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House fires reported in KCK today

A fire investigator sifted through items from a house fire in the 1700 block of North 43rd Street today.

The roof and interior of a house in the 1700 block of North 43rd was damaged by a fire today.

A fire damaged a home near 25th and Garfield today. One firefighter had a minor injury, according to a social media post by the fire chief. There was also a house fire reported in the 10300 block of Parkview today. In addition, a fire in an outdoor storage area at Waste Management in the 2400 block of South 88th St. today caused rail traffic to be shut down temporarily, and it has been restored. There were no injuries.

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Legends aglow with holiday lights

People packed into The Legends Outlets’ center courtyard area Saturday night for the holiday tree lighting ceremony. (Photo by Mary Rupert)


People packed into The Legends Outlets’ center courtyard area Saturday night for the holiday tree lighting ceremony. (Photo by Mary Rupert)


More photos from The Legends Outlets holiday lighting ceremony on Saturday night. (Photo by Steve Rupert)


More photos from The Legends Outlets holiday lighting ceremony on Saturday night. (Photo by Steve Rupert)


More photos from The Legends Outlets holiday lighting ceremony on Saturday night. (Photo by Steve Rupert)


Pictures with Santa Claus were part of the activities Saturday night at The Legends Outlets’ holiday lighting ceremony. (Photo by Mary Rupert)


Pictures with Santa Claus were part of the activities Saturday night at The Legends Outlets’ holiday lighting ceremony. (Photo by Steve Rupert)


Pictures with Santa Claus were part of the activities Saturday night at The Legends Outlets’ holiday lighting ceremony. (Photo by Steve Rupert)


Face painting was another activity at the Legends Outlets’ holiday lighting ceremony Saturday night. (Photo by Mary Rupert)


Families posed for photos in front of the holiday tree at the Legends Outlets after the tree lighting on Saturday night. (Photo by Steve Rupert)


An elf on stilts walked around the crowd at the holiday lighting ceremony Saturday night at the Legends Outlets. (Photo by Mary Rupert)


An elf on stilts towered over visitors to the Legends Outlets holiday lighting ceremony on Saturday night. (Photo by Steve Rupert)


Bands performed live holiday music for the tree lighting ceremony Saturday night at The Legends Outlets. (Photo by Mary Rupert)


A band performed holiday music for the Legends Outlets holiday lighting ceremony Saturday night. (Photo by Steve Rupert)


Children visited with costumed characters on Saturday at the Legends Outlets holiday lighting ceremony. (Photo by Steve Rupert)


Visitors to the Legends Outlets entered a contest for prizes on Saturday night at the holiday lighting ceremony. (Photo by Mary Rupert)


The Legends Outlets center courtyard fountains reflected holiday lights on Saturday night. (Photo by Mary Rupert)

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Crafters and entrepreneurs display handmade items at the Eisenhower holiday craft show

Nobuko Gregory, left, displayed her handmade items at the Eisenhower holiday craft show Saturday, Nov. 18, at Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. With her was Allison Gregory, right. She said the turnout was pretty good today considering the rainy and cool weather. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Tami Powell, left, of Custom Gemworks, Merriam, Kansas, showed jewelry she made to Rita Garcia, right, of Kansas City, Kansas, who was shopping for a holiday item at the Eisenhower holiday craft show Saturday. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Kimberly Pierce, of Kansas City, Kansas, has made povitica for sale around the holidays for about 20 years. She was at the Eisenhower holiday craft show Saturday at Eisenhower Recreation Center, Kansas City, Kansas. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Marion Tommer with M&S Jewelry, Kansas City, Kansas, displayed her handcrafted jewelry Saturday at the Eisenhower holiday craft show at Eisenhower Recreation Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Tommer has been designing and making jewelry for about 15 years. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Jacqueline Coleman, right, of Jacqueline’s Photography in Kansas City, Kansas, was taking holiday photos Saturday at the Eisenhower holiday craft show. With her was Elma Coleman, left. Jacqueline Coleman, also a teacher at Arrowhead Middle School, said there were some school helpers there with the Diploma Plus program. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Zelma Russell, left, of Kansas City, Kansas, and Sherral Duval displayed hats and headbands that Zelma made. They were at the Eisenhower holiday craft show Saturday. Zelma had crocheted double ponytail hats, pigtail hats, and ear warmer headbands. A lot of people came through the show, according to Duval. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Joan Jordan displayed crocheted hats and scarves, as well as jeans recycled into skirts, at the Eisenhower holiday craft fair on Saturday. She said the skirts are in the “urban safari” style. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Bessie Browne of Kansas City, Kansas, displayed ceramic items that she had painted for the Eisenhower holiday craft show on Saturday. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Rebecca Oropeza, left, of Kansas City, Kansas, and Johnny Young displayed sock snowmen at their craft table at the Eisenhower holiday craft show on Saturday. Oropeza made the sock snowmen, and Johnny helped. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

At their tamales, burritos and baked goods table at the Eisenhower holiday craft fair Saturday were, left to right, Amanda Beach, Lily Dinkel, Kim Davis and Jessy Beach. They said tamale sales were great — they brought 21 dozen and only had 8 dozen left with a couple hours to go. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Handmade scarves, jean purses, messy bun hats, beanies and crown headbands were some of the items on display by Cheryl Vandruff, right, and Allyson Vandruff on Saturday at the Eisenhower holiday craft show. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Tammy Reeves’ booth at the Eisenhower holiday craft show featured soups, jellies and sauces. She said she sold out of chocolate peanut clusters. It is her second year at this craft show. “This is a great one to get your feet wet,” she said. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Melissa Bridges displayed hand-painted signs, glasses and cups at her booth at the Eisenhower holiday craft show Saturday. Bridges, who grew up in Wyandotte County, said she lives in Leavenworth County currently. Traffic came and went today in waves. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Holiday tree decorations at the Eisenhower holiday craft show were a group effort, according to Clara Petitt, right. Mike Sams, left, made the base and Petitt painted it. They are Kansas City, Kansas, residents. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

The Grinter Quilters were displaying their opportunity quilt at the Eisenhower craft show Saturday. The quilt will be given away in January. At the Grinter table were, left to right, Dorothy Soetaert, Albertha Martin and Sylvia Keller. Grinter Place has a holiday event coming up Dec. 2. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Veola Brown-Manning, left, and Ray Manning Jr. were at the Eisenhower holiday craft show Saturday. Veola has been creating jewelry for about two years. Ray is the president of Ray Manning Singers Broadcast Network and has had his own internet radio network since 2003. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Virginia Oropeza-Delgado, standing, made blouses and scarves and tamales for the Eisenhower holiday craft show Saturday. With her were Augustine Oropeza-Delgado, left, and Marisol Oropeza-Delgado, right.

LaDale Beason, a Kansas City, Kansas, resident, made bow ties for the Eisenhower holiday craft show today. He has been making them since 2014. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Cobblers, cakes, candy, nuts, jams and jellies were on display today at the Eisenhower holiday craft show by Novella Avalos of Gladstone, Mo. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Bettie Warren, left, of Kansas City, Kansas, made scarves, blankets and shawls on display Saturday at the Eisenhower holiday craft show. Sitting nearby was Talia Hickman, right. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Tanya Hickman was at the “Best Ever Brittle” table Saturday at the Eisenhower holiday craft show. She said her husband, Lawrence Hickman, makes the brittle. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Joyce Nickell painted china and porcelain bisque items on display Saturday at the Eisenhower holiday craft show. One particularly interesting item is a Kansas statehood porcelain item featuring Santa Claus. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Joy Peterson, Kansas City, Kansas, had old-fashioned homemade skillet popcorn for sale Saturday at the Eisenhower holiday craft show. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Laura Debus of Crafts ‘n’ the Dotte in Kansas City, Kansas, had loom-knitted scarves, scrubber rings, soap pockets and hand towels on display Saturday at the Eisenhower holiday craft show. She said the scrubber rings sold very well. She plans to have a table at the Grinter holiday event Dec. 2.
(Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Wanda Carruthers made lighted red mini-Christmas trees for the Eisenhower holiday craft show Saturday. She said they were made out of coat hangers. She plans to return to the craft show next year. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Sherrie Vogel of Kansas City, Kansas, crocheted many items for the Eisenhower holiday craft show Saturday. In the foreground is a crock pot lid holder. Vogel said it wasn’t as busy this year as last year. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Winnie Axe, a member of the Wyandotte County Parks Foundation Board, enjoys crocheting and displayed scarves and throws she made for the Eisenhower holiday craft show Saturday. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

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