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Presidents Day is Feb. 20
February 17, 2017

Monday, Feb. 20 is the national holiday known as Presidents Day. Originally, a day to honor the country’s first president, George Washington, it was later combined to also recognize the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.  Now, it serves to honor all persons who have served as the U.S. President.

County offices are generally open on this Monday. However, all locations of the Johnson County Library will be closed on Presidents Day. Visit the library website for more information.

Veterans Treatment Court honors first graduate
February 15, 2017

In January 2016, Johnson County District Court held the first Veterans Treatment Court in the state of Kansas. It’s mission — to identify veterans in the criminal justice system and, when eligible, to place them into treatment and court supervision as an alternative to incarceration. Today Johnson County Veterans Treatment Court honored its first graduate from the program. District Court Judge Timothy P. McCarthy, who spearheaded the effort to bring VTC to the county, will presided over the graduation ceremony Feb. 15 at the Johnson County Courthouse.

VTC offers two alternatives to jail time: a diversion track through the Johnson County District Attorney’s office and a probation track through Johnson County Court Services. Both programs allow eligible veterans to voluntarily participate in a 12- to 18-month program composed of court appearances, drug and alcohol testing, treatment, recovery support meetings and a mentorship program.

VTC aims to help veterans who may be suffering from traumatic brain injuries, depression, substance abuse or post-traumatic stress disorder because of their military service. Any eligible veteran can apply to the VTC program. To be eligible, you must be a Kansas resident and eligible for Veterans Affairs benefits or a resident of the county (for Mental Health Center services). Veterans charged with low-level felony or misdemeanor offenses such as DUIs, drug-related charges or domestic violence charges will be considered for the program.

VTC is a collaboration between Johnson County’s Sheriff’s Office, Mental Health Center, District Court, Veterans Administration and the county’s Justice Information Management System.

In 2008, Judge Robert Russell in Buffalo, New York, began the first docket dedicated to veterans after he saw an increase in the number of veterans appearing on his drug and mental health court dockets. Today, more than 250 treatment courts in 40 states offer services to military veterans. VTC programs in Missouri are available in Jackson and Clay counties and the city of Kansas City.

Public Health Advisory: Avoid contact with water in Indian Creek until further notice
February 13, 2017

In collaboration with Johnson County Wastewater, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has issued a health advisory to residents living along Indian Creek Trail from approximately 116th Terrace to  College Boulevard, due to an overflow of the sanitary sewer manhole into a ditch near Indian Creek Trail and Bluejacket Street in the city of Overland Park. The ditch runs east to Indian Creek, near Switzer Road.

JCDHE advises individuals to have no contact with Indian Creek at this location until further notice. The Indian Creek Trail is open for use, however, residents are also advised to keep their pets from making contact with the water.

Johnson County Wastewater crews have unblocked the line and are in the process of cleaning the ditch. The department is monitoring this location and conducting water tests on the creek to determine when this notice can be lifted. An update will be sent once this notice is lifted.

This week honors court reporting and captioning professionals
February 13, 2017

This weekend kicks off National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, from Feb. 11-18.

The week is designed to encourage members of the court reporting and captioning professions to highlight their skills and service to their respective communities.

Court reporters work hard every day to help people access the U.S. legal system, whilecaptioners give access to conferences, calls, educational classes, and television broadcasts to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

It's Second Saturdays at the library
February 9, 2017

Feb. 11 is Second Saturday at Johnson County Library. This month is “Snap Into Saturday.”

At the Antioch, Central Resource, De Soto and Lackman libraries, you’re invited to join a STEAM activity — Hands On: Exploring with Snap Circuits, Hexbots and Stixplosion from 10 a.m. to noon. The activities are designed to tap into multiple disciplines including science, technology, engineering, art and math.

At Gardner Library, from 11 a.m. to noon, the public is invited to Creation Exploration: Design Architecture. They want you to join in. They’re supplying the tools and are asking you to bring your creativity.

For more information about Second Saturday, visit Johnson County Library online.

Sign up for 50-plus Valentine’s Day dinner and bingo
February 8, 2017

Avoid the crowded restaurants and celebrate Valentine’s Day with an evening at the Roeland Park Community Center. Enjoy a dinner — catered especially for you — followed by 12 games of bingo. Join us 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Drive. Bingo winners will be awarded prizes ranging from gift bags to gift certificates. Singles and couples are welcome. This fun-filled Valentine’s celebration is just $15 per person. Register today by going to jcprd.com, follow the “Register for Activities” link and do a barcode search for 36936. Call 913-826-3160 for more information.