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Wyandotte County Museum features World War I exhibit
The Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum, 635 N. 126th, Bonner Springs, Kan., will feature a historical exhibit about the local effect of World War I, “Local Poppies: Centennial of World War I.” The exhibit will include information Wyandotte County service members, war memorabilia, propaganda posters and local memorials from Wyandotte County. This exhibit will be on display through March 20. For more information about the days and hours it is open, call 913-721-1078 or visit www.wycomuseum.org.

Project Feederwatch continues
Project Feederwatch continues at the Schlagle Environmental Library at Wyandotte County Lake Park, 91st and Leavenworth Road. The bird count is planned each Saturday when people sign up in advance. For more information, call 913-299-2384.

Piper High School auction to be Feb. 28
The 11th annual Piper High School auction and dinner is scheduled for Feb. 28 at the George Meyn Center, Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. Doors open and live entertainment begins with a sock hop theme and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. The live auction begins at 8 p.m. Funds raised by the auction and additional monetary donations will help offset unbudgeted expenses of school-related activities. Tickets are $30 per person, and are available through Feb. 24 by visiting http://phs.piperschools.com/?PageName=’OrganizationPage’&OrganizationID=’32727.

Black History Month event planned March 1 by Friends of Yates

The Friends of Yates Inc. plan the 35th annual Black Men and Women of Distinction celebration at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Yates Center, 1418 Garfield Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The accomplishments of several influential African-American leaders in the community will be celebrated at this event. This event is open to the public. For information about tickets and sponsorships, call 913-321-1566.

Primary election is March 3
The primary election is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Wyandotte County. Three contests are on the ballot in Kansas City, Kan. For more information about the candidates, visit wyandottedaily.com/information-offered-on-primary-election/. For more election details, including about polling places, visit www.wycovotes.org.

Book sale to be March 3, 4 and 5
Kansas City Kansas Community College’s upcoming My Shelf To Yours Book Sale will be March 3, 4 and 5. The sale raises funds for students on campus. The sale is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 and 5 in Room 2325 on the lower level of the Jewell Building on the KCKCC campus, 7250 State Ave. It will also be open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 4. The sale is open to the public as well as students, staff and faculty. All books will be $1 or seven books for $5. Proceeds will be placed into a student scholarship fund for textbooks and tuition for those in financial need. In addition, there will also be beverages and snacks for sale as well as fashion jewelry and other local vendors.

I/DD Provider Fair to be held March 3

An Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Fair will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. March 3 at the South Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The event is for anyone interested in meeting Wyandotte County I/DD providers and learning about services. It is sponsored by the Council of Community Members, a volunteer committee. Representatives from Amerigroup, Sunflower and United Health Care will be on hand. For more information, email WCDDO@wycokck.org or call 913-573-5502.

Parenting classes to be offered
Several parenting classes are offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., in conjunction with P.A.C.E.S. Nona Boyd of Wyandot Center facilitates the classes. “Love and Logic, a Creative Choice,” a two-part series, will be offered from 9:30 to 11 a.m. March 4 and 18. To register, call 913-328-4803 or 913-563-6541 or by email Nona at boyd_no@wmhci.org.

BPU to meet March 4
The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 4:30 p.m. March 4 for a work session and at 6 p.m. for the regular meeting. The meeting will be at the BPU offices at 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. On the agenda for the work session will be an update from the general manager and board; and a report on the Clean Power Plan. On the agenda for the regular session meeting at 6 p.m. are a visitors’ time, Cultivate Kansas City update, preliminary January financial report board comments, general manager comments, and a closed executive session. Check the BPU website at www.bpu.com or call 913-573-9024 to confirm meeting dates.

Master Gardeners to sponsor class March 5
The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners are sponsoring a plant propagation class from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5. This class, open to the public, will present information about various methods available to propagate plants. In a “hands on” setting, the class presenters will cover things to consider in starting plants from seed, and will demonstrate various vegetative propagation methods including cuttings, air layering, and plant division. Class presenters are Lynn Loughary, the Wyandotte County Extension horticulture agent, and Grace Troeh, who has been a certified Master Gardener since 2002. Registration is not required. There is free admission to active Master Gardeners. The cost will be $5 per person, for all others. The class will be conducted in the Sunflower Room, Wyandotte County Extension Office, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City Kan.

UG Ethics Commission to meet March 5
The Unified Government Ethics Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5. The meeting will be on the second floor of the Wyandotte County Courthouse, Division 18, in the old county commissioners’ chambers, 710 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan.

UG Commission to meet March 5
The Unified Government Commission will meet at 7 p.m. March 5 at the Commission Chambers, lobby level, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan. The agenda may be posted a few days in advance of the meeting at www.wycokck.org.

Easter basket program planned

Easter baskets will be given away as part of the Reola Grant Civitan Center’s efforts to provide food for the needy. The Easter food baskets will be given away March 28. For more information about how to get an Easter food basket, or to contact the center’s food pantry, call 913-948-4040.

Chamber plans annual meeting March 6
The Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce plans its annual meeting at 11 a.m. March 6 at the Reardon Convention Center, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The guest speaker will be Cathy Clegg, vice president, North American manufacturing, General Motors. For more information, call 913-371-3070.

Marble Crazy planned March 6-7
The 15th annual Marble Crazy, a contemporary art glass marble show, will be March 6 and 7. The event is based at the Moon Marble Co. store, 600 E. Front St., (west of Highway 7 on K-32), Bonner Springs. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Visitors to the free event will be able to see about 20 artists in glassblowing and furnace working. For information, visit www.marblecrazy.com.

Opening day of fishing planned for March 7
The opening day of fishing is scheduled at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Wyandotte County Lake, 91st and Leavenworth Road, and at Pierson Park, 1800 S. 55th. Wyandotte County Lake will be stocked with rainbow trout and channel catfish. Pierson will be stocked with channel catfish. A Unified Government fishing permit and a Kansas fishing license is required for Kansas residents age 16 and older or 64 and younger. All non-residents 16 and older are required to have the permit and the Kansas license. Permits and licenses may be purchased at Walmart on Parallel Parkway and Bonner Springs, and at Cabela’s and Minnesota Bait. In the event of ice, the opening day may be delayed. Call 913-573-8327 to check lake ice conditions on opening day.

Estate planning program to be March 10
An estate planning program will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to register, call 913-906-8990.

NAACP to meet March 10
Because of the primary election March 3, the Kansas City, Kan., Branch NAACP will meet on Tuesday, March 10, at the Bethany Medical Center, second floor meeting room, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kan. The executive meeting will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the membership meeting at 7 p.m. The WIN Committee will meet at 5 p.m. the same day and place. Because of the general election on April 7,the April meeting will be held April 14 at the same location and same times. For further information, call 913-281-7900 or fax, 913-281-7847.

KCK school board to meet March 10
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. March 10 at the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda may be posted online at www.kckps.org before the meeting.

Lecture to discuss intermingling of theology and popular literature
Donnelly College will hold “Donnelly Talks,” an evening of thought-provoking conversation, on Wednesday, March 11. The lecture led by Monsignor Stuart Swetland, Donnelly president, and Melissa Lenos, a faculty member, will focus on pop culture in a theological setting. Titled, “From Harry Potter to the Hunger Games: Theological Perspectives on Popular Young Adult Literature,” the discussion is open to Donnelly students, faculty, staff and the public. Donnelly Talks is free and open to the public, and will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reservations may be made to Craig Doty, annual fund manager, at cdoty@donnelly.edu.

Fairfax group to meet March 12
The Fairfax Industrial Association will meet at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, March 12, for its March luncheon. The guest speaker will be Greg Cotton, Sporting Kansas City’s general counsel and chief of staff. The meeting will be held at Reddi Services, 603 Funston, Kansas City, Kan., which is the meeting sponsor. The cost of the luncheon is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Reservations should be made to Melissa Clark, executive director of Fairfax Industrial Association, by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at execdir@fiakck.org.

Armourdale Irish luncheon planned March 13
The Armourdale Irish Luncheon is sponsoring an Irish luncheon at noon Friday, March 13, at the Armourdale Recreation Center, 730 Osage Ave., in Kansas City, Kan. A buffet with an array of food will be offered for $10 per person, or $5 for senior citizens. The guest speakers will be Kathy Quinn from Fox4 News and 2nd District Unified Government Commissioner Brian McKiernan. Other special guests will be Monsignor Michael Mullen and Carol Watson. For ticket information, call 913-371-5696. Proceeds go toward the Armourdale Summer Recreation Program.

‘Saturdays by the Grinter Stove’ planned March 14
“Saturdays by the Grinter Stove,” a local history program, will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Grinter Place, 1420 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan. A program on local history will be presented, and lunch will be prepared on the wood stove at the state historic site. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, call 913-299-0373 or visit kshs.org/grinter_place.

Severe weather seminar planned March 18
A severe weather seminar is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Kansas City Kansas Community College Performing Arts Center, 7250 State Ave. The seminar will feature Andy Bailey, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service, Pleasant Hill, Mo. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Blood drive scheduled March 25-26
A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25 and March 26 at the University of Kansas Francisco Lounge, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Rainbow Boulevard and Olathe Boulevard, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

Donnelly College plans Multicultural Festival April 10
Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., plans a Multicultural Festival from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 10 near the college’s Event Center. The outdoor festival will include music, ethnic food, performances, and vendors.

Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival to be April 11 at KCKCC
The Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Kansas City Kansas Community College Field House, 7250 State Ave. Music, ethnic food and entertainment from other cultures will be featured at the event. There is no admission charge and parking is free. For more details, visit the website, http://www.freewebs.com/wycoethnicfestival/.

Counseling offered
Keeler Women’s Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., offers individual and couples counseling to women and men who might otherwise not be able to afford counseling. Nothing is billed. Donations are accepted. Call 913-906-8990 for information or to do an intake and schedule an appointment.

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A multi-vehicle accident has been reported on I-70 westbound near I-635, according to KC Scout, which reported it around 12:35 p.m. (KC Scout photo)
A multi-vehicle accident has been reported on I-70 westbound near I-635, according to KC Scout, which reported it around 12:35 p.m. (KC Scout photo)

A collision has been reported on I-70 westbound near I-635, according to KC Scout.

Emergency vehicles responded, and traffic was reportedly having to use the center lane.

The accident was reported by KC Scout around 12:35 p.m.

Snow was falling at the time.

Snow was falling Saturday morning in Wyandotte County at I-435 at I-70, as shown in this photo. (KC Scout photo)
Snow was falling Saturday morning in Wyandotte County at I-435 at I-70, as shown in this photo. (KC Scout photo)
National Weather Service graphic
National Weather Service graphic

Wyandotte County is receiving some snow flurries this morning as a winter storm system began moving into the area.

A winter weather advisory went into effect at 9 a.m. Saturday and will remain in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature was 21 degrees at 9 a.m. Saturday, the weather service said.

Light snow will begin this morning and continue into the early evening, the weather service said. A lull is possible tonight followed by another round of light snow on Sunday, according to the weather service. Today’s high will be near 26.

Snow accumulations could total around 2 or 3 inches today and 1 to 2 inches on Sunday, the weather service said, with a total snow accumulation of about 3 to 5 inches.

Travel may be hazardous, especially on any untreated roadways, according to the weather service.

The weather service advised drivers to be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving, the weather service said.

Sunday’s high temperature will be near 33.

The high Monday will be 37, the weather service said.

Light freezing rain will be possible over parts of the region on Monday night, but its effect is expected to be minimal, according to the weather service.

Isolated thunderstorms and showers will be possible along and south of the Interstate 70 corridor on Tuesday, Election Day, the weather service said. The high on Tuesday will be near 52, according to the weather service.

To keep up to date during the day on the weather, visit www.weather.gov.

This graphic from the National Weather Service shows predicted snow totals for Saturday and Sunday. The forecast was made at 4:49 a.m. Saturday. (National Weather Service graphic)
This graphic from the National Weather Service shows predicted snow totals for Saturday and Sunday. The forecast was made at 4:49 a.m. Saturday. (National Weather Service graphic)

A truck made its way on eastbound I-70 at Park Drive as snow fell on Saturday morning. (KC Scout photo)
A truck made its way on eastbound I-70 at Park Drive as snow fell on Saturday morning. (KC Scout photo)

A view of I-70 at Mill Street as snow fell on Saturday morning. (KC Scout photo)
A view of I-70 at Mill Street as snow fell on Saturday morning. (KC Scout photo)

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Sen. David Haley
Sen. David Haley

State Sen. David Haley, D-4th Dist., succeeded in getting a provision passed in the Kansas Senate that would require cities and counties to fill vacancies on councils or commissions.

His bill to require police to wear body cameras while on patrol was not successful, however. He tried to amend another bill with the body camera provisions for law enforcement, and the motion failed after a lengthy debate, he said. “We got into a Ferguson discussion,” he said.

“I live in a real city, a larger city, and my city, Kansas City, Kan., and the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department already are moving to ensure we have dash and body cameras,” he said. The bill was “not for the protection of my citizens, (since there are already plans for the body cameras here), I’m concerned about Hooterville and Bug Tussle, Kan. Where a kid is killed under questionable circumstances, I would like to know.”

However, the mandatory body camera provision was opposed by Republican senators who cited its expense and called it an unfunded state mandate.

What remained after Haley’s proposal for mandatory body cameras was removed were provisions that would exempt police dash cameras and body cameras from the open records law, thus closing the videos to the public.

Bill to fill vacant elective positions on municipalities’ boards

At the same time, the bill to fill vacancies on commissions moved ahead.

Senate Bill 10, which would require cities and counties to fill vacancies within 60 days, was amended into Senate Bill 171, the controversial bill to change elections from the spring to the fall, he said. His amendment requires cities or counties to fill elected vacancies within 60 days by appointing a replacement, or else they will have to hold a special election to fill the position.

The provisions for a special election would not apply if the city or county appoints someone to the position within the specified time, or if the city or county had its own provision within its charter for filling a seat within a specified amount of time.

The idea for Senate Bill 10 grew out of the Unified Government Commission’s deadlock on filling the vacancy of the 1st District Commissioner, at large position. After the UG Commission was unable to reach the required six votes for any of the candidates, the position went unfilled for two years. It is now on the primary ballot Tuesday, March 3.

That elections bill passed the Senate, 21-18, with one person not voting, he said. The bill now goes to the House for approval.

Sen. Haley said that Senate Bill 10 had come out of the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee, but it was too far down on the list to be debated on its own merits as a stand-alone bill.

“In my experience, I sensed it would not be heard,” Sen. Haley said. That meant it would likely have died in the Senate, because of the lack of time to hear it, he added.

“So, after all we had done and worked for to ensure elected vacancies are timely filled, and after all the Elections and Ethics Committee work on the bill, I didn’t want to see that effort die in the bill we crafted,” Sen. Haley said.

He proposed that Senate Bill 10 be amended into Senate Bill 171, the bill changing municipal and school board elections to the fall.

“I was left in an odd position in voting for the amendment to attach Senate Bill 10 to a bill regarding the change of election to the fall that I ultimately did not vote for,” he said.

Sen. Haley said he had been prepared to vote for it, but when it seemed as if it didn’t need bipartisan support, he did not vote for it.

Senate Democrats generally felt that changing elections from the spring to the fall would shift partisan power to nonpartisan elections, which means “Kansas cities, city councils, county commissions, will become more infested with the conservative Republican mindset,” he said.

The original bill would have required cities, counties and school boards to have fall elections at the same time as state and federal candidates. The revised bill changes the city, county and school board elections to odd-numbered years in the fall, while the state and federal elections will be in even-numbered years in the fall.

Sen. Haley carried the amendment on filling vacancies. Sen. Steve Fitzgerald, R-5th Dist., spoke on its behalf.

Sen. Haley said he was a little bit frustrated at the process of getting bills passed this year. He also was working on a body camera bill, a medical marijuana bill and a bill to increase job opportunities.

He said he has to really negotiate some agenda items with his conservative colleagues.

“I don’t have much to negotiate with, I’m in a distinct minority,” he said. “It irritates me as a legislator. And I have to expend so much political capital with my colleagues, so much legislative capital I have to use to get this bill through the system, through the legislative process, because one person or a group of persons don’t believe that elected vacancies need to be filled timely, and further, have worked against it,” Sen. Haley said.

And those persons are using his tax dollars to lobby and work against it as well, he added.

The bill had been opposed in hearings by the UG, which said it would cost too much to have a special election to fill a seat, and also that local control was an issue.

Sen. Haley said he did not like to hear statements by other elected officials that the 1st District, at large, commissioner was not needed.

Candidates now running for the position have said at recent political forums that they agree the district was affected by the lack of representation.

“None have discussed remedies, only commonly held deprivation of representation,” Sen. Haley said.

If he had been running for that office of 1st District at large, he would have discussed the budget, how monies that were set aside for each district were spent, and how that money was expended in the district, Sen. Haley said.

Sen. Haley has said that the people in the 1st District at large deserve to have representation, and he believes the vacancy should have been filled in a timely manner. The UG charter, however, did not state a method for breaking a tie, it did not state a time limit for the position to be filled, and it did not say a special election could be held.

If the UG commission feels there is no need for the 1st District at large seat, then they should get together, open up the charter to revisions and eliminate the seat, he said.

“It’s a dangerous precedent, leaving it vacant two years and telling the electorate we don’t need the seat,” Sen. Haley said.

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The Wyandotte Daily News is offering some stories for readers’ consideration in advance of the primary election, Tuesday, March 3.

Voters should seek out information about the candidates, and if possible, attend a candidate forum before the election.

The primary election for the Unified Government and Board of Public Utilities positions is coming up Tuesday, March 3, and weather forecasts show the possibility of some bad weather between now and then.

Advance voting is going on currently in Wyandotte County at two locations. They include the Election Office at 850 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., open normal business hours; and the satellite voting site at the Kansas Speedway.

The Election Office is open these hours:
Saturday, Feb. 28: from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 23, through noon March 2: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Voting closes at noon March 2 at the Election Office, 850 State Ave.

The Speedway voting site, 400 Speedway Blvd., near I-70 at 110th Street, is open these hours:
Saturday, Feb. 28: from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 23, through Friday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information about hours or directions, visit www.wycovotes.org.

The contests on the ballot on Tuesday include the UG 1st District at-large commission seat; the UG 4th District seat; and the Board of Public Utilities, at large, Position 3.

Following are some links to our stories about the primary election contest.


UG Commission, 1st District, at large:

http://wyandottedaily.com/candidates-for-ug-commission-1st-district-at-large-differ-on-experience-changes-they-want-to-make/

http://wyandottedaily.com/candidates-share-views-of-campaign-during-armourdale-forum/

Other stories about the UG Commissioner, 1st District at large, race:

http://wyandottedaily.com/seven-candidates-file-for-vacant-ug-seat/

http://wyandottedaily.com/watson-files-for-ug-1st-district-at-large-seat/

http://wyandottedaily.com/barnes-files-for-1st-district-at-large-ug-seat/

http://wyandottedaily.com/gilstrap-files-for-ug-commission-1st-district-at-large-seat/

http://wyandottedaily.com/witt-running-for-ug-commission-1st-district-at-large-seat/

http://wyandottedaily.com/murray-running-for-ug-commission-1st-district-at-large-seat/

http://wyandottedaily.com/candidate-questionnaire-melissa-brune-bynum/

http://wyandottedaily.com/mayor-comments-on-border-war-over-economic-development-at-lra-meeting/

http://wyandottedaily.com/pledger-on-ballot-for-1st-district-at-large-ug-commissioner/

http://wyandottedaily.com/pledger-to-remain-on-ballot-election-commissioner-says/

UG Commission, 4th District:

http://wyandottedaily.com/experience-views-on-economic-development-separate-candidates-for-4th-district-ug-commission/

http://wyandottedaily.com/maddox-seeking-re-election/

http://wyandottedaily.com/johnson-seeking-4th-district-ug-commission-seat/

http://wyandottedaily.com/candidate-questionnaire-scott-murray/

Board of Public Utilities, at large, Position 3

http://wyandottedaily.com/sell-the-bpu-candidates-discussing-it-this-campaign/

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A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 14 at the Community of Christ Church, Fellowship Hall, 4400 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.

Donnelly College will hold “Donnelly Talks,” an evening of thought-provoking conversation, on Wednesday, March 11. The lecture led by Monsignor Stuart Swetland, Donnelly president, and Melissa Lenos, a faculty member, will focus on pop culture in a theological setting. Titled, “From Harry Potter to the Hunger Games: Theological Perspectives on Popular Young Adult Literature,” the discussion is open to Donnelly students, faculty, staff and the public. Donnelly Talks is free and open to the public, and will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reservations may be made to Craig Doty, annual fund manager, at cdoty@donnelly.edu.

A weekly Scripture Group with Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Heather Neds is a pastoral minister and leads the group at Keeler Women’s Center. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Persons of all Christian traditions are invited to participate in Taizé prayer at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in Annunciation Chapel in the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, 4200 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, Kan. Taizé prayer is a meditative, candlelit service that includes simple chants sung repeatedly, silence, and prayers of praise and intercession. These prayer services emerged from an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. For more information, visit www.marillaccenter.org or call 913-680-2342.

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th, is holding fish dinners on Fridays during Lent. The dinners will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fridays. There will be fish and fried shrimp for $9, or boiled shrimp for $10, along with fries, slaw, roll, green beans and drink, or an alternate choice of macaroni and cheese. There is a family price for two adults and two or more children under 12 for $25.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will observe the Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. Fridays during Lent; a light supper will be served afterward in the parish hall. The parish will observe the second Sunday in Lent at 10 a.m. March 1; Lenten study sessions will be held before the service at 9 a.m. and afterward at 11:30 a.m. The Sunday service in Spanish will be at 7 p.m.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., has a new youth minister, Ben Santos. He has several years of experience working with teens and youth. Stony Point’s StoreHouse food pantry will be open at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4.

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