February 1, 2018
    Week of Feb. 1
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    On bended knees
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    Feb. 2 through 8
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    A lot going on at library in February
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    ‘Where in the world but Kansas?'
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Anna Mae (Williams) Milliken Aicher, 97, of Eureka, died Jan. 26, 2018.
    Darrell F. Dunn, 73, retired plumber and owner of D&D Plumbing & Heating, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.
    Elwood Willard “Woody" Erickson, 91, of Bel Aire, died Jan. 20, 2018.
    Janet June (Bangert) Manlove, 82, of Wichita, died Jan. 26, 2018.
    Jocelyn Ray Stacy, 6 weeks, died Jan. 28, 2018, at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
    Julie Ann McIlvaine, 61, of Eureka, died Jan. 23, 2018.
    Dr. Thomas Crawford Ensey, 97, of Marion, died Jan. 23, 2018. He was a retired physician.
Program will grow with new coach
    Scott L'Ecuyer, who has deep Valley Center roots, accepted the job. A social studies teacher at the high school, L'Ecuyer was offensive coordinator for the past two seasons.
    Week of Feb. 1
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Feb. 1
Plat approved for Kechi business park addition Taylor Messick
    The property is located northwest of K-254 and 63rd Street and is owned by developer Buck Alley. Alley purchased the lots in 2016 at a city auction. In January 2017 he submitted a plan that would split the property between commercial and multi-family use.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Feb. 1
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Feb. 1
Kechi police reports
    Jan. 13 through 27
Park City police reports
    Jan. 19 through 26
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Jan. 22 through 28
Recreation League
VCRC basketball
    Jan. 27 games
Art students recognized with awards The News staff
    Five Valley Center High School art students earned 2018 Eastern Kansas Scholastic Art Awards Recognition.
Chess team second
    The Valley Center High School chess team shows a trophy it won at a tournament at North High School in Wichita recently.
DECA team does well at regionals Emmie Boese
    The Hornets competed at Newman University on Jan. 25. The team produced some good results. Their sponsor is Michael Moseley, who is a business teacher at the high school.
    Week of Feb. 1
Honor rolls
    Valley Center High School Fall Semester
Hornets lose two games on the road Randy Fisher
    Valley 5-9 overall and 1-5 in league
Middle school boys win three against Derby The News staff
    The Hornets won two games against McPherson at home Jan. 25 and won three against Derby at home Jan. 29.
Middle school girls split eight road games The News staff
    Playing Jan. 29 at Derby, both “A" teams lost while both “B" teams won. Before that, the Hornets played Jan. 25 at McPherson, with both eighth-grade teams losing and both seventh-grade teams winning.
New coach is a familiar face Chris Strunk
    VCHS grad and assistant coach takes helm of football team
School menus
    Feb. 5 through 9
There’s no place like VCHS The News staff
    Theme of the event is “Wizard of Oz (There's No Place Like Homecoming)."
VCMS wrestlers win home invitational The News staff
    Valley Center won the tournament, beating second-place Andover by nearly 100 team points.
Valley Center claims Hiawatha title Randy Fisher
    Hornets 8-6 overall, 4-2 in the league
Valley places 5th at Rocky Welton Invitational Jeremiah Strunk
    The Hornets placed five of their 10 wrestlers in the top six, including Devin Gomez (138), Dallas Boone (145), Chase Ramirez (160), Tyler Boone (170), and Tony Caldwell (285).
Sheriff's reports
    Jan. 21 through 27
Valley Center
Council calls special meeting The News staff
    The council met behind closed doors for 20 minutes to discuss an “individual employee's performance," according to the motion that was made. The meeting included council members Ben Anderson, Paul Davis, Marci Maschino, Brendan McGettigan and Matt Stamm, Mayor Laurie Dove, assistant city administrator Kristine Polian and City Administrator Scott Hildebrand.
Double tax issue debated in Topeka Chris Strunk
    Local state lawmakers want to resolve an issue of double taxation affecting some Valley Center residents. It appears, however, they can't agree on a timeline.
Family meets celeb chef Chris Strunk
    The Valley Center teenager and his mother, Samantha Westbrock, were guests at the celebration inside Ceasar's Palace.
Man accused of child abuse The News staff
    Police said officers received information on the man's whereabouts last week and set out to locate him.
Ranzau announces re-election bid Chris Strunk
    Ranzau, who lives in the Valley Center school district, represents the commission's Fourth District, which includes Valley Center.
Rescue hosts gelding clinic The News staff
    Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue and Sanctuary hosted a free gelding clinic last weekend, resulting in the castration of 17 stallions.
Valley Center grad victim in robbery Chris Strunk
    Woman hurt, robbed during  stickup at Family Dollar in Wichita
Valley removes veteran fire capt. Chris Strunk
    Ends 39-year career

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