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July 20, 2021

Mini-grant opportunity for suicide prevention initiatives

Up to $500 will be awarded to applicants with projects that focus on suicide prevention in Johnson County. The number of awards will vary, based on applications. Applications will be considered monthly, reviewed on the second Tuesday of each... more

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July 19, 2021

JCDHE releases updated guidance for the upcoming school year

On Friday, July 16, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) distributed a letter to school superintendents with guidance on COVID-19 prevention and control for the 2021-2022 school year. JCDHE’s primary goal remains to... more

Public Health Advisory
July 19, 2021

KC metro health departments issue public health advisory

In consultation with area hospitals’ chief medical officers, on Friday, July 16, the region’s public health departments issued a public health advisory in response to rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the Kansas City... more

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July 16, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Summer isn’t over yet

On JoCo on the Go, episode #96, the summer months may be winding down, but there’s still plenty left to do in Johnson County. Hear about the fun-filled activities for you and the family at our Johnson County Park and Recreation District... more

Sunflower Summer
July 16, 2021

Free admission to JoCo Museum and Theatre in the Park!

PreK to 12th Grade Students and their Parents/Guardians Eligible for FREE Admission to Theatre in the Park and the Johnson County Museum!

The Johnson County Museum and Theatre in the Park are joining forces with the Kansas... more

Administration building
July 14, 2021

Board of County Commissioners meetings resume July 22

According to the 2021 BOCC schedule that was adopted at the end of 2020, the Board of County Commissioners will not be meeting on July 15, 2021. They will resume their meetings on July 22, 2021.

A direct support professional
July 12, 2021

Open interviews for Residential Direct Support Professionals

Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) is conducting open interviews for Residential Direct Support Professionals July 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 10501 Lackman Road in Lenexa. To find out more, call JCDS at... more

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July 12, 2021

Election deadlines approaching

Tuesday, July 13, is the last day to register to vote or update your voter registration ahead of the primary elections. Advance voting by mail for the primary begins Wednesday, July 14. The final day to apply for a mail ballot is Tuesday, July 27... more

Future site of Johnson County library sign
July 7, 2021

Help design your new library tonight

Antioch Library is moving to the Merriam Community Center campus, and we want to hear from you!

The library is working with Dake Wells Architecture to design the new library for the future. Join us for a live input session tonight from 6... more

U.S. Navy Blue Angels in formation in the sky
July 6, 2021

KC Air Show 2021 at New Century AirCenter

Record crowds gathered for a once-in-a-lifetime air show last weekend at Johnson County's New Century AirCenter. The KC Air Show featured the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. In 2021, the Blue Angels celebrate their 75th... more