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.
If you’ve found yourself crawling along in slow, congested traffic on Santa Fe, just east of Interstate 35 in Olathe, city officials have noticed. But don’t expect the orange traffic cones to go up just yet.
Robin Winner, executive director of Synergy, cites “their overt commitment to interjecting the importance of being kind into every aspect of the school.” Olathe school does kindness in big and everyday ways.
Voters will be asked whether the sales tax should be increased by a quarter of a cent for 10 years to raise money to tear down the existing courthouse in downtown Olathe and replace it with a new building just across Santa Fe Street to the north.
Mizzou coach Ehren Earleywine and junior catcher Kirsten Mack discusses their team's 5-3 loss to Michigan in Game 1 of Saturday's Super Regional. Mack who led her Tigers with two hits on the day, including a solo home run in the sixth inning.
Missouri softball opens Super Regional with loss to Michigan
The Kansas City Star's Mike Moustakas Sunday insert
Patriot Features provides mini-documentaries to military veterans
Courtney Frerichs preparing for run at Olympics in steeplechase