new adventure as well. That adventure officially began Nov. 22 when she signed with Kansas State University. But she won't be playing volleyball, as she did at Valley Center High School. Instead, Rodriguez will embrace a new challenge as a member of the Wildcat rowing team.
Santa Claus is coming to town
    Santa Claus is coming to town this weekend.
School menus
    Dec. 5 through 9
Valley Center High School dance team
Valley Center High School junior varsity cheerleaders
Valley Center High School varsity cheerleaders
Vega signs to play soccer at Hutchinson Taylor Messick
    Vega has earned all-league honors in the last two seasons in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League II — including a second-team forward nod last season, which was cut short by a torn ACL. Mikayla's dad, Pete, said she was in talks with Kansas State, Missouri State and Oral Roberts before the injury — but a chance to play for a school closer to home while getting back to full health might be exactly what she needs.
Wrestling coaches
Wrestling freshmen
Wrestling juniors
Wrestling managers
Wrestling sophomores
Valley Center
Hearing set in beating death case Chris Strunk
    The 9 a.m. Feb. 2 hearing is scheduled to be in Judge Jeffrey Goering's courtroom at the Sedgwick County Courthouse.
Holidays officially begin in Valley The News staff
    The annual Valley Center community Christmas tree-lighting will kick things off Dec. 2 in McLaughlin Park.
    Ambulance time in Valley Center cut to 2 hours a day

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