Victim of fatal accident on I-435 identified as Olathe man

An 85-year-old Olathe, Kan., man died in a fatal accident at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, on I-435 southbound near Kansas Avenue in Edwardsville, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report.

The man was driving a Honda Element southbound on I-435, and for an undetermined reason, he lost control of the vehicle, drifted onto the outside shoulder and struck the bridge pillar for Kansas Avenue, the trooper’s report stated.

He was identified as Robert A. Nash, 85, of Olathe, Kan., according to the trooper’s report. His next-of-kin has been notified.

Fort Hays State announces graduates from Wyandotte County

Six students from Wyandotte County graduated from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., in the fall 2015 semester.

The graduates include:

From Bonner Springs: Cameron Finley, a Bachelor of Science in justice studies.

From Edwardsville: Megan Marie Webb, a Bachelor of Business Administration in management.

From Kansas City, Kan.: Tonya R. Brown, a Bachelor of Arts in sociology.

Jonathan Mark Corbett, a Bachelor of Science in information networking and telecommunications (computer networking).

Cord Jason Fletcher, a Bachelor of Business Administration in management.

Airen Benard Maxwell, a Bachelor of Science in justice studies.

Edwardsville city council member to resign

Edwardsville City Council member Craig Crider on Monday announced he would resign his elected position after the April 11 city council meeting.

Crider made his remarks during the March 28 city council meeting. He is planning to move to a residence in Bonner Springs, city officials said.

His term was to expire in January 2020, with an election scheduled November 2019. According to an Edwardsville city official, a city ordinance says the mayor will fill the vacancy by appointing a replacement with the consent of the council.

There is no process outlined in the ordinance on how the appointment process will work, and the city is currently developing a process, the city official said.

Since he was first elected in 2007, Crider has seen the installation of a new city manager, the transition of police operations to a new facility, the establishment of an Edwardsville EMS service, and equipment and vehicle acquisitions in the city.

He also was a member of the council when the city went from a cash deficit to a positive year-end balance of about $800,000, the official said. His priorities on the council included open and transparent government, and attracting appropriate development to the city’s north end.