The Watch DOGS Dads of Great Students puts volunteers in classrooms with the aim of being a positive male influence and an unobtrusive security presence. The national program, part of the Kansas City-based National Center for Fathering, was started in 1998 with the goal of making schools safer but has evolved to include academic support and direct interaction with students, catching on across the country in the process.
After much anticipation, work will start next month on the extensive Johnson County Gateway Project, a complete overhaul of the Kansas 10, Interstate 35 and I-435 interchange that will last until the end of 2016.
MARC to honor Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Lang this week.
Jill Geller of Olathe has worked since 1980 for the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. She replaces Mike Meadors, who retired.
A group of boosters, led by a couple of pastors, has taken it upon themselves to revitalize Olathe’s “Central Core Neighborhood,” as they call it, and they held their first Fourth Friday celebration last month.