You Drink-You Drive-You Lose results

During the You Drink-You Drive-You Lose enforcement campaign, the Olathe Police Department conducted saturation patrols to aggressively enforce Kansas impaired driving and other traffic laws.

During the campaign officers made [132] stops which resulted in [7] DUI arrests, [46] speeding citations, [2] child restraint citations, [12] seatbelt citations along with [72] other arrests and citations.

The important thing is not the number of arrests, tickets or stops, but whether what we did will continue to discourage drivers from mixing drinking with driving. Hand-in-hand with our enforcement efforts is a plea to all vehicle occupants to buckle up – every trip every time – as buckling up is their very best protection against impaired drivers. The Olathe Police Department will continue enforcing a zero tolerance policy on drunk driving.

The campaign efforts were supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.


MNU memos…

This Week

Chapel Schedule

Sept. 10            Community Chapel        Brady Braatz     9:30 a.m.          College Church

Sept. 11            Morning Prayers                                         7:30 a.m.          Weatherby Chapel

Sept. 11            Kairos                                                           9 p.m.               Downhaus

Sept. 12            Student Led                     Mission Trips    9:30 p.m.          Bell Center

Sept. 10 – MNU Tuesday – MNU Tuesdays provides an opportunity for Alumni and Friends of the University to network and learn over lunch. The cost is $13.00 and may be paid at the door by cash, check, or credit card or online.  The Tuesday, September 10, luncheon is entitled “All Things Pioneer” and features MNU athletic staff: Kevin Steele (athletic director), Jonathan Quinn (football), Kristin Steele (volleyball), Skelly Keller (women’s soccer) and Kevin Wardlaw (men’s soccer).  For more information about MNU Tuesdays or to register, please visit or contact the Alumni Office at (913) 971-3275 or Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Sept. 9

City Council
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, September 17, 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  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

Wastewater Collection Program Receives Collection Systems Award from KWEA
The City of Olathe Wastewater Collection Program has received the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) Collections Award for 2013. The award is presented to an individual or municipality for outstanding and significant contributions in the area of wastewater collection. Criteria for this award include operation/maintenance, safety/training, improvements/innovative ideas, planning/design, and customer service. The City also received the award in 2011 and 2012. Continue reading

Donate blood Sept. 11

Sept. 11 is a day we remember when ordinary people became heroes.

Follow in their footsteps by donating blood at the Department of Corrections Adult Residential Center during #JoCo’s 9/11 Day.

Appointments available 6-9:15 a.m. on Wednesday.

Sign up at

Airport Fun Day is Sept. 14

Airport Fun Day is this Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Johnson County Executive Airport, just west of 151st and Quivira.

Bring the kids out for a ton of activities, airplane and helicopter rides, aircraft on display, and some very cool flyovers!

Admission is FREE!!!

Check it out at!


Wine tasting at OP Arboretum Sept. 19

arbor wine tasting

Johnson County Old Settlers Celebration

The sights and sounds of the 115th Annual Johnson County Old Settlers Celebration, Sept. 5-6-7, 2013, in downtown Olathe. Videography and editing by Chuck Kurtz.

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