Listening tour scheduled Tuesday on education

Sen. Anthony Hensley’s listening tour on education will stop in Bonner Springs on Tuesday, June 17.

The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Bonner Springs High School, 100 McDanield, Bonner Springs.

Teachers, parents, school employees and others interested in education are invited to attend the meeting.

Sen. Hensley, Senate Democratic Leader, has served in the Kansas Legislature for nearly 40 years. When the Legislature is not in session, he is a teacher. He represents parts of Douglas, Osage and Shawnee counties.

Juneteenth celebrated with parade, festival

A Juneteenth celebration with booths, a festival and parade was held Saturday, June 14, at Big 11 Lake in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

In mid-June a celebration occurs in Wyandotte County and throughout the United States. The name of the event is Juneteenth.

At Juneteenth, African-American freedom in America is celebrated. The festival here reaches out to include self-development, respect for all cultures, knowledge and appreciation for African-American history and culture. Youths are honored at the festival.

The festival kicked off at 18th and Quindaro and ended at Big 11 Lake where the festivities begin.

The festival included a car show and music, plus numerous booths, and candidates such as Paul Davis, Democratic candidate for the office of Kansas governor. Local candidates also came out to meet the public.

Paul Davis, left, Democratic candidate for Kansas governor, talked to firefighters at the Juneteenth celebration Saturday, June 14, at Big 11 Lake in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

A car show was part of the featured attractions at the Juneteenth celebration Saturday, June 14, at Big 11 Lake in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

Results announced for Leavenworth Road Association fishing derby

Kids waited for the whistle to sound to start fishing Saturday at the Leavenworth Road Association’s kids fishing derby. (Leavenworth Road Association photo)

Results have been announced for the Leavenworth Road Association’s kids fishing derby.

The derby was held Saturday, June 14, at Wyandotte County Lake. It was sponsored by the LRA and the Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department.

Results:

Largest: Ashley Cole, age 5, fish 3.5 pounds.

Age 3-6: 1st place, Mya Silva, age 3, fish 3.3 pounds; 2nd place, Samuel Cole, age 3, fish 2.6 pounds; Jackson Spears, age 3, fish 2.12 pounds.

Age 7-9: 1st place, Taryn Lewis, age 9, fish 3.2 pounds; 2nd place, Lydia Vallis, age 7, fish 3.1 pounds; Dustin Warner, age 8, fish 2.3 pounds.

Age 10-12: 1st place: Chandler Harris, age 10, fish weight 2.10 pounds; 2nd place, Julia Vazquez, age 11, fish 2.8 pounds; Nick Nicholas, age 11, fish 2.8 pounds.

Age 13-15: 1st place: Drake Martin, age 14, fish 3.4 pounds; Levon Sutton, age 13, fish 2.3 pounds; Angelica Eaton, age 15, fish 2.3 pounds.

Boys bicycle: Tyler Thompson.
Girls bicycle: Isabel Santana.
Grill and two chairs: Canyon Smittie.
Grill and two chairs: Seneca Birdsong.
Schlitterbahn passes: La’shia Butler.
Schlitterbahn passes: Semiyah Massey.
Tackle box: Hannah Nelson.

Leavenworth Road Association: Girl’s Bicycle, Isabel Santana. (Leavenworth Road Association photo)

Leavenworth Road Association kids fishing derby. Boy’s Bicycle, Tyler Thompson. (Leavenworth Road Association photo)

Leavenworth Road Association kids fishing derby. Schlitterbahn passes, La’shia Butler. (Leavenworth Road Association photo)

Leavenworth Road Association, kids fishing derby. Schlitterbahn passes, Semiyah Massey. (Leavenworth Road Association photo)

Leavenworth Road Association, kids fishing derby. First place, Mya Silva, age 3, fish 3.3 pounds. (Leavenworth Road Association photo)

Leavenworth Road Association, kids fishing derby. First place, Taryn Lewis, age 9, fish 3.2 pounds. (Leavenworth Road Association photo)

Leavenworth Road Association, kids fishing derby. First place, Chandler Harris, age 10, fish 2.10 pounds. (Leavenworth Road Association photo)

Leavenworth Road Association, kids fishing derby. Drake Martin, age 14, fish 3.4 pounds. (Leavenworth Road Association photo)

Leavenworth Road Association, kids fishing derby. Largest fish, Ashley Cole, age 5, fish 3.5 pounds. (Leavenworth Road Association photo)