Bishop Ward fund to receive $400,000 gift

by Josh Sukraw

The Loretto Foundation has pledged a $400,000 gift to support the Bishop Ward Student Scholarship Fund.

On a recent visit to the school, Lamar Hunt Jr. and James Arkell had the opportunity to meet with students and see their investment in both “education and values” first-hand.

Loretto Foundation, LLC was founded by Lamar Hunt Jr. and is dedicated to helping build stronger families by encouraging spiritual growth. The name Loretto comes from the Sisters of Loretto and their abundant prayers for help.

“I am honored to have the support of the Loretto Foundation and I am thankful to have the patronage of these two men of faith, Lamar Hunt, Jr. and James Arkell. Their commitment to Catholic education in the urban core is a sign of their passion for Christ especially in HIs call to help those who are materially poor. This gift makes it possible for many deserving students to have the opportunity to succeed in achieving their dreams,” said Bishop Ward President, Father Thomas Schrader.

Hundreds of young people at Bishop Ward have already benefited from the past generosity of Hunt and his family. Thanks to Loretto Foundation, many more students will continue to benefit from a Catholic education in the urban core.

Joshua Sukraw is the marketing and social media manager at Bishop Ward.

Meeting planned on restoring Bonner historical preservation group

A meeting to consider restoring the Bonner Springs Historical Preservation Society will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Bonner Springs Library, 201 N. Nettleton.

The society has not been active in about a decade, with its main activity then working on getting the old Bonner Springs High School 1918 building listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

Since January 2016, the Bonner Springs Library has held a Saturday morning coffee by the fireplace to discuss local history.

Several board members from the Historical Preservation Society are active in that group, and the plan to bring back the society came out of these discussions.

Fire calls

• A house fire was reported Sunday night in the 3100 block of Rowland Avenue in Kansas City, Kan.

Firefighters who were first on the scene reported fire coming from the bedroom.

The fire was quickly extinguished, according to fire officials.

• A house fire was reported Sunday morning in the 200 block of North 16th Street in Kansas City, Kan., according to fire officials.

The first units on the scene reported fire showing from the second floor.

Firefighters brought the fire under control and extinguished it on the second and third floors, according to fire officials.