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Dec. 15 BOCC meeting moved to Olathe City Hall

Administration building

The Board of County Commissioners meeting scheduled for Dec. 15, 2016, will not be held at the Johnson County Administration building because of audio/visual equipment upgrades. Instead, it will be held at Olathe City Council Chambers, located at 100 E. Santa Fe St. Broadcast of the Dec. 15 BoCC meeting will still be available through jocogov.org.

Preliminary timeline for courthouse construction

Schedule with post it notes

The preliminary timeline identifies numerous actions to be taken before groundbreaking occurs:

Donate as little as an hour each month, make a difference

logo for Meals on Wheels

Johnson County Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers who have just one extra hour a month during their lunch break to deliver meals to homebound seniors.

Johnson County Meals on Wheels delivers a hot, nutritious noon meal to these individuals. However we provide more than a meal. We also serve as a daily check on homebound seniors to make sure they are doing well.

Apply for the Johnson County Citizens Academy program

Citizens Academy participants tour the Johnson County Library

Learn about the inner workings of Johnson County Government and how you can get more involved in our community through the Johnson County Citizens Academy program! The spring 2017 session will begin Feb. 16 and meet for three hours (6–9 p.m.) each Thursday evening until April 27, with no session on March 16 due to spring break. Dinner will be provided at no cost during each weekly session. The application deadline for the spring program is Jan. 20.

Be prepared for winter weather hazards

Winter weather hazards

It’s Winter Weather Awareness Day in Kansas. Here are tips to be better prepared for inclement weather as Johnson County residents deal with the first cold snap of the season.

Before a winter storm

Hands-On: Gingerbread holiday event Dec. 3

Gingerbread house

Run, run, run as fast as you can . . . Get to the Library and wash your hands . . . We'll each create a simple gingerbread house . . . Where you and your gingerbread friend can hang out! Children with a caregiver may attend each session. 

Join Johnson County Library on Saturday, Dec. 3, for a fun holiday event at the Shawnee Library, 13811 Johnson Dr.

Space is limited; register online or call 913-826-4600.

A 'Gold Star' plan

Gold Star Memorial groundbreaking

During a check presentation ceremony Nov. 18, Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland accepted a $5,000 donation for a planned Gold Star Families Memorial.

It’s the first donation and officials hope many more will support raising $40,000 for the monument to be placed at the city’s Veterans Memorial Park at Dennis Ave. and Harrison St.  

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