Indian Trail students hooked on Fishing Club

Bass Pro Shops brought a fishing boat to Indian Trail for one of the club’s meetings. It gave students a chance to see the variety of technology that anglers can use.

Bass Pro Shops brought a fishing boat to Indian Trail for one of the club’s meetings. It gave students a chance to see the variety of technology that anglers can use.

From the Olathe School District

Indian Trail Middle School isn’t exactly close to a fishing lake, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of more than a dozen students who wanted to participate in the school’s first fishing club.

“Offering a lifetime hobby such as fishing is a wonderful addition to our club opportunities,” said Assistant Principal Cathy Phillips. “We were so excited to partner with Bass Pro of Olathe and have them send a passionate fisherman to help facilitate this club.”

“The response has been awesome and enthusiastic,” said club sponsor Doug Giesler. “Although they did ask every week if we were going to take them to a lake so they could fish for real.” Continue reading

Chartrand…

For fishermen, the dream never ends

David Chartrand

David Chartrand

My friends Steve and Tracy are bass fishing addicts, although that term is too weak to describe the level of their interest.

Steve and Tracy enjoy bass fishing more than life itself. They certainly love it more than eating or sleeping. They loved it so much they often convinced me, sometimes at gunpoint, to join their week-long fishing trips to Lake Fork Texas.  The child-like excitement — theirs — was palpable. After checking into our cabin Steve said good night but never went to bed. Like a child counting the hours to Christmas morning, Steve never sleeps on fishing trips. He remains upright all night in the cabin recliner, one eye on “The Fugitive” video — which we watch seven or eight times every trip. After the rest of us fall asleep sleep Steve steels himself staring at a test pattern from Nova Scotia, standing vigil over his tackle box. Continue reading

Olathe accidental shooting not life threatening

At approximately 10:15 p.m. on June 6, Olathe Police officers were dispatched to a reported accidental shooting inside a residence in the 1400 block of E. 124th St.

When officers arrived they found an adult female who had suffered a single gunshot wound that was not life threatening. The adult female was transported to a local hospital for treatment and was later released.

Several other subjects were inside the residence at the time of the shooting.  The investigation is active.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS hotline at (816) 474-TIPS (8477).

 

Olathe news briefs for week fo Feb.11, 2013

City Council

The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, February 19 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 www.OlatheKS.org.

City Offices Closed for Presidents Day Holiday

City of Olathe offices will close on Monday, February 18 for the Presidents Day holiday.  The City’s trash and recycling collection schedule will NOT be impacted. Continue reading

Helpful tips

These tips were sent to me from my motorcycle buddy, Tom, who now lives in Arizona: Continue reading

2012: Year of the theme parks

Grandpa Chuck, Sherri and Carys repelling an attack while riding the River Blast.

Grandpa Chuck, Sherri and Carys repelling an attack while riding the River Blast.

Mention a theme park and, well, I’m ready to go. Roller coasters, bumper cars, rides that spin you around and upside down, the games and, yes back then, even the carnival-type food with its tantalizing aroma drifting throughout the park make up some of my most cherished childhood memories.

And theme parks were just as much fun for me when my kids became old enough to take them.

Needless-to-say, I’ve always enjoyed going to theme parks. But in the past few years, the visits to these wonderful places have been few and far between and I figured my attraction to getting on a roller coaster that drops you 60 feet in two seconds and travels through corkscrews at 70-plus miles an hour, had waned and given out to old age.

I was wrong! Continue reading

Colorado or Bust! … is a bust!

Well…

What’s that old saying about the best laid plans?

My gear was packed. The motorcycle was ready to go with new plugs, air filter and front brake pads. It was cleaned, the chrome was polished and everything was ready for my brother Mark and me to leave Saturday morning for a week-long motorcycle trip to Colorado and the Rocky Mountains.

I was sitting in my comfy front-room chair watching television when the phone rang. Continue reading

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