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Olathe news briefs for the week of Oct. 5

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 6, 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.

Fire Prevention Week
October 4-10 is Fire Prevention Week. Did you know that many people don’t test their smoke alarms as often as they should? When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. You need working smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Working smoke alarms save lives. Test yours at least once every month!  For additional fire and life safety tips, visit

Olathe Charities 5K Saturday, Oct. 10

The City of Olathe presents the Olathe Charities 5K on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 9 a.m. at Frontier Park. The inaugural 5K loops the scenic Indian Creek Trail. The $40 participation fee includes chip timing and bib, t-shirt, finisher medal and a $20 donation to a participating charity of your choice.  Register online, by phone at 913-971-8563, or in person at the Olathe Community Center through noon on Friday, Oct. 9 or on site at the race. Continue reading

Fishing update!

From 11:30 a.m. Thursday to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, I was lucky enough to catch 38 trout, the last one measuring 14-1/2 inches. Weather was great, had a great time. No, there are no pictures…was too busy reeling them in!

Super Moon Eclipse Sept. 27, 2015

Royals win AL Central

royals win

Bad year for oak mites in Kansas

From 12 News in Wichita

People on college campuses across Kansas and now entire neighborhoods in Wichita are all complaining about the same thing: tons of mysterious, itchy bug bites. Often mistaken for a mosquito or spider bite, these bites are coming from a tiny bug called an oak mite.

The microscopic bugs live in oak trees and experts say because Kansas got so much rain this summer, this might be the worst season for mites in the past decade.

Because the bugs fall out of the trees directly onto people, repellants or bug sprays won’t keep them away. If the mite lands on you and bites you, it then burrows into your skin. Many who have been bitten say these bug bites last much longer than a mosquito bite and are very annoying.

“I would even wake up in the middle of the night and I was scratching myself,” said Karolina Mosa, who has been bitten several times while out running in Wichita.

To read the entire article and watch the video, click here.

Olathe police investigate home robbery

Olathe police officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of east Sheridan Street in reference to an aggravated burglary about 4:15 a.m., Sept. 23.

When officers arrived at the residence, the homeowner advised that someone had entered through an unlocked door and took several items from inside the house. A child inside the home stated that they observed the suspect and described them as a taller black male wearing baggy pants and a ball cap on backwards.

This case remains under investigation by the Olathe Police Department. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Olathe Police Department at (913) 971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-8477.


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