After a successful pilot program this spring, organizers hope to launch the first class on its two-year program this August. The program is a joint effort with the Lakemary Center, which helps children and adults with developmental disabilities.
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.
Michele Melton of Olathe self-published a book teach children how to make cake pops. As her son fights an inoperable brain tumor, the project given her lessons to share with parents about the precious nature of time with their children.
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.
City council members have spirited debate about the business and the permit process, with some angry over noise violations and other issues while others express frustration about unrealistic burdens put on the operation.
The Olathe City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to buy the vacant Hy-Vee building at 135th and Brougham in east Olathe for relocation of the library after it was significantly damaged from flooding due to a water main break.
Fourth Fridays are back. The monthly celebration of downtown Olathe returns for its third year and the entertainment, live music, retail, and food planned for this year promises to attract more people than ever before.