September 7, 2017
    Week of Sept. 7
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    Sept. 8 through 14
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Always honor our workers
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Trucks fun and frustrating
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Remembering how we are all blessed
    John E. Houle, 76, died Aug. 31, 2017. He was a retired truck driver.
    Norma Jean (Morris) Libby, 78, died Aug. 31, 2017.
    Retired Lt. Col. Vicki (VanCampen) Woldt, 74, of Bel Aire, died Aug. 17, 2017.
Change is one constant
    But today, the day after Labor Day, the 6 a.m. temperature was 48 degrees. We may reach the mid-70s. I like to hang on to summer, so I said to Mary, “Summer's not over, yet." The temperatures may yo-yo back and forth for a bit, but despite what I want, the season will eventually change.
Expect a lot from chief
    Lloyd Newman should serve the city well. He's already devoted countless hours, days and years to the community.
    Week of Sept. 9
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Sept. 7
Man accused of embezzlement The News staff
    A federal grand jury in Kansas City returned an indictment Aug. 30 charging the former controller of a Kechi company with embezzling more than $175,000, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall announced.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Sept. 7
Park City
Park City man helps rescue Texas pets after hurricane Taylor Messick
    That's why Park City resident Steve Brown decided to spend his Labor Day weekend rescuing pets whose homes were taken by the storm. He travelled with a group of Kansas pet rescue programs and estimated that he took over 5,000 pounds of animal food in his truck alone.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Sept. 7
Kechi police reports
    Aug. 28 through Sept. 3
Park City police reports
    Aug. 28 through Sept. 4
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Aug. 28 through Sept. 3
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    Sept. 3 results
Golfers third at Augusta Invitational Taylor Messick
    The Valley Center High School golf team got off to a great start in its season opener at Augusta on Aug. 31.
HORNET FOOTBALL: Valley stops Campus at the goal line Chris Strunk
    Valley Center 21, Campus 20
    Week of Sept. 7
Hornet tennis team wins home quad Randy Fisher
    Valley Center nipped Eisenhower 15-14 to win its own quad Sept. 5. Salina South was third with 10 points, and Maize had 8.
Hornets lose league triangular Randy Fisher
    After Valley Center High School's volleyball team frittered away another opportunity in losing a league triangular Sept. 5 at Eisenhower, coach Holly Rutter kept the team in the locker room for several minutes. Her message?
Hornets win first game of tourney Emmie Boese and Taylor Messick
    The Hornets beat Wichita Independent, 4-1.
Local Scouts have mountaintop experiences at summer campouts The News staff
    Local Boy Scout Troop 494 participated in three significant campouts this summer.
Middle school Hornets win one against Hutchinson The News staff
    Valley Center Middle School volleyball was able to win but one match Aug. 31 when it hosted Hutchinson. The eighth-grade “B" team was the only group of Hornets to post a “W" on the night.
Middle school teams split with Maize South The News staff
    The seventh-graders won, while the eighth-grade team lost.
Runners open with small home meet Chris Strunk
    The girls' team placed first in a two-team field, while the boys were second behind Wichita West.
School menus
    Sept. 11 through 15
Valley wins game, loses QB Chris Strunk
    1-0 Hornets travel to 1-0 Campus
Sheriff's reports
    Aug. 26 through Sept. 1
Valley Center
City issues nine permits The News staff
    The City of Valley Center issued nine building and roofing permits during August for a valuation of $183,600. Of that number, one was for a new residence.
Donut shop to open at 5th, Meridian Chris Strunk
    The “Donuts Coming Soon!" sign above the door of the former Jerry's Tex-Mex restaurant at Fifth and Meridian has some anticipating a welcome addition to the city's dining fare.
Fleeing teenager terrorizes Valley Center neighborhood Chris Strunk
    Boy found in back seat of Uber car he hired to get out of town
School board to meet The News staff
    The Valley Center school board will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in the District Office. The board is expected to hear a life-saving presentation, transportation routing software demonstration, a kindergarten readiness report, a federal update, enrollment report, second budget publication and ACT assessment results.
Sergeant promoted to chief Chris Strunk
    Valley Center native to lead police  department
Suspect accused of armed robbery Chris Strunk
    Police Sgt. Lloyd Newman said two other suspects (both juveniles) in the alleged armed robbery in Valley Center are being interviewed this week and could face charges.
‘Miracle’ saved family from tragedy Chris Strunk
    Truman and his family found themselves in the middle of a police chase that saw a teenage suspect speed through their Prairie Lakes neighborhood Sept. 2 with an apparently stolen Dodge Challenger, bound through at least three yards and crash into a telephone pole after the boy jumped out of the moving vehicle.

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