YMCA to hold Healthy Kids Day on Saturday

The Bonner Springs YMCA will hold Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26.

Activities will include a Mini Mudder obstacle course, face painting and a “build your own trail mix” station.

Giveaways are planned. The event is free to members and community participants. The Bonner Springs YMCA is at 2251 S. 138th St., Bonner Springs.

Other YMCAs in the area also are offering Healthy Kids Day activities. They include 8th Street Family YMCA, at 900 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kan., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26; and Providence YMCA-Ball Family Center, at 8601 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26.

The 8th Street Family YMCA is planning free activities for kids.

The Providence YMCA has scheduled activities for kids, 4-H animals, science experiments, YMCA community garden, playground activities, mascot visits, kids Zumba, and face painting.

For more information, call the Bonner Springs YMCA at 913-422-9348 or visit KansasCityYMCA.org.


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.