Several Wyandotte County students graduate from Emporia State

Several Wyandotte County students were among more than 600 students who recently received academic degrees after completing the spring semester at Emporia State University.

The area students included:

  • Mackenzie Shae Duncan of Bonner Springs, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education
  • Heather Paige Lund of Bonner Springs, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education
  • Ashley Nicole Vest of Bonner Springs, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education
  • Morgan Elizabeth Nichols of Edwardsville, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education
  • Bridget Lynn Frayer of Kansas City, Kansas, Master of Science in Special Education with a concentration in high incidence special education
  • Travon Jones of Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in recreation and a minor in coaching
  • Devante Raseem McGee of Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in biology with a concentration in health care
  • Jennifer Lynn Mullins of Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education
  • Brianna Michelle Shively of Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education
  • Maisee Xiong of Kansas City, Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education

Body recovered from Kansas River

Edwardsville, Kansas, police officers reported that a body was recovered from the Kansas River about 2 p.m. May 24 at Riverfront Park.

Edwardsville EMS declared the person recovered from the river was deceased, according to a news release.

According to the news release, the person’s identity is being withheld while officers work to determine the circumstances of the incident and contact the next of kin.

Victim identified in Edwardsville fatal crash

Edwardsville police have identified the victim of a fatal crash about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, on K-32 in Edwardsville, Kansas.

The victim was Taylor Keanu Anderson, 26, Bonner Springs, Kansas, according to an Edwardsville police news release issued today.

According to the Edwardsville Police Department, the driver was ejected from the vehicle and was unresponsive when officers arrived.

His 2006 Nissan Altima was westbound on K-32 when the vehicle spun out of control, left the roadway, rolled over and came to rest near a private drive in the 11100 block of Kaw Drive, Edwardsville, according to police.

Edwardsville fire and EMS personnel arrived, and the driver was pronounced dead, a news release stated. The victim was the only one in the vehicle.

Police stated that the Wyandotte County Coroner’s Office performed an autopsy and the final results, including the toxicology report, of that autopsy are pending.