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November 23

Let's talk turkey

Though preparing a turkey might seem like old hat, it never hurts to review the basics of safe handling and cooking prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are some reminders from the USDA and CDC:

  • While frozen, a turkey is safe... more
November 20

Two opportunities for fun at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Looking for family-friendly weekend fun? Ernie Miller Nature Center's got you covered with two events on Saturday that are sure to delight the entire family. Both events will take place indoors at Ernie Miller Nature Center (909 N. K-7 Highway,... more

November 19

We saved more than $6 million dollars today!

A “Triple Triple-A” credit rating helped Johnson County save $6.1 million today when we we issued refunding bonds to pay off older debt obligations at a lower interest rate. Please read more about this story in... more

November 19

BOCC proclaims Nov. 19 as World Toilet Day

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaimed Nov. 19 as World Toilet Day during its weekly meeting this morning. Not familiar with World Toilet Day? Here's the scoop.

On July 24, 2013, the United Nations (UN)... more

November 18

Latest statistics on Johnson County suicides reported

The Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition released the latest statistics on suicides in our community and reported on its 2015 prevention efforts. More information is availalbe... more

November 17

Want to quit smoking? There’s an app for that.

Did you know? After one year of not smoking, a former smoker's excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a continuing smoker. 

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes,... more

November 12

Community comes together to honor and give thanks to area vets

Approximately 550 people attended Johnson County’s 29th annual Veterans Day observance event on Wednesday, where area veterans were honored for their service to our country. Veterans and their families filled the National Guard Armory in Lenexa.... more

November 12

City of Edgerton helps us celebrate World Town Planning Day

This city of Edgerton joined us to celebrate the important work of planning today. The BOCC proclaimed Nov. 12, 2015 as “World Town Planning Day.” City of Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts joined our Department of Planning and Codes to accept the... more

November 9

Speed dating for the young at heart

A group of local residents shared a lovely afternoon at the Jewish Community Center yesterday participating in a speed dating event for people age 60 and older. The event was hosted in partnership with Johnson County Park and Recreation District’... more

November 5

Johnson County wins Local Health Department of the Year

Out of the 105 local health departments in Kansas, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has earned the prestigious title of “Local Health Department of the Year” from the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (... more