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County News

June 6, 2016

Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale this week

Things are heating up! Find hot deals on movies, music, books and more at the Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale. Choose from thousands of books, most items 25¢ to $2. Cash, check and credit cards are all accepted.

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June 3, 2016

Three fun ways to celebrate National Trails Day June 4th

Hike through history with the Johnson County Museum
Celebrate National Trails Day on June 4th with a special preview of the new Indian Creek Trail Interpretive Sign Project. The project was developed by Sunflower Republic,... more

June 2, 2016

BOCC hears proposed 2017 budget

Today County Manager Hannes Zacharias proposed a budget for next year that maintains a constant mill levy while addressing growing demands for public services and mounting funding cuts from the state of Kansas. Zacharias and Budget and Financial... more

June 1, 2016

Tips for preventing teen substance abuse panel on June 6

Research shows that June and July are the highest months during which kids first try alcohol. Please join us on Tuesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. to learn some safey tips as your children transition to the summer months on how to keep them safe from... more

May 31, 2016

The Theatre in the Park season kicks off Friday

The Theatre in the Park kicks off its 2016 season with “Cabaret” this Friday night! Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, “Cabaret” is based on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the 19-year-old English... more

May 27, 2016

Public safety sales tax question approved for November ballot

The Board of County Commissioners has approved a question for the November general election ballot asking voters to authorize a 1/4 cent public safety sales tax to fund construction of a new county courthouse and a coroner facility.

If... more

May 25, 2016

Enjoy Johnson County by bike

May is National Bike Month, when the weather is warm and people of all ages dust off their bicycles and hit the road — or trail.

Across Johnson County, residents and visitors have access to more than 450 miles of walking, hiking and biking... more

May 24, 2016

JCPRD beaches & marinas start summer hours May 30

The coming Memorial Day holiday signals the end of the school year, opening of community pools and summer hours at Johnson County Park & Recreation District facilities. Here are the summer hours for two beaches and two marinas operated by... more

May 23, 2016

Can we help you "Get Up and Go?"

Want to learn more about older adult driver safety and transportation options in our community? On Wednesday, June 8 Johnson County Human Services, in partnership with JFS of Greater Kansas City (Jewish Family Services), Americans for Older... more

May 19, 2016

Turkey Creek Festival at Antioch Park Saturday

Bring the whole gang to beautiful Antioch Park to enjoy a day of family fun! Activities include a petting zoo, delicious food and unique craft vendors, music, giant inflatables and more. Calling all crafters of hand-made goods! If you are... more

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