May 25, 2017
    Week of May 25
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    A return to church with roots
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    May 26 through June 1
From the library Terry Foster
    Three award-winning student scholarship essays
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    The welcome signs of summer
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Words of wisdom to live by
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Mary Louise (Sandoval) Foster, 60, of Park City, died May 15, 2017. She was a brake press operator for Beechcraft in Wichita.
    Noemi “Mimi" Ortiz Martinez, 83, of Harlingen, Texas, died May 30, 2017.
    William “Bill" Thomas Black, 92, of Valley Center, died May 22, 2017.
Candidates needed for changed elections
    Candidates have until June 1 to file for local city council and school board elections. Primaries, if necessary, will be Aug. 1. The general election will be Nov. 7.
    Week of May 25
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of May 25
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of May 25
Park City
Park City hoping to improve sidewalks Taylor Messick
    The Park City council May 23 unanimously voted to apply for a grant from the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Planning Walkable Places Program.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of May 25
Kechi police reports
    May 15 through 20
Park City police reports
    May 13 through 21
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    May 15 through 21
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    May 29 results
4-H report
    Valley Victors
Profit sharing The News staff
    Students donate to officer's recovery
Reservations due for Alumni Banquet Ron Black
    May 27 is this Saturday, and is the reservation deadline for the 2017 VCHS Alumni Banquet! We should have a great time (as usual) with the stories about high times in high school coming thick and fast.
Sunrise soccer player signs with Pratt
    Moncrief was a midfielder for Sunrise Christian Academy.
Ten Hornets to compete at state track Taylor Messick
    In all, 10 Hornets qualified to compete in 13 events at the Class 5A state track and field meet this weekend at Wichita State — Madison Runnion in the high jump, Taylor Latimer in the shot put, javelin and discus, Emily Klusener in the discus and shot put, Keyon Saunders and Kory Martinez in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, Zach Williams in the 110-meter hurdles and the long jump, Wyatt Lange in the 300-meter hurdles, Tyler Brown in the high jump, pole vault and long jump and the boys' 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.
Valley Center golfers finish season at state Taylor Messick
    The weather conditions were poor but the Hornets played fairly well. Unfortunately, much of the field didn't struggle with the weather either.
Valley falls in regional championship Jeremiah Strunk
    Hornets lose to Maize, end season 10-5-1
Valley, Topeka to play a third time at state Randy Fisher
    For the third consecutive year, the Valley Center High School softball team will be playing in the Class 5A state tournament. And also for the third consecutive year, the Hornets will play Topeka Seaman in the first round.
Sheriff's reports
    May 14 through 20
Valley Center
City swimming pool to open with free day
    The Valley Center swimming pool in Lions Park is scheduled to open for the season on May 27.
Delgado charged with sex crimes
    Seven charges
Farmers market coming to Valley The News staff
    Valley Center is getting a farmers market. But mark your calendars and don't be late; the mobile market will be here for a brief time as it makes its regular rounds.
Memorial Day service planned
    The American Legion Smith-Phipps Post 73 will conduct a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. May 29
Postmaster removed amid investigation Chris Strunk
    Officials respond to allegation of ethical misconduct
Residents call about kids in park The News staff
    A pair of Valley Center residents called police May 21 after seeing young children apparently left alone in Lions Park.
Teacher, mentor, father, friend Taylor Messick
    John Boy touches lives in second career
Teen hurt in wreck on I-135 The News staff
    A Wellington teenager was hurt in a two-vehicle wreck on I-135 in north Sedgwick County May 15.
Valley Rocks project June 4 The News staff
    The Valley Rocks effort will have its first community rock-painting project from 2 to 4 p.m. June 4 at Sonic, 200 S. Meridian.
Work on schools moves inside Chris Strunk
    On the outside, additions to Abilene, West and Wheatland elementaries as well as the intermediate and middle schools are taking shape.

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