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November 5

Johnson County wins Local Health Department of the Year

Out of the 105 local health departments in Kansas, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has earned the prestigious title of “Local Health Department of the Year” from the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (... more

November 4

No BOCC meeting on Nov. 5

Please note that the Board of County Commissioners of Johnson County, Kansas, will NOT hold an agenda review or business session meeting on November 5, 2015. The meeting has been cancelled due to lack of a quorum.

2015 Fall Education Seminar
November 2

Contractor Licensing educates professionals from near and far

Approximately 2300 contractors, engineers and other building professionals from across the country came to Johnson County for their continuing education. Last week was the 14th year of Johnson County's Fall Education Seminar. Johnson County is... more

Photo of clock and fall leaves
October 30

Top 5 things to do when you 'fall back' this weekend

The extra hour this weekend is a good time to take care of some things you've been meaning to do but haven't gotten around to yet, such as…

  1. Set clocks back one hour. Hide the Halloween candy from the kiddos and hope... more
Johnson County attends White House event
October 29

Johnson County expertise showcased at White House event

Two of our experts in the criminal justice area shared their expertise in the nation's capitol this week. Tim Mulcahy, director of the county's Justice Information Management Systems (JIMS), and Robert Sullivan, Johnson County Criminal Justice... more

Be safe this Halloween
October 28

Make this Halloween a safe one

Halloween can be an exciting night for kids and adults alike. From candy to costumes, decorations to driving, here are some tips from Johnson County K-State Research and Extension ... more

90 year old Meals on Wheels volunteer retires
October 27

Meals on Wheels 90-year-old volunteer retired today

One of our Meals on Wheels volunteers is De Soto resident Mel Fischer. He’s 90 years old and has delivered meals to homebound seniors for 13 years. Up until 2012, Mel had been driving and delivering these meals by himself. For the past three... more

JoCo has Royals spirit
October 23

We have Royals Spirit!

We had some fun this week encouraging the Royals as they #TaketheCrown. Take a look at how we support our boys in blue.


CDBG funds approved for 2016
October 22

BOCC approves an estimated $1.7 million in CDBG & HOME funds for local projects

Today’s action by the Board of County Commissioners will funnel an estimated $1.7 million dollars of federal funds into local projects that will help fight poverty and improve the quality of life for thousands of  Johnson County residents.

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Veterans Day event
October 22

Johnson County to honor all veterans on November 11

Johnson County will honor all war veterans at its annual Veterans Day Observance. Special recognition is planned for World War II veterans in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the ending of that war, and for Vietnam veterans in celebrating... more