Olathe news briefs for the week of Nov. 30

City Council
The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 4, 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.

WinterFest and Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, Dec. 2

Kick off the holiday season with the annual Celebrate Olathe – WinterFest and the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd. Join Mayor Michael Copeland and special guest Joe Lauria, Fox 4 meteorologist, as they light the Mayor’s Christmas tree at 6:10 p.m. Then, enjoy an evening of music, face painting, free activities, and a visit with Santa Claus! Local food trucks will sell food throughout the night. Free shuttle service will be available at Olathe North High School, 600 E. Prairie St. Follow event updates on Facebook. Continue reading

Olathe Rotary gives supplies to school nurses/students

For the second consecutive year, the Olathe Rotary provided School Clinic Supply packages for Olathe public school nurses and students today, Nov. 30. Approximately 50 Olathe Rotarians, representing civic, business and community leaders in Olathe, delivered packets that included underwear, socks, sweatpants to alleviate emergency clothing needs for elementary students. Continue reading

McCoy slowly improving after surgery

Olathe City Councilman, Wes McCoy, continues to recover in a Pittsburgh, Pa., hospital after suffering a heart attack and then undergoing open heart surgery last week.

According to a family spokesman, his wife Nancy says McCoy had issues with his heart not beating normally after the surgery and had to have it shocked three times back to normal rhythm. But now, he is recovering and improving. She said there are less tubes and he’s had his first food in four days, a lot of water and ice, and has been sitting in a chair watching television.

After the heart attack, two of three arteries were cleared, but because of calcium buildup, the third artery ruptered requiring the open heart surgery.

Nancy now is staying in the hospital where rooms are reserved for family and patients, according to the spokesman.

McCoy update…

As of 1 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23, Olathe City Councilman, Wes McCoy, was reported to be out of open heart surgery and doing well in a Pittsburgh, Pa., hospital after suffering a heart attack and a ruptured vein. A family spokesman said McCoy was in ICU until he wakes up and breathing tube taken out. He ended up having a 4-way quadruple bypass.

City Councilman, McCoy, undergoes open heart surgery in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Olathe City Councilman, Wes McCoy, suffered a heart attack earlier this week and had to undergo emergency open heart surgery at a Pittsburgh, Pa., hospital.

McCoy, according to his wife Nancy through a family friend, said two of three arteries were successfully cleared. Because of calcium buildup, the third artery ruptured requiring the open heart surgery.

According to the family friend, a former pastor of the McCoys, Jesse Boggs, will be in Pittsburg to stay as support for the family.

Olathe news briefs for the week of Nov. 21

City Council
The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 4, 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.

Thanksgiving holiday schedule for City offices, library
City of Olathe offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  There will be no trash and recycling curbside collection on Thanksgiving Day.  Customers whose trash and recycling is collected on Thursday will be serviced on Friday; Friday customers will be serviced on Saturday.  Residents are reminded to place carts at the curb by 8 a.m. The Household Hazard Waste facility will also be closed on Saturday, Nov. 26. For more information, visit OlatheKS.org/OMS. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Nov. 1

City Council
The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov.1, 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.

Halloween tips to keep kids safe
The Olathe Police Department wants everyone to enjoy a safe and happy Halloween by following these safety tips:

·        Wear light colored or reflective clothing for costumes

·        Check the costume to see if it is made of fire resistant material

·        Ensure children can see well; apply face makeup instead of a mask, if possible Continue reading

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