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New, interactive website coming soon

The City of Olathe will soon unveil a new OlatheKS.org website to further connect residents and the public with City services and information. The features and design of the new, customer-focused OlatheKS.org will make website navigation easier for users across all digital platforms.

Olathe to receive first donation for Gold Star Families Memorial at Olathe’s Veterans Park

During a check presentation ceremony on Friday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland will accept a $5,000 donation for a planned Gold Star Families Memorial.

It’s the first donation of what officials hope will be many more in an effort to raise $40,000 for the monument to be placed at the city’s Veterans Memorial Park at Dennis Ave. and Harrison St.

Bike repair station installed at Stagecoach Park

Biking the trails around Stagecoach Park, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd, just became easier. A bike repair station has been installed to assist cyclists with common issues they may encounter on the trail.

Mahaffie Recognizes Two Volunteers with Youth Volunteer Award

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site recognized Brooke Burris and Sienna Wilting for their volunteer service to Mahaffie at the annual City of Olathe Volunteer Recognition on Thursday, Nov. 3. 

Winterize your irrigation system

Colder temperatures are upon us. Remember to winterize your irrigation system and shut off, drain and/or remove the backflow preventer to prevent freezing and breaking. If your backflow device does break, a new device will be required, along with a Cross Connection Permit. Please call 913- 971-9055 or visit Backflow Requirements for more information.

Is it time for your lifesaving change?

Roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms, according to the National Fire Protection Association. A properly maintained smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire. To help save lives and prevent needless injuries, the Olathe Fire Department, along with the Fire Education Association of Kansas and the Fire Marshals Association of Kansas, urges everyone to adopt a simple, lifesaving habit — change your smoke alarm batteries at least once per year.

Olathe selected to join national What Works Cities initiative

Olathe has been selected as one of 16 new cities to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative.

City of Olathe named Gold Level “Certified Healthy KC Organization”

The City of Olathe has been named a Gold Level “Certified Healthy KC Organization” from Healthy KC, a program of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. 

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 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. 

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