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Pickup strikes Olathe North High School  KCTV Kansas City

A vehicle struck an Olathe high school late Tuesday afternoon.

Olathe high schools to start 10 minutes earlier in fourth quarter  Kansas City Star

Earlier start for high-schoolers Because of the frequent snow days this winter, high school students in the Olathe School District will see a number of changes ...

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 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 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) ...

Olathe ACT average is third highest on record  Kansas City Star

Students in the Olathe School District registered an average composite score of 23.9 on the ACT college entrance exam, the third highest in the district's history.

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.

Two Olathe high schools rank high in Kansas  The Kansas City Star

Two Olathe high schools were recently named to the top 5 in the U.S. News and World Report's list of Best Kansas High Schools. Olathe Northwest was ranked ...

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 ...

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 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.

Indoor gardens allow students to collaborate  The Kansas City Star

Indoor tower gardens, which use the same techniques that astronauts employ in space, are allowing students at two Olathe elementary schools to eat *fresh* on ...

Olathe wants your thoughts on city’s future  The Kansas City Star

The city of Olathe has embarked on a strategic planning initiative that envisions what the community should be like in 2040 and helps prepare for changes that ...

The city is picking up large tree limbs at the end of the month  Kansas City Star

In the aftermath of heavy snow, the city of Olathe is picking up large tree limbs for free. Residents should place the limbs at the curb by Jan. 28. Crews began ...

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 ...

Overland Park elementary teacher named Read to Achieve winner  KCTV Kansas City

An Overland park elementary teacher is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.

Shawnee Mission high school teacher named Read to Achieve winner  KCTV Kansas City

A Shawnee Mission high school teacher is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.

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.

Gardner Edgerton School District names teacher of year candidates  Kansas City Star

The Gardner Edgerton School District has chosen 11 veteran educators — one from each school — to represent the district in the state-sponsored Kansas ...

Olathe North grad is Buddy in national tour of ‘Elf the Musical’  Kansas City Star

Erik Gratton fell in love with acting at Olathe North High School, Shawnee Mission's Theater in the Park and in all sorts of Kansas City-area community theater in ...

Shawnee elementary teacher named Read to Achieve winner  KCTV Kansas City

A Shawnee elementary teacher is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.

Thanksgiving closings around Olathe  The Kansas City Star

City of Olathe offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Wrestling recap: Stories on six of the KC area’s Kansas high school state champions  Wichita Eagle

As the final buzzer rang, Cameron Bates stood up and enacted snapping a crab leg. The Kansas City Turner senior clinched an undefeated season with a 3-1 ...

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.

Kansas City, KS elementary teacher named Read to Achieve winner  KCTV Kansas City

A Kansas City, KS elementary teacher is the recent winner of KCTV5's Read to Achieve program.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Gardner Edgerton beefs up school security  Kansas City Star

Starting May 14, parents and others visiting Gardner Edgerton schools must alert the staff and identify themselves before being admitted to the buildings during ...

Seventh-graders at Frontier Trail Middle School set out to make difference  The Kansas City Star

After reading the novel “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park, seventh-grade students at Frontier Trail Middle School set out to make a difference in the ...

Olathe police make arrest, file charges in murder of pregnant 23-year-old  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

OLATHE, Kan. -- Olathe police confirmed to FOX4 Thursday that they have made an arrest in the murder of a pregnant 23-year-old woman. Devonte Wash, 26 of ...

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

The city of Olathe has created a new online map that can help people answer two questions that typically crop up as they drive around town: What the heck are ...

Kansas parents and students ban together to overcome racism  Seattle Times

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — At a table in the principal's office, Olathe North High School junior Irene Gatimi recalled an evening last month when she showed up ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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

Sixteen elementary students from the Grandview School District's gifted program are the winners in the fourth Battle of the Brains competition. Their project ...

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 ...

Ring of Honor Inductees: Darren Sproles  Kansas State Collegian

The K-State Ring of Honor honors an elite group of Wildcat players who have achieved success on and off the field, have a high quality of character, have ...

As the prepper nation grows, one Olathe man takes stock  Kansas City Star

Mark Rinke is co-organizer of a network of Kansas City area preppers that has grown from 30 members three years ago to more than 500. He'll tell you what's ...

Main Event Entertainment Brings The Fun To Olathe  PR Newswire

OLATHE, Kan., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment, the nation's fastest-growing entertainment destination that combines ...

Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy concludes, Hays counselor honored  Hays Post

MANHATTAN — More than 430 young men from across the State of Kansas, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the ...

2017 Topeka Capital-Journal All-State Academic Team Honorable Mentions  Topeka Capital Journal

Anderson County High School: Katie Lybarger, daughter of David and Myra Lybarger, Kansas State UniversityAndover Central High School: Nicholas Detter, ...

Kansas veteran’s vision to save big cats lives on in Louisburg  Wichita Eagle

LOUISBURG — The big cats probably no longer look for Billy Dean Pottorff. Three years have passed since they last saw him. Some used to recognize the ...

ALL-USA Watch: Joey Wentz has been Dr. No for No. 14 Shawnee Mission East (Kan.) baseball  USA TODAY High School Sports

Shawnee Mission East (Prairie Village, Kan.) Joey Wentz wears No. 17, but so far this season, he's been a zero, as in zero hits and zero runs allowed through a ...

Stay safe when making internet exchanges  Kansas City Star

Shawnee and Leawood offer safe places to make internet exchanges.

141 Students from Across the Country Named 2014 US Presidential Scholars  U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the 50th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 141 high school seniors for their ...

New wayside horns will divert train noise from Merriam homes  Kansas City Star

News, notes, and briefs from around Johnson County.

Stage is set: Leavenworth and Lansing ready for first-ever gridiron tilt  Leavenworth Times

Lifelong Lansing resident Gene Young has been waiting for tonight's football game between Lansing and Leavenworth high schools for a long time.Eighty-six ...

Six KU juniors nominated for Goldwater, Astronaut scholarships  KU Today

LAWRENCE — Six University of Kansas students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for ...

Day 3: From the Emerald Triangle to the Sunflower State  Lawrence Journal World

... • Ultimate Tan & Fusion: A tanning salon at 2449 Iowa St., pictured above, owned by Willming. According to court documents, Bauman funneled thousands in ...

Meet the Principal | News  Emporia Gazette

Kim Kirk, Timmerman Elementary. Education and Experience. I received my degrees from Emporia State, including BSE, MTE, and Administrational ...

Electric cars test endurance at High Plains ElectroRally  hays Post

FHSU University Relations. Electric cars, designed and constructed by high school students, will race to complete the most laps at the annual High Plains ...

Kansas Board Of Education Delays Vote On Motion Opposing Federal Transgender Rules  KMUW

The Kansas Board of Education decided not to vote on Tuesday for a motion condemning new federal guidelines for transgender students. The federal rules say.

Wayzata In The Hunt For Another NXN Heartland Team Title  MileSplit

Based solely on team scores the guys from Wayzata High School (MN) look to be the top returning team in the Heartland Region once again.

Drug Ring's Sales of Cocaine, Marijuana Totaled Nearly $17 Million In Kansas  hays Post

Thirty-five defendants are charged in a federal indictment unsealed here today alleging they worked for a drug trafficking organization that distributed $16.9 ...

Army National Combine participants  247Sports

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2014 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 3.

In landlocked Midwest, fish and seafood can still be fresh, sustainable and local  Kansas City Star

Fish and seafood arrive in landlocked Kansas City by ground or air transportation. Distributors, like Seattle Fish Co. in Riverside, use technology to help move ...

Local students awarded scholarships from Fort Hays State for 2016-17 year  hays Post

FHSU University Relations. Local students, listed by hometown, have been awarded scholarships from Fort Hays State University for the 2016 to 2017 academic ...

NXN Heartland Girls Team Scores: Wayzata Holds Strong  MileSplit

Wayzata (MN) girls have the top spot all but locked up based on 2017 times in our returning team scores for the NXN Heartland Region. The team has a 1-5 ...

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