Johnson County

The Buffalo City Council will convene for their first meeting of 2015, and will have a new mayor and one new councilman sworn into office.

Johnson County's elected officials were sworn into their respective offices at a ceremony Monday morning at the county judicial center.

Judge William J. Edelman conducted the brief ceremony in the District Courtroom.

Johnson County's Commissioners, returning Commissioner Jim Hicks and newly-elected Commissioners Linda Greenough and Bill Novotny will have their first meeting of 2015 this morning at the historic courthouse on Main Street in Buffalo.

Officials with the Bighorn National Forest have announced that over the next couple of months, forest managers will be hiring for temporary, seasonal positions in a variety of specialized areas.

Swearing-in ceremonies for newly elected officials will be held today and all are open to the public.

Two witnesses testified yesterday in district court in the case against Frank Claybaugh. He is accused of stealing a steer and instructing his hired man to slaughter the animal.

P.O. News & Flagstaff Cafe in Sheridan will host a book signing this Wednesday, and local Buffalo Author Lois Slater will be available to sign copies of her new book, “Stem of the Wildflower.”

At their last city council meeting, Buffalo City Councilman Russ Humphrey asked City Attorney Ben Kirven if the YMCA was still interested in using the city-owned indoor archery building near the outdoor pool at Washington Park.

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