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September 21, 2021

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance available

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) has more than $18 million in funds for rental and utility assistance available to support Johnson County residents. Households can be eligible for up to one year of rental assistance (past due or future)... more

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September 21, 2021

Emerging Artists Fall Solstice Virtual Studio Sale through Sept. 27

The public is invited to the Johnson County Developmental Supports Emerging Artists Fall Solstice Virtual Studio Sale event. All artwork is 20% off and the sale runs through Sept. 27.

The artists are excited to share their art work with... more

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September 17, 2021

Recycle Right offers recycling guidance

Nearly 23% of what ends up in our recycle bins are items that can’t be recycled. This includes items that could perhaps be recycled elsewhere like glass (purple Ripple Glass bins!) or plastic bags (take them back to the grocery store), or items... more

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September 16, 2021

Board of County Commissioners update

More information including official minutes, votes, videos, information about how to make public comments and how to request accommodations is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org... more

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September 14, 2021

Donate to the Kitchen Restore Project

Johnson County's K-State Research and Extension office is collecting gently used kitchen equipment and tools to help those in need. the JoCo EATS Kitchen Restore provides kitchen starter kits of gently used or new essentials.

Items can be... more

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September 13, 2021

JoCo on the Go: 50 Plus turns 50

On JoCo on the Go, episode #105, a popular Johnson County Park and Recreation program turns 50 this year. Hear from the 50 Plus department manager about all the exciting ways you can stay mentally and physically fit while enjoying some... more

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September 10, 2021

JCPRD hosts virtual Live Well Age Well 2021

Now in its eleventh year with Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s 50 Plus Program, this year’s virtual Live Well Age Well event features local experts providing tips, resources, and take-aways that are available either online or right... more

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September 9, 2021

Johnson County Charter Commission to receive public comment

The Johnson County Charter Commission will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m., on Sept. 13, at the KU Edwards Campus BEST Conference Center, Overland Park, to receive comments on the... more

JoCo on the Go Podcast
September 8, 2021

JoCo on the Go: JoCo Remembers 9/11

On JoCo on the Go, episode #104, our world was forever changed 20 years ago. On this 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we remember where we were, the impact it had on us and the 2,977 lives lost that day. You’ll hear from... more

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September 7, 2021

Johnson County Government was formed 164 years ago

Johnson County Government is celebrating its 164th anniversary on Tuesday, Sept. 7, as a local government organized in bygone Gum Springs, now the city of Shawnee.

Back in 1855, when Johnson County was created as one of the first 33... more

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