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July 30, 2021

BOCC Monthly recap for July

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in July 2021. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org. The board took the following...

July 29, 2021

Online Aging Resources Guide now available

Older adults in Johnson County and those who care for them will now have a much easier time navigating the programs, services and resources so crucial for this segment of our community. They’ll also have an easier time requesting assistance....

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July 29, 2021

Board authorizes emergency services reorganization

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution at the July 29 commission meeting to reorganize Johnson County emergency services. The resolution establishes a Department of Emergency Services, which will include the divisions of...

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July 29, 2021

Library launches an updated mobile app

The Johnson County Library has launched an updated mobile app. If you’ve used the library app before, you’ll notice that the new app is faster and easier to use. Search the library catalog, place materials on hold, and browse ebooks and other...

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July 26, 2021

Johnson County Fair this week in Gardner

With a 2021 theme of “Heroes Unite,” the Johnson County Fair begins Tuesday, July 27, and ends Sunday, Aug. 1.

Admission to the county fairgrounds, located just north of...

VTC Graduates from L to R:  Andrew Leehy, Jordan Suter, and Derek Lightfoot
July 22, 2021

Veterans Treatment Court celebrates another graduating class

Johnson County’s Veterans Treatment Court held its first in-person graduation since late 2019 and its first in the new Johnson County Courthouse. Many said it was a welcome departure from online events that were the norm in 2020 and early 2021....

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July 22, 2021

Advance voting opens Saturday at eight locations in Johnson County

Advance voting for the primary election opens in Johnson County on Saturday. Eight locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Voters can cast their vote at any location.

Advance voting will continue through next week at all eight...

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July 21, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Catching up the court

On JoCo on the Go, episode #97, hear about the backlog of court cases created by the pandemic. We’ll talk with Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe about the efforts to catch up cases and ensure justice is served. Find out how the...

July 21, 2021

BOCC business sessions resume July 22

The weekly business session of the Johnson County Board of County Commission returns Thursday, July 22, after no meeting on July 15 in accordance to the 2021 BOCC schedule that was adopted at the end of 2020.

There will be no routine...

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July 20, 2021

Mini-grant opportunity for suicide prevention initiatives

Up to $500 will be awarded to applicants with projects that focus on suicide prevention in Johnson County. The number of awards will vary, based on applications. Applications will be considered monthly, reviewed on the second Tuesday of each...