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Notice of Appraised value illustration with house, envelope, letter, computer and cell phone
February 25, 2019

Check your mail this week for the 2019 Notice of Appraised Value

The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office has released the annual Notices of Appraised Values (NOAVs) for 2019, with 197,967 notices mailed to residential property owners today, Monday, Feb. 25. Ninety-three percent of residential values increased... more

cribette
February 22, 2019

Johnson County receives recognition for infant safe sleep practices

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s prenatal program recently received bronze-level Safe Sleep Star Certification from the Kansas Infant Death and SIDS (KIDS) Network. Johnson County is one of the first health departments in... more

February 21, 2019

Sheriff's Office supports WIC clients with diaper drive

On Feb. 4 and 5, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officers Paul Nonnast and Rick Howell delivered 30 boxes of diapers to the Olathe and Mission WIC offices as part of a special diaper drive initiated by the Sheriff’s Office.... more

Lenexa City Center Library rendering
February 18, 2019

New Lenexa City Center Library opening in June

The new Lenexa City Center Library will open its doors to the public with a grand opening event from 1  to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 2.

During the ribbon cutting,... more

woman sick in bed
February 15, 2019

Johnson County reporting flu cases, not too late for flu shot

Influenza A is hitting Johnson County residents hard this flu season, much like the rest of Kansas. As of today, Feb. 15, 1,743 cases of influenza have been voluntarily reported to the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE),... more

February 14, 2019

Public Works staff member recognized for increasing efficiency

Jeremey Biles was recognized Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Board of County Commissioners meeting. The Public Works maintenance worker received a Leadership in Action Award after identifing a lack of efficiency in a shoulder-rocking process. He did ... more

detour map
February 13, 2019

Road closure at JoCo's Sunset campus, Feb. 18-22, detour available

As progress is made on the construction of the Medical Examiner Facility, on the Johnson County Sunset Drive campus, in Olathe, a road closure is necessary to extend water and sewer lines. The road closure affects the west entrance to the Health... more

the entrance to the exhibit
February 13, 2019

The Johnson County Museum ’20s Exhibit

The Johnson County Museum is a fascinating look at the history of our community.  But the recent biggest draw for it has been “The Turbulent Twenties” exhibit and there is a good reason for it. 

Want to see it? Well, the exhibit (and... more

world globe pointed at Africa
February 12, 2019

Cultural Celebration and Conversation, tonight, in Olathe

The Johnson County Diversity and Equity Committee, in partnership with the Olathe Public Library, is sponsoring a Cultural Celebration and Conversation from 6:30 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Olathe Downtown Library, 201 E. Park. The... more

Photo of 10 county employees who completed their intensive Positive Behavior Supports certification.
February 11, 2019

Celebrating Positive Behavior Supports milestones and graduations

Our Positive Behavior Supports program is creating positive outcomes and participants celebrated important milestones on Friday.

Johnson County is collaborating on PBS with the ... more

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