Waxed cardboard cartons now accepted through curbside recycling

Waxed cartons, including milk cartons and juice boxes, are now accepted in the blue recycling cart for curbside pickup.

Olathe Community Awards nominations accepted through Thursday, Sept. 1

Olathe Community Awards celebrate significant contributions to enhance human rights, equality, cultural diversity and the pursuit of disability inclusiveness. Nominate an individual, business, or organization online at by Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.

Olathe Indian Creek Library Grand Opening on Friday, Sept. 2

The Olathe Indian Creek Library will open its temporary facility with a grand opening on Friday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Square Shopping Center, 13511 S. Mur-Len Rd., Suite 129 (next to Saver’s).

Too Cool to Drool Thursday, Sept. 8

Bring your dog(s) for swim time at Black Bob Bay from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Registration Open for Fall Home School Day

Registration is now open for Fall Home School Day on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or on Friday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants can learn how to rope a ‘steer’, see a chuck wagon cooking demonstration, learn about cowboy gear, and more.

Fall Cemetery Tour tickets on sale

Tickets for the popular Fall Cemetery Tours are now available for purchase. The tours offer a chance to learn more about the historic Olathe Cemetery from Mahaffie staff and volunteers portraying historic people.

Olathe Public Library programming

Visit the events calendar for an updated list. Questions can be directed to 913-971-6874 for children’s programming or 913-971-6888 for adult and teen programming.

Back to school; please drive carefully

Please slow down and use caution near schools as students return to the classroom this week. Olathe Public Schools students in grades K-5, 6, and 9, start with a half day on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The first full day of school for all K-12 students is Thursday, Aug. 18.

Safety information for drivers, bus riders and students who walk to school, crossing guard information, and maps of safe routes to schools are available on the City’s website at


Black Bob Bay remains open through Labor Day with reduced hours

The outdoor swim season is coming to a close as the school year approaches and lifeguards head back to school. Black Bob Bay will remain open through Labor Day with new hours starting Monday, Aug.15:

Taxi Coupon Program enrollment is closed through Saturday, Dec. 31

The City of Olathe Taxi Coupon Program provides subsidized transportation services for qualified elderly, disabled, and low-income working residents through a partnership with a local taxi company.  New applicant enrollment is now closed through Dec. 31, 2016.  Current program participants may continue to purchase coupons.

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