January 3, 2019
Highlights
    Week of Jan. 3
Bel Aire
CYT to stage ‘Fair Lady’ The News staff
    Performances will be 7 p.m. Jan. 24 and 25, and 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 26, all at Isely Magnet School, 5256 N. Woodlawn. Student tickets are $11; adult tickets are $13. Add $2 at the door.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Celebrations
    Jan. 4 through 10
Columns
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    New programs, activities next week
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Restaurant cozy and fancy
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    So much to see and do in Kansas
Deaths
DELORSE LESSENDEN
    Delorse Lessenden, 81, of Cheney, died Dec. 22, 2018.
EVELYN HENRY
    Evelyn Pauline (Hammerschmidt) Henry, 92, of Valley Center, died Dec. 29, 2018.  
HELEN HAMILTON
    Helen  M. (Gamill) Hamilton, 93, of Valley Center, died Dec. 30, 2018.  
KEITH PLUMER
    Keith Plumer, 90, of Sedgwick, died Dec. 28, 2018.
MARK KIRKLAND
    Mark Darrin Kirkland, 51, died Dec. 30, 2018.
TERRY BAKER
    Terry Baker, 62, died Dec. 18, 2018.
WILLIAM THOMPSON
    William Ben “Benny" Thompson, 90, of Valley Center, died Dec. 28, 2018.
Editorials
City’s funding of chamber has issues
    The city council last month agreed to give the chamber a $20,000 grant with no apparent strings attached. The money, chamber officials said, would be used to “grow Valley Center," while city leaders see it as an investment in attracting and retaining businesses.
General
Highlights
    Week of Jan. 3
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Jan. 3
Kechi
Effort to save Playhouse advances Taylor Messick
    Kechi submits grant application
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Jan. 3
Park City
Park City police to upgrade ticketing Taylor Messick
    The Park City police department has come a long way the last few years and some equipment purchases will help move the needle a little more in 2019.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Jan. 3
Park City police reports
    Dec. 19 through 27
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Dec. 22 through 30
School
2018 shaped future of local sports The News staff
    Valley Center High School captured its first team title in 40 years, the Hornets introduced two new varsity-level sports, the beloved Hornet Truck likely made its final appearance and the recreation commission board of directors fired its longtime director.
Hornet basketball teams resume season at Maize South Randy Fisher
    It's back to the hardwood for the Valley Center High School boys and girls basketball teams. Both will hit the road Jan. 4 to Maize South, trying to improve upon seasons that have started in opposite directions.
School
School menus
    Jan. 7 through 11
Sheriff
Sheriff's reports
    Dec. 23 through 29
Valley Center
Chapter closes The News staff
    Challenges present opportunites in 2019
Police: Man makes threat The News staff
    A Valley Center man received a no-trespassing order after allegedly making an unspecified threat at the Valley Center Post Office.
Three juveniles in chase, wreck The News staff
    Three juveniles were taken into custody before being released to their parents after a short high-speed chase that ended in a wreck in south Valley Center Dec. 28.
Two wreck at railroad crossing The News staff
    A two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Main and Sheridan Dec. 24 destroyed a railroad crossing sign and damage a pair of vehicles.
VCRC installs outdoor fitness The News staff
    You won't need a gym membership to start your New Year's resolution to exercise more in 2019.
Valley Center City Council fires city administrator Chris Strunk
    After a special meeting behind closed doors Tuesday (Jan. 8), the city council unanimously voted to immediately terminate Hildebrand's employment with the city. The council did not provide reasons for the firing.




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