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County News

Opioid crisis
June 21

Mental Health Center to host community event on opioid misuse

News outlets, criminal justice agencies and health organizations across the county have characterized opioid misuse and addiction as an escalating public health crisis.

The Johnson County Mental Health Center will host a community... more

Crazy for You written logo
June 19

Watch "Crazy for You" at The Theatre in the Park

Johnson County Park and Recreation continued its 48th season of The Theatre in the Park on Friday, June 16 with its production of Crazy for You.

Crazy for You follows the story of a well-to-do 1930s playboy whose dream in life is to dance... more

June 15

Be prepared for the heat of summer

The summer solstice may not arrive until next week, however, summer is already here in Johnson County. Here are some informative items and tips for managing the increasing temperatures over the next few days and beyond.

The Johnson County... more

Meadowbrook Park
June 14

Help us name new Meadowbrook Park structure by June 18

The public is invited to help the Johnson County Park & Recreation District name a new building currently under construction at the future Meadowbrook Park in Prairie Village.

The new 10,000-square-foot center will serve as an activity... more

June 12

Hotline offers answers to gardening questions

All your gardening questions can be answered this summer with the Johnson County K-State Extension Master Gardener Hotline.

Advice on lawn, flowers, gardening, trees, shrubs and houseplants is available over the phone at 913-715-7050 from... more

Outdoor park with people on sunny day
June 9

First Ozone Alert of the season issued for today

SkyCast forecasts poor air quality for June 9

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Air Quality Program issued an orange Ozone Alert for June 9. This alert indicates that an unhealthy level of ground-... more

Budget 2018
June 9

County commission sets maximum expenditure budget

The Board of County Commissioners on Thursday authorized the publication of the proposed fiscal year 2018 maximum budget totaling $1.064 billion, composed of $822.8 million in expenditures and $242 million in reserves.

“The FY 2018... more

Arts & Heritage Center is located at 8788 Metcalf Ave.
June 8

Doors open June 10 at Arts & Heritage Center

A grand opening celebration is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the recently completed Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788... more

June 7

Annual book sale starts June 8

The Sizzlin’ Summer Book Sale is about to begin! Residents can find great deals on movies, books, mucis and more. There’s a selection of thousands of items and most are priced from 25¢ to $2. Cash, checks and credit cards are... more

A screen shot from movie Moana
June 5

Movies in the Park program begins with Moana

The 2017 Movies in the Park program kicks off on Tuesday, June 6, with the animated Disney movie Moana at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s The Theatre in the Park complex in Shawnee Mission Park. 

A total of... more

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