Fire Department Open House Sunday, Oct. 4

The Olathe Fire Department Open House, featuring free educational activities, demonstrations, and refreshments, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4 at Olathe Fire Station No. 1, 501 E. Old Hwy 56.

Wednesday Farmers’ Market draws to a close on Sept. 30

This is the last week for the Wednesday Olathe Farmers’ Market at both locations; Black Bob Park (14500 W 151st St.) and the Olathe Community Center parking lot (1205 E Kansas City Rd.) Enjoy fresh produce and homemade pastries beginning at 7:30 a.m. until items are sold.

Olathe Charities 5K early bird registration extended

The early registration discount for the Olathe Charities 5K has been extended to Wednesday, Sept. 30. Don’t miss your opportunity to run this inaugural race for $40. The fee increases to $45 after Wednesday, Sept. 30.

When snow is in the forecast, City crews will be ready

It may be 80 degrees and sunny, yet City of Olathe crews are gearing up for another winter of snow removal. City crews will be at Prairie Center Park on Monday, Sept. 28 through Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. training for snow removal operations.

Historic Cemetery Tour tickets going fast

Tickets are selling quickly for the popular fall Historic Cemetery Tour. The Historic Cemetery Tour offers a chance to learn more about the historic Olathe Cemetery from Mahaffie staff and volunteers portraying historic figures like James “Beatty” Mahaffie, his wife Lucinda, and their children.

Emerald Ash Borer in Olathe

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a tree killing insect, has been identified in Olathe. EAB is an imported insect that kills all species of North American Ash trees. Home owners with Ash trees are encouraged to learn more about this infestation early to make the best decisions for their trees and property. You can learn more online or visit the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

Yard waste options

Labor Day weekend is a popular time to do yard work in preparation for fall. Follow these tips for proper disposal of yard waste.

Westside Drop-off Recycling Center re-opened, new location at K-7 Walmart

A new location has been selected for the Westside Drop-off Recycling Center. Walmart has provided a new, permanent space at 395 N. K-7 Hwy. in the southeast corner of the parking lot. Visit /OMS/Recycling to learn more about items accepted.

City Council adopts 2016 budget, CIP and Fee Resolution

The City of Olathe recently completed its first two-year budget process.  On Tuesday, Aug. 18, the City Council formally adopted the 2016 budget and conditionally approved the 2017 budget.  The 2016-2020 Capital Improvement Program and 2016-2017 Fee Resolution were also approved.  For more information visit .

Olathe Charities 5K Oct. 10

The City of Olathe will hold the inaugural Olathe Charities 5K on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Frontier Park, benefitting local charities.

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