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Memorial tournament raises $12,000 for suicide prevention coalition

Suicide coalition donation

Last week, Johnson County’s Suicide Prevention Coalition received the proceeds from a fundraising disc golf tournament — the Flippin’ Sweet Memorial Disc Golf Tournament for Prevention of Suicide. 

Save the date for Park Palooza!

Park Palooza logo with county sunflower

Mark your calendar for Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park. It is anticipated that close to 4,000 people will participate in this community-wide, fun-filled and family-oriented event.

This free, lifestyle event will happen at 7710 Renner Road, Shawne Mission Kansas, 66217. There will be plenty of kid-friendly fun, food and entertainment as the Johnson County Park and Recreation District thanks the community for its continued support and patronage.

JCW plants achieve 100% permit compliance in 2016

Johnson County Wastewater Peak Performance

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.

2017 Feed the Need campaign collects 167 tons of food

Treasury and Financial Management with multiple awards

Johnson County employees helped out again to feed a growing need in our community with a successful 2017 Feed the Need campaign. This year's campaign has helped fill the shelves at seven local food pantries with more than 167 tons of food. The effort also benefits Community and Family Support Services at the four multi-service centers operated by the county's Human Services department. Results of the annual food drive, celebrating its 30th year, were announced Thursday, Aug.

BOCC proclaims September as National Preparedness Month

Trent Pittman and Chairman Ed Eilert

Today the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month. Assistant Director, Community Preparedness Trent Pittman accepted the proclamation and offered the following 2017 severe weather statistics — it has already been an extremely busy year for severe weather in JoCo!