Ridgeview School 60th Reunion 5-7 tonight

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Johnson County Old Settlers Sept. 8-9-10 in downtown Olathe

The 2016 Johnson County Old Settlers begins Thursday, Sept. 8 and continues through Saturday Sept. 10.

Something new this year is a third free concert has been added and will take place Thursday night in the parking lot of the Olathe Public Library.

For more information, go to the Old Settlers website by clicking here.

14th Annual Patriots’ Run 5K and Marathon

Sept. 11, 2016

Held on the Olathe campus of MidAmerica Nazarene University

What:                 “To Thank and Honor Those Who Serve Our Country.” The 5K, half marathon, marathon, ultra-marathon, casual run/walk or team race is truly an event for all skill levels. Opening ceremonies at 11:30. The running events will start at noon.

Why:                  Commemoration and celebration of the individuals who were lost in the 9/11 attacks and those who work to protect our communities. Continue reading

New interpretive markers at Lanesfield School

Seven new interpretive markers have been installed around the grounds of the Lanesfield Historic Site in Gardner. The signs will add a new dimension of interpretation to the site and the surrounding area.

The Lanesfield Historic Site is open 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and by appointment. Patrons who visit outside of public hours will now have resources to learn about the area’s history. The interpretive markers fulfill this need and enhance the experience for visitors during open hours. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Sept. 6

Olathe earns two top 10 ratings

Olathe ranked number one on Zippia’s list of the 10 Happiest Cities in America. The score considered factors like education, unemployment rate, cost of living and poverty level.

Olathe also ranked number nine on Allstate Insurance’s list of America’s Best Drivers Report 2016. The list considered statistics like property damage claims, accident reports and population density. Continue reading

Tea Party at OP Arboretum

Nutcracker Tea Party

It’s a Festive Tea . . . A Magical Ballet . . . An Amazing Time!
Saturday, December 3
10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.
We invite you and your family to join us for a one-hour version of the classic holiday ballet by Crescendo Conservatory and a delightful tea party. We have four parties to choose from during the weekend of December 3rd and 4th at the Ritz Charles.
Tickets are $50 for adults, $35 for children ages 3-12, and free for kids 2 and under. 
(Be sure to order the free tickets for the little ones so we have a place for them at the table. You can request a booster seat.) For seating in the first few rows, Patron tickets are available for $75 each, and Sponsor Tables of 10 begin at $700.
Don’t forget to tell your friends and family about this event! We’re happy to seat groups together if you give us the names of the other purchasers on your online order form.
Just be sure everyone is buying tickets to the same tea party. Our tables seat 10, but we can seat larger groups at multiple tables next to each other.
These parties sell out – order early!
Questions? Email or visit our website.

Library parking lot closed during Old Settlers

The parking Lot at the Olathe Downtown Library, 201 E. Park, will be closed
beginning at 6 p.m., September 7 through Saturday, September 10.
The parking lot will be reopened on Sunday, September 11.

         There will be no access to the material return boxes located in
front of the library due to Chestnut Street being closed
during the three-day-festivities.             

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