Six Wyandotte County students receive honors at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Six Wyandotte County students have received honors for their academic work during the fall 2018 semester at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, Kansas.

Students on the Dean’s List had a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99, with at least 12 semester hours. Students on the Honor Roll had a grade point average of 3.2 to 3.49, with at least 12 semester hours.

Receiving honors from Wyandotte County:

From Bonner Springs, Kansas:

• Isabella Cavanaugh, Dean’s List
• Gracie Myers, Dean’s List

From Kansas City, Kansas:
• Emilee Brotherton, Dean’s List
• Jesse Calderon, Dean’s List
• Alesia D. Jackson, Honor Roll
• Rebecca M. Viens, Dean’s List

Several Wyandotte County students named to dean’s list at USM

Several Wyandotte County students have been named to the fall dean’s list at the University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth.

Students on the dean’s list have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

The University of Saint Mary is a co-educational liberal arts university founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. It has campuses at Leavenworth and Overland Park, Kansas.

On the fall dean’s list from Wyandotte County:

From Bonner Springs:

  • Miyah Hightower
  • Darcy Noe
  • Sayra Serrano-Villegas

From Edwardsville:

  • Ashley Laughlin

From Kansas City, Kansas:

  • Brian Alvarez-De La Cruz
  • Jenna Asherman
  • Jessica Carpio
  • Maddison Carr
  • Valdirene da Silva
  • Corrine Eaves
  • Ashley King
  • Jamela Miska
  • Kendall Nick
  • Molly Parks
  • Lydia Paterson
  • Karina Rodriguez
  • Francisco Sanchez
  • Alaxandra Scharschell
  • Matthew Stanturf
  • Mark Stimach
  • Nicole Stimetz
  • Juan Tirado-Garcia
  • Emily Wilson
  • Juleain Winters

How to recycle your Christmas tree

When it’s time to take down your natural holiday trees and wreaths, you can recycle them at places in Wyandotte County and the metropolitan area that will accept them.

Recycling the holiday tree will keep it out of landfills and will use it for a variety of purposes, that may include trail surfaces, erosion control, landscaping and fish habitat in local lakes.

“All residents in the Kansas City metro area have many options for recycling their natural holiday trees and greenery,” said Matt Riggs, outreach coordinator for the MARC Solid Waste Management District.

Visit, call 816-474-8326 or check the list below for locations throughout the metro area that will recycle your trees and greenery. Most services are free. The Wyandotte County locations are for Wyandotte County residents. Residents of other areas have recycling locations near their residences, found at

Drop-off locations in Wyandotte County include:
• Bonner Springs — North Park, 1200 S. 134th St., Bonner Springs, Kansas, 913-422-1020
• Kansas City, Kansas — Alvey Park, 4834 Metropolitan Ave., north side of the south parking lot, Kansas City, Kansas, 913-573-8327
• Kansas City, Kansas — City Park, 2601 Park Drive, in the park around the corner on the grass, Kansas City, Kansas, 913-573-8327
• Kansas City, Kansas — Missouri Organic, 1260 Alma St., Kansas City, Kansas, 816-483-0908
• Kansas City, Kansas — Stony Point Park, 531 N. 86th St., northeast corner of parking lot, Kansas City, Kansas, 913-573-8327
• Kansas City, Kansas — Wyandotte County Park, 600 N. 126th St., ball field parking, Bonner Springs, Kansas, 913-573-8327

According to a Unified Government social media post, residents of Wyandotte County may drop off their tree for recycling from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. All tinsel, lights and ornaments must be removed. All drop off locations will be clearly marked with a sign.