Villa St. Francis to mark 70th anniversary with benefit dinner

The Board of Directors and the Auxiliary of Villa St. Francis will host a celebratory dinner to mark the 70th anniversary of the skilled nursing center located in Olathe, Kan., and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. The benefit dinner is scheduled Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at Church of the Ascension, Overland… Read more »

Chamber, MNU & Olathe Public Library to host workshop

Plan to join fellow professionals for the Business Toolkit Workshop Series: The Art of Great Communication at the Olathe Community Center on Friday, Nov. 7. This half-day workshop, sponsored by the Olathe Chamber, MidAmerica Nazarene University and the Olathe Public Library, will empower participants to explore the new ways to effectively communicate, build an elevator… Read more »

Olathe voted one of America’s Best Cities to Live

Olathe was just voted one of America’s Best Cities to Live in a recent report by 24/7 Wall St., an independent financial/business news website! To determine America’s best cities to live in, the company reviewed data on the 550 cities with populations of 65,000 or more as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau. Based on… Read more »

Olathe Medical Center opens new Hospice House

Olathe Medical Center held a ribbon cutting and dedication for its new Hospice House earlier this week, located in the Olathe Medical Park at 15310 S. Marion St. The 11,110-sq.-ft. Hospice House is the first of its kind on the Kansas side of the Metro and features eight individual patient/family suites, with the ability to… Read more »

MNU to Receive $10 Million Title III Grant

OLATHE, KAN.,– MidAmerica Nazarene University announced today it is the recipient of a $10 million five-year Title III Department of Education Strengthening Institutions Program grant. According to Linda Alexander, PhD, and Whitney Gray, grant project co-directors at MNU, the main goal of this grant is to create a Center for Academic and Professional Success (CAPS)… Read more »

AIG adds 300 jobs and building expansion to its operations in Olathe

American International Group Inc. (AIG) held a ribbon cutting and grand opening of its expansion in Olathe on Sept. 8, which will bring 300 new jobs to Kansas by the end of 2015. Gov. Sam Brownback and AIG President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Hancock joined officials from AIG, the University of Kansas (KU) and… Read more »

Let KANSAS WORKS help with your hiring needs

Are you looking for qualified employees? The Kansas Department of Commerce makes it easy to find the perfect employee with its KANSASWORKS program. Hiring employers are encouraged to create an employer account at and enter job openings at no cost to find qualified and skilled candidates matching the company’s job specifications. Employers can also… Read more »

Air Expo 2014 to stop at New Century Sept. 13-14

Experience the sights, smells and sounds of historic World War II aircraft at the annual Heart of America/Commemorative Air Force Air Expo 2014 next weekend, Sept. 13 and 14, at the New Century AirCenter Airport, 6 Aero Plaza, New Century, Kan. Bring the family, experience history and take a ride on a WWII airplane! Warbird… Read more »

Balls Food Stores opens new grocery store on Santa Fe

Balls Food Stores has opened a Payless Discount Foods at the former Price Chopper at 2101 E. Santa Fe St., at 135th and Mur-Len Road. The store, which opened earlier this week, calls itself a ‘no-frills’ operation, stating that customers will sack their own groceries and the store will not take credit cards in order… Read more »

JCCC president to give State of the College presentation

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Joe Sopcich, president of Johnson County Community College, will deliver his second State of the College presentation at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Polsky Theatre of the Carlsen Center, JCCC.   JCCC’s State of the College address comes the beginning of the academic year instead of the beginning of the… Read more »