Candidate forum scheduled tonight

A candidate forum is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Kansas City Kansas Community College, lower Jewell Building, Room 2325-2326, at 7250 State Ave.

The forum for persons running for office in Wyandotte County is sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus. Interested candidates were asked to fill out a form in advance of the event.

Storms possible tonight

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There is a 40 percent chance of storms and rain tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

Strong to severe storms are possible, the weather service said. Hail up to quarter-sized and gusty winds will be possible, but probably will not be widespread, according to the weather service.

The Wyandotte County forecast for tonight calls for new rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter-inch, mainly after 7 p.m. The low will be around 73 degrees.

Temperatures will rise for the rest of the week and into the weekend, with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s Thursday through Saturday, according to the weather service. Storms again are possible early next week, but severe weather is not anticipated.

The high today will be near 86 with south southwest winds of 7 to 14 mph, gusting to 18 mph, the weather service said.

On Thursday, the high will be near 89 with mostly sunny skies and a heat index as high as 97, according to the weather service. A south wind of 8 to 11 mph is expected, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Thursday night, expect mostly clear skies with a low of 72 and a south wind of 7 to 10 mph, according to the weather service.

Friday, it will be sunny with a high near 88 and a south wind of 7 to 10 mph, according to the weather service.

Friday night, expect mostly clear skies with a low of 70, the weather service said.

Saturday, it will be sunny with a high near 88, the weather service said.

Saturday night, expect mostly clear skies and a low of 68, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 85, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be partly cloudy with a low of 66, according to the weather service.

Monday, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 82, the weather service said.

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Award winners named for Leavenworth Road parade

by Lou Braswell

Mother Nature shined on our Leavenworth Road Association parade again this year. She knew we needed rain, so she visited during the sleeping hours with the rain parading out of the area by mid-morning. Happy faces all around us.

The parade participants, either marching Leavenworth Road, watching and cheering on the sidelines, patrolling, traffic control, volunteering, or judging, it all shows a community working together.

Our line-up crew at Washington High School and Sunset Hills Church kept the line in order for the more than 50 entrants.

Washington RORC presented the colors along with Makynzie Sanchez singing the National Anthem. Superintendent Cynthia Lane of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools was our 2017 parade marshal.

Deniese Davis was not marching in the parade, because she was still working lots of areas, as our parade chairman.

Our judges had a tough job, but did narrow it down to the winners:

Music/Dance/Precision: Kristi’s Academy of Dance

Enthusiasm/Theme: Kansas City Marching Falcons

Riding/Any mode of transportation: KCK Council of PTA

The Judges also thought the KC Gators deserved honorable mention. Our 2017 judges were Kevin Steele, Kristin Love and Russ Love; Russ was also announcer.

All trophies will be awarded at our Oct. 10 meeting at Eisenhower Center, 2901 N. 72nd St. We also begin with a potluck dinner and social hour at 6 p.m. followed by our monthly meeting at 7 p.m. We hope all winners will be there , along with our 2017 judges and all those involved behind the scenes.

Lou Braswell is the executive director of the Leavenworth Road Association.