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County News

August 18

County's Feed the Need exceeds goal for 2016

Johnson County Government's employee-led Feed the Need campaign helped fill the shelves of 10 Johnson County food pantries, raising nearly 366,000 pounds of food. The goal this year was 325,000 pounds.

Brad Reinhardt, director of... more

August 17

Don’t miss your chance to tour the county courthouse

County staff is set to continue public tours of the Johnson County Courthouse — with the next tours set for Tuesday, Aug. 23, starting at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

On the upcoming Nov. 8 ballot, there is a quarter-cent public safety sales tax... more

August 15

Talk, Read, Play books distributed across county

This month, Talk, Read, Play distributed more than 440 books to multiple Head Start partners across Johnson County in efforts to encourage early literacy.

Earlier this year, Johnson County partnered with The Family... more

August 12

Johnson County BOCC adopts 2017 budget

Yesterday the Johnson County Board of Commissioners adopted the county's 2017 budget with an estimated mill levy set at 26.595 mills, the same as the existing mill levy, which is the lowest among the 105 counties in Kansas. One mill equals $1 on... more

August 8

Museum on the move!

The Johnson County Museum is gearing up for its big move to the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center at 8788 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park. The official closing day of the museum (including KidScape) at 6305 Lackman Road in Shawnee is set... more

August 5

Enjoy Saturday's parade at the fair

As part of this year’s Johnson County Fair — Blue Jeans and Country Dreams — the annual parade will be Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 10:30 a.m. It will snake through downtown Gardner and end at the county fairgrounds.

The parade... more

August 3

Primary results are in

Thousands of Johnson Countians turned out to vote in the Aug. 2 primary. Unofficial results are made public as soon as precinct totals are in, however... more

July 29

Apply for the JoCo Citizens Academy by Aug. 9

The Johnson County Citizens Academy debuted in the Spring of 2016. It takes as its mission statement the words of Margaret Mead: “Never Doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing... more

July 28

2017 county budget hearing set for Aug. 1

The public hearing regarding the proposed 2017 fiscal year Johnson County budget will take place on Monday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m., in the Johnson County Board of Commissioners Hearing Room on the third floor of the Johnson County Administration... more

July 27

Horticulture Center Field Day takes root on July 30

The 2016 Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Horticulture Center’s Field Day is set for this Saturday, July 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m

The event, located at 35230 West 135th Street in Olathe, offers participants a peek behind the... more

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