Weather: Expect as much as a half-inch of rain today

The forecast from the National Weather Service calls for between a quarter and a half-inch of rain today, with more rain possible this evening.

Today’s high will reach only 54, with a north northeast wind of 5 to 9 mph, the weather service said. Most of the day could be rainy.

After the rain leaves the area, it looks like quiet weather through the weekend. The outlook for the weekend is sunny skies with temperatures in the 70s.

Tonight, there is a 30 percent chance of showers before 7 p.m., with a low of 42, according to the weather service. A north wind of 6 mph will become light and variable after midnight.

Thursday, it will be mostly sunny with a high of 68 and a light west northwest wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon, the weather service said.

Thursday night, the low will be about 41, with a mostly cloudy sky gradually clearing, according to the weather service. There will be a north northwest wind of 8 to 10 mph.

Friday, it will be sunny with a high near 66 and a north northwest wind of 7 to 9 mph, the weather service said.

Friday night, the low will be around 43 with clear skies, according to the weather service.

Saturday, the high will be near 71 with sunny skies, the weather service said.

Saturday night, the low will be around 49 with clear skies, according to the weather service.

Sunday will be sunny with a high of 75, the weather service said.

Sunday night, expect a low of 58, according to the weather service.

Monday, the high will be near 77 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said.

Monday night, the low will be around 62, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, the high will be near 77 with partly sunny skies, according to the weather service.

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Pirates’ Wilson scores 2 in win over Bonner

Bonner Springs senior Hope Seaton (2) took a shot on goal in the second half. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

The Piper Lady Pirates soccer team faced off with the Bonner Springs Lady Braves on Tuesday evening and came away with a 2 – 1 victory. Piper senior Emily Wilson scored both goals in the win.

Bonner Springs opened the scoring with 15 minutes left in the first half. Senior Hope Seaton found a seam up the middle and outraced the Pirates’ defense to put herself one-on-one against Piper goalkeeper Emma Morgan.

Piper nearly evened the game five minutes later, but a difficult save by Braves senior goalkeeper Martina Glenn kept Piper off the board temporarily. Piper finally cashed in with six minutes left in the half when Wilson picked up an errant pass in the Bonner backfield and sent it into the net.

Wilson scored the game-winning goal early in the second half, chipping the ball past Glenn from close range.

Piper backup goalkeeper Brianna Andrade closed out the game, coming on midway through the second half when Morgan collided with a Bonner player while making a save.

Bonner junior Sydni Bolewski nearly collected an equalizer against Andrade with 15 minutes remaining, but her shot from 12 yards glanced off the left post.

Piper’s record improves to 9-1-0 overall and 3-0-0 in the Kaw Valley League. They will play at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Gardner-Edgerton. Bonner drops to 4-2-1 overall (2-1-1 in the KVL). They will play at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bishop Ward

Piper junior Brianna Andrade (2) worked the ball against Bonner Springs junior Sydni Bolewski (6). (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Brianna Andrade went for the block against a shot from Sydni Bolewski. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs freshman Hailey Robinson (15) volleyed the ball past Piper freshman Ryia Richardson (9). (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs sophomore Maria Gonzalez (10) split two Piper defenders on a run up field. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs senior Hope Seaton (2) outraced the Piper defense to create a goal-scoring opportunity. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Trinity Jones stripped the ball from Piper sophomore Riley Porter. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Piper goalkeeper Emma Morgan (0) challenged Bonner Springs forward Trinity Jones (11) on her run to the goal. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Piper freshman Emma Hawley (7) defended against Trinity Jones. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

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KCKPS taking survey to name new school

The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools district is taking a survey through 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, to name the new elementary school that will take the place of the combined White Church and Bethel elementary schools.

The survey offers five proposed school names, and also offers an opportunity to write in another name for the new school.

The five names are Bright Star Elementary, a combination of Bethel and White Church; Brune Elementary after Lowell Brune, who mentored students at the schools; Lane Elementary, for Dr. Cynthia Lane, superintendent; Legacy Elementary, acknowledging the students from both schools; and New Star Elementary, representing a new beginning.

The new school is scheduled to begin construction in fall 2018, and should be completed for the 2020-2021 school year. It is part of the zero-tax increase bond initiative.

To vote in the survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/newelementary
before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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