Olathe news briefs for the week of Jan. 7, 2013

City Council

The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, Jan. 8 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).  To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at www.OlatheKS.org.

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Event January 18

Join the City of Olathe, along with the Human Relations Commission, Olathe Public Schools, and other community partners in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Awards presentation on Friday, Jan. 18, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Prairie Trail Middle School, 21600 W. 107th Street.   The celebration includes the announcement of middle and senior high school winners in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate Diversity contest. Contest categories include essay, multi-media, and visual arts.  Continue reading

A school bomb plot stopped; where’s the media and pacifists now?

News story: According to an article coming out of Russell County, Ala., police arrested a 17-year-old “self-proclaimed” white supremacist who allegedly planned to to attack and kill six students and a male teacher with homemade grenades.

A teacher found a journal, believed to be Derek Shrout’s, detailing the teen’s plans. According to the journal, the six of the seven are African American and the male teacher was targeted because Shrout believed him to be gay.

Although Shrout was reported to have told police that the journal was a work of fiction, he began writing out the plans Dec. 17, three days after 20 children and six adults were slain by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Continue reading

Olathe PD’s Bragg to represent Kansas and help carry torch for the 2013 Sepcial Olympics in Korea

The Olathe Police Department’s Sgt. Jeff Bragg will represent the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch program and be among more than 130 other officers from around the world to bring the Flame of Hope torch across South Korea for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

The 2013 Korea Final Leg Torch Run will be  Jan. 21-29 when it arrives for the opening ceremonies of the Games. Continue reading

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