Mark calendar, pre-register for free Olathe Kids Fishing Derby

To pre-register for the 32nd Annual Free Olathe Kids Fishing Derby, click here.

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Olathe principal honored at MNU commencement

Ruth Waggoner

Ruth Waggoner

Dr. Ruth Waggoner, principal of Heatherstone Elementary School in Olathe was honored at MidAmerica Nazarene University’s Professional and Graduate Studies Commencement Saturday, May 11. Waggoner received the Robert I. Brower award in recognition for excellence as an adjunct professor in the Master of Education program.

Waggoner is a 1981 alumna of MNU with an undergraduate degree in elementary education. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Kansas and a doctorate from Baker University. Waggoner has been an elementary school teacher for grades 1, 2, 4 and 5. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and a winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. In 2003 she was the Kansas Teacher of the Year.

The Robert I. Brower award is based on the nominations of students and honors an MNU educator in Professional and Graduate Studies who is a model of excellence in teaching and Christian character, and is an individual who exemplifies the mission of the University. The award is named for Bob Brower, now president of Point Loma Nazarene University. Brower was instrumental in the early development of MNU’s innovative graduate and adult studies programs.

Legion Riders sponsor car and bike show


Wine tasting at OP Arboretum May 16

abor wine tasting

Container exhibit at OP Arboretum

container garden exhibit

Taking care of terrorists

The following was submitted by Keith Johnson,
owner-publisher of Johnson’s County Gazette, Olathe’s only locally owned newspaper.

This will make you feel real good about paying your tax bills!!!

How dumb are we???
 So now we find out that the entire Tsarnaev family (Dad, Mom, 2 sons & 2 daughters) started receiving government assistance as soon as they set foot in our country.  As political refugees they were entitled to settlement assistance from day one.  (Section 8 Housing, public healthcare, food stamps etc.)  Then their stellar older son impregnates and marries the daughter of a doctor, and this new little Muslim family receives 18 months of government assistance.  They only came off welfare after the naive young “wife” starts working 70 hours a week while husband Tamerlan stays home and builds bombs and plans to kill and injure the very Americans who have paid for his pathetic existence for the past 12 plus years. Continue reading
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