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Photo of clock and fall leaves
October 30

Top 5 things to do when you 'fall back' this weekend

The extra hour this weekend is a good time to take care of some things you've been meaning to do but haven't gotten around to yet, such as…

  1. Set clocks back one hour. Hide the Halloween candy from the kiddos and hope...
Johnson County attends White House event
October 29

Johnson County expertise showcased at White House event

Two of our experts in the criminal justice area shared their expertise in the nation's capitol this week. Tim Mulcahy, director of the county's Justice Information Management Systems (JIMS), and Robert Sullivan, Johnson County Criminal Justice...

Be safe this Halloween
October 28

Make this Halloween a safe one

Halloween can be an exciting night for kids and adults alike. From candy to costumes, decorations to driving, here are some tips from Johnson County K-State Research and Extension ...

90 year old Meals on Wheels volunteer retires
October 27

Meals on Wheels 90-year-old volunteer retired today

One of our Meals on Wheels volunteers is De Soto resident Mel Fischer. He’s 90 years old and has delivered meals to homebound seniors for 13 years. Up until 2012, Mel had been driving and delivering these meals by himself. For the past three...

JoCo has Royals spirit
October 23

We have Royals Spirit!

We had some fun this week encouraging the Royals as they #TaketheCrown. Take a look at how we support our boys in blue.


CDBG funds approved for 2016
October 22

BOCC approves an estimated $1.7 million in CDBG & HOME funds for local projects

Today’s action by the Board of County Commissioners will funnel an estimated $1.7 million dollars of federal funds into local projects that will help fight poverty and improve the quality of life for thousands of  Johnson County residents.

Veterans Day event
October 22

Johnson County to honor all veterans on November 11

Johnson County will honor all war veterans at its annual Veterans Day Observance. Special recognition is planned for World War II veterans in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the ending of that war, and for Vietnam veterans in celebrating...

Open burning bans in effect
October 21

Open burn bans in effect

Several fire departments and districts have banned all open burning until further notice, including Lenexa, Shawnee, Overland Park, Merriam, Olathe and Fire District #1 (Gardner, Edgerton, Gardner Township.) If it doesn't rain, other departments...

Meadbrook park
October 20

Final open house for Meadowbrook master planning today

Do you have thoughts to share on the future of the Meadowbrook Country Club and Golf Course ? The Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) will hold the final public open house for the park master planning today. The meeting will be...

Last week for Contractor Licensing Fall Seminar registration
October 19

Last week to register for Contractor Licensing Fall Seminar

We still have spots available for the Contractor Licensing Program 2015 Fall Education Seminar. This event takes place October 26-30 at the Overland Park Convention Center. Please ...