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female health professional preparing a flu shot for a female patient
September 24, 2018

Flu vaccine is available ahead of flu season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine each year. “Flu season” in the United States begins as early as October and lasts as late as May. An annual seasonal flu vaccine...

A group of library volunteers posing with books
September 21, 2018

New Volunteer Management System makes volunteering easier

Three county departments are piloting a new Volunteer Management System (VMS) that makes it easier for residents to find volunteer opportunities in Johnson County Government. Johnson County Library, Human Services and Developmental Supports are...

September 20, 2018

Resource Fair and Marketplace set for Oct. 4

The Johnson County Community Developmental Disabilities Organization invites the community to attend a Resource Fair and Marketplace for individuals who have intellectual and/or...

September 19, 2018

Make every day special for your family

Family Day on Sept. 24 is more than a day on the calendar. Family Day celebrates simple, everyday things parents can do to connect with their kids. Since 2001, the grassroots effort has encouraged families to make time to connect at various times...

Election workers sitting at a table.
September 18, 2018

Election workers needed for Nov. 6 general election

The Johnson County Election Office is seeking 1,000 new election workers to serve voters at Johnson County polls during the Nov. 6 General Election.

To be eligible to serve, residents must be registered to vote at their current address in...

Big Bull Creek Park Nature Play Area
September 17, 2018

Help celebrate park's Grand Opening

Bring the entire family and help celebrate the grand opening of Big Bull Creek Park, the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's newest park.


September 13, 2018

New positions to support Mental Health Services

Today the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners unanimously authorized three new full time positions, and transitioned two part time positions to full time, for the Johnson County Mental Health Center. Funds for these new positions will...

Jay Prior photo
September 12, 2018

Taking Action to Prevent Suicide in Our LGBTQ+ Community

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 9 -15, 2018. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. and each year nearly 45,000 Americans die by suicide. In an effort to build...

September 11, 2018

Johnson County dedicates Fallen Officers Memorial

On the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the nation, Johnson County dedicated a Fallen Officers Memorial on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in front of the Sheriff’s Operations Building at the Fred Allenbrand Criminal Justice Complex at the New...

A senior couple embracing and smiling
September 7, 2018

Extension offers Medicare enrollment classes

Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. Whether you’re new to the program or an existing participant, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is offering a series of FREE classes to help guide you...