Archive for November 2014

Elementary school lunch menus

Turner Public Schools
Monday, Dec. 1
Meatball sub sandwich.
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Chili with crackers; cinnamon roll.
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Chicken drummie or nuggeets.
Thursday, Dec. 4
Cheesy bread, sauce.
Friday, Dec. 5
Pizza, cheese and pepperoni; cookie.
Turner menus come with additional entrée choices of yogurt platter or peanut butter and jelly platter. Milk is offered with each meal. Fruits and veggies bar is offered daily with lunch.

Piper Public Schools
Monday, Dec. 1
Cheeseburger; three-cheese grilled cheese; pepperoni calzone, sweet potato fries, broccoli with dip, tropical fruit, peaches; turkey chef salad, peas, tropical fruit, peaches, blueberry fruit muffin.
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Soft tacos; chicken nuggets; peanut butter and jelly with cheese stick, garden salad, Texas pintos, orange smiles, applesauce; taco salad, Texas pintos, orange smiles, applesauce, cornbread.
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Chicken patty – grilled chicken; corn dog; roast turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, roasted vegetables, apple, pineapple roll; chicken Caesar salad, baby carrots with dip, apple, pineapple, roll and crackers.
Thursday, Dec. 4
Chicken Alfredo with Italian bread; meatball sub; Italian sub on deli bun, carrot coins, spring mix salad, cheesy cauliflower popcorn, banana, cinnamon apple slices; Cobb salad, carrot coins, banana, cinnamon apple slices and Italian bread.
Friday, Dec. 5
Cheese pizza; roast turkey sandwich; mozzarella dunkers with marinara, Caesar side salad, baby carrots with hummus, roasted corn, strawberry banana mix, pears; popcorn chicken salad, roasted corn, strawberry banana mmix, pears and fruit streusel muffin.

Bonner Springs Public Schools

Monday, Dec. 1
Cheeseburger; three-cheese grilled cheese, sweet potato fries, broccoli with dip, tropical fruit, peaches; turkey chef salad, peas, tropical fruit, peaches, blueberry fruit muffin.
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Soft tacos; chicken nuggets, garden salad, Texas pintos, orange smiles, applesauce; taco salad, Texas pintos, orange smiles, applesauce, cornbread.
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Chicken patty – grilled chicken; corn dog, mashed potatoes with gravy, roasted vegetables, apple, pineapple, roll; chicken Caesar salad, baby carrots with dip, apple, pineapple, roll, crackers.
Thursday, Dec. 4
Chicken Alfredo with Italian bread; meatball sub, carrot coins, spring mix salad, cheesy cauliflower popcorn, banana, cinnamon apple slices; Cobb salad, banana, carrot coins, cinnamon apple slices, Italian bread.
Friday, Dec. 5
Cheese pizza; roast turkey sandwich, Caesar side salad, baby carrots with hummus, roasted corn, strawberry banana mix, pears; popcorn chicken salad, roasted corn, strawberry banana mix, pears, fruit streusel muffin.

Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools
Monday, Dec. 1
Chicken quesadilla, grape tomatoes, refried beans, peaches, fruit choice, milk choice.
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Beef and bean burrito, lettuce and tomato, corn, orange, fruit and milk.
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Chicken nuggets, dinner roll, jelly, tater tots, salad, pears, fruit and milk.
Thursday, Dec. 4
Mini meatball sub, celery sticks, salad, banana, fruit and milk.
Friday, Dec. 5
Mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, broccoli, tropical fruit, fruit and milk.
All Kansas City, Kan., school lunches have an additional entree option of chef’s salad, fruit chef salad, or yogurt muffin basket.

All menus from all districts subject to change.

Arctic air sweeps into area

A blast of arctic air found its way to the Kansas City area on Sunday.

Temperatures at 2 p.m. were 31 degrees, with a wind chill of 21, according to the National Weather Service. They dropped 20 to 25 degrees this morning, when winds changed to north-northwest.

By 6 p.m. Sunday, temperatures should drop to 26 degrees, and by 9 p.m., to 22 degrees, according to the weather service.

Tonight, the low will drop to 16 degrees, the weather service said. The north wind will be around 15 mph with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Monday, look for mostly sunny skies and a high of 28 degrees. North northeast winds will be 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

The Monday morning bus-stop temperature can range from 16 degrees at 6 a.m. to 18 degrees at 9 a.m.

Monday night, the low will be around 18, with winds from the northeast at 5 to 8 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Tuesday, the mercury starts climbing again, when the high will be near 41. A south wind will be from 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night, the low will be around 27.

Look for Wednesday’s high to be near 43, and Wednesday night’s low, 27.

On Thursday, skies will be mostly cloudy with a high near 39. Thursday night, the low will be around 33.

On Friday, skies will be mostly cloudy with a high near 47. Friday night, the low will be around 36.

On Saturday, there will be mostly cloudy skies with a high near 49.

KCKCC women rebound from first loss with win over Dodge City

by Alan Hoskins

Kansas City Kansas Community College’s unbeaten women’s basketball season came to an end Friday but it took the No. 2 ranked team in Division I to do it.

Playing on their home court where they had not lost a game in 104 starts, Hutchinson’s unbeaten Lady Blue Dragons pulled away in the second half for an 83-55 win in the Hutchinson Classic at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. The win was also the Blue Dragons’ 23rd in a row over a Jayhawk East opponent.

However, the Lady Blue Devils, who are ranked No. 18 in Division II, bounced right back 18 hours later with an 84-69 win over Dodge City Saturday. The win boosted KCKCC’s record to 8-1 heading into the opening of Jayhawk Conference play Saturday when Labette comes to KCKCC for a doubleheader at 2 and 4 p.m.

KCKCC never trailed against Dodge City although the lead at halftime was only 40-36. The Blue Devils pulled away in the second half behind 51.6 percent shooting and a 55-47 advantage on the boards that offset 25 turnovers and a 40-point assault by Dodge City guard Azaria Nave.

Four Blue Devils scored in double figures led by Janai Mitchell, who dominated the rebounding with a career high 14 along with 10 points; and Cheyenne North, who just missed a double double with 16 points and nine rebounds. Cierra Gaines added 16 points, Iland Shurn a season high 12 off the bench and Erin Anderson eight points. The Blue Devils also got a big floor game from Cassidy Harbert, who had 11 assists, five points and six rebounds.

Hutchinson (8-0) needed a 26-3 second run to get away from the Blue Devils Friday. KCKCC cut an 11-point halftime deficit to 46-40 with 13 minutes left in the second half only to have the Blue Dragons score the next 11 in a row to ignite the decisive 26-3 run.

The Blue Dragons were led by a trio of lanky international standouts – 6-2 forward Kalani Purcell of New Zealand and 6-1 Clemence LeFebvre of France each had 19 points and 6-1 freshman Cynthia Petke of Cameroon had 14 points and 15 rebounds. The trio also combined for 29 rebounds in leading Hutch to a 49-26 rebounding edge over the smaller Blue Devils, who were without a 6-foot starter.

Cierra Gaines was the lone Blue Devil in double figures, scoring 17 points including five three-pointers. Cassidy Harbert and Aricca Daye added seven points each for the Blue Devils, who were just 18-of-60 from the field for a chilly 30 percent. Hutch, meanwhile, was 15-of-22 the second half for a sizzling 68.2 percent and .519 for the game.
Alan Hoskins is the sports information director at KCKCC.