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December 21, 2015

Last minute JoCo gift ideas

There aren't many days left for those of us who still have Christmas shopping to do. Here are some ideas for the last-minute shopper that will still be considered thoughtful and will be remembered long after the tornado of wrappings and ribbons... more

December 18, 2015

Are you on our stale check list?

Do you have an old uncashed check from Johnson County Government? If it’s at least two years old, it’s going to be cancelled due to a Board of County Commission vote yesterday that follows Kansas law. We’ve posted... more

December 17, 2015

2016 CARS and Stormwater Management budgets approved

Traveling across the county may be a little easier after projects approved in the 2016 County Assistance Road System (CARS) Program have been completed. The CARS program was formalized in 1983 after the Board of County Commissioners recognized... more

December 16, 2015

Protect yourself this holiday season

Don't let a few Scrooges or Grinches ruin this season of giving. Here are a few safety tips from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office:

  • Check your charities... more
December 14, 2015

Blood donors urgently needed

Community Blood Center (CBC) has announced a blood emergency and is asking for the community’s help to replenish the supply for the upcoming holiday period and less predictable emergent needs. Blood donors of all blood types are urged to respond... more

December 11, 2015

Go green with gift wrapping

Before you're buried under a pile of glitzy wrapping paper, ribbons, bows and other embellishments, think outside the box in terms of how gifts can be presented in fun, creative, attractive packages that won’t go straight to the landfill.

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December 10, 2015

BOCC adopts 2016 legislative platform

Each year the Board of County Commissioners develops a legislative platform. The purpose to the platform is to convey the position of the Board of County Commissioners on certain issues that may come before the Legislature, and provide direction... more

December 9, 2015

Put a critter on your gift giving list

During this season of gift-giving, the staff at the Ernie Miller Nature Center would appreciate being added to your list.They have a variety of needs in order to care for a wide variety of creatures. There are several ways you can help them care... more

December 7, 2015

Health Insurance enrollment event today

From noon through 6 p.m. today, our Department of Health and Environment can help enroll you in a health care plan.

The event will takes place at the Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe, Room 1055. The Health... more

December 4, 2015

Think green when holiday decorating

There are many ways to incorporate sustainability into your holiday décor plans. These are just a few.

If you plan to have a live tree in your home, think about a native cedar tree. You’ll help restore wild places to their... more