Archive for Wyandotte County

Saturday events

Make a craft at the library
A Winter Craft Extravaganza will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, 4051 West Drive, at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. Crafts may include making bird feeders out of recycled materials, acorn snowmen, and tree cookie ornaments. The drop-in event is for children.

Library book sale planned
A used book sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the West Wyandotte Library auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Photos with Santa at Cabela’s
Free photos with Santa are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Cabela’s, 10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. The photo is printed on-site and placed in a holiday frame.

See how marbles are made
A marble-making demonstration is planned from about 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Moon Marble Company, 600 E. Front St., Bonner Springs, Kansas. For more information, visit http://www.moonmarble.com.

Strawberry Hill Museum offers Olde World Christmas
The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will be open for visitors from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 17. The Olde World Christmas theme will include Victorian era decorations that adorn the mansion. The ethnic rooms will be filled with Christmas season Olde World traditions. The museum also has a gift shop and tea room. The cost of admission is $7. For more information, visit http://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org/.

NCAA Division II national football championship today in KCK
The NCAA Division II national football championship is scheduled at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Children’s Mercy Park, at the Legends area near I-435 and I-70 in Kansas City, Kansas. West Florida will play Texas A&M-Commerce for the championship. For ticket information, visit https://seatgeek.com/2017-d2-football-championship-tickets/ncaa-football/2017-12-16-5-pm/4083608.

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Turner girls earn tough win over Bonner, 44 – 35

Turner junior Lanita McDonald (23) drove for a layup in the third quarter. McDonald led the team with 17 points. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

The Turner High School girls basketball team got its first Kaw Valley League win at home against Bonner Springs on Thursday night. The game was nearly even through three quarters, but Turner rode a fourth quarter surge from Lanita McDonald and Tynica Gilmore to come away with the victory, 44 – 35.

Both teams defended aggressively throughout, and the referees called the game closely. The result was 75 free throw attempts in the game and both teams in the double bonus at the end of the game. Baskets were at a premium, and drives in the lane more often ended in a steal, a foul, or a held ball.

In the decisive run early in the fourth quarter, Turner was able to get McDonald and Gilmore open on the left wing for three point baskets. The Turner margin briefly stretched to 10 points, and Bonner was not able to recover. McDonald and Gilmore both went to the line repeatedly to close out the game, hitting enough free throws to keep Bonner at arm’s length.

Turner improved its record to 2 – 4 overall, 1 – 2 in the KVL. They will play next at home against Bishop Ward on Jan. 5. Bonner remains winless in the league, with an overall record of 1 – 5. They play at home against Topeka’s Shawnee Heights High School, also on Jan. 5.

Photos copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel

Turner cheerleaders sold raffle tickets to benefit the Surviving Spouses and Families Endowment (S.A.F.E.) supporting families of first responders. One generous donor purchased $100 of tickets. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs senior forward Kirsten Bizzell (34) went for a layup. Bizzell had 12 points in the game, including 10 of 12 free throw attempts. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner senior Hallie Hoffine (11) dribbled the ball past Lanita McDonald. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Turner junior Tynica Gilmore (15) took a short-range shot. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Lanita McDonald went up for a layup. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Turner sophomore Emily Beery (22) went up over Hallie Hoffine for an attempted layup.

Turner junior Tynica Gilmore took a short-range shot. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Hallie Hoffine fought for a loose ball against Turner junior Krystian Conway (10). (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner senior Skyler Ochoa (32) tried to take the ball inside. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Hallie Hoffine defended against Turner sophomore Aaliyah Garcia (5). (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

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Weather: Today’s high near 47

National Weather Service graphic


Temperatures at a chilly 35 degrees at 9 a.m. Friday will increase to a high near 47 this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Today’s forecast also calls for sunny skies and a light west southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning, according to the weather service.

Tonight, skies will be mostly clear with a low of 35 and a south southwest wind of 7 to 10 mph, according to forecasters.

The weather service says a large trough has swung across the Great Plains, resulting in a clipper system shifting across the Lower Missouri River Valley today. The system was too moisture-starved in this area to produce much of anything, according to the weather service.

As this system exits, there will be warmer temperatures across the region on Saturday, according to the weather service. Temperatures may reach as high as 60 on Saturday, bringing some gulf moisture with it to some areas.

Warm temperatures won’t last, as this circulation from the southwest will eject across the plains area on Sunday morning, setting the stage for the next chance at some precipitation on Sunday morning, according to the weather service.

Saturday’s forecast in Wyandotte County is sunny with a high near 59 and a south southwest wind of 9 to 15 mph, the weather service said.

Saturday night, there is a 40 percent chance of rain after 1 a.m., with increasing clouds. The low wil be around 40 with a south wind of 7 to 11 mph.

Sunday, there is a 60 percent chance of rain before 7 a.m., then showers are likely between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 49 with a south wind of 5 to 7 mph.

Sunday night, the low will be around 35 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Monday, the high will be near 53 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 35, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, the high will be near 53 with sunny skies, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, the low will be around 33 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be sunny with a high near 57, the weather service said.

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