Mild weather continues this week

National Weather Service graphic
National Weather Service graphic

Mild and dry conditions continue in today’s forecast, according to the National Weather Service.

Other than a slight chance for rain on Sunday, expect similar weather for the rest of the week, the weather service said.

Today’s high will be near 49, with a calm wind that becomes south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon, according to the weather service.

Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low of 31 and a light south wind, the weather service said.

Friday, it will be sunny with a high near 54, according to the weather service. A light south southeast wind will increase to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Friday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 34, the weather service said. A south wind will be 8 to 10 mph.

On Saturday, expect mostly sunny skies, with a high of 53, the weather service said. A south wind of 8 to 14 mph will gust as high as 20 mph.

Saturday night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 36, according to the weather service.

Sunday, expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 49, the weather service said.

Sunday night, the low will be around 32 with mostly clear skies, the weather service said.

Monday’s forecast is mostly sunny, with a high near 53, according to the weather service.

Monday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 36, the weather service said.

Yoder announces military academy nominations

Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist., announced on Dec. 1 he had nominated 29 students to four of the five U.S. service academies for the class entering 2016.

None of the 29 students nominated was from Wyandotte County.

The nominations are to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy.

According to Rep. Yoder’s news release, the Third District’s Academy Nomination Board, appointed by Rep. Yoder, conducted interviews with applicants after a review of their applications.

After the nominations are sent to the service academies, the applicants must meet the requirements of each academy to be considered for appointment; the academies make the final decision.

Rep. Yoder will begin accepting applications for the 2017 Academy class on May 1, 2016, according to the news release. The application deadline is Oct. 1, 2016. For more information on the application process or to receive an Academy Nomination Application visit

Legends Outlets launches holiday giveaway contest

The Legends Outlets shopping center is holding a 12-day holiday giveaway currently.

The giveaway launched on Dec. 1 and runs through Dec. 12 on the Legends’ Outlets Facebook page, according to a spokesman.

Through this contest, there will be more than $1,600 in gift cards given away through more than 100 stores, restaurants and entertainment destinations at The Legends Outlets.

The grand prize is a $500 Legends Outlets gift card on Dec. 12.

Every day there is a different prize. For example, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, the prize is a $100 Jockey gift card.

Facebook fans can enter to win each daily prize once every 24 hours by visiting the “12-Day Holiday Giveaway” contest tab on Each daily contest will start at 9 a.m. and end 24 hours later at 9 a.m. the following day. The contest is open to the public, 16 years of age or older, and there is no purchase necessary to enter. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via the email address they provide upon entering.