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November 27, 2019

County offices closed for Thanksgiving

County offices will be closed this Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Board of County Commissioners will not meet on Thursday. We wish a Happy Thanksgiving to those who observe the holiday.

November 26, 2019

Local help for gambling addiction

Johnson County Mental Health Center officially launched its own gambling treatment program in September, becoming the only community mental health center in the area to offer these services. The program includes treatment for problem gaming or...

calculator with words Tax - 2019
November 26, 2019

2019 Property Tax Statements due by December 20

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management Department has begun mailing 206,510 real estate and 18,070 personal property tax statements to Johnson County taxpayers.

“The 2019 Tax Statements have been mailed and should arrive in...

BOCC update
November 26, 2019

BOCC November update

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

November 25, 2019

New tools to prevent food waste this holiday season

Getting ready for a big holiday gathering this week? Careful planning in advance can prevent lots of leftovers and unnecessary food waste after all your guests are gone.

Food waste takes a toll on our economy, our agricultural systems, and...

November 25, 2019

Dozens graduate from Johnson County Citizens Academy

Thirty-six people graduated from the Johnson County Citizens Academy on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the County Administration Building.

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

Extension agents and Theresa Freed recording podcast episode
November 25, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Thanksgiving food prep advice

During our 17th JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re taking the stress out of holiday food preparation by bringing in Johnson County experts from the K-State Research and Extension Office. Master food volunteers Gaylene Van Horn and...

tour of medical examiner facility
November 22, 2019

County leaders tour nearly completed Medical Examiner facility

Johnson County Commissioners and other county leaders got a look this week at the progress being made at the new Medical Examiner facility going up on the Johnson County Government Campus, located near 119th & Ridgeview Road, in Olathe....

Ribbon cutting for new runway at Johnson County Executive Airport.
November 22, 2019

Johnson County celebrates opening of reconstructed runway

For the first time in a quarter of a century, the Johnson County Airport Commission opened a newly rebuilt runway at Johnson County Executive Airport. The airport’s previous primary 4,000-foot runway has outlived its service life and was...

thanksgiving table
November 21, 2019

Make time for mental health on Thanksgiving

“When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude,” said writer and poet, G.K. Chesterton. During the holidays it can be hard to keep things in perspective when there is so much to do....