Johnson County

The proposed John C. Schiffer Collaborative High School, which would be used by four school districts as an alternative school for students having trouble in regular classes, remains unfunded, but officials will continue to push for the school to be funded and built.

The Johnson County Healthcare Center is still in the process of finding a new Chief Executive Officer to take over for current CEO Sandy Ward, who will retire once the search is complete.

The Special Purpose One-Cent Sales Tax in Johnson County, earmarked for the library expansion project, will sunset, or expire, on December 31st of this year, according to Johnson County Commission Chair Bill Novotny, who made the announcement during this week's commissioner's meeting.

The Buffalo City Council has approved a request to allow volunteers to construct a new trail to tie in with the city's existing trail system.

The 23rd annual Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum's Fall Gathering fundraiser will be happening from 6 to 8 this Saturday night at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

Although the funds were already earmarked by the Johnson County Commissioners in an earlier meeting, they formally approved the transfer of $25,000 to the Johnson County Family YMCA at their Tuesday meeting.

The Buffalo City Council has accepted a 2016-2019 Homeland Security Grant on behalf of the police department.

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder came before the council at their Tuesday meeting, asking for their approval to accept the grant for just over $113,000.

High School Seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, that intend on going to college next year, are encouraged to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program.

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