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April 30, 2018

The May-June issue of The Best Times Magazine is arriving soon

The May-June issue of The Best Times, a bimonthly magazine for Johnson County’s 60-plus population, is on the way to its readership throughout the county.

The cover story showcases Dennis Wright, a volunteer welding instructor for The...

April 27, 2018

JCDHE and SMSD partnership receives recognition and grants

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment provides a multitude of programs to protect residents and help the environment. One of those programs has resulted in an award-winning partnership with the Shawnee Mission School District....

pen writes 2019 budget on paper
April 26, 2018

Proposed 2019 budget rolls back mill levy for 2nd consecutive year

Interim County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson today submitted her proposed budget for 2019 with the recommendation to roll back the mill levy by a quarter mill for the second consecutive year. She presented the information to the county...

April 25, 2018

2018 Drug Take Back Day

It’s spring and now is a good time to clear your medicine cabinet of expired, unused and unwanted medications. You can safely and responsibly dispose of them during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on...

Cover of the Spring 2018 JoCo Magazine
April 24, 2018

JoCo Magazine hitting mailboxes this week

This week the Spring 2018 issue of JoCo Magazine will be delivered to all county residents.

The Spring 2018 issue highlights the many county projects that are underway, technology applications across county departments along with...

Dodge Town Rope Cutting
April 23, 2018

JCPRD cuts rope to reopen Dodge Town

Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials held the grand reopening of the popular play area, Dodge Town, in Antioch Park on Saturday, April 21 following nearly six months of renovations. 

The official reopening included a...

April 20, 2018

Johnson County joins in Earth Day event

Downtown Overland Park, in partnership with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, Compost Collective KC and After the Harvest, will host an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21 at the Overland Park Farmers’ Market, 7950...

April 20, 2018

New locations and dates of potential measles exposure in Johnson and Linn counties added

The measles outbreak in eastern Kansas is continuing to be investigated. Since March 8, 2018, 18 cases have been identified – 14 Johnson County residents, 3 Linn County residents and 1 Miami County resident. Current information does not link this...

Survey results
April 19, 2018

County community survey maintains strong results

Johnson County Government’s latest community satisfaction survey shows residents continue to have a very high satisfaction level with their quality of life.

Results of the 2018 community satisfaction survey were released Thursday during a...

April 18, 2018

It’s all about saving lives

Johnson County HeartSafe Foundation recently celebrated five bystanders who performed hands-only CPR and/or deployed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to save five lives. The sudden cardiac...