KCKCC vocal music program prepares for spring concert

by Kelly Rogge
The Kansas City Kansas Community College Choir Program is preparing for one of its final concerts of the semester.

The KCKCC Spring Choral Concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Trinity Community Church, 5010 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature the Chamber Choir, which will be performing selections from British composer Paul Mealor. This includes the song cycle: “Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal.”

In addition, the concert will feature selections from the High Lonesome Mass, sung by the Community Chamber Choir. This piece will include a bluegrass ensemble along with the choir. It is a mixture of American Folk hymns and the Catholic Mass.

For more information on the choral program at KCKCC, contact John Stafford at jstafford@kckcc.edu or call 913-288-7137.


Man sentenced to two years for failing to register as sex offender

A man who has been living in Kansas City, Kan., was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. His sentence will be followed by 10 years on supervised release.

Bryan Lee Shuck, 32, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of failure to register under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. In his plea, he admitted that he was convicted on a charge of deviate sexual assault on July 27, 2004, in Shelby County, Mo. He later registered at an address in Missouri. In May 2013, investigators determined that he was living and working in Kansas City, Kan., without registering in Kansas.

Grissom commended the U.S. Marshals Service, the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin for their work on the case.

Flood advisory in effect

A second round of storms is moving through Wyandotte County at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, and part of the area is under a flood advisory.

The flood advisory is in effect now through 3:30 p.m. Thursday for eastern Wyandotte County, according to the National Weather Service.

Heavy rainfall in the area may lead to minor flooding, the weather service said, especially along small streams and near low-water crossings.

Residents are advised not to drive into areas where the water covers the roadway.