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health experts and Theresa Freed recording podcast episode
November 18, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Fighting the flu

During our 16th JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re addressing how to prevent and fight the flu during the winter months. Flu season can last through May, and brings many miserable symptoms, such as aches, pains and fever. Kansas... more

Drawer with cash
November 15, 2019

Exercise held to simulate re-entry from incarceration

In a joint effort, Johnson and Douglas counties co-hosted a re-entry simulation on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Johnson County Administration Building, Olathe. The event was held to help staff who work closely with those involved in the justice system... more

November 14, 2019

Johnson County bonds receive top credit ratings

Johnson County has again received a AAA/Stable credit rating from all three bond rating agencies – Fitch Ratings, Standard & Poor's, and Moody's Investor Services for its general obligation bonds. Of the more than 3,000 counties in the nation... more

current courthouse and square
November 14, 2019

Comments welcome on new County Square concepts

Public Open House scheduled Nov. 20


How would you like to use a new County Square? Johnson County, in coordination with the city of Olathe, is gathering feedback about improvement... more

man holding head in hands
November 13, 2019

Mental health symposium scheduled for this weekend

The Overland Park Police Department will host a mental health symposium from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Academic Achievement Center, 8200 W. 71st St., Overland Park. The symposium will include Johnson County Mental Health Center... more

two men interviewing woman at job fair
November 12, 2019

Johnson County Human Services to host Job & Education Fair

Johnson County Human Services, in partnership with Johnson County Human Resources, is hosting a Job & Education Fair from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe.

This... more

Hannah Modrell and Theresa Freed recording podcast episode
November 8, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Honoring veterans of Johnson County

During our 15th JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re honoring veterans, with a special focus this year on women veterans. Johnson County Chairman Ed Eilert shares the importance of recognizing this group of veterans that is growing in... more

November 7, 2019

Johnson County holds Veterans Day Observance

The 2019 Johnson County Veterans Day Observance took place on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at American Legion Post #153.

Vote Election Day with map of USA
November 5, 2019

Polls open for 2019 General Election

Tuesday, Nov. 5 is Election Day with the polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check here for the Johnson County polling locations for the 2019 General... more

Craig Wood and Theresa Freed recording podcast
November 4, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Reduce, reuse, recycle

During our 14th JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re talking about sustainability in Johnson County. Craig Wood, Department of Health and Environment solid waste management coordinator, and Renee Bryant, DHE Food Policy Council... more


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