Local fire district benefits from Firehouse Subs Foundation gift

When folks gather at the Firehouse Subs Restaurant, 15137 W. 119th St, Olathe, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, it’s going to be for something other than eating.

That’s when the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation will award more than $20,600 worth of life-saving tools and equipment to the Northwest Consolidated Fire District.

On hand for the event will be local firefighters, Firehouse Subs franchisees Tara and Chris Ruff, Firehouse Subs area representative Dave Johnson and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation executive director Robin Peters.

Northwest Consolidated Fire District will receive a Polaris Ranger 6×6 utility vehicle and a Kimtek FIRELITETM Transport Deluxe skid unit worth more than $20,600. The donated vehicle will greatly increase the department’s rescue and wildfire response capabilities, therefore reducing patient transport and extinguishment times. Continue reading

Alumni Association keeping classmates connected

Whether you’re a recent graduate of one of the four, soon-to-be-five, Olathe high schools or an old timer who graduated from Olathe High School prior to 1981, the Olathe School District provides a way for all Olathe alumni to keep in touch.

The Olathe Public Schools Association, which has a link on the school district’s website, has a board of directors all of whom are graduates of Olathe schools. The association helps with school reunions, provides scholarships, and honors Olathe school alumni through several events. The district’s Community Development Office manages alumni data for directories, invests for ongoing scholarships, and assists class presidents with reunion planning or other tasks.

The association operates a booth during the Johnson County Old Settlers Celebration, designs and installs a historical timeline of the district at the Education Center, and each fall the Association sponsors a banquet where former graduates are inducted into the Wall of Honor. Continue reading

Chick-fil-A Leadercast set for May 10 at MNU

The 2013 Chick-fil-A Leadercast, broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga., and hosted on the campus of MidAmerica Nazarene University, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., May 10 at the Bell Cultural Events Center on the MNU campus.

Registration begins at 7 a.m.

This year’s event will empower attendees with life-changing insights from world renowned leaders, said a MNU spokesperson.

The event is for MNU alumni and friends. Cost is $79 if purchased by April 26 and then $89 after that date. Group tickets of 10 or more are $69. Ticket prices include lunch as well as morning and afternoon snacks.

For more information, contact the MNU Alumni Office at 913-971-3275 or alumni@mnu.edu.  Tickets will not be mailed for this year’s event.  When tickets are purchased, a link will be sent to the purchaser’s email address that allows the tickets to be printed off on a personal printer.  Each ticket purchased by 4/26/13 (excluding complimentary tickets) is automatically entered into a drawing for a free iPad mini, which will be awarded the day of the event.

Visit www.mnu.edu/leadercast to purchase tickets.


Third District Job Fair May 1

Third District Congressman Kevin Yoder will once again hold a Third District Job Fair and Resource Expo to help Kansans looking for employment and business owners seeking employees to meet face-to-face. The Job Fair and Resource Expo will be on Wednesday, May 1st at the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe, and will include a special morning hour exclusive to veterans.

Last year’s job fair at the Great Mall was a tremendous success, and Yoder said he was looking to repeat that success this Spring.

“We all recognize the importance of helping our returning veterans get jobs after their courageous service for our country, so we will again focus on them for the first hour,” he said. “I encourage everyone looking for work to attend.”

When: Wednesday, May 1st

Where: The Great Mall of the Great Plains

20700 W. 151st Street

Olathe, KS  66061


9  to 10 a.m.: Exclusive to Veterans
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Open to all Job Seekers


Only exhibitors need to register by clicking here and submitting the online form.

For more information, visit Yoder.house.gov, or contact Susan Metskere at (913) 621-0832.

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