Walk Kansas Wrap Up is May 17

Johnson County participants in the eight-week, state-wide Walk Kansas fitness challenge are invited to join the fun at the Walk Kansas Wrap Up Celebration, Friday, May 17, at the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension office, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1060.

Walk Kansas teams are encouraged to drop in between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to pick up their team certificates and sample healthy snacks provided by the Johnson County Extension Master Food Volunteers. Team captains should RSVP with the count for their entire team, or if they are unable to attend. Please RSVP by Monday, May 13 to Nichole Brown, Dept. of Health and Environment, Nicole.Brown@jocogov.org

This year’s celebration theme is Super Food Power Snacks! Activities will include:

  • Super Food Power Snack Samples
  • Recipes
  • Door Prizes
  • Health and Environment Booth

For further information about Walk Ks visit www.johnson.ksu.edu or call 913-715-7000.

Filling a niche in Olathe’s I-35 Logistics Park

Site plan for the three warehouses being built at the Olathe I-35 Logistics Park in southwest Olathe by Kessinger/Hunter & Co.

Site plan for the three warehouses being built at the Olathe I-35 Logistics Park in southwest Olathe by Kessinger/Hunter & Co.

With the BNSF Intermodal getting ready to begin operations later this year, is it any wonder that warehouses — large warehouses — are springing up along Lone Elm Road in southwest Olathe a mere 10 or so miles away?

“Well,” says Dan Jensen, of Kansas City-based Kessinger/Hunter & Co. LC. that has constructed one 600,000 square foot warehouse, is in the process of building a second 821,000 square foot warehouse, and intends to build a third 900,000 square foot warehouse, “do we expect to benefit from the Intermodal? Yes.

“We will benefit from the Intermodal opening out there, and that, truthfully, is a motivation to our being there. But we’re not in any way, shape or form partnered with the Intermodal; we’re not in any kind of business dealings with them. We’re simply filling a niche in the market that we felt needed this large-bulk use delivered to it.” Continue reading

Olathe teen missing

missing teen

Olathe news briefs for the week of April 29, 2013

City Council

The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, May 6 at 7:00 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 OlatheKS.org.

Olathe’s Public Works Department Receives Second Prestigious Reaccreditation

The City of Olathe’s Public Works Department has recently been awarded a second prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Reaccreditation.  The APWA Reaccreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the management practices requirements established nationally in the public works industry. The Olathe Public Works Department previously received original Accreditation in July 2004, and Reaccreditation in January 2009. The department’s second APWA Reaccreditation was awarded this April 2013. Continue reading

Attempted robbery at Lone Elm Subway

Olathe Police officers were dispatched to Subway, 11100 S. Lone Elm Rd., on an attempted robbery call about 9:30 Saturday night, April 27.

When officers arrived, they discovered that a male had entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk and the male became involved in a struggle at which time the male left the store in an unknown direction on foot. The suspect was described as a white male wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt.

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


Overland Park Arboretum plant sale May 3-4


Angel Day 5K May 4

angel day 5K

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