Olathe news briefs for the week of April 25

Picnic in the Park visits Black Bob Park Friday, April 29

KSHB-TV Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak is hitting the road. The popular 41 personality will deliver his weather forecast at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Black Bob Park (14500 W 151 St.) on Friday, April 29. Lezak will be joined by Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland. Viewers are invited to show up, eat up, and have fun. The first 141 people will have the opportunity to meet Gary and Sunny the Weather Dog, play games, and enjoy picnic-style cuisine.


Tower 2 Tower 5K Saturday, April 30

Celebrate National Drinking Water Week by participating in the inaugural Tower 2 Tower 5K on Saturday, April 30. The 5K starts at 8 a.m. A free kids run begins at 8:55 a.m.

The unique race route is a loop along Renner Blvd from the WaterOne water tower to the City of Olathe north water tower. Parking is available at WaterOne (10747 Renner Blvd, Lenexa) and nearby businesses,  and can only be accessed from College Blvd. and Eicher Dr. Continue reading

Olathe’s Got Talent scholarship winners



On Saturday, April 16 twenty chosen performers and one Alternate took the stage at the Bell Cultural Events Center to put on a stellar show of vocal, dance, and instrumental performances. The talent was amazing and Judges found it difficult to determine the evenings scholarship awards!

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Water testing update…

As of Wednesday night, April 20, Olathe had received 93 water samples that have been sent to the lab for testing. More sames were received today, April 21, and have been sent to the lab.

The city is working with the lab to ensure a quick turnaround. This could take up to five working days.

The city will continue to provide affected homeowners with bottled water as requested. Continue reading

Helmet head bike rodeo April 24

The Olathe Fire Department invites all area children to bring their bikes to the annual Helmet Head Bike Rodeo on Sunday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Doctors Building I parking lot of Olathe Medical Center, 20375 W. 151st Street. Kids 15 and under will receive a FREE bike helmet while supplies last – all parents must be accompanied by a child. Spanish and sign language interpreters will be available courtesy of Olathe Medical Center.
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Olathe news briefs for the week of April 18

Fourth Fridays returns to Downtown Olathe Friday, April 22
Downtown Olathe is the place to celebrate the end of the work week when Fourth Fridays returns to downtown Olathe for another year of exciting events. Enjoy live music, giveaways, tasty food, activities for all ages, and the opportunity to discover local shops and restaurants! 

Events take place on Friday, April 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Johnson County Square, 100 W. Park St. (next to the Johnson County Courthouse). Many local shops will offer extended hours. Continue reading

Gardner woman killed in accident

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that killed Tina Boka, 44, Gardner, this past weekend near the intersection of 151st Street and Old 56 Highway in western Olathe.

According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, a sedan driving southbound on Old 56 Highway lost control and crossed over into the northbound lanes, striking a pickup truck head on.  A juvenile passenger in the sedan and the driver of the pickup truck sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. 

Their names have not been released.

Bokay, the driver of the sedan, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

This incident remains under investigation by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

Olathe news briefs for the week of April 11

Garmin Marathon Runs through Olathe on Saturday, April 16

The 13th Annual Garmin Marathon will take place on Saturday, April 16.  The race starts at the new Embassy Suites Hotel and Olathe Conference Center at 6:45 a.m. To allow runners to safely pass, there will be intermittent intersection, walking trail, and road closures through the city from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Route information can be found at http://ozrun.org. Continue reading

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