Bonner Springs student named a winner in math competition

A Bonner Springs student was on a University of Kansas team that took second place in the ninth Kansas Collegiate Math Competition.

The competition was held March 29 at Emporia State University.

Second-place team members were Bridget Davis, a senior in computer science and mathematics from Bonner Springs, Ryan Endres, a senior in aerospace engineering from Lenexa, and Grace Garrison, a senior in aerospace engineering from Shawnee.

Students work individually for three hours on five challenging math problems, which are then graded by coaches. The competition was part of the annual meeting of the Kansas section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Bonner Springs driver in accident on I-435

A Bonner Springs driver ran into the back of another vehicle on eastbound I-435 near Lackman Road in Lenexa, Kan. The accident happened shortly after 9 a.m. April 9.

The 30-year-old Bonner Springs man, who was driving a Nissan, had a possible injury, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report.

The vehicle in front, an Acura car, was driven by a 66-year-old Olathe, Kan., woman who was injured and taken to a hospital.

A passenger, a 23-year-old Olathe, Kan., woman also was injured and taken to a hospital, according to the report.


Friends of Bonner Springs Library plan book sale April 10-12

April 10, 11 and 12 are the dates for the spring book sale at the Bonner Springs Library sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

A variety of fiction and nonfiction along with CDs and DVDs, large print and many books for children are available.

Hard back volumes are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents, as well as a bargain corner of older items for only 25 cents.  Many donated items are like new and would make great gifts.

Nonfiction is arranged by genre and books are identified by signs noting each category.  There is a large selection of science fiction and romance novels as well as many volumes from favorite authors.

Thursday’s hours are from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is a preview sale for Friends members.  To take advantage of this special time one can become a member at the door for $5 membership dues for the entire year.

On Friday and Saturday the sale will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The sale is located in the basement storm shelter area which is available from the parking lot in back of the library. The Bonner Springs City Library is at 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs.