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Picking the perfect tree for your family is easier than you think
December 3

Picking the perfect tree is easier than you think

When it comes to the holiday season, choosing the type of tree that will take center stage in our homes can be a big decision. Dennis Patton, the horticulture agent at Johnson County's K-State Research and Extension Office, has some suggestions... more

donation boxes filled with food and toys
December 1

10 ways to help others this holiday season and all year through

The holidays are a wonderful time to help others. Below is a sampling of volunteer opportunities available through Johnson County Government during this time. A list of opportunities available during other parts of the year is available... more

November 25

To Grandmother's house we go: travel safely this Thanksgiving

If you are joining the millions of Americans driving over the river and through the woods this Thanksgiving week, here are some road safety tips from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, the Kansas Department of Transportation, The National... more

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... more
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,... more

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,... more

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... more
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... more

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... more

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... more

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