March 30, 2017
    Week of March 30
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    A long time for worship
Bel Aire
Bel Aire finds a new way to track down lost pets Taylor Messick
    With the cost of stray animal intakes at the Sedgwick County Animal Shelter set to double this year, cities have been looking for better ways to safely get lost pets back to their owners at lower costs to the cities and their police departments.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    March 31 through April 6
From the library Terry Foster
    Finding best section for books is difficult
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    ‘Keep pushing' for good seats
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    We like to sing the old hymns
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Douglas Lynn Dale, 52, died March 27, 2017.
Time will tell if tax breaks spur home starts
    We understand why the Valley Center City Council approved such an incentive last week. The city wants to breathe life into existing residential developments that have room for growth, including Valley Creek on the city's west side and Prairie Lakes to the south. Though there has been some activity in Valley Creek, Prairie Lakes has come to a virtual standstill.
    Week of March 30
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of March 30
Kechi council approves sliding rebate for boardwalk project Taylor Messick
    Earlier this month, property owner Paul Riemann proposed a $1 million project to refurbish the old Kechi boardwalk. Plans include three buildings, five retail stores and a restaurant. In return for the investment, Riemann asked for a 10-year, 100 percent property tax rebate. In addition, he asked for utility connection fees and building permit fees to be waived.
Letters to the Editor
School district has a lot to offer students
    Last year, when I transferred to Valley Center High School after being in the Newton school district for the previous three years, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. I was the new kid yet again. Our family has moved around quite often while I've been in school, so it was a feeling I have become used to.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of March 30
Park City
Contractors too busy to repair Broadway? Taylor Messick
    Park City gets one high bid
Man accused of punching woman The News staff
    Officers were unable to locate the suspect at the time.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of March 30
Kechi police reports
    March 20 through 26
Park City police reports
    March 20 through 26
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    March 20 through 26
Band fundraiser April 1 at the middle school The News staff
    Tickets are still available for Valley Center High School Band Aide's chili feed and cook-off April 1. The event raises money for the band program.
    Week of March 30
School menus
    April 3 through 7
Team qualifies for nationals The News staff
    Four Valley Center High School students have qualified for the national chess competition, which will be May 11 through 15 in Nashville, Tenn.
Sheriff's reports
    March 19 through 25
Valley Center
Art of worship Chris Strunk
    Church installs 30-foot stained glass mural
First full day of spring sports cut short Randy Fisher
    According to coach Dean Schulz, lightning forced a weather delay with about two-thirds of the event completed. When play resumed, a light rain began to fall. The meet was postponed until 4 p.m. March 31.
Goodpaster murder trial delayed Taylor Messick
    Case postponed to May 15 in District Court
League to host microchip clinic The News staff
    The Valley Center Animal League will hold a microchip clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1 at 106 N. Ash in Valley Center.
Lightning destroys tree Chris Strunk
    A 23-year-old tree in the front yard of a residence at 301 Fieldstone in the Valley Meadows neighborhood was destroyed when a lightning bolt struck it.
Police recover stolen vehicle The News staff
    Police said authorities responded to a one-vehicle wreck at 109th North and Meridian and discovered that the vehicle had been stolen from a residence in the 200 block of North Colby in Valley Center. The vehicle had at that time not been reported stolen.
Summer ball team seeks host families Chris Strunk
    Food and a place to sleep

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