June 1, 2017
    Week of June 1
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Many weeds to chop
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    June 2 through 8
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Summer reading program begins next week
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Loaded burger comes up empty
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    We like watching sports
    Week of June 1
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of June 1
Kechi gets proactive with city improvement Taylor Messick
    The first of those items was up for discussion only and proposed the idea that the city establishes a land bank. A land bank is a formal committee a city can create that acts as a separate entity for buying and selling real estate within a city.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of June 1
Park City
Construction of Arby’s underway
    Crews have broken ground and started construction on Arby's fast-food restaurant near 53rd North and I-135 in Park City.
Park City city hall nears completion Taylor Messick
    The building is looking complete from the outside. Now, staff are waiting for construction and IT crews to complete the interior. The city ran into a couple hiccups last month and was having issues finding Internet and electronic system providers who could fulfill all of the staff and police department's needs.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of June 1
Kechi police reports
    May 22 through 27
Park City police reports
    May 22 through 28
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    May 22 through 28
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    May 27 results
Band ends year in groovy fashion Jan Verboom and Amanda Jolly
    On May 8, the Valley Center Band Program held its year-end celebration of music with the Valley Center Mass Band Concert in the Valley Center High School gym, where all 400-plus members of the fifth- through 12th-grade bands performed in front of more than 700 people. The concert, titled “Get Your Groove On," featured pop music with ethnic, culture styles of band music.
Five on all-league soccer’s first team The News staff
    One was named the league's co-player of the year, while two others received second-team nods.
Girls 7th, boys 10th at state track Taylor Messick
    The girls got the majority of their points from three-time state qualifier Taylor Latimer. Latimer earned first-place finishes in shot put and discus this year to take home her second and third state gold medals. Latimer won discus for the second year in a row with a throw of 142 feet, 6 inches. She won shot put with a distance of 44 feet, 9.5 inches, which was a personal and new VCHS school record. She also placed third in javelin this year with a toss of 135 feet, 1 inch.
Glover player of the year; Jones coach of the year Randy Fisher
    With the softball season over, Valley Center High School is beginning to receive postseason accolades. Eight players were named to the All-Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League II squad for 2017, including four on the first team.
Henkelman first-team all-league baseball The News staff
    Four Valley Center High School baseball players were named to the coaches' All-Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League II team for 2017.
Hornets third at state softball Randy Fisher
    Valley Center finishes record-tying season
Teen elected KJCA officer The News staff
    New officers were elected for the 2017 year. MacKenzie Moldenhauer of Valley Center was elected as one of the directors. More than 30 juniors participated in the meeting and showed more than 60 head of cattle.
Sheriff's reports
    May 21 through 27
Valley Center
Ex-cop charged with sex crimes Chris Strunk
    Delgado makes first appearance after Dec. 2016 arrest
Farmers market coming to Valley Center The News staff
    Common Ground Mobile Farmers Market has added Valley Center to its delivery schedule. This service is available for the entire community.
Local election races are filling up Chris Strunk
    Filing deadline June 1
Opening with a splash
    Young swimmers enjoy the Valley Center pool in Lions Park on opening day May 27.
Service honors those who gave full devotion Chris Strunk
    In a time-honored tradition, the American Legion Smith-Phipps Post 73 hosted a Memorial Day service May 29 in Sunnydale Park Cemetery.

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