Buffalo

Johnson County Healthcare Center, as part of the Affordable Care Act, will be required to implement a ”health improvement project” which will hopefully improve people's health through weight-management.

Buffalo's main water source, Tie Hack Reservoir, is now full, according to City Works Director Les Hook, who gave his report to the city council at their last meeting.

Hook said the reservoir started spilling the first week in October.

The Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees approved both the employment and isolation requests brought before them at their last board meeting.

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.

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).

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