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Olathe North High, other schools receiving threats  Kansas City Star

Olathe North High School received a threat from a person on the East Coast Friday, according to principal. Other schools also receiving threats.

Olathe North High School teacher named Read to Achieve winner  KCTV Kansas City

An Olathe North High School is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.

Olathe high school students now required to take mental health self-evaluation  KCTV Kansas City

As student suicides continue to rise, the Olathe School District is using a new tool to help students better understand the state of their mental health.

Olathe North boys give carnation to every girl in school  KWCH

Two Olathe North baseball players decided to do something special for the girls in their school on Valentine's Day - all 1100 of them.

Two Olathe baseball players planned a Valentine’s Day surprise for every girl at school  Kansas City Star

Two seniors at Olathe North High School helped purchase flowers for every girl at school on Valentine's Day.

Olathe family excited to see son in Clemson uniform vs. Alabama in national championship  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

OLATHE, Kan. -- It's getting to be an annual college football affair. On Monday night, top-ranked Alabama (14-0) will square off with number two Clemson (14-0) ...

Racially charged text message causes outrage at Olathe North High  Kansas City Star

Incidents of students using racially charged language — and particularly a screenshot of a text message that showed an Olathe North High School student ...

Kansas students can take ACT exam for free  41 Action News Kansas City

The Kansas legislature allocated $2.8 million so students could take the ACT exams and assessments for free.

K-10 is southern boundary for new Canyon Creek school  Kansas City Star

The Olathe school board has approved boundaries for Canyon Creek Elementary School, which will open next fall as the district's 36th elementary school.

Olathe North's Clark Overcomes Stroke, Eyes State Title  MileSplit

Just over five months after suffering a stroke that almost took his life, Olathe North\'s Brandon Clark is back on track to defend his Class 6A state title in the 800 ...

New map tells you what’s going up in Olathe; art show up at ed center  The Kansas City Star

An interactive planning and development map shows what's being built around Olathe, incorporating all permits submitted to the planning department.

Part of Lake Olathe will close during park renovations  Kansas City Star

Once construction begins this spring at Lake Olathe, the east side of the park will be closed until the project is finished. During that time, the east shoreline of the ...

News from Olathe and the surrounding area  The Kansas City Star

Tribute rock bands will headline the next Celebrate Olathe! event the evening of July 6. Free activities begin at 6 p.m. at the Olathe Community Center and ...

Olathe North’s lowrider club builds more than just custom bikes  Kansas City Star

The Olathe North Hispanic Leadership Lowrider Bike Club gives members a chance to build custom bikes, but the group also builds family and camaraderie in ...

Take a tour of the new Olathe middle school  The Kansas City Star

The new Summit Trail Middle School, which opens this fall at 22201 W. 118th St. in northwest Olathe, will hold an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 23.

No more cans, paper accepted at Olathe recycling centers  The Kansas City Star

Beginning Oct. 1, cardboard and glass will be the only materials accepted at the drop-off recycling centers in Olathe. The city is making the change to reduce two ...

Police say pregnant Olathe woman's boyfriend killed her  KSNT News

Devonte Dominique Wash, 26, of Kansas City, Kansas, has been charged with capital murder in Ashley Harlan's death. Olathe police said Wash was Harlan's ...

New location for St. Paul’s Church means more space for diverse congregation  Kansas City Star

St. Paul's Church and School moves from west Olathe to new location with more space at 115th and Lone Elm.

Mother sues Olathe Schools after daughter hospitalized from fight  41 Action News Kansas City

A mother is suing the Olathe School District after her daughter was allegedly beaten and bitten outside of Olathe North High School.

Olathe Station developer tells Council it hopes to add second hotel  Kansas City Star

Developer for Olathe Station shopping center tells Olathe City Council it hopes to add second hotel, a Marriott TownePlace Suites.

Former Olathe North High School football star James Franklin dies  Kansas City Star

James Franklin, Olathe North High School's all-time leading rusher and a former Simone Award winner, has died, according to the Olathe Police Department.

Two more Olathe students join elite 0.1 percent with perfect ACT scores  Kansas City Star

Olathe North's Annabelle Darby and Olathe South's Hanna Carney are the latest Olathe Public Schools students to earn a 36 on the college-entrance exam.

Olathe city officials vote to annex 118 acres  The Kansas City Star

The City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to annex 118 acres south of the intersection of Kansas 7 and 119th Street. The land was one of 12 remaining ...

Development plan near Ernie Miller Park clears another hurdle in Olathe  Kansas City Star

Businesses, a storage center and a senior living apartment would be built along the southern border of Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center under a plan the ...

Great Mall site in Olathe passes hurdle, allows developer to ask for incentives  Kansas City Star

The proposed $271 million redevelopment of the former Great Mall of the Great Plains site in Olathe has taken its first formal step toward becoming reality.

Olathe North football player Isaiah Simmons commits to Clemson  Kansas City Star

Olathe North wide receiver and defensive back Isaiah Simmons announced his decision to attend Clemson on Twitter Tuesday night.

Starside Elementary teacher named Read to Achieve winner  KCTV Kansas City

A Starside Elementary School teacher is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.

What's happening in Olathe and surrounding areas  The Kansas City Star

Among more than 111523 competitors, Gardner Edgerton High School student Ali Schweer won third place in the H&R Block Budget Challenge, a personal ...

Lenexa dad and Olathe school district employee charged with DUI with three kids in car

OLATHE, Kan. -- An Olathe North High School employee has been charged with child endangerment for allegedly driving drunk with his children in the car.

Randolph "Randy" Neil Russell

Sep 19, 2018 | Obituaries |. Randolph “Randy” Neil Russell, passed away On September 16, 2018 at the age of 57. Randy was born on June 30, 1961 to Roger ...

Not everyone thrilled in Olathe over this shopping center at 175th St. and Lone Elm  The Kansas City Star

A plan to build a shopping center and convenience store on the southwest corner of 175th Street and Lone Elm Road in Olathe is moving forward despite ...

Inclusion Connections offers employment opportunities for those with special needs  Kansas City Star

Inclusion Connections' vision is to transform perceptions and beliefs through advocacy, education, and conversation, so the community will become more ...

Danger truck drivers: The cost of illegal parking in Olathe skyrocketed  The Kansas City Star

In an attempt to cut down on the number of semi-trailer trucks parking illegally in Olathe, city leaders are dramatically increasing the fines levied on the drivers.

Olathe police look for person who killed 23-year-old woman inside Olathe home  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

OLATHE, Kan. -- Police are investigating after a woman was found dead Tuesday afternoon inside an Olathe home, officials say. Olathe Police Sgt. Logan ...

New life for Great Mall of the Plains property  The Kansas City Star

Two years after the Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe succumbed to the wrecking ball, a Salt Lake City-based company has unveiled a $271 million ...

New Olathe East principal has long-term perspective to lead school into the future  Kansas City Star

Kerry Lane is the new principal of Olathe East. She replaces Bill Weber, who has left the district. Lane's arrival at Olathe East means each of Olathe's four public ...

Buy wristbands now for Gardner Boo Bash on Oct. 25  The Kansas City Star

Gardner Parks and Recreation will host the 22nd annual Boo Bash from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Celebration Park.

Historic Olathe school building getting $16 million upgrade  Kansas City Star

The Millcreek Center, located at the corner of Loula and Water streets in downtown Olathe, dates to 1926 when it was home to the John P. St. John Memorial ...

Gardner Edgerton explores changes to school boundaries  Kansas City Star

The Gardner Edgerton School District expects to realign school boundaries starting in the fall of 2019, because of continuing growth in its namesake cities.

Olathe man’s mission is to protect and educate about the monarch  The Kansas City Star

Olathe resident and teacher has made it his mission to care for, protect and educate about the monarch.

Olathe police plead for info. in murder of 23-year-old woman and her unborn child  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

OLATHE, Kan. -- Olathe police are asking for help solving the murder of a 23-year-old woman and her unborn child. Ashley Harlan was found dead at a home in ...

Rooms with a view: New Olathe West High School built with plenty of glass and windows  Kansas City Star

When Olathe West opens its doors next August, at 2200 W. Santa Fe, it will become the district's fifth high school and quite possibly its most visually unique one.

Heritage Elementary incorporates weekly character-building sessions  Kansas City Star

For 15 minutes each Wednesday morning, children at Heritage Elementary School build positive character traits and practice social interactions during sessions ...

In response to suicides, Johnson County schools work to bolster students’ mental health  Kansas City Star

When news of the suicides of two Olathe Northwest High School students broke in 2014, administrators realized more action needed to be taken, fast.

Olathe Fire Hero Day inspires girls to consider firefighting career  The Kansas City Star

Olathe Fire Hero Day is a program the Olathe Fire Department has put on for three years in an effort to get more girls interested in a career as a firefighter.

Olathe City Council renews permit for quarry, landfill until 2020  Kansas City Star

The Olathe City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to renew the permit for the APAC-Kansas Inc. quarry and landfill at the southwest corner of town.

Housing project near Olathe East moves forward  Kansas City Star

The 36-acre neighborhood at Black Bob Road and 130th Street would be made up mostly of two-family residences.

Battle of the Brains finalists selected from record number of school teams  Kansas City Star

Twenty school team finalists, out of a record number of participants, were announced Thursday in the fourth Battle of the Brains competition to create a new ...

Olathe Board Of Education Hires A New Superintendent  KCUR

It only took the Olathe Board of Education about 20 minutes to approve the hiring of a new superintendent for substantially more money than it paid the.

New state-of-the-art Olathe Health Cancer Center consolidates patient services  Kansas City Star

The $25-million, 25000-square-foot Olathe Health Cancer Center celebrated its opening Feb. 27 with a ribbon-cutting. The treatment facility houses all patient ...

Major changes approved to long-delayed Olathe Commons development  Kansas City Star

The development, near 119th Street and Shannon Lane, initially was approved more than five years ago as a series of apartments. Now, it will include a mix of ...

KU honors 305 seniors from Johnson county high schools  KU Today

LAWRENCE — Students from 10 Kansas high schools were honored Nov. 2 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 305 ...

Father of KSU-great Darren Sproles reflects on son's career  KWCH

LENEXA, Kan. (KWCH) -- The Chiefs' home opener Sunday will be a homecoming for a handful of Eagles players and coaches, including Philadelphia Head ...

Three high school seniors earn university's Presidential Scholarship  Salina Post

Three high school seniors earn university's Presidential Scholarship, state's largest scholarship award. MANHATTAN — Kansas State University has awarded ...

Gardner chef puts his talents on display on Food Network’s ‘Chopped Grill Masters’  The Kansas City Star

Jeremy Williams of Gardner isn't your typical backyard griller. While he likes nothing better than to throw a couple of burgers on the grill on the weekends for his ...

They're still here: The curious evolution of Westboro Baptist Church  Religion News Service

(RNS) — No single congregation in America has had the kind of recognition, or notoriety, that the Westboro Baptist Church achieved in the 1990s under its ...

Plan to add bike-rental stations at select Johnson County receives board approval  Kansas City Star

The Johnson County Parks & Rec board approved a plan adding bicycle-sharing rental facilities at the Arts and Heritage Center, Shawnee Mission Park, ...

Road projects dominate council agenda entering spring construction season  Kansas City Star

The Olathe City Council hammered out an agreement with Overland Park and approved two other contracts for road improvements.

National Merit Scholars named  Kansas City Star

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation June 7 announced more than 3,200 winners of National Merit Scholarships. More than 40 Johnson County high ...

Rerouted Hedge Lane in Olathe raises concerns  Kansas City Star

A plan to divert a road around the grounds of the new Olathe West High School draws about 60 residents to a community meeting.

Mayor Michael Copeland lauds Olathe’s generosity, growth in annual Christmas message  Kansas City Star

Olathe remains a terrific places for families and business, a trend Copeland expects to continue in 2018.

Over neighborhood objections, Olathe council OKs apartment complex at 119th, Pflumm  Kansas City Star

The Olathe City Council voted 6-1 to approve the rezoning for Davis Development's 23-building apartment project at 119th Street and Pflumm Road.

Olathe soccer complex gains approval  Kansas City Star

Olathe City Council approved the privately owned project, set to open in January 2019 at the southwest corner of Kansas 10 and Ridgeview Road. Developers ...

Principal of Rolling Ridge Elementary School in Olathe receives national honor  Kansas City Star

John Ernst of Rolling Ridge Elementary School was named Thursday as the National Distinguished Principal of the Year by the Kansas chapter of the National ...

Developers of Lone Elm Commerce Center request $121 million in incentives  Kansas City Star

Olathe City Council also took a second look at plans for a second phase to Lone Elm Park.

23-year-old pregnant woman found dead on day she was to find out sex of her baby  AOL

A 23-year-old woman found dead in a Kansas home on Tuesday was pregnant, set to find out the gender of her baby that day, according to police.

Olathe plans to upgrade busy section of K-7  Kansas City Star

Improvements should improve safety while also allowing the road to better accommodate traffic growth and manage drivers turning into and out of side streets ...

Getting lives back on track with a new recipe for success  Kansas City Star

Cultivate Inc. is a partnership with Johnson County Corrections. The three-year-old program includes three components: a work-ready certificate; 15 weeks of life ...

Olathe budget includes cut in property tax rate, increases in utility rates  Kansas City Star

For 2018, Olathe's budget would provide a maximum spending limit of $366.7 million, up 9 percent from this year.

Plans for Meadow Lane Trail, a bike/pedestrian path, advance in Olathe  Kansas City Star

The long-planned Meadow Lane Trail will be 4.6 miles along and cost $1.8 million. If the city can acquire remaining parcels by May, it aims to open the trail in ...

Developers pitch $20.7 million project with retail space, lofts for downtown Olathe  Kansas City Star

Sunflower Development Group and Block Real Estate Services envision a $20.7 million mixed-use development for a city-owned lot in downtown Olathe.

High school sports results, scores, schedules  Kansas City Star

Daily scores and results from Kansas and Missouri high school sports, including football, volleyball, soccer and basketball, for the 2018-19 school year.

New youth soccer complex in Olathe moves forward  Kansas City Star

The Planning Commission voted unanimously at its regular meeting to recommend approval of rezoning almost 37 acres at the northwest corner of 106th Street ...

$26 million in upgrades coming to Olathe Station  Kansas City Star

An executive with the R.H. Johnson Co. tells the Olathe City Council about plans that include a 122-room hotel and some new commercial buildings.

Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland: Here’s to 2015 and to you!  Kansas City Star

Merry Christmas! Each year, I look forward to this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season. This is always a joyful time in Olathe, ...

Cattle for neighbors? Beefy issue flares again in rural west Olathe  Kansas City Star

Arturo Martinez has seven head of cattle on his piano-key lot south of Kill Creek Park. Many of his neighbors oppose his request for a conditional-use permit.

Voter registration deadline looms Oct. 17  Kansas City Star

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 7 election is Oct. 17 in Johnson County. Plus, more items of community interest.

Major Garmin expansion in Olathe nears showdown  Kansas City Star

The Olathe Planning Commission denied the expansion, but the city council will take up the proposal for a 712842-square-foot building, roughly doubling the ...

Brain power: Gifted Grandview elementary students win fourth Battle of the Brains  Kansas City Star

A team of Grandview elementary students demonstrated their brain power by winning the fourth Battle of the Brains competition with a project called “The Big ...

Big apartment complex planned in Olathe suffers setback  Kansas City Star

The surrounding area is largely undeveloped and used for farming. The city's future land use plan has considered the area near 167th Street and U.S. 169 ...

Olathe church thrives with East Africa roots  Kansas City Star

Neema Community Church recently moved from its location in Overland Park to a larger building in Olathe to accommodate its increasing membership.

‘It wasn’t right,’ says Olathe man wounded at Austins while trying to stop shooter  Kansas City Star

Ian Grillot is recovering after he was shot Wednesday night at Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe. Grillot intervened after a man was yelling racial slurs at two men he ...

Johnson County neighbors feud over winery, pumpkin patch  Kansas City Star

As the popular pumpkin patch opened for the season this week, the owners are embroiled in a three-year battle with their immediate neighbors to the north.

KU to honor 299 seniors from Johnson county high schools  KU Today

LAWRENCE — Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 21, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment ...

Olathe and Overland Park look at improving 143rd Street with widening, other upgrades  Kansas City Star

Residents living along a section of 143rd Street on the line between Olathe and Overland Park are finally getting help with a road they've described for years as ...

Let the cleanup begin  Kansas City Star

Johnson County residents affected by Saturday's storm are in full cleanup mode.

Santa Marta retirement community expansion nearly completed  Kansas City Star

The project, first announced in early 2015, includes 18 private skilled nursing rehabilitation suites, 12 memory support suites, eight assisted living one-and-two ...

Olathe Health introduces new name, new brand  Kansas City Star

The network of two hospitals and 38 family and specialty care clinics has changed its name from Olathe Health System to Olathe Health.

Cady Housh & Ciara Webb: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Cady Housh committed suicide in Olathe, Kansas, just three days after her friend and soccer team mate Ciara Webb took her own life.

Olathe earns top fire safety rating  Kansas City Star

Olathe residents have more than a few reasons to be proud of their city, announced Mayor Michael Copeland at the annual State of the City address on Friday ...

Willows rezoning gets Olathe council approval  Kansas City Star

Undeveloped area near 143rd Street and Pflumm Road has been the subject of various failed plans. Because the land is within a mile of the Johnson County ...

Old Settlers celebration set for 118th year in Olathe  Kansas City Star

The three-day festival draws nearly 200000 people every year.Organizers say they are trying to carry on the family atmosphere that was started way back in ...

Police leader critical of Olathe’s police pay proposal  Kansas City Star

Steve Sebasto, a police detective and president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 44, criticized City Manager Michael Wilkes and the pay plan he unveiled ...

Johnson County students win awards at Greater KC science fair  Kansas City Star

Here are Johnson County winners from the 2017 Greater KC Science & Engineering Fair, as provided by its organizer, Science Pioneers.

Incumbent mayor cites Olathe as ‘truly special’ place; challenger touts a ‘different type of leadership’  Kansas City Star

A longtime elected official and a political newbie are facing off in the race to be Olathe mayor this spring. Michael Copeland, serving his fourth term as mayor, ...

One young boy helps protect Axel, an Olathe police dog  Kansas City Star

Grant Schroeder has taken his interest in future police work so seriously, that he has already dedicated his free time to trying to improve the lives of local officers.

Olathe’s Indian Creek Library to get new home in former Hy-Vee building  Kansas City Star

The Olathe City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to buy the vacant Hy-Vee building at 135th and Brougham in east Olathe for relocation of the library after it ...

Trees and gravestones tell 150-year-old tale at Olathe Memorial Cemetery  Kansas City Star

Beneath a luscious canopy of leaves, gravestones at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery weave a tale of American history. Early pioneers, Kansas governors, ...

Olathe tightens rules on tobacco sales  Kansas City Star

The city raises the purchase age from 18 to 21, with an eye on improving public health. With its action, Olathe becomes the first city in Johnson County to raise ...

Old Settlers Days starts Thursday  Kansas City Star

If you're thinking of going to Johnson County Old Settlers Days in Olathe, you might consider asking somebody to the dance. The festival, which is in its 116th ...

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