July 13, 2017
    Week of July 13
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    All things are possible
Valley Center Municipal Court
    June 2017 dispositions
Bel Aire
North Sedgwick County continues to grow Chris Strunk
    According to 2016 population figures certified July 1 by the Kansas Secretary of State's Office, Bel Aire and Valley Center saw triple-digit growth in the number of residents, while Park City grew, but not by as many.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    July 14 through 20
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    More participants needed for TRIBE
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Texting and driving law weak
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Farmers markets often in July
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Annabelle Hinshaw, 91, of Wichita, died June 30, 2017. She was a homemaker and former teacher and secretary.
    Bennie Ray Williams, 69, of Austin, Texas, died July 1, 2017.
    Bill Clyde Harris Jr., 68, of Wichita, died June 30, 2017.
    Ernest “Ernie" Schroer, 94, of Bel Aire, died July 6, 2017.
    Gary Wiechman, 34, of Valley Center, died July 10, 2017.
    Kay Cliff Cox, 78, of Sedgwick, died June 23, 2017. He was the owner and operator of Cox Equipment for more than 50 years.
    Martin Caleb Stephens, 61, of Valley Center, died June 27, 2017.
    Walter Stuart Robinson, 98, of Wichita, died July 8, 2017. He was a retired dairy farmer.
City steps up in times of need
    Two news events during the past week are examples of how a community comes together to respond to needs and how it pitches in to prepare for a better future.
Engagements & Weddings
Brett Edward Seidl and Kaitlin Ann Long
    Brett is a 2010 graduate of Valley Center High School. Kait is a 2010 graduate of Blue Valley High School. They both graduated from Kansas State University in 2014.
    Week of July 13
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of July 13
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of July 13
Park City
Park City issues 12 permits The News staff
    The City of Park City issued 12 building permits during June for a total valuation of $1,818,324.
Park City staff to occupy new Administration Center this week Taylor Messick
    The Park City council approved a few items of business at its July 11 meeting, but the most important news is that the new Administration Center will open on July 18.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of July 13
Park City police reports
    June 27 through July 5
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    July 3 through 9
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    July 4 results
Aces sizzle
    The Valley Center Aces went 8-1 to win the championship of the 14-under division of the USSSA South Lakes Summer Sizzler in Wichita June 30 through July 2.
First Anniversary VCRC Golf Tournament
    Valley Point Golf Course
Mud Daubers’ season winding down The News staff
    The end of the regular season is rapidly approaching for the Valley Center Mud Daubers. With five games remaining, the Mud Daubers are 18-12 in their inaugural campaign. At 17-12, they are second in the six-team Kansas Collegiate League.
Swimmers prepare for league finals The News staff
    On June 27, the Purple Wave beat El Dorado on the road, 496-174. It was a tougher go against McPherson at home as the girls' team carried the day for a 379-343 overall victory.
Hornets have a mountain to climb Chris Strunk
    Maintaining high level requires depth and leadership
Sheriff's reports
    July 2 through 8
Valley Center
Child unharmed Chris Strunk
    5-year-old found in Colorado
Duplex development to be built north of Walmart Taylor Messick
    The development will contain 21 duplexes. Sewer and water projects have already been completed. The developer said he expects the streets to be completed in about two months and then crews will start to build.
Man arrested in hit-and-run The News staff
    A north Wichita man was arrested July 4 after allegedly being involved in a hit-and-run with a railroad sign in Valley Center.
Metal giraffe taken from yard The News staff
    A 5-foot tall metal yard decoration in the backyard of a residence in the 600 block of South Dexter was allegedly stolen last week, and its owner is just hoping for its return.
Schools judged by success of grads Chris Strunk
    With the new way the state measures performance, Valley Center is doing OK, with room for improvement.
Stolen vehicles recovered The News staff
    Two vehicles were stolen from nearby homes on the same day last week.

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