August 24, 2017
Football managers
    Week of Aug. 24
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    The ‘Son' is still shining
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    Aug. 25 through 31
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Staff busy reading, organizing shelves
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Looking at eclipse all wrong
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Celebrations this year for Luther
    Helen B. Claycomb, 89, of Valley Center, died Aug. 18, 2017. She was retired from the former Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services.
    James L. Compton, 75, of Valley Center died Aug. 21, 2017.
    Lloyd Warren Verbeck Jr., 85, of Park City, died Aug. 18, 2017. He was a retired Grumman and Cessna aircraft jig builder.
    Patricia "Patti" Karg, of Kechi, 63, died Aug. 23, 2017.
Holding line on taxes is welcome
    The Valley Center school board and the Valley Center City Council deserve a pat on the back this week for approving operating budgets that don't include tax increases. In fact, if you're keeping score, your overall property tax mill levy will decrease if you own property in the city or in the school district.
    Week of Aug. 24
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Aug. 24
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Aug. 24
Park City
Echo Hills development delayed again Taylor Messick
    Mike Loveland is the developer representing J.P. Weigand & Sons for the Echo Hills development. Loveland explained the recent roadblock. He said multiple studies were required by Housing and Urban Development before the project was to start. During the process of completing these studies, an environmental study turned up something unexpected.
Hernandez returns to Hartman Arena The News staff
    Wichita native Nico Hernandez will return to Park City for his third professional fight Sept. 23 at Hartman Arena.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Aug. 24
Kechi police reports
    Aug. 15 through 19
Park City police reports
    Aug. 11 through 20
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Aug. 14 through 20
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    Aug. 19 results
4-H report
    Valley Victors
A community that eats together
Cross country boys
Football freshmen
Football juniors
Football sophomores
Golf team to feature several new players this season Taylor Messick
    A young Valley Center High School girls' golf team features just one senior and two juniors. The remainder includes sophomores and freshmen.
    Week of Aug. 24
Hornet football: Valley prepares for season opener Chris Strunk
    Coming off a 9-2 year, Valley Center will open the 2017 season by hosting Salina South on Sept. 1. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Hornet volleyball team opens season at Hutch Randy Fisher
    Fourteen teams from the AVCTL and two from southwest Kansas will participate in the 10th annual event.
Hornets look to state qualifiers to lead the way Randy Fisher
    The biggest positive for this year's Valley Center High School tennis squad is its depth and experience.
Hornets still strong despite young squad Randy Fisher
    After graduating five seniors, one thing is certain about this year's Valley Center High School volleyball team: they're young. However, fourth-year coach Holly Rutter doesn't see that as a negative.
Junior varsity soccer
Making memories Chris Strunk
    Hornets won't rest on last season's performance
School menus
    Aug. 28 through Sept. 1
Standard high for Hornet cross country The News staff
    After a second-place finish in a Class 5A regional meet and seventh at state last year, the Hornets return a core of runners who could vie for postseason success.
Tennis freshmen and sophomores
VCHS dance team
VCHS junior varsity cheerleaders
VCHS varsity cheerleaders
Valley Center sports preview nights on tap The News staff
    The focus will shift to the District Stadium on Aug. 25.
Valley looks for success with young team Taylor Messick
    Head coach Steen Danielsen is getting the team ready for an Aug. 29 season opener at Berean Academy. His squad consists of about 10 seniors and juniors. A similar sized sophomore class and a very large freshman class will round out the varsity and junior varsity teams.
Volleyball freshmen
Volleyball juniors
Volleyball sophomores
Sheriff's reports
    Aug. 13 through 19
Valley Center
Bookkeepers charged with theft Chris Strunk
    A couple of former bookkeepers are facing felony theft and computer fraud charges for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from two separate Valley Center businesses over the past couple of years.
Council hopefuls wage write-in Chris Strunk
    Matt Stamm, a member of the city's planning commission, and Kelsey Parker, a member of the city's outdoor spaces committee, announced this month that while their names won't be on the ballot this fall, they will be seeking write-in votes.
Lucille in the sky Taylor Messick
    Pilot takes 96-year-old mother on a rare flight
One charged in police chase Chris Strunk
    Two people were arrested Aug. 16 after a car chase that started in a Valley Center neighborhood and ended in Park City. One of the suspects is facing felony charges, while the second suspect was released with no charges.
Partial solar eclipse draws residents, students outside Chris Strunk
    It was the partial solar eclipse Aug. 21, and Reffner joined about 300 other people at the Valley Center Public Library for lunch and a viewing party.
Teachers, pay raises in new budget Chris Strunk
    Tax decrease in district's  2017-18 spending plan

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