A two story red brick courthouse and jail was completed and occupied by the Johnson County elected officials in January 1885. Overlooking the town, the new courthouse was an impressive sight and a source of great pride for the citizens of the county. Although “modernization” has taken place, the building is much as it was in 1885. It is the oldest functioning courthouse in the state of Wyoming.
A Review: Johnson County Courthouse History Upon the Occasion of the Grand Opening of the new Judicial Center on September 27, 2012
JOHNSON COUNTY’S NEW JUDICIAL CENTER BUILT TO LAST — EXPECTED TO BE HERE “AFTER REST OF US LONG GONE”
The entrance to Johnson County, Wyoming’s new Judicial Center is grand in an open and airy way, with the Meeteetsee timber columns rising up to a sky high ceiling and lights with stamped brands everywhere that complement the timber. The floors are a grey stone from Brazil, and everything in every square inch is extremely well crafted. The two courts — circuit and district — on two separate floors are mirror images of each other. Except for one major difference, which is that children’s services are more concentrated on the second floor. Everywhere there are high tech toys to make security better, data collection and processing a snap and climate control more efficient. It’s state of the art — and all under budget and on time. Where else but in Johnson County!
UPDATE 2: ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
OVER THE AREA. THE BEST CHANCE WILL BE OVER JOHNSON. LIGHTNING AND
BRIEF HEAVY RAIN WILL BE THE PRIMARY THREATS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY OVER JOHNSON COUNTY.
CREEKS AND RIVERS WILL CONTINUE TO RUN HIGH AND SWIFT AS RECORD
MOUNTAIN SNOWPACK CONTINUES TO SLOWLY MELT. SOME LOCATIONS COULD
DEVELOP OR CONTINUE TO EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING.
It is getting to be that time of year again – the Johnson County Small Business Expo is coming and bringing with it many new businesses for its fifth year. At least five businesses will be coming from outside Johnson County.
The Expo is, according to Angela Jarvis, just about filled up. “We have just a few places open on the inside and a few places in the new expanded tent
area just outside the main hall,” said Jarvis. So “if businesses want to participate they had better contact us or the Chamber soon,” Jarvis stressed. Food will again be catered by the Invasion Bar down in Kaycee, there will be many government agencies there to talk with small businesses, a business after hours with music — though the group has not yet been announced, and presentations by businesses in the Needle Craft house. Of course, everyone’s favorite, taste testing from the many booths that will be providing samples will be in abundance.