Wyandotte County

Today’s forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a high near 56 this afternoon, and sunny skies.

After the big warmup today and Wednesday, temperatures will fall again, and there could even be snow on Saturday, according to the weather service.

Today there will be a slight southeast wind, 3 to 7 mph. Tonight, the low will be around 38, with an east southeast wind of 7 to 10 mph, according to the weather service.

Wednesday could be the warmest day of the year so far and it might set a record for Kansas City highs on Jan. 28, the weather service said. The high could reach 68, with sunny skies, the weather service said. A south southeast wind of 10 to 16 mph could become southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

On Wednesday night, skies will be partly cloudy with a low of 38. The southwest wind of 9 to 17 mph will become north northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.

On Thursday, temperatures will drop. Skies are mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 44, the weather service said, and there will be a north northwest wind of 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Thursday night, the forecast is mostly clear with a low near 26, according to the forecast.

Friday’s forecast is mostly sunny with a high near 40, according to the weather service, and Friday night, the low will be around 28.

Saturday, there is a 50 percent chance of rain and snow, and the high will be near 40, the weather service said.

A 40 percent chance of snow continues Saturday night, when the low will be around 25, according to the weather service.

On Sunday, the high will be near 33, and Sunday night, the low will be around 16, the weather service said.

Monday’s forecast is mostly sunny with a high near 30, according to the weather service.

With the filing deadline at noon tomorrow, at least six candidates will be on the primary ballot for the open seat on the Unified Government Commission, 1st District at large.

The primary will be March 3 and the general election is April 7. Filing deadline is noon Tuesday, Jan. 27.

According to the Wyandotte County Election Commissioner’s candidate list, the candidates who have filed for UG Commission, 1st District at large, by Monday included LaVert A. Murray, Tamika Pledger, Janice (Grant) Witt, Christal Watson, Nathan Barnes and Mark Gilstrap.

Some other contests on the ballot are beginning to see more candidates, also.

Candidates include:

For UG Commissioner, 2nd District: Brian McKiernan, incumbent.

For UG Commissioner, 3rd District: Ann Murguia, incumbent.

For UG Commissioner, 4th District: Harold Johnson and Tarence Maddox, incumbent.

For UG Commissioner, 6th District: Angela Markley, 6th District.

For Register of Deeds: Nancy Burns, incumbent.

For Board of Public Utilities, at large, District 3: Norman D. Scott, Murray D. Anderson Sr., Thomas H. Gordon, Chris McCord.

For Board of Public Utilities, 1st District: Robert “Bob” Milan, incumbent, Freddy Wilson Jr.

For Board of Public Utilities, 3rd District: Jeff Bryant, incumbent.

For Kansas City Kansas Community College Board of Trustees: Ray Daniels, incumbent; Mary Ann Flunder, incumbent; Clyde A. Townsend, incumbent, Don Ash, incumbent, Victor B. Trammell.

For Turner Board of Education: Jeff Davidson, incumbent; Sherrie Watkins-Alvey, incumbent; Douglas Lockwood, incumbent, Becky Billigmeier, incumbent; Theresa Tillery, incumbent.

For Piper Board of Education: Tom Beebe, incumbent; Ashley Biondi, Steve Buff, Neal Palmer, incumbent; Lisa K. Sullivan, incumbent; Jeb Vader.

For Bonner Springs Board of Education: Timothy G. McGinnis, incumbent; David J. Pierce, incumbent; Patricia E. Welicky, incumbent, Olliea Jarrett, incumbent.

For Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education: George Breidenthal, incumbent; Maria Cecilia Ysaac, Irene Caudillo, Korri Hall-Thompson, Janey M. Humphries, Brenda C. Jones, incumbent.

For Bonner Springs city: Jeff Harrington, mayor, incumbent; Jack Knight, Bonner Springs City Council, Ward 1, incumbent; Mike Thompson, Bonner Springs City Council, Ward 1; Dani Gurley, Bonner Springs City Council, Ward 2; Racheal Haas, Bonner Springs City Council, Ward 2, incumbent; Jordan M. Mackey, Bonner Springs City Council, Ward 3; Robert W. Reeves, Bonner Springs City Council, Ward 3, incumbent; Eric Freeman, Bonner Springs City Council, Ward 4, incumbent.

For Edwardsville city: Chuck Stites, Edwardsville City Council, at large; Chuck Adams, Edwardsville City Council, at large, incumbent; Craig Crider, Edwardsville City Council, at large, incumbent; Terence P. Dunn, Edwardsville City Council, at large.

Fairfax Drainage District: Martin L. Quinn, director, incumbent, George Breidenthal, director; Kevin S. Brown, director, incumbent; Philip A. Kostelac, director, incumbent.

Kaw Valley Drainage District: James “Bundy” Jenkins, director, incumbent; David R. Morales, director, incumbent; Anthony Talavera Jr., director, incumbent.

Several Wyandotte County students were named to the fall 2014 dean’s list and dean’s honor roll at Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kan.

Those on the dean’s list were degree-seeking students who have earned a minimum of 24 hours over the preceding two semesters at Ottawa, and earned a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Those on the dean’s honor roll were degree-seeking students who have earned a minimum of 12 semester hours during the preceding semester, and earned a semester grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Those students receiving honors from Wyandotte County included:
From Edwardsville:
Hope Morgan, Dean’s Honor Roll

From Kansas City, Kan.:

Nicholas Deichler, Dean’s Honor Roll
Ryan Ellis, Dean’s List
Shelby Hanna, Dean’s List
Michael Harris, Dean’s Honor Roll
Samantha Leatherbury, Dean’s List
Bret Stratton, Dean’s Honor Roll
Marisa Worthy, Dean’s Honor Roll

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