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October 31, 2018

Watch for delivery of county magazines

The November-December 2018 issue of The Best Times, Johnson County's magazine for 60+, and the Fall 2018 issue of ...

Artist rendering of a courtroom in the new Johnson County Courthouse
October 30, 2018

New renderings available on new Johnson County Courthouse

New interior renderings and fly-through animation of the new Johnson County Courthouse are now available here.

These materials as...

young woman jogging in the park
October 29, 2018

JCPRD winter park hours begin Nov. 1

Winter hours of 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. go into effect Nov. 1 for many Johnson County Park and Recreation District parks. These winter hours will stay in effect through Feb. 28, 2019.

District parks impacted by the new hours are: Big Bull...

October 26, 2018

Final days of October feature lots to do

The last weekend and final days in October offer a busy calendar of events at Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) facilities.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Mildale Farm Fall Fest starts at 9 a.m. 35250 W. 199th St., Edgerton,...

October 25, 2018

Take advantage of Drug Takeback Day to clear the cabinet

You might want to mark your calendars for the 16th National Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday, Oct. 27. The initiative calls attention to the potential of abuse of medication, and provides a safe, accessible and responsible way to...

perplexed senior couple with a laptop
October 24, 2018

Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7

Free Medicare counseling available from Johnson County K-State Extension

Attention baby-boomers. Are you approaching or have you already turned 65? Did you notify the Social Security office? Do you have to? What if you’re...

elderly couple filling out forms at expo table
October 23, 2018

A fun expo planned for the 50 Plus crowd

Make plans to spend the day at the annual Live Well, Age Well Expo planned for Mon., Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marriott Overland Park, 10800 Metcalf Ave.

This event is known for its wide offerings of educational sessions and...

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October 22, 2018

Advance voting in person underway

Advance voting in person for the 2018 general election on Nov. 6 began Oct. 22 and ends Nov. 3 at six locations in Johnson County:

  • Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park.
  • Hilltop...
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.


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.