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August 27

Johnson County Wastewater receives national recognition

Each year the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognizes public wastewater facilities for outstanding compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits. This recognition program consists of Peak Performance Awards in three categories – Platinum, Gold, and Silver.

Johnson County Wastewater was recognized in July at the NACWA national conference held in Providence, RI for its outstanding compliance records in the 2014 calendar... more

August 13

BOCC adopts 2016 budget

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has adopted the FY 2016 budget for Johnson County. It includes the first mill levy increase in a decade. The news release is available here:

August 12

Are you into CSI?

This is National Forensic Science Week, a week dedicated to recognizing the importance of proper forensic science and its critical role in criminal investigations. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is helping to educate the public about its crime lab and the forensic tools its officers use. Join in the fun during the Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Week tweet-a-long by following @JOCOSHERIFF and #AskAScientist on Twitter... more

August 5

Johnson County Library Fall Guide available

The Johnson County LIbrary Fall 2015 Guide is now available. It's full of information on library news, events for all ages, exhibitions, details on the 2015 Writers Conference and so much more. Click here to start planning your fall calendar.  


August 4

Can you can?

Interested in learning how to preserve fresh fruits and veggies? Johnson County K-State Research and Extension offers hands-on workshops where you can learn the basics on freezing, canning and drying. Classes start August 10. Please click here and scroll down to "Family & Consumer Sciences" to enroll.

You can also get some canning tips from Johnson County Extenstion family and consumer sciences... more

July 13

Cooling Center Locations in Johnson County

Government offices and local businesses in Johnson County, Kansas will serve as cooling centers when extremely high temperatures and humidity affect the metro area or when the National Weather Service issues a Heat Advisory or Warning that includes Johnson County. Cooling centers may also be open when ordered by local fire officials. Citizens... more

July 6

Volunteer opportunities for kids and teens

With several weeks of summer left before school starts, you may be looking for something new to do with your kids. Why not try a volunteer opportunity with a Johnson County Government department or agency? Here are some suggestions.

Kids and their families can volunteer in the WIC community garden each Tuesday from 7:30 to 9 a.m.
http://www.jocogov.org/dept/health-and-environment/health/wic/... more

June 29

Join the Johnson County Library’s Summer Reading program

Summer brings with it a boatload of relaxing activities, not the least of which involves cracking open and losing yourself in a new book.

Johnson County Library’s Summer Reading program makes it easier for readers young and old to soak up stories digitally or in print and potentially snag some fun prizes in the progress.

Running now through Aug. 8, the program’s online component offers folks the ability to track their progress, get reading suggestions and connect with a... more

June 24

Johnson County Extension co-sponsoring Family Fun Night

Bring the family to the Farm-to-Table Family Fun Night this Thursday at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site. The event is co-sponsored by Johnson County K-State Research and Extension and the Johnson County Farm Bureau. Enjoy oxen training and chuckwagon cooking demonstrations, stagecoach rides, and free "breakfast for dinner" by Chris Cakes for the first 200 visitors!

Click here for more... more

June 11

BOCC recognizes Vanya Shivashankar

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) recognized 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee co-champion Vanya Shivashankar at today’s regular business session. Chairman Ed Eilert presented Vanya with a Certificate of Special Commendation. Her sister Kavya, the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion, attended as well.

Read more in our news release and... more