Wichita State announces graduates

Three Wyandotte County students completed a degree at Wichita State University in the fall 2020 semester.

Graduates with a grade point average of at least 3.55 received the magna cum laude award.

Graduates from Wyandotte County:

  • Josephine G. Alvey, Bachelor of Science, health management, magna cum laude.
  • Deborah V. Morris, Bachelor of Science, dental hygiene-completion, magna cum laude.
  • Myiah A. Washington, Bachelor of Arts, community-integrated marketing.

BPU to meet Wednesday

The Board of Public Utilities will meet on Wednesday, March 5.

There will be a work session at 5 p.m. and a regular meeting at 6 p.m. The BPU finance committee will meet at 4:15 p.m.

The regular meeting will be conducted by telephone and the internet.

At the regular meeting at 6 p.m., there will be a public comment time, general manager and staff reports, a COVID-19 update, preliminary January financial report, national legislative update, a pension board of trustees appointment, miscellaneous comments and board comments.

At the work session at 5 p.m., will be a board update, general manager update on BPU safety program enhancements, and report on senior management succession planning.

BPU facilities are closed to the public to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, so the meetings will be on Zoom.

The public may listen to the meetings through the internet or telephone.
The public may access all three meetings through the telephone to listen in and if they have access to the Internet, they can also click on Zoom meeting. The website is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84523139724.

People also may call in to the meeting at toll free 1-888-475-4499.
The meeting ID numbers is 845 2313 9724.

To access the board meeting information packet, visit https://www.bpu.com/Portals/0/pdf/board-information-packet-3-3-21.pdf.

Members of the community who wish to speak to the board during the regular session must be logged in to the Zoom meeting via the internet using their browser or the Zoom application. Members of the public will be asked to raise their hand to signal they wish to address the board.

During the public comment section of the agenda, community members will be asked to provide their name and address and will then have five minutes to speak.

Missing woman found, Silver Alert canceled

A missing Kansas City, Kansas woman has been found, according to Kansas City, Kansas, police.

The woman was found shortly after 6 p.m., and has been taken to an area hospital for evaluation, according to police.

A police spokesman thanked those assisting the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department with the search, including the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department, the Kansas Highway Patrol with air support, the Overland Park Police Department, the Jefferson Township Fire Department, the Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department, and many of the missing woman’s neighbors who helped in the search.