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Oct. 12 proclaimed Imagine a Day Without Water

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

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 could you imagine a day without water? Without safe, reliable water and wastewater service?

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 Water District No. 1.

The Johnson County Election Office would like voters to note these dates for the November election:

Johnson County Extension Council elections October 10

red check mark in vote box

Johnson County residents 18 years and older are eligible to vote in the Extension Council elections Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension office, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1500, in Olathe. A driver’s license is required to verify age and residency. 

Johnson County Museum exhibit celebrates golden anniversary

Johnson County Museum is celebrating its golden anniversary with the opening of a special “Let’s celebrate: The Johnson County Museum is 50!” exhibit.

The new, temporary exhibit gallery is part of the main museum space at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center at 8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park. The special exhibit, opening Oct. 7 and running through April 4, 2018, showcases objects collected over the past 50 years, many of which have never been displayed. The exhibit also features a timeline of the museum’s history as well as facts about its growth over five decades. 

Treasurer, motor vehicle offices to close Oct. 9 for in-service training

Office closed

Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management and Johnson County Motor Vehicle offices will be closed to the public Monday, Oct. 9, for an all-staff training. All offices will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

The locations of the closed offices are:

The S Word

poster for the movie

On Thursday Oct. 5, Olathe West High School will host a free showing of The S Word, a documentary meant to open a discussion about suicide.

October 5 from 6-9 p.m.
 Olathe West High School
 2200 W. Santa Fe St., Olathe, KS 66061

Mental Health Center kicks off national transportation study

Research study

Johnson County Mental Health Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to kick off a national transportation pilot study.

County officials were joined by representatives from UnitedHealthcare and Dartmouth College — who will lead a year-long research pilot that looks at how mental health clients get to work, school and medical appointments.

The transportation pilot program will look at two questions:

Cars in the Park event on Sept. 30 benefits Special Olympians

About 200 vehicles and 1,000 spectators are anticipated for the annual Cars in the Park car show from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at The Theatre in the Park complex in Shawnee Mission Park.

Admission to Cars in the Park is free for spectators and concessions will be available. The Theatre in the Park is located in Shawnee Mission Park and is accessible via a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee.