Saturday events

Rowing Sunflower Showdown today  at Wyandotte County Lake

Women’s university rowing begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wyandotte County Lake, 91st and Leavenworth Road.

The University of Kansas and Kansas State University will compete for the Kansas Cup today.

Also at the meet today will be teams from Southern Methodist University and Drake.

Today’s event starts at 10 a.m. and continues through the afternoon.

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Puppet-making workshop planned

A puppet-making workshop is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29 at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th.

The workshop for adults and teens 13 and older is sponsored by the Kansas City Clowns and Turner Community Library.

Those attending will discuss puppetry and have an opportunity to create a simple puppet. Advance registration is required to 913-596-1404.

Ham and bean fundraiser dinner planned Saturday

Grinter Chapel United Methodist Church’s Annual Ham and Bean Dinner will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the church 7819 Swartz Road, Kansas City, Kan.

Homemade vegetable soup also will be served. For a donation of $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger, those attending will receive ham and beans or vegetable soup, corn bread, dessert and drink.

Rainbow of Colors event planned Saturday

The second annual Rainbow of Colors in the Bible Luncheon will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29. The host of the event is the Mary F. Handy Women’s Missionary Society of the First AME Church, 1111 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kan.

Other women’s organizations and members of other churches are invited.

Table sponsorships are available at $200 per table, or individuals may attend at $20 per person. Each table will select a color.

The program will include praise and worship while each table gives an overview on the interpretation of their color in the Bible. For more information, call 913-573-5423 or 913-219-0234.

One reported dead after semi hits I-70 toll plaza

A fatal accident was reported at the toll plaza on Interstate 70 in Leavenworth County.

According to reports, a semi struck the westbound entry to the toll plaza at 2:57 a.m. March 29, causing extensive damage and one death from the semi. Another person was critically injured.

A Kansas Turnpike Authority trooper’s report stated that the driver of the semi, Sergiy Angelchev, 30, of Aurora, Colo., died in the accident.

A passenger in the semi, a 25-year-old man from Aurora, Colo., was injured and was taken to the hospital.

The toll booths, about 10 miles west of Bonner Springs, were not occupied at the time.


Accidents reported in KCK

A driver was injured at 1:30 p.m. March 28 on I-70 eastbound, east of Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kan.

A 20-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man was eastbound on I-70 when he overcorrected in response to surrounding traffic, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report.

The driver lost control of the Mercury Sable, and it spun to the right and collided with the right barrier wall.

He was injured and taken to a hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

Another accident was reported at 9:48 a.m. March 28 on I-635 southbound south of State Avenue in Kansas City, Kan.

The driver, a 30-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman, was southbound on I-635 when she overcorrected in response to the surrounding traffic, the trooper’s report stated.

The Scion XA spun and struck the inside center barrier wall. The driver was injured and taken to a Kansas City, Kan., hospital, according to the report.