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tower crane view of the new courthouse tunnel in downtown Olathe
March 14, 2019

Courthouse tunnel project progress

Those who drive in downtown Olathe will be happy to know that crews have passed the halfway mark with the courthouse tunnel project.  

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WIC community garden
March 13, 2019

WIC program prepares for community garden kickoff

The WIC program is a supplemental food and nutrition education program that provides services to Johnson County families who qualify. The goal is to promote healthy living among pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms and children under five.... more

Mental Health First Aid instructors meet with County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson around a table in a conference room
March 12, 2019

Register now for nationally recognized mental health training

Residents who want some basic training on how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis should register today for this week’s Mental Health First Aid training. This evidence-based program... more

March 8, 2019

Genealogy fair is good for beginners

If you have ancestors, or even relatives, you can learn how to explore their histories at the 2019 National Genealogy Day Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Johnson County’s Central Resource Library, 9875 West 87th St.,... more

Pepper Jaso Emilie Burdette and Jerry Howland from the District Attorney's office stand behind an information table
March 6, 2019

DA’s office visits JCCC for consumer protection week

Staff from the Economic Crime Unit of the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office visited Johnson County Community College on Tuesday as a part of their National Consumer Protection Week activities.

The Economic Crime Unit receives... more

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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