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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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November 20

Real estate and personal property tax statements are in the mail

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department has begun mailing 198,623 real estate and 23,582 personal property tax statements to Johnson County taxpayers. The first half real estate and personal property taxes are due on or...

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November 19

What is Modernism? New exhibit opens at the Museum Nov. 21

An upcoming free exhibit at the Johnson County Museum details how the County’s architecture underwent a radical, modern transformation after World War II. What Is Modernism? opens on November 21 and explores how modern ideas about...

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November 14

Suicide prevention tips and information

Suicide is sometimes referred to as the silent epidemic. Family and friends are often left in shock and disbelief as they try to come to terms with their loss. Unfortunately suicide is more common than most people realize. Suicide takes the lives...

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November 14

November snow expected this weekend

The National Weather Service has predicted the Kansas City metro area will receive a few inches of snow on Saturday with freezing temperatures sticking around until the middle of next week. Johnson County's Public Works Department is gearing up...

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November 13

Five things to do on America Recycles Day, Nov. 15

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has five ways you can celebrate America Recycles Day any day of the year.

  1. Request a free waste walkthrough for your work, school, or church from one of our experts and find out if...
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November 10

Johnson County receives "Triple Triple A" ratings

Johnson County Government earned another round of “Triple Triple-A” credit rating with an AAA grade from all three bond rating agencies, leading to a successful issuance of four bond series. Fitch Ratings, Standard & Poor's, and Moody's...

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November 7

Fall lawncare tips: recycle your lawn

Throughout Johnson County leaves are beginning to fall, and men and women have taken to their yards with rakes and brown yard waste bags in hand. Comprising 11 percent of the Johnson County landfill, yard waste is no small matter. It’s illegal to...

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November 7

Annual Veterans Day observance features event in Gardner

A helicopter flyover and a keynote speech by a Johnson County veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom will highlight the annual Johnson County Veterans Day Observance on Tuesday, November 11, in Gardner. The event will celebrate the 60th anniversary...

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November 6

Public invited to Nov. 12 Solid Waste Management Committee meeting

Under K.S.A. 65-3405, the Johnson County Solid Waste Management Committee (SWMC) is responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of the County’s Solid Waste Management Plan. The plan provides for the responsible management of the...

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