Archive - Aug 2012 - News

August 26th

New Jo Co Judicial Center To Get Noise Eliminators

At their meeting last week, the Johnson County Commissioners approved the purchase of noise eliminators for the courtroom facilities at the new judicial center which is nearing completion.

Expert: Kids Need Supervision On Social Media

A study from Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics recently found 83 percent of parents think the benefits of children's' use of social media outlets, like Facebook or Twitter, outweigh the risks. However, child psychologist, Dr.

Buffalo Chamber Of Commerce Board Welcomes New Members

The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees have some new members after nominations and elections were held over the last few weeks, culminating in the announcement of their new members late last week.

Truck Ramps West Of Buffalo To Be Studied Says Engineer

At the Buffalo City Council meeting last week, City/County Engineer Wayne Hill reported that the stste-of-the-art runaway truck ramp west of Buffalo will be studied as will the possibilty of the installation of a second ramp further down the hill closer to Buffalo.

Wyoming ACT Scores Released

National ACT scores were released last week, and a discouraging report released by the testing company purported that 60 percent of high school graduates aren't prepared for college. The average composite score for Wyoming students was 20.3, while nationwide, the average was 21.1.

White-Nose Syndrome Threatens Local Bats

Managers on the Bighorn National Forest are reminding the public of a ban against entering caves in the forest to protect bats from contracting a disease that's killed millions of bats elsewhere in the country.

Sod Farm Festival 2012

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It was a music lovers paradise Saturday at the Sod Farm Festival, a fundraiser to benefit Project Schoolhouse. Volunteer Coordinator Melissa Butcher.

26th Annual Story Days

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This past weekend was full of fun and festivities for residents and visitors alike. It was the 26th annual Story Days and there was something for everyone. Story Days Chairwoman Joan Griffen.

Elks Youth Rodeo

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Tori Reyes taking her goat down.

This past weekend was the Elks Youth Rodeo out at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Sheridan Media's Judy Hagerott was there and brings us this story.

Poll Question of the Week

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The Tea Party Movement is a political movement that advocates adhering to the United States Constitution, reducing our national debt and taxes, and reducing governmental spending.