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County News

March 1

Latest issue of The Best Times Magazine hits the streets

Look for the new issue of The Best Times, the county’s publication informing and supporting Johnson County’s 60+ adults. This month’s cover story is about preventing falls, the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal... more

Park and Rec
March 1

Park hours change March 1

Summer hours of  5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for three Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks. The summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.

District parks impacted by the new hours are:

Public Health advisory graphic with Dept. of Health and Environment logo
February 27

Public Health Advisory lifted for Indian Creek

In collaboration with Johnson County Wastewater, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has lifted the health advisory issued affecting residents living along Indian Creek Trail from approximately 116th Terrace to College... more

Neon Audition sign with arrows
February 23

Auditions coming up for The Theatre in the Park's 2017 season

Johnson County Park and Recreation is gearing up for the 2017 season of The Theatre in the Park.  They are currently seeking actors, singers and dancers for all roles in all shows. Performers of all shapes, all sizes, all voice types and all... more

February 20

It's time to restock the lakes!

Join the Johnson County Park and Recreation District on Feb. 22 as 1,600 lbs. of trout are released into Kill Creek Park Lake and 3,800 lbs. of trout in Shawnee Mission Park Lake!

After the fish are stocked, both lakes will be closed to... more

Image of Mt. Rushmore with heads of Presidents Washington, Jackson, T Roosevelt and Lincoln
February 17

Presidents Day is Feb. 20

Monday, Feb. 20 is the national holiday known as Presidents Day. Originally, a day to honor the country’s first president, George Washington, it was later combined to also recognize the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.  Now, it serves to honor... more

Veterans Treatment Court graduation
February 15

Veterans Treatment Court honors first graduate

In January 2016, Johnson County District Court held the first Veterans Treatment Court in the state of Kansas. It’s mission — to identify veterans in the criminal justice system and, when eligible, to place them into treatment and court... more

NCRA court reporting and captioning week logo
February 13

This week honors court reporting and captioning professionals

This weekend kicks off National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, from Feb. 11-18.

The week is designed to encourage members of the court reporting and captioning professions to highlight their skills and service to their respective... more

Second Saturdays library graphic
February 9

It's Second Saturdays at the library

Feb. 11 is Second Saturday at Johnson County Library. This month is “Snap Into Saturday.”

At the Antioch, Central Resource, De Soto and Lackman libraries, you’re invited to join a STEAM activity — Hands On: Exploring with Snap... more

Valentine's Day
February 8

Sign up for 50-plus Valentine’s Day dinner and bingo

Avoid the crowded restaurants and celebrate Valentine’s Day with an evening at the Roeland Park Community Center. Enjoy a dinner — catered especially for you — followed by 12 games of bingo. Join us 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Roeland Park... more

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