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A fatal accident was reported about 7:31 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, in the 4100 block of North 59th Street, according to Kansas City, Kansas, police. A police spokesman said an initial investigation showed that a single vehicle was northbound on North 59th Street when it left the roadway. One driver, a man in his early 40s, was found deceased at the scene, the police spokesman stated. The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Traffic Support Unit – Critical Collision Response Team is investigating. From 3 to 4 inches of rain is possible in Wyandotte County through Saturday, according to the National…

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The Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City has issued an urgent need for blood donations as the local blood supply has been dropping, according to a spokesman. There was less than a week’s supply for some blood types, according to the spokesman. The need for types O-, O+ and B- blood types was particularly urgent, the spokesman stated. “Blood centers nationwide are feeling the impact of the drop in donations and CBC is feeling it too,” said Kim Peck, executive director of the Community Blood Center. “We are urging all those who are able to donate and help ensure…

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Back-to-School Fair to be Aug. 3 The 20th annual 2019 Wyandotte County Back-to-School Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at the KCKCC Community College – Main Campus, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The fair is held for students who live in Wyandotte County that attend school (both public and private). Parents are required to provide proof of Wyandotte County residence. Parents and their children are invited to stop by for free school supplies. Free immunizations, physical exams, eye exams and free haircuts will also be offered. In addition to supplies, immunizations and physical…

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Back-to-School Fair to be Aug. 3 The 20th annual 2019 Wyandotte County Back-to-School Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at the KCKCC Community College – Main Campus, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The fair is held for students who live in Wyandotte County that attend school (both public and private). Parents are required to provide proof of Wyandotte County residence. Parents and their children are invited to stop by for free school supplies. Free immunizations, physical exams, eye exams and free haircuts will also be offered. In addition to supplies, immunizations and physical…

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by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC Kansas City Kansas Community College is once again inviting students, faculty, staff and community members to participate in the Walk Across Kansas Incentive Program. The goal of the eight-week program is to improve the health and wellness of each participant by “walking” enough miles to travel across the state of Kansas. Teams will include four people and starting Sept. 23, each team member will complete at least two miles of walking, jogging or running per day. This will equate to eight miles per team each day, seven days a week or 448 miles by the end…

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The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Extension office, Sunflower Room, 1208 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The topic will be “Winter Gardening,” presented by Dennis Connor, Wyandotte County Master Gardener. Connor will talk about the extending the vegetable gardening season past the first hard freeze. Options available to the home gardener for fresh vegetables through the winter months will be discussed. These options may range from the expensive to the economical, depending on the needs of the grower. The fee for the class is $5, which…

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Michael E. Mastel Michael Edward Mastel, 53, has been bound over for trial on five counts against a minor, including one charge of rape. Mastel was employed as a Wyandotte County Sheriff’s adult detention deputy when the charges were announced on April 16. After a preliminary hearing Friday, Mastel was bound over for trial on one count of rape, one count of aggravated criminal sodomy and three counts of sexual exploitation of a child, according to a spokesman for the Wyandotte County District Attorney. The five offenses are off-grid, person felonies. Last April, authorities said the alleged offenses did not…

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U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, D-3rd Dist., is holding a roundtable discussion on the effect of student loan debt on students, families and communities at 4 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Johnson County Community College, Regnier Center, 11190 Quivira Road, Overland Park, Kanas. On the panel will be Andy Fogel, JCCC financial aid office; Dr. Lori Spoozak, KU Med; Donna Ginther, Ph. D., professor of economics; Jaden Gragg, young professional; and Ann Brandau-Murguia, Kansas Board of Regents. Temperatures may reach 91 today with a heat index of 95 in Wyandotte County, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)…

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Several Wyandotte County students were named to the University of Kansas honor roll recently for the spring semester. Wyandotte County students on the honor roll include: • Justin Carroll, Bonner Springs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences • Maria Deggendorf, Bonner Springs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences • Wyatt Hall, Bonner Springs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences • Lee Hammons, Bonner Springs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences • Isabella Nusbaum, Bonner Springs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences • Sara Rehm, Bonner Springs, School of Pharmacy • Kaylan Roberts, Bonner Springs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences…

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An exit off Leavenworth Road showed the entrance to The Woodlands at 9700 Leavenworth Road, where the parking lot is used to store vehicles. (File photo) A drawing from the UG agenda showed where the vehicles are being parked at The Woodlands, 97th and Leavenworth Road. The Woodlands, a facility at 9700 Leavenworth Road that closed its horse and dog track in August 2008, received approval Thursday to renew its special use permit to park vehicles temporarily at its parking lot. There was a little bit of pre-holiday fireworks over it at the Thursday Unified Government Commission meeting. Originally the…

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