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County News

March 5, 2019

Johnson County mails out 2019 Citizen Survey

Johnson County’s 2019 Citizen Survey is on the way to selected mailboxes in early March to assess community needs and priorities on behalf of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners.

The annual survey is conducted by ETC Institute, an... more

March 4, 2019

NotifyJoCo will be tested March 4

As a part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the county will not only be testing its outdoor siren system at 10 a.m. today, but the county's emergency notification system, NotifyJoCo, will also be tested. Those messages will be sent via email,... more

March 4, 2019

Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 4-8

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners have proclaimed March 4-8 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. In preparation for anticipated severe weather in the coming months, Johnson County Emergency Management will be testing both its outdoor... more

March 1, 2019

JCPRD begins summer park hours

Summer hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. began on March 1 for many Johnson County Park and Recreation District parks. The summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.

District parks impacted by the change in hours are:

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... more

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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... more

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.

"Our... more

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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... more

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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... more

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.... more

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