October 11, 2018
Highlights
    Week of Oct. 11
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Show the love of Christ
Valley Center Municipal Court
    September dispositions
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Celebrations
    Oct. 12 through 18
Columns
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Monitor your children
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Guidelines ensure law, order
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Early Wichita was fort, trading post
Deaths
CRAIG FREEMAN
    Craig Raymond Freeman, 58, died Oct. 3, 2018.
ERMA ZIMMERMAN
    Erma LaVerin Zimmerman, 94, of Valley Center, died Sept. 12, 2018.
Editorials
Rec board has rules to follow
    Though the intent of the law is openness and transparency, requiring public discourse of all public matters, it does provide exceptions.
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Oct. 11
Letters to the Editor
Bad judgment
    If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I would never have believed such foolishness and callousness existed in our town. The Valley Center Recreation Commission Board, by a vote of 3-2, voted to terminate Steve Geddes' 33-year long career without any reasons, facts or explanations. Danny Park, who made the motion, simply stated that due to a splintered relationship with the governing body, he thought the director should be removed and they should go in a different direction. Nick Barnes seconded the motion, again offering no explanation. The motion carried with Danny Park, Nick Barnes and Jamie Anderson's votes. Barry Hager and Rod Jackson objected.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Oct. 11
Park City
Park City council approves street improvements Taylor Messick
    The council approved a slurry seal coat on Hillside from the north property line of the cemetery to the bridge north of 69th Street; that includes Scottsville-Charleston to Frontenac. The job was given to Midwestern Paving at a cost of $47,035.10. The slurry seal is an oil and rock mixture that will coat the road and seal cracks for two or three years.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Oct. 11
Park City police reports
    Sept. 26 through Oct. 6
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Oct. 1 through 7
Recreation League
FOOTBALL PICKS: Jordan breaks tie to win Week 4 The News staff
    Week 5 picks listed
Junior Hornet football
    Oct. 5 games
School
Get out the broom: Hornets sweep Randy Fisher
    Valley 21-14 after winning tournament
HORNET FOOTBALL: Valley Center loses to Ark City Chris Strunk
    Ark City 34, Valley Center 20
Hornets struggle against Goddard Chris Strunk
    3-3 Valley  Center to play 1-5 Ark City
Middle school runners do well at Newton The News staff
    The length of each race was increased for this meet. The seventh-graders ran 1.5 miles (normally one), while the eighth-graders ran two miles (normally 1.5).
Middle school runners do well at Newton
    The length of each race was increased for this meet. The seventh-graders ran 1.5 miles (normally one), while the eighth-graders ran two miles (normally 1.5).
Middle school volleyball splits
    8A now 17-3
School
School highlights
    Week of Oct. 11
School menus
    Oct. 15 through 19
School
Sharp to make fourth appearance at state Randy Fisher
    Four Hornets qualify as Valley places second at 5A regional
VCMS football teams split games with Maize The News staff
    The eighth-graders lost, while the seventh-grade team won.
VCMS tennis seventh at league tournament The News staff
    Five of the 12 Hornets earned league medals.
School
Valley Center senior recognized as National Merit semifinalist The News staff
    Valley Center High School senior Allison Schul was recognized by the Valley Center school board Oct. 8 as a National Merit semifinalist.
School
Valley drops a pair of close matches Taylor Messick
    Hornets fall to 6-8 as regular season draws to a close
Sheriff
Sheriff's reports
    Sept. 30 through Oct. 6
Valley Center
District fined for overuse of water well Chris Strunk
    District officials were notified last month that the district was being fined by the Kansas Department of Agriculture for overusing a water well that feeds irrigation systems at Sward Field and Stevens Field, both behind the intermediate school in the 700 block of North Meridian.
Drivers hurt in chain-reaction wrecks on I-135 Chris Strunk
    According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, several vehicles traveling north on I-135 had to slow down because of the overturned truck, backing up slow traffic into Sedgwick County.
Drunken man gets lost trying to find his hotel The News staff
    A man who apparently had too much to drink said he didn't know how he ended up in Valley Center looking for a ride early Oct. 6.
Nuremberg guard sees evil Chris Strunk
    Author, resident's father to speak at library program
Rec board ousts longtime director Chris Strunk
    Geddes says he's done nothing to deserve termination
Rec board sets special meeting
    Public will not be allowed to address the board
Ruff day at school Chris Strunk
    Wheatland enjoys two therapy dogs
Teens found driving to South Carolina Chris Strunk
    Trying to meet online friend
Three separate wrecks reported in Valley Center The News staff
    Three separate vehicle wrecks were reported on Valley Center roads during the past week. No one was hurt.




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