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November 27, 2019

County offices closed for Thanksgiving

County offices will be closed this Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Board of County Commissioners will not meet on Thursday. We wish a Happy Thanksgiving to those who observe the holiday.

November 26, 2019

Local help for gambling addiction

Johnson County Mental Health Center officially launched its own gambling treatment program in September, becoming the only community mental health center in the area to offer these services. The program includes treatment for problem gaming or...

BOCC update
November 26, 2019

BOCC November update

Here are some highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in November 2019. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at ...

November 25, 2019

New tools to prevent food waste this holiday season

Getting ready for a big holiday gathering this week? Careful planning in advance can prevent lots of leftovers and unnecessary food waste after all your guests are gone.

Food waste takes a toll on our economy, our agricultural systems, and...

November 25, 2019

Dozens graduate from Johnson County Citizens Academy

Thirty-six people graduated from the Johnson County Citizens Academy on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the County Administration Building.

The Citizens Academy Program allows community-minded individuals to discover what makes the high quality of...

Extension agents and Theresa Freed recording podcast episode
November 25, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Thanksgiving food prep advice

During our 17th JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re taking the stress out of holiday food preparation by bringing in Johnson County experts from the K-State Research and Extension Office. Master food volunteers Gaylene Van Horn and...

Ribbon cutting for new runway at Johnson County Executive Airport.
November 22, 2019

Johnson County celebrates opening of reconstructed runway

For the first time in a quarter of a century, the Johnson County Airport Commission opened a newly rebuilt runway at Johnson County Executive Airport. The airport’s previous primary 4,000-foot runway has outlived its service life and was...

united way winners and artists
November 21, 2019

Johnson County collects $113,710 for United Way

Johnson County’s 2019 United Way campaign ended Thursday, Nov. 21, with a 6% increase in employee participation though falling short of the fund-raising goal.

Cindy Green of the County Manager’s Office, and Mary Beverly with the Department...

November 19, 2019

Public meeting for Johnson County Square tomorrow

How would you like to use a new County Square? Johnson County and the city of Olathe need your feedback about improvement concepts for the Johnson County Square project, located in the space where the current Johnson...

Drawer with cash
November 15, 2019

Exercise held to simulate re-entry from incarceration

In a joint effort, Johnson and Douglas counties co-hosted a re-entry simulation on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Johnson County Administration Building, Olathe. The event was held to help staff who work closely with those involved in the justice system...