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January 28th, 2016

Caywood’s Cows Draw Crowd

Sonja Caywood stands by her "Smokey-eyed Divas." (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

Stepping into the room, I was surrounded by cows. No, I was not in a barn, I was at the SAGE art center in the midst of Sonja Caywood’s one-woman show of about 30 paintings of cows.

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Sheriff Gives Year-end Report To Commissioners

Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek

Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek and Undersheriff Kerry Wolf gave their year-end report to the county commissioners, detailing numbers of incidents, arrests, and other pertinent numbers from 2015, during a recent commissioner's meeting.

Tickets Available For Buffalo Chamber's Winter Gathering

Buffalo Chamber of Commerce

Some tickets are still available for this weekend's Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Winter Gathering entitled, “A Bootlegger's Ball.”

JCHC Considering Policy Change To 'Smoke-Free' Campus

The Board of Trustees for the Johnson County Healthcare Center is considering a possible policy change to make the campus encompassing the clinic, hospital, and adult care facility as “smoke-free.”

The proposal was brought before the board at this week's meeting by Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward.

UPDATE: No One Injured in House Fire, Cause Remains Under Investigation

UPDATE: No one was injured in a house fire that occurred in the early morning hours Wednesday.

Legislative Forum: Ranchester Mayor Asks for Support for Battlefield, Library, Gas Pipeline

Ranchester Mayor Peter Clark talks with legislators. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

Day two of the Legislative Forum held in Sheridan included reports on the Connor Battlefield State Park and a natural gas pipeline from Ranchester Mayor Peter Clark.

Legislative Forum: Legislators Support Grassroots Effort Targeting Pre-Kindergarten Education

Lynn Gordon, left, presented the information on the High 5 program, accompanied by Shellie Szmyd. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

Another presenter for Wednesday’s session of the Legislative Forum held in Sheridan was Lynn Gordon reporting on a new childhood readiness program called High Five.

Legislative Forum: Legislators Hear from 21 Presenters During Wednesday’s Session

By day’s end, local state legislators representing both Sheridan and Johnson counties heard reports from 21 different people during Wednesday’s Legislative Forum held in Sheridan.

Reception for Caywood's One-Woman Show is Tonight

Caywood's Cow Country -- Submitted Photo

Artist Sonja Caywood’s one-woman show opens tonight at the Sagebrush Community Art Center in Sheridan.