Olathe News Briefs

This Edition of e-News: Aug. 27, 2012

  • City Council
  • Girl Scouts Adopt Park
  • Taxi Coupon Program Suspends New Applications Until October
  • Contest winners announced
  • Third Grade Program Starts Friday
  • Labor Day Won’t Affect Trash Collection
  • Mahaffie Recognizes Grandparents Day with Free Admission
  • Cemetery Tour Tickets On Sale
  • Stay Informed About Olathe Road Projects

City Council
Released Aug. 27, 2012
The Olathe City Council will meet next Sept. 4. The meeting will begin 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). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at http://www.olatheks.org/.


Girl Scouts Adopt Park
Released Aug. 27, 2012
The City of Olathe Parks and Recreation Department unveiled a plaque at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 commemorating the work of Olathe Girl Scout Troop 665, which adopted Haven Park, 15475 W. 147th Terr.

The seven girls, who attend Black Bob Elementary School, inherited the park from a group of older Girl Scouts. That group, which has moved on to the sixth grade at Frontier Middle School, has planted flowers and picked up trash at the park since 2010, when they attended Black Bob Elementary.

Several local groups and businesses have adopted Olathe parks over the years.

The plaque indicates that the older Girl Scouts are turning over responsibility of the park’s maintenance to the younger group.

Olathe Parks and Recreation Department Marketing Manager Nichole Asquith, and Senior Horticulturist Liz Newman were at the ceremony to represent the City.


Taxi Coupon Program Suspends New Applications Until October
Released Aug. 27, 2012
Because of program growth and capacity, the City of Olathe is unable to accept new applications for participants in the Taxi Coupon/Voucher program until October.

The Olathe Taxi Coupon/Voucher Program allows the city’s elderly, disabled and low-income residents to maintain their independence and quality of life. The coupons are used to “pay” for a one-way, door-to-door trip in a taxi or van equipped with a wheel chair lift. The Taxi Coupon Program may only be used for rides within Olathe city limits. The program has served about 500 residents this year.

Contact Carroll Ramseyer with the Housing & Transportation Services Division at 913-971-6260 for more information.


Contest winners announced
Released Aug. 27, 2012
Olathe East High School student Harley Muntz won the first COUNTRY Financial Canvas Bag Design Contest on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Olathe Farmers’ Market.

His design of a sunset rising over a field of colorful fruits and vegetables best reflected the contest theme, “Fill Up on Fresh.” The design was printed on 150 reusable canvas bags that COUNTRY Financial gave away to the first 150 patrons Saturday at the market.

Muntz was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for winning. Olathe Northwest High School student J. Carlos Hernandez and Olathe North High School student Anya Rew received $500 as runners-up.

Shoppers can stop at the COUNTRY Financial booth to pick up an award-winning reusable canvas bag Saturday, Sept. 1 at the market.

Also Saturday at the market, three teams of local culinary arts students will compete in the finals of the COUNTRY Chef Challenge. The contest will start at 9 a.m.

The students, who were required to create an original dish using market products, advanced from a preliminary round of six teams the previous weekend. They are: Zach Wong, of Blue Valley Northwest High School, and Mason Halfert, of Olathe North; Becky More, of Olathe North, and Dalton Hetherington, of Olathe North; and Remy DePrima, of Olathe East, and Cali Francis, of Olathe South.

The winning team will split $1,400 while the other teams will split $1,000. Celebrity judges will choose a winner.


Third Grade Program Starts Friday
Released Aug. 27, 2012
The 19th annual Fire and Life Safety program for all Olathe third graders starts Friday, Aug. 31.

The program, part of the department’s public education programs, was launched in 1994 to teach children a variety of fire and injury prevention and safety skills. Students have five lessons, which include homework. By completing worksheets and other extra credit assignments, they can earn prizes including rides on fire engines in the spring for a limited number of students.

For the first time, a police lesson was added to the program last year.

More than 2,000 students completed the program in 2011 at all 33 Olathe School District elementary schools. The program also is provided at two schools in Olathe that are not in the school district. The total number of Olathe third graders to complete the program will exceed 30,000 this year.

For more information about the Olathe Fire Department, go to www.olatheks.org/fire.


Labor Day Schedule and Trash Collection not impacted
Released Aug. 27, 2012
City of Olathe offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday. However, the city’s trash, curbside recycling and yard waste collection will NOT be impacted. Only Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays affect the trash collection schedule. If those holidays fall on a weekday, the schedule is delayed one day that week.


Mahaffie Recognizes Grandparents Day with Free Admission
Released Aug. 27, 2012
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site, 1200 Kansas City Rd., will be open noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept., 9 to offer a $6 savings with free admission to grandparents accompanying a paid child admission for national Grandparents Day.

In addition to regular weekend programming such as stagecoach rides, cooking on the wood-burning cookstove, touring the historic Mahaffie house, blacksmithing, farm chores and more, Mahaffie will offer grandparents a souvenir photo in a Grandparents Day frame and a family tree to take home and fill out with their families. Registration is not required for this event. For more information about Mahaffie go to www.mahaffie.org, visit our Facebook page or call (913) 971-5111.


Cemetery Tour Tickets On Sale
Released Aug. 27, 2012
Tickets for the popular Fall Cemetery Tours are now on sale.

The historic cemetery tours provide an opportunity to learn more about the historic Olathe Memorial Cemetery from Mahaffie staff dressed in 19th century clothing. The cemetery tours will take place at 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for children ages 5 to 11.

The focus of the Fall Cemetery Tours will be William Quantrill’s Raid on Olathe, which took place September 6, 1862. Tickets are sold at the Mahaffie Heritage Center, 1200 Kansas City Rd., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m.  Sunday


Stay informed about Olathe road projects
Released Aug. 27, 2012
For detailed information regarding next week's street closings, go to www.olatheks.org/PublicWorks/Alerts.


This Edition of e-News: Aug. 20, 2012
• City Council to consider budget adoption
• Olathe Fire Department achieves international accreditation
• Mahaffie awarded grant
• Chef challenge returns
• Kevin Yoder town hall meeting scheduled in Olathe
• Get paid to help the environment
• City Officials still encouraging voluntary water conservation
• Help the Olathe libraries win a $5,000 LEGO®/DUPLO® grant
• Beat the Heat book sale at the Indian Creek branch
• Free community backyard composting classes available

City Council to consider budget adoption
Released Aug. 20, 2012
The Olathe City Council will consider adopting the 2013 budget when it meets Tuesday, Aug. 21 in the Council Chamber at City Hall. City Council members also will consider approving the 2013-17 Capital Improvements Program.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with an executive session followed by the regular session at 7 p.m. 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.


Olathe Fire Department achieves international accreditation
Released Aug. 20, 2012
The Commission on Fire Accreditation International granted the Olathe Fire Department “Accredited Agency Status.” There are about 160 accredited fire departments in the world and only three in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

“Accredited Agency Status affirms our commitment to the community,” said Olathe Fire Chief Jeff DeGraffenreid, Ed.D. “This continuous improvement process provides a well-defined system to measure the quality of Olathe’s emergency services.”

The CFAI accreditation model is a comprehensive self-assessment and evaluation model that enables fire and emergency service organizations to examine service levels and performance, comparing them to industry best practices.

"This process embodies a pursuit of excellence within the fire industry; measure each and every aspect of your organization and benchmark your findings towards continuous quality improvement,” CFAI Chairman Allan Cain said. “We are seeing more and more organizations who meet these industry challenges and institutionalize the core values of accreditation into how their agencies are managed, and for that the Commission remains proud to refer to them as internationally accredited fire departments."

Olathe was one of 13 agencies to be accredited for the first time Aug. 1 and 2 in Denver.


Mahaffie awarded grant
Released Aug. 20, 2012
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site received a $36,500 grant from the Johnson County Heritage Trust Fund when it was approved by the Johnson County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, Aug. 16.

The funding will help the city-owned facility at 1100 Kansas City Road expand and enhance its educational programs. Previous grants from the Heritage Trust Fund have paid for restoration projects at Mahaffie and Ensor Park and Museum, as well as exhibit projects for the Mahaffie Heritage Center.

The Olathe Historical Society also received $34,500 Thursday from the Heritage Trust Fund to produce a 15-minute documentary. “The Flying Jayhawks” will tell the story of the Olathe Naval Air Station, a military base that operated from 1942 to 1970. The site is now the New Century AirCenter.

Heritage Trust Fund dollars were approved for 11 projects totaling $198,445 in six county cities. Applicants requested $315,241. Three projects were not funded.


Chef Challenge returns
Released Aug. 20, 2012
The second annual COUNTRY Chef Challenge returns to the Olathe Farmers’ Market at 9 a.m. Aug. 25 and Sept. 1.

Six teams of Olathe School District students from Les Arts Culinaires will create original dishes using ingredients from the market. A panel of local celebrity judges will determine the winning two-student team, which will be awarded $1,400. The second- and third-place teams will be awarded $800 each.

In addition, for the first time graphic design students will compete for $2,000 in scholarships, $1,000 for first and $500 each for two runners up. The contest theme is “Fill up on fresh” and students were encouraged to use farming, cityscapes, Olathe landmarks and locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers in their designs. The winner will be announced Aug. 25 and the design will be printed on market bags provided by presenting sponsor COUNTRY Financial.

Olathe North DECA students also will be providing coffee.

For more information, go to www.countrychefchallenge.com.


Kevin Yoder town hall meeting scheduled in Olathe
Released Aug. 20, 2012
Congressman Kevin Yoder has scheduled a town hall meeting in Olathe that will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at Olathe City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe St. Yoder represents the third congressional district, which includes Johnson and Wyandotte counties and part of Douglas County. The meeting is scheduled to be broadcast live on OGN.


Get paid to help the environment
Released Aug. 20, 2012
Residential and business property owners are encouraged to help manage stormwater run-off through a cost-share reimbursement program offered through the City of Olathe and the Johnson County Stormwater Management Program.

When stormwater isn’t properly managed it can cause water pollution, stream bank erosion and flooding.  The program is intended to help cover the costs of materials and/or contractor labor to install stormwater management improvements such as rain barrels, rain gardens and native plantings.

The cost-share reimbursement will match up to 50 percent on identified Stormwater Best Management Practices improvements, up to $1,000 for rain gardens or native planting swales or buffers, and a 50 percent match on rain barrels, up to $75.


City Officials still encouraging voluntary water conservation
Released Aug. 20, 2012
The City of Olathe continues to encourage customers to observe voluntary water conservation measures due to the ongoing heat and drought conditions the area continues to experience, including limiting all non-essential outdoor uses.

The City encourages water conservation measures through reduction of outdoor water use including (but not limited to):
• Voluntarily implementing an alternate day (odd/even) schedule for outdoor watering
• Limiting non-essential outdoor water use and implement Wise Outdoor Watering practices
• Watering outdoors between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
• Limiting or eliminating outdoor water use on the weekends
• Using a soaker hose to water plants more efficiently
• Limiting car washing at home or use commercial car washes that recycle water
• Avoiding hosing outside areas such as sidewalks, patios and driveways

During this critical period, the public can also help reduce indoor water use by shortening showers, only washing full loads of dishes and clothes, shutting off the faucet while brushing teeth and repairing leaky toilets and faucets.

Though the City’s water production operation continues to meet high demand, Olathe recognizes the importance of ensuring the region’s water supply by encouraging residents to use water wisely.

Again, this request is purely voluntary at this time as the City continues to monitor water demands, capacity and operations. For a detailed look at the City’s Water Conservation Plan and additional Wise Outdoor Watering tips, please visit www.OlatheKS.org/OMS/Water/Conservation.

Helpful news, advice and resources about the local Heat Advisory is available from Johnson County online.


Help the Olathe libraries win a $5,000 LEGO®/DUPLO® grant
Released Aug. 20, 2012
The Indian Creek and main branches of the Olathe Public Library are among the top 50 libraries in the running for $5,000 LEGO®/DUPLO® grants. The grants would enhance children’s story times and other programs by adding LEGO® and DUPLO® elements to them.

Please vote for the Indian Creek branch at http://readbuildplay.com. Only vote for Indian Creek to avoid splitting the votes. Both libraries will benefit from the grant.

In the drop-down menu, choose “Kansas” for the state, “Olathe” for the city, and “Indian Creek Branch Library” for the library. You can vote once each day per computer through Oct. 1 so vote from home, school and work.


Beat the Heat book sale at the Indian Creek branch
Released Aug. 20, 2012
The Friends of the Olathe Public Library is sponsoring the Beat the Heat book sale Aug. 22 to 25 at the Indian Creek branch, 12990 S. Black Bob Rd.

The sale will feature World War II books, but there will be a variety of genres, all sorted by category. Signed books will be half price. Friends of the Olathe Public Library members will receive $2 off final purchases. The discount can be used only once and not on Aug. 25.

Cash or checks will be accepted. All sales are final. Because of space limitations, please don’t bring strollers or book carts into the sale room.

Beat the Heat book sale schedule:
• Aug. 22 – Friends preview sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Only Friends members will be admitted this evening, but memberships will be sold at the door.
• Aug. 23 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Aug. 24 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Aug. 25 – Noon to 3 p.m. Six bucks a sack sale – buy two sacks, get two free.


Free community backyard composting classes available
Released Aug. 20, 2012
The Johnson County K-State Research and Extension office is offering free backyard composting classes taught by certified extension master gardeners and composters to groups.

To host a class, call the Research and Extension office at 913-715-7000.


This Edition of e-News: Aug. 13, 2012
• Please drive carefully as school resumes
• Santa Fe to remain open
• Additional traffic updates
• Black Bob Bay to reduce hours
• KDOT schedules K-10 work near Olathe
• ‘Another great year’ for National Night Out
• KCP&L expands assistance programs
• Free summer concerts raise $15,000 for charities
• Fall sports registration deadlines approaching
• City’s Facebook name changes

Please drive carefully as school resumes
Released Aug. 13, 2012
The City of Olathe would like to remind drivers to be cautious as the 2012-13 school year begins this week.

Olathe School District students in first through sixth grades and ninth graders start with a half day Wednesday, Aug. 15. The first full day of school for all K-12 students starts Thursday.

Safety information for drivers, bus riders and students who walk to school; information for crossing guards; and safe routes to school maps are available on the City’s website at http://www.olatheks.org/SchoolSafety.


Santa Fe to remain open until late September
Released Aug. 13, 2012
Santa Fe Street, which was scheduled to close Monday for two weeks from Kansas Avenue to Chestnut Street, will remain open until late September, after the Old Settlers Days event in downtown Olathe. Bricks used for the project were delayed, possibly causing the closure to impact the downtown event. As a result, that portion of the project has been moved until after the Old Settlers event. Old Settlers Days typically brings tens of thousands of visitors to the downtown.

Additional traffic updates
Released Aug. 13, 2012
Cherry Lane between 117th Terrace and 119th Street will be closed from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the week, but open nights and weekends. Local traffic will be permitted throughout the entire project.

There will be daily lane reductions for street maintenance projects through the end of August on 119th Street, Harold Street to Ridgeview Road.

Black Bob Road from 135th to 151st streets will experience lane reductions every day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for street improvements throughout the entire project.

Santa Fe Street from Kansas Avenue to Walnut Street will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10th to noon Saturday, Aug. 11th for installation of railroad detection technology. Detours will be provided.

For a complete list of this week’s Road Closings including an interactive map, please visit http://www.olatheks.org/PublicWorks/Alerts.


Black Bob Bay to reduce hours
Released Aug. 13, 2012
Starting Saturday, Aug. 18, hours at Black Bob Bay will be reduced for the rest of the season until the swimming pool closes Labor Day. Mill Creek and Frontier Trail pools closed earlier this month. The season is coming to a close before the upcoming school year begins and lifeguards head back to school.

Black Bob Bay will remain open on weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 17. The new hours will begin the next day. Black Bob Bay will be open only from 12:30 to 7p.m. on Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 3.

For more information about Olathe city pool schedules, visit the Parks and Recreation section of the City’s website at www.OlatheKS.org.


KDOT schedules K-10 work near Olathe
Released Aug. 13, 2012
KDOT will add 4.3 miles of cable median barrier on K-10 starting Monday, Aug. 13, including one mile on each side of the K-7 interchange.

The work will take place during the day Monday through Friday and occasionally on Saturdays through mid-December, weather permitting. The shoulders along both sides of the medians will be closed during the project in addition to occasional daily lane closures. Work will start in Douglas County and move east.

For more information, go to http://www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.


KCP&L expands assistance programs
Released Aug. 13, 2012
Kansas City Power & Light’s 34,699 Olathe customers may be eligible for assistance through the utility’s Connections program.

KCP&L announced that it would add $1 million to the program created to help customers through difficult financial situations by connecting them with assistance programs and community resources.

In addition to providing assistance, KCP&L will offer Energy Resource Fairs starting this month. The fairs are intended to allow customers to ask questions, set up payment plans and get information about local nonprofits that also provide assistance.

For more information or to see whether you’re eligible for assistance, go to www.kcpl.com/connections or call 1-800-526-3348.


‘Another great year’ for National Night Out
Released Aug. 13, 2012
About 1,000 Olathe residents from 16 neighborhoods and two apartment complexes spent an evening outside in an effort to deter crime in National Night Out on Aug. 7.

The Olathe Police Department has sponsored the event locally since 1997. In spite of the heat, residents hosted block parties and cookouts while being visited by members of the Olathe Police Department, Olathe Fire Department and Johnson County Med-Act.

“I think it was another great year, very successful,” Olathe Police Chief Steve Menke said.” It’s one of the significant events for us engaging in the community. Within a couple of hours, we reach many different neighborhoods and it’s the one chance for us … to reach out to hundreds of people. It was very successful. We would anticipate being involved with that for many years to come.”

The National Association of Town Watch created National Night Out 29 years ago to increase crime and drug prevention awareness by improving partnerships with local law enforcement offices. More than 15,325 communities from all 50 states were expected to participate. More than 37 million people participated in National Night Out last year.

Representatives from Target, the event’s national corporate sponsor, also visited Olathe residents and gave away gift cards and other items.


Free summer concerts raise $15,000 for local charities
Released Aug. 13, 2012
The 2012 Olathe Free Summer Concert Series raised more than $15,000 for five local charities.

More than 15,000 people attended the five concerts at Frontier Park that benefitted the Olathe New Optimists, Olathe Special Olympics, Olathe Salvation Army, Heart to Heart International and Kids Temporary Lodging for Children (TLC).

“The Olathe Free Summer Concerts continue to be a great place to hear some top national musical acts in a great family atmosphere while helping our community charities,” Parks & Recreation Director Kevin Corbett said. Parks and Recreation Department organized the 13th annual concert series.

Farmers Insurance headlined a group of sponsors that contributed $42,500 in cash and in-kind donations. Other sponsors include HyVee at 16100 W. 135th St., Pepsi Americas, SureWest, Olathe RV Center, Applebee’s, Smokin’ Joe’s Bar-B-Q, Guitar Center and Olathe Toyota Scion, Residence Inn and KC Kona Ice.

Royal Southern Brotherhood with Samantha Fish, Trampled Under Foot and Mark Selby, Sam Bush and Kelley Hunt, Phantom Blues Band with the Monophonics, and Liverpool performed.


Fall sports registration deadlines approaching
Released Aug. 13, 2012
Don’t miss your chance to sign up for fall youth and adult sports leagues and instructional sessions, which begin the first week of September. The deadline for many of them is the week before. Sport and instructional sessions continue for 6-8 weeks depending on the sport, age level and program. Registrations are still being accepted for:

• Cheerleading (new program) (grades K-5)
• Youth Volleyball (grades 3-6)
• Youth Soccer (ages 2 1/2 to second grade)
• Instructional Lacrosse (7 ½ to 14 years old)
• Youth & Adult Tennis
• Youth & Adult Flag Football
• Adult Softball
• Adult Kickball
• Adult Basketball

Go to http://www.olatheks.org/ParksRec for more information.


City’s Facebook name changes
Released Aug. 13, 2012
To differentiate places from governments, Facebook is requiring municipalities across the country to change their names on the social networking site.

The City of Olathe’s Facebook page is now City of Olathe, KS Government. Nothing else with the City’s page has changed. It still remains a place for residents to access information about Olathe and to interact with the City, and those who currently “like” Olathe’s page will not be affected.


This Edition of e-News - Aug. 6, 2012
• City Council
• Budget public hearing
• Highway construction to cause delays
• Pool closures continue Sunday
• BNSF track work means whistles temporarily return: Santa Fe closing for construction
• Farmers market celebrates with Chipotle


City Council
Released Aug. 6, 2012
The Olathe City Council meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. Tuesday 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.


Budget public hearing
Released Aug. 6, 2012
The Public Hearing for the 2013 Budget and 2013-2017 Capital Improvement Plan will take place during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. It will provide residents the opportunity to comment on the budget before adoption Aug. 21. Review the proposed budget on the Budget Planning page: http://www.olatheks.org/Finance/Budget/BudPlan. The City Council places a priority on resident involvement and encourage anyone interested to attend the hearing or share opinions with them.


Highway construction to cause delays
Released Aug. 6, 2012
The first phase of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s project to improve the I-35, 119th Street and K-10 interchange will cause significant traffic delays for the next few months.

Construction began Thursday on the Johnson County Gateway Yellow Project. The northbound Interstate 35 turn lanes from eastbound and westbound 119th Street will be reduced to one lane all day through Nov. 4. Also, as part of the project, 1,500 feet north of I-35 at 119th Street will be reduced to two lanes all day through Sept. 3.

For updated traffic information, go to http://www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.


Pool closures to continue Sunday
Released Aug. 6, 2012
Frontier Trail and Oregon Trail pools will close at 8 p.m. Sunday, 8/12, for the season. The City announced the remaining hours for the 2012 aquatics season last week before the upcoming school year begins and lifeguards head back to school. Mill Creek pool was the first to close Aug. 5.

Black Bob Bay will remain open through Labor Day (last day of operation is Sept. 3) with new hours starting Aug. 13.

      • Aug. 13 to 17 – Monday through Friday open 4 to 7 p.m.
      • Aug. 17 – Closed for weekday operation at 7 p.m.
      • Aug. 18 – Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) open 12:30 to 7 p.m.


BNSF track work means whistles temporarily return: Santa Fe closing for construction
Released Aug. 6, 2012
Through Friday, Aug. 10, the BNSF railroad will be working on the tracks and signals on Santa Fe Street in downtown Olathe. During that time, trains will temporarily sound whistles until work is complete. In addition, BNSF work is likely to result in temporary closures of Santa Fe this week.

Beginning Aug. 13 for about two weeks, Santa Fe will be closed from Kansas Avenue to Chestnut Street. This closure will allow crews construct the raised intersection and brick work at Cherry Street. Detours will be provided. For more project details regarding the Santa Fe Streetscape, go to http://www.olatheks.org/PublicWorks/Construction/SantaFeStreetscape.

For a complete list of this week’s Road Closings including an interactive map, please visit http://www.olatheks.org/PublicWorks/Alerts.


Olathe Farmers Market Celebrates National Farmers Market Week with Chipotle
Released Aug. 6, 2012
The Olathe Farmers Market teamed up with Chipotle to help raise awareness of local products and fresh food in the community for National Farmers Week.

A representative from Chipotle will hand out $10 tokens to the first 250 market customers at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Market customers can redeem the tokens with select farmers (no change provided). Come and enjoy a great way to get fresh, local ingredients.