The city’s 150-year-old cemetery is estimated to reach its capacity in 15 years, which will cut off its revenue, if the city doesn’t act, according to a study done by CPRA, a consulting firm based in Colorado.
The latest figures show Olathe with a 41.1 percent residential “waste diversion” rate. That’s a new high for the city and substantially above the national average of 34.5 percent, said Tim Danneberg, city spokesman.
The Youth and Family Services Center in Olathe will soon open a new program that will be more like a transitional living shelter than old-fashioned detention. The center will offer a wide variety of leisure activities, sports and crafts, tablets, religious services and college prep as well as behavior incentives designed to get them back into schools.
Like Becky Bieker, Mary Ellen Grovenburg of Spring Hill lost her husband in an armed robbery at her family’s small business, Mr. G’s Liquor Store in Shawnee. It’s been a difficult road for Grovenburg since the 2010 shooting that killed her husband, Gerry.
Vanya Shivashankar is one of 20 students from across the nation being featured on the series, which focuses on gifted children and their families as they prepare for a national intelligence competition. Vanya has been a serious contender for four years in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The 127th Street bridge in far western Johnson County doesn’t get many crossings. Only about 10 vehicles a day traverse its 100 feet across Captain Creek, on their way to either the single residence on the other side or the lonely little graveyard that lies at the dead end of the unpaved road.
Dorr first erected the display nine years ago in the front yard of his Prairie Village on Fontana Street. After a neighbor voiced concerns about traffic generated by the display, it was moved to the grounds of the Prairie Village pool in 2010. Dorr moved to Olathe last year and decided to relocate the display to Olathe this holiday season.
Founded in Missouri, Parents as Teachers is a national early childhood education program that pairs parent educators with families to offer support and guidance. In addition to providing strategies and activities, the parent educator also functions as an adult who can offer an unbiased view of a child’s development by observing the child month to month.
The Olathe City Council Tuesday night approved a $47.1 million bond application for new construction at Olathe Medical Center. The project, estimated to cost $67 million in all, is to include a comprehensive 25,000-square-foot cancer center; a 105,000-square- foot wing of patient rooms for an obstetrics and neonatal intensive care unit; and a new entrance and expansion to the kitchen and dining area, according to information provided to City Council members.