<![CDATA[Olathe & Southwest Joco News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/ en-us Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:41:10 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:41:10 CDT Olathe & Southwest Joco 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Johnson County Commission gives staff the OK to start preparing for vote on courthouse http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article57973298.html#storylink=rss Preliminary go-ahead is given to get ready for a November vote on a tax increase, possibly a sales tax

A final decision on ballot language is still a couple months away

The current courthouse was built in 1951, with an addition in 1972

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Hospitality hits the spot at hospice http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article57151263.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:04:54 CST

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Proposed Joco coroner facility seen as regional resource http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article56615138.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:12:39 CST

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Martin Luther King celebration in Olathe grows with city’s diversity http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article55873790.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:52:18 CST

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Financial skills bring windfall to student http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article55406025.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:34:43 CST

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Eight first-year teachers in Johnson County receive Horizon Awards from Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article54363265.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:33:07 CST

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Principal of Rolling Ridge Elementary School in Olathe receives national honor http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article53569060.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 16:12:41 CST

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Willows rezoning gets Olathe council approval http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article53522490.html#storylink=rss Plan still needs approval from Johnson County Commission and the airport commission

The Willows will feature 210 lots and 33 acres of agricultural open space

Storm water and traffic are neighbors’ primary fears

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In response to suicides, Johnson County schools work to bolster students’ mental health http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article53187050.html#storylink=rss Two suicides in 2014 were a big reason for Olathe School District’s action

It’s stepping up efforts to prevent violence and foster well-being

Olathe district isn’t alone in these efforts

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:42:38 CST

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Pianist now funnels her creativity into remodeling business http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article53175660.html#storylink=rss Bev Gilbert and husband Bruce started Regarding Kitchens and Homes Inc. in 1998

A team of 12 handles everything from countertop replacements to room additions and attic conversions

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:07:42 CST

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The art of giving http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article52750600.html#storylink=rss Girl brings cheer to Children’s Mercy with Cards for Kids

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Sat, 02 Jan 2016 16:40:10 CST

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Cities act to cut noise pollution at train crossings http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article52139640.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 29 Dec 2015 17:26:34 CST

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Two Johnson County students are perfect on both the ACT and SAT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article51496390.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 12:15:25 CST

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Academic excellence is on display at Blue Valley Northwest http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article51498155.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 12:24:48 CST

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Law firm pitches in to give veteran a hand up http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article51053625.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 09:35:45 CST

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Stuff-a-Sock program takes kindness to the streets http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article51051185.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 09:19:08 CST

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Olathe’s Szechuan Dynasty serves spicy food inspired by China’s Sichuan province http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article50453590.html#storylink=rss Szechuan Dynasty co-owners June Zhou and Jim Wang are from China’s Sichuan province

Sichuan is known for bold, spicy food flavored with garlic, chili flakes and Sichuan peppercorns

Heat seekers should try the Chung King spicy beef, fish in Sichuan chili sauce or Mao-Cai Fire Pot

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Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland: Here’s to 2015 and to you! http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article50319060.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 16:12:25 CST

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Kansas license bureau in Olathe closes for move http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article49871040.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:49:20 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article49871040.html Olathe seeks input on parks http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article48645170.html#storylink=rss Olathe recently solicited feedback on possible improvements at Olathe Lake and Cedar Lake

The two parks are among the city’s most underused

Voters last year approved a 10-year one-eighth cent sales tax for parks

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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 14:41:40 CST

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Olathe counselor finds joy in meeting challenges http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article47736180.html#storylink=rss Cristi Wightman is state representative for 2016 School Counselor of the Year program

She has been at Indian Creek Elementary School for nine years

Responsibilities go far beyond school walls

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Thu, 03 Dec 2015 11:21:23 CST

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Olathe City Council approves Garmin’s plan for major expansion http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article47471530.html#storylink=rss Council votes unanimously for 712,842-square-foot warehouse

Garmin says expansion could accommodate 2,700 more employees

Some neighbors complain the project is too big and too close to home

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Tue, 01 Dec 2015 21:29:46 CST

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Parents’ drug use spurs rise in foster children in Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article47423330.html#storylink=rss Advocates point to addictions to methamphetamine and heroin

Children have been removed from dangerous, drug-infested homes

Agencies scramble to recruit more foster families

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Biz Snapshot: Louisburg family business is all about emu http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article46294410.html#storylink=rss Dee Martin owns 4 D Acres, and husband Mike helps run the operation

They sell emu oil for a varity of products, including skin care

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Major Garmin expansion in Olathe nears showdown http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article46233020.html#storylink=rss Massive expansion calls for one huge building, rather than six smaller ones

Company says its “vertical” business model makes one building a necessity

Neighbors are also concerned about traffic, lights, noise and safety

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Preferences outlined for Big Bull Creek http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article45504624.html#storylink=rss Participants at public forum rate options for county’s second-largest park

Most people seemed to be against sports fields and for more natural uses

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Johnson County Commission chooses to replace courthouse http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article45271035.html#storylink=rss Commissioners voted last week to pursue a plan for a 28-courtoom courthouse.

Four options have been considered, but five commissioners want to replace the current building.

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:43:55 CST

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Longtime Meals on Wheels volunteer ends special deliveries http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article44181054.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:58:00 CST

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Olathe planning commission denies Garmin expansion http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article43954071.html#storylink=rss Company wants to build a 712,842-square-foot warehouse and factory

Commissioners were concerned the project is too near homes

The City Council will vote on Dec. 1

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Olathe will consider master plan for growth at Garmin headquarters campus http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article43480332.html#storylink=rss Plan calls for traffic improvements at 151st and Ridgeview

Approval will pave way for eventual new buildings

No groundbreaking date is set yet

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