Sporting signs 25-year-old French midfielder

Sporting Kansas City announced Tuesday that it has signed a 25-year-old French midfielder, Remi Walter, to a three-year contract.

“Remi Walter is an experienced midfielder who will add quality to our team,” said Peter Vermes, Sporting Kansas City manager and Sporting director, said. “We are happy to welcome him to Kansas City and look forward to his quick adaptation within our club.”

Walter has made nearly 200 professional appearances since 2012, spanning seven full seasons in his native France and one season in Turkey.

The left-footed central midfielder, who has represented France at the U-17 through U-21 levels, boasts experience in several prestigious European competitions, including the UEFA Europa League, UEFA Champions League qualifying, French Ligue 1 — where he has scored three goals in 74 matches — and the Turkish Super Lig.

Walter’s contract has an option for 2024 and he will occupy an international slot on Sporting’s roster until he receives an international transfer certificate and P1 visa, according to the club.

A native of Essey-les-Nancy, Walter developed in Nancy’s youth academy before joining the French club’s first team as an 18-year-old in 2013.

He became a regular starter in the early stages of the 2013-2014 season and spent the next two and a half years as an integral midfield contributor for the side, scoring four goals in all competitions as Nancy narrowly missed out on promotion to the top-flight Ligue 1 in 2014 and 2015.

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Wyandotte County Democratic Breakfast Forum goes online Saturday

The Wyandotte County Democratic Breakfast Forum will meet online at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 23.

The guest speaker will be U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, D-3rd Dist., from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Also, Manhattan Mayor Ushi Reddi is scheduled to deliver remarks about her withdrawal from the U.S. Senate campaign.

The meeting is open to Democrats.

It will be a Zoom meeting, and the platform can be downloaded at After it is installed, the breakfast forum will be accessed at:

Meeting ID: 972 5995 8297
Password: 843981

The Wyandotte County Democratic Breakfast Forum also has a Facebook page at

Police Department makes changes for reports

The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department today announced some changes in the way the public may make police reports.

According to a news release from the Police Department, starting May 28, the public may phone in reports seven days a week from 6:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. by calling 913-573-8680.

The Midtown Report Desk at the Midtown Patrol Station, 849 N. 47th St., will open for walk-in reporting from 6:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week, and will be open on holidays.

The South Patrol report desk at the South Patrol Station, 2200 Metropolitan Ave., will be open for walk-in reporting from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and will be closed on holidays.

The KCK Police Headquarters, 700 Minnesota Ave., will be open for walk-in reporting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.