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June 13, 2018

Suicide prevention resources

If you or someone you love is suffering thoughts of suicide, know that you can get help, here in Johnson County, and through national resources.

  • Johnson County Mental Health 24-hour Crisis Line — 913-268-0156 — a line... more
June 11, 2018

Board to assume governance of Fire District No. 2

On Thursday, June 7, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted to assume governance of the Johnson County Fire District No. 2 effective immediately, after several months of assessment and... more

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June 8, 2018

Theatre in Park kicks off summer season with ‘Little Mermaid’

The Theatre in the Park (TTIP) begins its 49th summer season on Friday, June 8, when the performance of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” floats to center stage at the entertainment complex in Shawnee Mission Park.     

Performances of “The... more

June 7, 2018

Safe Kids Johnson County offers free car seat safety check-ups

Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at McCarthy Chevrolet, 675 N. Rawhide, Olathe

No appointment needed. First come, first checked. Seat checks are done inside the Service Department.

... more

June 6, 2018

Segment of highway named for fallen officer

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer joined the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office on Monday to announce a segment of U.S. 69 in Johnson County is now known as Master Deputy Brandon Collins Memorial Highway. Gov. Colyer signed into law Monday a bill that... more

June 5, 2018

Gardening hotline offered by Johnson County extension

Do you have a lawn or garden question such as:

  • What do I plant?
  • How do I plant?
  • What's eating my plant?

If so, call the Extension Master Gardener Hotline. They are ready to help you solve your growing... more

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May 30, 2018

Beware of tech support scam

Please beware of a tech support call scam which is currently underway in our region. You don’t want to be the next victim.

The call is from someone who claims to work for a well-known technology company (e.g. Microsoft or Google) and... more

May 29, 2018

Blue Star Museum offers free admission

Starting with May 29 through Labor Day (Sept. 3), Johnson County Museum, as one of more than 2,000 museums across America will participate in the ninth annual... more

May 24, 2018

Ribbon cutting for Shawnee Mission Park beach house set for May 26

A ribbon cutting event on Saturday, May 26, will open the new beach house at Shawnee Mission Park and start the summer season with a free admission day.

The event, which will include comments from public officials, a DJ and giveaways, will... more

May 18, 2018

Summer fun for kids: Johnson County extension cooking day camp

Campers ages 7 – 12 will gain skills in food safety, preparation and nutrition, and enjoy dining on their culinary creations through this hands-on series. Camp is held from 9 a.m. – noon each day at the extension office, 11811 S. Sunset Drive in... more


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