Delay granted to defer decision on East Topeka UMC demolition
The Kansas East Conference Board of Trustees requested at the May 7 meeting that the Topeka City Council defer a decision on the conference’s request for a permit to demolish the former East Topeka United Methodist Church building located at 700 S.E. Lime.
“We are asking the council to delay making a final decision for a month to give interested parties time to pursue some other options that came to light during the community meeting,” said Rev. Kay Scarbrough, Topeka...
Hoyt UMC recovers quickly from kitchen fire
A water heater caused a fire in the kitchen of Hoyt UMC. (courtesy photo)
A hot-water tank overheated March 10 at Hoyt United Methodist Church and caught the kitchen on fire. No one was injured in the fire.
A neighbor and the fire department helped restrict the damage to the corner of the building. Additionally, the fire broke the water line, which also helped put out the fire inside the building.