April 26, 2018
Highlights
    Week of April 26
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Spring for the soul
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Celebrations
    April 27 through May 3
Columns
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Pages won't be moving with us to new library
OUt of the office Chris Strunk
    Hornet tennis team peaking
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Gardening is moving outside
Commentary
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
Deaths
GLEN LEWIS
    Glen D. Lewis, 84, of Wichita, died Jan. 7, 2018. He was retired from Hawker Beechcraft.
LEONARD JUEL
    Leonard Allen Juel, 65, of Bentley, died April 19, 2018.
MARILYN SONES
    Marilyn Nicholson Sone, 74, of Maize, died April 22, 2018.
MARY AYERS
    Mary Ruth (Carter) Ayers, 89, of Valley Center, died April 22, 2018. She was retired from Coleman.
Editorials
Itís his right to fly flag
    The flag, which to some is merely a reference to a time period in U.S. history, represents something far more troubling to a lot of people.
General
Highlights
    Week of April 26
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of April 26
Kechi
Kechi adopts originally suggested purchasing policy Taylor Messick
    It isn't too often that council members will argue with their staff when they come before the council to explain what they need to do their jobs more efficiently, but it happened this time.
Letters to the Editor
Flag a symbol of hate, slavery
    The Confederate flag is a symbol of hate for black people and support for their continued slavery. This flag is a symbol of the most devastating time in our country's history.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of April 26
Park City
Park City selling prime property Taylor Messick
    High Ridge is located south of 69th North and east of Hydraulic and is in the Valley Center school district.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of April 26
Park City police reports
    April 10 through 22
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    April 16 through 22
School
Friends sign to play football Emmie Boese
    Valley Center High School seniors Caleb Rains and Aaron Coash signed letters of intent April 4 to play football this fall. Rains signed with Mid-America Nazarene and Coash signed with West Texas A&M University.
Golf team has two medalists at Collegiate, finishes fourth at Maize Taylor Messick
    Cason Berschauer led the team with a 78 and Wyatt Lange shot an 82. Both finished with medalist honors. Reed Pierce finished just behind them with an 85.
School
Highlights
    Week of April 26
School
Hornet tennis records two wins and a second Randy Fisher
    It was another good week for the Valley Center High School tennis team as the Class 5A No. 2-ranked Hornets gear up for the postseason. The Hornets won tournaments April 23 at Topeka and April 19 at Salina South. They were second April 17 at Buhler.
Hornets find their offense, improve to 9-1-1 Emmie Boese
    Valley finished the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League II matchup with Maize South in a 3-3 tie.
Hornets sweep league doubleheader Randy Fisher
    The Hornets did something at home against Andover they hadn't done since May 3, 2016: sweep a league doubleheader, 1-0 and 4-2.
School
Intern learns journalism The News staff
    Boese, a Valley Center High School senior who has been a student intern at The Ark Valley News since August, was named intern of the month for March through the school's internship program.
Salute your graduate
    Deadline is May 8
School menus
    April 30 through May 4
School
Softball team sweeps non-league doubleheader Chris Strunk
    The Valley Center High School softball team had a welcome break from a tough Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League II schedule this week, capturing a couple of wins against Campus at home April 24.
Track team competes at Salina and Heights Taylor Messick
    The Valley Center High School track team visited Salina for an eight-team meet April 10. The girls finished third and the boys were fourth.
Valley Centerís regional assignments set The News staff
    Tennis will play May 4 at Salina Central High School. Other teams participating include Andover, Great Bend, Newton, Salina Central, Salina South and Wichita Heights.
Sheriff
Sheriff's reports
    April 15 through 21
Valley Center
Delgado trial moved to May 21 The News staff
    Delgado, a former Valley Center police officer who is accused of inappropriate relationships with teenage girls, was to face trial April 23. It was moved to May 21 in Sedgwick County District Court.
Leekerís building for rent Chris Strunk
    Brad Tidemann with J.P. Weigand Realtors said Associated is looking to sublease the building and is ďopen to do anything but a grocery store."
Man convicted in deadly shooting The News staff
    Prosecutors said Phillips shot James L. Rotramel during an argument at a home in the 8300 block of North 94th West, which is west of Tyler and south of 85th North, about three miles west of Valley Center, on Feb. 12.
Parlor owner appeals conviction Chris Strunk
    Sharon Latimer, who was convicted of prostitution and running a massage business without a license in back-to-back Valley Center Municipal Court cases, appealed the convictions to district court. She was to have a jury trial earlier this year. However, that trial was moved to Aug. 21 at Latimer's request.
S.H.O.W. to host veterans lunch Emmie Boese
    S.H.O.W. will host the lunch from noon to 2 p.m. May 19 at McLaughlin Park. The students will serve a taco lunch to the veterans and their spouses for free. The general public is asked to make a $5 donation or more that goes to the S.H.OW. program.
Starry night Chris Strunk
    Valley Center High school prom set




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