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County News

Michael Gabbert
October 19, 2018

Celebrating the value of an inclusive workforce

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. It’s a time to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and educate others about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

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JCDS clients and support professionals pose for a photo
October 18, 2018

Developmental Supports hosts open interviews

Direct support professionals (DSPs) play a crucial role in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their quest to live and work in the community, rather than in institutional settings.

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October 17, 2018

Advance voting by mail underway

Advance voting by mail for the 2018 general election began Oct. 17 in Johnson County.

The deadline to apply for an advance voting by mail ballot is Oct. 30.

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crates of fruits and vegetables
October 16, 2018

WIC Community Garden yields bumper crop

Volunteers in Johnson County’s WIC Community Garden have harvested a total in excess of 4,000 pounds; that is two TONS.

The yield this year surpassed that of every other. The plentiful harvest of tomatoes, peppers, onions, potatoes,...

Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy Dylan Hurt in front of an American flag.
October 12, 2018

Deputy, community partner receive accessibility awards

Sheriff’s Deputy Dylan Hurt and Havencroft Elementary Kindergarten Teachers Abby Clinton, Chelsea Grammer and Noelle Silva were recognized on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the City of Olathe’s 15th Annual Community Awards Dinner.

Deputy Hurt,...

October 9, 2018

Just Imagine a Day Without Water

Imagine: Could you go a day without water? No water to drink or make coffee. No water to shower, flush the toilet or do laundry. Firefighters couldn't put out their fires and farmers couldn't water their crops.

The Value...

Happy kids walking at an elementary school
October 8, 2018

International Walk to School Day enjoys a local celebration

Trailwood Elementary students will join more than 250,000 children across the United States on Oct. 10 to participate in the annual International Walk to School Day event. Walk to School Day raises awareness about pedestrian safety, encourages...

The front of the Shawnee branch of the Johnson County Library
October 5, 2018

Library wraps up bedbug treatment, reopens branch Oct. 9

Johnson County Library (JCL) is set to reopen the Shawnee branch at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 as comprehensive treatment and cleaning for bedbugs wraps up.

Treatments at the Shawnee branch have been extensive, including:

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Padlock With Keyhole icon on digital data background. Illustrates cyber data security or information privacy idea. Blue abstract hi speed internet technology.
October 5, 2018

Safeguarding the nation's critical infrastructure

As a National Cyber Security Awareness Champion, Johnson County Government's Department of Technology and Innovation will host a one day Cyber Security Forum aimed at helping organizations safeguard the critical infrastructure.
Aligning...

October 3, 2018

Voter registration deadline nears; election workers are needed

The deadline for voter registration in Johnson County for the Nov. 6 General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 16.

To register to vote in Kansas, an individual must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the state of Kansas and be 18 years old before...

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