At the Bike Rodeo

Despite rain, more than an estimated 150 kids showed up to participate in the 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo, held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the T-Bones stadium at 1800 Village West Parkway. Youth had their bikes inspected, completed a bicycle safety course, received bike safety helmets and T-shirts. There also was a drive-through car seat safety check. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Scenes from the 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo held Saturday, May 18, at the T-Bones stadium at 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Scenes from the 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo held Saturday, May 18, at the T-Bones stadium at 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Scenes from the 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo held Saturday, May 18, at the T-Bones stadium at 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Scenes from the 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo held Saturday, May 18, at the T-Bones stadium at 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Scenes from the 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo held Saturday, May 18, at the T-Bones stadium at 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Scenes from the 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo held Saturday, May 18, at the T-Bones stadium at 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Scenes from the 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo held Saturday, May 18, at the T-Bones stadium at 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Scenes from the 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo held Saturday, May 18, at the T-Bones stadium at 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Scenes from the 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo held Saturday, May 18, at the T-Bones stadium at 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Scenes from the 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo held Saturday, May 18, at the T-Bones stadium at 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Scenes from the 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo held Saturday, May 18, at the T-Bones stadium at 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Scenes from the 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo held Saturday, May 18, at the T-Bones stadium at 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Scenes from the 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo held Saturday, May 18, at the T-Bones stadium at 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Scenes from the 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo held Saturday, May 18, at the T-Bones stadium at 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Saturday events

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


Urban Kids Fishing Derby to be May 18
Urban American Outdoors TV and Kansas City Kansas Community College will sponsor the 14th annual Urban Kids Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College pond, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The kids derby is free to those who are 4 to 16 years old, and the participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All registered participants must bring their own fishing poles, bait and bucket. Loaner poles will be available, which must be returned. Anyone interested in having their child participate in this event may call 913-334-5177; parents must sign a release. The event is limited to the first 250 children who sign up. There will be prizes for winning catches. Parts of the derby will be filmed for Urban American Outdoors TV. For more information and to sign up, visit www.urbankidsfish.com.


Rep. Davids to speak at Democratic breakfast Saturday
The guest speaker for the Saturday, May 18, Wyandotte County Third Saturday Democratic Breakfast will be U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, D-3rd Dist. The breakfast will begin with a buffet at 8:15 a.m., with the program beginning at 9 a.m. at Las Islas Marias, 7516 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Also speaking at the Saturday breakfast will be state Rep. Valdenia Winn, the Kansas House Democratic assistant leader. She will give a legislative report. The breakfast is open to all Democrats. The cost is $10. Students and people on limited incomes will pay $6. It’s not required to purchase a breakfast to attend. Those who plan to purchase breakfast should respond to scottmackey08@yahoo.com by Friday, May 17. Reservations are encouraged, but not necessary to attend.


Cycling safety, family fun are focus of 13th annual KCK West Kiwanis Bike Rodeo
Elementary-aged kids will have the opportunity to learn tips on cycling safety, get free bike safety helmets and T-shirts and enjoy activities at the Kansas City T-Bones stadium at a free family event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18. The annual Kansas City Kansas Kiwanis West Bike Rodeo is back for the 13th year and will be held rain or shine in the parking lot area of Kansas City T-Bones Stadium, 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. Kids are encouraged to bring their bicycles to the event to have their bikes inspected free and to complete the bicycle safety course. Youth must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate. The first 300 to arrive will receive a free bike safety helmet and T-shirt. Participants will rotate through seven bike riding skill stations and have the opportunity to earn a bicycle safety certificate. Back again this year will be a free, drive-through car seat safety check. Experts will inspect car seats and ensure they are installed securely in families’ vehicles.


Town Hall meeting planned May 18

State Sen. Kevin Braun, R-5th Dist., plans a Town Hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Bonner Springs Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, Kansas.

Learn about insects and birds

A program about insects and birds commonly found in the garden will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, 4051 West Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. The library is at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. The program is for adults and teens. Registration is required to
https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/insects-and-birds-garden.

Family story time planned

Family story time will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. This program is geared to ages 2 to 6. There will be a story, dancing and singing. For other library programs, visit www.kckpl.org.

T-Bones take on Fargo-Moorhead

The T-Bones and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks will play game two of their three-game series at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at T-Bones Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas. Right-handed pitcher Tommy Collier will start for KC while left-handed pitcher Sebastian Kessay will go for Fargo. Post-game fireworks are scheduled. Full and half-season 2019 ticket packages as well as mini plans are on sale online or by calling 913-328-5618 or by visiting the Saint Luke’s Box Office between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Group ticket sales are also on sale. For more ticket information, see www.tbonesbaseball.com.

Vancouver visits Sporting KC on Saturday
Vancouver visits Sporting KC at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets are available at SeatGeek.com. The first 5,000 fans through the gates will receive a clear stadium bag. The match will be televised live on Fox Sports KC Plus and Fox Sports Midwest Plus, with local radio broadcasts from Sports Radio 810 WHB and ESPN Deportes KC 1480 AM.

Seven Wyandotte County students on honor rolls at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Seven Wyandotte County students have been named to the honor rolls for the spring 2019 semester at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, Kansas.

Students on the Dean’s List had a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99 for the semester, while students on the Honor Roll had a GPA of 3.2 to 3.49 for the semester. The students were taking at least 12 semester hours.

On the honor rolls from Wyandotte County:

From Bonner Springs, Kansas:

Isabella Cavanaugh, Dean’s List
Gracie Myers, Dean’s List

From Kansas City, Kansas:

Emilee Brotherton, Honor Roll
Jesse Calderon, Honor Roll
Araceli Hernandez Guerrero, Dean’s List
Lily Ledesma, Honor Roll
Rebecca Viens, Dean’s List