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4th of july
June 30

Plenty of July 4th fun to choose from this week

Several public fireworks shows will light up the Johnson County night skies in local 2014 Independence Day celebrations.        

Merriam is kicking off the holiday spirit a week ahead of Independence Day with its annual Flags 4 Freedom...

June 27

JoCo 11th ‘easiest’ place to live in America

Johnson County is one of the easiest places to live in the United States, according to a New York Times study released this week. The study ranked the nation’s 3,135 counties based on six criteria: education, unemployment rate, median household...

Lanesfield historic site
June 26

Celebrate Independence Day early at The Lanesfield Historic Site

The Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 Dillie Road, Edgerton, is celebrating Independence Day, beginning Friday, June 27, and Saturday, June 28.

Visitors are invited to come see the historic one-room school decorated for an old-fashioned July...

proposed fy2015 budget
June 25

Weekly message from the Budget Director

Last week we took a look at trend data in a couple of areas in an attempt to bring some perspective to several key budget drivers. Specifically we detailed how the County’s mill levy compares favorably across the state and how demands grew...

american flag and fireworks
June 24

Know when and where to celebrate with fireworks

Families across Johnson County will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with picnics, gatherings of family members and friends, outings to lake beaches and parks, neighborhood barbecues, and of course, fireworks.

In the State of Kansas,...

Healthy JoCo
June 23

JCDHE is first in Kansas to receive accreditation

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is the first public health department in the state of Kansas to receive accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), and the second in the four-state region of...

June 23

Volunteer with the Department of Corrections

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity where you can help people, the Department of Corrections is looking for you!  We are in need of volunteers to work with both our juveniles and adults in the custody of the Department of Corrections....

Justice Annex
June 19

Justice Annex receives awards, Silver LEED certification

The Justice Annex, located at 588 East Santa Fe in Olathe, recently received two notable awards as well as Silver Certification by LEED as a documented high performing building.

The Justice Annex project team of Eldorado Architects and...

master gardeners
June 18

Apply now for the Johnson County Extension Master Gardener program

Enjoy gardening, working with others and sharing your passion? The Extension Master Gardener program may be just the opportunity for you!

Apply for the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Master Gardener 2015 training program,...

proposed FY 15 budget
June 18

Weekly message from the Budget Director

This week marks the mid-point in the BOCC budget review sessions where the Board meets with all County offices, agencies and departments. I will get to this Thursday’s schedule in a bit, but first I’d like to talk about a couple of key driver’s...