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County News

cutting up tree limb
July 25

Resources for after the storm

A severe storm, with rain and incredibly high winds, blew through the Kansas City metro area on Saturday, July 22. The areas hardest hit were the northeastern part of Johnson County and the midtown area in Kansas City, Missouri. Unfortunately...

July 24

Be informed for the August 1 primary election

You can now advance vote by mail for the primary election on August 1. The election includes elected positions for numerous Johnson County cities, public school boards, Johnson County Community College Trustees and Water District #1.

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Summer JoCo Mag
July 20

Pick up summer JoCo Mag today

Hot off the presses, JoCo Magazine's summer issue is being mailed this week to county residents. The summer edition includes features on selecting licensed child care for your family, a history lesson as Johnson County celebrates its 160th...

July 19

Risks increase in working outdoors as temperatures rise

It’s hot, but the summer temperatures to date are not sizzling to record heights. At least, not yet. Hopefully, not ever.

The National Weather Service reports that the all-time hottest temperature in Kansas City was 113 degrees on Aug. 14...

Diagram of the RHSCC group organizational structure
July 17

Grant will help region prepare for coordinated terrorist attacks

On July 13, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced $35 million in grant awards for its program to prepare communities for complex, coordinated terrorist attacks (CCTAs). The Mid-America Regional Council, which applied for funding on...

sweating man mowing lawn
July 10

DHE urges precautions during extreme heat

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages residents to take precautions during this week’s extreme heat. Those who need a place to cool down may visit one of Johnson County...

July 5

Johnson County to celebrate opening of new park

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 8, will celebrate the official public opening of Lexington Lake Park, 8850 Sunflower Road, in De Soto and north of K-10 Highway.

The new park is owned and operated by the Johnson County...

4th of July
July 2

County offices will be closed July 4

Johnson County Government offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. All Johnson County Library locations will close early at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 3...