Johnson County

Clean up begins after overnight storms
09:34 a.m., June 17, 2017 Updated 10:06 a.m.
Overnight storms knocked out electricity to more than 5,000 in Shawnee.
Fried chicken dinner with storytelling held on June 21
June 13, 2017
You’re invited to feast on a fried chicken dinner, just like Grandma used to make in the 1920s, and enjoy a story at the same time.
Johnson County citizens content
Community satisfaction survey yields strong results
June 13, 2017
Johnson County Government’s latest community satisfaction survey shows residents are extremely satisfied with their quality of life in the county.
Shawnee Town 1929 taking hair donations
June 7, 2017
Have long locks you’re ready to chop off? If so, you might want to donate your hair during Shawnee Town 1929’s Hair Bobbing for a Good Cause event, which takes place June 24.
Hundreds to participate in Relay For Life
June 7, 2017
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Jo-Dotte will be hed on June 23.
Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center to open Saturday
June 7, 2017
Located in the former King Louie building, near 91st Street and Metcalf Avenue, the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center will be a cultural hub for the area, offering museum exhibits, theater and community space.
Garden Club of Shawnee to hold tour this weekend
June 7, 2017
The tour, hosted by the Garden Club of Shawnee, features six gardens throughout the city this year.
50 Plus bingo slated for June 14 in Shawnee
May 31, 2017
“Fourth of July” is the theme of a bingo session being offered in June by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
Summer book sale to take place next week
May 31, 2017
More than 60,000 gently read books and A/V materials will be available for purchase at the Johnson County Library summer book sale.
Symposium takes on issues regarding dementia care
May 29, 2017
Johnson County Community College and the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center will host a symposium on caring for someone with dementia on June 16.
Crews inspecting city’s pipes
May 29, 2017
Crews from two different companies have started the six month process of inspecting some of the city of Shawnee’s pipes.
Volunteer training held for campaign roles
May 17, 2017
The Johnson County Democratic Party is offering training for volunteers willing to make a commitment to a campaign of 10 to 15 hours per week.
Join the mayor for Third Thursday coffee
May 17, 2017
The mayor’s next coffee gathering will be held tomorrow morning.
Johnson County holds panel on suicide prevention, ‘13 Reasons Why’ series
May 17, 2017
The Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition will host an event for community members to ask questions and learn about suicide prevention resources tomorrow evening.