Buffalo

AJ Mock, Director of the Buffalo Senior Center, gave a report to the Buffalo City Council at their last meeting, updating them on the status of the heating and cooling system at the center.

An oversized load that brought traffic to a halt in a construction zone on I-90 east of Buffalo Friday morning lead to a three-car crash that claimed the life of a man from Minnesota and injured his passengers.

Buffalo's Fourth Anuual Oktoberfest celebration was this past Saturday, and was another big success according to the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, organizers of the event.

At their last meeting, the Johnson County Commissioners agreed to sign an OJJDP (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) Grant Award Agreement, in the amount of $14,000 which is down significantly from last year's grant amount of $26,000.

Buffalo City Building Inspector Toby Rhoades gave his usual report to the city council at their last meeting, saying the new O'Reilly Auto Parts building that is under construction next to McDonald's is “moving along and is a good-looking building.”

The Buffalo City Council was given the latest Police Chief's Report at their meeting this week.

Lieutenant Andy Tkach, standing in for Chief Jason Carder, said an accident occurred with a police vehicle driven by Officer Farris.

The Fourth Annual Oktoberfest, organized by the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, will be this Saturday in downtown Buffalo.

The day's festivities begin at noon and will continue through 6pm.

Johnson County's Commissioners, at this week's meeting, took recommendations from the Johnson County Fair Board and Kaycee/Buffalo/Johnson County Economic Development Joint Powers Board (KBJ/ED/JPB) and made appointments to open positions on each.

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