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Picking the perfect tree for your family is easier than you think
December 3

Picking the perfect tree is easier than you think

When it comes to the holiday season, choosing the type of tree that will take center stage in our homes can be a big decision. Dennis Patton, the horticulture agent at Johnson County's K-State Research and Extension Office, has some suggestions... more

donation boxes filled with food and toys
December 1

10 ways to help others this holiday season and all year through

The holidays are a wonderful time to help others. Below is a sampling of volunteer opportunities available through Johnson County Government during this time. A list of opportunities available during other parts of the year is available... more

November 25

To Grandmother's house we go: travel safely this Thanksgiving

If you are joining the millions of Americans driving over the river and through the woods this Thanksgiving week, here are some road safety tips from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, the Kansas Department of Transportation, The National... more

November 20

JoCo Government employees conclude 2014 United Way campaign

Each year Johnson County Government employees participate in the Metro area’s United Way campaign. With 37,500 people in Johnson County living in poverty, the County makes it a priority to help those who are struggling meet life’s basic needs.... more

November 20

Real estate and personal property tax statements are in the mail

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department has begun mailing 198,623 real estate and 23,582 personal property tax statements to Johnson County taxpayers. The first half real estate and personal property taxes are due on or... more

November 19

What is Modernism? New exhibit opens at the Museum Nov. 21

An upcoming free exhibit at the Johnson County Museum details how the County’s architecture underwent a radical, modern transformation after World War II. What Is Modernism? opens on November 21 and explores how modern ideas about... more

November 14

Suicide prevention tips and information

Suicide is sometimes referred to as the silent epidemic. Family and friends are often left in shock and disbelief as they try to come to terms with their loss. Unfortunately suicide is more common than most people realize. Suicide takes the lives... more

November 14

November snow expected this weekend

The National Weather Service has predicted the Kansas City metro area will receive a few inches of snow on Saturday with freezing temperatures sticking around until the middle of next week. Johnson County's Public Works Department is gearing up... more

November 13

Five things to do on America Recycles Day, Nov. 15

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has five ways you can celebrate America Recycles Day any day of the year.

  1. Request a free waste walkthrough for your work, school, or church from one of our experts and find out if... more