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volunteers and others turning dirt to grow food for WIC participants
March 27, 2019

WIC Community Garden kicks off growing season

This week, the seventh season of planting and growing fresh vegetables at the WIC Community Garden got underway. The kickoff event was held on Wednesday, March 26, at the garden, 11875 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe. Women, Infants and Children (WIC)...

Monticello Library
March 27, 2019

Business Journal honors Monticello Library project

The Kansas City Business Journal showcased the Monticello Library project and the team behind it on Tuesday at the newspaper's 2019...

Chairman Ed Eilert delivers 2019 State of the County
March 26, 2019

Chairman Eilert delivers 2019 State of the County address

At a new location in the Olathe Conference Center, Chairman Ed Eilert’s message during the March 26 State of the County address focused on all of the important work being done to Build Strong Communities.

More than 700 people attended the...

Allison (Allie) Dickinson
March 25, 2019

New criminal justice coordinator begins March 25

Today, Deputy County Manager Maury Thompson introduced Allison (Allie) Dickinson, the criminal justice coordinator for Johnson County Government, as she has assumed her duties this morning, March 25.

As criminal justice coordinator,...

photo of Chairman Eilert at the podium
March 22, 2019

Residents can engage in State of the County address

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert will present his 2019 State of the County address on Tuesday, March 26.

The luncheon event is hosted by the Leawood Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Johnson County...

"Colors of Banff" by David Markham. Photograph of lake with canoes and a mountain backdrop.
March 21, 2019

County employees raise over $16K for ArtsKC

The Board of County Commissioners recognized the efforts of employees this morning in raising $16,111.25 for ArtsKC. Campaign Chair Susan Pekarek, general manager for Johnson County Wastewater,...

Outdoor security camera
March 20, 2019

Register for COM-CAM; Surveillance video could help investigators

If you live in Johnson County and have home security cameras, consider registering your cameras with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. Your footage could be invaluable evidence if someone commits a crime near your home.

The Community...

Red public works vehicle lays down material for a chip and seal on a paved country road.
March 20, 2019

After heavy winter, Public Works prepares for warmer work

After a winter that produced more than three times the precipitation as the winter before, everyone is excited that spring is finally here.

Johnson County Public Works department is putting away the snow plows and getting ready for warmer...

Commissioner Hanzlick joins volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels.
March 19, 2019

Meals on Wheels celebration in March

Johnson County Area Agency on Aging Meals on Wheels is participating in the 17th Annual March for Meals campaign during the month of March. The focus is on raising awareness about senior hunger, recruiting additional community volunteers, and...

2019 county health rankings key findings report cover image
March 19, 2019

Johnson County upholds its rank as the healthiest in Kansas

Johnson County is the healthiest county in Kansas according to the 10th annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the...

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