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November 17, 2017

Johnson County court celebrates National Adoption Day

Families will be made on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Johnson County Courthouse in celebration of National Adoption Day when 14 children, ranging from toddlers to early teens, are scheduled for adoption by seven families in the courtroom of District...

Medicare enrollment
November 15, 2017

Medicare open enrollment runs until Dec. 7

Whether you’re new to Medicare, getting ready to turn 65 or planning your retirement, you’ll soon need to make important decisions about your health coverage.

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Office offers free Medicare open...

America Recycles Day
November 15, 2017

Recycling is a good thing to do every day

Today is America Recycles Day, but recycling is an activity many practice daily. Did you know that nearly 80 percent of your trash is recyclable or that household...

Woman receiving shot
November 14, 2017

Still time to get your season flu shot

The best way to protect yourself and your family from getting influenza is to receive a flu shot. Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) encourages all residents over the age of 6 months to get a flu shot.

Although the...

man and woman shaking hands
November 13, 2017

Johnson County to participate in Nov. 14 Career Expo

Students will have an opportunity to learn about career opportunities with Johnson County Government during the Olathe Chamber's 2017 Career Expo. The chamber's goal is to introduce 1,500 high school juniors and seniors, as well as traditional...

November 9, 2017

Johnson County Veterans Day event lists where to park

Johnson County residents planning to attend the 2017 Johnson County Veterans Day observance on Saturday, Nov. 11, are asked to park at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Avenue, Overland Park.

The center is adjacent to the...

American flag veterans day graphic
November 9, 2017

Couty office closed in observation of Veterans Day

On Friday, Nov. 10, most county offices will be closed in observations of the Veterans Day holiday. The county is hosting Veterans Day observance on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Korean War...

2017 Career Expo
November 8, 2017

Johnson County talks public service at 2017 career expo

More than 1,400 young people from 33 metro-area high schools will attend today the Public Service Career Expo 2017 at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. Fun, interactive exhibits introduce high school students to public...

November 7, 2017

Election Day is here!

Johnson County polls are open until 7 p.m. this evening. Not sure where your polling place is? In Johnson County, Kansas, your cell phone has the answer. Text VOTEKS, your address and ZIP to 74574. Within 60 seconds a return message displays your...

Three little girls in a garden picking vegetables
November 6, 2017

WIC garden yields a bountiful harvest

In the spring of 2013, Johnson County WIC Community Garden was started. It empowers and educates low income clients enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program to grow their own food and supplies them with healthy, nutritious fresh...