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June 29

Join the Johnson County Library’s Summer Reading program

Summer brings with it a boatload of relaxing activities, not the least of which involves cracking open and losing yourself in a new book.

Johnson County Library’s Summer Reading program makes it easier for readers young and old to soak up...

June 26

Johnson County fireworks regulations

Johnson County is reminding its residents about the fireworks laws throughout its various municipalities as well as the unincorporated areas.

In the State of Kansas, consumer (Class C) fireworks are legal with the exception of bottle...

June 25

BOCC approves its proposed 2016 budget

Today, the BOCC brought forth its proposed 2016 budget which includes increased funding for Johnson County libraries, parks and transit. The proposed budget includes a 3.30 mill levy increase, which for the average Johnson County home owner would...

Mahaffie event
June 24

Johnson County Extension co-sponsoring Family Fun Night

Bring the family to the Farm-to-Table Family Fun Night this Thursday at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site. The event is co-sponsored by Johnson County K-State Research and Extension and the Johnson County Farm Bureau. Enjoy oxen...

West Side Story
June 23

The Sharks and the Jets take the stage this weekend

“West Side Story” is the current production in the 2015 summer season at The Theatre in the Park. The show will be performed June 24-27. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. All performances last...

June 22

Another heat advisory today

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for today from 1 - 7 p.m. Dangerous heat is expected across the Kansas City area with peak afternoon heat indices from 100 to 105 degrees. Some important tips to keep in mind.

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June 17

Weekly Budget Blog

This week's Budget Blog gives you several tools to get up to speed on the FY 2016 proposed budget and lets you know how you can get answers to your budget questions....

WIC community garden
June 16

National Fresh Veggies Day at the WIC Garden

Did you know that today is Fresh Veggies Day? Some volunteers got an early start to the celebration at the Department of Health and Environment's WIC (Women, Infant and Children) community garden. Volunteers harvested broccoli, cabbage, onions,...

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 15

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

While it’s important to protect senior citizens every day of the year, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15) provides an opportunity for communities to...

June 12

JCPRD teams up with Olathe Medical Center on new outdoor park

Olathe Medical Center (OMC) and Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) are providing a unique wellness opportunity for community members with the opening of the OMC Fitness Park at Heritage Park. The outdoor equipment is designed to...