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Photo County Manager presenting an item to Sheriff Denning and Undersheriff Cavanaugh
December 13

County celebrates careers of Sheriff Denning and Undersheriff Cavanaugh

On Friday, Dec. 9, more than a hundred people gathered to celebrate the careers of Sheriff Frank Denning and Undersheriff Kevin Cavanaugh in a retirement ceremony and celebration at the Olathe Community Center.

Dozens of attendees stood in... more

Administration building
December 12

Dec. 15 BOCC meeting moved to Olathe City Hall

The Board of County Commissioners meeting scheduled for Dec. 15, 2016, will not be held at the Johnson County Administration building because of audio/visual equipment upgrades. Instead, it will be held at Olathe City Council Chambers, located at... more

Schedule with post it notes
December 8

Preliminary timeline for courthouse construction

The preliminary timeline identifies numerous actions to be taken before groundbreaking occurs:

  • Nov. 8 – voters approve Public Safety Sales Tax
  • Dec. 9 - Johnson County Board of County Commissioners adopt a resolution to levy... more
logo for Meals on Wheels
December 7

Donate as little as an hour each month, make a difference

Johnson County Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers who have just one extra hour a month during their lunch break to deliver meals to homebound seniors.

Johnson County Meals on Wheels delivers a hot, nutritious noon meal to these... more

Citizens Academy participants tour the Johnson County Library
December 6

Apply for the Johnson County Citizens Academy program

Learn about the inner workings of Johnson County Government and how you can get more involved in our community through the Johnson County Citizens Academy program! The spring 2017 session will begin Feb. 16 and meet for three hours (6–9 p.m.)... more

Winter weather hazards
December 1

Be prepared for winter weather hazards

It’s Winter Weather Awareness Day in Kansas. Here are tips to be better prepared for inclement weather as Johnson County residents deal with the first cold snap of the season.

Before a winter storm

Gingerbread house
November 29

Hands-On: Gingerbread holiday event Dec. 3

Run, run, run as fast as you can . . . Get to the Library and wash your hands . . . We'll each create a simple gingerbread house . . . Where you and your gingerbread friend can hang out! Children with a caregiver may attend each session. 

... more

Gold Star Memorial groundbreaking
November 28

A 'Gold Star' plan

During a check presentation ceremony Nov. 18, Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland accepted a $5,000 donation for a planned Gold Star Families Memorial.

It’s the first donation and officials hope many more will support raising $40,000 for the... more

Oak leaf frost
November 21

Winter freeze brings oak leaf mite itch relief

Oak leaf mites have been plaguing residents for months, but the end might not be in sight, even with a hard freeze.

In some parts of the county the outbreak has been so severe that people have changed their daily routine in an attempt to... more

November 17

Fall Citizens Academy program participants recognized

Congratulations to the below-listed 24 individuals for completing Johnson County Government’s second Citizens Academy program. The  Board of County Commissioners recognized and thanked the graduates during this morning’s BOCC meeting.

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