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Cedar Lake gets clean bill of health

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has given Cedar Lake a clean bill of health.  After the latest rounds of tests, the blue-green algae advisory has been rescinded.

Olathe culinary students take on the market

The fourth annual COUNTRY Chef Challenge is back, as top student chefs from the Olathe Public Schools Culinary Arts program go head-to-head in a cooking competition at the Olathe Farmers’ Market Olathe Community Center location at 9 a.m. Aug. 23 and Aug. 30.

Fall Cemetery Tour tickets on sale

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

City Responding to Blue-Green Algae at Cedar Lake

The City of Olathe was notified today that Cedar Lake (15500 S. Lone Elm Road) tested positive for high levels of Blue-Green Algae.

Though blue-green algae blooms are natural phenomena, exposure to high levels can be dangerous to both humans and animals.  Swimming is not permitted at Cedar Lake, but the City is urging park visitors to be mindful of pets and make sure they do not swim in or drink from the lake until the algae levels are reduced. Users of Cedar Lake are advised to take the following precautions:

Construction Update: 127th Street opens on Monday, August 11

Beginning Monday, August 11, 127th Street, from Black Bob Road to Pflumm Road, will be open to traffic one lane in each direction.

BNSF railroad to close 159th street crossing August 11-12

BNSF will close the 159th street railroad crossing on Monday, August 11 at 7 a.m.  It will re-open at 5 p.m. on August 12. Traffic will be re-routed to Old 56 Hwy.

School is in session; please drive carefully

Please slow down and use caution near schools as students return to the classroom this week.

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 OlatheKS.org/SchoolSafety.

Use Your Blue: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The City of Olathe encourages residents to divert waste from the landfill by recycling.  Olathe’s diversion rate was 38.29 percent in 2013, exceeding the national average of 35 percent. Improve our diversion rate more with these helpful recycling tips:

Olathe culinary students take on the market

The fourth annual COUNTRY Chef Challenge is back, as top student chefs from the Olathe Public Schools Culinary Arts program go head-to-head in a cooking competition at the Olathe Farmers’ Market Olathe Community Center location at 9 a.m. Aug. 23 and Aug. 30.

2014 pool schedule changes announced

The City of Olathe will reduce pool operations beginning in August as follows: 

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