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Walters Dance Center recently won many awards at the Sunflower Dance Festival. (Photo from Walters Dance Center)
Walters Dance Center recently won many awards at the Sunflower Dance Festival. (Photo from Walters Dance Center)

Both KCK resident Mark Harris, and Shelley Judd, of Walters Dance Center, won the Top Male Teacher Award and Top Female Teacher Awards at the Sunflower Dance Festival recently in Wichita, Kan.

It is an annual event and is the largest dance event in Kansas that offers Ballroom, Country and Swing contests.

The Top Teacher Award is based on placements by students. In Pro-Am divisions, students dance with their teacher.

On Friday morning and afternoon, the Ballroom competitions were held. Dancing with Mark Harris, KCK resident, Angela Lamb won first place in all of her dances.

Carol Dikeman and Mulan Way danced with their pro, James Netherton, also from Walters, and they both won many first place awards.

Charles O’Neal danced Ballroom with his teacher, Shari Augustine, of Walters, and won first place in many dances.

Ed Fukanaga and Jana Stewart, as an amateur couple, won first place in many dances.

Swing Competitions were held on Friday evening. In the Pro-Am divisions: Angela Lamb won first place, Rebecca Moore won second place, Jane Buttenhoff won third place, Debbie Nylund won fourth place, and Lorrie McCurdy won fifth place, in Newcomer Strictly Swing, all dancing with their pro, Mark Harris.

In Novice Strictly Swing, Patsy Stafford won first place, dancing with Mark Harris. In Strictly Hustle, Angela Lamb won first place, and Joann Luedke won second place, all dancing with their pro, Mark Harris. Bryan Jenx won second place in Pro-Am Strictly Swing Newcomer West Coast Swing and Buck Stafford placed second in pro-am Novice Strictly Swing, dancing with their pro, Mary Harris. Ed Fukanaga won first pace in many events dancing with his pro, Shelley Judd, and Ed Fukanaga and Jana Stewart won first place in many Swing, Hustle, and Salsa dance events as an amateur couple.

Country Pro-am Competitions were held on Saturdayand Sunday. Jane Buttenhoff won first place overall in Platinum Intermediate, Angela Lamb won First Place Overall in Open Newcomer, Lorrie McCurdy won third place overall in Silver Novice, Rebecca Moore won third place overall in Silver Newcomer, Joann Luedke received all golds in Gold Newcomer, Vivian Crosby received all golds in Gold Newcomer, and Roberta Adams received all golds in Bronze Newcomer, all dancing with their pro, Mark Harris. Ed Fukanaga won first place Gold Intermediate, first place in Bronze Intermediate, and third place in Silver Intermediate, dancing with Shelley Judd. Bryan Jenks won first place overall in Platinum Newcomer, and Bruce Moore received two golds and gold with honors on his three dances in Pre-Newcomer, dancing with their pro, Mary Harris. Ted Haase danced with his pro, Pris Allen, and won first place in Gold Newcomer and Silver newcomer.

Country Couples Divisions were danced on Sunday morning. Bryan Jenks and Vivian Crosby won first place overall in Newcomer Bronze. Ed Fukunaga and Jana Stewart won second place in both Intermediate Bronze and Intermediate Silver.

Walters Dance Center recently won many awards at the Sunflower Dance Festival. (Photo from Walters Dance Center)
Walters Dance Center recently won many awards at the Sunflower Dance Festival. (Photo from Walters Dance Center)

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The BPU Employee Charity Golf Corp. will hold its Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Dub’s Dread Golf Course in Kansas City, Kan.

As part of its ongoing commitment to the community, BPU employees sponsor and host this popular annual golf event which, to date, has raised nearly $500,000 for charities and nonprofits in Wyandotte County.

The 2015 tournament kicks off with registration and a continental breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The individual entry fee is $95, which includes greens fees, cart, a continental breakfast, refreshments on the course, and an awards dinner with prizes and free give-aways after the tournament. For player registration, contact David Mehlhaff at CharityGolf.Corp@gmail.com. The deadline for player registration is Sept.4, so act quickly.

There are also several opportunities for individuals or companies to contribute or donate to this charity event, including corporate sponsorships at various levels, in-kind donations of gift certificates, golf balls, tees, and other items for use in player goodie bags. For donation or sponsorship opportunities, contact a member of the Golf Tournament Committee:

David Mehlhaff 913-573-9173
Jerin Purtee 913-573-6833
Jeremy Ash 913-573-9555
Donna Maskil-Thompson 913-573-9967
Steve Wolf 913-573-6824
Tony Coleman 913-573-9667
Sam DeLeon 913-573-6915
Jason Moe 913-573-9348

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The 38th Street – Kaw Drive – Park Drive to westbound I-70 entrance ramp has been closed, beginning Friday morning, Sept. 4, through December 2015, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Adjacent multi-bridge repair work is taking place on I-70, according to KDOT.

A marked detour is being provided. Entrance ramp traffic will take Park Drive south to Kaw Drive west to 57th Street north to access westbound I-70, according to KDOT.

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