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Paramedics Lieutenant Traffis and Battalion Chief Rankin hold their Great Save certificates
May 26

MED-ACT paramedics recognized for "Great Save"

The Johnson County MED-ACT paramedics do their job with the hope of making a difference, saving a life, meeting a former cardiac arrest victim, and celebrating their discharge from the hospital.


boats at Shawnee Mission Park Marina
May 24

Time to make a splash

It's Memorial Day weekend and you know what that means… it's time to make a splash!

Johnson County Park and Recreation District is welcoming visitors to the beaches and marinas of Shawnee Mission Park and Kill Creek Park. Both locations...

May 23

The top 10 items to keep out of sewers

Whatever ends up in the sewer can potentially impact the water environment. Here's a list of the top things to avoid putting into sewers:

  1. Prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals
  2. Hair
  3. Rages and towels
  4. ...
May 22

Summer is a good time to check your first aid kits

Summer is time for fun in the sun but all those extra activities mean extra opportunities for injuries. Check your first aid kit to make sure it and you are ready to handle minor cuts and scrapes or even some more serious things.


idea tree
May 21

Sparking entrepreneurship in Johnson County

This morning the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted to infuse $250,000 into the Enterprise Center of Johnson County (ECJC) to replace the hundreds of thousands of dollars in...

home repair
May 20

Get help with minor home repairs

Does your home need minor repairs? Do you have accessibility issues? Code citations?

If you answered yes to any of these questions and meet eligibility qualifications, the Minor Home Rehabilitation Program at the Johnson County Department...

Family meeting about drugs and alcohol
May 19

A good time for a family talk about substance abuse

According to the Kansas Communities That Care (KCTC) Student Survey:

  • Nearly 50 percent of Johnson County high school seniors have had alcohol in the last 30 days.
  • The average age of first use of alcohol in Johnson County is...
JO bus
May 15

BOCC approves purchase of new wheelchair accessible buses

Today the BOCC authorized the purchase of nine total wheelchair accessible buses, including three compressed natural gas (CNG) coaches and one 45-foot low emission diesel commuter coach. CNG buses will provide significant fuel cost savings, and...

May 15

Blue Valley Multi-Service Center to relocate

If you or someone you know uses the Blue Valley Multi-Service Center, here is some important information you’ll want to know:

  • The Blue Valley Multi-Service Center, currently located at 7500 West 149th Terrace in Overland Park, will...
Musk Thistle in bloom
May 12

How to identify, control Musk thistle

Spring has sprung, and so has Musk thistle. The noxious weed is a threat statewide and must be controlled and eradicated wherever found. Below are four steps you can take to prevent its spread.

How to identify Musk thistle:...