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September 5, 2017

Old Settlers festival features Johnson County booths

The 2017 Johnson County Old Settlers celebration with crowds of people, craft and food booths, carnival rides and nightly live music, is set to return for its 119th year from Thursday, Sept. 7 through Saturday, Sept. 9 in downtown Olathe.

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2017 Disasters don't plan ahead. YOU CAN.
September 1, 2017

September is National Preparedness Month

This September, National Preparedness Month focuses on planning under the theme — “Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can.”

As recent severe weather and other event have affected people in Johnson County and communities across the U.S., we... more

Suicide coalition donation
August 29, 2017

Memorial tournament raises $12,000 for suicide prevention coalition

Last week, Johnson County’s Suicide Prevention Coalition received the proceeds from a fundraising disc golf tournament — the Flippin’ Sweet Memorial Disc Golf Tournament for Prevention of Suicide. 

The Mitts Family Foundation presented the... more

Park Palooza logo with county sunflower
August 28, 2017

Save the date for Park Palooza!

Mark your calendar for Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park. It is anticipated that close to 4,000 people will participate in this community-wide, fun-filled and family-oriented event.

This... more

Johnson County Wastewater Peak Performance
August 25, 2017

JCW plants achieve 100% permit compliance in 2016

Each year the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognizes public wastewater facilities for outstanding compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (... more

Treasury and Financial Management with multiple awards
August 24, 2017

2017 Feed the Need campaign collects 167 tons of food

Johnson County employees helped out again to feed a growing need in our community with a successful 2017 Feed the Need campaign. This year's campaign has helped fill the shelves at seven local food pantries with more than 167 tons of food. The... more

Trent Pittman and Chairman Ed Eilert
August 24, 2017

BOCC proclaims September as National Preparedness Month

Today the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month. Assistant Director, Community Preparedness Trent Pittman accepted the proclamation and offered the following 2017 severe weather statistics — it has... more

PulsePoint alert message on smartphone screen
August 23, 2017

Lifesaving PulsePoint app now available in our community

Local city, county, fire department and emergency medical services leaders have joined forces to bring the lifesaving PulsePoint app to the Kansas City region. The free mobile app alerts citizens trained in hands-only cardiopulmonary... more

soil and a small plant inside a test tube
August 22, 2017

Free soil testing for county residents

Is your lawn stressed and blemished by bare spots? Johnson County K-State Extension wants you to know September is THE most important month for fertilizing hungry, stressed lawns. With a free personalized soil test, you can find out what kind and... more

diverse group of hands in the center of a circle with Volunteer label across the top
August 21, 2017

Supervised visitation advocates needed

Johnson County Court Services is recruiting volunteers for supervised visitation advocates. If you want to help others, are over the age of 18, and have a minimum of three hours a week on Tuesday evenings to volunteer for six consecutive months;... more


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