June 29, 2017
    Week of June 29
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Looks can be deceiving
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    June 30 through July 6
From the library Terry Foster
    Groundbreaking for new library July 4
Randy's Ramblings Randy Fisher
    Think about your actions
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Some here have traveled a lot
    Anthony "Tony" Somers, 75, of Wichita, formerly of Valley Center, died June 27, 2017.
    Colin P. Rowell, 55, of El Dorado, died June 20, 2017.
    Ernest W. Miller, 88, of Shawnee and formerly of Wichita, died June 19, 2017. He was a former school teacher in Valley Center.
    Lois M. Swender, 96, died June 25, 2017.
    Martin Caleb Stephens, 61, of Valley Center, died June 27, 2017.
    Steven J. McVicar, 65, of Oklahoma City, died June 18, 2017.
Time for city, library to heal
    The City of Valley Center and supporters of the public library aired some of their concerns last week and it appears they are coming together with a common goal: Get started on a community center that Valley Center can be proud of.
    Week of June 29
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of June 29
Court upholds Perez verdict Chris Strunk
    Convicted of murder
Kechi hires marketing team to re-brand city Taylor Messick
    “Marketing is telling a story about who we are as a city," said City Administrator Bob Conger. “Whether we like it or not, our story is already being told — and it's being told a lot of different ways. Every person in the city has their own version of what Kechi's story is; a marketing plan takes all of those things, puts them in a pot and boils them down to the essential elements that everyone can get behind."
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of June 29
Park City
Park City prepares a ‘Salute to Freedom’ Taylor Messick
    Park City is getting ready for its annual Fourth of July celebration at Hap McLean Park, which will include the Salute to Freedom Parade.
Park City proposes small tax increase Taylor Messick
    A recent state-imposed property tax lid put a cap on mill levy increases and does not allow city councils to raise property tax revenue more than the consumer price index without a public vote. Currently, Park City sits about $80,000 below that mark; one mill is about $70,000. With a number of questions about how the economy could be affected by new policies over the next few years, council members felt it would be wise to take advantage of the extra wiggle room.
Park City sees car break-ins The News staff
    A rash of vehicle burglaries in Park City have police reminding residents to lock their cars.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of June 29
Park City police reports
    June 19 through 23
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    June 19 through 25
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    June 24 results
    Updated June 26
Sheriff's reports
    June 17 through 25
Valley Center
Council sets budget hearing The News staff
    The Valley Center City Council on June 27 voted to set the city's maximum budget for 2018 and set a public hearing for 7 p.m. July 18 before taking final action.
Fireworks rules vary across county The News staff
    From the very strict to the more relaxed, rules governing the sale and discharge of fireworks vary across north Sedgwick County.
In-service day Chris Strunk
    Students reach out to community with help
New library becoming a reality Chris Strunk
    The Valley Center City Council on June 27 accepted a bid of $2.196 million to build a community center in Lions Park that will be home to the library and include meeting rooms for the senior citizens club as well as public rental space.
Program aims to recognize veterans
    Ronald Colbert and Officer Allen Adams display the Vietnam War 50th anniversary commemoration flag.
Valley Center teachers, staff get raises Chris Strunk
    The board approved the 2017-18 teachers contract, gave pay raises and came closer to filling all teaching positions for the school year.

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