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April 18

Share your vision for Monticello Library in Shawnee

Before the blueprints and the concrete, the Johnson County Library wants to know: What do you want at the Monticello Library that's coming to western Shawnee?

Here's a homework assignment. Visit the ... more

April 16

Love Your Neighborhood Resource Fair happening Sunday

Overland Park's Love Your Neighborhood Resource Fair will take place Sunday, April 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Overland Park Convention Center. The resource fair is an opportunity for residents and leaders of either a homes association or... more

April 13

All-Electric House has new home

Around 12:30 Wednesday morning, the Johnson County Museum's 1950s All-Electric House was pulled into the future Arts & Heritage Center. The arrival time was about four hours earlier than expected. The early arrival time was due in part to... more

April 12

"Talk, Read, Play" launches in Johnson County

Children born into low-income households hear roughly 30 million fewer words by the age of three than their more affluent peers. Several Johnson County organizations have joined forces to promote "Talk, Read, Play," a countywide early childhood... more

April 10

Last public meeting on courthouse and coroner facility Monday evening

Monday evening is the final of six public meetings on the new courthouse and coroner facility. It takes place from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Shawnee Town Hall (11501 W. 57th St., Shawnee.)

If you can't make a meeting, we invite you to click ... more

April 8

Public artwork "Tapestry" is celebrated at Justice Annex

A celebration took place yesterday for "Tapestry," Johnson County's newest public art installation. The event included remarks from (pictured left to right) Johnson County Sheriff's Office Undersheriff Kevin Cavanaugh, local artist Beth Nybeck... more

April 7

Johnson County celebrates National County Government Month

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed April as National County Government Month at the April 7 meeting. We join the National Association of Counties (NACo) in recognizing the nation’s 3,069 counties which serve more than 300... more

April 6

Upcoming Johnson County Library events

Meet author Brian Katcher at the Central Resource Library! The author of The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak will speak and sign books tomorrow evening at 6:30. More information is... more

April 5

It's almost moving day for the 1950s All-Electric House

On April 12, the Johnson County Museum's1950s All-Electric House will take a ride from Shawnee to its new home in Overland Park. The house is the first item of the Johnson County Museum’s collection to be relocated to the new Johnson County Arts... more

April 5

Spring general election today

It's Election Day in Prairie Village, Mission and Westwood. Voters in those cities will choose city council members. Westwood voters will elect a mayor. Polls are open until 7 p.m. today. If you need to find your polling place or confirm you are... more