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September 13, 2018

New positions to support Mental Health Services

Today the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners unanimously authorized three new full time positions, and transitioned two part time positions to full time, for the Johnson County Mental Health Center. Funds for these new positions will...

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September 12, 2018

Taking Action to Prevent Suicide in Our LGBTQ+ Community

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 9 -15, 2018. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. and each year nearly 45,000 Americans die by suicide. In an effort to build...

September 11, 2018

Johnson County dedicates Fallen Officers Memorial

On the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the nation, Johnson County dedicated a Fallen Officers Memorial on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in front of the Sheriff’s Operations Building at the Fred Allenbrand Criminal Justice Complex at the New...

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September 7, 2018

Extension offers Medicare enrollment classes

Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. Whether you’re new to the program or an existing participant, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is offering a series of FREE classes to help guide you...

September 6, 2018

Feed the Need collects almost 145 tons in food donations

Johnson County’s 2018 Feed the Need campaign is providing almost 145 tons in food donations and cash to benefit seven local food pantries.

Results of the Feed the Need campaign were announced Thursday, Sept. 6, to the Board of County...

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September 5, 2018

Human Services posts '12 most wanted foods'

This week, the Johnson County Human Services Department (HSD) launched a 12 Most Wanted Food Drive to inspire community members to help their neighbors through hosting their own food drives. On the first day of the campaign, one resident dropped...