Raptor Days planned Jan. 24-25 at Wyandotte County Lake

Prepare to flock to the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library 2015 Raptor Days event, Jan. 24 and 25, presented by Operation Wildlife and sponsored by The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities.

This annual event encourages the community to celebrate birds of prey and educates the public about wildlife in Wyandotte County.

The event will take place at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, and the James P. Davis Hall in Wyandotte County Lake Park over the course of two days.

Saturday’s events will be available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and include live bird of prey presentations by Operation Wildlife, a craft area for children and eagle and waterfowl viewings along the lake. Events and presentations will also be available on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Take the West Road upon entering park to F.L. Schlagle Library or the East Road to Davis Hall.

In addition to BPU, the 2015 Raptor Days event is sponsored by the Wyandotte County Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department, the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools, and Operation Wildlife. To learn more about 2015 Raptor Days, call 913-299-2384 or visit www.kckpl.org.

Schedule

Jan. 24:
Location: Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, Wyandotte County Lake Park

• 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Eagle Crafts/Eagle Viewing.
Exhibits with live owls, hawks, falcons and other raptors.
Visit with volunteers from Operation Wildlife.

• 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Live Birds of Prey Presentations

Location: James P. Davis Hall, Wyandotte County Lake Park

• 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Exhibits with live owls, hawks, falcons, and other raptors. Visit with volunteers from Operation Wildlife.

• 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Live Bird of Prey Presentations


Jan. 25:

Location: F.L. Schlagle Library, Wyandotte County Lake Park

• Noon – 4 p.m. – Eagle Crafts/Eagle Viewing
Exhibits with live owls, hawks, falcons and other raptors.
Visit with volunteers from Operation Wildlife.

• 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Live Bird of Prey Presentations

Location: James P. Davis Hall, Wyandotte County Lake Park

• Noon – 4 p.m. – Exhibits with live owls, hawks, falcons, and other raptors. Visit with volunteers from Operation Wildlife.

• 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Live Bird of Prey Presentations

– Story from David Mehlhaff, BPU chief communications officer

Spelling bee planned Jan. 30

The Wyandotte County Spelling Bee is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, according to coordinator Elly Morris.

The bee will take place at the Turner High School Performing Arts Center, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kan., according to Morris, who is with the Turner School District. Registration is required by 12:45 p.m.

The spelling bee is open to any student in Wyandotte County who has not passed beyond the eighth grade on or before Feb. 1 and has not turned 15 years old by Sept. 1, 2014.

It is open to the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville, Piper, Turner, and Kansas City, Kan., school districts, along with private schools located in Wyandotte County.

Each participating elementary and middle school selects a building champion who will advance to the county competition.

The county winner will advance to the regional Sunflower Spelling Bee in Fort Hays, Kan., sponsored by the Hays Daily News.

The Wyandotte County winner will receive a trophy and a first-place medal. Second- and third-place winners also will receive medals. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Several students receive degrees at K-State

Several students from Wyandotte County have completed degree requirements from Kansas State University.

The students from Wyandotte County include:

Nadia Bahadori, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Ellyn Calvert, Bachelor of Science; Brittany Cunningham, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Christopher Cunningham, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Isaac Falcon, Master of Science; Jacob Hoit, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Allison Jenicke, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology; Ivette Martinez, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Adam Pack, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Ingrid Perez, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Elizabeth Ploetz, Doctor of Philosophy; Emily Randolph, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training; Patrick Robinson, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jesus Sanchez, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering; and Craig Swan, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.