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County News

Joseph M. Connor
December 13, 2018

New assistant county manager appointed

Joseph M. Connor has been appointed by County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson to serve as assistant county manager. Joe has served as the assistant county administrator at the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, for nearly...

pill bottles
December 12, 2018

Johnson County receives grant to combat opioid addiction

This week, Johnson County was named as one of 16 Kansas county health departments to receive a state grant to address the opioid crisis.

Of the $900,000 in grant funds distributed throughout the state, Johnson County Health and Environment...

Paul and Diana Nickels stand with Ashley Yocker who his holding a flower arrangement with 1, 2, 3, 4 sticking out of it
December 11, 2018

Dispatcher saves community member with CPR over the phone

Diana Nickel suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while she was in Olathe watching her grandchildren. Her husband, Paul, called 911 and reached Emergency Communications Specialist Ashley Yockey. After gathering information about the location and...

elementary pupil reading with mother in the library
December 7, 2018

New background check requirement for child care providers starts Dec. 3

Beginning this month, child care providers in Kansas applying for or renewing a license are legally required to submit to a comprehensive background check, including fingerprints, for each individual residing, working or regularly volunteering in...

Medicare equals questions
December 6, 2018

Help is still available before Medicare deadline Dec. 7

The Medicare Open Enrollment deadline is almost here. Johnson County residents who still have questions and need some guidance can get free help only a phone call away.  Johnson County K-State Research and Extension offers personalized assistance...

Colorful graphic that says Holiday Art Sale
December 4, 2018

Developmental Supports hosts Holiday Art Sale

Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) Emerging Artists Program will host its annual Holiday Art Sale on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The public is invited to stop in and enjoy refreshments, conversations with the artists and a...

American flag flying at half mast
December 4, 2018

Local impacts of National Day of Mourning

In order to best serve our residents, Johnson County Government has decided to remain open to the public on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, which President Trump has proclaimed as a National Day of Mourning, in remembrance of former President George H.W...

sign which reads flu season next to cup of hot tea and a pile of sweaters
December 3, 2018

It's not too late to keep the flu at bay

It’s that time of year again — flu season. As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, flu activity is increasing. The Department of Health and Environment recommends you get a flu vaccine now if you have not gotten vaccinated yet this...

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