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New year, new me
December 30, 2016

Let us help you keep your New Year's resolutions

With the start of each new year comes the promise of a fresh start, which is why so many of us resolve to make positive changes in the coming year. Just under half (about 44%) of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, according to Pew Research... more

Glittery gold background, says Happy New Year 2017
December 30, 2016

Happy New Year, county offices closed

Johnson County Government would like everyone to have a happy and safe New Year’s weekend. County offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2.

County libraries will be closed on Sunday, Jan. 1 and Monday, Jan. 2. They will reopen for normal... more

Picture of Paul Davis along with the Johnson County Med-Act logo
December 29, 2016

County management appoints MED-ACT director

Johnson County Government has named Paul Davis as the director of Emergency Medical Services. He will begin his new role Jan. 16, 2017.

Prior to joining the county, Davis served since May 2006 as executive director of Adams County,... more

Happy New Year 2017
December 28, 2016

Celebrate the New Year at noon

You don’t have to stay up late or pack a crowded restaurant to ring in 2017! "Noon Year's Eve," brought to you by Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus program, includes a lunch catered especially for you followed by a musical... more

Bound Christmas tree on top of SUV
December 26, 2016

Recycle your holiday tree

When the holidays are over and it’s time to take down your natural holiday trees, wreaths and garlands, give them a second life by recycling them. Visit RecycleSpot.org or call 816-474-8326 for a list of... more

Johnson County bus
December 21, 2016

Johnson County transit will not run Dec. 26 or Jan. 2

Johnson County transit will offer reduced holiday schedules on Friday, Dec. 23 and will not offer service on Monday, Dec. 26 or Monday, Jan. 2. Special Edition/SWIFT... more

Graphic that says "next BOCC meeting is Jan. 7, 2017 with county sunflower icon
December 21, 2016

Next Board of County Commission meeting is Jan. 5

The Board of County Commissioners will not hold its regular weekly meetings on Dec. 22 or Dec. 29 because of the upcoming holidays.

The board will reconvene on Jan. 5, 2017, for... more

senior woman with burnout in winter
December 19, 2016

Feeling SAD this time of year

This time of year is typically associated with social gatherings and merrymaking, but it can also prove to be a challenging time for those suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (or appropriately known as SAD), a type of depression that occurs... more

December 15, 2016

It’s about to get frosty outside

Okay, so we’ve had quite a cold spell here in Johnson County already this fall, but temperatures in the area are about to take a dip in the next few days.

It’s important to know how to keep yourself and your family safe as very low... more

Child writes TAX TIME on screen
December 15, 2016

Property tax statements due Dec. 20

Taxpayers are beginning to receive mail from Johnson County Government’s Treasury and Financial Management department as they have begun mailing 200,694 real estate and 20,874 personal property tax statements.

The deadline for the first-... more