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Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S. Cherry St., Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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KC Air Show 2021 at New Century AirCenter
July 6, 2021

Record crowds gathered for a once-in-a-lifetime air show last weekend at Johnson County's New Century AirCenter. The KC Air Show featured the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. In 2021, the Blue Angels celebrate their 75th anniversary and they brought their new much larger, louder and more powerful F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to this year’s show to thrill the crowd with their performances. The air show culminated on Independence Day with the debut of the Super Delta formation with the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds flying together as they departed Johnson County. 
Catch the sights and sounds of the air show in our video below.

Southbound Cherry Street road closure begins today
July 6, 2021

The tallest portion of the old Johnson County courthouse is coming down, causing a closure of southbound Cherry Street between Santa Fe and Park streets starting on July 6 and lasting about a month. During this time, the HAWK pedestrian signal on the west side of Cherry Street will not be accessible. However, Northbound Cherry Street and the angled parking on the east side will still be open during this time. There will be pedestrian detour signs installed to direct pedestrians to the Chestnut traffic signal for crossing Santa Fe.

The Best Times profiles Negro Creek Renaming Committee members
July 1, 2021

The July-August issue of The Best Times magazine is on its way in the mail with a cover story featuring members of the Negro Creek Renaming Committee, offering historical research about the waterway and explaining the process to possibility renaming the creek.

Other articles include:

  • Where were you and how did you feel/react to the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001? The Best Times seeks responses/memories from its audience on the eve of the 20th anniversary of that tragic day of infamy.
  • Theatre in the Park enters the summer with three musical productions in July and August
  • Johnson County sets its maximum FY 2022 Budget and a public hearing on Aug. 23.
  • The list of Medal of Honor recipients in Johnson County history adds a third war hero, who was born in Monticello Township and fought in the Philippine Insurrection.
  • The Johnson County Fair opens in Gardner on July 27 and ends on Aug. 1.
  • Johnson County Library helps residents with their family history in partnership with the Johnson County Genealogical Society.
  • A “Doc Talk” webinar by the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment offers advice on high blood pressure, the most common disease in America and a “silent killer” to many.

Read the latest edition online or download the magazine.

BOCC June update
July 6, 2021

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in June 2021. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org. The board took the following actions:

  • Adopted its priorities for 2021 – 2022.  More information is available here.
  • Authorized the publication of a proposed maximum expenditure budget for Johnson County Government in the amount of $1,448,443,368 for fiscal year 2022. More information is available in this news release.
  • Authorized up to $725,000 to remove hazardous materials from the long-abandoned Kuhlman Diecasting facility and to raze the vacant building. More information is available in this news release.
  • Authorized receipt of the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funding received from the United States Treasury in the amount of $117,009.
  • Conducted a public hearing and authorized funds for Johnson County Wastewater infrastructure improvement projects in an amount not to exceed $2,360,000. 
  • Voted to appoint Trent as Chief Counsel for Johnson County effective July 1, 2021. More information on Trent is available in this news release.
KC Air Show this weekend
July 6, 2021

The Kansas City Air Show is back on and it’s coming to Johnson County’s New Century Air Center this Independence Day weekend. On July 3-4, you’ll see dozens of amazing air show performances, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds appearing for a once-in-a-lifetime show. Residents in neighborhoods surrounding the airport will notice more aircraft activity and noise starting Wednesday, June 30 with increased traffic on July 2-4. Thank you for your understanding.

Get tickets for the air show at kcairshow.org.

Johnson County Museum wins national award of excellence
June 29, 2021

Congratulations to The Johnson County Museum for receiving the American Association of State and Local History’s 2021 Award of Excellence for its response to COVID-19. The museum’s pandemic response included a collecting initiative and temporary exhibition, a partner-supported community art exhibition and public programming, and educational programming with curriculum guides. 

The AASLH awards program was initiated in 1945 to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history throughout the United States. This year, AASLH gave out 40 national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, and publications. The winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history. More information is available in this news release.