Tuesday temperatures to reach top of 49

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Look for temperatures on Tuesday to rise to a high near 49, with sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service, as winds shift to the south and warm air moves into the area.

The warming trend will continue Wednesday and Thursday, when temperatures here may reach into the 60s, the weather service said.

A cold front will move into the area on Friday, with the high dropping to 33, before rebounding on Saturday with a high of 49, according to the weather service.

Today, the high will be near 49 with a south wind of 6 to 9 mph, the weather service said.

Tonight, it will be partly cloudy with a low of 36, and a south southwest wind of 7 to 9 mph, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, the high will be near 62 with partly sunny skies, the weather service said. A south southwest wind of 8 to 14 mph will gust as high as 18 mph.

Wednesday night, the low will be around 46 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service, and a south wind of 6 to 10 mph.

Thursday, it will be mostly cloudy with a high near 64, the weather service said. The wind will change from the south southwest at 10 to 13 mph, becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Thursday night, the low will be around 23 with mostly cloudy skies. It will be blustery.

Friday, the high will be 33 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said.

Friday night, the low will be around 23 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be sunny with a high near 49, the weather service said.

Saturday night, the low will be around 33 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service.

Sunday, there is a 30 percent chance of rain with a high of 53, the weather service said.

Sunday night, the low will be around 34 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

On Monday, Presidents Day, the high will be near 45 with partly cloudy skies, the weather service said.

Leavenworth Road Association plans events

Guest column
by Lou Braswell

December and January have been fairly slow months, so I have not been sending out the Leavenworth Road Association updates as frequently.

Also, since those are slow months, I decided to have my cataract surgery done so I will be ready and able to run with the big dogs (as the saying goes).

Besides the LRA meeting Tuesday night, two upcoming events are a Welborn Lake open house and the Wyandotte County Lake opening day breakfast.

At the open house on Thursday, residents may explore ways to clean up Welborn Lake. The open house, in a come-and-go format, will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Christ the King parish Davern Hall, 3024 N. 53rd St.

The Wyandotte County Lake opening day breakfast sponsored by the Leavenworth Road Association will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 3 at Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake Park. Breakfast will include biscuit and sausage gravy, two sausage patties, coffee, milk or orange juice, for $10 per person, and half-price for those younger than 10. It is a fundraiser for LRA.

Our Leavenworth Road Association meeting is Feb. 13 at Eisenhower Recreation Center, serving Philly Cheese Casserole for the potluck dinner-social hour.

Guest speakers will be from Partners in Primary Care. A potluck dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m.

Looking ahead, June will be a busy month with our annual Kids’ Fishing Derby, Summer Youth Program, and then the Teen Team coming from surrounding states to pitch in to help our community residents. Applications for the Summer Youth Program will be available in late May, Teen Team applications are available now by calling the office or emailing LRAKCK@sbcglobal.net .

Along with the stress that comes with all the construction along Leavenworth Road from 38th to 63rd streets, smile a little smile, it is going to be so nice, with turn lanes, sidewalks, underground utilities that you may think you are on State Avenue or Parallel Parkway.

The former Medicalodge Nursing Home is now becoming a Youth Residential Center , with plans of opening mid-March. We at LRA are going to be very supportive of the kids involved, as our entire concern is kids first, safe and sound. We will accept full-size hygiene products, new socks, new underwear, and board games at our meetings and our office to help with the center opening and to welcome these kids.

LRA meetings are always the second Tuesday of each month at Eisenhower Center, 2901 N. 72nd, starting at 6 p.m. with a potluck-social hour, then 7 p.m. meeting. Our meetings are always open to everyone.

Lou Braswell is the executive director of the Leavenworth Road Association. To reach the Leavenworth Road Association, call the office at 913-788-3988 or email lrakck@sbcglobal.net.

Victim of fatal shooting on North 127th identified

The victim of a fatal shooting on Saturday, Feb. 10, in the 1700 block of North 127th Street has been identified, according to police.

The victim was Jarrod O’Donnell, 48, a resident of Kansas City, Kansas, police said. The case is being investigated as a homicide.

Kansas City, Kansas, officers responded to a call about 11 p.m. Feb. 10 at the location, and found O’Donnell dead from apparent gunshot wounds to the abdomen, the spokesman stated. The victim was inside a residence.

The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.