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County News

August 30

Visitors center in Shawnee Mission Park closed Aug. 31

The John Barkley Visitors Center in Shawnee Mission Park will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 31, as the staff relocates to new office space located behind the existing facility, near the park entrance at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa.

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August 29

Fall lawn care

The Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Office offers some helpful tips for fall preparation for next’s months summer lawn.

September is one of the best times to fertilize a cool season bluegrass or tall fescue lawn to help it... more

August 26

Don't miss your last chance for night fishing

The final overnight fishing opportunity at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, in Shawnee and Lenexa will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27.

From 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., the park will be open strictly for fishing, and park police officers... more

August 25

JCW again brings home top awards in NACWA recognition

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies annually recognizes member facilities with Peak Performance Awards for excellence in permit compliance. The Board of County Commissioners presented... more

August 24

Volunteer opportunities are available across the county

Johnson County is a world-class community. It takes the efforts and talents of thousands of employees and volunteers to maintain and delivery services. Many services may go unnoticed, but they are critical to the success, vitality and safety of... more

August 18

County's Feed the Need exceeds goal for 2016

Johnson County Government's employee-led Feed the Need campaign helped fill the shelves of 10 Johnson County food pantries, raising nearly 366,000 pounds of food. The goal this year was 325,000 pounds.

Brad Reinhardt, director of... more

August 15

Talk, Read, Play books distributed across county

This month, Talk, Read, Play distributed more than 440 books to multiple Head Start partners across Johnson County in efforts to encourage early literacy.

Earlier this year, Johnson County partnered with The Family... more

August 12

Johnson County BOCC adopts 2017 budget

Yesterday the Johnson County Board of Commissioners adopted the county's 2017 budget with an estimated mill levy set at 26.595 mills, the same as the existing mill levy, which is the lowest among the 105 counties in Kansas. One mill equals $1 on... more

August 5

Enjoy Saturday's parade at the fair

As part of this year’s Johnson County Fair — Blue Jeans and Country Dreams — the annual parade will be Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 10:30 a.m. It will snake through downtown Gardner and end at the county fairgrounds.

The parade... more

August 3

Primary results are in

Thousands of Johnson Countians turned out to vote in the Aug. 2 primary. Unofficial results are made public as soon as precinct totals are in, however... more

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