March 15, 2018
    Week of March 15
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Jesus loves strange kids
Valley Center Municipal Court
    February dispositions
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    March 16 through 22
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Buschow was library pioneer
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Hoping therapy cures the dog
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Kansans enjoy wildlife, nature
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Alice Rosie (Yauck) Graham, 93, of Wichita, died March 6, 2018.
    Kevin Wayne McMinnville, 54, of Wichita, died Feb. 28, 2018.
    Wilbur Bert Black, 88, of Valley Center, died March 10, 2018.
    Week of March 15
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of March 15
Kechi city council OKs annual street sweeping Taylor Messick
    The council authorized a one-time spring street cleaning for the city. Members unanimously hired local business Cillessen & Sons for the job at an amount not to exceed $7,602. City Administrator Bob Conger said the city will seek bids for the work in the future.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of March 15
Park City
KHP helper killed on I-135 The News staff
    A Kansas Highway Patrol motorist assist technician was killed March 7 in a crash on I-135 in Park City.
Park City expands staff at City Hall Taylor Messick
    Police leadership position also created
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of March 15
Park City police reports
    March 4 through 11
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    March 5 through 11
Chess team wins state
    The Valley Center High School chess team won the Class 5A state tournament March 10 at The University of Kansas in Lawrence.
DECA students qualify for international conference The News staff
    Valley Center finished in the Top 10 in 16 of the 24 events. Eight were top-three finishers.
    Week of March 15
Kinniburgh second-team all-league Randy Fisher
    “We were well represented in the all-league voting," coach Trent Preheim said. “Despite being a relatively young team, it was great to see some of our girls being recognized by opposing coaches."
Lange repeats as second-team all league Randy Fisher
    For the second straight year, Lange was named to the second team. A three-year starter for the Hornets, he set a school record with eight 3-pointers en route to a 33-point game Jan. 5 against Goddard in Valley's only league win of the season. He averaged 11.8 ppg and hit 32.7 percent from behind the arc on the season.
Scholars’ Bowl completes stellar year Emmie Boese
    The Valley Center High School Scholars' Bowl Team concluded one of its best seasons ever. The Hornets secured a third-place finish in their bracket and fifth overall at the Class 5A Regional Scholars' Bowl Tournament at Maize High School. They missed qualifying for state by one place.
Selected voices
    Valley Center students who were members of the Kansas Music Educators Association All-State Elementary Choir perform “Grow a Little Tree" for the Valley Center school board March 12.
Summer school up in the air Chris Strunk
    Hornet Camp's fate unknown
Sheriff's reports
    March 5 through 10
Valley Center
18-year-old hurt in one-car wreck The News staff
    An 18-year-old Whitewater woman was in critical condition this week after she was ejected from her vehicle early March 10 northwest of Valley Center.
Dog retrieved from Leeker’s The News staff
    The store contacted the city, and the animal control officer removed the dog — a brown and white husky — without incident.
Police track down hit-and-run car The News staff
    The owner of a Chevy Equinox that struck a parked vehicle in the parking lot of Valley Center United Methodist Church March 2 was identified five days later and ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident.
School year gets 1 day shorter Chris Strunk
    The school board approved a proposal this week to end the school year on May 17, one day earlier than planned, and begin the 2018-19 school year a week later than usual.
Therapy dog goes to class to comfort, encourage Emmie Boese
    Daisy is a 2-year-old Golden Retriever, being used this spring as a therapy dog. Her owner, Brain Shelton, is a social studies teacher.
Wildcat country Chris Strunk
    Donors choose KSU in Lions Club's first Bucket Madness

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