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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....

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...

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...

April 4, 2018

MED-ACT unveils new vehicle look

This week, MED-ACT adds new vehicles with an updated design to its fleet.  Two new vehicles hit the road this past week showing off some MED-ACT’s classic yellow bars along with some new blue accents. The hope is to preserve MED-ACT’s unique...

calculator, pen and 1040 tax form
April 4, 2018

Free income tax preparation available

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) hosted by El Centro and Johnson County K-State Research and Extension, provides free tax preparation and review to all Johnson County residents who make less than $60,000 per year. The service is...

public health word cloud
April 2, 2018

County celebrates "National Public Health Week" April 2-8

Johnson County is celebrating the 2018 National Public Health Week theme of "Healthiest Nation 2030 - Changing Our Future Together" this week with daily topics to focus on public health efforts in creating the healthiest nation in one generation...