Olathe Bass Pro hosted an Easter Egg Hunt as well as the Easter Bunny Saturday, March 30.
Edgerton City Administrator, along with Council Members, had reason to smile today. The Council Thursday night, March 28, adopted a resolution that insures construction will begin in the BNSF Intermodal Logistics Park by Aug. 1 if not sooner.
With the approval, the city amended its existing project agreement with BNSF and the project’s master developer, The Allen Group, to allow The Allen Group to hand over the duties of master developer for construction and land management of the Logistics Park to Northpoint Development of Kansas City, Mo., which has created a subsidiary called the Edgerton Land Holding Company.
The land that will become the Logistics Park currently is owned by BNSF. Linn said that the land eventually will be owned by the master developer, which is Northpoint subsidiary Edgerton Land Holding Company. Continue reading
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In the last presidential election, the country heard a lot about the distribution of wealth in this country and a lot about the top 1 percent.
This is a YouTube video that was sent to me by friend Brad Schuttler that breaks down the income inequality in America. Based on data from a 2011 Mother Jones post called “It’s the Inequality, Stupid”, the video focuses on the difference between the ideal disparity that Americans would like to see and the reality of the actual disparity.
The gap is a lot larger than many informed Americans realize.
Watch the video and then comment.
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1. Olathe is going to need a fifth high school;
2. Olathe is going to need a 36th elementary school;
3. Olathe schools need to be made safer;
4. Outdated technology equipment need to be replaced and updated;
5. Many of Olathe’s schools are old and need to be updated; and
6. To accomplish those things, and more, the Olathe Public Schools will need to get the permission of patrons in the form of a $244.8 million bond issue on June 11.
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Culinary Arts Program students made a clean sweep at this past weekend’s ProStart Kansas Invitational. The students in the culinary and management teams will go on to represent the district at the ProStart National Invitational April 19-21 in Baltimore.
The program is housed at Olathe North High School.
The winning students are:
Second place, Alexis Ratliff, Olathe North High School
Management: First place (The B.E.L.T.), Gabi Van Hoet, St. Thomas Aquinas High School; Kayla VerMulm, Olathe Northwest High School; Kyle Johnson, Olathe North High School;
Cody Kauffman, Olathe North High School; Olivia Glover, Olathe North High School
Culinary: First Place (Team Minacity): Dylan Magaster, Olathe Northwest High School; Kayla Daniel, Olathe Northwest High School; Jose Hernandez, Olathe North High School; Jordan Kaemmer, Olathe North High School
Second Place (Team Veracious): Morgan Gibbs, Blue Valley Northwest High School; Hannah Winnett, Blue Valley Northwest High School; Brooks Bonham, St. Thomas Aquinas High School; David Cramer, Olathe South High School
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The Kansas Department of Transportation has issued an alert for all lanes of southbound I-35 from 175th Street to K-33. They will be closed for bridge construction work beginning at 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 and reopening to unrestricted traffic at 5 a.m. on Friday, March 29, weather permitting.
These lane closures have been rescheduled due to last weekend’s winter storm impacts.
Southbound I-35 will be completely closed for the setting of girders on the new Homestead Lane Bridge.
Advance message boards will alert traffic to the roadway closure. A marked detour will be provided.
Southbound I-35 traffic will exit at U.S. 56/175th Street and go westbound on U.S. 56 to southbound K-33 and then take K-33 through Wellsville back to southbound I-35.
Drivers should expect delays and must use alternate routes during the roadway closure.
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