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Family riding bikes
May 30

Celebrate summer with some #JoCoFun

Summer break is a busy time for Johnson County families. The days are filled with festivals, fairs, and fun things to do!

We've put together a list of...

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May 29

Johnson County Library kicks off Summer Reading program

Summer brings with it a boatload of relaxing activities, not the least of which involves cracking open and losing yourself in a new book.

Johnson County Library’s Summer Reading program makes it easier for readers young and old to soak up...

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JCDS grant
May 29

New grants to benefit Johnson County residents of all ages

Thousands of Johnson County residents will benefit from recent grants awarded to various County departments and agencies. This week, representatives from Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) and Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC...

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May 28

Public health agencies getting word out about Hepatitis A outbreak in Missouri

Local public health departments in the Kansas City metro area have joined forces to educate the public after a Hepatitis A exposure at a Red Robin restaurant in Springfield, Missouri earlier this month. You can...

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Mosaic created by JCDS Emerging Artist program
May 27

JCDS Emerging Artists will show at Prairie Village Art Fair

The JCDS Emerging Artists are getting ready for the Prairie Village Art Fair this weekend where these artists will show and sell their mosaics, paintings and drawings. The Emerging Artists are in varying stages of their artistic development and...

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Paramedics Lieutenant Traffis and Battalion Chief Rankin hold their Great Save certificates
May 26

MED-ACT paramedics recognized for "Great Save"

The Johnson County MED-ACT paramedics do their job with the hope of making a difference, saving a life, meeting a former cardiac arrest victim, and celebrating their discharge from the hospital.

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boats at Shawnee Mission Park Marina
May 24

Time to make a splash

It's Memorial Day weekend and you know what that means… it's time to make a splash!

Johnson County Park and Recreation District is welcoming visitors to the beaches and marinas of Shawnee Mission Park and Kill Creek Park. Both locations...

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sewer
May 23

The top 10 items to keep out of sewers

Whatever ends up in the sewer can potentially impact the water environment. Here's a list of the top things to avoid putting into sewers:

  1. Prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals
  2. Hair
  3. Rages and towels
  4. ...
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May 22

Summer is a good time to check your first aid kits

Summer is time for fun in the sun but all those extra activities mean extra opportunities for injuries. Check your first aid kit to make sure it and you are ready to handle minor cuts and scrapes or even some more serious things.

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idea tree
May 21

Sparking entrepreneurship in Johnson County

This morning the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted to infuse $250,000 into the Enterprise Center of Johnson County (ECJC) to replace the hundreds of thousands of dollars in...

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