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January 31, 2020

Cedar Niles Park groundbreaking ceremony on Feb. 1

A public groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s future Cedar Niles Park in Olathe will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 25780 W. 135th St. in Olathe. 

Three vehicular...

people with health care worker
January 31, 2020

Community Health Assessment shared with new campaign

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has released the latest Community Health Assessment at HealthHappensHereJoCo.com. The site is really more of a story (with...

BOCC update
January 31, 2020

BOCC January update

Here are some highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in January 2020. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at ...

Kids at summer camp
January 24, 2020

Parks' 2020 Summer Camp Guide now available online

Johnson County Park and Recreation District's 2020 Summer Camp Guide is now available on the district’s website, JCPRD.com.

Online camp registrations will...

January 21, 2020

Public hearing for Sunflower Quarry expansion

A public hearing for the proposed Martin Marietta – Sunflower Quarry expansion is scheduled for January 27 at 7 p.m. before the Northwest Consolidated Zoning Board. Neighbors will have an opportunity to hear about the project and comment before...

An SUV driving on a gravel road with a trail of dust behind it
January 17, 2020

BOCC approves dust control cost sharing program

Johnson County still has about 135 miles of gravel roads. One of the issues that comes with living on a gravel road is dealing with the dust created by traffic. The dust gets in the air, on your vehicle, in your house, and it can be a nuisance....

A woman with her hand up covering her face
January 16, 2020

Don’t suffer in silence

You may have heard the terrible news recently about one of our own county employees, Georgia Leming Petsch. She was killed last week, allegedly due to domestic violence. Georgia had been a residential direct support professional with Johnson...

Employees at a reception
January 16, 2020

Johnson County celebrates employees with milestone years of service, Leadership in Action award winners

Johnson County Government celebrated 470 employees who’d reached milestones ranging from five to 40 years of service at a reception on Tuesday in Overland Park.

We also said a fond farewell and thank you to 77 employees who’d recently...

January 15, 2020

Join Kansas City's Mental Health First Aid Day

On Friday, January 31, Johnson County Mental Health Center will join mental health centers across the metro for Mental Health First Aid Day.

Each of the seven community behavioral health centers serving the KC metro will provide Mental...

A person looking into a full mailbox
January 8, 2020

Watch for January election ballots in mail

The Johnson County Election Office will mail ballots for the Blue Valley School District (bond election) and City of Merriam (sales tax election) mail ballot elections today, Wednesday, Jan...