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Johnson County Schools Nationally Ranked

By Alexis | Co-Editor

US News & World Report just published their top high school rankings and Johnson County schools made the list.   »

{What’s New}: Google Fiber Coming to Olathe

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Ever since Google announced plans to bring ultra-high-speed internet services to the metro area, Olathe residents have eagerly anticipated its availability in Olathe.  The wait is over. On Tuesday night, the City Council unanimously voted to approve an agreement with Google to deploy Google Fiber, an ultra-high-speed, fiber-to-the-home network. “We are excited to work... »

{KANSAS HAS WHAT!}: Rock and mineral identification

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Curious about the 'Kansas coral' I did a little research. After consulting with the Kansas Geological Survey I can tell you that you're not going to find a whole lot of coral around these parts. But you will find some other pretty cool rocks, like the jasper, amber, and agate. »

Baker Fulfills Lifelong Dream, Brings Down the House

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Dade Baker considers himself short in stature, but on Feb. 19 there was nobody bigger at Olathe North High School. Baker has a condition called Achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. Baker, who has spent the last three years as a manager for the Olathe North boys basketball team, just thinks of himself as... »

JoCo Summer Camp Guides

By Alexis | Co-Editor

We haven't even hit Spring Break yet and my kids are already talking about summer camps. They have decided that 4 is the perfect number for their 2 month summer break. They include art, theatre, nature and science camps. In case you or your kids are getting antsy about summer break and getting registered for... »

EASTER ROUNDUP 2013

By Alexis | Co-Editor

With Easter and spring quickly approaching, here are some JoCo events for you and the family to enjoy this year! March 9 Egg Dive • Saturday, March 9, 2013 Ages 1 and up (Children under five years of age must be accompanied by a swimming adult.) Come join the fun and help find eggs... »

Olathe’s Got Talent – April 20th

By Alexis | Co-Editor

The annual Olathe’s Got Talent event will showcase this area’s young talent in the areas of music (vocal and instrumental), dance, and variety (comedy, magic, etc.). Performers from second grade through their senior year in high school will have the chance to compete for more than $5,000 in scholarships during this year’s event. Olathe... »

California Trail’s 2013 Spelling Bee Champ Vanya Shivashankar is headed to nationals

By Alexis | Co-Editor

50 Words Your 6th Grader Should Know! eavesdrop pristine quell repugnant emerge stamina subside swagger swarm terse translucent waft waver zeal ember restitution engross exasperation exhilarate pertinent disdain dismal dispel furtive egregious malleable materialize meander misgivings aplomb apprehensive aptitude momentum banish bluff brackish fragrance potential grueling gusto habitation hasten havoc headway ignite Courtesy of:... »

Great Midwest Ballon Fest offering $10,000 prize

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Organizers of the U.S. Bank Great Midwest Balloon Festival, scheduled forAugust 9-10 in Olathe, are offering local charities the opportunity to take to the sky in pursuit of a $10,000 prize. The first ever Fox and Hound Charity Balloon Racewill take place on Friday, August 9th at 6:30 pm. when a balloon deemed the... »

Heavy snow making plowing difficult in JoCo

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Joint News Release from the Cities of Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park, and Shawnee: Crews from the cities of Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park and Shawnee continue working non-stop to clear snow from city streets. Each jurisdiction has made significant progress clearing arterial streets. However, the volume and heavy nature of the snow is impacting every... »