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JoCo on the Go podcast
May 28, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Vaccinating young adults

On JoCo on the Go, episode #92, hear the personal stories of young adults who have been vaccinated. They talk about family tragedy, their own COVID-19 illness, life during the pandemic and the relief they felt from becoming vaccinated....

BOCC update
May 28, 2021

BOCC May update

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in May 2021. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at...

A car
May 26, 2021

Free rides to access COVID-19 vaccines

Are transportation issues holding you back from getting your COVID-19 vaccinations? There's now a quick and easy solution at your fingertips. Uber and Lyft will provide free transportation (with a cap) to and from vaccination clinics!...

May 26, 2021

Tell us what you think about the new Antioch Library

Johnson County Library has started the design process for a new library in Merriam and we want to hear from you.

First, watch a ...

Screen shot of Johnson County Charter Commission website home page
May 25, 2021

Johnson County Charter Commission has launched a new website

The public can track the progress of the Johnson County Charter Commissioner at its new website, charter.jocogov.org. The website lists the commission’s 25-member roster, provides meeting...

Bekkah Suraud and Trey Glidwell, 911 dispatcher, who took her call
May 25, 2021

Johnson County girl honored as “911 Hero”

On Monday, May 24, the Mid-America Regional Council’s Public Safety Communications Program and the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center honored 9-year-old Bekkah Suraud for demonstrating the proper use of 911 in an emergency. She...

We are a Blue Star Museum presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families
May 21, 2021

Johnson County Museum to participate in Blue Star Museums

The Johnson County Museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.

The Johnson County...

first aid box
May 20, 2021

JCMHC offers resilience training for first responders

Johnson County Mental Health Center is hosting free resilience trainings for Johnson County first responders. Join Kim Colegrove from Pause First Academy to discover tools to mitigate stress, regulation emotions and improve overall health. 

Happy EMS week
May 18, 2021

MED-ACT celebrating National Emergency Medical Services Week

This week at Johnson County MED-ACT, we’re celebrating not only 46 years of service, but the 46th Annual National Emergency Medical Services Week. A week that was first nationally recognized in 1974 by President Gerald Ford, this week celebrates...

Airplane at New Century AirCenter
May 17, 2021

County celebrates Armed Forces Appreciation Day

An early morning rain and lingering cloudy skies on Saturday, May 15, did not dampen Johnson County’s celebration of Armed Forces Appreciation Day at the New Century AirCenter.

Sponsored by the Friends in Service of Heroes (FISH), the free...