Top Johnson County Stories of 2013: July-September

Top Johnson County Stories of 2013: July-September

This week we are looking back at the top stories of 2013 that happened in Johnson County.

Today we will look at the stories from July through September of 2013.

The Buffalo Police Department asked for the public's help in identifying what they believed to be stolen property recovered from a local residence.
According to Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder, officers recovered stolen items believed to have been stolen from the end of May through June 26th, from vehicles in Buffalo and the surrounding area.
They asked residents who may be missing items to contact them to see if their items had been recovered.

The Johnson County Library Board presented a number of different possibilities for funding their proposed expansion project to the Johnson County Commissioners.
The county and the city had initially agreed to help fund the expansion project, but that was before valuation in the county took a major hit, falling from an all-time high of $1.2 billion just a few years ago to roughly $900 million this year.
With the drop in valuation, the county is not sure how much funding they will be able to contribute to the project.
The board will continue looking for funds through the SLIB, consensus funding, and all the other possible revenue sources, including the possibility of putting the project on the ballot for public approval, probably on the November, 2014 ballot.

Richard Cameron Wilkerson was sentenced to no less than 20 and no more than 40 years in prison after being convicted earlier this year of second degree murder in connection with the death of Brian Newman.
Wilkerson was found guilty of second degree murder in Newman's death, which occurred during an altercation at the Century Club in Buffalo in September of 2012.

The Town of Kaycee turned 100 on August 12, and the town in southern Johnson County celebrated their Centennial with numerous events that Saturday..
Kaycee had already hosted a smaller event geared more for locals on July 20 with a time capsule dedication, picnic, local musicians playing in the park and living history events.
August 12, Kaycee had a parade, a sheepherder's rodeo, a free community barbecue, a live concert by “Willie and the Wild West” and a traditional street dance.
The celebration also featured raffles for a rifle and a set of tires.

The second annual Longmire Days happened the weekend of August 16, 17 ans 18th in and around Buffalo, or Durant, Wyoming, in honor of the fictional town in the show.
This year most of the cast of the show “Longmire” attended the events in Buffalo, I mean...Durant.
Things got started Saturday morning with a breakfast and “greet the cast” autograph session that quickly filled and overflowed Crazy Woman Square.
Other events with cast members included a community softball game, a horseback ride in the Bighorn Mountains, a motorcycle poker run, a karaoke night, street dance and more.
Proceeds from the weekend went to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
The third annual Longmire Days has been confirmed and will happen July 18th through the 20th, 2014.

Buffalo City Planner Zach Montgomery tended his resignation effective September 30th.
Montgomery worked for the City of Buffalo as planner for the last few years, moving here from Roswell, New Mexico where he held the same position.
Montgomery said he and his wife wanted to relocate to the southeastern US to be closer to family as the reason for his resignation.

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