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Diagram of the RHSCC group organizational structure
July 17, 2017

Grant will help region prepare for coordinated terrorist attacks

On July 13, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced $35 million in grant awards for its program to prepare communities for complex, coordinated terrorist attacks (CCTAs). The Mid-America Regional Council, which applied for funding on... more

sweating man mowing lawn
July 10, 2017

DHE urges precautions during extreme heat

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages residents to take precautions during this week’s extreme heat. Those who need a place to cool down may visit one of Johnson County... more

July 5, 2017

Johnson County to celebrate opening of new park

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 8, will celebrate the official public opening of Lexington Lake Park, 8850 Sunflower Road, in De Soto and north of K-10 Highway.

The new park is owned and operated by the Johnson County... more

Fireworks
June 30, 2017

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,... more

June 28, 2017

Shawnee Mission Park features campout and Camp Rock

The 10th annual Great American Family Campout is occurring this weekend, allowing participants the opportunity to sleep under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park and to take part in other outdoor activities.

Activities will include attending... more

Gerald Hay receive award
June 26, 2017

County employee receives 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

Gerald Hay, staff member in the Public Information Office with Johnson County Government, has received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kansas City Press Club, the local chapter of the National Society of Professional Journalists for... more

Prairie grass field
June 22, 2017

Watch out for ticks this weekend

Summer is officially here, and you may find yourself outdoors on the prairie this weekend.

Before you head to your favorite county park, Johnson County Government reminds residents to be mindful of exposure to ticks and other disease-... more

Opioid crisis
June 21, 2017

Mental Health Center to host community event on opioid misuse

News outlets, criminal justice agencies and health organizations across the county have characterized opioid misuse and addiction as an escalating public health crisis.

The Johnson County Mental Health Center will host a community... more

Crazy for You written logo
June 19, 2017

Watch "Crazy for You" at The Theatre in the Park

Johnson County Park and Recreation continued its 48th season of The Theatre in the Park on Friday, June 16 with its production of Crazy for You.

Crazy for You follows the story of a well-to-do 1930s playboy whose dream in life is to dance... more

June 15, 2017

Be prepared for the heat of summer

The summer solstice may not arrive until next week, however, summer is already here in Johnson County. Here are some informative items and tips for managing the increasing temperatures over the next few days and beyond.

The Johnson County... more

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