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With a population of over 6,000, Valley Center offers excellent educational and recreational facilities. While you are in Valley Center you can watch little league sports, visit the Historical Museum, browse through the Edna Buschow Memorial Library, visit the city's parks or enjoy a summer musical production of the Valley Players. Only 10 minutes from downtown Wichita. Valley Center offers a small town atmosphere with big city opportunities.


August 2015 Business of the Month

Business of the Month

Congratulations to Bob Kellet Insurance for being the Business of the Month for August 2015.



Carol VanLeeuwen grew up on a farm in southeast Kansas.  She began her career as an Insurance Agent in 2003 after working with Medicare billing for 3 years.  Carol managed an Independent Insurance agency, Wood-Dulohery Insurance, in Erie, Kansas.  After moving with her family to Mound City, Carol worked for Farm Bureau Insurance, as a Personal and Farm Insurance Agent, then, was later asked by Linn County Insurance to join their agency in 2006.  She worked there until she moved to Valley Center in 2010 to join the Bob Kellet Insurance agency.   Carol now writes all types of insurance, specializing in Commercial Business.



In 2006, she had completed and received the Certified Insurance Service Representative designation (CISR).  Following that designation, Carol began another extensive round of educational courses, and in 2012, she received the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.   In October of 2013, Carol was named the "Outstanding Young Agent of the Year" by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents.  


Carol currently serves on the board of the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents and is the President of the Kansas Young Agents Committee. 


 Marchele Wells started her career in insurance with Bob Kellet Insurance in 1998.  She specializes in Personal Insurance, which includes home, auto, dwelling, motorcycle & ATV, boat and RV policies. She loves to work with people and educate them about insurance.  Prior to her insurance career, Marchele worked as a pre-school teacher here in Valley Center, and later worked at the old Amoco Food Shop for 6 years.


Marchele is married to Troy Wells and has resided in Valley Center for almost 30 years.  Her husband, Troy has recently retired from the Sedgwick County Sheriff Department after 26 years of service.  He is now the Major over the Sedgwick County Reserves, part-time.  He also works full-time for KDOT as their Law Enforcement Liaison.


Marchele and Troy have 4 children, whom they are very proud of.  Brandie (and her husband Joe), David, Sammie and Slade.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and doing things around the home.

July 2015 Business of the Month

Business of the Month

Congratulations to Emprise Bank for being the Business of the Month for July 2015.




The Valley Center branch of Emprise Bank serves more than 1,000 households, with more than $17 million in deposit accounts and $6 million in loans.  
Our meeting will be sponsored by Emprise Bank. Guest speakers Robert Wilson and Bryan Blundell will be present to talk about retirement services that the bank offers.
Jennifer Basham
Branch Manager I


Emprise Bank
100 N Meridian
Valley Center, KS 67147
Phone: (316) 383-4418
Fax: (316) 383-4416

General Membership Meeting

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 11:45am

Please join us on August 18 for our monthly membership meeting.  Our meeting will be sponsored by Bob Kellet Insurance Agency. We will meet at City Hall at 11:45 (to begin at noon).