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County News

September 28, 2016

Friday + fishin' = family fun!

Join Johnson County Park and Recreation District Friday, Sept. 30 for a family fun night of fishing! Here is the schedule for the evening:

  • 5:30-6:00 Dinner of hotdogs, chips, and apples will be provided!
  • 6:00-7:00 Fishing at...
September 27, 2016

Are you registered to vote for the General Election?

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Voter registration in Johnson County ends Oct. 18. Voters who changed their name or address will need to complete a new voter registration application.

Voting...

September 26, 2016

Susan Pekarek hired as new JCW general manager

Susan Pekarek, chief engineer at Johnson County Wastewater (JCW) for the past three years and a 15-year employee with the department, has been named the new general manager of JCW providing sanitary sewer service to more than 400,000 customers...

September 22, 2016

Emergency Management practices terror attack

Johnson County Emergency Management hosted a day-long emergency exercise on Sept. 21 at the county's Emergency Operations Center.

The scenario involved a simulated terrorist attack with active shooters and massive explosions. In the...

September 19, 2016

Storytime with Gary Lezak

Join local celebrity and weatherman Gary Lezak for this evening storytime on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m at the Central Resource Library. He'll read from his new book, ...

September 15, 2016

Imagine a Day Without Water

No water to drink, or even to make coffee with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn't put out fires and farmers couldn't water their crops.

Some communities in...

September 12, 2016

Johnson County celebrates Constitution Day

On Sept. 17, 1787, our nation’s Founding Fathers signed the Constitution of the United States of America.

This week, Johnson County Government will celebrate the birth of American government with Constitution Day.

Johnson County...

September 9, 2016

Honoring 15th anniversary of Sept. 11

This Sunday, Sept. 11 marks 15 years since the terrorist attacks on our nation. It’s a bittersweet milestone for citizens across the U.S. as we pause to remember and honor the nearly 3,000 people who died on that tragic day.

On Thursday,...

September 6, 2016

It’s time again for Johnson County Old Settlers Days!

A tradition since 1898, the annual festival fills downtown Olathe and runs from Thursday, Sept. 8 through Saturday, Sept. 10.

Johnson County will participate with a booth along with another booth from Department of Health and Environment,...

September 3, 2016

County offices closed for Labor Day

On Monday, Sept. 5, Johnson County Government offices will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

All branches of Johnson County Library will be closed both Sunday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 5 and some Johnson County Park and...

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