Walsh seeking Ward 3 seat

Walsh

Advocating for public safety, education, and a strong local economy, Johnson County public safety professional Anthony Walsh announced his candidacy for City Council, Ward 3 at the Johnson County Election Office. Walsh spoke about his commitment to the Olathe community.

“It’s simple; city government is here to serve you. I will listen to you. We’ve got a great city here, but I see things I’m concerned about, and I know you are too. Public Safety, public education, and a thriving economy that supports small business are all important for Olathe’s future. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of May 1

City Council
The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, May 2, 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).

 

Farmers’ Markets open Saturday, May 6         

The Olathe Farmers’ Markets, located at Black Bob Park (14500 151st St.) and Stagecoach Park (1205 E Kansas City Rd.) open for the 2017 season on Saturday, May 6. The markets open at 7:30 a.m. and run until sold out. Wednesday market returns on May 10. Learn more about the 2017 vendors online. Note: The Olathe Farmers’ Markets were originally scheduled to open on Saturday, April 29, but the openings were postponed due to weather. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Jan. 2

City Council
The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 24, 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).

 

Public invited to annual MLK Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 15

Olatheans and residents throughout the Greater Kansas City area are invited to join the Olathe Human Relations Commission (OHRC) to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., on Sunday, Jan. 15. The annual Martin Luther King (MLK) Celebration will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Olathe Conference Center by Embassy Suites, located at K-10 and Ridgeview Rd. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs

City Council
The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 20, 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).

 

Holiday schedule for City offices, libraries, Olathe Community Center
City of Olathe offices will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 23 and remain closed through Monday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday.  Trash and recycling collection remain on schedule.

Olathe Public Libraries will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 25.

The Olathe Community Center will observe the following hours during the Christmas holiday:

  • Saturday, Dec. 24: Open 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 25: Closed
  • Monday, Dec. 26: Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The winter break pool schedule and holiday fitness schedule can be viewed at OlatheKS.org. Continue reading

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

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.

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