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Three little girls in a garden picking vegetables
November 6, 2017

WIC garden yields a bountiful harvest

In the spring of 2013, Johnson County WIC Community Garden was started. It empowers and educates low income clients enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program to grow their own food and supplies them with healthy, nutritious fresh... more

OP Korean Vets Memorial Wall
November 3, 2017

Johnson County plans Veterans Day observance on Nov. 11

The 2017 Johnson County Veterans Day observance is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Korean War Veterans Memorial at 119th Street and Lowell Avenue, Overland Park. 

Seating is limited to 375. Parking will be available at the... more

Project SEARCH
November 2, 2017

Project SEARCH open house Nov. 3

The public is invited to Johnson County Developmental Supports' Project SEARCH open house this Friday. The event will run 1 to 3 p.m. in Room LL 201 in the Administration Building.

Attendees will be able to enjoy food, music and games and... more

clock that has turn back time printed on the face
November 1, 2017

Fall back this weekend

Just a reminder that it's a good idea to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Sat. Nov. 4 as Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5.

Other household tasks you might do when changing your clocks are:

... more
father teaching child to ride bicycle in park
October 31, 2017

JCPRD winter park hours begin Nov. 1

Winter hours of 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. go into effect Nov. 1 for many Johnson County Park &  Recreation District parks. These winter hours will stay in effect through Feb. 28.

District parks impacted by the new hours are: Heritage Park,... more

November The Best Times magazine cover
October 31, 2017

Nov-Dec issue of The Best Times is now available

The Nov-Dec issue of The Best Times, a bimonthly magazine for Johnson County’s 60-plus population, is now on the way to its readership.

The cover story showcases local Korean War veterans along with details about the 31st Annual Johnson... more

Question and Answer
October 30, 2017

Lineage Logistics Facility at New Century AirCenter

Some questions have been raised about the planned Lineage Logistics cold storage facility at the New Century AirCenter Industrial Park. It will be a warehouse where frozen foods are received, stored and then distributed; it will not manufacture... more

boy and girl dressed as superheros
October 27, 2017

Health officials: Be mindful of safety, stay alert on Halloween

As Halloween approaches, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment asks parents to be mindful of safety during the celebration and asks drivers to be alert while on the road Oct. 31.

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children... more

Cover of the Fall 2017 JoCo Magazine
October 25, 2017

Fall 2017 JoCo Magazine hitting mailboxes now

Johnson County Government’s quarterly magazine is hitting county residents’ mailboxes this week. In this issue, our communications team introduces you to several county services, events and initiative, including:

  • The Johnson County Co... more
ICMA annual conference
October 23, 2017

County manager recognized with managerial excellence award

County manager Hannes Zacharias this weekend was recognized with the Edwin O. Stene Award for Managerial Excellence. The honor was given at the KUCIMAT banquet — a yearly KU alumni event hosted at the International City/County Management... more