Purrfect Pets lost its home of 11 years when Metcalf South Shopping Center closed last year. Now its current home, the Great Mall of the Great Plains, is closing. And the thousands of dollars the shelter spent to upgrade and customize its space are essentially down the drain.
Some in city government want to change the city’s charter to make the library a city department, rather than a separate taxing entity. Some former library board members say the current system is fine, and they are afraid of interference by elected officials.
Olathe Northwest High School science teacher Sue Rippe was honored at her school with an assembly recently. In June, she will attend a formal ceremony at the National Teacher Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kan.
Today, at a time when much of law enforcement’s focus has shifted from domestic to foreign terrorism, a network of extremism is again spreading throughout the land. “The wall between extremism and mainstream has really come down significantly,” said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University-San Bernardino.
The “Ingenuity Award” winners will be highlighted as part of an afternoon program Thursday at Kansas State University’s Olathe campus called Ingenuity Central, which will bring together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives and local and state government officials to talk about business innovation.
Third-graders from Woodland Elmentary School take a daylong field trip to Olathe City Hall and public works building, where they learn about the various city departments — and run pint-sized council meeting.
More than 350 people turned out at a recent school board meeting to air their concerns over the direction that the district has taken and over the events leading up to the resignation of two administrators.
The Plaza at Santa Marta expansion includes 16 skilled nursing private rooms, 12 memory support suites, seven assisted-living suites and an expanded physical therapy gym. The project is expected to take 16 months to be completed.