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October 24

Johnson County Government plants edible tree gardens

Johnson County Government is committed to improving the health of all Johnson County residents by improving access to healthy foods in the community. A partnership with Access to Healthy Foods Coalition and the Giving Grove was formed in 2012 to...

Golden eggs in nest
October 23

Saving for retirement is easier than you think

Just 20 percent of American workers say they are very confident about their retirement security. And now that people are living longer, we will need to put more in our retirement savings accounts. In honor of National Save for Retirement Week,...

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October 22

Advance voting is underway for Nov. 4 General Election

Advance voting by mail for the November 4, 2014 General Election began October 15. Advance voting in person began October 20, 2014.

More information about advance voting and the November 4 general Election:

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Trout stocking
October 17

JCPRD Trout Stocking scheduled for Oct. 22

It's time again to add 4,000 pounds of squirming rainbow trout to three Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes.
The stockings will take place Wednesday, Oct. 22, at each respective lake's boat ramp.

  • Kill Creek Park...
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October 15

Senior Fest will be Thursday, Oct. 23

Senior Fest offers an opportunity for older residents to enjoy live local entertainment, play bingo, learn more about what our community has to offer, and possibly win a door prize!

The free event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on...

October 14

Safehome a beacon of hope for domestic abuse victims

Domestic violence spans all social-economic demographics, all ages, and all different types of lifestyles, religions, races, and ethnicities. It affects both the rich and the poor. Safehome...

October 13

Halloween treats can be happy and healthy

Halloween will soon be here, kicking off the official holiday season. It’s hard for kids and parents to be disciplined with all that candy around. This year, help families stay on track by offering healthy treats.

Here are a few...

traffic cones on road
October 10

A guide to surviving road construction

Many Johnson County roads are currently under construction. Here are a few tips to help you navigate through it.

1. Stay Informed. Know what's happening along your route by tuning into your favorite station, visiting the...

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October 9

County Government, other agencies provide services for homeless residents

A study conducted in January 2013 found that more than 80 Johnson County families - approximately 215 people - were homeless. Though Johnson County Government provides services directed at preventing homelessness, most homeless services in...

October 8

Johnson County hosts final electronic recycling event of 2014

The Johnson County Household Hazardous Materials Collection Program will be collecting electronic waste for recycling in addition to household hazardous waste (HHW) on October 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This event will mark the end of the...