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Healthy foods and weights
December 18

New grant funding to focus on reducing preventable diseases

Our Department of Health and Environment can now do even more to address the issues of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention in our community. Today, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted to accept an annual $600...

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December 17

JoCo Transit, KCATA management consolidation finalized

It's official. Johnson County Government will contract with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) to provide administrative and management services for The JO transit service. The 2‐year Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for...

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December 12

Haneberg retires after 35 years of improving criminal justice system

Risë Haneberg, Criminal Justice Coordinator, retired this week after 35 years of service dedicated to improving Johnson County's criminal justice system. Her innovative programs have been recognized on the state and national level many times....

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December 11

JoCo Transit, KCATA one step closer to management consolidation

Efforts to consolidate transit management in the region took another step forward on Thursday when the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for Transit Management and Administration....

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December 5

WIC Community Garden wins Sustainable Success Story honors

The Johnson County WIC Community Garden is feeding families in need and winning awards. The garden will receive a Sustainable Success Stories Award from the Mid-America Regional Council on Friday, December 5th. This annual award is highly...

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December 3

Picking the perfect tree is easier than you think

When it comes to the holiday season, choosing the type of tree that will take center stage in our homes can be a big decision. Dennis Patton, the horticulture agent at Johnson County's K-State Research and Extension Office, has some suggestions...

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donation boxes filled with food and toys
December 1

10 ways to help others this holiday season and all year through

The holidays are a wonderful time to help others. Below is a sampling of volunteer opportunities available through Johnson County Government during this time. A list of opportunities available during other parts of the year is available...

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November 25

To Grandmother's house we go: travel safely this Thanksgiving

If you are joining the millions of Americans driving over the river and through the woods this Thanksgiving week, here are some road safety tips from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, the Kansas Department of Transportation, The National...

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November 20

JoCo Government employees conclude 2014 United Way campaign

Each year Johnson County Government employees participate in the Metro area’s United Way campaign. With 37,500 people in Johnson County living in poverty, the County makes it a priority to help those who are struggling meet life’s basic needs....

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