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Suicide coalition donation
August 29, 2017

Memorial tournament raises $12,000 for suicide prevention coalition

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. 

The Mitts Family Foundation presented the...

Park Palooza logo with county sunflower
August 28, 2017

Save the date for Park Palooza!

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.


Johnson County Wastewater Peak Performance
August 25, 2017

JCW plants achieve 100% permit compliance in 2016

Each year the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognizes public wastewater facilities for outstanding compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (...

Treasury and Financial Management with multiple awards
August 24, 2017

2017 Feed the Need campaign collects 167 tons of food

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...

Trent Pittman and Chairman Ed Eilert
August 24, 2017

BOCC proclaims September as National Preparedness Month

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...

PulsePoint alert message on smartphone screen
August 23, 2017

Lifesaving PulsePoint app now available in our community

Local city, county, fire department and emergency medical services leaders have joined forces to bring the lifesaving PulsePoint app to the Kansas City region. The free mobile app alerts citizens trained in hands-only cardiopulmonary...

soil and a small plant inside a test tube
August 22, 2017

Free soil testing for county residents

Is your lawn stressed and blemished by bare spots? Johnson County K-State Extension wants you to know September is THE most important month for fertilizing hungry, stressed lawns. With a free personalized soil test, you can find out what kind and...

diverse group of hands in the center of a circle with Volunteer label across the top
August 21, 2017

Supervised visitation advocates needed

Johnson County Court Services is recruiting volunteers for supervised visitation advocates. If you want to help others, are over the age of 18, and have a minimum of three hours a week on Tuesday evenings to volunteer for six consecutive months;...

Recovery Conference
August 18, 2017

Register for the free Aug. 25 Recovery Conference

Johnson County Mental Health Center is holding a FREE, full day recovery conference with keynote speakers, breakout sessions and a resource fair. The recovery conference is intended for people who struggle, or have struggled, with mental illness...

family watching eclipse in the park
August 18, 2017

Total eclipse in the parks

Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack plenty of water, purchase lunch from local food trucks, then settle in to enjoy the celestial event of the century. The 2017 solar eclipse will pass through the entire country and you're invited to view the...