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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!

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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.

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May 18

Severe weather tools available to JoCo residents

Severe weather season has arrived in our area, making it a good time to review the tools available to Johnson County residents.

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Your hub for emergency preparedness, the website if full of useful information about what to do in an emergency, what supplies to have on hand, simple steps to get connected after an event, and useful guides to help you prepare.

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May 15

20-Year Master Plan approved by Library Board

The Board of Directors of the Johnson County Library unanimously accepted an ambitious long-range plan at their May 14, 2015 meeting. The Comprehensive Library Master Plan recommends how and where Library services will be delivered across Johnson County for the next generation.

“The Plan is submitted on behalf of the citizens of Johnson County, whom we are pledged to serve,” stated County Librarian Sean Casserley. “It is truly a plan of the people – it benefits from input by thousands... more

May 12

MED-ACT celebrating 40th anniversary with Saturday open house

Learn what it's like to be a paramedic during Johnson County MED-ACT's 40th anniversary open house.

Tour MED-ACT Station 1511, talk to paramedics, learn more about different types of ambulances, and see equipment used during unique emergency situations, such as those involving hazardous chemicals. The Johnson County Emergency Management & Communications Mobile Command Unit will also be available.

Staff will be performing hands-only CPR training and free blood pressure... more

May 1

2014 Second Half Property Tax Statements Due May 11, 2015

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department has mailed 52,158 real estate and 2,384 personal property tax statements to Johnson County taxpayers. The second half real estate and personal property taxes are due on or before Monday, May 11, 2015. Taxpayers have several convenient options to pay their taxes, including paying online or by mail. To see all of our payment options, please visit our... more

April 20

Walt Way receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Walt Way, Emergency Management and Communications Director, received a Lifetime Achievement Award Friday from the Kansas City Regional 9-1-1 System. Way received the award for his dedication and leadership in the field of public safety communications, and accepted it during the annual Telecommunicators Appreciation Celebration this past Friday night.

During his career, Way has provided leadership in the fields of public safety and 9-1-1 operations for Johnson County, the Greater... more

April 15

JoCo EM becomes a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador

 

As part of its continuing mission to create a better prepared, more resilient community; Johnson County Emergency Management recently joined the Weather Ready Nation initiative by becoming a WRN Ambassador.  Over the next few months, Johnson County Emergency Management will integrate the initiative into its community outreach program as a way to engage businesses and community organizations to become more prepared for severe weather.  

 

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April 9

Help "Feed the Need" in JoCo during Ntl County Gov Month

Johnson County residents can help "Feed the Need" of by dropping non-perishable food items and toiletries in marked barrels around the county as part of National County Government Month.

Feed the Need is a Johnson County Government employee-led initiative to stock food pantries around the county.

"Feed the Need is one of the most significant food and fundraising efforts for the food pantries," said Deborah Collins, director of the Human Services Department and co-chair of the... more

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