January 17, 2019
    Week of Jan. 17
Valley Center Municipal Court
    December dispositions
Bel Aire
Bel Aire named second-best place to live The News staff
    Bel Aire city leaders announced last week that the City of Bel Aire was ranked the second-best place to live in Kansas by HomeSnacks.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    Jan. 18 through 24
From the library Toby Carver, board president
    Staff earns time off during holidays
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Not sick of sports just yet
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Busy year for Kansas politics
    Georgia Mae (Willis) Sours-Boyd, 87, of Halstead, died Jan. 8, 2019.
    James “Jim" Lee Gulick Sr., 80, of Wichita, died Jan. 5, 2019.
    Karen Patricia (Brien) Moore, 79, of Wichita, died Jan. 8, 2019.
Change in top post not unusual
    If it seems like turnover at the top of the City of Valley Center's employment ladder has been frequent, it's because it has been.
    Week of Jan. 17
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Jan. 17
Kechi becomes voting member of WAMPO Taylor Messick
    The Kechi City Council on Jan. 10 unanimously voted to become a voting member on the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's Transportation Policy Body. The move came as a result of the city surpassing 2,000 in population.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Jan. 17
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Jan. 17
Park City police reports
    Jan. 7 through 13
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
    Jan. 7 through 13
Recreation League
    Jan. 12 games
Bowlers improve at Derby, Maize South Taylor Messick
    On Jan. 10, the Valley Center High School bowling team competed in a triangular against Collegiate and Mulvane in Derby. The varsity and JV boys and girls each finished second in team points.
Calendar extends winter break
    The Valley Center school board on Jan. 14 approved the district calendar for next year. The calendar is much like this year, Superintendent Cory Gibson said.
Designed and delivered Chris Strunk
    Student-run business hopes to grow beyond school
    Week of Jan. 17
Hornets lose close one to Central Randy Fisher
    Valley 3-5 overall, 1-3 in the league
Hornets seeded fifth in Jam, open with Ulysses again Randy Fisher
    In Valley Center, that means it's time for the January Jam. The 36th annual event will be held Jan. 17 through 19 at Valley Center High School.
Middle school girls sweep Maize, win three against Eisenhower The News staff
    It was a productive week for the Valley Center Middle School girls basketball teams. The Hornets swept Maize Jan. 14 and won three out of four against Eisenhower Jan. 10. Their only loss was by the seventh-grade A team in a three-point squeaker.
School menus
    Jan. 21-25
Schulz multi-state coach of the year The News staff
    Eight months after he led the Valley Center High School boys tennis team to a Class 5A state title, Schulz was named Midwest Coach of the Year for Boys Tennis, which includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota.  
Swim team 7th at West The News staff
    The Valley Center High School swim team visited Wichita West High School on Jan. 12 to face off with 11 other schools. The boys had one of their most solid performances of the season and finished in seventh place in total points.
VCMS boys win three of four against Maize The News staff
    Valley Center will compete at Andover Central Jan. 17 and host Maize South Jan. 28.
VCMS boys win three of four against Maize The News staff
    Valley Center will compete at Andover Central Jan. 17 and host Maize South Jan. 28.
Valley Center falls to Andover Central Randy Fisher
    Hornets 1-8 overall, 1-4 in the league
Valley Center senior receives coveted teaching scholarship The News staff
    Lizzie Pierce, a senior at Valley Center High School, was one of five high school seniors who were awarded a Doris and Ralph Klose Endowed Scholarship through Wichita State University's College of Applied Studies.
Wrestlers 16th at Newton tournament Jeremiah Strunk
    The Valley Center High School wrestling team competed in Newton's Tournament of Champions Jan. 11 and 12. After a first-place finish for the Hornets last year, the younger team was optimistic. The competition consisted of some of the best teams in the state from 4A, 5A, and 6A.
Sheriff's reports
    Jan. 7 through 11
Valley Center
7-year-old found rollerskating to school The News staff
    A 7-year-old girl was missing from her Valley Center home for nearly an hour Jan. 8, but she was found safe with her skates on in the neighborhood.
Band support group to host chili cookoff The News staff
    Valley Center Band Aide will host its second biennial chili cookoff from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at the high school. The event is a fundraiser for the band program.
Calling all cars Chris Strunk
    Youngster ‘joins' his ‘heroes' in action
City chooses interim administrator Chris Strunk
    Kristine Polian, assistant city administrator, was appointed by the city council Jan. 15 to work in the position until a replacement is found.
District to expand school for growth Chris Strunk
    Four classrooms to be added
Driver, passenger hurt in two-vehicle wreck The News staff
    A driver and his passenger were taken to the hospital with injuries Jan. 9 after their vehicle struck a second vehicle backing up on 85th Street North near Jacobs, west of Valley Center.
Middle school leaders leaving Chris Strunk
    Neither has a specific job plan. Both have been looking for other positions outside of the district.
Roped into it
    A Sedgwick County firefighter rappels down one of the bins at the Valley Center co-op grain elevator on West Main Street Jan. 10.

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