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Winter weather hazards
December 1

Be prepared for winter weather hazards

It’s Winter Weather Awareness Day in Kansas. Here are tips to be better prepared for inclement weather as Johnson County residents deal with the first cold snap of the season.

Before a winter storm

Gingerbread house
November 29

Hands-On: Gingerbread holiday event Dec. 3

Run, run, run as fast as you can . . . Get to the Library and wash your hands . . . We'll each create a simple gingerbread house . . . Where you and your gingerbread friend can hang out! Children with a caregiver may attend each session. 

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Gold Star Memorial groundbreaking
November 28

A 'Gold Star' plan

During a check presentation ceremony Nov. 18, Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland accepted a $5,000 donation for a planned Gold Star Families Memorial.

It’s the first donation and officials hope many more will support raising $40,000 for the... more

Oak leaf frost
November 21

Winter freeze brings oak leaf mite itch relief

Oak leaf mites have been plaguing residents for months, but the end might not be in sight, even with a hard freeze.

In some parts of the county the outbreak has been so severe that people have changed their daily routine in an attempt to... more

November 17

Fall Citizens Academy program participants recognized

Congratulations to the below-listed 24 individuals for completing Johnson County Government’s second Citizens Academy program. The  Board of County Commissioners recognized and thanked the graduates during this morning’s BOCC meeting.

Two kids reading a book and giggling
November 16

Fall Kids Book Sale starts

Starting Thursday, Nov. 17, the Friends of Johnson County Library launches its BIG Fall Kids Book Sale. A ginormous selection of children’s books will be available for purchase, including board books, picture books,... more

American Recycle Day is November 15th - recycle logo with event title
November 14

Nov. 15 is America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promote and celebrate recycling in the U.S.

This year in Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is... more

A girl is reading a book on the floor in her room.
November 14

Staying home alone class for adolescents offered Nov. 23

Staying Home Alone, a Johnson County Park and Recreation District course for kids age 10–14, prepares adolescents for the responsibilities of  staying home alone for short periods of time. The course covers: personal responsibilities, how to... more

Voters approve courthouse rebuild and this photo shows an old picture of the courthouse.
November 10

Voters approve funding for new courthouse & coroner facility

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Johnson County voters approved a quarter-cent public safety sales tax to fund a new county courthouse and coroner facility. The county leadership has studied courthouse options over the past 15 years with recommendations for a... more

Veterans Day memorial park with trees, pillars, and a star monument on the pathway.
November 10

County hosts 30th Annual Veterans Day observance

This Friday, Nov. 11, Johnson County will sponsor its 30th Annual Veterans Day observance.

When: Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 1025 S. Harrison, Olathe, KS 66061

This year's observance is designed... more

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