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composted food
January 29, 2018

Johnson County Dept. of Health and Environment wins regional award

Our county’s department of Health and Environment won a 2017 Food Recovery Challenge Regional Award by the U.S., Environmental Protection Agency for its local food composting programs, including a partnership program with Shawnee Mission schools... more

Storm spotters
January 26, 2018

Join storm spotters this spring

Do you like to watch tornados rather than take shelter? Then you may want to attend Johnson County Emergency Management's 2018 National Weather Service/Johnson County Storm Spotter Training on Monday, Jan. 29.
The storm... more
Flag of Kansas
January 24, 2018

Johnson County celebrates Kansas Day

Kansas is turning 157 years old on Monday, Jan. 29, and Johnson County is offering three activities to join the celebration, have fun and learn more about state symbols.

Kansas Day is celebrated annually to commemorate when Kansas became... more

grocery shopping cart and list
January 22, 2018

Johnson County WIC remains open during federal government shutdown

The Johnson County WIC program continues to operate during the federal government shutdown. This includes providing nutritional food benefits, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referral services to more than 10,000 program... more

January 17, 2018

January is National Radon Action Month

You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home.

Radon levels in Johnson County test above the EPA’s radon action level. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in... more

Ed Eilert receiving award and giving remarks
January 16, 2018

Eilert receives local award, honors King legacy

On Monday, Jan. 15, Board of County Commission Chairman Ed Eilert received the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award as presented by the Leawood, Olathe and Overland Park chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (... more

MLK holiday banner with image of Washington, D.C. memorial
January 12, 2018

County offices closed on Jan. 15

Johnson County offices, libraries, courts and park offices will be closed in on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in observance of the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of... more

snowman next to sign that reads sorry we are closed due to inclement weather
January 11, 2018

Johnson County District Court Closure

Today, Jan. 11, the Johnson County District Court will close at 3 p.m.

Due to inclement weather, the court, located at 100 North Kansas Avenue, Olathe KS 66061 will close today at 3 p.m. The closure includes court proceedings, clerk... more

January 11, 2018

Johnson County proclaims Jan. 15 as MLK Day

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed Monday, Jan. 15, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day in Johnson County. The proclamation calls upon citizens to honor his memory by participating in observances that commemorate... more

Kansas State Capitol
January 10, 2018

Follow the 2018 Kansas legislative session

The 2018 Kansas legislative session began Monday in Topeka, and all eyes are on the statehouse as lawmakers work on the state budget, school finance and other important legislative items this session. If you’re hoping to stay in-the-know this... more


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