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boy and girl dressed as superheros
October 27, 2017

Health officials: Be mindful of safety, stay alert on Halloween

As Halloween approaches, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment asks parents to be mindful of safety during the celebration and asks drivers to be alert while on the road Oct. 31.

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children... more

Cover of the Fall 2017 JoCo Magazine
October 25, 2017

Fall 2017 JoCo Magazine hitting mailboxes now

Johnson County Government’s quarterly magazine is hitting county residents’ mailboxes this week. In this issue, our communications team introduces you to several county services, events and initiative, including:

  • The Johnson County Co... more
ICMA annual conference
October 23, 2017

County manager recognized with managerial excellence award

County manager Hannes Zacharias this weekend was recognized with the Edwin O. Stene Award for Managerial Excellence. The honor was given at the KUCIMAT banquet — a yearly KU alumni event hosted at the International City/County Management... more

October 23, 2017

Children's Services Department plans canned goods drive

Students enrolled in the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's 29 Out of School Time  Programs will Trick-or-Treat for canned goods this week instead of candy.

On Friday, Oct. 27, students will be going door-to-door, escorted by... more

doctor speaking to patient
October 19, 2017

Extension office provides assistance during open enrollment

Fall Medicare open enrollment is here and Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is offering personalized assistance to Johnson County residents through plan comparisons. This service is available throughout the enrollment period which... more

Operation Red File
October 18, 2017

Operation Red File in Johnson County begins Thursday

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services’ (KDADS) Senior Medicare Patrol will team up with the Johnson County Park & Recreation District October 19 to kick off Operation... more

Live Well. Age Well logo
October 13, 2017

Enjoy the updated version of Senior Fest

Formerly known as Senior Fest, this popular free event has been refreshed with a new name and a new venue.

Spend the afternoon of Wed., Oct. 19 from noon to 6:30 p.m. at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave. in... more

Paved trail in Coffee Creek Streamway Park
October 12, 2017

Coffee Creek Streamway Trail opened Oct. 14

After nearly a year of construction, a mid-October ribbon cutting was planned for the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s newest streamway park trail.

This special event for the trail’s initial phase of 3.4 miles took place at... more

Water droplet logo Imagine a Day Without Water October 12,2017
October 11, 2017

Oct. 12 proclaimed Imagine a Day Without Water

Most Americans take the water systems that bring clean water to and from their homes and businesses for granted. They turn on the tap and flush the toilet without thinking twice about where that water came from or where it will go.  

But... more

October 10, 2017

Register to vote by Oct. 17

Johnson County residents who plan to vote in the Nov. 7 elections must register to vote by Oct. 17.

The upcoming election includes officials in a number of Johnson County cities, school boards, Johnson County Community College Trustees and... more


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