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Russell and Helen Means Observation Tower at Kill Creek Park
July 31, 2020

Observation Tower at Kill Creek Park now open

The Russell and Helen Means Observation Tower at Kill Creek Park is now open to the public.

The 58-foot high structure is located near the entrance of the park at 11670 Homestead Lane, between De Soto and Olathe. The observance tower...

JCDHE live session
July 31, 2020

JCDHE takes questions from parents, others during live town hall

On Thursday, July 30, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment hosted a Facebook Live town hall to address its recently released school reopening criteria recommendations.

Panelists included Dr. Sanmi Areola, Elizabeth Holzschuh...

An illustration of houses
July 31, 2020

Time running out to participate in housing survey

Johnson County, the cities and United Community Services of Johnson County (UCS) need input from you about housing needs in our communities. You know our communities best. Please share your insights by taking a brief survey today to help us...

BOCC update
July 30, 2020

BOCC July update

Here are some highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in July 2020. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at...

Fire Chief James B. Francis
July 30, 2020

Libraries receive latest history book on emergency services

The 5th edition of an updated “History of Firefighting in Johnson County” has been published and distributed by Johnson County Chiefs Association.

The book, detailing the history of local emergency services, was first printed in 1978. A...

A woman on a computer talking to a child
July 29, 2020

JCDHE to host live online town hall for parents and others about reopening schools, FAQs now available

Have questions about school reopening guidance in Johnson County? At 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 30, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will host a Facebook Live...

JoCo on the Go logo
July 29, 2020

JoCo on the Go: COVID-19 skeptic to survivor

On JoCo on the Go, episode #51, hear from a Johnson County woman who in March had doubts that COVID-19 was a reality in the U.S., and certainly didn’t think it would find its way to her family. But after developing extreme exhaustion,...

Back to school
July 29, 2020

Recommendations for reopening Johnson County schools announced

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is releasing public health recommendations for K-12 schools to help families and school districts make decisions about the reopening of schools in Johnson County.

These...

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola
July 29, 2020

JCDHE Director provides update to BOCC

On Tuesday, July 28, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update to the Board of County Commissioners about COVID-19.

Highlights from the briefing include:

  • We are...
Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse
July 28, 2020

Meadowbrook Park receives KC Business Journal Capstone Award

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Meadowbrook Park in Prairie Village recently won the Kansas City Business Journal’s Capstone Award.

This annual award, which is now in its 15th year, honors “those companies that have been...

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