Ernie Miller

Red Brick School
Class of 1910

(March 23, 1891 – Nov. 6, 1966)

He was editor of the Olathe Mirror newspaper from 1939 to 1952, and authored its popular column titled “Dresser Drawer.” His position as a journalist not only influenced public opinion, but also chronicled the community. He organized the Olathe Chamber of Commerce and served as its president. In 1964, the Olathe Chamber of Commerce named him the first “Mr. Olathe.” The City of Olathe purchased 113 acres in western Olathe in 1966, and it was named the Ernie Miller Nature Center.