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cold weather
January 6

Frigid temperatures headed our way

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for our area through Thursday morning. Expect wind chills in the 15 – 25 degrees below zero range.  Johnson County Government is here to help you get through the frigid weather.

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healthy breakfast
January 5

Meals on Wheels program now offers breakfast

The Johnson County Meals on Wheels is now offering program participants the most important meal of the day.

With the breakfast program, which began December 9, Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver a breakfast meal for the next day at the... more

waiting in line
January 2

New walk-in renewal fee now in effect at Motor Vehicles

To avoid the additional $5 per vehicle fee for renewals done in person, renew your vehicles by mail or online. More information is... more

2015 new year
December 31

County offices to close on New Year's Day

Johnson County Government offices will be closed on New Year's Day, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Offices will be open for business again on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Have a safe and happy New Year!

Ring in the new year legally
December 29

Ring in the New Year legally

Parents can use approaching New Year's Eve celebrations as a way to discuss underage drinking with children.

Many parents are already talking with their kids about this important issue. According to the Kansas Communities That Care Student... more

Woman holding a gift
December 22

How to recyle your holiday celebration

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans generate 25% more trash. Over Christmas alone, the average family will fill 5 extra trash bags. With the large quantity of packaging, cards, wrapping paper, trees, lights, and ornaments it is no... more

Healthy foods and weights
December 18

New grant funding to focus on reducing preventable diseases

Our Department of Health and Environment can now do even more to address the issues of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention in our community. Today, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted to accept an annual $600... more

JoCo Transit, KCATA management consolidation finalized
December 17

JoCo Transit, KCATA management consolidation finalized

It's official. Johnson County Government will contract with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) to provide administrative and management services for The JO transit service. The 2‐year Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for... more

Risë Haneberg
December 12

Haneberg retires after 35 years of improving criminal justice system

Risë Haneberg, Criminal Justice Coordinator, retired this week after 35 years of service dedicated to improving Johnson County's criminal justice system. Her innovative programs have been recognized on the state and national level many times.... more

The Jo bus
December 11

JoCo Transit, KCATA one step closer to management consolidation

Efforts to consolidate transit management in the region took another step forward on Thursday when the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for Transit Management and Administration.... more