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October 31

9 things to do when you 'fall back' this weekend

The extra hour this weekend is a good time to take care of all those things you've been meaning to do but haven't gotten around to yet, such as…

  1. Set clocks back one hour. Hide the Halloween candy from the kiddos and...
Kids trick-or-treating
October 27

Make safety a priority for Trick-or-Treaters

Halloween can be an exciting night for kids and adults alike. From candy to costumes, decorations to driving, are some tips from Johnson County K-State Research and Extension and the Department of Health and Environment to keep everyone safe,...

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,...

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...
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...

house key
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 3

Scare up some fun with JCPRD's Halloween programs

Fun rather than frights is in store during a variety of Halloween-themed programs being offered by JCPRD in October.

Whimsical Woods

Saturday, Oct. 11, 1 to 4 p.m., Ernie Miller Park.

There’s nothing scary...

October 2

Free Cyber Security Conference and Expo scheduled for Oct. 7

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Johnson County will host its sixth annual Cyber Security Conference and Expo to teach the public about staying safe in Cyberspace. The public is invited to “Securing our Digital Future – The Internet...