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April 18, 2018

It’s all about saving lives

Johnson County HeartSafe Foundation recently celebrated five bystanders who performed hands-only CPR and/or deployed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to save five lives. The sudden cardiac...

homeless man covering his face sitting on the roadside with a help sign
April 17, 2018

Homeless services available in Johnson County

Experiencing homelessness? Out of options? Don’t know where to go – let’s get connected!

If you are living in Johnson County and need emergency shelter and other homeless services, you have options to connect to a variety of supports....

April 17, 2018

Additional measles cases being investigated in Johnson County

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have identified 16 cases of measles in northeast Kansas – 13 cases in Johnson County, 2 cases in Linn County and 1 case...

Rendering of Monticello Branch exterior
April 13, 2018

Long-awaited branch inaugurates services in Western Shawnee!

The new Monticello Library will open its doors to the public on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, 1 – 5 p.m., the Johnson County Library Board of Directors announced at their April board meeting.

The Aug. 5 event will be low-key, according to Library...

April 12, 2018

Wastewater breaks ground on Tomahawk Creek expansion project

Johnson County Wastewater today held a ceremonial groundbreaking to kick off construction of the Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility upgrade and expansion project. 

“The expansion will initially save approximately $16 million...

a worker at a recyling center
April 11, 2018

Recycling collection event on the calendar

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will once again offer second Saturday of the month, Household Hazardous Waste collection events. The next event will take place Saturday, April 14 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and are by appointment...

April 9, 2018

County receives KDOT funds to replace air traffic technology

Johnson County Government received grant funding from the Kansas Department of Transportation to modernize equipment at New Century AirCenter Control Tower.

The funding — totaling $148,680 — will finance most of the project’s total cost of...

April 6, 2018

RESCHEDULED — Dodge Town to cut rope in celebration of project completion

Due to anticipated winter weather on Saturday morning, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials have postponed the grand reopening of the Dodge Town play area in Antioch Park until April 21. Originally scheduled for April 7, the...

asian father and baby in car seat
April 6, 2018

Safe Kids Johnson County offers free car seat safety check-ups

Child Passenger Safety Seat Check Up Event on Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at McCarthy Chevrolet located at 675 N. Rawhide in ...

green lawn with flower boder
April 6, 2018

Green gardening expo April 7

Want to start the spring season with a healthy, eco-friendly lawn?

Join experts from several Johnson County communities to learn about environmentally conscious yard care at this year's Healthy Yards Expo. Kansas Healthy Yards and...