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BOCC update
October 31, 2019

BOCC October update

Here are some highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in October 2019. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at ...

Oldest woman veteran in Kansas with two relatives
October 31, 2019

The Best Times profiles women vets

The November-December issue of The Best Times magazine is on its way in the mail with two cover stories about local women veterans. One story features a World War II veteran, who is turning 105 in early November. She is probably the oldest woman...

October 30, 2019

Johnson County parks begin winter hours

Winter hours from 7:30  a.m. to 8 p.m. go into effect Nov. 1 for many Johnson County Park and  Recreation District parks. These winter hours will stay in effect through Feb. 29.

District parks impacted by the new hours are:

  • ...
Ronnie Metsker, Gabriel Sanchez and Theresa Freed
October 28, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Preparing for election day

During our 13th JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re taking a close look at Johnson County elections. We’re discussing everything from election worker training to election results integrity. Johnson County Election Commissioner Ronnie...

October 28, 2019

Cedar Roe branch library temporarily closed for improvements

Johnson County Library will be making some upgrades and improvements to Cedar Roe Library, 5120 Cedar St., Roeland Park. The branch will be closed Oct. 27 - Dec. 29 for installation of a new roof and deep cleaning. The branch will reopen Monday,...

Photo of the Sunset Building as an advance voting location
October 25, 2019

Advance voting in person kicks off next week

Advance voting in person for the November General Election begins next Monday, Oct. 28. Johnson County registered voters can vote at any of the following seven locations.

  • New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway in Gardner...
Photo of a tree too close to power lines
October 25, 2019

The importance of tree trimming

Evergy (formerly Westar Energy and KCP&L) is asking residents to help keep trees away from power lines. Company tree experts trim all year to keep ice, snow, wind and storms from causing outages. In trimmed areas, tree-related power outages...

Group of office workers chatting around a computer table
October 23, 2019

Public invited to cyber security forum with FBI briefing

Register now to attend Johnson County Government's free cyber security forum next week in downtown Olathe.

The forum will be...

October 22, 2019

Forum gathers input about future aging services

More than 100 participants attended the 2019 Aging Services Community Forum on Monday, Oct. 21, to discuss and address on how to increase and improve services to Johnson County’s rapidly growing population of older adults.

Sponsored by the...

happy children playing
October 22, 2019

Family Resource Fair set for Nov. 1

If you are interested in learning more about the wide variety of family services offered in Johnson County, mark your calendar for Friday, Nov. 1, for a free public event offering a host of information.

The 10th Judicial District and the...