February 9, 2016

I-35 project to slow area commuters

Work is underway on an Interstate 35 project that will likely slow commuters this summer and fall. Crews began a project to refresh pavement on I-35 between 151st and Santa Fe Streets on March 16. They anticipate temporary lane closures beginning March 30 with the $15 million repaving project to be completed in December. Construction Continue Reading

Old Settlers to go on despite construction

Olathe city officials say the Santa Fe Streetscape road construction project should have minimal effects on the annual Johnson County Old Settlers event downtown Sept. 6 to 8. The construction zone still will be present, but no work will occur during the event. Sidewalks along Santa Fe Street will be lined with orange fencing. Disabled Continue Reading

Olathe Police seek burglary suspect

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Olathe police are seeking a man who burglarized a home in the 1300 block of E. 120th St. in Olathe on Aug. 15. The burglary took place at about 9:36 a.m. Police say they responded to a call of an aggravated burglary in progress. On the scene they found the homeowner who Continue Reading

‘National Night Out Against Crime’ set for Aug. 7

OLATHE– On Tuesday night, Aug. 7, neighborhoods and apartment complexes throughout Olathe are invited to join forces with thousands of other communities nationwide for the “29th Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Olathe Police Department Continue Reading

Olathe woman injured in crash

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com An Olathe woman was injured in a one vehicle crash near 119th Street on Interstate 35 on June 11. The accident happened at 6 a.m. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 42-year-old Roxana Prendes, Olathe, was southbound in the center lane when she lost control on the wet pavement and struck the Continue Reading

Pioneer Trail named finalist for national award

OLATHE – Pioneer Trail Middle School has been notified that they are one of five finalists for the National Middle School of the Year. The winner is expected to be announced in mid-May. “This is a great honor and we are proud to be considered for such an amazing award,” Principal Mike Wolgast said. “It Continue Reading

Missing Olathe youth found safe

Chase Lekan, the reported mssing/endangered runaway juvenile from Olathe was located at approximately 12:50 p.m. today (May 3) and is in good health, according to Olathe Police.

Sheriff’s office investigates Olathe officer-involved shooting

County authorities are investing the shooting death in Olathe of 46-year-old Matthew White this morning. A Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy is on leave of absence pending the outcome of the investigation. Deputies noticed a vehicle facing the wrong way on Buchanan Street in Olathe at about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. When a deputy stopped to Continue Reading