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Two polling places in Wyandotte County will be open for advance voting today.

They are the Election Office at 850 State Ave., and the Speedway satellite polling place near I-70 at 110th Street.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. There also will be advance voting at these two sites on Saturday, Nov. 1.

The Speedway satellite polling place has touch-screen voting only.

Advance voting also is open on the weekdays before the Nov. 4 election.

The Election Office, 850 State Ave., will be open for advance voting:
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, through Friday, Oct. 31;
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and Nov. 1.

The satellite site at the Kansas Speedway, near I-70 and 110h Street, will be open for touchscreen voting only:
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and Nov. 1;
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, through Friday, Oct. 31.
Directions: Take State Avenue to Village West Parkway, turn south on Village West Parkway, continue to its end at the intersection of 110th Street and Speedway Boulevard, turn right to Speedway Boulevard, then shortly afterward, turn left into the driveway for the Speedway voting place.

Voting hours on Election Day, Nov. 4, are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the regular polling places throughout Wyandotte County.

Besides advance voting and Election Day voting, registered voters may request and receive an advance ballot by mail. Ballots must be returned to the Election Office before Election Day.

Voters must be previously registered to vote, and must bring their driver’s license or other valid photo identification with them to the polls.

For more information visit,, or call 913-573-8500.

To see an earlier story about advance voting, visit

Church plans chili dinner
Grinter Chapel United Methodist Church, 7819 Swartz Road, will hold its annual chili dinner – vegetable soup dinner with dessert and drink from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 25. A silent auction, bazaar and bake sale will be included. There will be a donation for the dinner of $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Hot dogs will be available.

Fall festival planned
Bethel Neighborhood Center, 14 S. 7th St., Kansas City, Kan., will celebrate its fall festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. The event includes food, dance and music. There will be children’s activities. Admission charge is $5 per adult; and $2 for children under 12.

Several local authors to appear at library event Oct. 25
Kansas City, Kan., Public Library will hold a Homegrown Reads local author fair on Oct. 25. This event, focusing on Kansas City area writers, will highlight both burgeoning, new talent and popular, established authors. Fans will be able to meet and talk with authors, listen to live readings, and purchase copies of books to have signed. Homegrown Reads feature dozens of local authors, including Fanny Alaadeen, Ruth Saucedo Campos, Angela Cervantes, Lisa Cindrich, Jay Sparks, Sarah Elizabeth, Terry W. Drake, Pete Dulin, Helen Walsh Folsom, James Heiman, Evelyn Hill, Ann Ingalls, Von Kopfman, Debra McArthur, Kira McConico, Jan Menn, Steve Penn, Anola Pickett, Linda Rodriguez, Thomas Shawver, Regina Sirois, Barbara Stuber, Joe Vaughan, and Berneice Williams. Books will be available for sale from Mysteryscape. Homegrown Reads will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kan. For more information call 913-722-7400 or visit

KCK NAACP to hold Freedom Fund Banquet
The 71st annual Kansas City, Kan., NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Reardon Center, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. The banquet theme is “All in for Justice and Equality.” The speaker will be Bishop Ervin Sims Jr. of Mount Carmel Church of God in Christ, and president of the Mount Carmel Redevelopment Corp. Tickets are $65; doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. For more information, contact banquet co-chairs Mary Ann Flunder, 913-563-9956; Clyde Townsend, 913-481-3824; and Loris Jones. The NAACP office number is 913-281-7900.

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat to be Saturday, Oct. 25
A Halloween Trunk-or Treat event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Wyandotte County Fairgrounds, 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kan. The event, sponsored by the Wyandotte County Fair Board, is a benefit for the Wyandotte County Fair Foundation 4-H Scholarships. The admission charge of $5 per child ages 2 and up will include hayride, trunk or treating, haunted petting zoo, games and a hot dog around the fire pits. The public is invited to the event. Family activities are geared to ages 3 to 15, and parents or adults should accompany the children. Volunteers including 4-H members and adults will be working at the trunk or treat. The fairgrounds location is east of K-7 on Polfer Road in northwest Wyandotte County.

Trick-or-treat at the library
Children may trick-or-treat from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd, Kansas City, Kan. Children may wear costumes and may stay at the event to do a couple of Halloween crafts. Those under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of six or more must call ahead.

Halloween event scheduled Oct. 25 in Turner
Spooktacular, sponsored by the Turner Recreation Commission, will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Turner Community Library, 831 S. 55th, Kansas City, Kan. The event features games, costumes and a haunted house. Recreation commission games will cost 50 cents each. For more information, call the library at 913-596-1404 or the recreation commission at 913-287-2111.

Rosedale Development Association plans Healthy Halloween event
The Rosedale Development Association plans its fifth annual Healthy Halloween event from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Whitmore Park, 1412 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kan. Attractions at the event include a bounce house, mask making, pumpkin painting, disc golf and more. Free flu shots will be offered. Call 913-677-5097 for more information.

Big Pumpkin Run 5k and Scarecrow Scamper scheduled Oct. 25
The Big Pumpkin Run 5k and Scarecrow Scamper are scheduled at 5 p.m. Oct. 25 by the Bonner Springs YMCA. The starting line is north of the intersection of West Kump Avenue and South Bluegrass Drive in Bonner Springs. Besides the race, there will be a party, costumes and family fun. A family festival will follow an awards ceremony. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Bonner Springs Family YMCA campaign. Entry fee is $20 for the 5k, and $2 for children to attend the child watch party.

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A semi truck driver was injured at 10:44 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in an accident on U.S. 73 two-tenths of a mile north of Polfer Road in Kansas City, Kan.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report, a Honda Pilot drifted into the semi’s lane.

The semi driver, a 53-year-old man from Topeka, Kan., was injured as he attempted to avoid the accident. The semi struck the Pilot, pushing it up the roadway and causing it to spin out, according to the trooper’s report.

The semi then went to the right and the trailer flipped, the report stated.

The driver of the Pilot, a 39-year-old woman from Independence, Mo., was not injured, according to the report.

The driver of the semi was taken to a hospital in Kansas City, Kan.