Valley Center, KS 67147
P.O. Box 120 • 210 W. Main
The Bel Aire
VALLEY CENTER, KS
Permit No. 10
Vol. 6, No. 3 APRIL 2011 Complimentary copy
Pieces are in place City OKs
Bel Aire sees
growth that is
for sales in
By Matt Heilman
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
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.”
PAGE 2 APRIL 2011 • BEL AIRE BREEZE
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-
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
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.
Member of the Bel Aire City FEATURING...RYO CIGARETTE ROLLING MACHINE
Community involvement: 3. To foster sustainable city ROLL A CARTON OF CIGARETTES IN 8 MINUTES
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
24 Hour Tow Service
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
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
The Bel Aire Breeze
Published monthly by Strunk
Publishing LLC at P.O. Box
120, Valley Center, Kan.
67147. Publisher: Chris Strunk.
Fax: 316-755-0644. E-mail:
The ofﬁce is located at 210 W.
Main, Valley Center, Kan.
APRIL 2011 • BEL AIRE BREEZE PAGE 3
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 (www.belaireks.gov) or at the National Center for
last Monday of each month strongly encouraged. Together baseball & softball umpire Safe Routes To School website (www.saferoutesinfo.org). 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 • www.belaireks.gov • 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 email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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)
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.
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!!!
PAGE 4 APRIL 2011 • BEL AIRE BREEZE
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.
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
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.
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
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
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,
or mail it to:
The Ark Valley News,
Big Larry’s Burgers Box 120,
Try one of our new items Valley Center, KS 67147.
and get 50¢ off with this ad Be sure to include a photo
• Fish Sandwich or Basket (if desired) and payment, you will succeed
• Turkey Burger
• Stinger Fries with jalapeno, chili, cheese, onions plus your name and phone number. in all you do.
• Bacon Ranch Cheese Fries You may e-mail your ad to:
• Cheese Sticks email@example.com. WE’RE PROUD
• 20 piece Chicken Nuggets Include the information for your ad OF YOU!
• Deluxe Chicken Salad and attach a photo in tiff or jpg.
• Freeze or Brain Freeze - cherry or orange
Love, Your Family
328 S. Meridian in Valley Center Call 755-0821 when paying
755-9858 with MasterCard or Visa.
APRIL 2011 • BEL AIRE BREEZE PAGE 5
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
BEL AIRE VOTERS
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
Paid for by HAROLD SMITH, Mayor
absent from the March 15
Continued from Page 1
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
Austin supported the incentive, pick-up repairs.
but wondered whether May 31 316-990-1999. Usually
was too soon of a deadline for $50 plus parts. Includes
the program. FREE Antivirus for life!
Lasher said Weigand recom- CALL FOR FREE advice!
mended the deadline, likely to
add some urgency to pushing
new home sales in Central
Park. He said future incentives Christ
may be possible in the summer
and fall. Lutheran
The incentive was approved Church ELCA
by the council, 4-0. Council Welcome!
9:45 • Sunday School (youth/adult)
Al’s Handyman Service 8:30 • Service w/Comm. every Sun.
Remodel & Repairs of all Kinds 11:00 • Traditional Service
Insured & Bonded with Communion 1st & 3rd Sun.
Allen Dredge 53rd North & Hillside, Wichita
744-1242 • www.christ-lutheran.org
Park City, KS.
5 Garage Sales 18 For Rent
Now accepting applications. 1-
For Less Spending,
and 2-bedroom low-income apart-
ments available for 62+. EHO. Kidron
April 15 & 16, 2011
Chamber ofﬁce • 214 W. Main
Little Bear Daycare
Full Time Slots Available
Vote for Moe Terrebonne
Public Library • 321 W. First State Licensed I am an optimistic and positive person. I think we can do better than
SRS Approved simply raising taxes (mill levy) to meet Bel Aire’s ﬁnancial obligations.
12 Land Fenced Play Area For the last four years, some members of the present Bel Aire City
Healthy Food Program
1701 E. 98th Street North
Council have consistently relied on increasing taxes to meet our city
Valley Center ****************
expenses. If your family or business were faced with increased
5 acre residential lot with
40X80 metal building, well, expenses, what would you do? Wouldn’t you ﬁnd every way
electric, watermeter To place a
$135,000 classiﬁed ad in the Bel possible to decrease your spending? It’s time for the Council
Build to suit
minimum 1400 sq. ft. home Aire Breeze call Teresa at to begin to take that approach. Our mill levy has increased by
Farrell Construction 755-3389. almost 66% in the last four years and some city departments have
755-0855/393-7048 Deadline: April 22
increased their budgets by 28%.
17 Homes for Sale
The people of Bel Aire are not properly represented when the
City Council’s approach is simply to use tax increases to
address our ﬁnancial problems. If you agree with my
philosophy of controlling spending and taxes, while not
affecting our quality of life, please vote for me on April 5th.
1604 E. FALLBROOK VALLEY CENTER
Make an appointment today to see this beautiful 4,500+
sq. ft., 4BD, 3BA, 3Car ranch in Bear Hill Estates. This open 744-2747
ﬂoor plan has exquisite knotty alder woodwork & built-ins
throughout, hardwood ﬂoors, gourmet kitchen w/ granite Paid for by Moe Terrebonne for City Council
countertops and upgrades galore. View out/walkout base-
ment has a wet bar, bedroom, ofﬁce & concrete stormroom.
Large covered deck for entertaining. Lakeview lot.
Jackie McCallon 316-518-0444
PAGE 6 APRIL 2011 • BEL AIRE BREEZE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 Greenwichksumc.org. 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
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
email@example.com. 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
C4616 N. Hydraulic Parkark
0407 or visit it online at www. E. Rendoff is the pastor. Church gospel-centered contemporary
Church of the crossroadswichita.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 enceTLC.com. 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
The parish/school website is www.fairmountuccc.org. For more information call (316)932-2036
www.resurrectionwichita.com. Ne or email: email@example.com
Phone number is 744-2776. Gospel Assembly Church rcia
l Na w! Visit our website www.keymgmt.com
Located at 4230 N. Oliver in me t
Rev. Sherman A. Orr is the Com & ial lde
pastor. Bel Aire, service times are 10 nt Fire r
a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Bible Res
Community Bible study is 7 p.m. Monday. Prayer
The church is located at
service is 7 p.m. Tuesday. Praise
and worship is 7 p.m. Wednes- 838-5888 Delivery 3601 N. HILLSIDE
4551 Auburn, south of 45th day. WWW.SODSHOPS.COM Available WICHITA 67219