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April 13

All-Electric House has new home

Around 12:30 Wednesday morning, the Johnson County Museum's 1950s All-Electric House was pulled into the future Arts & Heritage Center. The arrival time was about four hours earlier than expected. The early arrival time was due in part to... more

April 12

"Talk, Read, Play" launches in Johnson County

Children born into low-income households hear roughly 30 million fewer words by the age of three than their more affluent peers. Several Johnson County organizations have joined forces to promote "Talk, Read, Play," a countywide early childhood... more

April 10

Last public meeting on courthouse and coroner facility Monday evening

Monday evening is the final of six public meetings on the new courthouse and coroner facility. It takes place from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Shawnee Town Hall (11501 W. 57th St., Shawnee.)

If you can't make a meeting, we invite you to click ... more

April 8

Public artwork "Tapestry" is celebrated at Justice Annex

A celebration took place yesterday for "Tapestry," Johnson County's newest public art installation. The event included remarks from (pictured left to right) Johnson County Sheriff's Office Undersheriff Kevin Cavanaugh, local artist Beth Nybeck... more

April 7

Johnson County celebrates National County Government Month

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed April as National County Government Month at the April 7 meeting. We join the National Association of Counties (NACo) in recognizing the nation’s 3,069 counties which serve more than 300... more

April 6

Upcoming Johnson County Library events

Meet author Brian Katcher at the Central Resource Library! The author of The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak will speak and sign books tomorrow evening at 6:30. More information is... more

April 5

It's almost moving day for the 1950s All-Electric House

On April 12, the Johnson County Museum's1950s All-Electric House will take a ride from Shawnee to its new home in Overland Park. The house is the first item of the Johnson County Museum’s collection to be relocated to the new Johnson County Arts... more

April 5

Spring general election today

It's Election Day in Prairie Village, Mission and Westwood. Voters in those cities will choose city council members. Westwood voters will elect a mayor. Polls are open until 7 p.m. today. If you need to find your polling place or confirm you are... more

April 4

Courthouse public meeting tonight

Our fourth public meeting on the new courthouse and coroner facility takes place at Hilltop Learning Center in Overland Park tonight. These meetings provide the public an opportunity to learn more about these projects, ask questions, and provide... more

March 31

Lenexa and Shawnee join county's co-responder program

Four Johnson County cities will now have a mental health professional embedded in their law enforcement agency.

Lenexa and Shawnee are the newest cities to join the Johnson County Mental Health co-responder program. This partnership allows... more

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