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All Saints Catholic parish has scheduled turkey bingo at 5 p.m. Nov. 17 at the parish hall, 809 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. For $10, those attending will receive a bingo card, as well as a Polish sausage and kraut sandwich, with a drink. After the dinner at 5 p.m., bingo will begin at 6 p.m.

Christ the King eighth-graders will hold the annual taco bingo fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at 3024 N. 53rd St. The dinner menu is two tacos, rice, beans, drink and dessert.

Edwardsville Christian Church, 110 N. 4th St., Edwardsville, will hold a Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. There will be Christmas decorations, craft items, jewelry, baked goods and homemade candies at the event. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a choice of chili or hamburger vegetable soup and cinnamon roll. For more information on the bazaar and bake sale, visit

The Gospel Non-Violence Study Group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Peg Burns Kerbawy.
Scripture Study and Reflection group will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Heather Neds.
An Advent Retreat, “Unwrapping the Gift of Presence” will be presented from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. A light supper will be provided. The program will be presented by Kathy Keary. The program will explore the effect that meditation and contemplation can have in heightening a felt sense of God’s presence, enhancing relationships with others and fostering a contemplative stance to life.
The Keeler Women’s Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters. Call 913-906-8990 for more information and reservations.

Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, plans a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the church classrooms. To schedule a donation, visit or call 816-753-4040.

St. Patrick Catholic Church will hold its annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the parish center at 94th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. Crafters will display handmade items. Snacks will be available for purchase.

The vestry, the official governing board at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. The parish will observe the twenty-sixth Sunday in the season of Pentecost at 10 a.m. Nov. 18.

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Public hearing on KCP&L rate increase to be Aug. 23

A public hearing on a KCP&L proposed $26.2 million rate increase will be held on Thursday, Aug. 23.

Some residents of western Wyandotte County may be in the Kansas City Power and Light or the Westar Energy electric service areas.

The public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 at the B.E.S.T. Conference Center on the University of Kansas Edwards Campus, at 12600 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas.

According to information from a Kansas Corporation Commission news release, KCP&L has requested a rate increase of $26.2 million or 4.5 percent, excluding property tax rebasing. The increase including rebasing would be $32.9 million.

Because of the merger with Westar Energy, KCP&L’s request was reduced by about $10.3 million, according to the KCC.

If granted as originally requested, before the merger reduction, the average residential customer using 1,366 kWh in summer months and 833 kWh in winter months would see an increase of about $7.29 before property tax rebasing or $9.19 after property tax rebasing.

Residential customers who use electricity to heat their homes could experience a higher average monthly increase during winter months.

The KCC is accepting public comments through 5 p.m. Oct. 17. The KCC decision is due by Dec. 27.

Besides attending the public hearing, the public may make comments on the KCC website, on the “Your Opinion Matters” link; may send a written letter to the Kansas Corporation Commission, Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, 1500 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka, KS 66604-4027, referencing Docket No. 18-KCPE-480-RTS; or call the KCC’s public affairs office at 1-800-662-0027 or 785-271-3140.

Driver falls asleep, crashes on I-435

An injury was reported when a driver fell asleep at 10:14 a.m. June 21 on northbound I-435 in Edwardsville, Kansas, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Two vehicles, a Dodge Charger and a Toyota Sienna, were northbound on I-435 when the Charger driver fell asleep, according to a trooper’s crash report. The Charger hit the rear of the Sienna, the report stated.

The driver of the Charger, a 23-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, man, was not injured, the report stated.

The driver of the Sienna, a 39-year-old woman from Overland Park, Kansas, was injured and taken to a hospital, the report stated.

A 60-year-old Overland Park, Kansas, woman and a 12-year-old Overland Park, Kansas, girl riding in the Sienna were not injured, according to the report.