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November 13, 2018

America Recycles Day event in downtown Overland Park

In celebration of America Recycles Day, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE), downtown Overland Park, ProShred and Secure e-Cycle will hold an electronics recycling and paper shredding event on Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1...

Johnson County Commission Chairman Ed Eilert addressing Vietnam era veterans and their guests
November 10, 2018

Vietnam Era Veterans Honored at Johnson County Celebration

Hundreds of local Vietnam War era veterans and their families and friends gathered Saturday morning at Antioch Park in Merriam to be honored for their service.

The celebration, held in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense’s...

dr. examining a child's ears
November 7, 2018

Open enrollment for health insurance ends mid-December

Open enrollment for health insurance marketplace coverage is now open through Dec. 15. The Johnson County Department of Health Environment (JCDHE) has partnered with El Centro this year to offer free, in-person enrollment assistance at the Olathe...

flag with silhouette of soldier and text which reads Veterans Day
November 7, 2018

Johnson County’s Veterans Day Observance set for Saturday, Nov. 10

The 2018 Johnson County Veterans Day Observance will honor local veterans of the Vietnam War era as its special guests, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense’s ongoing 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War.


November 6, 2018

Election Day 2018: How, when, where and who

For those who are voting today in Johnson County, the polling locations are open until 7 p.m. Polling places are subject to change with each election. Please verify your polling location...

doctor speaking to patient
November 6, 2018

Extension provides assistance during Medicare open enrollment

Fall Medicare open enrollment is here and Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is offering personalized assistance to Johnson County residents through plan comparisons. This service is available throughout the enrollment period, which...

Rendering of the exterior of the new medical examiner facility
November 5, 2018

Plans underway for new county medical examiner facility

Renderings and a fly-through animation are now available for the new county medical examiner facility. The project team presented those materials along with a project overview and schedule update, at a Committee of the Whole on Thursday, Nov. 1...

clock on a table with text of Hello darkness, our old friend.
November 2, 2018

Don't forget!

Just a reminder that it's a good idea to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday, Nov. 3 as Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Other household tasks you might do when changing your clocks are:...

A woman opening the back door of a car
November 2, 2018

County, local business partners offer life-changing experiences

Today, Johnson County’s Community Supported Employment Program (CSEP) hosted a breakfast reception to recognize and thank 30 local businesses that are integral to the success of the programs offered by Johnson County Developmental Supports, the...

November 1, 2018

Encore role models: The metro's “over 70”

As the saying goes, “if you can’t see it, you can’t be it.” Recognition programs and prizes are a time-tested way to change perceptions of aging and highlight the contributions of inspiring older adults from the Kansas City metro area.