Ag Hall tractor show to be Saturday

A day-long Tractor Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 31, on the museum grounds at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 630 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, Kansas.

The day’s events include the Parade of Power at noon. Farmers will compete in Tractor Games, including a low-gear race, electric-start competition and a slow-forward race that will be won by the last tractor to cross the finish line. Young kids can test their “horsepower” in the Pedal Tractor Pull.

Families and other visitors can also tour the displays of antique tractors, combines and other farm implements while learning about America’s rich agricultural history.

Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids ages 5-12. Children under 5 are free.

The event is organized by the Two Pedal Tractor Club to benefit the National Agricultural Center.

For information call 913-721-1075 or go to www.AgHallofFame.com. This year the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame is celebrating the 60th anniversary of receiving its National Charter, signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

At the car show

Cars and trucks were on display on Saturday, July 24, at the Show and Shine car show at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs. The show was sponsored by the Genuine Chevy-GMC Truck Club of KC. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Cars and trucks were on display on Saturday, July 24, at the Show and Shine car show at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs. The show was sponsored by the Genuine Chevy-GMC Truck Club of KC. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Cars and trucks were on display on Saturday, July 24, at the Show and Shine car show at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs. The show was sponsored by the Genuine Chevy-GMC Truck Club of KC. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Cars and trucks were on display on Saturday, July 24, at the Show and Shine car show at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs. The show was sponsored by the Genuine Chevy-GMC Truck Club of KC. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Cars and trucks were on display on Saturday, July 24, at the Show and Shine car show at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs. The show was sponsored by the Genuine Chevy-GMC Truck Club of KC. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Cars and trucks were on display on Saturday, July 24, at the Show and Shine car show at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs. The show was sponsored by the Genuine Chevy-GMC Truck Club of KC. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Cars and trucks were on display on Saturday, July 24, at the Show and Shine car show at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs. The show was sponsored by the Genuine Chevy-GMC Truck Club of KC. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Cars and trucks were on display on Saturday, July 24, at the Show and Shine car show at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs. The show was sponsored by the Genuine Chevy-GMC Truck Club of KC. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Cars and trucks were on display on Saturday, July 24, at the Show and Shine car show at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs. The show was sponsored by the Genuine Chevy-GMC Truck Club of KC. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Cars and trucks were on display on Saturday, July 24, at the Show and Shine car show at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs. The show was sponsored by the Genuine Chevy-GMC Truck Club of KC. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Cooling centers listed in Wyandotte County

Hot in the Dotte. Temperatures were about 96 degrees around 3 p.m. Saturday, with a heat index of 103. Earlier in the afternoon, the heat index hit 105.

It was 3 p.m. Saturday, July 24, and the heat index was 103 in Wyandotte County, having declined two degrees from the 2 p.m. reading, according to the National Weather Service.

The outdoors temperature was 96 degrees.

There are some cooling centers in the community for relief from the heat, according to a list on the Unified Government’s website.

Wyandotte County is under an excessive heat warning from Friday until 7 p.m. July 28, with days of sustained hot weather in store.

The nighttime low temperatures will be in the low 70s.

According to a Unified Government list, cooling centers, and spray parks include:

Eisenhower Spray Park, 2901 N. 72nd, open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Pierson Spray Park, 1800 S. 55th, open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Heathwood Spray Park, 10th and Parallel, open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Joe E. Amayo – Argentine Community Center, 2810 Metropolitan Ave., open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday; open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Armourdale Community Center, 730 Osage Ave., closed Saturday and Sunday, open 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Patricia “Diane” Kane Community Center, 3130 N. 122nd, closed Saturday and Sunday, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Providence YMCA – Ball Family Center, 8601 Parallel, open only on days of excessive heat warning, ID required, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday-Friday.

Turner Recreation Commission, 831 S. 55th, open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, closed on Sunday, open 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

A map of the cooling centers, with more information, is online at https://unifiedgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/LocalPerspective/index.html?appid=05d96f432cd645f6a59512875df09d6b.