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Feed the need check presentation
August 20

2015 Feed the Need results

Johnson County Government's 2015 Feed the Need campaign raised more than 314,000 pounds of food plus an additional nearly $77,000. This efforts supports 10 Johnson County food pantries. Please read more... more

electric vehicle charging station ribbon cutting
August 19

Electric vehicle charging station ribbon cutting

The Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning at Antioch Park to celebrate the placement of electric vehicle charging stations at seven Johnson County Park & Recreation District sites. The new... more

August 14

Family weekend fun, JoCo-style

There are several opportunities for family-friendly fun through the Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) available this weekend. Tonight attend A Trail of Stardust - the Perseid Meteor Shower at TimberRidge Adventure Center (12300... more

August 13

BOCC adopts 2016 budget

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has adopted the FY 2016 budget for Johnson County. It includes the first mill levy increase in a decade. The... more

Sheriff's Office Crime lab
August 12

Are you into CSI?

This is National Forensic Science Week, a week dedicated to recognizing the importance of proper forensic science and its critical role in criminal investigations. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is helping to educate the public about its... more

Kids at Museum
August 10

Johnson County Museum experiences record attendance month

The Johnson County Museum experienced an all-time attendance record at its main museum last month. In July 2015, the museum served 5,643 people; the previous record attendance month was three years ago, in July 2012, when there were 5,068... more

August 6

Surprise guests round out TTIP season with "Shrek"

The final few nights of The Theatre in the Park's season will feature guest cameos by local VIPs in "Shrek The Musical," running now through August 8. Come enjoy some great family entertainment under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park as the 2015... more

August 6

Weekly Budget Blog

This week's Budget Blog has been posted. We have one week left until the Board of County Commissioners adopts the 2016 budget.


August 5

Johnson County Library Fall Guide available

The Johnson County LIbrary Fall 2015 Guide is now available. It's full of information on library news, events for all ages, exhibitions, details on the 2015 Writers Conference and so much more.... more

Canned salsa
August 4

Can you can?

Interested in learning how to preserve fresh fruits and veggies? Johnson County K-State Research and Extension offers hands-on workshops where you can learn the basics on freezing, canning and drying. Classes start August 10. Please... more