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February 10

Update on county's digital imaging project

The Appraiser's Office has a progress update on the county's digital imaging project. As you'll see when you click here, work is wrapping up in the... more

February 9

Great Backyard Bird Count happening Feb. 13

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), a free public birding event, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.

It will mark the ninth year the local nature... more

February 8

FAQs: What goes in the recycling bin?

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is continually fielding questions about recycling. Here are answers to some of the most common... more

February 5

Healthy snacks for the Big Game

Watching the Big Game on Sunday? Snacks and football go hand in hand, but you can make some nutritious choices for you and your guests. We invite you to take a look at... more

February 4

BOCC recognizes Certified Green Partners

During this morning’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, seven businesses (listed below) that are leading the way in waste diversion and sustainability in Johnson County were recognized as the first class of Certified Green Partners.

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February 3

Mark your calendar for 50 Plus events

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District 50 Plus program is one of the area's leading provider of recreation, leisure and travel activities for active adults. There are several events coming up in the next few weeks. Click on a link... more

February 1

Honor the start of Black History Month with some JoCo history

Black History Month begins today, and Johnson County history contains some threads woven into the tapestry of fights for freedom and quality through the centuries. This blog post from the Johnson... more

January 29

Johnson County Sheriff's Office team to take a Polar Plunge!

Tomorrow, a team from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office will be among the brave souls who plunge into the icy water of Shawnee Mission Park Lake. The Sheriff's Office has participated in the Polar Plunge & Strut, benefitting Special... more

January 28

Norovirus investigation at New Theatre Restaurant

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is working with the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment to investigate an outbreak of norovirus among individuals who attended performances... more

January 27

BOCC to hear recommendations for Johnson County Courthouse

Tomorrow at a Committee of the Whole, the Board of County Commissioners will hear a presentation on the recommended concept development for a proposed new Johnson County Courthouse. For the past several months, a collaborative project team... more