October 25, 2018
Highlights
    Week of Oct. 25
Terrill leaving home church, hometown Chris Strunk
    Four years behind schedule, the 64-year-old is entering the next phase of his career.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Celebrations
    Oct. 26 through Nov. 1
Columns
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Sad day when old library was sold
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Valley Center loses longtime vet
Randy's Ramblings Randy Fisher
    Optimistic future for Valley volleyball
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Thanks for the October decorations
Deaths
BETTE WENZEL
    Bette Jo (Camren) Wenzel, 87, of Wichita and formerly of Mount Hope, died Oct. 20, 2018.
DANIEL McCOLLOM
    Daniel Jo McCollom, 67, of Augusta, died Oct. 17, 2018.
DOROTHY SANDERSON
    Dorothy Ellen Sanderson, 90, of Valley Center, died Oct. 19, 2018.
Editorials
Cruse for senior centers
    A vote for Richard Ranzau is a vote against our senior centers in Sedgwick County and particularly against Valley Center and Park City Senior Centers as we are trying to gain the next level of commitment from the county.
New owners invest in Valley
    It's good that the City of Valley Center and the Valley Center school district each received some revenue from facilities they weren't using.
Engagements & Weddings
Joel Messer and Pallace Schnittker
    Bill and JoAnn Schnittker of Wichita announce the engagement of their daughter, Pallace Allexandrea Schnittker, to Joel Everidge Messer, son of John and Marcia Messer of Alta Vista.
General
Highlights
    Week of Oct. 25
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Oct. 25
Letters to the Editor
Ranzau for freedom
    In last week's paper, Kelly Parks wrote a letter that is 100 percent spot on as to why Richard Ranzau should be re-elected.
Rest of nepotism story
    I'm concerned that the comparisons Chris Strunk made in a column Oct. 18 (“Nepotism is a thorny issue") about the employment of relatives by the rec commission and school district may be misleading to the community, and I wanted to ensure the rest of the story is told.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Oct. 25
Park City
Park City adds deputy treasurer to city roster Taylor Messick
    On Oct. 23, the Park City council unanimously voted to add the position of deputy treasurer to city staff. Debra Jerauld is the current employee who will be given that designation.
Park City issues 14 building permits The News staff
    The City of Park City issued 14 building permits during September 2018 for a total valuation of $808,508.71. Of that number, nine were for new home or new duplex construction.
Woman sentenced for stealing Atwoods guns The News staff
    A Wichita woman was sentenced Oct. 22 to 110 months in federal prison for prying open a display case and stealing guns from a Park City store, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Oct. 25
Park City police reports
    Oct. 13 through 21
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Oct. 15 through 21
Recreation League
81 Speedway
    Oct. 20 results
FOOTBALL PICKS: Lewis breaks tie for Week 6 win The News staff
    Week 7 picks listed
Junior Hornet football
    Oct. 20
Local runners compete in Prairie Fire races The News staff
    Among them was Morgan Wedekind, a Valley Center High School graduate who won the female division of the half-marathon. Wedekind finished in 1:22:54.
School
HORNET FOOTBALL: Hornet season ends Chris Strunk
    Great Bend 35, Valley Center 18
School
Highlights
    Week of Oct. 25
School
Hornets’ season ends in first round Taylor Messick
    The Hornets finished the season 8-9.
School
Robotics team does well at state The News staff
    The Valley Center High School robotics team placed fourth overall in robot performance at the Kansas BEST competition Oct. 20 in Koch Arena at Wichita State University.
School menus
    Oct. 29 through Nov. 2
School
Two Hornets qualify for state cross country The News staff
    Senior Sarah Schaar and junior Parker Francis qualified for state after running in a Class 5A regional in Centennial Park in Newton Oct. 20.
Valley Center falls in substate finals Randy Fisher
    Every team aims to peak at the end of the season. That's what the Valley Center High School volleyball team had been doing. The Hornets ended the regular season winning seven out of eight matches.
Valley tries to regroup after loss Chris Strunk
    3-5 Hornets to face 6-2 Great Bend
Sheriff
Locals buy city, school district properties Chris Strunk
    Maintenance building and former library  sold at auction
Sheriff's reports
    Oct. 14 through 20
Valley Center
Chamber to host Trick-Or-Treat Street The News staff
    The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce, businesses and other organizations are stocking up on candy, shutting down the road and inviting young ghosts and goblins to downtown Valley Center for Trick-Or-Treat Street from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 on West Main.
Local county post up for grabs The News staff
    Democrat Lacey Cruse is challenging two-term incumbent Repubican Richard Ranzau for the District 4 seat of the Sedgwick County Commission.
Million-mile mail Chris Strunk
    Carrier reaches safety milestone
Valley Center’s only pub closes Chris Strunk
    Owner says he was unable to find a potential buyer




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