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OPD looking for identity theft suspects

Identity theft suspects

Identity theft suspects

The Olathe Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the male and female shown in regards to an identity theft. The two suspects allegedly used the credit card number of the victim to make several purchases in Johnson County totaling approximately $1000 dollars. Also shown is the suspect vehicle which appears to be a maroon colored four-door SUV pulling a wooden trailer.

If you have any information regarding the identity of these two people please contact the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the tips hotline at 816-474-8477.

Suspects vehicle

Suspects vehicle

Legion Dance set for Nov. 6

Mark your calendar, come out, dance and enjoy the music. Chapter 2 plays from 8 to 11 p.m.

Chuck's band Keith's paper

Olathe news briefs for the week of Oct. 19

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 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).  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

Share your vision for Olathe lakes

Share your vision for Cedar Lake and Lake Olathe during a Park Master Plan Open House on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd. If you can’t attend the open house, submit Cedar Lake ideas to and Lake Olathe ideas to

Spooktober festivities begin this weekend in Olathe

Celebrate Spooktober with three family-friendly Halloween themed events in Olathe. Continue reading

Growing up in Olathe

Russ Ann Oppermann

Russ Ann Oppermann

Local author writes about her Olathe family’s roots and what she has learned growing up

Lifelong Olathean Russ Ann Oppermann, who has had articles published in The Olathe Daily News, The Wisdom of Our Fathers, and The Kansas City Star, has put her thoughts and experiences into a series of eight books, which are for sale through Second Best Bed Press.

She is an unexpected backseat motorcyclist wishing for an English accent. A fan of rearranged furniture. All of her rooms have books and shelves.

Her works explore the roots of her Olathe family, from a great-great grandfather who served in the Civil War to great-great grandparents arriving from Illinois in a covered wagon, to growing up in Olathe, attending Kansas State University and meeting her husband Pete, to raising a family,  traveling the country and the world, and all the things she’s learned from her experiences. Continue reading

Big recycling day Oct. 17 in Overland Park

Make plans to recycle just about anything you can on Saturday, October 17, the Overland Park Fall 2015 Recycling Extravaganza.

·       Confidential documents shredded,

·       Usable building material collected by Heartland Habitat for Humanity ReStore

·       Clothing, housewares, small appliances, toys and many other items.

·       Electronics such as computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VCRs, cell phones and stereos, fee of $10 for CRT monitors and TVs, as well as projection type TVs.  Surplus Exchange

·       Bicycles will be collected by Revolve.

·       Up to 10 fluorescent bulbs per vehicle

·       Fabric and notions will be collected by Fabric Recycles.

·       Garden tools are being collected by Kansas City Community Gardens.

·       Gently used shoes – Shoe Kansas City ask for all sizes of shoes for both children and adults.

·       Durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower and bath chairs, crutches, hospital beds and more will be accepted by the Rehabilitation Institute.

·       Mattresses, box springs and bedding will be accepted by Sleepyhead Beds. 

·       Pet supplies such as crates, kennels, dog beds, tog toys, cat and dog food, and scoopable cat litter supplies will be accepted by Unleashed Pet Rescue

Chapter 2 playing at Classic Bean Oct. 16

classic bean poste 8 by 10 800time

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