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Olathe school patrons agree to $156 million in bonds

Olathe voters approved the bonds with 72.3 percent of the vote. The money will fund a 10th middle school to relieve crowding at Prairie Trail and Mission Trail middle schools; security cameras and new keyless access systems; facility upgrades; and iPads for students, equipment for computer labs and new computer servers.

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Olathe cellist, 13, prepares for Carnegie Hall

Ethan Ching, a seventh-grade cellist at Olathe’s California Trail Middle School, is headed to the iconic performance hall to perform June 25 after being selected for the 2016 Middle School Honors Performance Series Orchestra. Out of thousands of applicants, Ethan was one of 400 middle and high school students chosen from the United States and Canada. He is only one of three students selected from the state of Kansas and the only one from Johnson County.

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MU's Olympic wrestler J'den Cox, mother make beautiful music

Add singer/songwriter to the list of accomplishments of Mizzou's Olympics-bound wrestler J'den Cox. He recently worked through "Routine," with his mother, Cathy Cox, in the Tigers' wrestling facility.
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MU's Olympic wrestler J'den Cox, mother make beautiful music

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