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January 27

10-year-old Lenexa girl receives MED-ACT Award of Appreciation

A 10-year-old Lenexa girl received an award from Johnson County MED-ACT and the Overland Park Fire Deparmment this week for using her sign language skills to help paramdeics communicate with a car crash victim. You can learn more about Susan...

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January 26

Final week to recycle Christmas trees

It’s the final week to drop-off discarded natural Christmas trees for recycling in Johnson County.

Sponsored by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, three collection sites to recycle the trees will end on Saturday, Jan. 31....

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January 21

Mail ballots for school district elections due by Jan. 27

By now, registered voters in five Johnson County school districts should have received ballots in the mail related to questions about local option budget authority; Shawnee Mission School District has a second question on its ballot related to...

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Severe Weather Spotter Seminar scheduled for January 26
January 20

Severe Weather Spotter Seminar scheduled for January 26

Maintaining a local team of trained storm spotters ensures our community gets the very best severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings from the National Weather Service.

The annual Severe Weather Spotter Seminar will be held Monday, January...

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January 20

Former Sprint, HCA Midwest Health exec joins JoCo

Brad Reinhardt has been selected as Johnson County's new Director of Facilities Management.

Most recently, Reinhardt spent five of his 15 years at Sprint as the Real Estate Manager of National Facilities Management, overseeing facility...

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January 16

County offices closed Jan. 19 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Johnson County Government offices will be closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Offices will be open for business again on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

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January 15

Commissioner Allen named 2015 BOCC Vice Chair

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) elected Commissioner Jim Allen as vice chairman for 2015. The vice chairman assumes and performs the duties of Chairman Ed Eilert whenever he is unavailable and because of temporary absence...

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January 15

County wins 27th consecutive financial reporting award

2015 marks the 27th year that Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management (TFM) Department has received national recognition for its accounting and financial reporting.  The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States...

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Collaboration between departments solves two needs
January 14

Collaboration between departments solves two needs

Johnson County’s Records & Tax Administration (RTA), who among other things manages the County’s Archives, is required to perform document destruction when the retention period on County records (dictated by state statute) expires.

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January 13

Hotline starts with opening of legislative session

Johnson County Government again will offer a toll-free hotline to the Kansas Legislature during the 2015 session.

By dialing the county’s main switchboard at 913-715-5000, callers can be connected to the Kansas Governor’s staff and to the...

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