Well-known KCK chef dies

by William Crum
Klaus Sack, one of the founding fathers of the Greater Kansas City Chefs Association, died on July 7, 2014. He was a resident of Kansas City, Kan.

He was born in Germany and grew up in World War II. As a young man he studied culinary arts and has worked in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Ireland, plus he worked on various cruise lines.

He came to the United States with a suitcase and his culinary tools. While in the United States he was the executive chef at the Muehlebach Hotel. This is where he met his wife Carmen.

Known by many as one of the most influential chefs in the Kansas City area, he has played a major role in the Greater Kansas City culinary community, and was well respected for his culinary skills and leadership in the field.

He leaves his wife of many years, Carmen, his daughter Christina and son-in-law Mike.

Crash on I-435 sends driver to hospital

A crash on I-435 southbound just south of Kansas Avenue sent a driver to the hospital at 6:02 p.m. July 9.

According to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report, a 2013 Nissan was southbound on I-435 when it swerved and hit a legally parked car on the right shoulder.

The driver of the Nissan, a 40-year-old man from Olathe, Kan., had a possible injury and was taken to the hospital, according to the trooper’s report.

The car on the right shoulder was a 1989 Dodge Dakota.

Searle dominant in T-Bones loss

Ryan Searle dominated the T-Bones for 8 2/3 innings on Wednesday night, handing the T-Bones a 6-1 loss at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

Searle was perfect his first time through the order, but lost his perfect game and no-hit bid in the fourth inning. On the night, Searle (3-4) surrendered eight hits, one run (earned) and two walks, and struck out seven.

The AirHogs scored three runs in the second inning thanks to RBIs by Eric Baker, Jimmy Mojica and Abel Nieves.

Grand Prairie chipped in three more runs in the sixth. Nieves started things off with a one-out double. Vince DiFazio added a double that scored Nieves. Madison Carter knocked in two more with the inning’s third double.

The T-Bones’ lone run came on a sacrifice fly by Brian Erie in the seventh inning.

Jeff Lusardi had two hits, including a double, for Kansas City. Vladimir Frias also had two hits.

Kansas City starter Daniel Barone (5-3) pitched 5 innings, allowing four hits and three runs (all earned). He struck out six, including five of the first six AirHogs in the game, and didn’t allow any walks. T-Bones pitchers did not walk a Grand Prairie batter all night.

After dropping the first two games, the T-Bones (25-27) will conclude their series with Grand Prairie (21-30) Thursday night at 7:05. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.
– Story from T-Bones