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Research study
September 28, 2017

Mental Health Center kicks off national transportation 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...

September 27, 2017

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...

Emergency alert system
September 26, 2017

Nationwide emergency alert test set for Wednesday

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the ...

toddler dressed as firefighter
September 25, 2017

Fire safety workshop set for Oct. 7

An award-winning fire safety education program created especially for children ages 3-5 will be held Saturday, Oct.  7, including breakfast, booths, drawings and a fascinating and entertaining look into the preschooler's perception of fire, the...

child looking out of car
September 22, 2017

Is your child in the right seat?

Find out on Saturday, Sept. 23 (National Car Seat Check Saturday) between 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at McCarthy Chevrolet Olathe's Service Dept. at 675 N. Rawhide. Trained car seat safety specialists will examine child car seats for proper use,...

September 21, 2017

Veterans Town Hall meeting set Sept. 27 at Johnson County library

Sponsored by the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center (KCVAMC), a Veterans Town Hall meeting is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Carmack Community Room at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 West...

children waving from the back of a hay wagon
September 20, 2017

Enjoy a fall group hayride

Enjoy the outdoors by scheduling your group for a hayride through Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Road in Olathe or the beautiful Oak Ridge Parklands in Shawnee Mission Park, 7460 Ogg Road in Shawnee Mission.

The hayrides conclude with a warm...

picture of Johnson County Arts & Heritage building exterior
September 19, 2017

Johnson County Museum Foundation receives generous donation

The Johnson County Museum Foundation recently received a donation of $25,000 from Waste Management, Inc. 
 
Area Vice President of Waste Management Mike Watson presented the check to Foundation President Larry Meeker at the museum. In...

a monarch butterfly on clovers
September 18, 2017

Be a part of the Monarch migration

This week Johnson County Park and Recreation District has activities around the migration of the Monarch butterfly population. Join in these activities and be part of this royal fun!

50 Plus Monarch Migration and Tagging...

yellow street sign which reads Get Your Flu Shot
September 15, 2017

Walk-in clinics offer flu shots

Flu shots are now 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...

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