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Two female employees from the human resources department stand with the awards they received for their department
November 29, 2018

Johnson County employees pledge more than $120,000 for United Way

More than 400 Johnson County employees pledged a total of $121,896.98 to United Way’s Centennial Campaign, “Here for Good.” The Board of County Commissioners formally celebrated the success of the campaign this morning and recognized individual...

Woman checking the mailbox
November 28, 2018

2018 property tax statements have been mailed

This week Johnson County real estate and personal property owners should find their 2018 property tax statement in their mailbox. The first half of taxes are due on or before Thursday, December 20, 2018. More information is available...

perplexed senior couple with a computer
November 27, 2018

Free Medicare Part D Walk-In Help Day

With the Medicare Open Enrollment deadline a little more than a week away, there are people who may still have questions about which options they should choose. Johnson County K-State Research and Extension has set aside 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on...

child sitting on Santa's lap in old-fashioned school room
November 20, 2018

Deck the halls for a Country Christmas at Lanesfield School

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, you might want to plan to experience a traditional 1904 old-fashioned Christmas! The Lanesfield School Country Christmas is a perfect way to get in the spirit.

All ages will enjoy celebrating a...

November 19, 2018

Board of Canvassers approves official election results

The 2018 Fall General Election results were finalized Thursday, Nov. 15, by the Johnson County Board of Canvassers after the addition of more than 5,600 provisional ballots that had been approved by the board on Wednesday.

Johnson County...

portrait shot of Robert Sullivan
November 15, 2018

Robert Sullivan joins task force to examine pretrial detention practices

Robert Sullivan, director of the Department of Corrections, has been tapped by the Kansas Supreme Court to serve on an ad hoc task force that will examine pretrial detention practices in Kansas district courts and report its findings and...

Fall 2018 Citizens Academy Graduates
November 14, 2018

Residents graduate from Citizens Academy

Twenty-four residents graduated from the Johnson County Citizens Academy Tuesday night at the County Administration Building.

The Citizens Academy Program (CAP) allows community-minded individuals to discover what makes the high quality of...

November 13, 2018

America Recycles Day event in downtown Overland Park

In celebration of America Recycles Day, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE), downtown Overland Park, ProShred and Secure e-Cycle will hold an electronics recycling and paper shredding event on Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1...

Johnson County Commission Chairman Ed Eilert addressing Vietnam era veterans and their guests
November 10, 2018

Vietnam Era Veterans Honored at Johnson County Celebration

Hundreds of local Vietnam War era veterans and their families and friends gathered Saturday morning at Antioch Park in Merriam to be honored for their service.

The celebration, held in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense’s...

dr. examining a child's ears
November 7, 2018

Open enrollment for health insurance ends mid-December

Open enrollment for health insurance marketplace coverage is now open through Dec. 15. The Johnson County Department of Health Environment (JCDHE) has partnered with El Centro this year to offer free, in-person enrollment assistance at the Olathe...