Olathe Kids Free Fishing Derby set for June 18

The 35th Annual free Olathe Kids Fishing Derby for youngsters 3-15, as well as seniors 60 and older, is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, at Olathe’s Cedar Lake’s north shore.

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and fishing begins at 9.

(Check out the Olathe Kids Fishing Derby Facebook page by clicking here.)

The Kids Fishing Derby began in 1981 and has been enjoyed by three generations of Olathe families. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, May 17, 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.

Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event May 14

All Johnson County residents have the opportunity to drop off Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) at the City of Olathe drop-off event Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the HHW facility, 1420 S. Robinson Drive, behind Public Works and Customer Service. No appointment is necessary. Continue reading

Friday night dance reminder

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Longtime Olathean, Betty Hougland, dead at 82

Betty Hougland

Betty Hougland

Betty (Turner) Hougland, 82, long-time resident of Olathe, KS, passed away May 4, 2016.

Betty was born June 25, 1933 in Topeka, KS to Harry and Neva (Ewing) Turner. She graduated from Topeka High School in 1951, and went on to attend the University of Kansas where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.

Betty was one of the first female small-business owners in Olathe, and owned and operated the Greeting Service, and was often among the first citizens new residents met upon arriving in Olathe. She not only welcomed new residents, but represented many small businesses and encouraged them to “Shop Olathe First”. New residents were encouraged to become a part of the Newcomers Club, providing them a social circle and a place to establish new friendships.

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Sheriff’s Office to conduct career fair

career fairThe Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will conduct its first career fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 7, in the Johnson County Administration Building, 111 S. Cherry St., in downtown Olathe.

The Sheriff’s Office is looking for deputies and civilian specialists. Every division of the Sheriff’s Office will be represented in order to share what we do. This will provide the opportunity for job seekers to personally meet the men and women of our organization.

Multiple Sheriff’s Office vehicles, jail tours, and onsite testing will be conducted.

City council OK’s library enhancement contract

The Olathe City Council approved entering into a contract to purchase the vacant Hy-Vee building at 135th and Brougham in east Olathe.  The 68,000 square-foot-building is envisioned to be programmed for library use and relocation of the Indian Creek Library.

The City and Library recently updated the Library Master Plan that called for, among other projects, more than doubling the size of the Indian Creek Library to account for its significant lack of capacity, overcrowding, and parking shortage.  Continue reading

Chapter 2 performs May 13

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