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County News

September 9, 2016

Honoring 15th anniversary of Sept. 11

This Sunday, Sept. 11 marks 15 years since the terrorist attacks on our nation. It’s a bittersweet milestone for citizens across the U.S. as we pause to remember and honor the nearly 3,000 people who died on that tragic day.

On Thursday,... more

September 6, 2016

It’s time again for Johnson County Old Settlers Days!

A tradition since 1898, the annual festival fills downtown Olathe and runs from Thursday, Sept. 8 through Saturday, Sept. 10.

Johnson County will participate with a booth along with another booth from Department of Health and Environment,... more

September 1, 2016

KC Symphony’s free concert is on Labor Day

The Kansas City Symphony will present its free annual "Pops in the Park" concert on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, beginning at 7 p.m. at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park.

Concertgoers are invited to bring their family and... more

September 1, 2016

Museum on the move!

The Johnson County Museum is gearing up for its big move to the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center at 8788 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park. The official closing day of the museum (including KidScape) at 6305 Lackman Road in Shawnee is set... more

August 30, 2016

Visitors center in Shawnee Mission Park closed Aug. 31

The John Barkley Visitors Center in Shawnee Mission Park will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 31, as the staff relocates to new office space located behind the existing facility, near the park entrance at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa.

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August 29, 2016

Fall lawn care

The Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Office offers some helpful tips for fall preparation for next’s months summer lawn.

September is one of the best times to fertilize a cool season bluegrass or tall fescue lawn to help it... more

August 26, 2016

Don't miss your last chance for night fishing

The final overnight fishing opportunity at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, in Shawnee and Lenexa will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27.

From 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., the park will be open strictly for fishing, and park police officers... more

August 25, 2016

JCW again brings home top awards in NACWA recognition

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies annually recognizes member facilities with Peak Performance Awards for excellence in permit compliance. The Board of County Commissioners presented... more

August 24, 2016

Volunteer opportunities are available across the county

Johnson County is a world-class community. It takes the efforts and talents of thousands of employees and volunteers to maintain and delivery services. Many services may go unnoticed, but they are critical to the success, vitality and safety of... more

August 18, 2016

County's Feed the Need exceeds goal for 2016

Johnson County Government's employee-led Feed the Need campaign helped fill the shelves of 10 Johnson County food pantries, raising nearly 366,000 pounds of food. The goal this year was 325,000 pounds.

Brad Reinhardt, director of... more

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