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Two kids reading a book and giggling
November 16, 2016

Fall Kids Book Sale starts

Starting Thursday, Nov. 17, the Friends of Johnson County Library launches its BIG Fall Kids Book Sale. A ginormous selection of children’s books will be available for purchase, including board books, picture books,... more

American Recycle Day is November 15th - recycle logo with event title
November 14, 2016

Nov. 15 is America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promote and celebrate recycling in the U.S.

This year in Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is... more

A girl is reading a book on the floor in her room.
November 14, 2016

Staying home alone class for adolescents offered Nov. 23

Staying Home Alone, a Johnson County Park and Recreation District course for kids age 10–14, prepares adolescents for the responsibilities of  staying home alone for short periods of time. The course covers: personal responsibilities, how to... more

Voters approve courthouse rebuild and this photo shows an old picture of the courthouse.
November 10, 2016

Voters approve funding for new courthouse & coroner facility

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Johnson County voters approved a quarter-cent public safety sales tax to fund a new county courthouse and coroner facility. The county leadership has studied courthouse options over the past 15 years with recommendations for a... more

Veterans Day memorial park with trees, pillars, and a star monument on the pathway.
November 10, 2016

County hosts 30th Annual Veterans Day observance

This Friday, Nov. 11, Johnson County will sponsor its 30th Annual Veterans Day observance.

When: Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 1025 S. Harrison, Olathe, KS 66061

This year's observance is designed... more

Johnson County election office with a view of voting machine and people voting.
November 9, 2016

Unofficial final Johnson County election results

The Johnson County Election Office has published the unofficial final election results, available on the election office website.

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A picture of a public transportation bus decked out in all blue paint and clean windows.
November 7, 2016

Ride free via RideKC on Election Day

RideKC routes will offer free fares all day on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to make it easier for citizens to vote in the General Election.

Fares on Election Day on all RideKC bus routes serving Kansas City, Johnson... more

A tractor pulling a group of people for a hayride.
November 3, 2016

Hayrides at Shawnee Mission Park Sunday

In addition to fall hayrides for organized groups, Johnson County Park and Recreation District offers an annual opportunity for individuals and family members to enjoy the crisp autumn air from a tractor-drawn haywagon without having to worry... more

November 1, 2016

Don't wait in line on Election Day — vote in advance!

All registered voters in Johnson County have the option to vote in person at one of six locations in the county prior to Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Just take your government-issued identification to one of the following six locations.

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October 28, 2016

Learn about Gold Star Families Monument initiative

Johnson County's 30th annual Veterans Day observance will also be an opportunity to break ground for a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, designed by the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation based in Huntington, West Va.

A... more