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County News

June 7

Annual book sale starts June 8

The Sizzlin’ Summer Book Sale is about to begin! Residents can find great deals on movies, books, mucis and more. There’s a selection of thousands of items and most are priced from 25¢ to $2. Cash, checks and credit cards are... more

A screen shot from movie Moana
June 5

Movies in the Park program begins with Moana

The 2017 Movies in the Park program kicks off on Tuesday, June 6, with the animated Disney movie Moana at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s The Theatre in the Park complex in Shawnee Mission Park. 

A total of... more

One woman and one man with fishing poles
June 2

Free Fishing, Boating & Archery Weekend, June 3 & 4

At JCPRD's Antioch, Heritage, Kill Creek, Shawnee Mission and Streamway Parks from 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Take advantage of this annual permit-free weekend for fishing, boating (Shawnee Mission, Heritage and Kill Creek Parks... more

group photo of graduates
May 31

Third class of Project SEARCH interns has graduated

As of today, the interns from the 2016-2017 class of Project SEARCH are officially graduates! Project SEARCH is an education and employment program managed by Johnson County Developmental Supports for people with intellectual and developmental... more

Outdoor summer
May 30

As temperatures rise, county officials warn against tick exposure

Johnson County Government reminds residents to take precautions in warm weather to avoid exposure to ticks and other disease-carrying insects.

K-State Research and Extension and the Department of Health and Environment offer basic... more

Theatre in the Park venue
May 29

The Theatre in the Park opens 48th season with Spamalot

The Theatre in the Park begins its 48th season of summer entertainment on Friday, June 2, with the zany antics of Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the musical Spamalot.

The musical runs through Sunday, June 4, and then continues its run... more

multiple American flags
May 26

County offices closed on Monday, May 29

Johnson County Government offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017, in observation of the Memorial Day holiday. The county libraries and Park and Recreation offices will also be closed.  Visit the... more

May 25

Commission revisits several department funding requests

On Monday, the Board of County Commissioners revisited requests for additional resources from nine department budget proposals for FY 2018. The following actions were taken.

District Courts
Maintained fee funding... more

Adults walking on trail at local park
May 23

22nd Annual In Step and In Shape Walk coming up

The 22nd Annual In Step and In Shape Walk kicks off at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, in Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam.

The special event gathers under Shelter No. 3 and offers participants an opportunity to get outside, enjoy local... more

photo of Johnson County Sheriff's car and badge
May 22

Looking for a job in law enforcement?

If you’re searching for something more than just a job, then consider the challenge and opportunity of joining the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office

As the fastest growing... more

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