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Note: Please contact the church or check its social media pages to see if it is making schedule changes.

Blessed Sacrament and Christ the King Catholic churches have information about Masses at the churches’ websites or Facebook pages at and Masses at Christ the King are at 4 p.m. Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday. Masses at Blessed Sacrament will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Blessed Sacrament will hold a parish fiesta from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at 22nd and Parallel. There will be games, rides, a bounce house, food and drink, music and dancing. Mass will be at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Christ the King is planning an ice cream social and fall festival after the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Casa – Worship House Christian Church, 5217 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas, will have information about services at Casa deAlabanza will celebrate its 14th anniversary at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 and 11 a.m. Oct. 23. For more information, visit Facebook @casadealabanzaKCKS.

“Holy Women: Ruth Bader Ginsburg” will be the program from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100-B, Kansas City, Kansas. Connie Anderson will lead the meeting. Registration is required to 913-689-9375. For more information, visit

Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 9301 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas, will have a worship service at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. For more information, visit or

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, Kansas, will have services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. For information about services, see For more information see and

Our Lady and St. Rose Catholic Church, 2300 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will celebrate Mass at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. For more information, see

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will have a worship service at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. See more information at

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kansas, has information about Masses at Masses are at 5 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m. in Spanish and 2:30 p.m. in Chin-Burmese. St. Patrick is planning Shamrocks for Scholarships, a fundraiser for scholarships for students at St. Patrick School, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Kansas Speedway. The event will honor Monsignor Michael Mullen. For more information, see

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will have Sunday services at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. Father Evan Ash will lead an outdoor Creation Care service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Lavender Hill Farm, 112 N. 63rd St., in the Muncie community of Kansas City, Kansas. The farm is just south of 63rd Street and Riverview Avenue. The public is invited and refreshments will be served after the service. Dress will be casual. See more information at, or

Sunset Hills Christian Church, 6347 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kansas, has regularly scheduled Sunday services at 9:30 a.m., with Sunday School following the service at 10:45 a.m. The Wednesday Night Bible Study will be held at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Livestream services here at For more information visit or email

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, has regularly scheduled services at 10 a.m. Sunday, with Sunday School at 9 a.m. For more information, including information about livestreamed services, see

Information about other church services in Wyandotte County may be available from the church’s social media page. These items are in alphabetical order according to the name of the church or organization.
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New exhibit celebrating 150th anniversary of KCK opens at Wyandotte County Museum

The original Kansas City, Kansas, founded 150 years ago, is the subject of a historical exhibit that opened Saturday at the Wyandotte County Museum. (Map from Wyandotte County Museum)

The Wyandotte County Museum is featuring a new exhibit in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Kansas City, Kansas.

On Oct 22, 1872, Kansas City, Kansas, was formally incorporated, but at that time it was far from the Kansas City, Kansas, of today.

“The Original Kansas City, Kansas,” exhibit will feature a series of early maps, facts and images from the city’s earliest years. It will provide visitors with a glimpse of several important stories related to the city’s early development and growth.

“The Original Kansas City, Kansas” exhibit will be on display at the Wyandotte County Museum from Oct. 1 until Feb. 18, 2023. The Wyandotte County Museum, 621 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There is no charge for admission.

After the Louisiana Purchase, the federal government reserved the land on the western portion of the bottoms for a potential fort, preventing it from becoming part of Missouri, according to museum officials. This land was later given to the Wyandots as “floats,” but several non-tribal families continued to “squat” on this land. An uneasy compromise was reached in 1858.

The Kansas City, Kansas, Town Company was formed in 1868, by Wyandot Chief Silas Armstrong, David E. James, Dr. George B. Wood, Luther H. Wood, William Weir, Thomas Ewing Jr, T. H. Swope and N. McAlpine.

Kansas City, Kansas was situated north of the old bed of Turkey Creek, east of the Kansas River, south of the Missouri River and bounded on the east by the Missouri state line.

The town was ripe for growth as new waves of immigrants arrived and businesses opened. In the period between 1872 and 1882, the area developed a strong industrial base providing job opportunities for new arrivals. By 1886, Kansas City, Kansas’ population had grown to 3,802 and city consolidation was the first step towards the Kansas City, Kansas, known today.

For more information about this exhibit contact the Wyandotte County Museum at 913-573-5002 or visit – Information from Wyandotte County Museum

Local business leaders guide efforts to collect supplies for those affected by Hurricane Ian

Ted Sims, CEO Sims Global Solutions and K-State grad, in Lenexa, with Paul Bartunek, vice president ABB HVAC-Drives, Bonner Springs, are working together to collect, package and ship needed supplies to Fort Myers, Florida, to aid in recovery efforts following the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian.

Sims Global Solutions is providing the trucks, trailers, warehouse, collection and packaging of donated items. ABB Drives US is providing the funds to cover the cost of transport for two semi-trucks. Sims and Bartunek stated they are grateful for the communication assistance from U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall with emergency operations in Florida.

“Hurricane Ian devastated Florida and many people need support and care. Kansans are generous and giving. I encourage KC Metro business leaders to donate cases or pallets of needed items such as: water, baby wipes, diapers, formula, toilet paper, paper towels, canned goods, and personal care items. Sims Global Solutions will make sure these items are quickly delivered to Fort Myers, Florida,” Ted Sims said.

“I am happy that ABB Drives US can play a small role to help individuals impacted by hurricane Ian. It is our hope that the supplies will provide some level of relief and comfort during the recovery efforts. Thank you, Mechanical Sales Midwest, Inc., Lenexa, and Control Service Company, Inc., Lee’s Summit, for your generous donations. We would love to see the first fully loaded semi-truck leave Lenexa enroute to Florida SouthWestern State College, Fort Myers, Florida, for community distribution by Friday, October 7th,” Paul Bartunek said.

Cased or palleted items may be dropped off at 17449 W. 116th St., Lenexa, Kansas, 66219 beginning Monday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.