Olathe man guilty of trafficking meth

Lorenzo Sepulveda, 34, Olathe, pleaded guilty today, Monday, Sept. 16, to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

In a press release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, Sepulveda was trafficking Mexican methamphetamine into the Kansas City, Kan., area. In the plea agreement, both parties agreed to recommend a sentence of 18 years in federal prison. Continue reading

MNU memos for the week of Sept. 16

Fall Fashion Frenzy!
Join The Merc this week for the 2nd annual Fall Fashion Frenzy! We will be releasing 6 brand-new products each day at 11 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. We’ll add a couple other items for good measure for a total of 62 brand new items!

Be the first to get all the new product updates as they are released by joining us on social media…“Like” us on Facebook:  themercatmnu; “Follow” us on Twitter:  @themerctmnu.

Sept. 21 – Fountain City Brass Band, 7:30 p.m. Bell Center
‘Brass On Broadway’ features showstoppers from West Side Story to Les Miserables and Chicago to Mamma Mia plus many, many more! Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Sept. 16

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 OlatheKS.org.  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

Mahaffie Wild West Days September 28 and 29
Enjoy Wild West skits, live entertainment and children’s games at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop’s annual Wild West Days September 28 and 29.  This popular annual event offers visitors a variety of experiences and live entertainment to provide a taste of life in Kansas during the old west period.

Wild West Days will be held 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, September 28 and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, September 29 at the Olathe historic site, 1200 Kansas City Road.  New this year is family-friendly admission, $5/person ages 5 and up or 5 people/$20; kids age 4 and under get in free. Food will be available for purchase. Continue reading

Three senators featured at Elephant Club Luncheon

Julia Lynn

Julia Lynn

Pat Apple

Pat Apple

Jim Denning

Jim Denning

The Elephant Club will feature three of Johnson County’s Legislators at it’s next luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Hereford House, 5001 Town Center Drive, Leawood..

 Senators Pat Apple, Julia Lynn and Jim Denning will address highlights of the legislative session, give insight to issues coming in the next session, and answer questions.

Apple is a seasoned veteran, who has served in the Senate for 11 years. Continue reading

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