by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC
Kansas City Kansas Community College is once again inviting students, faculty, staff and community members to participate in the Walk Across Kansas Incentive Program.
The goal of the eight-week program is to improve the health and wellness of each participant by “walking” enough miles to travel across the state of Kansas.
Teams will include four people and starting Sept. 23, each team member will complete at least two miles of walking, jogging or running per day. This will equate to eight miles per team each day, seven days a week or 448 miles by the end of the program. If a person needs to substitute an alternative cardiovascular activity, they may do so by choosing from the activity equivalent list.
The theme of this year’s event is Kansas Tourist Attractions. Teams will have the option to name themselves according to a Kansas Tourist Attraction such as “Rolling with the Big Ball of Twine.” Those interested can register at the KCKCC Wellness and Fitness Center.
“This incentive program keeps people engaged for eight weeks and is a great motivational tool for people to get consistency in a cardiovascular exercise program,” said Pam Hall, wellness specialist at the KCKCC Wellness and Fitness Center. “In the past, many Walk Across Kansas participants have voiced their pride for completing the eight weeks, and the team component makes it fun and inspirational.”
Participants can do more or less during the Walk Across Kansas program, but can turn in no more than 21 miles per week. Those who participate should remember that the team is counting on each member to reach their goal of 448 miles by the time the program ends Nov. 17. Individuals will turn in weekly mileage tracking sheets, so that the team progress can be displayed in the KCKCC Wellness and Fitness Center.
Those who would like to participate and do not have a team, may contact Pam Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about the Walk Across Kansas Program is also available by calling 913-288-7368. A waiver must also be completed upon registration.
Shooting into home reported on North 22nd
A shooting into an occupied residence was reported at 11:45 p.m. Aug. 29 in the 2700 block of North 22nd Street, according to a social media post by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department. Police stated the victim said the residence and a vehicle were hit by gunfire. There were no injuries in the shooting.
Aggravated robbery reported
An aggravated robbery was reported at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 28 in the 6300 block of State Avenue, according to a social media post by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department. An unknown suspect demanded a victim’s cell phone at gunpoint, according to police. The suspect told the victim to walk away, and later the victim found police officers and reported the incident.
Wyandotte County received some rain overnight into Friday morning. More rain is in the forecast for Saturday and the weekend. (National Weather Service graphic)
Wyandotte County could get as much as a half-inch of rain through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)
After heavy rains overnight, a flash flood watch continues for Wyandotte County through 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
While the rain will move out of the area by late morning, more showers are expected. Rain is still in the forecast for Labor Day weekend, Saturday through Saturday night, the weather service said.
The Missouri River at Parkville has gone into action stage, and is still below minor flood stage, according to hydrology charts. It could crest on Sunday, still below flood stage. The Kansas River at 23rd Street is still below action stage and below minor flood stage.
Today, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with some heavy rain. The high will be near 76 with an east northeast wind of 7 mph.
Tonight, there is a 40 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11 p.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 65 with an east wind of 3 to 6 mph. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected.
Saturday, there is a 60 percent chance of showers with thunderstorms also possible after 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 77 with an east wind of 3 to 5 mph. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is possible.
Saturday night, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low of 67, according to the weather service, and a light and variable wind. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is possible.
Sunday, it will be partly sunny with a high near 82 and a calm wind, the weather service said.
Sunday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 69, according to the weather service.
Monday, Labor Day, it will be sunny with a high near 87, the weather service said.
Monday night, it will be clear with a low of 71, according to the weather service.
Tuesday, it will be sunny with a high near 87, the weather service said.
Tuesday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 65, according to the weather service.
Wednesday, it will be sunny, with a high near 79, the weather service said.
Wednesday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 61, according to the weather service.
Thursday, it will be sunny with a high near 80, the weather service said.
For more weather information, visit www.weather.gov.
The Missouri River at Parkville, which includes the Wyandotte County area, rose to action stage and is projected to crest on Sunday in action stage. It is below minor flood stage. (National Weather Service – USGS graphic) The Kansas River at 23rd Street, where the gauge is near Kansas Avenue and the state line, is currently below flood stage and below action stage. (National Weather Service – USGS graphic)