MNU PrayerWalk set for Aug. 28

On Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, MidAmerica Nazarene University Associated Student Government invites the campus and community to gather together for PrayerWalk 2014, an evening of focused prayer. Faculty, staff and students along with trustees, alumni, friends and area churches are encouraged to join the campus community to walk the boundaries of the campus to pray for God’s guidance, protection and blessings for all aspects of the university.

The PrayerWalk begins at the Harvest Prayer Sculpture on the campus green at 7:30 p.m. and proceeds through campus concluding at College Church of the Nazarene for a closing time of community prayer. Those unable to participate in the walk itself are invited to gather in the College Church sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. to pray and to participate in closing prayers. Continue reading

Chartrand…

David Chartrand

David Chartrand

ViewFromTheMidwest.com columnist David Chartrand begins the new year with some interesting tidbits to ponder, such as contemplating the meaning of “kaboodle.” Post time for his column is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Friday morning, Jan. 3.

Olathe news briefs for the week of Dec. 23

City Council
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, January 7, at 7:00 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). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

City Holiday Schedule
City of Olathe offices will close at noon on Tuesday, December 24 and remain closed on December 25 for the Christmas holiday. Monday and Tuesday trash recycling collection will occur on schedule. City offices will also be closed on January 1 for the New Year’s holiday. Monday and Tuesday trash and recycling collection will occur on schedule. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Dec. 2

City Council
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, December 3, at 7:00 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). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

Annual WinterFest and Mayor’s Tree Lighting December 6
It’s time to kick off the holiday season at the annual Olathe WinterFest, Friday, December 6 in the R.R. Osborne Plaza at Olathe City Hall.  The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is highlighted by the Mayor’s Christmas Tree lighting.  The main stage will feature the arrival of Santa Claus, music groups from Olathe schools and a variety of local talent.  Food and warm beverages will be available for purchase.

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Johnson County’s Fun Fest feeds a growing need for food

Feed the Need campaign helps to stock shelves at local food pantries

Submitted by Gerald Hay
Johnson County Government

With the goal of stocking 164 tons of food in Johnson County food pantries, County employees will launch their annual Feed the Need campaign with a kickoff event scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, on the County Square in downtown Olathe.

The event, open to the public, will serve as a donation drop-off site as well as offering games, drawings for prizes, food booths, and a dunk tank. Feed the Need is the County’s annual food drive and is supported by its 3,800-plus employees.

The campaign goal has been set at 164 tons of food in either cash or food donations. Each donated dollar is roughly equivalent to four pounds of food. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of June 3

City Council

The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 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). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.

Track Projects with New Interactive Capital Improvement Plan Map

Track the progress of projects in your area with the new interactive Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) map. The map shows all projects which are included in the 2013-2017 CIP, including street projects, water and sewer projects, parks, etc. The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a five-year priority listing of all capital projects, including project financing information consistent with the City’s debt management policies. All projects are reviewed and approved by the Olathe City Council based on the City’s priorities and goals to provide the best environment and support for Olathe’s residents. The 2014-2018 CIP will be presented at the June 18th Council meeting. Continue reading

Olathe students receive honors

Several Olathe students in the district received awards at the 62nd Annual Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair.

Award winners are: Continue reading

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