August 31, 2017
Highlights
    Week of Aug. 31
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Pistol-packin' Guy
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Celebrations
    Sept. 1 through 7
Columns
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Bid on Hornet items in silent auction
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Sawhill served Valley well
Randy's Ramblings Randy Fisher
    Young Hornets exciting to watch
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Sunflower from another perspective
Commentary
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
Deaths
CHESTER NICKELSON
    Chester “Chet" M. Nickelson, 91, of Valley Center, died Aug. 22, 2017. He was retired from Boeing as a superintendent of quality assurance.
GUY SAWHILL
    Guy Eugene Sawhill, 89, of Valley Center, died Aug. 22, 2017. He was a retired MBPXL manager.
LINDA BERRY
    Linda Kay (Pettit) Berry, 66, died Aug. 21, 2017. She was retired from Boeing.
PATRICIA KARG
    Patricia “Patti" Karg, of Kechi, 63, died Aug. 23, 2017.
Editorials
Echo project needs a shot
    The Echo Hills development near I-135 and 53rd North, once a golden promise of retail, restaurants and residences, is mostly empty space after more than seven years.
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Aug. 31
Kechi
Neighbors band together to resolve drainage issues Taylor Messick
    It's a beautiful neighborhood in the cozy, little town of Kechi. But recently, the rains have left these residents a nervous wreck. Directly behind their backyards to the north sits a field. The field is used to grow corn and soybeans, which requires a great deal of water.
Tigua Street contractor penalized for being late Taylor Messick
    Kechi city officials have recently met with Flint Hills Materials Inc. to determine a new completion date for phase one of Tigua Street.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Aug. 31
Park City
Park City has the meats
    Arby's restaurant is open in the Echo Hills development at 53rd North and I-135.
Residents call cops on aliens The News staff
    Police said two people in the 6200 block of North West Parkview reported just before 5 a.m. that aliens were coming through the walls and windows of their home. One person said she housed and fed the aliens for a few days, but they turned on her.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Aug. 31
Kechi police reports
    Aug. 22 through 26
Park City police reports
    Aug. 21 through 27
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Aug. 21 through 27
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    Aug. 26 results
School
Abilene Elementary’s Hornet Hustle
    Abilene Elementary PTO hosted the annual Hornet Hustle Aug. 26 at Valley Point Golf Course in Valley Center.
School
HORNET FOOTBALL: Valley wins opener Chris Strunk
    Valley Center 12, Salina South 7
School
Highlights
    Week of Aug. 31
School
Hornets 3-3 at tourney, lose home tri Randy Fisher
    At the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League preseason tournament Aug. 26 in Hutchinson, the Hornets played so-so in losing their first three matches and notably better in winning their last three. They played poorly in losing a triangular Aug. 29 at home, going 3-5 overall and 0-1 in league.
Middle school volleyball splits opening matches The News staff
    Valley Center will host Hutchinson Aug. 31.
School
School menus
    Sept. 4 through 8
School
Soccer team starts season with a win Taylor Messick
    Valley Center took an early lead before allowing Berean Academy to come back. Although the Hornets pulled off the victory in the end, there was a moment of doubt in the second half. Coach Steen Danielsen said his team can learn from the win.
Varsity tennis opens in Salina, JV plays twice Randy Fisher
    The varsity opened with a four-team, singles-only event Aug. 24 at Salina Central. The Mustangs dominated with 12 points, followed by Salina South and Valley Center with 5 each, while Salina Sacred Heart had 2.
Sheriff
Sheriff's reports
    Aug. 20 through 26
Valley Center
Driver runs from wreck The News staff
    Valley Center police responded to an injury accident Aug. 21 at Ford and Seneca.
Former cop pleads not guilty Chris Strunk
    Delgado faces seven charges, including one felony
Parking addressed ahead of soccer Taylor Messick
    Space open near golf course
Schools, law enforcement hope to curb bus passing Chris Strunk
    Since a pair of surveys last spring revealed what some officials called alarming results, school districts and law enforcement agencies in Kansas are emphasizing traffic safety around buses this fall.




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