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marriage license
August 31, 2021

JoCo processing marriage license applications despite state database work

The Johnson County District Court will continue processing marriage license applications as usual despite a state database being offline.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Office of Vital Statistics' marriage license...

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August 31, 2021

August 2021 BOCC recap

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in August 2021. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at...

A photo hanging above the mantle of a home. The photo is of a Navy petty officer who was killed in the Pentagon attack 20 years ago.
August 26, 2021

The Best Times focuses on 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks and a family’s loss

The September-October issue of The Best Times magazine is on its way in the mail. The cover story features a local family whose son, a Navy petty officer, was killed in the Pentagon attack 20 years ago. He was 37 and the father of two young...

The debris left from the demolition of the old courthouse
August 26, 2021

Demolition of old Johnson County Courthouse completed

Going, going, gone … the last walls of the old Johnson County Courthouse were toppled overnight by early morning on Wednesday, Aug. 25, paving the way for the future development of the new Johnson County Square in downtown Olathe by the end of...

In memory of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan J. Nichols
August 26, 2021

New Century military hangar dedicated

The World War II era Olathe Naval Air Station hangar, which now is home to a squad of Chinook helicopters piloted and maintained by Army Reservists, was renamed in memory of Chief Warrant Officer Bryan Nichols. 

On the night of August 5,...

bullet hole in a window
August 26, 2021

BOCC authorizes resolution to reduce stray gunfire

On Thursday, Aug. 26, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, authorized a resolution to regulate the discharge of a firearm across property boundaries in Johnson County, Kansas’ unincorporated area. Firearm discharge complaints will be...

Downtown Olathe in 1908
August 25, 2021

Johnson County celebrating its 166th birthday

Johnson County celebrated its 166th birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 25, as one of the first 33 counties in the Territory of Kansas.

Once part of the Shawnee Indian reservation, the county, along with the territory, were opened to settlement...

JCW award recipients
August 25, 2021

Johnson County Wastewater receives national recognition

Providing exemplary customer care while also ensuring the best quality wastewater service are central to Johnson County Wastewater’s (JCW) mission. The department’s hard work has been recognized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies...

Negro Creek
August 25, 2021

Presentation on possible renaming of Negro Creek

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, as a Committee of a Whole, received a presentation on Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Johnson County Administration Building, Board of County Commissioners hearing room, third floor, Olathe, from county...

calculator, computer and budget papers
August 23, 2021

FY 2022 Budget adoption set for Sept. 2

Formal adoption of the FY 2022 Budget is scheduled for Sept. 2, during the regular Board of County Commissioners business session that begins at 9:30 a.m. Following the public hearing, the budget cannot be increased but it can be reduced when the...