Kansas Academy of Math and Science to hold recruiting session May 20 in Bonner Springs

The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science will hold a spring recruiting session  at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Bonner Springs Public Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs.
Kansas high school sophomores are invited to attend the free information session.
Students who complete the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science receive a high school diploma from their high school and receive a minimum of 68 hours college credit from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan.
Tuition, fees and books for 68 credit hours are free for students attending a Kansas public high school.
For more information, visit https://www.fhsu.edu/kams/.

Mayors recognize Hillcrest transitional program

Kansas City Kan., Mayor Mark Holland, Edwardsville Mayor John McTaggart and Bonner Springs Mayor Jeff Harrington today recognized the Hillcrest Transitional Housing Center program with a joint proclamation. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

Three mayors got together today to make a proclamation on behalf of Hillcrest Transitional Housing Center, 728 N. 31st St., Kansas City, Kan.

The event was packed with kids and community members who heard the proclamations from Kansas City Kan., Mayor Mark Holland, Bonner Springs Mayor Jeff Harrington and Edwardsville Mayor John McTaggart.

The Hillcrest program, according to information from the center, is designed to move families and youth from homelessness to self-sufficiency. It is designed to give homeless families and youth the motivation and training needed to break the poverty-welfare cycle and lead an independent life.

The program offers tough love with a caring environment, according to information from the center. It meets housing needs with a furnished apartment, and provides professional services such as medical, auto repair and legal assistance, weekly counseling sessions for problem-solving, employment, budgeting, and parenting.

After the homeless get on their feet with a new job and a new place to live, they are provided with continued counseling and encouragement, according to information from the center.

For more information, call 913-400-2573 or 913-827-8464 or visit the website, www.hillcresttransitionalhousing.org.


KDOT to close 134th Street near I-70 next week for bridge work

134th Street near I-70 will be closed to all through traffic from March 31 to April 4 for bridge construction work.

The road closure includes both northbound and southbound lanes from Kansas Avenue to Riverview Avenue, and will be in effect 24/7. The closure starts at 8 a.m. Monday, March 31, and runs through 6 p.m. April 4.

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, there will be no marked detour. Drivers will need to use alternate routes during the roadway closure.

The Kansas Department of Transportation urged all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and slow down when approaching and driving through the project work zone.