August 10, 2017
    Week of Aug. 10
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Eyes wide open
Valley Center Municipal Court
    July 2017 dispositions
Bel Aire
Alcohol in van dismays Sunrise The News staff
    Busch beer and whiskey were the drinks of choice for someone who borrowed a Sunrise Christian Academy van and drove to a Kansas City Royals baseball game last weekend.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    Aug. 11 through 17
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Check for unreturned library materials
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Yes, it was that Wesley Crow
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Levis, denim work well together
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Beulah Marie (Carter) Rader, 90, of Valley Center, died Aug. 2, 2017. She was a retired food service worker for Valley Center USD 262.
    Clifford “Gus" Kenneth Cross, 91, of Park City, died Aug. 8, 2017. He was retired from the City of Park City.
    Clifford “Gus" Kenneth Cross, 91, of Park City, died Aug. 8, 2017. He was retired from the City of Park City.
    Douglas Eugene Hall, 74, of Wichita, died July 27, 2017. He was a retired Beech Aircraft technical writer.
    Elizabeth “Liz" Mary (Giefer) Truman, 86, of Valley Center, died Aug. 6, 2017.
    Mary E. “Betty" (Frischenmeyer) Callaway, 59, died Aug. 3, 2017. She was a customer service representative for Protection One.
    Pamela Claudine Gaston, 63, of Wichita, died Aug. 5, 2017.
Schools have room to breathe
    Thanks to increases in state funding — and steady growth in north Sedgwick County — the Valley Center school district has some financial breathing room going into the 2017-18 school year.
    Week of Aug. 10
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Aug. 10
Letters to the Editor
District plans for success
    The Board of Education of USD 262 Valley Center welcomes a new day in Kansas public education as key factors converge to drive historic changes in the way we educate our children:
Farmers markets are welcome
    At the Center for Rural Affairs, we work with rural communities to build healthy, sustainable, local food systems. That includes supporting farmers markets.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Aug. 10
Park City
Man takes bike, leaves woman The News staff
    A man got away with a stolen motorcycle, but a woman was left behind in a stolen truck.
Park City adopts budget with tax hike Taylor Messick
    City puts cap on how much it will spend on employee  insurance
Park City issues 10 permits The News staff
    The City of Park City issued 10 building permits during July for a total valuation of $408,463. Of that number, one was for new home construction.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Aug. 10
Kechi police reports
    July 31 through Aug. 3
Park City police reports
    July 31 through Aug. 6
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    July 31 through Aug. 6
District expands soccer, track coaching staffs Chris Strunk
    The Valley Center school board Aug. 7 agreed to create new coaching positions at the high school.
Equipment takes broadcast to new level Chris Strunk
    The school board Aug. 10 approved a bid of $40,621 from Southwest Audio Visual for the purchase of equipment that will allow students to operate a mobile production studio with up to eight cameras, producing graphics and titles and even picture-in-picture during broadcasts.
    Week of Aug. 10
Linebacker ends career with a win Chris Strunk
    Shank, who graduated from Valley Center High School in 2017 and was the Hornets' leading tackler, was a linebacker in the West Squad's 22-21 victory in a rollercoaster game.
Strike up the band
    First performance Sept. 1
Sheriff's reports
    July 30 through Aug. 6
Valley Center
Burglaries reported The News staff
    A vacuum, a leaf blower and a hedge trimmer. Those were just some of the items missing in separate burglaries in Valley Center during the past week.
Event shuts down pool, raises money for Animal League
    The event was a fundraiser for the Valley Center Animal League.
Pathway to meet in VCMS The News staff
    The Valley Center school board this week approved an agreement with the Wichita-based church to lease the middle school from Sept. 10, 2017, through Sept. 2, 2018. The church plans to have weekly services in the auditorium.
Police warn of work zone The News staff
    It doesn't appear anything was damaged or that anyone got hurt, but police warned a group of kids to stay clear of the construction site in Valley Center's Lions Park.
Valley schools continue to grow Chris Strunk
    The one thing that will go down — slightly — is the property tax mill levy.

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