February 14, 2016

Olathe purchases $1 million aerial truck

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Olathe City Council approved the purchase of a $1.053 million ariel truck for the city’s fire department on Sept. 18. The 100-foot apparatus replaces a 2007 model that has “major safety, repair and maintenance issues,” according to city staff. The 2007 model was expected to have a 15-year life span. According Continue Reading

Olathe council appoints James Terrones to Ward 3 seat

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Olathe City Council appointed James Terrones to the council’s vacant Ward 3 seat on May 15. The Ward 3 seat has been open since February when the council voted to appoint Ward 3 Councilman Ronald Ryckman to fulfill the remaining term of At-Large Councilman Bob Montgomery. Montgomery told the council in Continue Reading

Olathe council appoints Ryckman to at-large position

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Olathe City Council filled one vacancy and created another on Feb. 28. The council voted unanimously to appoint Ward 3 Councilman Ronald Ryckman to fulfill the remaining term of At-Large Councilman Bob Montgomery. Montgomery told the council in January he intended step down to focus more of his attention on his Continue Reading