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Let Children Be Children exhibit
September 5

Museum opens “Let Children Be Children” photo exhibit

Starting September 5, “Lewis Hine: Let Children Be Children,” an intimate view of child labor in the United States at the beginning of 20th century, will be on display at the Johnson County museum. The George Eastman House produced the traveling...

National Preparedness Month logo
September 4

September is National Preparedness Month

Would you be ready if there were an emergency? Johnson County Emergency Management is urging residents to take time to evaluate how they would respond during a disaster as part of National Preparedness Month, observed every September.


Pops in the Park concert
August 29

Celebrate Labor Day with KC Symphony's free park concert

The Kansas City Symphony will present its annual Labor Day “Pops in the Park” concert Monday, Sept. 1, at The Theatre in the Park. The performance is free to audiences of all ages. Bring your blankets, lawn...

August 27

Newby reappointed as Election Commissioner

Brian Newby was reappointed for another four-year term as Johnson County Election Commissioner by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Newby was first appointed by Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh in January 2005 to fill an...

heatwave guy with fan
August 26

Stay cool in a JoCo library

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days to visit one of 13 library branches. All of these facilities will be...

Museum car
August 22

Museum will close Aug. 25-26 for maintenance

The Johnson County Museum and the 1950s All-Electric House will be closed on Monday, August 25 and Tuesday, August 26, 2014, to conduct routine exhibit maintenance. Both facilities will re-open on Wednesday, August 27th.

“The interactive...

August 21

JoCo Wastewater recognized with outstanding compliance awards

Each year the recognizes public wastewater facilities for outstanding compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits. This recognition program consists of Peak Performance Awards in three categories –...

Athlete protocol
August 18

EMS introduces new trauma protocol for athletes

Today, Johnson County EMS System Medical Director Dr. Ryan Jacobsen announced the County’s new trauma protocol for athletes. The new protocol is aimed at improving care for athletes in protective gear with potential neck and back injuries. At a...

August 15

The JO presents free rides, Eco Elvis and snow cones

Celebrate the end of summer with the JO on Wednesday, August 20, by riding the bus for free and enjoying live music and refreshments later in the afternoon!

Join your fellow riders at the Mission Transit Center, 5251 Johnson Dr, from 4:30-...

adopted FY15 Budget
August 14

BOCC adopts FY 2015 budget

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) adopted the FY 2015 budget for Johnson County with a constant mill levy of 23.247 mills. Johnson County’s mill levy has remained stable since 2006.

The proposed budget was balanced...