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August 31, 2018

Health Assessment Surveyors Coming to Neighborhoods

Help us build a healthier Johnson County!

Volunteers will visit random pre-selected Johnson County neighborhoods on Saturday, Sept. 8, to conduct a community health assessment survey.

The purpose of the survey is to collect resident...

Happy Labor Day
August 31, 2018

County offices closed Monday, Sept. 3

Johnson County Government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Offices will reopen for normal operations Tuesday, Sept. 4.

In addition, all branches of Johnson County Library will be closed...

August 30, 2018

September is National Preparedness Month

This September, National Preparedness Month focuses on planning under the theme — “Prepare Now. Learn How”

As recent severe weather and other events have affected people in Johnson County and communities across the U.S., we can all take...

Senator Moran congratulates a graduate in a courtroom
August 29, 2018

Veterans Treatment Court has four new graduates

On Aug. 29, a packed courtroom celebrated four more graduates of the Veterans Treatment Court. This marked the Johnson County District Court's sixth graduation in this program. The mission of the VTC is to identify veterans in the criminal...

The cover of the September-October 2018 edition of The Best Times
August 29, 2018

September-October issue of The Best Times is in the mail

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

The cover story showcases the state’s shortest railroad, spanning slightly more than six miles of...

poster for turbulent 20s exhibit
August 27, 2018

Explore the darker side of the Roaring 20s

Explore how a modern, American society emerged in the 1920s at the Johnson County Museum’s latest exhibit, The Turbulent Twenties. The decade is often viewed as a time of roaring fun, prosperity, and good feeling. While consumerism was up, jazz...

A graphic with the county logo that says "Your Teen's Mental Health."
August 24, 2018

Parents invited to discuss mental health and teens

The Johnson County Mental Health Center will hold a Facebook Live, Ask Me Anything (AMA) event at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Parents of teenagers are invited...

maury Thompson portrait photo
August 23, 2018

Johnson County Government announces new Deputy County Manager

Penny Postoak Ferguson, county manager, has appointed Maury Thompson as deputy county manager. He has served as the interim deputy county manager since January 2018. Prior to that, Thompson served as assistant county manager beginning in January...

map of area in Mill Creek Streamway Park which is closed
August 22, 2018

Portion of Mill Creek Streamway Park to be closed Aug. 27-29

Beginning Monday, Aug. 27, a half-mile portion of the Gary L. Haller Trail in the Mill Creek Streamway Park in Lenexa will be closed for a trail maintenance...

EXT employee Dennis Patton receiving award
August 20, 2018

Local lawn and garden expert wins national award

If you ask Dennis Patton, horticulture agent for Johnson County K-State Research and Extension, whether he has a favorite movie he might just say, “The Seven Year Itch.” After all, it was exactly seven years ago when Patton won, for the first...