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A farewell celebration for the Rev. Mark Mertes, pastor, and the Rev. John Reynolds, priest in residence, will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Blessed Sacrament Family Center gym and cafeteria, 2203 Parallel, Kansas City, Kansas.

The Keeler Women’s Center will be closed June 24-28 and will reopen July 1 at a new location, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100-B, Kansas City, Kansas. The Keeler Women’s Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters. For more information, visit www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will observe the fourth Sunday after Pentecost at 10 a.m. July 7.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th, Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Patriotic Picnic from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at the church park area. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Those attending should bring a meat and side dish or dessert for their families, with extra for guests. They also should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Stony Point will hold a Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon July 11 and 12 for children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration information is at https://vbspro.events/p/events/stonypointchristianchurch.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, is planning a potluck dinner after the 11 a.m. Sunday, June 30, worship service.

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Minor injuries reported after trooper chasing suspect collides with noninvolved SUV

A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper chasing a suspect collided with a noninvolved vehicle at 10:37 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at 29th and Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, resulting in five possible injuries or complaints of pain.

According to a KHP crash log, the trooper’s 2018 Dodge Charger was actively pursuing a vehicle westbound on Minnesota Avenue when it collided with a noninvolved Chevrolet Suburban that was northbound on 29th. The suspect, in another vehicle, fled.

The trooper’s Dodge Charger had its emergency lights on, according to the KHP report.

The trooper, a 24-year-old man from Overland Park, Kansas, had a possible injury or complaint of pain, according to the KHP report.

The driver of the Chevrolet Suburban, a 39-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, man, had a possible injury, the report stated.

A 40-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, man who was a passenger in the Suburban had a possible minor injury and was taken to a hospital, according to the report.

A 15-year-old Kansas City, Missouri boy in the Suburban had a possible minor injury and was taken to the hospital, the report stated.

An 11-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, boy also had a possible minor injury and was taken to a hospital, according to the KHP report.

Chance of rain in forecast; heat advisory continues

A heat advisory is in effect in Wyandotte County for 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. (National Weather Service graphic)
The heat index may reach 103 on Saturday in Wyandotte County. (National Weather Service graphic)
On Sunday, Wyandotte County could see a heat index of 98. (National Weather Service graphic)

This weekend will see very warm and muggy conditions continue, according to the National Weather Service.

A heat advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and while no heat advisory is in effect for Sunday those planning outdoor activities should still prepare for a warm and muggy day, and take precautions against over exertion in the heat, the weather service stated.

In a heat advisory, outdoor activities should be limited to cooler parts of the day, and those outside should remain vigilant of elderly and young ones. Wear light clothing and stay hydrated, the weather service advised.

The Missouri River at Parkville, which includes the Wyandotte County area, is in minor flood stage. The Kansas River at 23rd Street, where the gauge is at Kansas Avenue and the state line, is below flood stage and in the action stage. The Kansas River has seen a slight rise in the past day.

The forecast for the rest of the week is mostly hot and dry. The forecast for rain has dropped out of the Fourth of July forecast in Wyandotte County, while rain has been added to next Friday’s forecast.

Today, there is a slight, 20 percent, chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 93 with a heat index as high as 103. A south wind of 6 to 8 mph is forecast.

Tonight, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 72 and a south southeast wind of 5 to 8 mph, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be sunny with a high of 92 and heat index values as high as 98, with a south wind of 6 to 8 mph, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 72 and a calm wind, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be sunny with a high near 92 and a calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 72, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 91, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 73, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 92, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, it will be partly cloudy with a low of 72, according to the weather service.

The forecast for Thursday, the Fourth of July, will be mostly sunny, with a high near 91, the weather service said.

Thursday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 72, according to the weather service.

Friday, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 89, the weather service said.

For more weather information, visit www.weather.gov.

The Missouri River at Parkville, which includes the Wyandotte County area, is currently in minor flood stage and declining. (National Weather Service – USGS graphic)
The Kansas River at 23rd Street, where the gauge is at Kansas Avenue and the state line, is below flood stage, in action stage, and went up slightly in the past day. (National Weather Service – USGS graphic)