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Landscape photograph of Shawnee Mission Park at sunset in winter
January 29, 2019

Community braces for frigid temperatures

With extreme temperatures in the forecast for this week, Johnson County departments and agencies are raising awareness of resources and information to combat the cold.

All ... more

January 29, 2019

Program details hidden attractions in Kansas counties

On the heels of Kansas Day, celebrating the state’s 158th birthday, Johnson County Library has scheduled a program to showcase some hidden attractions in Kansas.

The program on Wednesday, Jan. 30, features Marci Penner, who co-wrote the... more

mom strapping in child
January 25, 2019

Child car seat safety check up, Jan. 26

If you have children riding in your vehicle, it’s important that they are properly restrained to prevent injury in case of an accident. Safe Kids Johnson County, a program of Johnson County's Department of Health and Environment, in coordination... more

Johnson County logo, Kansas Day 2019, Celebrate with Us
January 24, 2019

Kansas Day activities coming up

Johnson County residents will join the rest of the state on Jan. 29, in celebrating Kansas’ 158th birthday. Ahead of the annual observance, Johnson County Library is excited to share some upcoming events that are designed to honor our state’s... more

Food on a food pantry shelf
January 23, 2019

Resources for furloughed federal employees

Johnson County offers several programs that may assist those who find themselves without a paycheck due to the federal government shutdown.

The county’s Multi-Service Outreach Centers serve people in need of social services who live in... more

infograph of hands raised Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I have a Dream
January 18, 2019

MLK events around the county, JoCo offices closed Monday

There are plenty of events throughout the county scheduled to highlight the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK). Although Mother Nature has put a hold the Jan. 19 event at Johnson County Community College, that was to feature... more

snowy residential street in Johnson County
January 17, 2019

Have your home tested for Radon

The state of Kansas and Johnson County are recognizing the importance of detecting and getting rid of radon in our homes. On Thursday, Jan. 17, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners designated January as Radon Awareness Month. Last... more

January 17, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Event Postponed

Building the Beloved Community: Love is the Only Way will be the keynote at this year’s Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, delivered by Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Originally scheduled for 5... more

Three employees pose for a photo at a table
January 16, 2019

County honors employees, retirees, LIA recipients at reception

Five hundred and thirty-two Johnson County employees and 85 retirees, collectively representing more than eight millenniums of public service, were honored Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the county’s 2019 Annual Employee Recognition Reception at the... more

January 15, 2019

County hires 1st chief medical examiner to open facility

In addition to being the Johnson County Coroner, Dr. Diane C. Peterson is the county’s first chief medical examiner.  She notes that this designation was something that drew her to the position.

“The attraction to the job and Johnson... more

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