Since 1977    Olathe's Only Locally Owned Newspaper    Serving Olathe and South Johnson County

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The Gazette advertising staff gives special treatment to new businesses with special introductory offers, discounts, editorial and flyer insertion discounts. Ask your sales representative.


Gazette Publisher & Staff

The GAZETTE was founded in 1977 by Keith Johnson and is published 24 times a year in Southern Johnson County, Kansas with emphasis on Olathe, Kansas. It is distributed at over 150 locations, including Wal-Marts, Price Choppers, Hy-Vee, offices, hospitals, retail, waiting rooms, break rooms and other high traffic locations throughout Olathe and portions of Overland Park, Lenexa, Spring Hill and Gardner. Also, home delivered to selected neighborhoods in the Olathe area.

Founder & Publisher: Keith E. Johnson

Associate Publisher: Ann E. M. Johnson

Senior Editor: Robert Parrish MacLean

Senior Contributing Editors: Joann Walker LaCerte, Bob Millbern, Dena Van Eaton, Steve Baska, Lisa Vaughan

Contributing Editors: Joe Huddleston, Dr. Hadley Warwick, John Koehler, Glen Van Eaton, Marieanne Koehler,   Diane Hart, Jim Silvers, R.J. Thesman, Laurie Todd, Rec. Carl Irwin, Char MacCallum, Cliff Ball

Business Contributor: Matt Galvin

I.T. Support: Luke Morgan

Proofreader: Ann Moody, Jan Leinbach, Gary DeVault

Editors Emeritus: Jim French, E. Edgar Moore, Vince Koehler, James Lee, George Collins

Circulation: Voyager Distribution Services


Special Sections

The Gazette's special sections have long been one of its most successful features for its advertisers. Special sections include:

  • Health
  • Olathe A to Z
  • Coupon Special
  • Real Estate
  • Christmas Gift Giving Guide
  • Churches
  • Home Improvement
  • Back to School
  • Old Settlers
  • Olathe Expo

Editorial Approach

The Gazette's most famous attribute has long been the public's feeling that you have to read the paper to know what is going on Olathe. Its "reader friendly, down-home and hometown" format has won it thousands of avid readers and even praise from its competition. Over 20 regular columnists contribute news and views for articles and features which tell south Johnson County residents things that they don't read anywhere else. One of the most popular features is the longest running column, "From the Publisher" which each week gives scores of scoops, inside stories, rumors, tidbits, fast facts, mini-news, quick grabs, teasers, and short shots in rapid fire succession which cause the readers to feel like they've really been let in on a big secret.



The Johnson's County Gazette was founded by Keith Johnson in November 1977 and has since become the area's most popular shopper newspaper.




Keith E. Johnson, Publisher

1616 Sunvale Drive
Olathe, KS 66062
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