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As temperatures rise, county officials warn against tick exposure

Outdoor summer

Johnson County Government reminds residents to take precautions in warm weather to avoid exposure to ticks and other disease-carrying insects.

K-State Research and Extension and the Department of Health and Environment offer basic information and prevention tips for tick exposure.

The Theatre in the Park opens 48th season with Spamalot

Theatre in the Park venue

The Theatre in the Park begins its 48th season of summer entertainment on Friday, June 2, with the zany antics of Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the musical Spamalot.

The musical runs through Sunday, June 4, and then continues its run Wednesday, June 7 through Saturday, June 10. A program of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, The Theatre in the Park (TTIP) complex is located in Shawnee Mission Park with an entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee. 

Commission revisits several department funding requests

On Monday, the Board of County Commissioners revisited requests for additional resources from nine department budget proposals for FY 2018. The following actions were taken.

District Courts
Maintained fee funding for 5.5 full-time equivalent employees for pre-trial supervision

Authorized RARs one-time of $164,000 for advance voting postcards and $1.3 million for the 2018 gubernatorial election

22nd Annual In Step and In Shape Walk coming up

Adults walking on trail at local park

The 22nd Annual In Step and In Shape Walk kicks off at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, in Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam.

The special event gathers under Shelter No. 3 and offers participants an opportunity to get outside, enjoy local trails and stay active. The program is presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Looking for a job in law enforcement?

photo of Johnson County Sheriff's car and badge

If you’re searching for something more than just a job, then consider the challenge and opportunity of joining the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office

As the fastest growing law enforcement agency in Johnson County, the Sheriff’s Office offers a full range of public safety duties, with numerous career development opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

Wastewater, Sheriff’s Office among current budget discussions


The Board of County Commissioners on Thursday heard budget proposals for FY 2018 from leadership at Wastewater, Sheriff’s Office, Elections, Library and Park & Recreation.


Wastewater leaders are recommending lowering the 2018 rate increase from 7.5 percent to 7 percent. Based on financial analysis by Burns & McDonnell, the median residential bill would increase $2.31 per month in 2018.  The company’s analysis also finds that JCW’s typical monthly bills are among the lowest in the region when looking at median residential usage.


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