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computer hacker with cell phone
May 30, 2018

Beware of tech support scam

Please beware of a tech support call scam which is currently underway in our region. You don’t want to be the next victim.

The call is from someone who claims to work for a well-known technology company (e.g. Microsoft or Google) and...

May 29, 2018

Johnson County libraries available as cooling centers

Record-setting temperatures over the weekend are a reminder that citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days are encouraged to visit one of the Johnson County Library’s 13 branches. All of these facilities will be available during...

May 29, 2018

Blue Star Museum offers free admission

Starting with May 29 through Labor Day (Sept. 3), Johnson County Museum, as one of more than 2,000 museums across America will participate in the ninth annual...

May 24, 2018

Ribbon cutting for Shawnee Mission Park beach house set for May 26

A ribbon cutting event on Saturday, May 26, will open the new beach house at Shawnee Mission Park and start the summer season with a free admission day.

The event, which will include comments from public officials, a DJ and giveaways, will...

May 18, 2018

Summer fun for kids: Johnson County extension cooking day camp

Campers ages 7 – 12 will gain skills in food safety, preparation and nutrition, and enjoy dining on their culinary creations through this hands-on series. Camp is held from 9 a.m. – noon each day at the extension office, 11811 S. Sunset Drive in...

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May 17, 2018

Johnson County approves purchase of new voting machines

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a recommendation from Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker to purchase 2,100 new voting machines for a total cost of approximately $10.5 million.

“These new machines will...

Stepping Up
May 17, 2018

JoCo named Stepping Up Innovator County

Johnson County was selected as one of seven counties in the nation as a Stepping Up Innovator County for its expertise in taking actions to reduce the number of people in jail who experience mental illness.

As an Innovator County, Johnson...

May 15, 2018

Extra help with homework is available

The Johnson County Library offers a free valuable resource for students Monday – Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. … homework coaches!

Drop by the Central Resource Library at 9875 W 87th in Overland Park to get some extra academic attention....

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May 10, 2018

Election Commissioner recommends purchase of new voting machines

On May 17, Johnson County Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker will recommend the Board of County Commissioners approve the purchase of 2,100 new voting machines for a total cost of approximately $10.5 million.

“These new machines will...

R5 granite awards on table
May 9, 2018

County recognizes R5 Certified Green partners

Recently, Johnson County Government recognized 26 local businesses, nonprofit organizations and school as R5 Certified Green Partner for outstanding environmental achievements related to waste diversion, composting and more.

In order to...

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