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September 29

BOCC gives the green light for transit management consolidation

On Thursday, September 25, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners gave approval for Johnson County and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority to develop a cooperative agreement that will lead to the management consolidation of...

September 26

JCDS Emerging Artists to show at Sunflower ArtFest

Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) Emerging Artists will have their artwork available for purchase at Sunflower ArtFest 2014 in De Soto. The Emerging Artists will be at Booth 25 September 26 – 28. The booth will represent 15 artists....

September 25

October issue of 'The Best Times' now online

The October issue of The Best Times magazine will soon be delivered to all residents of Johnson County age 60 or older. However, it is now available to read online at www.jocogov.org/thebesttimes...

September 25

New Mental Health Center Director appointed

Today the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, acting as the Johnson County Mental Health Center (MHC) governing board, approved the appointment of Tim DeWeese as the Johnson County MHC director. He starts effective September 28.


September 24

6th annual Cars in the Park scheduled for Saturday

From Model A's to modern and customized vehicles, JCPRD's annual Cars in the Park car show attracts an eclectic mix of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Part of the fun is seeing what area residents dust off and retrieve from their garages to...

patient receiving flu shot
September 23

Seasonal flu vaccine now available

The best way to protect you and your family from getting the flu is to receive the flu vaccine. The Department of Health and Environment encourages everyone over the age of 6 months to get the safe, effective flu vaccine.

Seasonal flu...

September 22

Royals great Willie Wilson to speak at Antioch Library on 9/25

For Willie Wilson, running the bases was easy. Running his life was a different ballgame. The former outfielder for the Kansas City Royals rose from adversity to achieve record-breaking success, only to plummet into self-destructive ruin. In his...

Cleaning leaves out of gutter
September 18

Keep the insects out this autumn

As temperatures drop, bugs are looking for a warm place to go, like inside your home. Keep the insects outside with these three tips.

Don't invite bugs in

Remove all the open "windows and doors" so to speak. To an...

Voting booths
September 18

Voter registration deadline is October 14

During today's meeting, the Board of County Commissioners recognized September 23 as National Voter Registration Day. Kansas residents can register to vote or change their name, address, and party affiliation for the November 2014 election...

Fall leaves
September 16

JCPRD hayrides open for booking on Friday

Fall is time for changing leaves, warm campfires and delicious apple cider. Enjoy all three during a JCPRD hayride!

This year’s organized hayrides for groups begin Sept. 20 and the first of two public hayrides for individuals or families...