Olathe man killed in Miami County crash

Victor Kingsakounthong, 65, Olathe, died in a single-car wreck Monday, June 10, according to a report by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash happened about 12:15 p.m. near 240th Street and Clare Road.

According to the sheriff’s office, Kingsakounthong was driving a 1999 Honda Passport on 240th Street when he continued straight as the road curved. His vehicle left the road, struck a tree and burst into flames.

Kingsakounthong died at the scene.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.


WD-40: The miracle, all-purpose spray

WD-40 apparently is a miracle spray in a can. I had heard about this once before and had intended to check it out further. For whatever reason, I never did — until now.

I saw the following floating around on the Internet early this morning and with nothing else to do, I checked out the WD-40 website.

It all began in 1953 when three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical company were doing research in trying to create a rust preventative solvent and degreaser that would protect missile parts. They called it a Water Displacement compound and on their 40th attempt it worked — hence WD-40.

Ken East, one of the original technicians, says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt people. The company website boasts of more than 2000 uses for the product. The following are just a few: Continue reading

Sheriff’s office initiates emergency procedures

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is initiating emergency operating procedures for tonight through Tuesday, Feb. 26,due to the severe predicted winter storm.  This procedure will affect non-injury accidents and towing of abandoned vehicles.

If anyone is involved in a non-injury accident, the Sheriff’s Office asks that they move their vehicle off the roadway and walk in their report to the Johnson County Courthouse at 125 N. Cherry in Olathe or the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Operations building at 27747 West 159th Street in New Century, Kansas north of Gardner, Kansas.  The Sheriff’s Office will respond to all injury accidents as normal.

As part of emergency operations, the Sheriff’s Office will be towing cars at the owner’s expense, which were left on the roadway from the last storm.  This will include major thorough fares and side roads.


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