10 businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors

Olathe Police Department’s School Resource Officer Unit the night of Friday, April 27, conducted alcohol compliance checks throughout Olathe.

These compliance checks focused on businesses that sell alcohol. The purpose of the operation was to insure they are checking customer’s identification and not selling alcohol to under-age individuals. Out of 52 establishments checked, 42 complied by asking for ID.

The 10 establishments that did not comply were cited for selling alcohol to minors and given municipal court dates. The names of those businesses were not provided by the police. Continue reading

Tate Stevens to headline Edgerton’s Frontier Days

Belton, Missouri native Tate Stevens will be the featured act on  Saturday night of this year’s annual Frontier Days event in Edgerton. Stevens, who won the second season of the U.S. “The X Factor” in 2012, secured a $5 million recording contract.

Stevens released his debut song “Holler If You’re With Me” in a commercial produced by Pepsi, which aired during the 2013 Grammy Awards. Tate Stevens’ self-titled debut album was released in 2013. The album debuted at number 18 on the Billboard 200 with 17,000 copies in its first week.

The 43rd annual Edgerton Frontier Days will showcase a variety of entertainment during the two-day event on Friday,  June 19th and Saturday, June 20th.

Friday night’s entertainment begins by featuring sisters Barbara and Lisa Bowman, “The Women of Rock” is a tribute to some of the most well-known and influential female rock artists of the seventies and eighties. The evening is capped off with the music of Journey by tribute band “Revelation”. Continue reading

Sproles provides insight into his NFL career

Darren Sproles on the loose in the NFL.

Darren Sproles on the loose in the NFL.

From the playerstribune.com

By Darren Sproles

You’re an NFL scout, and you need a running back. The draft is approaching when a scouting report comes across your desk, and it looks pretty impressive.

Heisman Trophy finalist. Led the nation in rushing as a junior. Averaged over six yards per carry in college with over 5,500 total yards and 47 touchdowns. All-time leading rusher for a Big 12 school. Ran a 4.37 in the 40-yard dash.

Sounds like a guy you’d have near the top of your draft board, right?

Now, what if I told you he was only 5-foot-6? How far would you let him slide?

That’s the dilemma teams faced when I entered the draft out of Kansas State in 2005. The only number scouts cared about was the one number I couldn’t control: my height. “If you were 5-foot-9, you’d be a top-five pick,” they said. But I wasn’t. I was 5-foot-6, which meant only one thing to scouts.

I was too small. Continue reading

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