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Police officer and mental health co-responder
January 31, 2019

BOCC approves two new Mental Health Co-Responders

The Mental Health Center will provide a second co-responder to Lenexa and a dedicated co-responder to service Prairie Village, Leawood and Mission Hills.

The co-responder position is embedded within the police department and operates...

young woman helps teen girl with homework
January 30, 2019

Homework help is a Johnson County Library service

Education is a family affair and Johnson County Library has the tools to succeed.

In-person resources are a classic library service. The very popular Homework Help program provides one-on-one help for students at no charge. Coaches provide...

January 30, 2019

Storm spotter training set for Feb. 4

Are you dreaming of warmer weather in these frigid temperatures? Johnson County Emergency Management invites the public to attend the 2019 National Weather Service/Johnson County Storm Spotter Training on Monday, Feb. 4.

The storm spotter...

Landscape photograph of Shawnee Mission Park at sunset in winter
January 29, 2019

Community braces for frigid temperatures

With extreme temperatures in the forecast for this week, Johnson County departments and agencies are raising awareness of resources and information to combat the cold.

All ...

January 29, 2019

Program details hidden attractions in Kansas counties

On the heels of Kansas Day, celebrating the state’s 158th birthday, Johnson County Library has scheduled a program to showcase some hidden attractions in Kansas.

The program on Wednesday, Jan. 30, features Marci Penner, who co-wrote the...

mom strapping in child
January 25, 2019

Child car seat safety check up, Jan. 26

If you have children riding in your vehicle, it’s important that they are properly restrained to prevent injury in case of an accident. Safe Kids Johnson County, a program of Johnson County's Department of Health and Environment, in coordination...

Johnson County logo, Kansas Day 2019, Celebrate with Us
January 24, 2019

Kansas Day activities coming up

Johnson County residents will join the rest of the state on Jan. 29, in celebrating Kansas’ 158th birthday. Ahead of the annual observance, Johnson County Library is excited to share some upcoming events that are designed to honor our state’s...

Food on a food pantry shelf
January 23, 2019

Resources for furloughed federal employees

Johnson County offers several programs that may assist those who find themselves without a paycheck due to the federal government shutdown.

The county’s Multi-Service Outreach Centers serve people in need of social services who live in...

infograph of hands raised Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I have a Dream
January 18, 2019

MLK events around the county, JoCo offices closed Monday

There are plenty of events throughout the county scheduled to highlight the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK). Although Mother Nature has put a hold the Jan. 19 event at Johnson County Community College, that was to feature...

snowy residential street in Johnson County
January 17, 2019

Have your home tested for Radon

The state of Kansas and Johnson County are recognizing the importance of detecting and getting rid of radon in our homes. On Thursday, Jan. 17, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners designated January as Radon Awareness Month. Last...

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