Watch party set today for World Cup match

Fans are expected to gather again today for a World Cup watch party at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Power and Light District, Kansas City, Mo.

The U.S. Men’s National Team, including Graham Zusi and Matt Besler of Sporting Kansas City, will play Belgium in the Round of 16 FIFA World Cup matchup.

The host of the watch party is Sporting Kansas City. Admission is free to the event. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Kansas City doesn’t make the cut for Republican convention

Kansas City won’t be a finalist to serve as host of the 2016 Republican National Convention, according to an announcement today.

Cleveland and Dallas were selected as finalists. Denver and Kansas City did not advance to the finalist stage, according to the announcement today from the RNC’s Site Selection Committee.

A spokesman said the committee’s decision was based on a thorough review of bids, presentations and visits to each of the cities.

This statement was issued by RNC site committee chairwoman Enid Mickelsen:

“After extensive review the site selection committee has chosen Cleveland and Dallas as finalists for the 2016 convention. Cleveland and Dallas demonstrated their ability to host a phenomenal convention in 2016, and the RNC is excited about the prospect of hosting our convention in either of these great cities. After visiting both cities, I can say to my fellow Republicans that we should be excited for the 2016 convention. These world class cities know how to roll out the welcome mat, and more importantly they have the ability to provide our next presidential nominee a launching pad that will put a Republican in the White House in 2016.

“The committee extends our sincere thanks and gratitude to Denver and Kansas City for their hard work and dedication to this effort. Both teams should be proud of their work. They were great ambassadors for their cities, and we felt fortunate to visit and get to know them. This was a tough decision for our committee because all four of these cities made excellent bids.

“As we move closer to choosing a host for our convention, I’m more confident than ever that we’ll have an outstanding partner to showcase our Party and our Republican nominee in 2016.”

Wyandotte’s social services help out at bike race

Helping at the City of Fountains bike race last weekend at Union Station in Kansas City Mo., were Patrick Sumner, Sherrie Watkins-Alvey, Stephen Alvey and Josie Alvey. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

There was a major bike race that was held in front of Union Station in Kansas City, Mo.
The race is called City of Fountains. Well over 200 bike enthusiasts participated in this event. Bike enthusiasts came from all parts of the greater Kansas City area.
One of the groups that participated in the race was Wyandotte social services based in Kansas City, Kan. What they did was they gave drinks and snacks to the participants who rode in this gala event. Because of the center’s generosity this truly made this event a grand success especially for those who participated.

Several Kansas City, Kan., persons participated in the City of Fountains bike race last weekend at Union Station, Kansas City, Mo. (Photo by William Crum)

Several Kansas City, Kan., persons participated in the City of Fountains bike race last weekend at Union Station, Kansas City, Mo. (Photo by William Crum)