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toddler dressed as firefighter
September 25, 2017

Fire safety workshop set for Oct. 7

An award-winning fire safety education program created especially for children ages 3-5 will be held Saturday, Oct.  7, including breakfast, booths, drawings and a fascinating and entertaining look into the preschooler's perception of fire, the... more

child looking out of car
September 22, 2017

Is your child in the right seat?

Find out on Saturday, Sept. 23 (National Car Seat Check Saturday) between 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at McCarthy Chevrolet Olathe's Service Dept. at 675 N. Rawhide. Trained car seat safety specialists will examine child car seats for proper use,... more

September 21, 2017

Veterans Town Hall meeting set Sept. 27 at Johnson County library

Sponsored by the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center (KCVAMC), a Veterans Town Hall meeting is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Carmack Community Room at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 West... more

children waving from the back of a hay wagon
September 20, 2017

Enjoy a fall group hayride

Enjoy the outdoors by scheduling your group for a hayride through Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Road in Olathe or the beautiful Oak Ridge Parklands in Shawnee Mission Park, 7460 Ogg Road in Shawnee Mission.

The hayrides conclude with a warm... more

picture of Johnson County Arts & Heritage building exterior
September 19, 2017

Johnson County Museum Foundation receives generous donation

The Johnson County Museum Foundation recently received a donation of $25,000 from Waste Management, Inc. 
 
Area Vice President of Waste Management Mike Watson presented the check to Foundation President Larry Meeker at the museum. In... more

a monarch butterfly on clovers
September 18, 2017

Be a part of the Monarch migration

This week Johnson County Park and Recreation District has activities around the migration of the Monarch butterfly population. Join in these activities and be part of this royal fun!

50 Plus Monarch Migration and Tagging... more

yellow street sign which reads Get Your Flu Shot
September 15, 2017

Walk-in clinics offer flu shots

Flu shots are now available for adults and children over the age of 6 months at our walk-in health clinics in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Dr.) and Mission (6000 Lamar Ave.). The cost is $30 for a seasonal flu shot and $50 for the high dose... more

September 14, 2017

Johnson County celebrates the DSPs this week

This week is Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week. DSPs compose most of the staff at Johnson County Developmental Supports, a county agency that supports people... more

September 13, 2017

Welcome to new Planning, Development and Codes Director

Jay Leipzig assumed his duties as the county’s new Planning and Development Director on Sept. 11. He brings 24 years of experience in planning and development and most recently he had served as Community and Economic Development Director for the... more

We the people
September 12, 2017

District Court to host Constitution Day

On Sept. 17, 1787, our nation’s Founding Fathers signed the Constitution, and this week, Johnson County District Court will host a series of events to celebrate Constitution Day — to honor the formation and signing of the United States and Kansas... more

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