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County News

November 18, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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

November 4, 2015

No BOCC meeting on Nov. 5

Please note that the Board of County Commissioners of Johnson County, Kansas, will NOT hold an agenda review or business session meeting on November 5, 2015. The meeting has been cancelled due to lack of a quorum.

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2015 Fall Education Seminar
November 2, 2015

Contractor Licensing educates professionals from near and far

Approximately 2300 contractors, engineers and other building professionals from across the country came to Johnson County for their continuing education. Last week was the 14th year of Johnson County's Fall Education Seminar. Johnson County is... more

90 year old Meals on Wheels volunteer retires
October 27, 2015

Meals on Wheels 90-year-old volunteer retired today

One of our Meals on Wheels volunteers is De Soto resident Mel Fischer. He’s 90 years old and has delivered meals to homebound seniors for 13 years. Up until 2012, Mel had been driving and delivering these meals by himself. For the past three... more

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