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group photo of graduates
May 31, 2017

Third class of Project SEARCH interns has graduated

As of today, the interns from the 2016-2017 class of Project SEARCH are officially graduates! Project SEARCH is an education and employment program managed by Johnson County Developmental Supports for people with intellectual and developmental...

Outdoor summer
May 30, 2017

As temperatures rise, county officials warn against tick exposure

Johnson County Government reminds residents to take precautions in warm weather to avoid exposure to ticks and other disease-carrying insects.

K-State Research and Extension and the Department of Health and Environment offer basic...

Theatre in the Park venue
May 29, 2017

The Theatre in the Park opens 48th season with Spamalot

The Theatre in the Park begins its 48th season of summer entertainment on Friday, June 2, with the zany antics of Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the musical Spamalot.

The musical runs through Sunday, June 4, and then continues its run...

May 25, 2017

Commission revisits several department funding requests

On Monday, the Board of County Commissioners revisited requests for additional resources from nine department budget proposals for FY 2018. The following actions were taken.

District Courts
Maintained fee funding...

Adults walking on trail at local park
May 23, 2017

22nd Annual In Step and In Shape Walk coming up

The 22nd Annual In Step and In Shape Walk kicks off at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, in Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam.

The special event gathers under Shelter No. 3 and offers participants an opportunity to get outside, enjoy local...

photo of Johnson County Sheriff's car and badge
May 22, 2017

Looking for a job in law enforcement?

If you’re searching for something more than just a job, then consider the challenge and opportunity of joining the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office

As the fastest growing...

Budget
May 19, 2017

Wastewater, Sheriff’s Office among current budget discussions

The Board of County Commissioners on Thursday heard budget proposals for FY 2018 from leadership at Wastewater, Sheriff’s Office, Elections, Library and Park & Recreation.

Wastewater

Wastewater leaders are...

community survey graphic
May 18, 2017

Citizen satisfaction levels continue to go up

Each year, we ask for input on how we're doing as a county government through a community survey. Our residents gave Johnson County a 97 percent satisfaction rating as a place to live, a 96 percent satisfaction rating as a place to raise children...

Contractor
May 17, 2017

Help protect yourself from unscrupulous contractors

Unprofessional professionals are beginning to pop up in Johnson County as residents turn to around-the-house projects that occupy their free time and weekends.

Certainly a little help wouldn’t hurt, but homeowners should be careful whom...

Monticello Library
May 15, 2017

Library breaks ground on new Shawnee branch

On May 10, Johnson County Library launched construction of the Monticello Library in Shawnee with a ceremonial groundbreaking that included Chairman Ed Eilert. 

The $18.1 million, two-story, 33,548 square-foot building will feature floor-...

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