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July 30

Weekly Budget Blog

The public hearing on the proposed 2016 budget took place this week. Get the recap in this week's Budget Blog

July 30

Vote for Johnson County's new flag

The flag is a symbol of our county visible at all of our buildings. It helps residents identify places where county services are offered.

As part of a countywide rebranding effort that began in 2013, Johnson County adopted a new logo that...

July 29

Get to know your soil

Did you know that the best way to grow a healthy lawn is to fertilize according to a soil test? Now is the time to test your soil to determine fall fertilizing needs and, if you are a Johnson County resident, you can get a basic soil test for...

July 28

JCPRD beaches and marinas to end summer season on Aug. 2

Time is quickly winding down to take advantage of the summer season for two beaches and two marinas operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

The facilities include:

  • The Shawnee Mission Park Beach and...
July 24

How does your garden grow? Find out on Saturday, 7/25

The Annual K-State Research and Extension Horticulture Center Field Day, featuring the hottest and newest plants that grow best in local landscapes and local weather conditions, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25.


July 24

Check your mailbox for the latest issue of JoCo Magazine

The summer 2015 issue of JoCo Magazine should start hitting mailboxes today. This latest edition features a behind-the-scenes look at Theatre in the Park, informtion about how the new proposed county budget will impact residents, and the...

July 23

Get ready for the Johnson County Fair

The Johnson County Fair starts Monday, July 27 and runs through August 1. Check out the Fair's website to learn about all the exciting events and activities offered this year:

Johnson County Fair...

July 22

Time to start thinking about back-to-school immunizations

If you're trying to get your children ready to go back to school, doctors visits and immunizations might be on your list. Here's some information on immunizations offered by the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment:


July 17

“Annie Warbucks” starts tonight at Theatre in the Park

The curtain goes up on Friday, July 17, for “Annie Warbucks” at The Theatre in the Park. The show will also be performed July 18-19 and July 22-25. It is rated G.

The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at...

July 16

Great American Family Campout set for July 18 & 19 in SM Park

The eighth annual Great American Family Campout, providing a rare opportunity to sleep under the stars and to take part in other outdoor activities, will take place July 18 and 19 at Shawnee Mission Park.

Offered by the Children’s Services...