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   Vol. 6, No. 3                                                                                   APRIL 2011                                                                          Complimentary copy

Pieces are in place                                                                                                                                  City OKs
Bel Aire sees
potential for
growth that is
                                                                                                                                                     for sales in
By Matt Heilman
                                                                                                                                                     Central Park
   When population estimates                                                                                                                        By Matt Heilman
for the 2010 U.S. Census were
                                                                                                                                                        Bel Aire’s future looks brighter than it did about a year ago,
released in July, the numbers
                                                                                                                                                    but there’s still a lot of land to be sold for the city to overcome
showed that some of the most
                                                                                                                                                    its debt. City leaders have been forced to play an active role
significant growth in the state
                                                                                                                                                    in working alongside developers and real estate agents to
from 2000 to 2010 occurred in
                                                                                                                                                    market available lots and new homes. To boost home sales in
north Sedgwick County.
                                                                                                                                                    the Central Park development, which includes four phases as
   In early March, the official
                                                                                                                                                    well as the campus for Bel Aire City Hall and the city’s police
population count was released.
                                                                                                                                                    department, the city council approved an incentive for new
Bel Aire, Valley Center, Park
City and Kechi saw growth
                                                                                                                                                        At its March 15 meeting, the council approved a special
that ranked toward the top of
                                                                                                                                                    marketing incentive that includes a promotion to provide free
the population counts for cities
                                                                                                                                                    water and sewer service to new homeowners in Central Park
in south-central Kansas.
                                                                                                                                                    for up to six months, or a maximum of $2,000.
   From 2000 to 2010, Census
                                                                                                                                                        Bel Aire City Administrator Ty Lasher said real estate
results show that Kechi was the
                                                                                                                                                    company J.P. Weigand is on board to offer the incentive to
second fastest growing city in
                                                                                                                                                    new homebuyers in Central Park for homes sold through May
the area during the first decade
                                                                                                                                                    31. Lasher said the spring parade of homes begins in early
of the millennium, jumping 84
percent from 1,038 residents to
1,909.                                                                                                                                                                                              See SALES, Page 5
   Kechi Mayor Bob Jackson

                                                                                                                                                    Council asks
said the growth started with
new housing developments in
the mid-1990s and remained
steady until the economic

                                                                                                                                                    that all of city
downturn hit the area about            Along with business devel-     industrial businesses.              he remained optimistic with
three years ago. Since 2008,       opment, including expansion            “My hope is that we have        the industrial park’s potential,
Kechi’s population has pla-        expected in the Tierra Verde       a more balanced community           expected to begin with the
teaued, Jackson said.              development near 47th North        than in the past,” Smith said.      Energy Tunnel.

                                                                                                                                                    be in boundaries
   Valley Center was the fifth      and Webb Road, Bel Aire is         “In the past, we have been a            Even with a lack of tangible
fastest growing city in the        expected to consistently attract   residential, bedroom commu-         progress in Tierra Verde and
Wichita area, increasing by        new residents with two new         nity.”                              the industrial park to this point,

                                                                                                                                                    of new schools
1,939 residents to a population    USD 259 schools in the city            In the past few months,         residential growth is expected
of 6,822.                          that will open in 2012. The        there has been progress with        soon. In late March, Lasher
   Park City was the seventh       schools are currently Bel Aire’s   residential and business devel-     announced that the city had
fastest growing city in the area   biggest draw to market new         opment that’s slowly starting       closed on a new subdivision on
with a population increase of      homes in the city.                 to break apart the cloud of debt    the south side of 53rd Street,
1,483 residents. The 26 percent        “You can see the potential     hanging over the city.              across the street from the new            By Matt Heilman
jump showed Park City’s 2010       there, but we’ll have to see           As of late March, Lasher        high school at the northeast
                                                                                                                                                       The Bel Aire City Council has extensively discussed two
population to be 7,297 resi-       what the economy does,” Bel        said a California-based alterna-    corner of 53rd and Rock Road.
                                                                                                                                                    new USD 259 schools in Bel Aire and the opportunities they
dents.                             Aire Mayor Harold Smith said.      tive energy company, called             The subdivision will be
                                                                                                                                                    will bring to the city, including the potential to draw new
   Bel Aire was the 11th fastest       As has been well document-     the Energy Tunnel, still had        built on about 70 acres and
                                                                                                                                                    residents and commercial development.
growing city in the Wichita        ed, Bel Aire’s very survival is    plans to begin production of        primarily include starter homes
                                                                                                                                                       While there’s optimism surrounding the K-8 school near
area with an increase of 933       reliant on growth. About this      an alternative energy generator     in the $130,000 to $150,000
                                                                                                                                                    53rd North and Woodlawn and the high school near 53rd
residents. The 16 percent in-      time last year, the city didn’t    within the next couple years        range with some multi-family
                                                                                                                                                    North and Rock Road, questions remain about the schools,
crease brought Bel Aire’s 2010     rule out the possibility of los-   in Bel Aire, utilizing space in     homes consisting of duplexes.
                                                                                                                                                    which are scheduled to open in the fall of 2012. The two
population to 6,769.               ing its charter in the face of     Tierra Verde and the neighbor-          In mid-March, the Bel Aire
                                                                                                                                                    that seem to be asked most often are what the names of the
   The next census, which          a near $19 million debt from       ing industrial park.                City Council approved a mar-
                                                                                                                                                    schools will be and where district boundaries will be set.
will be conducted in 2020, is      land purchases.                        In preparation for industrial   keting incentive to boost home
                                                                                                                                                       At its Feb. 22 meeting, the council discussed making a
expected to show significantly          In 2010, Smith and for-        business on about 800 acres         sales in the four-phase Central
                                                                                                                                                    formal request to the Wichita school district to include all of
more growth for all four cities    mer Bel Aire Assistant City        along 53rd North between            Park development.
                                                                                                                                                    Bel Aire in the schools’ boundaries. On March 1, the council
with more housing, new busi-       Manager Matt Stiles worked         Webb Road and Greenwich,                 Time will tell if an upswing
                                                                                                                                                    took action by approving a resolution that gives all students
nesses and new schools. Of the     out a long-term plan to pay        Lasher tried to win a grant to      over the last several months
                                                                                                                                                    within the corporate limits of Bel Aire the opportunity to at-
four, Bel Aire is likely to see    off the debt without impact-       construct a railroad spur in the    is the start of “Goddard-like
                                                                                                                                                    tend the same school. The resolution was sent to USD 259.
the most growth between 2010       ing city services and keeping      park, building off a rail line.     growth” for Bel Aire.
                                                                                                                                                       In the resolution, prepared by the city’s attorney, Lee
and 2020.                          incremental tax hikes to a             The spur would allow large          Smith said he’s “pretty darn
                                                                                                                                                    Parker, there’s mention of a resolution from September
   In 2010, the census cham-       minimum.                           industrial units to be shipped      optimistic” about Bel Aire’s
                                                                                                                                                    2007, which supported allowing students in Bel Aire to at-
pion was Goddard, whose                While encouraged by his        by rail directly from the indus-    outlook for growth, as long as
                                                                                                                                                    tend a single school. The 2007 resolution was approved by
population more than doubled       city’s potential, Smith empha-     trial park.                         the economy improves over
                                                                                                                                                    the council 4-1 after three months of dialogue with Bel Aire
from 2000 to 2010. Depend-         sized it’s important for Bel           Lasher said the Kansas          the next decade.
ing on how well the economy        Aire to grow the right way.        Department of Transportation            “Driving around, I realized
                                                                                                                                                       The resolution adopted by the council on March 1 more
recovers from the downturn,            City leaders hope for Bel      recently decided it would like      how Bel Aire is well posi-
                                                                                                                                                    or less amends or builds off of what the council passed in
Bel Aire could boast “Goddard      Aire to keep its small-town at-    to see development begin on         tioned, with Wichita developed
                                                                                                                                                    2007, Parker said.
type numbers” in the next          mosphere with family-friendly      an industrial business before       about as far northeast as it can
                                                                                                                                                       The council passed the resolution 3-0. Council members
decade, Bel Aire City Manager      residential growth accompa-        Bel Aire would receive fund-        go,” Smith said. “If something
                                                                                                                                                    Dave Austin and Gary Breault were absent from the March 1
Ty Lasher said.                    nying new commercial and           ing for the railroad spur, but      busts lose, we’re ready.”

Sunrise caps season with run at nationals
By Matt Heilman                            trio of international stars who each are   nation.                                      record on the season.                      to win their bracket. Coincidentally,
                                           likely to play NCAA Division I basket-        “We tried to do a lot more national-         “Estacado, last I looked, was ranked    Sunrise defeated Word of Life in the
    The Sunrise Christian Academy          ball after their days at Sunrise.          type tournaments this year than we           like 23rd in the country,” Lindsted        bronze bracket championship in Ten-
boys’ basketball team doesn’t get              Buddy Hield is a 6-foot-4 shoot-       have in the past, ”Lindsted said.            said.                                      nessee. Word of Life is a north Wichita
many headlines locally. Sunrise is a       ing guard from the Bahamas who has            Sunrise only competed in two                 Leading up to the holiday break,        private school that is about 10 miles
private school that isn’t affiliated with   “interest from all over the country,”      tournaments in Kansas this year, one         Sunrise finished third at the Kreul         from Sunrise. Word of Life is also a
the Kansas State High School Ac-           Lindsted said.                             in Colby and one in Olathe. The Buf-         Classic in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The       strong basketball program.
tivities Association. While the school         Gabriel Olaseni is a 6-10 center       faloes were undefeated against Kansas        Buffaloes lost their first game to one of      On the season, Word of Life
can’t challenge for a state champion-      from London, England, who Lindsted         opponents this year, including a 50-49       Florida’s top-ranked teams before they     boasted wins over the likes of Maize
ship without the KSHSAA affiliation,        said is considering offers from Auburn,    win Dec. 9 against Olathe South,             rebounded to reel off three straight       and Emporia.
the Buffaloes have bigger fish to fry.      Iowa, Mississippi and Oklahoma.            which was ranked in Class 6A at the          wins.                                         While his teams gain valuable
    The team is built around a com-            Eric Katenda is a French Camer-        time.                                           Sunrise concluded its season in         experience and exposure at national
bination of local talent and foreign-      oonian who is considering offers from         Sunrise began its season in late No-      early March with a bronze bracket          tournaments, Lindsted said he enjoyed
exchange student athletes who bring        Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Notre           vember with an invitation to the Fan-        championship of the NACA Tourna-           playing teams in Kansas. There is
some national attention to the faith-      Dame and Iowa, Lindsted said.              tasy of Light Tournament in Wichita          ment in Dayton, Tenn. NACA, which          one team in particular Lindsted said
based school.                                  “We’ve had coaches from probably       Falls, Texas. The Buffaloes finished          stands for National Association of         he’d like to play, Wichita Heights, the
    “We get more recognition nation-       40 Division I schools come in to watch     third in the tournament that Lindsted        Christian Athletes, hosted the tourna-     three-time defending 6A champion in
ally than we do locally,” Sunrise coach    us practice,” Lindsted said.               said featured some of the best public        ment that consisted of some of the         Kansas.
and athletic director Kyle Lindsted            This winter, Sunrise traveled to       school teams in Texas. In the season-        top Christian schools in the nation,          Heights is just a few miles west of
said. “… Winning a state title is great,   several tournaments across the country     opening tournament, the Buffaloes suf-       Lindsted said.                             Sunrise.
but look at the opportunities we get to    and found success most of the way,         fered their first loss to Estacado High          Lindsted said the Buffaloes nar-           “I’d love to play them,” Lindsted
have.”                                     finishing 24-4 against some of the          School from Lubbock, Texas.                  rowly lost the first game of the NACA       said. “Even if they want to set some-
    This season, the team was led by a     best private and public schools in the        Estacado went on to compile a 34-2        Tournament before they rebounded           thing up now, let’s do it.”

                                            ELECTION 2011: BEL AIRE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
              Mayor’s                     MAYOR                        The vote                                                                   4. For residential devel-      expenditures.
                                                                                                                                              opment, I would stress new             2. I am not satisfied with
              corner                                                                                                                          schools we have under con-         the effort made to market or
                                                                          Voters in Bel Aire will be asked to vote for one mayoral
By Harold Smith                    Harold Smith                        candidate and two at-large city council candidates. Election Day
                                                                                                                                              struction. These new schools
                                                                                                                                              are an asset for Bel Aire in
                                                                                                                                                                                 sell the city property. We have
                                                                                                                                                                                 simply selected a real estate
                                                                       is April 5. Advance voting is taking place from noon to 7 p.m.         attracting new development.        company and then taken a pas-
                                       Age: 78
T      he budget process                                               March 31 and April 1 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2 at Bel          We have land close to these        sive role. We instead should
                                       Political experience: Cur-      Aire City Hall, 7651 E. Central Park.
       for 2012 has already                                                                                                                   schools with services in place     be an active participant in the
                                   rent mayor; former city council
       started. In this process,                                                                                                              to allow development to            sale of our property and ex-
your thoughts are important.
The more suggestions we
                                       Community involvement:          The questions                                                          proceed quickly. Bel Aire also
                                                                                                                                              enjoys ready access to com-
                                                                                                                                                                                 pect regular reports from the
                                                                                                                                                                                 real estate company describing
                                   Bel Aire Planning Commission.
receive, the better will be                                                                                                                   mercial businesses in neigh-       what marketing steps are be-
                                       1. To continue working with        1. Why are you running for office?
our understanding of what                                                                                                                     boring cities. For commercial/     ing taken and a list of clients
                                   the city council and staff on a        2. Are you satisfied with the way the city is dealing with its
citizens want the city to be.                                                                                                                 industrial development, my         contacted.
                                   workable plan to make the land      debt? If so, why? If not, what changes do you think need to be
   If your goal is lower                                                                                                                      primary selling points would           3. All kinds of develop-
                                   payments with the least pos-        made?
taxes, it would be most help-                                                                                                                 be the highly educated and         ment is desirable. We have so
                                   sible increase in city taxes. To       3. What kind of development do you think will benefit Bel
ful if you could point out                                                                                                                    skilled citizens we have in Bel    much property that if we plan
                                   see that citizens have the means    Aire the most moving forward and why? Industrial, commercial
where cuts in city services                                                                                                                   Aire along with nearby access      ahead each kind of develop-
                                   to stay informed on what the        or residential.
would be acceptable.                                                                                                                          to highway, rail and airport       ment can be included. We
                                   city is doing.                         4. If you were in charge of marketing Bel Aire, what is the
   If you want to maintain                                                                                                                    transit services.                  want to maintain Bel Aire as a
                                       2. No. We need to work even     No. 1 selling point you would convey? Why?
or increase a city service,                                                                                                                                                      mainly residential community,
                                   harder and think smarter on
that is also helpful informa-                                                                                                                                                    but we should make use of
                                   how to pay down the land debt.
                                       3. All of the above plus        need for commercial will be        obligations, but also looks         Moe Terrebonne                     the railway on our property
   At each city council                                                needed. With rail spurs and        ahead for strategic growth op-                                         for potential industrial and
                                   anything else we can figure out.                                                                               Age: 62
meeting there is a time for                                            industrial land, this again will   portunities. I work with my fel-                                       commercial use. Commercial
                                   Residential development usu-                                                                                  Political experience:
citizens’ concerns when                                                be a very beneficial part of Bel    low council members to focus                                           and industrial development
                                   ally comes first. Commercial                                                                                Member of the Bel Aire City
you can speak directly to                                              Aire’s growth. All three will      decision making on facts and                                           would generate needed tax
                                   development follows residential                                                                            Council from 1999 through
the council. We also receive                                           be important for Bel Aire.         data rather than emotions. This                                        revenue.
                                   development. Industrial devel-                                                                             2005.
many comments by e-mail.                                                  4. Bel Aire is a safe, grow-    talent has helped us govern                                                4. Location and infrastruc-
                                   opment is also needed. How-                                                                                   Community involvement:
An e-mail gives us a record                                            ing community. We have two         objectively.                                                           ture are critically important.
                                   ever, that can be a slow process,                                                                          Tree Board member since
of exactly what was suggest-                                           new schools opening in 2012,          2. I think we’ve made prog-                                         I would point out Bel Aire’s
                                   especially in this economy.                                                                                1999; Bel Aire Days volun-
ed and it can be reviewed                                              a church and other promising       ress the past four years. When                                         excellent location — adjacent
                                       4. The two schools now un-                                                                             teer; church volunteer.
when it is time to work on                                             things beginning to happen         I was elected to the council in                                        to K-254 and K-96 — and
                                   der construction are a big posi-                                                                              1. I am mainly running to
that issue.                                                            in Bel Aire. It is a city known    2007, land owned by the city                                           amenities of Rock Road and
                                   tive for the city. Also, we need                                                                           reduce spending and pre-
   The bottom line is that                                             for friendliness and recreation    was controlled by a bank hold-                                         Woodlawn areas (restaurants,
                                   to think more about selling Bel                                                                            vent higher taxes through a
your comments are part                                                 programs for youth as well as      ing trust, making it difficult for                                      shopping and medical fa-
                                   Aire as a good place to live,                                                                              more strict review of our city
of the process and will be                                             adults and senior citizens. A      the city to foster development.                                        cilities). Availability of new
                                   work or invest. And we need to                                                                             budget. The present council
considered along with other                                            very well-rounded community.       We’ve since restructured the                                           public and existing private
                                   work harder on how to present                                                                              has relied more on increasing
comments as well as other                                              We must convey this informa-       debt to provide the city with                                          schools and WSU is only a
                                   our land to possible buyers.                                                                               taxes by raising our mill levy
information we have been                                               tion through an aggressive         more direct control and author-                                        few minutes away. Finally, we
able to gather in regard to an                                         marketing team and let them        ity for the land. We have also      to address financial issues         have a very safe community.
issue.                                    CITY                         know what we expect of them.       carefully reviewed the city’s       rather than reducing budget
                                                                                                          budget these last few years to
                                                                                                                                                              Opening April 11th
                                                                                                          identify targeted cuts that allow
                                                                       Dave Sly
                                                                                                          Bel Aire to meet spending ob-
                                   Carolyn Marlier                         Age: 39
                                                                                                          ligations while still providing
                                                                                                          necessary and desired services.        �����������������������
                                                                           Political experience: Bel      We have made a concerted
                                      Age: 72                          Aire City Council member           effort to reduce city spending                     �����������������������
                                      Political experience:            since 2007.                        without reducing city services.
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                                   Council for 12 years.               Bel Aire Planning Commission       operations for both near-term
                                      Community involvement:           (vice-chairman), 2005 to 2007;                                                          FOR AROUND $20
                                                                                                          immediate and longer-term
                                   Served on the committee to          Bel Aire Economic Develop-                                               ALSO FEATURING A FULL SELECTION OF TOBACCO
                                                                                                          strategic growth, I believe
                                   incorporate Bel Aire; served        ment Board, 2006 to 2007;                                                                 PRODUCTS

                                                                                                          we need an adequate mix of
                                   two years on the recreation         Boeing Employees Commu-            residential, commercial and in-               COME SEE US & SAVE SOME $$$$
                                   committee; served seven years       nity Fund (chairman), 2006 to      dustrial development. My deci-
                                   on the Special Events Com-          2009; USD 259 Facility Master      sions concerning land use have
                                   mittee; served on the Bel Aire      Plan Steering Committee            addressed stated goals to de-

    On the digital sign near
Subway in Park City, there’s
                                   30th Anniversary Committee.         Member, 2007 to 2008.              crease Bel Aire’s dependence                          �������������������������
                                      1. I am running because in           1. I am running for re-        on residential growth for devel-
a message that recognizes                                                                                                                                           ������������������������������������
                                   the last 12 years serving on        election because I want to         opment. The city has sold land
Wichita Heights High School        the city council I have been        continue to help Bel Aire
for an impressive run to                                                                                  to residential, commercial and          Complete Auto Service         ����������������������������������
                                   part of many good things            persevere through the current      industrial developers, helping           Foreign & Domestic              ������������������������
say the least. The sign says,      in Bel Aire as well as help-        economic difficulties the city
“Congrats Heights … State                                                                                 wean the city off of property           Cars, Pickups & Vans              �����������������������
                                   ing make tough decisions on         is experiencing. There are         tax as the sole revenue source
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Champs of Everything.”             budget, taxes and land debt. I      many opportunities for growth.
    That’s not far from the                                                                               for the city. I believe Bel Aire                                                 HOURS
                                   have always had a vision for        Re-election would allow me to      will see increased residential                                          7:30 am to 6 pm Mon-Fri
truth. Combining the fall and      Bel Aire’s future and continue      continue serving the residents                                           ASE Master Technician             8 am to 1 pm Saturday
winter sports seasons, Heights                                                                            growth due to the new K-8 and
                                   to have that vision and will        in a capacity to help ensure the   high schools being built within       Over 25 years experience               316-755-1007
has won five team Class 6A          work diligently to see that Bel     city remains economically vi-
state championships this year.                                                                            our city limits by USD 259.
                                   Aire is one of the best places      able. I have remained focused
    To put that in perspective,    to live. I believe in open com-     on working to make certain
but not to pick on another         munication with the citizens        the city not meets its financial
local school, Valley Center        and will continue to listen to
High School has one team           their concerns.
state championship in its
                                      2. I feel that the debt has
history.                           been handled in the best way
    For Heights, the run started   possible. The biggest mistake
with an undefeated football        was not marketing the land
season that was nearly de-         soon enough. There are solid
railed in the Class 6A substate    plans in place to continue
final against Dodge City.           handling the debt in the future.
After falling behind 28-0 in       Every stone has been turned
the first quarter of the state’s    to seek the best action for
semifinal game, the Falcons         continuing to keep the land            1303 E. 61st N. • Kechi
mounted a near miraculous          debt plan, and with sales and                806-9442
comeback, capped by one of         aggressive marketing, we
the best catches you’ll ever       should be able to handle the            11am-7pm Mon-Sat
see at the high school level.      debt of the city.                       12pm-6pm Sunday
    Senior Evan Wessel,               3. With two new schools
usually relied on to lead the      completed in 2012, I believe              Free or low-cost
defensive secondary, made          residential will be a very big           delivery with $10
a diving catch in the back of      benefit to Bel Aire. I also              minimum purchase.
the endzone to complete the        believe that commercial and             Mon-Sat, lunch and
comeback and put Heights in        industrial will play a big part.            dinner only
the 6A title game, where they      As residential expands, the
promptly took care of Olathe
North in a route.
    The good times were only
beginning. In the winter,
Wessel was part of the boys’
basketball team that won its
third consecutive state cham-
pionship. The girls’ basketball
team, wrestling team and
girls’ bowling team also won
state titles.
    It’ll be interesting to see
whether athletes at Heights
competing in spring sports
can bring another champion-
ship or two to the school.
We’re impressed and proud of
all the participants who have
given their school plenty of
bragging rights this year.

    — The Bel Aire Breeze

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                                   City of Bel Aire
                                                                                                                                                  ATTENTION K – 8 PARENTS...WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

                                            Notes from                                                                                         The City of Bel Aire is currently working to submit an application
                                                                                                                                                 to the Kansas Department of Transportation for a Safe Routes
                                             City Hall                                                                                          To School program. What is Safe Routes To School? It is a pro-
                                                                                                                                                gram designed to help cities and schools work together to pro-
                                                                                                                                                mote physical activity in our children. The program encourages
   The City of Bel Aire is al-      tee meets as needed to plan         dedication in recognition of        will follow. THE PUBLIC IS          them to walk or ride their bike to school, rather than relying on
ways looking for volunteers to      special activities for citizens     her 28 years of exemplary ser-      INVITED TO ATTEND.                 vehicular transportation. To begin, the City of Bel Aire is prepar-
serve in various capacities:        that enhance the quality of         vice to the City of Bel Aire.          Moderator for the evening         ing a Phase I application that must be submitted to the KDoT
                                    life.                                  Immediately following the        will be Michael Schwanke,           by May 31, 2011. The Phase I stage is required to tell the state
• The Planning Commission                                               dedication, please accompany        KWCH TV.                           how we intend to provide a safe environment for our children to
meets the second Thursday of        If you are interested in serv-      us to the round-about north of         Sponsored by the Bel Aire                          walk or ride their bike to school.
each month to review zon-           ing in one of these capacities,     City Hall for the unveiling of a    Seniors Club.                          How can you help? The more support we can get from the
ing and development issues          please contact Mayor Smith,         sculpture commemorating Bel                                              community, the more attractive the City’s application is to the
related to orderly growth of        a City Council member, or           Aire’s 30th anniversary.                UMPIRES NEEDED                    Department of Transportation. Please take a few minutes to
Bel Aire.                           City Hall at 744-2451. Citizen         Please join us as we cel-                                               complete the Parent’s Survey found on the City of Bel Aire’s
• The Tree Board meets on the       engagement is valued and            ebrate these special events.           Bel Aire Rec is accepting          homepage ( or at the National Center for
last Monday of each month           strongly encouraged. Together                                           baseball & softball umpire           Safe Routes To School website ( Ad-
to focus on the beautification       we can make our community                MEET YOUR                      applications for the upcoming        ditionally, any K – 8 parents who would like to write a letter of
of Bel Aire through trees and       a better place now and into the        CANDIDATE NIGHT                  season.                            support for the program is encouraged to do so. This would help
greenery.                           future!                                                                    Experience preferred and         increase our chance of being selected for the next phase of the
• The Utility Advisory Com-                                             Friday, April 1, 2011 at 7:00       must be at least 16 years old.        competition. Please address letters to the following, BUT DO
mittee typically meets monthly       Celebrate Arbor Day 2011!                     p.m.                     Call Adam at 744-2700 if                                     NOT SEND THEM:
in the afternoon to discuss                                                  4551 N. Auburn                 interested.
issues related to water, sewer,     Date: April 30, 2011 at 10:00                Bel Aire                                                                              Ms. Becky Pepper
trash, and storm water within                   a.m.                                                                                                          Kansas Department of Transportation
the City.                           Location: North parking lot            Candidates running in the                                                            Eisenhower State Office Building
• The Economic Development             of Bel Aire City Hall            Bel Aire mayoral and city           Keep This Date Open!
                                                                                                                                                               Bureau of Transportation Planning
Committee also meets month-                                             council races have been in-              June 18th                                          700 SW Harrison Street
ly in the evening to discuss           Betty Martine, former            vited to attend. Each candidate                                                             Topeka, KS 66603-3754
options and ideas for growth        Deputy City Clerk and Utili-        will be given three minutes          7:00 to 10:00 PM
within Bel Aire.                    ties Clerk will be this year’s      to state their point of view. A                                         Instead, please send letters of support and completed surveys
• The Special Events Commit-        honoree at an Arbor Day tree        question-and-answer period         MUSIC AND                                                          to:

                              Bel Aire Recreation                                                          MOONLIGHT                                                      City of Bel Aire
                                                                                                                                                                        ATTN: Cody Sims
                                                                                                               City Hall Terrace                                     7651 E. Central Park Ave.
                       5251 E. 48th North • • 744-2700
                       Mon., Tue., & Thur. 8-8 • Wed. & Fri. 8-7 • Sat. 9-3                                   Music Talent Show                                         Bel Aire, KS 67226
                                                                                                              (age 18 and under)               Your letters of support and survey results will be included in the
            X-BOX CONNECT                             begin the week of May 16. Coed T-Ball will           Plus: Music under the stars         application packet that will be presented to KDoT in May. Please
A new X-Box Connect gaming system is now                 be for ages 5-6, Machine Pitch Baseball                                                 submit the letters of support and the completed surveys by
 available for use at the Rec Center thanks             for boys ages 7-8, Machine Pitch Softball            (bring your lawn chair)            Friday, May 20, 2011. For questions or concerns, contact Cody
to a $500 donation from the Bel Aire Lions             for girls ages 7-9, Youth Pitch Baseball for                                             Sims at City Hall at 744-2451 or Help us
  Club and a $500 grant from Sam’s Club.              boys ages 9-11, and Youth Pitch Softball for         No admission cost!                      show why Bel Aire is the right community for the project!
 The virtual video game is available during            girls ages 10-12. Registration deadline for                                                           Thank you for your help and support!
 scheduled times for members and day fee               Residents is April 15. Non-Residents may
                    users.                                 sign up on April 16 as space allows.

                BLASTBALL                                             TAEKWONDO
                                                      We are accepting registrations for ages 5 &
                                                                                                           Bel Aire Senior Center
  Blastball is an introductory Coed T-Ball                                                                                All events are held at the Bel Aire Senior Center, 7651 E. Central Park Ave.,
 program for 4 year olds. Games will be on            up. Classes meet on Monday & Friday from                           unless otherwise noted and are for ALL SENIORS living in or near Bel Aire.
 Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning April                5:00-6:00 pm or Tuesday & Thursday from                  The center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and has library books to check out,
 19. There will be one practice on the first             7:10-8:10 pm. These are great classes for                                      places to study or do research and computers for use.
night of the season. The deadline has passed                    beginners to black belts.
 however there are a few spots that remain                                                                  For more information about the center and its activities, contact Rick Eberhard, Senior Director, at
                     open.                                                YOGA                              either 744-2451, extension 121, or Beginning Jan. 1, Officer hours are 9
                                                          Classes are held on Mondays and                    a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday (Excluding holidays, special events or senior-related meetings.)
             SHORT SPORTS                               Wednesdays from 6:10-7:10 pm. You will                 Any senior can belong to or attend more than one senior center/club in Sedgwick County
 This instructional program for 3 year olds              need to provide your own yoga mat.
    will teach basic sports skills including                                                               Sr. Breakfasts            Friday, 9 a.m. except on Breakfast & Learn Days, Braums 3641 N. Rock Rd.
  throwing, catching, kicking, and batting.                       FITNESS CENTER                           Men’s Fellowship Coffee Every Monday, 10 a.m, Bel Aire Sr. Center, all men over 55 invited
   Age appropriate sports equipment will                            (ages 16 & up)                         Bridge                    Every Tuesday, 1 p.m.
 be utilized. We will meet on Tuesdays and               The Fitness Center consists of elliptical cross Aerobics                    NEW TIME Every Wednesday, 9 a.m.
 Thursdays from 6:30-7:00 beginning April                 trainers, treadmills, recumbent bike, multi- Oil Painting Classes Every Thursday, 1-4 p.m., Cost
 26. Each child must have an adult partner                 station weight machine, and free-weights.       TOPS Club                 NEW Take of Pounds Sensibly Club Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.
   (Parent, Grandparent, Aunt, etc). Pre-                  There is no charge for pass holders, or it is       The New Senior TOPS have a team of 6 members who are now participating in Walk Kansas 2011
            registration is required.                     available with the purchase of a daily pass.           which is a 8 week healthy lifestyle challenge. This event is organized by Kansas State University
                                                         Rates are going up after the first of the year,                                   Agricultural and Cooperative Extension Service
              RECREATIONAL                                                  so join now!                   April 4 — 6:30 PM Bel Aire Senior Center Potluck Dinner, Special Guests for “Meet the Bel Aire City
      SUMMER BALL LEAGUES                                                                                      Council & Mayor Candidates” program will be all 3 open City Council Candidates running 2 open-
 Teams will play up to 2 games per week on                 For more information on these or any Bel            ings and mayoral candidate (all invited) running for Mayor on April 5th General Election. Bring a
  Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday evenings,                     Aire Recreation Programs call 744-2700.            large covered food dish for supper to share with others? Doors open at 6:00 PM. Bring your own table
 or Saturdays beginning May 31. Practices                                                                      service and drinks will be provided.
                                                                                                           April 5 – 6 AM to 7 PM “2011 General Election Day” – Get out to VOTE!!! for Local City Council &

Bel Aire Senior Club                                                                                           Mayor races and USD 259 School Board Candidates – In the Community Room at City Hall.
                                                                                                           April 6 – 10:30 AM NEW home crafted “Jewelry Making Class” in the Senior Center. Cost $3.00 pp.
                                                                                                               Call 744-2451 X-121 for other questions. Need to bring a hand towel and a pair of needle nose pliers
   Activities are held at 4551 N. Auburn unless otherwise noted. Those 55-plus are welcome to participate.
                                                                                                               for the class.
For information on programs and services for seniors, contact Vicki Shepard, Tri-City Senior Director, at
                                                                                                           April 8 – 9 AM “NEW Breakfast & Learn Event” to be held at the Senior Center. Special Program
744-1199. The club is self-governed and activities benefit all participating seniors.
                                                                                                               presented by the Catholic Care Center staff. Complimentary Light breakfast will be provided along
                                                                                                               with coffee and juice. Come learn an overview of all the public services they can provide to the com-
                     Free computer class Monday 10:00 AM Park City Senior Center
                  Free Line Dance lessons Wednesday 2:30 PM Park City Senior Center
                                                                                                           April 8 - 7 PM – Monthly “Senior Fun Night” so bring your favorite card or board games from home
                       Square Dance Lessons and Dancing 6:30 PM every Thursday
                                                                                                               along with some snacks or finger food to share. Complimentary drinks will be provided.
                       (except 3rd Thursday of the month) Park City Senior Center
                                                                                                           April 9 – TBA – Senior Red Hats Society Meeting – Call 744-0217 for details.
                                                                                                           April 11 -- 7 PM – Central Park HoA Board Meeting in the Senior Center.
                 Free Tax Preparation at Park City Senior Center with AARP Volunteers
                                                                                                           April 12 -- 5:30 PM – NEW. Salad Supper for $5.00 pp. Advanced RSVP & payment required by calling
                            Contact Vicki at 744-1199 to make an Appointment
                                                                                                               744-2451 Ext. 121. Then come learn a NEW “Self Defense Class for WOMEN ONLY” begins at 6
                                                                                                               PM. Lt. Harry Spencer from the Bel Aire Police Department, Instructor. RSVP’s are required to Sr.
                                Friday April 1, 7:00 PM Candidates Forum
                                                                                                               Director and all area women are invited.
                       Tuesday, April 5, 8:30 AM Breakfast at Jimmies Egg east 21st
                                                                                                           April 14 -- 6:30 PM. NEW. “Storm Spotters Training and Meeting” in the Bel Aire Community Room.
                                Monday, April 11, 10:00 AM Board Meeting
                                                                                                               Public is Invited.
                                          11:30 AM Lunch at Fizz’s East 37th North
                                                                                                           April 16 – 10:30 AM – “Single Seniors Monthly Meeting & Fellowship” in the Senior Center. Compli-
                               1:30 PM Tour of Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolate (Kitchen)
                                                                                                               mentary coffee.
                                                   Directions to be given later
                                                                                                           April 16 – 9:00 to 11:30 AM – “Caregivers that Care” Seminar at the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
                           Wednesday April 20, 10:00 AM Men’s Coffee Braums
                                                                                                               – 1525 North Lorraine in Wichita, KS. For more questions and to RSVP call Conni Mansaw @ 660-
                        Wednesday April 20, 2:00 PM Ladies Tea/Coffee at Braums
                              Monday April 25, 6:00 PM Covered Dish Dinner
                                                                                                           April 18 -- Last Day or deadline to file your Income Taxes for 2010.
                               Hosts: Joyce Tammany, Norma McCue & Pauline Scheffler
                                                                                                           April 19 – NEW. The new TOPS CLUB invites the public to a complimentary/special “Seasoning with
                                      Program: Heartspring Carol Jared-Brown
                                                                                                               Herbs and Spices Class” with Lisa Friesen, R.D. K-State Extension Agent in the Senior Center. Public
                                                                                                               is cordially invited!
                      Just a reminder to start saving for the annual senior garage sale
                                                                                                           April 20 -- 10:30 AM New home crafted “Jewelry Making Class” in the Senior Center. Cost $3.00 pp.
                                                                                                               Need to bring a hand towel and pair of needle nose pliers.
                          For information on senior activities or resources contact
                                                                                                           April 22 -- 6 PM – Light Senior Fellowship Supper for $5.00 pp. RSVP with payment to Senior Direc-
                            Tri-City Senior Director Vicki Shepard at 744-1199                                 tor Rick Eberhard in advance? Monthly Sr. Pitch Party 7-10 PM. Bring snack items or finger food to
                                                                                                               share with others.
                           Deadline for May                                                                April 27 – Ladies Bunko Game Night @ 7 PM.

            Bel Aire Breeze
                                                                                                           April 30 – 10 AM – 2 PM “National Take Back Initiative II” sponsored by Bel Aire Police Department
                                                                                                               @ City Hall.
                                                                                                                                                      UPCOMING EVENTS
                                                                                                           AARP Drivers Safety Course & Program is coming on Thursday, May 19th at 8 AM – Sign up to Register
                                                                                                               early by contacting Senior Director’s Office! Cost $15.00 - 2nd and last course for 2011.
                                                                                                           Bel Aire Community wide BLOOD DRIVE coming up on June 10th 12 Noon to 7 PM in the Commu-

                          Friday, April 22                                                                     nity Room. Blood Donors are needed so call Senior Director’s office today?
                                                                                                                                                 May is Older American’s Month!!!

     March 17 – Officer McGuire issued            March 2 – Officer Foxx arrested            making a false police report in the 5600   was towed at the owner’s request.             Feb. 20 – Officer Steele responded       area nothing was located.
a traffic citation for driving with a sus-    Edgar Aparisio-Montana on charges of          block of East 49th North.                       Feb. 22 – Officer Hutton assisted a   to the report of a suspicious person             Feb. 18 – Officer Mavia responded
pended license at 6400 E. 37th North.        DUI, transporting an open container                Feb. 24 – Detective Pentecost ar-     citizen in the 4300 block of North Au-    in the 4100 block of North Parkwood.        to the report of a disturbance in the
     March 17 – Officer Foxx assisted         and driving with a suspended license in       rested Gustave M. Oxler on a Bel Aire      burn.                                     Nothing suspicious was discovered in        4500 block of North Oliver. It was a
Sedgwick County fire department and           the 4700 block of East 37th North.            warrant at 7651 E. Central Park.                Feb. 22 – Officer Hazelwood ar-       the area.                                   family dispute.
EMS in the 6000 block of East Perryton.          March 2 – Officer McGuire respond-              Feb. 24 – Detective Pentecost re-     rested Joel E. Guillen on a charge of         Feb. 19 – Officer McGuire served              Feb. 18 – Officer Hazelwood re-
     March 15 – Officer Brandewiede           ed to an audible alarm in the 4000 block      sponded to a dispute in the 4500 block     driving with a suspended license in the   a protection-from-abuse order in the        sponded to an audible alarm in the
issued a citation for driving with a sus-    of North Woodlawn.                            of North Woodlawn. It was a civil mat-     4900 block of North Woodlawn.             6100 block of East Danbury.                 6300 block of East Crestmark.
pended license at 7651 E. Central Park           March 2 – Officer Hazelwood ar-            ter.                                            Feb. 22 – Officer Swanson respond-        Feb. 19 – Officer Brandewiede re-             Feb. 18 – Officer Foxx and Lt.
Ave.                                         rested John Akinjayeju on a charge of              Feb. 24 – Officer Swanson checked      ed to the report of a suspicious person   sponded to a City of Bel Aire code viola-   Griggs responded to the report of a
     March 15 – Officer Brandewiede           driving with a suspended license in the       a suspicious person in the 6300 block of   in the 4100 block of North Danbury. Of-   tion in the 4800 block of North Hedge-      reckless driver in the 5300 block of East
responded to an alarm in the 4300            5100 block of North Woodlawn.                 East Crestmark.                            ficer did not locate anyone fitting the     row.                                        Willow Point. Officer observed a vehicle
block of Eagle Lake Court.                       March 2 – Officer McCaslin assisted             Feb. 24 – Officer Foxx assisted        description of the suspicious person.         Feb. 19 – Officer Brandewiede re-        matching the description of the suspect
     March 15 – Officer Brandewiede           Wichita police with the report of a dis-      Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office with a          Feb. 22 – Officer Swanson assisted    sponded to a family disturbance in the      vehicle. Michael R. Webb was arrested
responded to the report of domestic          turbance at 3323 N. Rock Road.                larceny at 8778 E. 53rd North. A subject   Sedgwick County EMS in the 4800 block     6600 block of East Summerside.              on charges of DUI and reckless driving.
violence in the 4800 block of East Ash-          March 2 – Officer McCaslin recov-          was issued a citation for larceny.         of North Hedgerow.                            Feb. 19 – Officer Foxx issued a               Feb. 18 – Officer Foxx arrested Mi-
ton.                                         ered a photo ID in the 5900 block of               Feb. 24 – Officers Hutton, Olgesby          Feb. 21 – Officer Brandewiede as-     citation for driving with a suspended       chael R. Webb on a Sedgwick County
     March 15 – Officer Hutton arrested       East 45th North.                              and Spencer responded to an injury ac-     sisted Sedgwick County fire and EMS in     license.                                    warrant in the 3800 block of North Oli-
Otis Wheeler on charges of driving with          March 2 – Officer Hazelwood re-            cident.                                    the 4800 block of North Homestead.            Feb. 19 – Officer Foxx responded         ver.
a suspended license, possession of mar-      sponded to the report of a domestic                Feb. 24 – Officer Foxx assisted Park        Feb. 21 – Officer Brandewiede ar-     to a disturbance between neighbors in            Feb. 17 – Officer McGuire respond-
ijuana and possession of paraphernalia       violence assault in the 5900 block of         City police on a traffic stop at 6100 N.    rested Micelle L. Saindon on a charge     the 3800 block of North Oliver.             ed to an audible alarm in the 6300 block
in the 4600 block of North Woodlawn.         East 45th North.                              I-135. Three subjects were arrested.       of driving with a suspended license and       Feb. 18 – Detective Pentecost ar-       of East Crestmark.
     March 15 – Lt. Spencer responded            March 2 – Officer Foxx responded                Feb. 24 – Officer Foxx assisted Park   Sedgwick County and City of Wichita       rested Charles D. Lene Jr. on an bench           Feb. 17 – Officer McGuire conduct-
to a verbal disturbance between fam-         to a hold-up alarm in the 6400 block of       City Police with locating a person who     warrants in the 3800 block of North       warrant through Bel Aire Municipal          ed a traffic stop at 4900 N. Woodlawn.
ily members in the 6000 block of East        East Perryton. The alarm was false.           was involved in a crash somewhere on       Woodlawn.                                 Court.                                      A person was driving with a suspend-
Clarendon.                                       March 2 – Lt. Griggs arrested             I-135. The subject was located at 8400          Feb. 20 – Officer McGuire arrested        Feb. 18 – Officer McGuire took the       ed license and had a City of Park City
     March 14 – Officer McGuire re-           Shamim K.l. Topiwala on a charge of           N. I-135 and arrested for DUI.             Tammie D. Newhouse-Henry on a City        report of a person receiving unsolicited    bench warrant.
sponded to an audible alarm in the           no driver’s license in possession and a            Feb. 22 – Officer Brandewiede ar-      of Wichita bench warrant, possession of   text messages in the 4100 block of Ed-           Feb. 17 – Detective Pentecost as-
4100 block of North Edgemoor.                Wichita Police Department warrant in          rested Michael Scott Eubanks on charg-     drug paraphernalia and criminal threats   inburg Circle.                              sisted EMS in the 4700 block of North
     March 14 – Officer Steele respond-       the 4200 block of North Woodlawn.             es of driving with a suspended license     in the 4200 block of North Rushwood.          Feb. 18 – Officer Hazelwood ar-          Oliver.
ed to the report of domestic violence in         March 1 – Officer Brandewiede as-          and habitual violator in the 5500 block         Feb. 20 – Officer Brandewiede ar-     rested Edwin M. Omenta on a bench                Feb. 17 – Officer Swanson re-
the 4200 block of North Janesville.          sisted Sedgwick County fire and EMS in         of East 37th North.                        rested Jonathan P. Barker on charges of   warrant at 7651 E. Central Park.            sponded to the report of larceny in the
     March 13 – Det. Pentecost took          the 4600 block of North Farmstead.                 Feb. 22 – Detective Pentecost as-     driving with a suspended license and          Feb. 18 – Jamal A. Rolfe-Mur-           6700 block of East 45th North.
the report of lost keys in the 5900 block        March 1 – Detective Pentecost             sisted Kansas Highway Patrol with an in-   habitual violator in the 6300 block of    ray was arrested on a bench warrant              Feb. 17 – Officers Swanson and
of East Perryton.                            took the report of fraudulent purchases       jury accident at K-254 and Rock Road.      East 37th North.                          through Bel Aire Municipal Court.           McCaslin checked on subjects who
     March 13 – Officer McGuire issued        made to a credit card in the 5900 block            Feb. 22 – Detective Pentecost lo-          Feb. 20 – Officer Hutton assisted         Feb. 18 – Officer Hutton responded       parked in the grass in the 4300 block
a citation for driving with a suspend-       of East 41st North.                           cated an abandoned vehicle in the 6000     EMS in the 5100 block of East 37th        to the report of a suspicious person at     of North Woodlawn. The subjects were
ed license in the 4600 block of North            March 1 – Officer Swanson issued           block of North Rock Road. The vehicle      North.                                    45th and Oliver. Officer checked the         issued a citation.
Webb.                                        a citation for failure to yield to an emer-
     March 13 – Officer Steele assisted       gency vehicle in the 4700 block of North
Kechi police at 6000 E. K-254.               Woodlawn.
     March 12 – Officer Brandewiede               March 1 – Officer Hazelwood re-
arrested Courtney Brianna Kee on a           sponded to an audible alarm in the
charge of driving with a suspended li-       5600 block of East 49th North.
cense in the 6200 block of East 37th             March 1 – Officer Foxx issued a ci-
North. Kee was also arrested on a Wich-      tation for parking a disabled vehicle in
ita Police Department warrant.               the road in the 4800 block of East 37th
     March 12 – Officer McGuire ar-           North.
rested Janice Mingo on charges of driv-          Feb. 27 – Officer Brandewiede
ing with a suspended license and ha-         assisted Sedgwick County EMS in the
bitual violator in the 5000 block of North   4400 block of North Janesville.
Woodlawn.                                        Feb. 27 – Officer Brandewiede as-
     March 12 – Officer Brandewiede           sisted Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office
responded to a family disturbance in the     with a warrant arrest in the 6200 block
4300 block of Eagle Lake Drive.              of East 37th North.
     March 12 – Officer Steele assisted           Feb. 27 – Officer Brandewiede ar-
Wichita police with the report of a dis-     rested Demarkcous Sundrel on a charge
turbance at 3505 N. Rock Road.               of driving with a suspended license in
     March 11 – Officer Hutton assisted       the 6600 block of East 45th North.
Wichita police with the report of an of-         Feb. 27 – Officer Brandewiede ar-
ficer in trouble at 6200 E. 21st North.       rested James Allen Belew on a charge
     March 11 – Lt. Spencer issued a         of driving with a suspended license at in
citation for driving with a suspended        the 6500 block of East 53rd North.
license in the 5700 block of East 37th           Feb. 27 – Officer McGuire assisted
North.                                       Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office with
     March 11 – Officer Foxx assisted         a roll-over, injury accident at 11200 E.
Butler County Sheriff’s Office and Ben-       45th North.
ton police with a DUI suspect in the             Feb. 27 – Officer McGuire respond-
12800 of North 127th East.                   ed to an audible alarm in the 6200 block
     March 9 – Officer Brandewiede            of East 37th North.
arrested Justin Nicholas Hermann on              Feb. 27 – Detective Pentecost as-
a charge of driving with a suspended         sisted Kechi police with the report of a
license in the 3800 block of North           suspicious person at K-254 and Webb.
Woodlawn.                                        Feb. 26 – Officer McGuire arrested
     March 9 – Detective Pentecost           Kelly L. Broadhead on a City of Bel Aire
responded to an audible alarm in the         bench warrant in the 2200 block of
4100 block of Edinburg.                      North 159th East after she was detained
     March 9 – Officer Hazelwood re-          by Andover police on a warrant sweep.
sponded to a disturbance between                 Feb. 26 – Officer McCaslin respond-
neighbors in the 4100 block of North         ed to an audible alarm in the 3900 block
Edinburg.                                    of North Edgemoor.
     March 9 – Officer Swanson assist-            Feb. 26 – Brian W. Cupps was ar-

                                                                                                       Salute Your Graduate
ed Sedgwick County EMS in the 4200           rested on a City of Bel Aire bench war-
block of North Westlake.                     rant in Butler County.
     March 9 – Officer Swanson issued             Feb. 26 – Officer McGuire arrested
a citation for driving with a suspended      Charles Brown on suspicion of DUI in
license in the 4900 block of North Rock      the 5100 block of North Woodlawn.

                                                                                                          in the May issue of the Bel Aire Breeze!
Road.                                            Feb. 26 – Officer Steel issued a cita-
     March 8 – Detective Pentecost re-       tion for driving with a suspended license

sponded to the report of an assault in       at Rock Road and Oak Tree Lane.
the 6000 block of East Clarendon.                Feb. 26 – Officer Foxx assisted
     March 8 – Detective Pentecost           Kechi police with a car stop at 4700 E.
                                                                                           Easy as:

found that a juvenile suspect was truant
while following up on a battery case in
                                             61st North. The driver was arrested on
                                             a Greenwood County warrant.                                                                                                             Congratulations,
the 6000 block of East Clarendon.                Feb. 25 – Officer McGuire arrested

     March 7 – Officer McGuire re-            Steven E. Casey on a charge of driving
sponded to a disturbance in the 6000         with a suspended license in the 6400
block of East Clarendon.                     block of East 37th North.
     March 7 – Officer Hutton assisted            Feb. 25 – Officer McGuire took a
EMS and Sedgwick County fire at 4900          report of an unknown person breaking                 Pick a size                                                                         We know you will succeed

N. Parkhurst Court.                          the interlocking mechanism on the city
     March 7 – Officer Swanson re-            payment box in the 7600 block of East                                                                                                         in all you do.

sponded to the report of a burglary          Central Park.
in the 4000 block of North Rushwood              Feb. 24 – Detective Pentecost in-                                                                                                    WE’RE PROUD OF YOU!
Court.                                       vestigated a report of blackmail and                                                                                                               Love, Your Family
     March 7 – Officer Toomey checked
a suspicious vehicle in the 6700 block of

East 44th North.
     March 6 – Officer McGuire respond-
ed to the report of domestic violence in                                                     Write a brief

the 5800 block of 49th North. Fredrick
                                                                                           personal message
Brown was arrested on a charge of vio-
lation of a protection order.                                                                                                            Congratulations,
     March 6 – Officer Hutton issued a
citation for driving with a suspended li-
cense in the 4700 block of North Oliver.
                                                                                           __________________                                Xavier!
     March 5 – Officer Brandewiede is-                                                                                                  WE’RE PROUD OF YOU!
                                                                                                                                          Love, Your Family
sued a citation for driving with a sus-
pended license in the 4800 block of East                                                   __________________                                                                                                                    We know
37th North.
     March 5 – Lt. Griggs responded to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              you will succeed
an audible alarm in the 4100 block of                                                      __________________                                                                                                                  in all you do.

North Edgemoor. The alarm was false.

     March 5 – Officer Foxx responded
                                                                                           __________________                                                                                                               WE’RE PROUD
to the report of domestic violence and
battery in the 5800 block of East 49th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OF YOU!
     March 4 – Officer McGuire respond-
ed to the report of a reckless driver in                                                   __________________                         Dea    dline                                                                               Love, Your Family
the 3800 block of North Greenwich. The                                                                                                             is noo

driver was located. The driver was hav-                                                                                                      April
ing medical issues and was treated and                                                                                                             22.
released by EMS.
     March 4 – Officer Hutton arrested
Jeanne M. Cluck on a charge of DUI in
the 5700 block of North Woodlawn.
                                                                                                        Drop it off at:
     March 2 – Officer Hazelwood ar-
rested Michael Conrado Pete on a court
commitment at 7651 E. Central Park.                                                             210 W. Main, Valley Center,
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Wingnuts look for home away from home
By Matt Heilman                                                                                                        Leagues.                            “It’s like watching your       can never thank those people
                                                                                                                          Paul said some of the play-   own kids play,” Paul said.        enough for what they do for
   After the Kansas City                                                                                               ers who are married or have      “They really appreciate it        our guys.”
Royals affiliate Wichita                                                                                                children leave their families    when they see us.”                   Besides a few veterans on
Wranglers left the Air Capi-                                                                                           behind when they report with        Tryouts for the Wingnuts       the team, almost every player
tol in 2007, an independent                                                                                            the Wingnuts in early May.       start on May 1. Ashcroft said     on the roster stays with a host
professional baseball team                                                                                             Ashcroft said that from May      host families are usually         family, he said.
was formed to fill the void at                                                                                          15 to Aug. 11, the Wingnuts      spread across the Wichita            Paul Carlstedt said the
Wichita’s Lawrence Du-                                                                                                 are scheduled to play 100        area, but it’s ideal to have at   team could use at least six
mont Stadium. The Wichita                                                                                              games.                           least a couple of players in      more host families for the
Wingnuts aren’t affiliated                                                                                                 The 11 days in that stretch   the same neighborhood so          summer. The Carlstedts said
in a Major League Baseball                                                                                             when a game isn’t sched-         they can carpool to and from      they’ve enjoyed being part
team’s farm system, but the                                                                                            uled, the Wingnuts are either    the ballpark.                     of the Wingnut family for the
players do get paid, just not                                                                                          boarding a bus for a road           For the third season, Valley   last couple of summers.
very much.                                                                                                             game or practicing.              Center resident and former           “As long as I don’t have to
   When the Wranglers were                                                                                                What’s needed from host       Wichita State University and      cook, it’s a lot of fun,” Freyja
in town, most of the play-                                                                                             families is a place to sleep,    Wingnuts infielder Kevin           said.
ers stayed with host families                                                                                          some food to eat and an          Hooper is managing the inde-         For more information on
during the summer, similar                                                                            Courtesy photo
                                                                                                                       available bathroom, Paul         pendent pro team.                 host families or if interested
to a college-aged team in the                The Carlstedts are recognized at last year’s Host                         said. Freyja said she keeps         “We aren’t able to do what     in hosting a player or two
National Baseball Congress.                  Family Appreciation Night. Pictured are (left to right)                   a refrigerator for the players   we do without host families,      this summer, call Ashcroft at
The Wingnuts also rely on                    Jacob Wiley, Jae Jung, Brandon Mathes, Bubba                              stocked with Gatorades and       bottom line,” Hooper said. “I     522-0000.
host families, and the team                  O’Donnell, Paul Carlstedt and (front) Freyja Carlstedt.                   their favorite snacks.
needs a few more by May.                                                                                                  “They need a place they
   Terri Ashcroft of Haysville               sage requesting Wingnut host              ning.                           can feel comfortable,” Paul
used to serve as the host                    families in his church’s bulle-              After a home game, play-     said.
family coordinator for the                   tin about three years ago and             ers usually get home late and      As a host family, the Carl-
Wranglers. Now she fills the                  decided he’d like to help.                sleep in until the late morn-   stedts receive a few perks.
volunteer role for the Wing-                    So far, the Carlstedts say             ing. And each day is a grind    They attend Wingnuts home
nuts. On Feb. 28, Ashcroft                   they’ve enjoyed opening their             for the Wingnuts, with a ros-   games and NBC World Series
visited with Paul and Freyja                 basement as an apartment for              ter full of young players who   games at Lawrence Dumont
Carlstedt in their Bel Aire                  Wingnut players. The couple               fight every day to keep their    for free.
home.                                        maintains a friendship with               spot in the batting order or       Paul said he and Freyja
   The Carlstedts plan to host               Justin Young, a player who                rotation and maintain a dream   also try to attend a few road
a couple of Wingnut players                  stayed with them in 2009 and              of someday playing the Major    games for the Wingnuts.
for their third summer.                      2010.
   “We’re empty nesters                         Paul and Freyja said they
and we have four bedrooms                    don’t see the players who stay

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upstairs and we’ve got two-                  with them very often during
and-half or three bedrooms                   the summer. The Wingnuts
downstairs,” Paul said. “It’s                usually report to the ballpark
just the two of us.”                         in the middle of the afternoon                        Please vote April 5th
   He said he saw a mes-                     and play games in the eve-
                                                                                             to confirm the direction of the city
                                                                                                  over the last four years.
                                             member Carolyn Marlier was
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                                             absent from the March 15
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April and the water utility was
chosen for an incentive because                  I Will Fix Your
“there’s an abundance and the
city pays for what it receives.”                   Computer!
   “The marketing folks                            Kechi resident with
thought it was a great idea to                       four Microsoft
do this,” Lasher said.                           certifications. Home or
   Council member Dave
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add some urgency to pushing
new home sales in Central
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and fall.                                            Lutheran
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                                                                                                       The people of Bel Aire are not properly represented when the
                                                                                                           City Council’s approach is simply to use tax increases to
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 KATHRYN HUPP-LEWIS                 cousins and other relatives.          Main, Newton, KS 67114                    RICHARD MCGINN                 died March 18, 2011.                Kristen Freund of Rutherford,
   Kathryn Elizabeth Hupp-             Visitation was March 10            and Christ United Methodist              Richard W. McGinn, 83,              She was a homemaker.            N.J., Christopher Hess of
Lewis, 43, McPherson, died          at Glidden - Ediger Funeral           Church, 477 N. Wabash St.,           Sedgwick, died Feb. 26, 2011.           Vivian is preceded in death     Derby, and Kelly and Jason
March 7, 2011.                      Home in McPherson. Fu-                Wasbash, IN 46992 and Asbury             He was a retired Sedgwick       by her husband, Chet; son,          Kerfoot of Derby; great-grand-
   She was born in Wichita on       neral service was March 11 at         Park Retirement, 200 S.W. 14th,      Elementary School custodian.        Wayne.                              children, Shay and Brayden
April 29, 1967, to D. Doug-         Countryside Covenant Church           Newton, KS 67114.                    He was born May 9, 1927, in             Survivors include sons and      Freund, Amalya, Kalyn and
las and Linda Carol (Mc-            in McPherson. Final resting                                                Newton to John Maurice and          daughters-in-law, Gary of Bel       Lielle Freund, Julian Puente and
Grew) Hupp. She attended            place will be in the McPherson        ALMA GILLISPIE                       Evelyn E. (Schuetz) McGinn.         Aire, Kenneth E. and Marjory        Jacob Kerfoot.
L’Ouverture elementary school,      Cemetery.                                 Alma Louise Horton Gil-          He was a lifelong resident of       of Douglass, Keith and Ro-             The Rosary was March 18
Curtis Middle School and               Memorial contributions             lispie, 83, Lawrence, formerly       Sedgwick and a member of            meta, of Douglass; daughter         at Downing and Lahey Mortu-
graduated from Southeast High       may be given to the Kathryn E.        of Bel Aire, died Feb. 22, 2011.     Sacred Heart Catholic Church        and son-in-law, Marilyn Jo and      ary East. The Funeral Mass
School in 1985. She attended        Lewis Children’s Fund, or the             She was born Sept. 28, 1927,     in Halstead.                        Jim Ford of Douglass; daugh-        was March 19 at St. Thomas
York College in York, Neb.          McPherson Family YMCA,                in Vineland, N.J., to Claude and         He was preceded in death        ter-in-law, Nancy Seal Rentz        Aquinas Catholic Church.
and graduated from Harding          in care of the Glidden - Ediger       Gertrude Horton. On May 30,          by a brother, Kenneth McGinn;       of West Columbia, S.C.; sister,        Memorials have been
University in Searcy, Ark. with     Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid           1952, she married Sidney T.          and a grandson, Dustin Fry.         Virginia Olmstead of Douglass;      established with Harry Hynes
a degree in social work. She        Street, McPherson, KS 67460.          Gillispie. For many years she            Survivors include sons and      19 grandchildren; 33 great-         Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Mar-
was a member of Countryside                                               served as a volunteer photogra-      daughters-in-law, Mark and          grandchildren; 17 great-great-      ket, Wichita, KS, 67202 and All
Covenant Church. She was a             ARLENE BROADFOOT                   pher for the city of Bel Aire.       Carolyn McGinn of Sedgwick,         grandchildren.                      Saints Catholic Church, 3205 E.
homemaker, worked as a social           Arlene Grace (Johnson)                She was preceded in death        Garth and Terri McGinn of Bel           Visitation was March 23 at      Grand, Wichita, KS, 67218.
worker at Charter Hospital in       Broadfoot, 84, Newton, died           by her husband; her parents; a       Aire; daughter, Leigh Charles       Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home.
Wichita, worked for the State of    March 10, 2011.                       brother, Claude Horton, Jr.; and     of Sedgwick; brothers and           Funeral service at 10 a.m.
Kansas in the tax department in
Topeka and worked as a physi-
cal fitness instructor teaching
                                        She was a retired Wells
                                    Fargo teller. She was born in
                                    Alpha, Ill. to Irvin Willard
                                                                          her infant daughter, Janet.
                                                                              Survivors include daughters
                                                                          and son-in-law, Sidney T. and
                                                                                                               sisters-in-law, Jerry and Mary
                                                                                                               McGinn of Sedgwick, Duane
                                                                                                               and Charlotte McGinn of
                                                                                                                                                   March 24 at First Christian
                                                                                                                                                   Church, 303 E. Fourth Street.
                                                                                                                                                       Memorials to: Harry Hynes
different kinds of aerobics and     Johnson and Laurena Luella            Scott Gillispie, Jr. of Wichita,     Halstead; sister and brother-in-    Memorial Hospice, 313 S.
yoga classes in Topeka and          (Bodeen) Johnson.                     Patricia Gillispie Miller and        law, Janice and Gene McVicar        Market, Wichita, KS 67202 and         Gabryel Salzman, a 2011
taught classes at the YMCA in           She was preceded in death         Harry Miller of Lawrence; son        of Sedgwick; three grandchil-       First Christian Church, P.O.      Wichita Heights High School
McPherson.                          by her parents, Irvin W. and          James D. Gillispie and Michelle      dren, one step-grandchild, two      Box 393, Douglass, KS 67039.      graduate, accepted a $500
   She was preceded in death        Laurena Johnson; and sisters,         Spencer of Tulsa, Okla.; broth-      great-grandchildren, and four                                         Academic Opportunity Award
by her father, Douglas Hupp;        Marge and Evelyn.                     er, Richard Horton of Vineland,      step-great-grandchildren.                     LENA HESS               in teacher education from Fort
husband, Karl Lewis; and step-          Survivors include her             N.J.; six grandchildren, Da-             The Rosary was March 1 at           Lena “Marie” (Costantino)     Hays State University. She is the
brother, Phillip Nichols.           husband, Robert Broadfoot;            vid, Dustin, Danielle, Lydia,        Sacred Heart Catholic Church.       Hess, 87, died March 14, 2011. daughter of David and Sumae
   Surviving family members         children, Gary and Dove               Nathaniel, and Aaron; one            Mass of the Christian Burial            She was a homemaker.          Salzman of Bel Aire. She plans
include her children, Gabriel       Broadfoot of North Manchester,        step-granddaughter, Christy;         was March 2 at Sacred Heart             She was preceded in death     to major in teacher education.
E. Lewis and Audrey E. Lewis        Ind., Dale and Etta Broadfoot of      one great granddaughter, Jade;       Catholic Church. Burial fol-        by her husband, Herbert;                         †††
of McPherson; mother and            Indianapolis, and Luan Broad-         and many cousins, nieces and         lowed at Hillside Cemetery in       parents, Domenic and Mar-             Megan Crownover of Bel
step-father, Linda and Dick         foot of Bel Aire; grandchildren,      nephews.                             Sedgwick.                           gherita Costantino; brother, Pete Aire represented Sedgwick
Nichols of McPherson; brother       Gary Broadfoot, Jr. of Fla.,              A celebration of life was held       Memorials may be given to       Costantino; and sister, Angelina. County 4-H as a delegate at
and sister-in-law, Douglas          Linda Broadfoot of Indianapo-         March 5 at the First Presbyte-       Sedgwick EMS. or Sedgwick               Survivors include her daugh- Kansas Citizenship in Action
and Joanna Hupp of Bel Aire;        lis, Kyle Broadfoot of Bel Aire       rian Church, Wichita, KS.            Historical Society both in care     ter and son-in-law, Sherry and    Feb. 20 and 21 in Topeka.
nephew, Micah Hupp of Bel           and Laura Broadfoot of Bel                In lieu of flowers, the family    of Kaufman Funeral Home,            Michael Freund of Wichita;        Delegates had the opportunity
Aire; step-brother and sister-in-   Aire; sister, Clarice Johnson of      suggests contributions in Al-        Halstead.                           son and daughter-in-law, Marty to learn about the legislative
law, Ronald and Candie Nichols      Moline, Ill.                          ma’s memory to the Alzheim-              Kaufman Funeral Home of         and Anna Hess of Bel Aire;        process as they met in legisla-
of Overland Park; step-sister           Service will be held at a later   er’s Association, the Presbyte-      Halstead had charge.                grandchildren, Britt and Denise tive committees then debated
and brother-in-law, Anita and       date.                                 rian Manors of Mid-America,                                              Freund of Cross Lanes, W.Va.,     and voted on their own “bills”
Lane Bomberger of McPherson;            Memorials to First United         or your favorite charity.                   VIVIAN SEAL                  Marni and Celso Puente of         in the state House and Senate
several aunts and a uncle; many     Methodist Church, 801 N.                                                      Vivian B. Seal, 95, Douglass,    Alexandria, W.Va., Jerrod and     chambers.

Christ Lutheran Church              North between Oliver and                  Phone number is 744-1502.        of the Nazarene                     from the Wichita State Univer-         Send your church’s upcom-
   Sunday service times are         Woodlawn, in Bel Aire.                Rev. Gary D. Green is the pas-           Sunday school for all ages      sity campus at 21st and Yale.       ing events and service times to
8:30 and 11 a.m. worship and           Worship service and break-         tor.                                 is at 9:30 a.m. Worship and             Sunday activities include or
9:45 a.m. Sunday School.            ing of the bread are at 9 a.m.,                                            children’s church are at 10:45.     adult and youth educational         call 755-0821.
   The church is located at         with Bible study and Sunday           Greenwich United                     Wednesday Bible study for           classes at 9:15 a.m., traditional
5356 N. Hillside (53rd North        school at 10:30 on Sundays.           Methodist Church                     adults begins with sandwiches       service at 10:30 and youth
and Hillside) across from              Wednesday prayer and Bible            Sunday worship service is         and chips at 6:15 p.m.              group activities from 4 to 6 p.m.
Heights High School.
   The church will hold special
                                    study are at 7 p.m.
                                       For more information, call
                                                                          at 9 a.m. Fellowship and coffee
                                                                          following the service.
                                                                                                                   The church is located at
                                                                                                               2100 E. 61st North in Park City.
                                                                                                                                                       E-mail uumc2220@uumc.
                                                                                                                                                   net; phone 686-6765. Rev. Phil
                                                                                                                                                                                        Auctions with Action
services for the Lenten season.     Melvan Adair at 744-7091.                Pastor Natalie can be                                                 Shull is the pastor.                  We Make it Happen
The Holden Evening Prayer                                                 reached at 773-2300 or 744-          Pine Valley
will be the order for worship.      Crossroads                            0203.                                Christian Church
March 30 there will be a spa-       Friends Church                           Pastor Natalie is at the             The church is located at
ghetti and salad supper at 6:15         Crossroads Friends Church         church from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.      5620 E. 21st North. Sunday
p.m. Worship will be at 7. The      meets at Stucky Middle School         Thursdays.                           school is at 9 a.m. with worship
monologue will be The Spear.        (east from 45th North and                Free coffee and donuts are        at 10:15. For more information
April 6 there will be a baked       Hillside) at 10:30 a.m. every         available from 5:30 to 9 a.m.        call 685-2421.
                                    Sunday.                               Thursdays.                                                                                                    Largest Watercraft Auction
potato bar at 6:15. Worship will
be at 7. The monologue will             The church has Crossroads            Visit the church online at        True Life Church                                                             in the Midwest —
be The Shroud. April 13 there       Kids and Crossroads Cribs                        True Life Church meets at                  6351 N. Louisville           1st Sat. of each month
                                    ministry areas, as well as               The church is located about a
will be a pot luck supper at
6:15. Worship will be at 7. The     contemporary music, relevant          mile south of K-254 on Green-
                                                                                                               Circle Greenwich Elementary
                                                                                                               (just north of K-96 on Green-
                                                                                                                                                               Park City, KS
                                                                                                                                                              316-210-4478                 6460 N. Broadway
monologue will be The Stone.        Bible teaching and a laid-back,       wich Road.                           wich Road). Coffee, juice                         April 1-3                  Wichita KS 67219
                                                                                                                                                                                             (316) 744-9950
                                                                                                                                                       Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
   Find the church online at        friendly atmosphere.                                                       and donuts are served early               Sunday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
                                        Lead pastor is David Nor-         Kechi United; e-mail Call      man and associate pastor is Jeff      Methodist Church
                                                                                                               Sundays. There are activities
                                                                                                               with the TLC Kids Zone from
the office at 744-1242 for more     Mullen.                                   Located at 4533 E. 61st          children from birth through fifth
information.                            Call the church office at 361-    North in Kechi, the Rev. Guy         grade. True Life Church has

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                                    0407 or visit it online at www.       E. Rendoff is the pastor. Church     gospel-centered contemporary
Church of the                             phone number is 744-1221,            music and biblical messages
Resurrection                                                              its website is www.kechiumc.         delivered by Norm Duncan.
   Church of the Resurrection       Fairmount United                      org and its e-mail address is           For more information, call                                            City
(Roman Catholic) is located at      Church of Christ                          978-9292 or visit www.experi-            Two Bedrooms/One Bath 864 sq. ft. $565 - $645
4910 N. Woodlawn in Bel Aire.          The church is located at               Sunday praise band and                             Three Bedrooms/Two Baths 1125 sq. ft. $645 - $735
   Masses for the Lord’s Day        1605 Fairmount in Wichita             worship are at 9:03 a.m. Sunday
are 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30     (south of WSU main entrance).         school is at 10. Worship is at 11.   University United
                                                                                                                                                      We offer: • Washer/Dryer Connection & Laundry Center
                                                                                                                                                                       • Swimming Pool, Clubhouse & BBQ Grill
and 11 a.m. Sunday. Weekday            Rev. Dr. Monte Gravenstein,                                             Methodist Church                                        • Basketball Court & Playground
Masses are 8 a.m. Monday,           interim minister, leads Sunday        Park City Church                       The church is located across
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday;       worship at 10:30 a.m. Adult
also at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.        Bible study begins at 9:30.
   Resurrection Catholic            Children’s church and nursery          Huge Inventory of Stone and Landscape Supplies
School has students from pre-       are at 10:30. For more informa-
school through eighth grade.        tion, call 682-1597 or visit at              Locally grown Premium Fescue Sod
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