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City of Olathe changes Twitter handle to @CityofOlatheKS

Effective Monday, Sept. 19, the City of Olathe has changed its Twitter handle from @OlatheGovNews to @CityofOlatheKS. This change allows the City to better align and unify its brand among all digital platforms. You will automatically be redirected to the new handle if you already follow the City of Olathe on Twitter. We’re committed to keeping you engaged and informed. Follow @CityofOlatheKS to keep up with the latest news, information, and events.

Olathe Charities 5K set for Oct. 22

The City of Olathe presents the second annual Olathe Charities 5K at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at College Boulevard Activity Complex, 11031 S. Valley Pkwy. This unique 5K gives a portion of the proceeds from each race registration back to the participant’s charity of choice.  Over 30 participating charities benefit from the Olathe Charities 5K.

Celebrate history and culture during Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latino-Americans with free events and activities from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.  More than 15 local organizations partnered to plan the month-long celebration in Olathe. Activities offer Olathe residents and friends from neighboring cities a glimpse at the art, music, culture, and history of the nation’s largest minority. Signature events include a Latino-themed Fourth Friday on Sept. 23; Wild West Days on Sept.

Olathe Public Library Foundation hosts “A Taste of Literacy” on Saturday, Oct. 1

The Olathe Public Library (OPL) Foundation will host its annual fundraising event featuring speaker Matt Keenan, a free-lance columnist, on Oct. 1 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Olathe, 12080 S. Strang Line Rd. 

Olathe Miracle League seeks volunteers

The Olathe Miracle League is seeking volunteers to serve as athlete “buddies” who support young athletes, ages 6-17, with physical or mental challenges. Buddies help provide kids of all abilities the opportunity to play baseball in a safe and fun environment. 

Olathe earns two top 10 ratings

Olathe ranked number one on Zippia's list of the 10 Happiest Cities in America. The score considered factors like education, unemployment rate, cost of living and poverty level.

Olathe also ranked number nine on Allstate Insurance's list of America's Best Drivers Report 2016. The list considered statistics like property damage claims, accident reports and population density.

Yard waste disposal options

Follow these tips for proper disposal of yard waste.

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.

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.

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