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County offices closed on Jan. 15

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Johnson County offices, libraries, courts and park offices will be closed in on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in observance of the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

County offices and services will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Johnson County District Court Closure

snowman next to sign that reads sorry we are closed due to inclement weather

Today, Jan. 11, the Johnson County District Court will close at 3 p.m.

Due to inclement weather, the court, located at 100 North Kansas Avenue, Olathe KS 66061 will close today at 3 p.m. The closure includes court proceedings, clerk operations and court services. Individual court divisions will reschedule any proceedings originally scheduled after 3 p.m.

Court information and payments are available 24 hours a day at courts.jocogov.org.

Johnson County proclaims Jan. 15 as MLK Day

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed Monday, Jan. 15, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day in Johnson County. The proclamation calls upon citizens to honor his memory by participating in observances that commemorate his important contributions to the nation and his “vision of peace and goodwill” for the world.

The proclamation was issued Thursday, Jan. 11, by Chairman Ed Eilert during the board’s weekly business session meeting.

Meals on Wheels canceled today because of weather

Winter weather

Johnson County Meals on Wheels deliveries for Thursday, Jan. 11, have been canceled because of inclement weather in the metropolitan area.

Residents who receive Meals on Wheels are asked to use meals previously provided to them today.

For more information, contact Johnson County Human Services at 913-715-8859 or email Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.org.

Follow the 2018 Kansas legislative session

Kansas State Capitol

The 2018 Kansas legislative session began Monday in Topeka, and all eyes are on the statehouse as lawmakers work on the state budget, school finance and other important legislative items this session. If you’re hoping to stay in-the-know this session, be sure to check out state web resources, follow statehouse reporters and review county resources on legislative news and information.

State web resources

The Kansas State Legislature website is a wealth of information during the session.

Quit smoking in 2018

Quit smoking

If you’re thinking of quitting tobacco use in 2018, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment can help.

JCDHE recommends using your smartphone to tackle quitting smoking. Staff suggest signing up for a smokefree.gov text messaging program that sends you tips and challenges to help you achieve your cessation goals.

Seasonal flu shots are still available

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It's not too late to get your flu shot.

Flu shots are still available for adults and children over the age of 6 months at our walk-in health clinics in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Dr.) and Mission (6000 Lamar Ave.). The cost is $30 for a seasonal flu shot and $50 for the high dose flu shot for those age 65 and older. The nasal spray vaccine will not be offered during the 2017-18 flu season.