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Ring in the new year legally
December 29

Ring in the New Year legally

Parents can use approaching New Year's Eve celebrations as a way to discuss underage drinking with children.

Many parents are already talking with their kids about this important issue. According to the Kansas Communities That Care Student...

Woman holding a gift
December 22

How to recyle your holiday celebration

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans generate 25% more trash. Over Christmas alone, the average family will fill 5 extra trash bags. With the large quantity of packaging, cards, wrapping paper, trees, lights, and ornaments it is no...

JoCo Transit, KCATA management consolidation finalized
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...

Risë Haneberg
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....

The Jo bus
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....

Picking the perfect tree for your family is easier than you think
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...

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...