Storm moving toward Wyandotte County; flash flood watch tonight

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UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from 9:58 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. Monday in Wyandotte County.
The storm was to the west of this area, and was moving east at 50 mph. Damage to siding, trees and roofs is possible, the weather service said. Wind gusts of 60 mph are possible. Residents are advised to move to an interior room.

A thunderstorm is moving into the area tonight as a strong storm system and associated cold front approach, according to the National Weather Service.

A flash flood watch will start at 9 p.m. Sunday and continue until 10 a.m. Monday. A thunderstorm watch is in effect from 8:15 p.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday.

The weather service said storms could continuously redevelop over the same areas.

Small hail and damaging winds are possible.

A 90 percent chance of thunderstorms is possible, mainly after 1 a.m. in Wyandotte County, according to the weather service. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain are possible.

On Monday, Labor Day, showers and thunderstorms are possibly, mainly before 9 a.m. New rainfall amounts could be between a quarter and a half of an inch of rain. The high will be near 87.

Monday night, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be mostly cloudy with a low around 68.

Residents should be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize developing flash floods, the weather service said.

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Damaging winds (National Weather Service graphic)
Damaging winds (National Weather Service graphic)

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Large hail (National Weather Service graphic)

Dance school students perform at Kansas City Irish Fest

Molly and Meg Mahoney of Kansas City, Kan., participated in the Irish Fest this weekend. (Photo by William Crum)
Molly and Meg Mahoney of Kansas City, Kan., participated in the Irish Fest this weekend. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

A lot of people know that Kansas City, Kan., is a melting pot of the Midwest. A good example this is Joseph Manning, who currently owns Driscoll School of Irish Dance.

The main location of the school is on Johnson Drive in Mission, Kan. They’ll also have other schools in Lee’s Summit, Mo., Lawrence, Kan., and soon they will open another location in North Kansas City, Mo.

“Over the last four years Irish dancing has become very popular. At this year’s Kansas City Irish Festival we had 91 students competing,” Manning said. The Irish Fest is this weekend at Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo.

Manning grew up in Wyandotte County. He went to the former Muncie Christian School, and later was homeschooled.

Driscoll School of Irish Dance is known worldwide as one of the finest. Both Meg Mahoney and Molly Mahoney of Kansas City, Kan., study Irish dancing at Driscoll School of Irish Dancing. Meg and Molly are daughters of Judge William Mahoney and his wife Susanne. Both the girls have studied Irish dancing for a number of years and have competed in Irish dance competitions for several years.

If you’ve ever thought about having your son or daughter study Irish dancing Driscoll School of Irish Dancing is that place. For more information visit the website,

Mittelstaedt’s walk-off takes nightcap

The Kansas City T-Bones swept the doubleheader with a 5-2 walk-off victory in game two over St. Paul in front 5,569 fans in CommunityAmerica Ballpark on Saturday night in Kansas City, Kan.

In a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning of a seven-inning game, Robby Kuzdale led off with an infield single to the pitcher. Bryan Sabatella, pinch-hitting for Darrell Hudson, drew a one-out walk. T.J. Mittelstaedt then blasted a three-run walk-off homer over the right-field wall. It was his third home run in the doubleheader.

Kansas City erased a two-run deficit in the third when Hudson led off with a single toward third. Hudson scored on an RBI single by Matt Padgett. Danny Richar singled and later scored on a fielder’s choice by Ray Sadler that tied the game at 2-2.

Pat Doyle (6-4) picked up the win after tossing 2 scoreless innings in relief.

Game one of the doubleheader was less dramatic. The T-Bones used a trio of home runs from Mittelstaedt and Sadler and beat St. Paul 9-4.

Mittelstaedt led off the first and second with solo home runs. Sadler crushed his 247th career home run, a three-run blast out of the stadium in the first inning.

Patrick Mincey earned his second win with the T-Bones and his fourth on the year. He tossed a scoreless inning in relief, giving up one hit and striking out two. Derek Loera notched his first save after throwing 2 scoreless innings.

The T-Bones (46-52) and the Saints (48-50) will continue a five-game series Sunday night at 7:05. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.

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– Story from T-Bones