Candidates for JCCC Trustees

On the ballot for the April 2 election will be the names of six people vying to get four spots for Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees.

They all are four-year terms.

They are:

Jerry Cook (Incumbent)
Overland Park

Lee Cross
Overland Park

Robert K. Drummond (Incumbent)

L. Rayl (Incumbent)

Richard L. Schroder

Stephanie Sharp (Incumbent)


Overland Park Arboretum upcoming events

Celebrate National Kite Month KiteFest! Every Sunday in April

We’ll be celebrating National Kite Month every Sunday during April, from noon to 5 pm. Fly your own kite, buy and make a kite, learn about kites, and watch expert kite demonstrations.

Wine Tasting on the Terrace
Spend a lovely spring evening with friends, tasting local wines and light appetizers on Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Visitors Center terrace. Register online at www.opabg.orgContinue reading

Car and Motorcycle Show to benefit Olathe Police Foundation

The Olathe Police Foundation will host its 4th Annual Benefit Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, May 18 at the corner of Santa Fe (K-150/135th Street) and Chestnut in downtown (Original Town) Olathe.

Spectators are welcome and admission is free.

The car and motorcycle show is a fun-filled, family oriented fund-raising event that supports the men and women of the Olathe Police Department. For the first time since its inauguration, this event will be part of National Police Week. Continue reading

Program at Indian Creek Library addresses hoarding issues

Valeria Edwards, K-State Extension Agent, will explore the aspects of hoarding during a program entitled, “Hoarrding: The Impact of Compulsive Keepers,” at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, at the Indian Creek Branch Library, 12990 S. Black Bob Road, Olathe. Also discussed will be the economic and social impacts of hoarding, and coaching techniques to address people who hoard.

There are still openings in the program. To register go on-line or call 913-971-6888.


Words of wisdom

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question.

Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. Continue reading

Olathe DUI checkpoint March 29

The Olathe Police Department will conduct a DUI Check Lane from 11 p.m. until 3 a.m. on Friday, March 29.

During the course of this check lane, all motorists in the designated area will be stopped and contacted in an effort to look for signs of impairment. Those drivers who are in violation of the intoxicating liquor laws will be arrested. Motorists will also be checked for valid driver’s licenses.

The Olathe Police Department, in conjunction with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, conduct annual check lanes as part of the Impaired Driving Deterrence Program, administered by the Kansas Department of Transportation. These check lanes are made possible by mutual aide efforts between local Johnson County municipal agencies, the Johnson County Sheriff and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Educational literature regarding drinking and driving will be disseminated.

The Olathe Police Department, along with surrounding agencies, will continue to operate check lanes in an effort to educate the public and remove intoxicated drivers from the roadways.


Olathe news briefs for week of March 25

City Council

The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, April 2 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

Google Fiber Coming to Olathe
Ever since Google announced plans to bring ultra-high-speed internet services to the metro area, Olathe residents have eagerly anticipated its availability in Olathe.  The wait is over. Continue reading

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