<![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 Olathe middle school play honors injured classmate http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article74796702.html#storylink=rss Play benefits Children’s Mercy Hospital and honors classmate who was hospitalized there for seven weeks

Prairie Trail students to perform “The 9 Worst Breakups of All Time” on May 12

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Fourth Fridays expanding in Olathe http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article74793727.html#storylink=rss New this year is the addition of themed days

Organizers are increasing partnerships with businesses and organizations

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Synergy Services picks Arbor Creek Elementary as KC’s kindest school http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article73938887.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:30:01 CDT

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Johnson County voters to be asked to raise sales tax by a quarter cent for courthouse http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article73303182.html#storylink=rss Johnson County Commission moves forward with $201 million courthouse rebuild and autopsy lab

Voters in November will be asked to raise sales tax by quarter cent

The tax hike would bring the sales tax to more than 10 percent in many areas

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Olathe traffic trouble spots are under study http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article74446437.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:25:14 CDT

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Olathe’s new Unwind — a place to renew over food, drink and retail therapy http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article72666562.html#storylink=rss Olathe’s Unwind Bistro & Boutique opened in late November and has now expanded its hours

It offers lunch and small plates, and a gift boutique. It also hosts “art adventure” classes and special events

Retailer Made in KC and Power Life Yoga plan to open in Corinth Square this week

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Garmin Marathon in Olathe gets new course http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article71781107.html#storylink=rss Oz-themed marathon will start and end at Olathe Hotel and Conference Center

Race also has a half marathon, 10K and 1.2 mile fun run

Race is Saturday

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Olathe’s Santa Fe Square revitalization discussed, with help of sales tax http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article71454687.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 18:38:59 CDT

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‘Food deserts’ to be council priority http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article71407772.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:57:09 CDT

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Johnson County Commission to receive report on public input on new courthouse http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article71407307.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:55:49 CDT

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Olathe superintendent Marlin Berry is headed to Arkansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article70484527.html#storylink=rss He will be leaving to lead Rogers Public Schools in northwest Arkansas

The Olathe school board accepted Berry’s resignation Thursday night

Olathe is the second biggest district in the state and the largest in the Kansas City area

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Olathe schools chief offered Arkansas job http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article70485017.html#storylink=rss Olathe Superintendent Marlin Berry offered the top job near Bentonville, Ark.

Berry has led Olathe schools, the largest district in Johnson County, since 2010

Berry has not announced a decision

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Company rolled out a rebranding campaign earlier this year

The company will be moving soon to a bigger space in Lenexa, near near I-435 and West 95th Street.

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Olathe North science team heads to D.C. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article68944072.html#storylink=rss Olathe North team may be the first team from the school district to compete in the National Science Bowl.

Among the challenges: Studying, delegating — and learning how to use the buzzer

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Sixth-graders: Better off in elementary or middle school? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article67682267.html#storylink=rss Shawnee Mission is considering shifting sixth grade from elementary to middle schools

The change, if approved by the board of education, wouldn’t occur before the 2018-19 term

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Olathe West to open with principal who offers students a healthy dose of respect http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article67597842.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:57:03 CDT

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School breakfasts get a boost http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article66656832.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:46:13 CDT

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Olathe School District to vote on $156 million bond issue http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article66655587.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:39:54 CDT

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Open houses seek input on new Johnson County Courthouse http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article66650982.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:17:50 CDT

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Tough childhood fuels Nicole Feltz’s tender, giving spirit http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article66206767.html#storylink=rss Nicole Feltz’s experiences in the foster system inspired her to find ways to help

She and her husband have fostered 14 kids so far, and they hold annual fundraisers to help neglected children

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Cleanup continues at Indian Creek branch of Olathe Public Library http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article66073887.html#storylink=rss A water main break recently flooded the building, 12990 S. Black Bob Road, with about 6 inches of water

About 5 percent of the library’s 81,000 items were lost

Materials can be returned at the branch parking lot or to other Johnson County libraries.

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New leadership targets growth at Olathe-based Blue Ocean Consulting http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article64720287.html#storylink=rss The company, launched 21 years ago, counts Kansas City Power & Light, Kansas Public Radio and MetLife among its clients

Most clients are within a 150-mile radius of the Kansas City area

In 2015, Blue Ocean went from 19 employees to 29

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Bringing Olathe’s libraries into the future http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article64219692.html#storylink=rss Consultants suggest that each branch of the Olathe Public Library have its own identity

Online survey brought in about 1,000 responses

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Olathe earns top fire safety rating http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article64218232.html#storylink=rss Class 1 rating means lower insurance premiums for homes, businesses

Mayor touts successes in state of city speech

Garmin expansion among business development wins for the city

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