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Pile of unwanted electronics
July 7

Recycle your unwanted electronics

It can be difficult to get rid of electronics you don’t use anymore in a convenient, safe and “green” way. That’s why our Department of Health and Environment is now accepting any item with a battery or a cord at our Household Hazardous Waste...

2015 Budget
July 2

Weekly message from the Budget Director

This past week was a busy one with four budget meetings. The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) finished up its review of individual department, agency and office budgets on Thursday and Friday and then transitioned to final deliberations on...

July 2

Fireworks Safety Should Be First on the Fourth

Professional fireworks shows will soon fill the night skies but if you are planning your own display at home, follow these tips from the National Council on Fireworks Safety. MED-ACT paramedics, the Sheriff's office and other law enforcement...

July 1

4 Food Safety Rules for July 4

Independence Day is synonymous with barbeques and picnics. Follow the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Office's four rules for safe food preparation to enjoy your celebrations.

Keep It Clean

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4th of july
June 30

Plenty of July 4th fun to choose from this week

Several public fireworks shows will light up the Johnson County night skies in local 2014 Independence Day celebrations.        

Merriam is kicking off the holiday spirit a week ahead of Independence Day with its annual Flags 4 Freedom...

June 27

JoCo 11th ‘easiest’ place to live in America

Johnson County is one of the easiest places to live in the United States, according to a New York Times study released this week. The study ranked the nation’s 3,135 counties based on six criteria: education, unemployment rate, median household...

Lanesfield historic site
June 26

Celebrate Independence Day early at The Lanesfield Historic Site

The Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 Dillie Road, Edgerton, is celebrating Independence Day, beginning Friday, June 27, and Saturday, June 28.

Visitors are invited to come see the historic one-room school decorated for an old-fashioned July...

proposed fy2015 budget
June 25

Weekly message from the Budget Director

Last week we took a look at trend data in a couple of areas in an attempt to bring some perspective to several key budget drivers. Specifically we detailed how the County’s mill levy compares favorably across the state and how demands grew...

american flag and fireworks
June 24

Know when and where to celebrate with fireworks

Families across Johnson County will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with picnics, gatherings of family members and friends, outings to lake beaches and parks, neighborhood barbecues, and of course, fireworks.

In the State of Kansas,...

Healthy JoCo
June 23

JCDHE is first in Kansas to receive accreditation

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is the first public health department in the state of Kansas to receive accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), and the second in the four-state region of...