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Summer JoCo Mag
July 20

Pick up summer JoCo Mag today

Hot off the presses, JoCo Magazine's summer issue is being mailed this week to county residents. The summer edition includes features on selecting licensed child care for your family, a history lesson as Johnson County celebrates its 160th... more

July 19

Risks increase in working outdoors as temperatures rise

It’s hot, but the summer temperatures to date are not sizzling to record heights. At least, not yet. Hopefully, not ever.

The National Weather Service reports that the all-time hottest temperature in Kansas City was 113 degrees on Aug. 14... more

Diagram of the RHSCC group organizational structure
July 17

Grant will help region prepare for coordinated terrorist attacks

On July 13, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced $35 million in grant awards for its program to prepare communities for complex, coordinated terrorist attacks (CCTAs). The Mid-America Regional Council, which applied for funding on... more

sweating man mowing lawn
July 10

DHE urges precautions during extreme heat

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages residents to take precautions during this week’s extreme heat. Those who need a place to cool down may visit one of Johnson County... more

July 5

Johnson County to celebrate opening of new park

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 8, will celebrate the official public opening of Lexington Lake Park, 8850 Sunflower Road, in De Soto and north of K-10 Highway.

The new park is owned and operated by the Johnson County... more

4th of July
July 2

County offices will be closed July 4

Johnson County Government offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. All Johnson County Library locations will close early at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 3... more

Fireworks
June 30

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,... more

June 28

Shawnee Mission Park features campout and Camp Rock

The 10th annual Great American Family Campout is occurring this weekend, allowing participants the opportunity to sleep under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park and to take part in other outdoor activities.

Activities will include attending... more

Gerald Hay receive award
June 26

County employee receives 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

Gerald Hay, staff member in the Public Information Office with Johnson County Government, has received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kansas City Press Club, the local chapter of the National Society of Professional Journalists for... more

Prairie grass field
June 22

Watch out for ticks this weekend

Summer is officially here, and you may find yourself outdoors on the prairie this weekend.

Before you head to your favorite county park, Johnson County Government reminds residents to be mindful of exposure to ticks and other disease-... more

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