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September 30

Students learn about public service careers at CORE4 Youth Career Expo

On Tuesday, approximately 3,200 middle and high school students from 51 schools around the metro attended the CORE4 Youth Career Expo at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. The event was organized by the CORE4 governments in the Kansas City...

September 28

Help to design Meadowbrook Park on Sept. 29

Johnson County Park & Recreation District is holding an open house on Tuesday as part of the planning process to develop a park master plan for a portion of the former Meadowbrook Country Club. Residents are invited to participate and weigh...

Chevrolet SS Camaro on display at car show
September 25

Cars in the Park event Saturday to benefit Special Olympians

About 200 vehicles and 1,000 spectators are expected to attend the annual Cars in the Park car show on Saturday, Sept. 26, in the marina parking lot in Shawnee Mission Park at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee.

The event, which will take place...

United Way campaign kicks off today
September 24

2015 United Way campaign kicks off today

Johnson County Government is a major supporter of the United Way campaign. Today Chairman Ed Eilert helped kick off the 2015 campaign, whose theme this year is “Spirit of Caring.” This year’s goal for Johnson County Government employee...

Artwork of autumn wreath and "hello autumn" text
September 23

Fall hayrides available at two Johnson County parks

Today marks the first day of fall and what epitomizes the season better than a hayride? Enjoy the crisp autumn air by taking a hayride through Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park or in Heritage Park. Organized hayrides for groups are...

September 22

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

This Saturday, Sept. 26 the Drug Enforcement Agency will host its 10th National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the event, anyone can properly dispose of unwanted, expired and unused prescription medications at a participating...

September 21

Look for the special 160th anniversary issue of JoCo Magazine

The special 160th anniversary issue of JoCo Magazine began hitting Johnson County mailboxes over the weekend. This latest edition features lots of great historical information and interesting facts about Johnson County's 160 years. The cover...

September 18

Free cyber security conference on Oct. 6

In support of National Cyber Security Awareness month, Johnson County is honored to host its 6th Annual Cyber Security Conference and Expo in conjunction with National Cyber Security Alliance.

  • When: October 6, 2015 -...
Johnson County Museum to close for one day on Sept. 22
September 17

Johnson County Museum to close for one day on Sept. 22

The Johnson County Museum will be closed for one day on Tuesday, September 22 for routine exhibit maintenance. The interactive areas of the Museum, especially the popular KidScape exhibit, receive a lot of wear and tear during the summer...

September 16

Free party in the park this Sunday

For six decades Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) has been bringing the community together with award-winning parks, recreation and educational programs. Celebrate this milestone with JCPRD this Sunday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m...