September 13, 2018
    Week of Sept. 13
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    More parents
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    Sept. 14 through 20
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Book sale begins Sept. 18 at old building
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    It's beginning to feel like fall
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Ranchers, farmers feed Kansans
What's on your mind
    Views from News readers
    Bertha “Bert" Hess, of Wichita, died Sept. 8, 2018. She was a bookkeeper.
    Betty Ruth (Parcher) Scott, 93, of Wichita, died Sept. 7, 2018.
    Brekisha Leann “Kisha" (Jones) McCartney, 37, of Valley Center, died Sept. 2, 2018. 
    Cleo (Slate) Long, 94, of Newton, died Sept. 14, 2018.
    Duana Dee Jabara Starks, 82, of Bel Aire, died Sept. 5, 2018.
    Janell Louise (Wilson) Dunn, 79, of Sedgwick, died Sept. 6, 2018.
    Paul W. Kerr, 92, of Park City, died Aug. 18, 2018.
    Robert A. VanDeusen, 48, of Valley Center, died Aug. 28, 2018.
Residents’ opinions should be sought
    The city hired Wichita State University to conduct the survey. It likely will be done around the first of the year as the WSU team of researchers gathers information over the next several weeks to focus their questions on the most important topics.
Support of new business encouraging
    That's why we applaud the efforts of Sophannarath “Pon" Toeur and his wife for opening The Hornets Nest Daylight Donuts at Fifth and Meridian.
    Week of Sept. 13
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Sept. 13
Letters to the Editor
Council should fix ‘organic dump’ hours
    I am a Valley Center resident. I appreciate there is a place for me to acquire organic material at the dump under the water tower. I call this the “organic dump." It's also a place where we can legally put our tree branches, etc.
Many helped make 90th birthday special
    Thank you to the others not mentioned, but helped make my day special, in particular, family from out of state as well as my many friends here in the Valley Center area.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Sept. 13
Park City
Hit-and-run suspect wrecks The News staff
    A motorist trying to get away from one accident caused another down the street Sept. 3.
Park City issues 13 permits The News staff
    The City of Park City issued 13 building permits during August 2018 for a total valuation of $3,140,691.50. Of that number, two were for new home construction and one was for new commercial construction.
Park City to build new city maintenance facility Taylor Messick
    On Sept. 11, the Park City council voted in favor of a new maintenance facility for staff. It also voted to accept an offer for the old maintenance shop.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Sept. 13
Kechi police reports
    Aug. 28 through Sept. 9
Park City police reports
    Sept. 2 through 8
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Sept. 3 through 9
Recreation League
FOOTBALL PICKS: Contest begins
    Week 1 picks listed
Fall Fest golf tournament
    Sept. 8
Junior Hornet football
    Sept. 8 games
Couvelha nominated for Kansas Teacher of the Year The News staff
    Valley Center High School teacher Gavin Couvelha was recognized by the Kansas State Department of Education Sept. 8 as a Region 4 Kansas Teacher of the Year nominee.
Eighth-graders win, seventh loses to Goddard The News staff
    Eighth grade — The Hornets got their first win of the season Sept. 6, beating Goddard at home 28-8.
Group opens cursive contest The News staff
    The Little Arkansas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is sponsoring a cursive writing contest for fifth-graders of the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America.
HORNET FOOTBALL: Valley Center beats Maize South Chris Strunk
    Valley Center 23, Maize South 13
    Week ofSept. 13
Hornet golfers struggle at Sand Creek Taylor Messick
    Valley Center's top performer was Mati Neman, who shot a 43. Newman would have placed fifth but got disqualified because her master scorecard had a different score for hole 10 than the other three scorecards.
Hornets 4th in tournament, split league tri Randy Fisher
    The young Valley Center High School volleyball team has gotten better since the beginning of the season.
Hornets bring home first win Chris Strunk
    1-1 Valley  to face 0-2 Maize South
School menus
    Sept. 17 through 21
Students serve and dine with seniors The News staff
    Valley Center High School students this fall are attending lunches with the Senior Association. Each sports and activity team has been sending a few students to help serve and to interact with senior club members during their Tuesday and Thursday noon lunches.
Tough week for Valley Center tennis Randy Fisher
    It was a tough week with three events for Valley Center High School varsity tennis. Its home tournament was postponed from Sept. 4 to Sept. 17 because of the weather.
VCMS volleyball splits again The News staff
    For the season, 8A is 7-1, 8B is 2-2, 7A is 5-3 and 7B is 3-1.
Valley Center second at Maize South The News staff
    Hornets bounce back with win over Newton
Medallion hunt a warmup to festival The News staff
    To get revelers in the Fall Fest spirit, the Fall Festival Medallion Hunt is getting underway this week.
Valley Center
Board president: ‘It’s not a witch hunt’ Chris Strunk
    School board requests audit of recreation commission's finances
City issues 19 building permits The News staff
    Of that number, one was for a new home.
District enrollment up Chris Strunk
    Superintendent Cory Gibson reported that 3,022 students are enrolled in Valley Center schools this year. Last year, there were 2,944.
    Medallion has been found
Midday fire damages Valley Center duplex Chris Strunk
    A bedroom and its contents were destroyed in a midday fire at a Valley Center duplex Sept. 10. No one was hurt.
Murder trial scheduled to begin this week Taylor Messick
    Jury trials for Jeff and Heidi Hillard are set to begin this week in Sedgwick County District Court in the murder of Scottie W. Goodpaster Jr. at a Valley Center home on Nov. 6, 2016.
Park City man killed walking on Meridian Chris Strunk
    Car strikes pedestrian
Vietnam program will be at Fall Fest The News staff
    The 50th Vietnam War Commemoration Program in Valley Center announced this week it will have a booth at Fall Festival Sept. 21 and 22.

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