Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund far surpasses goal

The Olathe Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund campaign has raised an astonishing $175,000, far exceeding its $140,000 goal for 2014. 

Mayor Michael Copeland praised the generosity of the community in setting a new record for community giving. “Every donation to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, no matter how small, represents a priceless gift of encouragement and hope to a hurting child or struggling family in need.  I am so proud of the caring, giving hearts in Olathe, and I speak for every dedicated member of our Board in saying thank you to our community,” he said.

New Wellness Wednesday program begins Jan. 28 at the Olathe Community Center

Olathe Parks & Recreation is partnering with Olathe Medical Center to offer the first Wellness Wednesday at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Road, on Jan. 28 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. The program will offer free community education classes from Olathe Medical Center the last Wednesday of each month.  The January topic is Diabetes Education.

Community Center Business Open House

The Olathe Community Center will host a business open house from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30. The open house provides an opportunity to visit the center and learn about rental options for hosting meetings or corporate events.

Daddy Daughter Ball registration

Dad, it’s time to order the flowers and join your daughter for a night she will never forget at the annual Daddy Daughter Ball at the Olathe Community Center on Friday, Feb. 6 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

City to host Girl Scout Open House – Registration now open

The City of Olathe is hosting a Girl Scout Open House on Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber of Olathe City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe Street.

Teddy Bear Tea fun for youth and adults

Dress in your best and bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal to enjoy tea, refreshments and activities at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm’s Teddy Bear Tea.  The event will be held Sunday, Feb. 8 with sessions from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

College Boulevard construction completion date delayed

The completion date for work on College Boulevard, as part of the Johnson County Gateway Project, has been delayed.

City’s 2014 waste diversion rate hits a new high

Olathe residents continue diverting more waste from the landfill. The City of Olathe waste diversion rate for 2014 is 41.10 percent, up from 38.29 percent in 2013 and 37.67 percent in 2012. The national average is 34.50 percent.

Martin Luther King Day of Service for All Ages

Celebrate King’s birthday by helping with special projects for local nonprofit agencies from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 19, at the Olathe Downtown Library, 201 E. Park.  Bring the family and drop-in and work as long as you choose.

2015 Olathe Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration January 15

Join the City of Olathe, Olathe Human Relations Commission (OHRC), Olathe Public Schools, and community partners in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the annual celebration and awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.15, at Olathe Northwest High School (21300 W. 111th St).

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