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Residents News

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.

Haneberg started her career as a juvenile probation officer in 1979 and spent nearly 30 years with Johnson County Court Services, including 13 years as chief. She became the first criminal justice coordinator for Johnson County in 2008. The... more

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. The agreement will consolidate Johnson County Transit and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and develop a more regional public transit system.

Johnson County Transportation Council passed a motion to consolidate services with a... more

December 3

Picking the perfect tree is easier than you think

When it comes to the holiday season, choosing the type of tree that will take center stage in our homes can be a big decision. Dennis Patton, the horticulture agent at Johnson County's K-State Research and Extension Office, has some suggestions for choosing the perfect tree for your family and keeping it fresh. If you're ready to test your tree-selecting skills, stop by Mildale Farm on Saturday Dec. 6, for Johnson County Park & Recreation District and Kansas City WildLands'... more

December 1

10 ways to help others this holiday season and all year through

The holidays are a wonderful time to help others. Below is a sampling of volunteer opportunities available through Johnson County Government during this time. A list of opportunities available during other parts of the year is available here.

Creative Expressions
Show off your artistic abilities and brighten a senior adult’s day at the very same time. Decorate a Meals on Wheels lunch bag or make crafts for... more

July 8

Emergency Services team up for a special delivery

When Emergency Communications Specialist Bob Long answered the 9-1-1 call at 4:43 a.m., Sunday, June 29, he had no idea he was about to become part of a special event. Stephen Morrison, a Spring Hill resident was on the other end of the call.  His wife, Brooke, was in labor.

In less than one minute, Emergency Communications Center staff dispatched Johnson County MED-ACT paramedics and Johnson County Fire District #2 crews to the Morrison’s home. For the next six minutes, Bob stayed on... more

January 24

Free Online Mapping Training

FREE CLASSES! - AIMS offers free training classes to the public and our partners each quarter. These classes offer hands-on training on the AIMS Online Mapping application as well as a variety of tips and tricks for getting the most out of the application to help you find what you're looking for. MyAIMS classes offer additional capabilities for our data partners (cities, utilities, etc.) to access information not available to the public, such as recorded documents and utility data. For more... more

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