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Wish list
 
Development grows to meet demand for senior housing

Staff grows with enrollment
Five jobs added, possibly more later

School district refinances debt to potentially save $1 million
The Valley Center school board on Dec. 11 approved a resolution to refinance $9.7 million in debt at a better interest rate to potentially save $1 million over the 20-year life of the bond issue.

Flaming squirrel causes fire
Valley Center fire Chief Lonnie Tormey finishes putting out a grass fire in the backyard of a home in the 600 block of North Meridian Dec. 12.

Board member’s experience ‘rewarding’
When he made a motion to adjourn the Dec. 11 meeting, Richard Harris cast his final vote as a member of the Valley Center school board, ending a circuitous 10-year tenure.

Vehicle sails over driveway
A vehicle went airborne in the 10500 block of North Broadway Dec. 8 after striking a culvert. No injuries were reported.

‘Christmas Carol’ at VCHS
Valley Center High School's advance performance class will present “A Christmas Carol" at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 and 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at the high school. The performances are free. Donations will be accepted with proceeds benefiting VC Cares for Kids.

PARK CITY
Officers taking fewer days off
Park City short on staff

Police probe workplace fight
Park City police are investigating a workplace fight that was caught on surveillance video.

KECHI
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BEL AIRE
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SCHOOL
Singers get air time
The Valley Center High School Madrigals are pictured in the KAKE TV studios in Wichita Dec. 5.

High school adds business courses
Valley Center High School will get two new business-related courses (if staffing and scheduling are ironed out) and elementary and middle school students will have familiar math and reading curriculum next year, thanks to action taken by the Valley Center school board Dec. 11.

Highlights
Week of Dec. 14

School menus
Dec. 18 through 22

Mural a reminder of student expectations
During an assembly Nov. 28, the school unveiled a large mural with the motto that Valley Center High School art students have been working on for about a year.

POLICE & FIRE
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
Dec. 4 through 10

Kechi police reports
Nov. 29 through Dec. 10

Park City police reports
Dec. 1 through 9

Blotter Buzz
Week of Dec. 14

SHERIFF
Sheriff's reports
Dec. 5 through 8
DEATHS
CONNIE WELLS
Connie J. (Powell) Wells, 81, of McPherson, formerly of Valley Center, died Nov. 28, 2017. 

MONTE PHILLIPS
Monte A. “Goose" Phillips, 63, of Newton, died Nov. 30, 2017. 

EVELYN BROWN
Evelyn Meta (Tresemer) Brown, 89, of Sedgwick, died Dec. 8, 2017.

BILL HAGER
Bill Hager died Dec. 7, 2017. He was a retired Western Testing district manager, import electrical manager and Davies Manufacturing vice president.

LOOKING BACK
Looking Back
Week of Dec. 14
HEARD ON MAIN STREET
Heard on Main Street
Week of Dec. 14




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