Johnson County

An October full moon was the perfect backdrop as visitors got a taste of the spookier side of history at Fort Phil Kearny Friday night. It was the first-ever “Full Moon Fort” with guided lantern tours of the fort grounds sprinkled with the fun and freaky facts of soldier and native daily life.

The recent partial shutdown of the Federal Government has had negative effects on some local businesses, but slight or no effects on others, and in some cases has actually helped local business, according to Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Director Angela Jarvis.

Public Health Officer Dr. Mark Schueler gave a report to the Board of Health on Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training that is currently happening in Kaycee.

The recent audit conducted of the Johnson County School District has been completed and came back “clean” for the most part, with only a few items left to be completed.
District Business Administrator Matt Ramey gave a report to the Board of Trustees at their last meeting, saying there are a few minor issues that will need to be addressed, and the auditors will have a report ready to present to the board in the near future.

Johnson County and Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth DeCock's office, during the month of September, received 40 new misdemeanor cases, eight of which were DUI's.
There are 75 cases pending in misdemeanor or Circuit Court, 35 of which are DUI's and 7 are drug-related.

Search and rescue crews have pulled three groups of snowbound hunters from the Bighorn Mountains.

At their meeting this week, the Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees heard a report from Dr. Jeannie Iberlin on why the district's administration is in support of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).

A new green “lock box” at the Buffalo/Johnson County Criminal Justice Center will possibly encourage residents to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs in Buffalo.

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