Snow falling in Wyandotte County

A little snow was falling around 10 p.m. Saturday at I-435 and Leavenworth Road in Kansas City, Kan. (KC Scout photo)
A little snow was falling around 10 p.m. Saturday at I-435 and Leavenworth Road in Kansas City, Kan. (KC Scout photo)
A little snow was falling in Wyandotte County at 10 p.m. Jan. 31.

The National Weather Service is calling for a mix of rain and snow until 2 a.m., then a mix of snow and sleet after that.

The temperature was 35 degrees at 10 p.m., according to the weather service.

Sunday’s forecast includes snow, mainly before 11 a.m., the weather service said.

Temperatures will fall throughout the day, falling to around 21 by 5 p.m., the weather service said.

A major storm is expected north of the Kansas City area, according to the weather service.

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Christ the King Catholic School, 3027 N. 54th St., Kansas City, Kan., is planning its 12th annual auction and dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the George Meyn Community Center, Wyandotte County Park, 126th and State Avenue. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. followed by the auction at 7:15 p.m. For more information, call 913-406-4505.

A weekly Scripture Group with Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Heather Neds is a pastoral minister and leads the group at Keeler Women’s Center. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Kids need to blow off some steam? – Tired of the winter weather? Living Water United Methodist Church, 3001 N. 115th St., will hold its annual Cabin Fever Carnival. This free community event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. It is free and open to the community. Carnival games, food, inflatables, and prizes are planned. For more information, visit or call 913 400-7203.

Open Door Christian School, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, plans a chili supper and silent auction on Feb. 20. The event will raise funds that will be used for the computer technology and training program, and for a shade structure for the playground.

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Parkway Baptist Church, classroom area, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit

A spaghetti dinner to benefit the Sisters, Servants of Mary, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb.1, at St. Patrick Parish Center, 94th and State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. Donations are $8 for adults and $3 for children. The meal will include Italian sausage and spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Carryout meals are available for Super Bowl Sunday. The event will also feature a variety booth. The Sisters, Servants of Mary, are a group of women religious with a nursing ministry. They provide in-home nursing care, free of charge, throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area for persons who are critically ill or dying. They live solely off the donations of their friends and benefactors and fund-raising efforts like the spaghetti dinner. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call 913-371-3423.

St. Mary – St. Anthony Church, 615 N. 7th St., will hold Sweetheart Bingo, an afternoon of bingo and fun, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in Bishop Forst Hall. A $5 ticket admission will get a bingo card, free desserts, popcorn and coffee. Beer and soda will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Carol Shomin at 913-897-4833 or the parish office at 913-371-1408. Tickets may be purchased at the door the day of the event.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., elected Joy Spearman as senior warden at its annual meeting Sunday, Jan. 15. Members who will continue to serve on the vestry include Joe Steineger III, membership and buildings and grounds; Ross Warnell, Christian formation and ministry development; Ann Hill, neighborhood partnerships; Rich Lavin, stewardship and finance and treasurer; and Karyn Walden-Forrest, family and youth ministry. Lavin and his wife Pat Lavin will serve as delegates to the convocation and diocese and Herb White will be the alternate delegate.

Stony Point Christian Church,
149 S. 78th St., is planning a Basket Bonanza at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6, and is collecting donations from individuals of items to put into the baskets. Proceeds will benefit the Stony Point Christian Church preschool.

A Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Wyandotte United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit

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Schlagle High School student performs in a lead role with local Alvin Ailey group

Vivian Young (Photo by William Crum)
Vivian Young (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum
A sophomore from Schlagle High School by the name of Vivian Young really shined at a Friday afternoon performance with Kansas City AileyCamp, Friends of Alvin Ailey group. Vivian is the daughter of Angie Young.

She is on the Student Council and is a member of the National Honor Society. She started dancing when she was only 3 years of age and has been with the local AileyCamp, Friends of Alvin Ailey dance group, for just one year as one of the lead dancers.

A packed crowd of well over 250 people with movers and shakers such as Henry Bloch of H&R Block income tax service attended a recent gala event and performance Friday at Starlight Theater at Swope Park, Kansas City, Mo. Just to perform for this event is a high honor.

After the performance a lot of people came up to Vivian and thanked her for a job well done. One of the audience members came up to her and said, “I really enjoyed your performance, you are truly passionate.”

Tyrone Aiken, the choreographer and the executive officer for the local Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey dance group, said Vivian has lot of spark.

“At first when I met her she did not appear that way; however after I watched her dance I began to see the spark. She is one of our lead dancers. You can see she has the passion for dance. She is very dedicated as well,” he said.

After she graduates from high school, Vivian wants to go to New York and get a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance, and she would like to dance with the Alvin Ailey group in New York City.

“Eventually I want to start my own dance group after I get more experience,” Vivian said.

The local Alvin Ailey dance group and Vivian got a standing ovation by members of the audience for a job well done.

For more information about the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey dance group, call 816-471-6003 or go to the website,