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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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Mon, 25 May 2015 10:18:48 CDT

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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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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:41:08 CDT

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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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Tue, 12 May 2015 10:09:46 CDT

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Runner brings a message of inspiration to Gardner http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article20665485.html#storylink=rss Twenty-four-year-old Tatsiana Khvitsko of Kansas City, Kan., doesn’t let much get her down. The young woman known as Tanya to her friends has already survived more challenges than most of us will ever know.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 10:38:48 CDT

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Artwork opens the door to controversy in Olathe http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article20287176.html#storylink=rss The city tells artist her garage door art is graffiti and to remove it. After she complains, city backs off and is reviewing her case.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 15:56:59 CDT

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Culinary program in Olathe churns out a new set of winners http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article20286537.html#storylink=rss Olathe South High School senior Melinda Hrdy has always had a passion for cooking. While some 18-year-olds might consider cooking to be warming up a frozen pizza or preparing a box of macaroni and cheese, Hrdy is making such delicacies as pignoli-crusted pork tenderloin with a veal reduction sauce.

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Freestanding emergency room opens in Olathe http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article20260449.html#storylink=rss The facility is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. An open house recently showed off the place, which Olathe Fire Capt. Brian Chalfant praised as innovative and progressive.

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Birth of a birthing center at Olathe Medical Center http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article20178234.html#storylink=rss Four major construction projects are underway this year for the hospital, which is undergoing the largest expansion in its 62-year history. In addition to the new birthing center, there will be a free-standing cancer center, a memory care neighborhood at Cedar Lake Village and an expanded cardiovascular center.

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De Soto board member Scott Hancock faces harassment allegations, recall drive http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article19818375.html#storylink=rss The petition claims Hancock violated federal laws against sexual harassment by making offensive comments about women and being dismissive and belittling toward female administrators and board members.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:22:08 CDT

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Olathe makes its library system a city department http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article19570272.html#storylink=rss Olathe has taken its library system under its wing.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:58:32 CDT

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Suggestions for strategic plan include timetable for new Johnson County parks http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article19818045.html#storylink=rss Rieke Lake and Big Bull Creek parks should be the first of Johnson County’s 4,401 acres of undeveloped park land to get access roads, shelters, trails and boat ramps, according to the preliminary recommendations of SWT Design, the firm helping the county park district come up with a new strategic plan.

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Johnson County Christmas Bureau is looking for a new home http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article19704831.html#storylink=rss T he holiday spirit lingers no more at the Great Mall of the Great Plains.

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:18:17 CDT

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Police patrols have four feet on the ground http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article19570365.html#storylink=rss The tall man in the padded suit scowled in his direction.

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Olathe mall closure puts no-kill cat shelter in a bind http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article19194984.html#storylink=rss 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.

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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-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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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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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:17:09 CDT

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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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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:17:29 CDT

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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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Spring Hill council candidate focuses on digital infrastructure http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article17034914.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:02:26 CDT

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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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