January 26, 2017
    Week of Jan. 26
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    You can't take it with you
Bel Aire
Landscaper found guilty of bilking customers The News staff
    An area landscaping contractor was convicted Jan. 19 in Sedgwick County District Court of four counts of theft for taking money and not doing the work for homeowners in Maize, Bel Aire and Wichita.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    Jan. 26 through Feb. 1
    Week of Jan. 26
From the library Terry Foster
    Programs are far from boring
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Welcome business moves
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    A new year of song and prayer
    Charles Peter “Honeybun" Yaverski, 86, died, Jan. 12, 2017.
    Edna E. (Greep) Miller, 102, died Jan. 16, 2017, at Asbury Park surrounded by her family. 
    Gary Lee Towne, 80, of Valley Center, died, Jan. 19, 2017.
    Milford A. Weaver, 91, died Jan. 22, 2017. 
    Ronald Gene “Ronnie" Hayson, 63, died Jan. 9, 2017.
Case appears to be dragging
    The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is investigating allegations of rape, sexual battery, sexual exploitation of a child and official misconduct against Thomas Delgado, who was a sergeant with the Valley Center Police Department for nearly three years and resigned Dec. 8 after he was arrested.
    Week of Jan. 26
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Jan. 26
Letters to the Editor
High school wrestlers taught well
    Sometimes the Valley Center High School wrestling team stops in on its way to a meet. These may be teenage boys, but they are all courteous gentlemen and we have been so impressed by their behavior.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Jan. 26
Park City
Mother, daughter embroidery shop opens in Park City Taylor Messick
    The family is originally from Caldwell. When Amy was in eighth grade they moved to Kechi, where Virginia and her husband live now. Amy and her husband currently live in Bel Aire.
Park City water rates to increase gradually Taylor Messick
    Paying for plant upgrades
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Jan. 26
Kechi police reports
    Jan. 13 through 22
Park City police reports
    Jan. 17 through 22
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Jan. 16 through 22
4-H report
    Valley Victors
Eighth-graders win with last shot The News staff
    In between, the “B" teams competed at a tournament in Goddard Jan. 21.
    Week of Jan. 26
Hornets have tough week at Ark City, Emporia Jeremiah Strunk
    Valley goes 2-3 to place third at tournament
JANUARY JAM: Game summaries The News staff
JANUARY JAM: Hornets battle top teams, place fourth Chris Strunk and Spencer O’Daniel
    The Hornets beat Ulysses in the first round before losing to eventual tournament champion Topeka Seaman in the semifinals.
JANUARY JAM: Topeka wins first January Jam title Chris Strunk
    Seaman won the three-day tournament on Jan. 21 with a convincing 59-41 victory over upstart Kansas City Turner. Seaman fell to Wichita Southeast in last year's championship contest.
School menus
    Jan. 23 through 27
VCMS girls 3-9 in recent matchups The News staff
    The Hornets will host McPherson Jan. 26 and Derby Jan. 30 before the Pioneer League II tournament, which Valley Center will host beginning Feb. 2.
Valley to be tested at Mac tourney The News staff
    The 6-3 Hornets are the tournament's No. 4 seed and will play 5-3 Hays at 3 p.m. Jan. 26.
Wheating and riding The News staff
    Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students at Abilene Elementary were able to see a “wheat" tractor (they are studying the “wh" blend in phonics) up close and personal Jan. 18.
Sheriff's reports
    Jan. 15 through 21
Valley Center
Case against ex-cop ‘active’ Chris Strunk
    No timetable set for charges
Chiropractor, massage therapist move downtown offices next door Chris Strunk
    Dr. Jonathan Foerschler has moved his chiropractic office and Michelle Coash has moved her massage and wellness practice to 215 W. Main. They will begin seeing clients on Jan. 30.
Homicide suspects due in court Chris Strunk
    Preliminary hearing set for Feb. 2
Information on dead horse sought The News staff
    The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death, but have no leads on who may have left the horse on the side of the road near 85th and Rock Road. The horse was discovered Jan. 18.
Local men witness political history Chris Strunk
    Andrew Dennett, 18, of Valley Center and Weston Brewster, 22, of Bel Aire were among the hundreds of thousands of spectators at President Donald Trump's inauguration Jan. 20. (Of course, in this season of fake news and alternative facts, the exact number of spectators is being debated.)
Main Street elects officers The News staff
    The Main Street Valley Center board of directors met Jan. 19 and elected officers for 2017. They are Christ Strunk, president; Marsha Huebert, vice president; Amy Stamm, secretary; and Mike Porter, treasurer.

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