November 16, 2017
    Week of Nov. 16
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Much to give thanks for
Valley Center Municipal Court
    October dispositions
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    Nov. 17 through 23
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    We have a lot going on during holidays
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    All talk, no proof from Ranzau?
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Remembering Will Rogers
    Curtis Dean Whitted, 76, of Valley Center, died Oct. 29, 2017.
    Judith (Byers) Venditti, 75, died Nov. 10, 2017.
    Marie Blandin, 98, of Wichita, died Nov. 10, 2017. She had been a cook at Garfield School.
    Portia (Cole) Hoffman-Smith, 60, of Wichita, died Nov. 9, 2017.
    Ralph Louis Engelken, 82, died Oct. 30. 2017. He was retired from the U.S Navy.
    Richard Calvin Orr, 84, of Augusta, died Nov. 8, 2017.
    Robert D. Larcade, 81, of Argonia, died Nov. 11, 2017.
Time for those who won to work
    For many, this will be their first experience in local government. Others will begin another term.
    Week of No. 16
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Nov. 16
Kechi lowers developers’ letter of credit requirement Taylor Messick
    City Administrator Bob Conger said staff recommended the move in hopes that the city could be more competitive in the market for new development in the future. He also acknowledged that giving up the extra 15 percent puts the city at greater risk in the event of a default by developers. However, he is hopeful that this could be the first step in spurring future development.
Letters to the Editor
Veteran says thanks
    I want to thank the following groups — Ron Colbert, American Legion, police department, Mayor Laurie Dove, Col. Bradley W. Hilbert, the middle school band, choir and many students helping with the food, family and friends who were there in respect for those who gave lives and served in the military.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Nov. 16
Park City
Major highway project to affect Park City in ’19 Taylor Messick
    Whitson said the current plan is “complicated" and contains five phases. He also mentioned that traffic will have to be diverted down 53rd Street and Broadway to avoid the construction.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Nov. 16
Park City police reports
    Nov. 5 through 12
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Nov. 6 through 12
Recreation League
FOOTBALL PICKS: Wilbur wins Week 9, shares overall lead The News staff
    Week 10 picks listed
    Week of Nov. 16
Plant eater Chris Strunk
    Valley Center to perform ‘Little Shop of Horrors'
School menus
    Nov. 20 through 24
Shank repeats first-team all-league; three others honorable mention Randy Fisher
    Shank, a sophomore hitter, was a first-team selection for the second straight year. Coach Holly Rutter said Shank displayed her versatility this year.
Six Hornets named all-league soccer Randy Fisher
    The Hornets had one player on first team, three on second and two were honorable mention.
Softball standout signs with UMKC Taylor Messick
    Thorne said she was thankful for the opportunity to play with such an accomplished softball team growing up.
VC catcher signs with Southwestern Taylor Messick
    Southwestern College restarted its varsity baseball program this year.
Sheriff's reports
    Nov. 6 through 11
Valley Center
Canvass settles local election results Chris Strunk
    The Sedgwick County Election Office released final tallies from the Nov. 7 election of city councils, mayors and school boards.
Former Wingnuts trainer opens chiropractic office Taylor Messick
    Robertson is originally from Toronto, Ontario, in Canada. Her husband is Matt Robertson, a Valley Center High School graduate who played semiprofessional baseball in Toronto. The two met while Matt was playing.
Happy ending for lost dog The News staff
    Happy's owner, who lives in the 800 block of North Redbud, called police when he could not locate the dog.
Local Lions Club honors military veterans The News staff
    The meeting began with Boy Scout Troop 494 presenting the colors and leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Local attorney on NMC board The News staff
    Tom Harris of Valley Center, attorney at law in private practice, Melvin Schadler of North Newton, executive vice president and chief operating officer for First Bank of Newton, and Marilyn Wilder of Hesston, judge for the 9th District Court, joined the hospital's 19-member governing board.
Local businesses impress new chamber director Chris Strunk
    Amy Sellens, who had been interim director and a volunteer with the chamber since September, said she is happy to be involved with the local business community. She replaced Christie Newman.
Murder trial continued to Feb. 26 Taylor Messick
    On Nov. 13, a judge granted continuances to Feb. 26 for Heidi Hillard, Jeff Hillard and Willie Morris. The trial was originally set to begin in March 2017.
Police: teens ride bikes in school The News staff
    Police responded to a report of criminal trespass Nov. 7 after receiving a report that five boys found an unlocked door at Abilene Elementary, 522 N. Abilene, and rode their bikes inside the building.
Purse stolen promoting meal The News staff
    A woman promoting a charity event in Valley Center had her purse stolen Nov. 7.
Town, gown honor veterans Chris Strunk
    Hundreds attend ceremony
Valley Center celebs prepare to make pies Emmie Boese
    The event is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 28 in the Valley Center High School commons area.
‘A lot for a maintenance building’ Chris Strunk
    District's projects remain under budget

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