BPU to meet Thursday

The Board of Public Utilities will meet on Thursday, July 18, at the BPU offices, 540 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

The work session will begin at 5 p.m. July 18.

On the works session agenda will be a board update, general manager update and Integrated Resource Plan discussion.

The regular meeting will be at 6 p.m.

On the agenda for the regular meeting are a visitors’ time, website demonstration, integrated market update, board comments, general manager comments and a closed executive session.

Emergency crews respond to fair

Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department personnel responded to a medical emergency, possible heat exhaustion, on the Main Stage Saturday evening at the Wyandotte County Fair, 137th and Polfer Road. At 6 p.m. Saturday, it was about 91 degrees with a heat index of 94. A band member was looked at and released at the scene. (Photo by Mary Rupert)

A member of the Silver Streak band was overcome by heat exhaustion while playing on the Main Stage on Saturday evening at the Wyandotte County Fair, 137th and Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas.

Rick Kesterson said he is resting at home today and is better, still recuperating from exhaustion, with a headache, and is going to be fine.

Kesterson and Silver Streak play at many area events, including rodeos, fairs, fraternal events, wedding receptions and retirements.

Performers and fairgoers experienced a hot day Saturday, with temperatures reaching 91 at 6 p.m. with a heat index of 94.

Kesterson said the sun was going down when his concert started around 6:15 p.m., and the heat just got atrocious. The hot sun was on the faces of the performers at sunset. He was treated at the scene, and did not want to go to a hospital.

He added he hopes that next year they will turn the stage around so it faces the other direction.

“Other than that, we had a really great time,” Kesterson said about his day.

At the fair …

Saturday night at the Wyandotte County Fair, 137th and Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas, featured the MidWest Mud Boggers Mud Run. Saturday was the last day of the fair this year. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Saturday night at the Wyandotte County Fair, 137th and Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas, featured the MidWest Mud Boggers Mud Run. Saturday was the last day of the fair this year. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Saturday night at the Wyandotte County Fair, 137th and Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas, featured the MidWest Mud Boggers Mud Run. Saturday was the last day of the fair this year. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Saturday night at the Wyandotte County Fair, 137th and Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas, featured the MidWest Mud Boggers Mud Run. Saturday was the last day of the fair this year. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Saturday night at the Wyandotte County Fair, 137th and Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas, featured the MidWest Mud Boggers Mud Run. Saturday was the last day of the fair this year. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Saturday night at the Wyandotte County Fair, 137th and Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas, featured the MidWest Mud Boggers Mud Run. Saturday was the last day of the fair this year. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Saturday night at the Wyandotte County Fair, 137th and Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas, featured the MidWest Mud Boggers Mud Run. Saturday was the last day of the fair this year. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Saturday night at the Wyandotte County Fair, 137th and Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas, featured the MidWest Mud Boggers Mud Run. Saturday was the last day of the fair this year. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Saturday night at the Wyandotte County Fair, 137th and Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas, featured the MidWest Mud Boggers Mud Run. Saturday was the last day of the fair this year. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Saturday night at the Wyandotte County Fair, 137th and Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas, featured the MidWest Mud Boggers Mud Run. Saturday was the last day of the fair this year. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Saturday night at the Wyandotte County Fair, 137th and Polfer Road, Kansas City, Kansas, featured the MidWest Mud Boggers Mud Run. Saturday was the last day of the fair this year. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Edge of Forever, a Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band, performed on Saturday at the Main Stage at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Stranded in the City performed in the Entertainment Tent Saturday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Stranded in the City performed in the Entertainment Tent Saturday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Some 4-H members rode horses after their events were over on Saturday at the Wyandotte County Fair. The fair ended Saturday night. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Some 4-H members rode horses after their events were over on Saturday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Some 4-H members rode horses after their events were over on Saturday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Some 4-H members rode horses after their events were over on Saturday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Some 4-H members rode horses after their events were over on Saturday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Some 4-H members rode horses after their events were over on Saturday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Classic cars were on display Saturday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Classic cars were on display Saturday at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
The Wyandotte County Fair included an entrance tent this year. (Staff photo)
Stranded in the City performed Saturday in the Entertainment Tent at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo)
More scenes from the Wyandotte County Fair on Saturday night. (Staff photo)
More scenes from the Wyandotte County Fair on Saturday night. (Staff photo)
More scenes from the Wyandotte County Fair on Saturday night. (Staff photo)
Waiting for the music to begin at the Main Stage at the Wyandotte County Fair on Saturday night. (Staff photo)
More scenes from the Wyandotte County Fair on Saturday night. (Staff photo)
More scenes from the Wyandotte County Fair on Saturday night. (Staff photo)
More scenes from the Wyandotte County Fair on Saturday night. (Staff photo)
More scenes from the Wyandotte County Fair on Saturday night. (Staff photo)
More scenes from the Wyandotte County Fair on Saturday night. (Staff photo)
More scenes from the Wyandotte County Fair on Saturday night. (Staff photo)
More scenes from the Wyandotte County Fair on Saturday night. (Staff photo)
More scenes from the Wyandotte County Fair on Saturday night. (Staff photo)
Edge of Forever, a Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band, performed on Saturday at the Main Stage at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo)
Watching Hedrick’s Pig Races on Saturday evening at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo)
Stranded in the City performed Saturday in the Entertainment Tent at the Wyandotte County Fair. (Staff photo)