Fan pictures

Fans are posing for pictures in front of a “Be15ve” sign on the Nebraska Furniture Mart showroom floor near the entrance in Kansas City, Kansas. Chiefs fans may take their own pictures in front of the sign during normal store hours at Nebraska Furniture Mart. Fans are tagging the photos on Twitter @nfmtweets and #Be15ve. (Photo from Nebraska Furniture Mart)

Saturday events

Family story time planned
Family story time is planned from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25, at the youth services craft room, Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. There will be reading, dancing and singing. The story time is geared to children ages 2 to 6. For other library activities, visit

KCKCC conference home opener to be Saturday
Kansas City Kansas Community College’s basketball conference home openers will be on Saturday, Jan. 25, at KCKCC fieldhouse, 7250 State Ave. The Blue Devils will play Hesston, with the women’s game scheduled at 2 p.m. and the men’s game at 4 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, contact the sponsoring organization to see if the event will still be held.

Poet laureate of Kansas to appear Feb. 27 at Donnelly College

Huascar Medina

Huascar Medina, 2019-2020 poet laureate of Kansas, will make a public appearance at 9 a.m. Feb. 27 on the Donnelly College campus, Event Center, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Medina, Topeka, is a poet, writer and performer. He is a freelance copywriter and literary editor for seveneightfive magazine, publishing stories that spotlight literary and artistic events in northeast Kansas.

His poems may be found in his collection, “How to Hang the Moon,” published by Spartan Press. Medina is the winner of ARTSConnect’s 2018 Arty Award for Literary Art.

Medina will present, “May Our Voices Ring True.” His purpose is to help audiences share their experiences through poetry and discover what truly connects them. The talk is presented by Donnelly College and Humanities Kansas. The presentation is free and open to the public.

“I want to share what it means to me to be a Kansan,” he said. “I hope, in return, Kansans do the same with me.”

As poet laureate of Kansas, Medina promotes the humanities as a public resource for all Kansans through public readings, presentations and discussions about poetry in communities across the state.