Wyandotte County youth attend Boys State

Young men from Wyandotte County are among participants from across Kansas who recently participated in the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy.

The 26th annual event was held June 4 to 9 at Kansas State University, Manhattan.

Boys State emphasizes leadership and teamwork through an interactive and problem-solving experience, according to a spokesman. There are political elections, parties and local, county and state governments, allowing the youth to work together as a team.

Wyandotte County youth at Boys State included:

From Kansas City, Kansas:
• Alex Hatch, Turner High School, Department of Economy Staff
• Ryan Davis, Washington High School, City of Bley Councilman
• Nathan Del Rio, Turner High School, City of Chastain Councilman
• Mesca Little Eagle, Turner High School, City of Bley Councilman
• Davion Scott, Turner High School, MacArthur County Commissioner
• Dillon Thompson, Turner High School, City of Werring Councilman
• Alexander Falk, Piper High School, Marshall County District Court Official
• Candin Thomas, Washington High School, Supreme Court Justice
• Johnny Childress, St. James Academy, Department of Humanities Staff
• David Vasquez, Washington High School, City of Schrag Councilman

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Bonner Springs student named to dean’s list at Iowa State

Jared Hiss, an advertising major from Bonner Springs, Kansas, was named to the spring 2017 dean’s list in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

The dean’s list honors students who were enrolled in 12 credit hours and earned a 3.5 grade point average for the term.

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Forecast: Storms possible today

A few severe storms are possible this evening in Wyandotte County, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)


There will be a slight chance of thunderstorms in Wyandotte County this morning, according to the National Weather Service, with a few storms possible this evening.

If skies clear this afternoon, there may be a few severe storms later capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and even an isolated tornado, the weather service said.

The main round of storms could occur tonight when a line of storms is expected to drop south out of Iowa, according to the weather service. The main threat is damaging winds.

The weather service said severe storms also are possible on Thursday across the entire area. The storms today through Friday could lead to local flooding, according to the weather service.

Today’s high will be near 90 with a heat index as high as 96, and a south southwest wind of 11 to 20 mph, gusting to 33 mph, the weather service said.

Tonight, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low of 71, according to the weather service. A south wind of 11 to 16 mph may gust as high as 28 mph.

Thursday, there will be a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 89 with a heat index of 95. A south wind of 8 to 13 mph may gust as high as 24 mph.

Thursday night, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to the weather service. The low will be 69, with a south wind of 8 to 10 mph. Between a half and three-quarters of an inch of rain is possible.

Friday, there will be a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 83, the weather service said, and a west northwest wind of 7 mph.

Friday night, expect a low of 63 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be sunny with a high of 85, the weather service said.

Saturday night, the low will be around 65 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Sunday, there will be a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 86.

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