Fed cuts force end of local drug take back program

Due to Federal funding cutbacks and regulation changes that affect the destruction of collected prescription medication, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will no longer be participating in the Drug Take Back Program.

The Sheriff’s Office has one collection site located on the first floor of the Johnson County Courthouse that will no longer be available for drop off after Saturday, July 4, 2015.

A trip to an Orange Moon

Olathe news briefs for the week of June 29

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website).  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

City of Olathe hosts annual fireworks show

The City of Olathe will host its annual fireworks show on Saturday, July 4, at the Great Mall of the Great Plains, 20700 W. 151st Street. The show begins at 9:30 p.m. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to find parking and set-up a viewing spot.

July 5 is the rain date in the event of inclement weather. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of June 23

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website).  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

Celebrate Olathe – Summer Fling June 26

Celebrate Olathe summer style, with live music, local food and plenty of family-friendly games and activities on June 26 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Olathe Community Center.

Music kicks off at 6 p.m. featuring Willis Alan Ramsey with special guests Craig Toungate and four-time Grammy-nominated Trout Fishing in America.

Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks:  HyVee, Jazzy B’s BBQ, Kona Ice and Torched Goodness.  Face painting and activities for all ages begin at 5 p.m. Continue reading

34th Annual Free Olathe Kids Fishing Derby a success

Free Olathe Kids Fishing Derby June 20

The 34th Annual Olathe Kids Free Fishing Derby is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 20, at Cedar Lake Park, located south of 151st Street at 15500 Lone Elm Road in southwest Olathe.

This is a free event with free giveaways that include worms, hooks, bobbers and T-shirts (while supplies last) for youngsters ages 3 to 15 and for seniors 60 and older for the first 700 registered participants that check in the day of the Derby. There also is a free hotdog lunch with chips and drink for the entire family from 11 to noon followed by trophy presentations. Water will be provided by Olathe’s Bass Pro during the Derby. Continue reading

Benefit motorcycle run June 27

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