Northwest’s Dain resigns for college career

Olathe Northwest High School head football and track coach Todd Dain has resigned his coaching positions. Beginning next school year, he will oversee college and career readiness at Olathe Northwest High School. In his new role, he will assist students with college and career readiness, exploration of post high school opportunities and scholarships.

“Todd has been an outstanding English teacher and part of the Olathe Northwest team since the school opened 10 years ago,” Principal Gwen Poss said. “I am excited to have Todd in this new role and look forward to his continued leadership and guidance of our great students.”

Jay Novacek, Olathe Northwest High School athletic director, said he’s appreciative of all Dain has done to begin the football program at the school, and his work as head track coach.

“Todd was a cornerstone in getting not only those programs started but also helping make our school climate into a great place for students,” Novacek said. “I was fortunate to coach with Todd and look forward to continuing to work with him in this new role. We will immediately begin searching for our new football and track coaches and will bring in excellent people for both positions.”

Dain said he looks forward to the new position.

“I am excited for the new challenges and opportunity this position will afford me,” Dain said. “I appreciate all of the football players, track athletes, coaches, families who have supported me and our teams over these past 10 years.”

’40s Hangar Dance May 11

Join us for an evening of music and dancing!   The Commemorative Air Force – Heart of America Wing is hosting a dance from 7:30 to 11 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at its hangar at New Century AirCenter, west of Olathe.

Big band music will be provided by The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra.

Tickets are $25 per person. To purchase tickets, call 913-907-7902. Cash, check or charge (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express).  For more information:

The hangar is located at Commemorative Air Force, 6 Aero Plaza, New Century (Near 159th and Old 56 Highway)


Overland Park WWII vet, ill wife face eviction

By Finn Bullers
Freelance Reporter/Editor

A U.S. Army veteran and his wife, who has dementia, face eviction from their home “within weeks”  — without a backup plan upon which to rely, the man said this week.

Robert “Bob” Millard, 88, a stateside medical technician during World War II, said he and his wife Dolores have fallen behind in their house payments and face eviction by the first two weeks of May. The last payment made on the couple’s home was in October 2010, the man said.

On Tuesday, a lawyer for South & Associates, a Midwestern debt-collection firm based in Overland Park, confirmed that the couple faced eviction “within weeks,” but said he could not provide an exact eviction date.

District Court records in Johnson County show that Flagstar Bank FSB first filed a foreclosure case against the couple on Feb. 22, 2011. Since then, the file is replete with courts actions and notices of legal action against the couple. Continue reading

K-State Olathe Campus baby food study needs babies

Starting Friday, April 26, once a month for the next year, the Sensory & Consumer Research Center at the Kansas State University Olathe Campus will be conducting studies with 8-15 month old babies/toddlers. The child and their parent will be evaluating commercially available baby food products. Each session will be no longer than 25 minutes. The parent/child pair will receive $25 for participating in each session.

Parent/child pairs can participate each month, if they meet study requirements. Copy and paste the link ( to complete the Project GLEE screener and see if you qualify for Project GLEE.

Sitters or grandparents are also eligible to accompany the child if they meet the requirements and the center has the consent of parent.

Center officials ask that people forward this to friends or family who they think might be interested. The Center also will collect information for participants who meet the age requirements in the upcoming months.

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