Archive for February 2015

Faith news

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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.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will observe the Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 6. This will continue throughout Lent. The parish will observe the third Sunday In Lent at 10 a.m. March 8. Lenten study sessions will be held at 9 a.m. before the Sunday service and at 11:30 a.m. after the service; a service in Spanish will be held 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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Community calendar

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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 14
The opening day of fishing is scheduled at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 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.

Unified Government meeting
The Unified Government meeting originally scheduled for March 19 has been canceled. Two meetings have been added, for a regular UG Commission session April 23 and for a UG Commission planning and zoning meeting April 30.

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.

Collision reported at I-70 near I-635

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.