<![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 boarding and day care business offers pets love and much more http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article33163530.html#storylink=rss The Pet Ranch is located in a former horse stable. It is has more than 26,000 square feet of space with 8,000 square feet of it devoted to an indoor turf play yard. The business also features a 15-acre outdoor dog park with a swimming pond.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:55:33 CDT

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Gardner to get sales tax ballots today http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article32392605.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:15:41 CDT

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Glory returning to Olathe’s Pickering House http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article32185398.html#storylink=rss The home at 507 W. Park St. was close to condemnation, with the city preparing to tear it down. But Terry Presley, a business owner and house restorer, saw potential, and his work is paying off.

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Olathe tween is a ‘kidtestant’ on Food Network’s Rachael Ray’s 'Kids Cook-Off' http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article32187684.html#storylink=rss Twelve-year-old Zach Hofen of Olathe will appear starting Monday on a six-episode series, Rachael Ray’s "Kids Cook-Off." As for the chef-to-be, he was “absolutely stunned” to be part of the show.

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For student, summer in China is a dream come true http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article31490174.html#storylink=rss Andrea Dahl, a junior at Olathe North, received a highly competitive scholarship as part of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth. Just 620 students from across the United States are selected for the honor, which allows recipients to study Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian or Turkish overseas during the summer.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:52:56 CDT

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Olathe School District continues to work on finalizing budget http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article30710244.html#storylink=rss Last month, district officials announced they would lay off 80 staffers and cut the budget in other ways to overcome a $2 million deficit caused by new block grant funding approved by the state this summer.

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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:27:22 CDT

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Olathe expands its entertainment options with indoor mega-center http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article30345894.html#storylink=rss The City Council this week approved two special use permits that will bring a mega-entertainment center near Bass Pro Shop and expand another entertainment complex near Santa Fe and Interstate 35.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:09:54 CDT

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Olathe Teen Bash offers fun with a message http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article30346452.html#storylink=rss Practicing backflips on the shady grass. Laughing over an inside joke. Snapping selfies.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:12:52 CDT

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In students’ book, Olathe mayor is a big hit http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article29845549.html#storylink=rss Mayor Michael Copeland kicked off his 10th annual “I Read with Mayor Mike” program, reading to first-graders in the Olathe school district.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:53:20 CDT

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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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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:13:20 CDT

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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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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:39:32 CDT

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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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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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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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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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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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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:42:17 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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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:50:01 CDT

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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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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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