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master gardeners
June 18

Apply now for the Johnson County Extension Master Gardener program

Enjoy gardening, working with others and sharing your passion? The Extension Master Gardener program may be just the opportunity for you!

Apply for the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Master Gardener 2015 training program,...

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proposed FY 15 budget
June 18

Weekly message from the Budget Director

This week marks the mid-point in the BOCC budget review sessions where the Board meets with all County offices, agencies and departments. I will get to this Thursday’s schedule in a bit, but first I’d like to talk about a couple of key driver’s...

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the JO logo
June 16

Ride the JO for free on June 19

Celebrate Dump the Pump Day and help improve air quality by riding the JO for free on June 19. No special pass or other action required -- just get on board and travel to where you need to go!

The JO travels throughout Johnson County and...

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elder abuse
June 12

Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Sunday, June 15

Elder abuse reports, particularly involving financial exploitation of older adults, have grown dramatically in volume since 2009.

Reports come to the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office from numerous sources, including the Adult...

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proposed FY 15 budget
June 11

Weekly message from the Budget Director

The Budget and Financial Planning Department, along with the County Manager’s Office and all of Johnson County Government’s departments, agencies and offices, have spent months crafting the proposed 2015 budget. On Thursday, June 5, Assistant...

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June 10

Measles cases continue to rise in Johnson County

Measles are in Johnson County, Kan. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has identified three confirmed cases of measles in the county. The three cases are possibly linked to 10 other confirmed cases and two probable...

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summer book sale
June 9

Summer Book Sale starts on June 11

The Johnson County Library's Sizzlin’ Summer Book Sale is one of the region's largest and best used book sales. Book lovers will find amazing deals on previously-owned books, audiobooks, VHS tapes, DVDs and more. Approximately 80,000 gently used...

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Movies in the Park logo
June 6

Movies in the Park

Do you want to build a snowman? Johnson County’s The Theater in the Park is again offering movie nights under the stars, beginning Tuesday, June 10, with a sing-a-long version of Disney's "Frozen." The other 10 movie nights will feature:

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D Day
June 5

BOCC honors D-Day veterans

Today, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners honored three Johnson County D-Day veterans, including an Overland Park resident who is the oldest survivor of the “Band of Brothers,” made famous by Stephen Ambrose, Tom Hanks and Steven...

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Day in the Park
June 5

"Day in the Park" on June 7 offers many free activities

Join us for this free, day-long celebration of our community’s trails, parks and recreational spaces. There will be a wide variety activities for the entire family throughout Shawnee Mission Park and along the adjoining Streamway trail. There...

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