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screen shot of jcprd homepage
March 30, 2018

JCPRD launches major website upgrade

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District website has a new look and outreach at www.jcprd.com.

The website has served the district since 2001 without a major upgrade and technical redesign of...

child with measles rash
March 30, 2018

Updated information about possible measles exposure at The University of Kansas Hospital

On March 28, 2018, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Wyandotte County Health Department were notified of a case of measles in an out-of-state resident with international travel. This case of measles is not associated...

Cover of annual report
March 28, 2018

County’s annual report now available online

This year’s annual report for Johnson County Government, entitled Advancement through Collaboration: Delivering effective, efficient...

State of the County
March 27, 2018

Eilert delivers State of the County address

Board of County Commission Chairman Ed Eilert today presented the 2018 State of the County address during a luncheon at the Ritz Charles.

Eilert’s address focused on job growth, the county’s commitment to entrepreneurship, and the...

March 23, 2018

ArtsKC campaign collects $15,722 in Johnson County

Johnson County’s 2018 ArtsKC campaign collected $15,722 to support a wide range of arts organizations and programs throughout the Kansas City metropolitan region, including Johnson County.                 The ArtsKC Fund is managed by the Arts...

New courthouse
March 22, 2018

County presents schematic design renderings for new courthouse

Johnson County Government today presented schematic design renderings of its new county courthouse to the Board of County Commissioners.

The designs were shown during a committee of the whole presentation. Commissioners were updated on the...

gardener picking tomatos
March 21, 2018

Extension gardening hotline now open

This past fall and winter were dry and Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is advising residents to be on the lookout for potential plant issues.

“If you didn’t get out and water over the winter, especially your young trees and...

child with measles rash
March 21, 2018

Measles news update - additional location added

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have identified 10 cases of measles in northeast Kansas – eight cases in Johnson County, one case in Linn County and one case in Miami...

planting seedlings
March 20, 2018

WIC Garden volunteers needed

Spring has sprung!! And what better way to celebrate than by digging in the dirt and planting for those in need. Johnson County's Department of Health and Environment has a garden that benefits clients in the Women, Infants and Children program...

silouette of people in a park, running, riding bikes, watching the sunset
March 14, 2018

Johnson County maintains #1 ranking as healthiest place to live in Kansas

Johnson County maintains its top ranking as the healthiest place to live in Kansas according to the ninth annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin...