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Spring Break in JoCo
March 10

Spring Break in JoCo

Get the most out of Spring Break with our guide to events around Johnson County from March 13-22.

Need more ideas? Visit our... more

Alarm Clocks
March 6

8 things to do when the time changes

The time change this weekend is a good time to take care of all those things you've been meaning to do but haven't gotten around to yet, such as…

  1. Set clocks forward one hour. It's hard to lose an hour of your weekend... more
Area hospitals join Medical Director program
March 5

Area hospitals join Medical Director program

Johnson County's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System Medical Director Program will provide even better emergency care to residents through an agreement with area hospitals approved this morning by the Johnson County Board of County... more

8 ways to prepare your family during Severe Weather Awareness Week
March 2

8 ways to prepare your family during Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 2-6, is a good time to prepare your family for the possibility of severe weather throughout the year, such as flooding, flash flooding, strong winds, blizzards, and tornadoes. 

Here are some things you... more

Severe Weather Spotter Seminar scheduled for January 26
January 20

Severe Weather Spotter Seminar scheduled for January 26

Maintaining a local team of trained storm spotters ensures our community gets the very best severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings from the National Weather Service.

The annual Severe Weather Spotter Seminar will be held Monday, January... more

Collaboration between departments solves two needs
January 14

Collaboration between departments solves two needs

Johnson County’s Records & Tax Administration (RTA), who among other things manages the County’s Archives, is required to perform document destruction when the retention period on County records (dictated by state statute) expires.

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healthy breakfast
January 5

Meals on Wheels program now offers breakfast

The Johnson County Meals on Wheels is now offering program participants the most important meal of the day.

With the breakfast program, which began December 9, Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver a breakfast meal for the next day at the... more

Ring in the new year legally
December 29

Ring in the New Year legally

Parents can use approaching New Year's Eve celebrations as a way to discuss underage drinking with children.

Many parents are already talking with their kids about this important issue. According to the Kansas Communities That Care Student... more

Woman holding a gift
December 22

How to recyle your holiday celebration

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans generate 25% more trash. Over Christmas alone, the average family will fill 5 extra trash bags. With the large quantity of packaging, cards, wrapping paper, trees, lights, and ornaments it is no... more

JoCo Transit, KCATA management consolidation finalized
December 17

JoCo Transit, KCATA management consolidation finalized

It's official. Johnson County Government will contract with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) to provide administrative and management services for The JO transit service. The 2‐year Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for... more

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