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Lynette Goodwin with her volunteer certificate
February 28, 2019

Program helps families with shared parenting, volunteers needed

Divorce and separation can be difficult for a family, especially when children are involved. When the end of a relationship is filled with anger and resentment. Children are often stuck in the middle without a clear picture of what their...

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February 28, 2019

Louder Than a Bomb set for Sat., March 2

Louder Than a Bomb (LTaB) Kansas City gives a teenager a pen, a page, a mic and a stage. Then we step out of the way to watch a poet emerge and a community grow. LTaB is an annual city-wide youth poetry festival with a hip-hop aesthetic...

A veterinary technician teaches a medic how to check a dog for signs of a medical problem.
February 26, 2019

MED-ACT medics trained to care for working dogs

Did you know that a small group of Johnson County MED-ACT medics are specially trained to take care of working dogs?

These medics can provide medical care to dogs working at the scene of an emergency such as a tornado or flood.


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February 25, 2019

Check your mail this week for the 2019 Notice of Appraised Value

The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office has released the annual Notices of Appraised Values (NOAVs) for 2019, with 197,967 notices mailed to residential property owners today, Monday, Feb. 25. Ninety-three percent of residential values increased...

February 22, 2019

Johnson County receives recognition for infant safe sleep practices

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s prenatal program recently received bronze-level Safe Sleep Star Certification from the Kansas Infant Death and SIDS (KIDS) Network. Johnson County is one of the first health departments in...

February 21, 2019

Sheriff's Office supports WIC clients with diaper drive

On Feb. 4 and 5, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officers Paul Nonnast and Rick Howell delivered 30 boxes of diapers to the Olathe and Mission WIC offices as part of a special diaper drive initiated by the Sheriff’s Office....

Lenexa City Center Library rendering
February 18, 2019

New Lenexa City Center Library opening in June

The new Lenexa City Center Library will open its doors to the public with a grand opening event from 1  to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 2.

During the ribbon cutting,...

woman sick in bed
February 15, 2019

Johnson County reporting flu cases, not too late for flu shot

Influenza A is hitting Johnson County residents hard this flu season, much like the rest of Kansas. As of today, Feb. 15, 1,743 cases of influenza have been voluntarily reported to the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE),...

February 14, 2019

Public Works staff member recognized for increasing efficiency

Jeremey Biles was recognized Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Board of County Commissioners meeting. The Public Works maintenance worker received a Leadership in Action Award after identifying a lack of efficiency in a shoulder-rocking process. He did ...

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February 13, 2019

Road closure at JoCo's Sunset campus, Feb. 18-22, detour available

As progress is made on the construction of the Medical Examiner Facility, on the Johnson County Sunset Drive campus, in Olathe, a road closure is necessary to extend water and sewer lines. The road closure affects the west entrance to the Health...