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January 29, 2016

Johnson County Sheriff's Office team to take a Polar Plunge!

Tomorrow, a team from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office will be among the brave souls who plunge into the icy water of Shawnee Mission Park Lake. The Sheriff's Office has participated in the Polar Plunge & Strut, benefitting Special...

January 28, 2016

Norovirus investigation at New Theatre Restaurant

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is working with the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment to investigate an outbreak of norovirus among individuals who attended performances...

January 27, 2016

BOCC to hear recommendations for Johnson County Courthouse

Tomorrow at a Committee of the Whole, the Board of County Commissioners will hear a presentation on the recommended concept development for a proposed new Johnson County Courthouse. For the past several months, a collaborative project team...

January 26, 2016

JCW completes sewer projects key to residential development

Nearly 2,000 acres of land are ready for development thanks to the recent completion of three new sewer projects by Johnson County Wastewater. Residential development is expected to follow the JCW projects. Johnson County attracts nearly 10,000...

January 25, 2016

2016 National Weather Service Storm Spotter Training

Are you fascinated by storms? Attend the National Weather Service's 2016 storm spotter training seminar on Monday, Jan. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at B&B Overland Park 16 Theaters (8601 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS 66223), theater #1. The...

January 22, 2016

Remodeled Central Resource Library now open

After 280 days of construction, the renovated Central Resource Library at 87th and Farley in Overland Park is back open! The remodeled facility includes many new features such as a MakerSpace that's six times the size of the previous one, plus a...

January 21, 2016

Safe Kids Johnson County offers free car seat safety check-ups Saturday

Did you realize that three out of four kids who are buckled up are not restrained properly or sit in a seat that is incorrectly installed? Attend a free car seat safety check-up this Saturday to make sure your kiddo is riding safely.


January 19, 2016

Look for your winter JoCo Magazine

Your winter edition of JoCo Magazine should arrive in Johnson County mailboxes this week if it hasn't already. The online version, along with our Web Extras, is...

January 15, 2016

County offices closed on Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Our offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Yesterday our Board of County Commissioners presented a proclamation for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to Henry Lyons, president of the Olathe NAACP. You...

January 14, 2016

Kansas' first Veterans Treatment Court launches

On Wednesday afternoon, Kansas Chief Justice Lawton Nuss and other dignitaries helped open the first Veterans Treatment Court in Kansas. The mission of the VTC is to identify veterans in the criminal justice system and, when eligible, get them...