December 7, 2017
Highlights
    Week of Dec. 7
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    God said it all: Jesus
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Celebrations
    Dec. 8 through 14
Columns
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Many donations made to building fund
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Brothers can handle politics
Randy's Ramblings Randy Fisher
    Of  Mohawks and wrestling hashtags
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Winter solstice English holiday
Deaths
DOROTHEA RINDT
    Dorothea A. Themer Rindt, 94, died Nov. 27, 2017.
MARLYN COX
    Marlyn Ruth (Musick) Cox, 77, of Valley Center and formerly of Urbana, Ill., died Nov. 25, 2017.
VERNON GOERING
    Vernon R. Goering, 86, of Moundridge, died Nov. 27, 2017.
Editorials
Valley could use help with lot sales
    The city's land bank owns the lots, which are in the Ridgefield subdivision, north of Fifth between Kessler and Interurban. Mennonite Housing gave the land to the city in March after recognizing that its plans to fully develop the neighborhood were never going to materialize.
General
Highlights
    Week of Dec. 7
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Dec. 7
Kechi
Teacher receives coveted award Taylor Messick
    Heidi Albin, who teaches science at Complete High School in Maize, was given a 2017 Milken Award.
Letters to the Editor
Winner says thanks
    Our family has followed The Ark Valley News since 1979 when our children went to school in Valley. We, along with our grown family, look forward each year to trying our hand at out-guessing all your other loyal football pickers. Fortunately, I was able to pull it out this year by a thread, but win or lose, it's always a topic of discussion during the speedy football season.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Dec. 7
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Dec. 7
Park City police reports
    Nov. 27 through Dec. 1
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Nov. 27 through Dec. 3
School
Chess team takes first at Collegiate The News staff
    The Valley Center chess team took first place in the K-12 team division of the Wichita Collegiate Chess Tournament Dec. 2.
School
Eisenhower rolls by Valley Center Randy Fisher
    But height mattered little to the Tigers, ranked fourth in Class 5A. Their aggressiveness enabled them to easily pick apart the Hornets, running by and around Valley Center to an 83-39 victory.
School
Highlights
    Week of Dec. 7
School
Hornets open season 2nd in December Pools Randy Fisher
    With the lofty expectations of this year's Valley Center High School wrestling team, getting the season off to a good start was important. The Hornets did just that, finishing second behind two-time defending Class 5A state champion Goddard, in their annual tournament Dec. 2.
Hornets pull away in third to win Randy Fisher
    A loud cheer erupted from the Valley Center High School girls locker room when coach Trent Preheim and his staff entered following a season-opening 43-35 win Dec. 1 at Eisenhower. When asked if the cheer was for him, Preheim laughed and said, “It ain't me."
School
Intern of the month Emmie Boese
    Student learning to teach
School menus
    Dec. 11 through 15
School
Senior signs to play soccer at Tabor Taylor Messick
    Ridenour ended his high school soccer career with 16 goals and eight assists.
School
VC robotics among region’s best The News staff
    Valley finishes third in 6-state regional meet
School
Valley Center Middle School girls sweep Derby North The News staff
    The Hornets swept Derby North at home Dec. 4, with three teams nabbing its first win of the season. At Hutchinson Nov. 30, Valley's lone winner was the eighth-grade “B" team. It was a rough start to the season Nov. 28, as the Hornets were gracious hosts by losing all four games to Salina South.
Sheriff
Sheriff's reports
    Nov. 25 through Dec. 3
Valley Center
Car wrecks checking lights The News staff
    Valley Center police responded to a non-injury vehicle accident in the 100 block of North Colby Dec. 1. A driver reported being distracted by Christmas lights when his vehicle sideswiped a parked vehicle.
City issues 13 permits
    The City of Valley Center issued 13 building and roofing permits during November for a total valuation of $2.42 million. Of that number, one was for a new residence and eight were for new commercial buildings at Sunflower Gardens on North Emporia.
Loss at city pool pleases council Chris Strunk
    The pool didn't make money in 2017, but it didn't lose nearly as much as it did last year.
Man arrested in coin theft The News staff
    Police responded to the business at 221 S. Meridian Nov. 29, where the coin machine was damaged. Police reviewed the video and saw a man attempting to get into two locked rooms, damaging a vending machine and taking about $20 in change.
Mom arrested at school on DUI charge Chris Strunk
    Police said Tiffany Hornblow, 39, was driving a 2017 Hyundai north on Meridian when it crashed into the back of a northbound Dingers Roofing & Construction truck, driven by Lucas Robertson of Wichita, in the school zone near Sixth and Meridian. The school zone lights were flashing as classes at the intermediate school and nearby middle school were in session.
Nick of time
    Community Christmas tree lit as countdown begins
School board to meet Dec. 11 The News staff
    The Valley Center school board will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the District Office.
Valley Center Lions club starts community chest fundraising program The News staff
    The club is establishing a community chest donation program. All of the proceeds will be kept in Valley Center.
Woman hurt in I-135 wreck The News staff
    The Kansas Highway Patrol said a vehicle driven by Loni R. Mayfield of Hillsboro slowed down at the crest of a hill as a dog crossed the highway near the 85th North exit. A second vehicle, driven by Pamela Kay Dixon of Newton, struck Mayfield's vehicle from behind. Debris from the wreck struck a third vehicle.




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