July 19, 2018
    Week of July 19
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    How a church should market  itself
Bel Aire
Bel Aire makes appointments Taylor Messick
    On July 3 Bel Aire council met with a brief agenda. The only items of action taken were appointments to city boards and committees.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    July 20 through 26
    Week of July 19
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Reading logs due by July 28
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Farthing served public well
The View from Sunflower Gardens
    Lot of change going on everywhere
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Dianna Gale (Gibson) Krise, 70, of Wichita, died July 3, 2018.
    Donna Rae (Rosencutter) Bohannon, 67, of Valley Center, died July 13, 2018.
    Janet Fransham Emler, 74, of LeRoy, died July 2, 2018.
    Marjorie Anne (Canipe) Mishler, 73, of Park City, died July 15, 2018.
    Michael Dean Sawyer, 64, died July 10, 2018.
    Robert “Bob" Verdell Wooden Jr., 76, of Wellston, Okla., died July 10, 2018. He was a former teacher and coach at Valley Center High School.
    Tammy R. (Wilkerson) Herrington, 49, of Wellington, died July 16, 2018.
Good to see some confidence in Valley
    We were happy to learn this week that the largest building on Main Street in Valley Center was sold to a local company that plans to bring it to life again.
Kansans for Life supports whom?
    The organization, which revealed its picks in local and statewide primary elections with an oversized postcard that went to homes in Valley Center last week, chose for state representative “STKE HUEBERT."
    Week of July 19
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of July 19
Kechi names Beall municipal court judge Taylor Messick
    The move came after the council voted to discontinue the municipal judge position as a city employee in favor of contracting the position on May 24. The position used to be a part-time city employee. Beall was serving as the city's prosecutor before being confirmed as the new municipal judge. He also currently serves as judge for Goddard, Bel Aire, Park City and Haysville. His contract runs through May 2019.
Letters to the Editor
Ranzau uses common sense
    In the last few years, we have had two situations come up with the county that we had no idea how to handle.  In both instances, we contacted Richard and he gave us advice with who to contact and what specific steps we needed to do to get to the county in action. One situation dealt with dangerous stray cattle continually running on Broadway late at night, the other dealt with waterway rights, and thanks to Richard, both issues were resolved without much heartache because he guided us in the direction to go.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of July 19
Park City
Driver hospitalized after chase, wreck The News staff
    The Park City Police Department said an officer tried to stop the vehicle for traffic infractions. Instead, the driver fled and eventually wrecked in the southbound lanes of I-135 near the 77th North interchange.
Former Park City officer arrested The News staff
    Levi Herring, who worked in Park City from 2014 through 2016, has been with the Harvey County Sheriff's Office for two years. He was placed on administrative leave, pending the findings of an investigation.
Greyhound land sold to owner of park The News staff
    Phil Ruffin purchased 82 acres of commercial property near 77th North and Hydraulic, while Johnny Stevens won the bid for just under 35 acres of commercial land off of 77th closer to I-135.
Park City takes input on plan The News staff
    The City of Park City, in conjunction with the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, is launching a Pedestrian Connectivity Plan process that will provide recommendations to guide the City's development of its sidewalks and trail systems into destination-based networks. The City is looking for public input to help create connections and identify ways to enhance the overall quality of life in the City of Park City.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of July 19
Park City police reports
    July 9 through 15
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    July 9 through 15
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    July 14 results
Valley Center Swim Club
    July 3 results
Sheriff's reports
    July 8 through 14
Valley Center
Fate of recycling in the balance
    The council on July 17 learned that the city's franchise trash and recycling hauler, Waste Management, wants a monthly fee increase to cover the cost of recycling, even though its contract with the city through 2020 doesn't call for one.
Main Market Chris Strunk
    Owners of business buy building
Police tag vehicles over parking rules Chris Strunk
    According to reports, six vehicles with expired tags were red-tagged for parking on city streets.
Rep’s 10th term ahead Chris Strunk
    He has no Republican challenger in the primary election, which is Aug. 7, nor any Democratic challenger in the general election.
Woman transforms house into unique antique shop Chris Strunk
    Starla Brown Morgan opened Flair Antiques & Home Décor in a house at 596 W. Main on June 29. She lives in a home near the shop.

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