BNSF to close Dennis Avenue railroad crossing Feb. 10-11

BNSF will temporarily close the railroad crossing at Dennis Avenue, between Grant Street and Kansas Avenue, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 10. The crossing is expected to remain closed through Wednesday, Feb. 11, as BNSF conducts routine maintenance in the area.

Overnight closures at K-10 and Ridgeview Road interchange Feb. 13-19

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will remove the west half of the existing bridge at K-10 and Ridgeview Road beginning Friday, Feb. 13 through Wednesday, Feb. 19. The overnight demolition work will be done sections at a time and will force traffic to shift onto the east half of the new bridge for several weeks.

Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event Feb. 14

All Johnson County residents have the opportunity to drop off their unwanted Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) at the City of Olathe’s drop-off event. The event will be held Feb. 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the HHW facility located at 1420 S. Robinson Dr. behind Public Works and Customer Service. No appointment is necessary.

2015 outdoor pool passes available at the Olathe Community Center

Outdoor pool season starts May 25. Now is the time to purchase your season swim pass at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E Kansas City Rd. Stop in at any time during business hours and check out swim pass options, including the early bird discount that ends April 30. For more information visit Parks & Recreation or call 913-971-8563.

Two Trails Outdoor Camp registration now open

Two Trails Outdoor Camp returns this summer with 11 weeks of fun. The camp runs May 26 through Aug. 7, and is $135 per week. A second child discount and week-to-week registration options are available. Kids will engage in a variety of activities such as arts, crafts, nature, sports, games and more.  Campers will swim two to three times a week and take a non-swimming field trip once a week.  This camp is for school-aged children 5-12 years of age.

Lane closure on Renner Road and K-10

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has closed the southbound right lane on Renner Road at K-10 for 60 days as part of the Johnson County Gateway Project. The closure will allow KDOT to relocate water lines and to construct the bridge pier in that area. The left lane will remain open through construction.

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.

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