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Theatre in the Park venue
May 29

The Theatre in the Park opens 48th season with Spamalot

The Theatre in the Park begins its 48th season of summer entertainment on Friday, June 2, with the zany antics of Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the musical Spamalot.

The musical runs through Sunday, June 4, and then continues its run... more

multiple American flags
May 26

County offices closed on Monday, May 29

Johnson County Government offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017, in observation of the Memorial Day holiday. The county libraries and Park and Recreation offices will also be closed.  Visit the... more

May 25

Commission revisits several department funding requests

On Monday, the Board of County Commissioners revisited requests for additional resources from nine department budget proposals for FY 2018. The following actions were taken.

District Courts
Maintained fee funding... more

Adults walking on trail at local park
May 23

22nd Annual In Step and In Shape Walk coming up

The 22nd Annual In Step and In Shape Walk kicks off at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, in Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam.

The special event gathers under Shelter No. 3 and offers participants an opportunity to get outside, enjoy local... more

photo of Johnson County Sheriff's car and badge
May 22

Looking for a job in law enforcement?

If you’re searching for something more than just a job, then consider the challenge and opportunity of joining the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office

As the fastest growing... more

Budget
May 19

Wastewater, Sheriff’s Office among current budget discussions

The Board of County Commissioners on Thursday heard budget proposals for FY 2018 from leadership at Wastewater, Sheriff’s Office, Elections, Library and Park & Recreation.

Wastewater

Wastewater leaders are... more

community survey graphic
May 18

Citizen satisfaction levels continue to go up

Each year, we ask for input on how we're doing as a county government through a community survey. Our residents gave Johnson County a 97 percent satisfaction rating as a place to live, a 96 percent satisfaction rating as a place to raise children... more

Contractor
May 17

Help protect yourself from unscrupulous contractors

Unprofessional professionals are beginning to pop up in Johnson County as residents turn to around-the-house projects that occupy their free time and weekends.

Certainly a little help wouldn’t hurt, but homeowners should be careful whom... more

Monticello Library
May 15

Library breaks ground on new Shawnee branch

On May 10, Johnson County Library launched construction of the Monticello Library in Shawnee with a ceremonial groundbreaking that included Chairman Ed Eilert. 

The $18.1 million, two-story, 33,548 square-foot building will feature floor-... more

Mental health
May 12

Netflix series raises questions about mental health, suicide

The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has raised questions about the mental health and safety of children in schools. The show depicts scenes of teens being bullied, sexually harassed and assaulted, and a graphic suicide death. The graphic nature... more

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