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October 4

Don't miss Senior Fest on Oct. 13

The sixth annual Senior Fest is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Ritz Charles, 9000 W. 137th Street, Overland Park. Admission is free.

Participants are invited to meet and explore the many businesses and services available to... more

October 3

Election workers needed for Nov. 8 General Election

The Johnson County Election Office is in urgent need of 300 election workers to serve voters at Johnson County polls during the Nov. 8 General Election.

Election workers who work at a polling place are provided a stipend of at least $135... more

September 28

Friday + fishin' = family fun!

Join Johnson County Park and Recreation District Friday, Sept. 30 for a family fun night of fishing! Here is the schedule for the evening:

  • 5:30-6:00 Dinner of hotdogs, chips, and apples will be provided!
  • 6:00-7:00 Fishing at... more
September 27

Are you registered to vote for the General Election?

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Voter registration in Johnson County ends Oct. 18. Voters who changed their name or address will need to complete a new voter registration application.

Voting... more

September 26

Susan Pekarek hired as new JCW general manager

Susan Pekarek, chief engineer at Johnson County Wastewater (JCW) for the past three years and a 15-year employee with the department, has been named the new general manager of JCW providing sanitary sewer service to more than 400,000 customers... more

September 22

Emergency Management practices terror attack

Johnson County Emergency Management hosted a day-long emergency exercise on Sept. 21 at the county's Emergency Operations Center.

The scenario involved a simulated terrorist attack with active shooters and massive explosions. In the... more

September 19

Storytime with Gary Lezak

Join local celebrity and weatherman Gary Lezak for this evening storytime on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m at the Central Resource Library. He'll read from his new book, ... more

September 15

Imagine a Day Without Water

No water to drink, or even to make coffee with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn't put out fires and farmers couldn't water their crops.

Some communities in... more

September 12

Johnson County celebrates Constitution Day

On Sept. 17, 1787, our nation’s Founding Fathers signed the Constitution of the United States of America.

This week, Johnson County Government will celebrate the birth of American government with Constitution Day.

Johnson County... more

September 9

Honoring 15th anniversary of Sept. 11

This Sunday, Sept. 11 marks 15 years since the terrorist attacks on our nation. It’s a bittersweet milestone for citizens across the U.S. as we pause to remember and honor the nearly 3,000 people who died on that tragic day.

On Thursday,... more

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