<![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 A family’s grief brings new hope to U.S. veterans http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article29217823.html#storylink=rss It’s been four years since Army Spec. Spencer C. Duncan of Olathe was killed when his Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011. His parents honor his memory with a run that raises money for veterans causes. The fourth annual Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count 5K Run/Walk will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at New Century AirCenter in Gardner.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:19:44 CDT

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To create a master’s in forensic science, Emporia State educator looks to Johnson County http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article29214835.html#storylink=rss Emporia State University is starting the state’s only master’s degree program in forensic science — and its director is looking to Johnson County for some extra experience this summer.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:16:10 CDT

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Learning, bonding and biking for a cause http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article29212261.html#storylink=rss Twenty-eight members of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity chapters from across the nation are cycling from Seattle to Washington, D.C., this summer on behalf of The Ability Experience: A Journey of Hope, a fundraising and awareness event. Each year, the ride raises more than half a million dollars to support programs that help people with disabilities. This week the bikers stopped in Olathe.

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Special events mark 100 years http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article29209030.html#storylink=rss It’s not every day you turn 100, and Louene McBride’s friends and family made sure the week was memorable.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:03:55 CDT

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Growing a better strawberry is a goal of Olathe research center http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article28054108.html#storylink=rss “We’re hoping to accomplish growing a successful strawberry crop in Kansas and implementing it in other farms so that there can be more local strawberries,” said Kelly Gude, a K-State graduate student in horticulture and urban food systems. The work will be on display Saturday along with information about new plant varieties and growing techniques during the extension office’s annual field day. The open house, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature classes and demonstrations.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:27:19 CDT

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Olathe schools to fill $2 million budget hole with layoffs, program cuts http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article27488038.html#storylink=rss The budget cuts are due to continued district growth at a time when the Kansas Legislature adopted a new block grant funding formula that freezes district budgets for the next two years, in addition to increased costs in utilities, the bus transportation contract and other costs

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Getting over hurdles, to Harvard http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article27279127.html#storylink=rss Olathe North graduate Ben Royer is one of only 23 students selected to participate in a prestigious Harvard University theater program — after a bumpy road getting into the ivy-covered halls.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 22:49:58 CDT

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Olathe library gets grant to focus on Latino programs http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article27278470.html#storylink=rss The Olathe Public Library has 10,000 new reasons to say “gracias.”

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 22:36:55 CDT

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Two Olathe math teachers selected for presidential award http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article27278296.html#storylink=rss Olathe school district teachers Patrick Flynn and Jeremi Wonch spend their days educating young minds. Now, the positive impact they make on their students in Olathe is being noticed in Washington, D.C.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 22:34:15 CDT

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Olathe’s concerts in the parks are a high-flying success http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article26079223.html#storylink=rss The family-friendly event, held Friday nights throughout the summer, raises money for Olathe charities.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:49:33 CDT

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As Olathe changes landfill operators, some worry about the threat of monopoly http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article25363951.html#storylink=rss The city council recently decided to end a 20-year relationship with Hamm Waste Management near Lawrence in favor of the Deffenbaugh landfill in Shawnee.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:51:18 CDT

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Displaced by sprinkler leak, residents face a wait http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article25928746.html#storylink=rss A broken pipe at the county-owned Evergreen Community skilled nursing facility may cause waits of anywhere from a few more days to several weeks before residents can return to their rooms.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:37:21 CDT

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Olathe Northwest High debate coach Josh Anderson is a national champion http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article25363813.html#storylink=rss As a debate, forensics and speech teacher and coach at Olathe Northwest High School, Josh Anderson spends a lot of time preparing students to compete and win. He has done his job so well that Anderson finds himself the winner of a national competition honoring those in his profession.

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Olathe council studies two-year budget http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article25363465.html#storylink=rss Olathe City Manager Michael Wilkes presented the proposed 2016-2017 city budgets. In the proposed budgets, there is an emphasis on public safety and transportation.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:47:43 CDT

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Kansas City Maker Faire makes its mark with inventors, fans http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article25362742.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Maker Faire — a collection of inventors, innovations and ideas — returns for the fifth year this weekend to Union Station. It’s the Midwest STEM-centric Coachella, a sort of science fair on steroids with exhibits featuring sophisticated robots and 3-D printers, all locally made by tinkerers driven more often by a sense of “what if” and a little “why not.”

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Ginger Sue’s brings its buttermilk pancakes to the Olathe neighborhood http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25343053.html#storylink=rss Three months ago, Ginger Fuller and her husband, David Bradley, opened their breakfast and lunch cafe, Ginger Sue’s, in Olathe. The new Ginger Sue’s serves customer favorites such as fluffy buttermilk pancakes, golden breakfast potatoes and bacon seasoned with rosemary, black pepper and sugar.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:46:37 CDT

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Fitness park debuts in Olathe http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article24141811.html#storylink=rss The park, which opened June 5 in Heritage Park in Olathe, features exercise equipment that is designed to provide a full body workout. Johnson County provided the park and Olathe Medical Center paid the $45,000 to construct the fitness area.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:50:37 CDT

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Young burn victim creates a chance to give back to hospital http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article23600614.html#storylink=rss Six-year-old Eli Anno of Shawnee knows what it’s like to spend time in the hospital, and he wants to make the experience better for other children.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:46:04 CDT

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Olathe North junior will spend summer doing neuroscience research — at MIT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article22954836.html#storylink=rss Disha Dasgupta is one of only 50 participants chosen nationwide from a field of nearly 5,000 high school juniors. She also was selected to participate in another internship program this summer at the National Institutes of Health.

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:01:59 CDT

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$240,000 Jefferson Scholarship goes to Olathe Northwest grad http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article22954338.html#storylink=rss Ashwanth Samuel’s award will cover the cost the University of Virginia for four years plus additional supplemental enrichment experiences such as studying abroad. He will also receive a $56,000 stipend for fees, books, room and board and personal expenses.

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:58:30 CDT

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His career has led from one disaster to another http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article22953762.html#storylink=rss For more than a decade, Barry Shade of Olathe was in the business of disaster.

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:53:31 CDT

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KVC in Olathe hopes to change the face of foster care http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article22796475.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

KVC Institute for Practice Improvement and Innovations in Child and Family Services, a $7 million facility, puts direct care services, training and research all under same roof at 21350 W. 153rd St.

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 10:47:20 CDT

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911 caller, age 10, earns recognition http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article22379691.html#storylink=rss It’s a scary thing to have an emergency worthy of calling 911, but it’s even more so when you’re only 10 years old.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 17:49:10 CDT

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Olathe OKs economic development grant for a hub for startup businesses http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article22178316.html#storylink=rss Innovation Pavilion, a mentoring and resource hub for startups, has an 80,000-square-foot conference and event center in Centennial, Colo., a Denver suburb. Entrepreneurs rent office space, network and receive business training at the facility. The company also provides educational programming for elementary through college students.

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Brothers find stage life ‘Practically Perfect’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article22178280.html#storylink=rss Valerie Myers recognized early on that her sons, Garrett and Justin, were talented and interested in acting.

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Olathe and Overland Park look at improving 143rd Street with widening, other upgrades http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article21409446.html#storylink=rss At an open house for nearby residents, the cities recently unveiled their plans for reconstructing a mile-long section of the street between Quivira and Pflumm roads. Among the upgrades are bike trails and better sight lines.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:39:03 CDT

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For Olathe teen, hospital service is a commitment — and a blessing http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article21286491.html#storylink=rss Alexis Buff, 18, has volunteered more than 1,100 hours of service to Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 11:04:05 CDT

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Stone Pillar Vineyard & Winery in Olathe takes heat over noise http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article20774871.html#storylink=rss At its meeting this week, the Olathe City Council approved a one-year special use permit for the family-owned establishment to hold summer concerts, but it came with stipulations to reduce decibel levels during concerts.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:50:44 CDT

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Blue Valley CAPS program jump-starts students’ future http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article20773920.html#storylink=rss Blue Valley schools Superintendent Tom Trigg developed the idea for CAPS, which first began in 2008 as a satellite program for about 150 students in the district. The kids were sent to businesses around the area to learn about the workforce. Today, CAPS is housed in a sprawling building in Overland Park, with more than 800 students and classes that continue to evolve.

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Johnson County Commission presses state for action on Kansas 10 cable barriers, backups on I-35 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article20742192.html#storylink=rss Members met with officials from the Kansas Department of Transportation about two traffic issues, but fail to get much satisfaction about possible relief for crossover crashes and traffic jams.

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