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February 8, 2016

FAQs: What goes in the recycling bin?

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is continually fielding questions about recycling. Here are answers to some of the most common... more

February 5, 2016

Healthy snacks for the Big Game

Watching the Big Game on Sunday? Snacks and football go hand in hand, but you can make some nutritious choices for you and your guests. We invite you to take a look at... more

February 4, 2016

BOCC recognizes Certified Green Partners

During this morning’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, seven businesses (listed below) that are leading the way in waste diversion and sustainability in Johnson County were recognized as the first class of Certified Green Partners.

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February 3, 2016

Mark your calendar for 50 Plus events

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District 50 Plus program is one of the area's leading provider of recreation, leisure and travel activities for active adults. There are several events coming up in the next few weeks. Click on a link... more

February 1, 2016

Honor the start of Black History Month with some JoCo history

Black History Month begins today, and Johnson County history contains some threads woven into the tapestry of fights for freedom and quality through the centuries. This blog post from the Johnson... more

January 29, 2016

Johnson County Sheriff's Office team to take a Polar Plunge!

Tomorrow, a team from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office will be among the brave souls who plunge into the icy water of Shawnee Mission Park Lake. The Sheriff's Office has participated in the Polar Plunge & Strut, benefitting Special... more

January 28, 2016

Norovirus investigation at New Theatre Restaurant

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is working with the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment to investigate an outbreak of norovirus among individuals who attended performances... more

January 27, 2016

BOCC to hear recommendations for Johnson County Courthouse

Tomorrow at a Committee of the Whole, the Board of County Commissioners will hear a presentation on the recommended concept development for a proposed new Johnson County Courthouse. For the past several months, a collaborative project team... more

January 26, 2016

JCW completes sewer projects key to residential development

Nearly 2,000 acres of land are ready for development thanks to the recent completion of three new sewer projects by Johnson County Wastewater. Residential development is expected to follow the JCW projects. Johnson County attracts nearly 10,000... more

January 25, 2016

2016 National Weather Service Storm Spotter Training

Are you fascinated by storms? Attend the National Weather Service's 2016 storm spotter training seminar on Monday, Jan. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at B&B Overland Park 16 Theaters (8601 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS 66223), theater #1. The... more