<![CDATA[Olathe & Southwest Joco News | The Kansas City Star & 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 Olathe library’s future is clouded by controversy http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article18538946.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Olathe’s Garmin Marathon stokes businesses, community http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article18417215.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

The 12th annual Garmin Marathon — “In the Land of Oz” — takes place Saturday.

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Olathe teacher tapped for National Teacher Hall of Fame http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17773655.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Olathe-based Terracon expands in Upper Midwest http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17771009.html#storylink=rss The engineering services company purchased a pair of soils testing and materials laboratories, one in Vernon Hills, Ill., and one in Green Bay, Wisc.

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Lawrence soda shop coming to Legends Outlets in KCK http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17704778.html#storylink=rss Lawrence’s Mass Street Soda will open KC Soda in the Legends Outlets, selling more than 1,300 varieties of premium craft sodas. Updates for Overland Park’s Corbin Park.

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Twenty-two area companies to be honored for innovation http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17536790.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Olathe school district’s finances top list of issues for candidates http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17033387.html#storylink=rss Budget cuts are the primary concern for every candidate running for the Olathe school board in the general election on April 7.

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Youngsters get close look at city government http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17042324.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Spring Hill council candidate focuses on digital infrastructure http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17034914.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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A mix of veterans and newcomers vie for three spots on the Olathe council http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17033015.html#storylink=rss In Olathe, City Council candidates are addressing a wide variety of issues.

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Incumbent mayor cites Olathe as ‘truly special’ place; challenger touts a ‘different type of leadership’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17033123.html#storylink=rss Incumbent Michael Copeland cites Olathe as a “truly special” place to live. His challenger, Jason Reed says he wants to bring business to Olathe.

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Gardner-Edgerton school board candidates pledge to smooth tensions after turmoil involving administrators http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17031140.html#storylink=rss The superintendent and two female administrators were abruptly fired in February 2014. Later, they filed suit in federal court claiming they were dismissed illegally.

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Gardner City Council: In crowded field, hopefuls tout experience, integrity http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17030345.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:39:50 CDT

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Edgerton City Council: Hopefuls tout goals http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17029478.html#storylink=rss Candidates for the Edgerton City Council offer thoughts about why they’re running.

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De Soto school candidates seek to ease discord, deal with growth http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17029190.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Eight square off for De Soto City Council http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17026721.html#storylink=rss Candidates cite community ties.

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Photo booth business a perfect fit for two Johnson County women http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article16176674.html#storylink=rss Candid KC Photobooth, a business started by two Johnson County women, Candice Diddle and Jennifer Hopkins, captures images of guests at weddings, parties, reunions and corporate events.

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Menards coming to Olathe after tumultuous road to approval http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article15349517.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:01:56 CDT

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Olathe North High School wind ensemble heads to prestigious national festival http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article13224356.html#storylink=rss The trip of a lifetime beckons for two area high schools; one of them, Olathe North, will send a wind ensemble at the prestigious Music For All National Festival in Indianapolis this week. But before they can perform, they have to practice, practice, practice.

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De Soto departures bring calls for action http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article13244717.html#storylink=rss Speakers at a packed board meeting attribute the resignation of Doug Sumner and Jessica Dain to rudeness from board member Scott Hancock. Sumner is the district’s superintendent, while Dain is director of teaching and learning.

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De Soto departures bring calls for action http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article13237853.html#storylink=rss Speakers at a packed board meeting attribute the resignation of Doug Sumner and Jessica Dain to rudeness from board member Scott Hancock. Sumner is the district’s superintendent, while Dain is director of teaching and learning.

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The Olathe City Council delayed a vote on the project, citing concerns about design details, an increase in traffic for 138th Street, potential noise, the location of the warehouse and whether the vacant piece of land, which is next to a residential neighborhood, is even an appropriate spot for the giant retail store.

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Nextdoor site pleases community, Olathe police http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article12365756.html#storylink=rss The social networking site recently released crime statistics for each residential neighborhood, provided crime prevention tips and help bond a community together.

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Olathe’s Vanya Shivashankar wins Lifetime’s ‘Child Genius’ title http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article11139341.html#storylink=rss The 13-year-old placed first in the 16-episode intelligence competition, earning a $100,000 college fund and the title of “Child Genius 2014.”

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City-sponsored Olathe group acts a strong advocate for people with disabilities http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article11097275.html#storylink=rss The 15-member Persons With Disabilities Advisory Board, founded in 1985, sponsors popular disability-related events throughout the year, works with architects to make sure buildings are above government standards, and oversees anything related to the disability community in Olathe. It serves as a resource and liaison for the disabled. And it’s the only one of its kind in Johnson County.

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Community bands together to help a special dog http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article11092517.html#storylink=rss Debra Manfield, owner of Four Paws Pantry & Spa in Olathe, helps lead the cause for an Edgerton, Mo., English bulldog in need of expensive surgery.

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Olathe Medical Center adds robot-assisted orthopedic surgical system http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article10699673.html#storylink=rss The hospital said it believes it’s the first in the Kansas City area to offer this advanced surgical process to help surgeons perform partial knee replacements.

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Olathe school candidates see funding and vision as school district priorities http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article11087426.html#storylink=rss Scott Enge, Joe Beveridge, Robyn Essex and Elizabeth Howerton are running for the Position 7 at-large seat on March 3. The top two vote-getters will meet in the spring general election April 7.

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