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September 26

Susan Pekarek hired as new JCW general manager

Susan Pekarek, chief engineer at Johnson County Wastewater (JCW) for the past three years and a 15-year employee with the department, has been named the new general manager of JCW providing sanitary sewer service to more than 400,000 customers... more

September 22

Emergency Management practices terror attack

Johnson County Emergency Management hosted a day-long emergency exercise on Sept. 21 at the county's Emergency Operations Center.

The scenario involved a simulated terrorist attack with active shooters and massive explosions. In the... more

September 22

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, Sept. 27, starting at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. (Second session was changed to 6 p.m.)

On the upcoming Nov. 8... more

September 19

Storytime with Gary Lezak

Join local celebrity and weatherman Gary Lezak for this evening storytime on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m at the Central Resource Library. He'll read from his new book, ... more

September 15

Imagine a Day Without Water

No water to drink, or even to make coffee with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn't put out fires and farmers couldn't water their crops.

Some communities in... more

September 12

Johnson County celebrates Constitution Day

On Sept. 17, 1787, our nation’s Founding Fathers signed the Constitution of the United States of America.

This week, Johnson County Government will celebrate the birth of American government with Constitution Day.

Johnson County... more

September 9

Honoring 15th anniversary of Sept. 11

This Sunday, Sept. 11 marks 15 years since the terrorist attacks on our nation. It’s a bittersweet milestone for citizens across the U.S. as we pause to remember and honor the nearly 3,000 people who died on that tragic day.

On Thursday,... more

September 6

It’s time again for Johnson County Old Settlers Days!

A tradition since 1898, the annual festival fills downtown Olathe and runs from Thursday, Sept. 8 through Saturday, Sept. 10.

Johnson County will participate with a booth along with another booth from Department of Health and Environment,... more

September 3

County offices closed for Labor Day

On Monday, Sept. 5, Johnson County Government offices will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

All branches of Johnson County Library will be closed both Sunday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 5 and some Johnson County Park and... more

September 1

KC Symphony’s free concert is on Labor Day

The Kansas City Symphony will present its free annual "Pops in the Park" concert on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, beginning at 7 p.m. at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park.

Concertgoers are invited to bring their family and... more