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Column: Mark Sanford’s ongoing saga with himself

September 17, 2014

KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist of The Washington Post, a regular guest on television shows like The Chris Mathews Show and The O’Reilly Factor, and is a member of the Buckley School’s faculty. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting Read More

Letter: Who is crazy now?

Who is crazy now? Re: Role of elected officials In his letter to the editor Sept. 12, Jack Landon Jr. offered, “We expect our elected officials to listen, to study, to gather enough information based on peer-reviewed studies, so that they can make decisions which will serve the best welfare of our society.” Landon gave Read More

Reports Sept. 17, 2014

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Activated fire alarm, 1950 East Fifth Street, 9:11 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block Long Drive, 11:15 a.m. • Hazmat investigation, 231 Highway 14 East, 1:13 p.m. • RMA assist, 1900 block West Loucks Street, 3:17 p.m. • RMA assist, 1200 block East Woodland Park Road, 9 p.m. • Read More

A salad of a different color: Unusual but worth the wait — Moroccan orange beet salad

By Susan Nicholson Universal Uclick MOROCCAN ORANGE BEET SALAD Makes 4 servings Preparation time: 15 minutes INGREDIENTS 1 (16-ounce) jar whole pickled beets, drained and quartered 1 (15-ounce) can rinsed reduced-sodium chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 1 tablespoon grated orange zest 1/4 cup orange juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt Read More

Letter Sept. 16, 2014

September 16, 2014

‘Democracy’ nowhere in top U.S. documents Re: Kobza letter, Press, Sept. 13 Marty Kobza, superintendent of Sheridan County School District 1, discussed the schools and the U.S. Constitution in a lengthy letter. In his letter, Kobza said: “To function as a democracy, we must certainly be educated.” The problem is how can the children be Read More

Letter Sept. 16, 2014

27th amendment, Constitution Day noted Re: DAR, Sheridan Bar Sept. 17 is the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The Daughters of the American Revolution, in partnership with the Sheridan County Bar Association, will visit every fifth-grade class in Sheridan County to celebrate Constitution Day. The classrooms will have interactive education sessions and Read More

Reports Sept. 16, 2014

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Monday • Activated alarm, 300 block East Brundage Street, 11:19 a.m. • Odor investigation, 100 block South Main Street, 11:44 a.m. • Activated alarm, 600 block Sumner Street, 1:17 p.m. • Grass fire, East Brundage Lane and Commercial Avenue, 2:11 p.m. • Smoke investigation, 40 block East Loucks Street, 3:43 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN Read More

Column: Scotland’s epic vote

September 13, 2014

George Will writes on politics, law and social character. Will began writing for The Washington Post in 1974. He is a contributor for Fox News, a Pulitzer Prize recipient for commentary, and is the author of 12 books. Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various Read More

The Sheridan Press Editorial Sept. 13, 2014

Last week, during a celebratory and commemorative evening inside the new Thorne-Rider Campus Center, Roy Garber summed up the vibe pretty well. Garber, representing Whitney Benefits, noted how the event was about vision. Six local foundations made this facility possible along with others. Together, they have committed to the growth and the betterment of higher Read More

Letter: Constitutional influence in education

Re: It’s everywhere Recently, a representative of the Daughters of the American Revolution approached me about writing a letter as a community member for Constitution Week.  The assignment was to write about how the Constitution relates to my work as a public education superintendent. Although education is not expressly included in the Constitution, it is Read More

Letter: Doomed to failure

Re: Plans to defeat IS On Wednesday, President Obama outlined his plans to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State terrorist group through a systematic campaign of airstrikes against IS targets in Iraq and Syria and an increase in military support to forces fighting IS on the ground. Unfortunately, these plans as stated are doomed Read More

Column: Fall fundraisers, farmers market and more

Beth Holsinger is the executive director of the Downtown Sheridan Association Fall is my favorite time of year! This year, I am reminded of how I used to feel when starting school again every year as I find myself in a new and challenging role as executive director of the Downtown Sheridan Association. It is Read More

Column: Nutritionist vs. dietitian — What is the difference?

September 12, 2014

When I was in high school, I wanted a career in nutrition.  As I started looking into my options, many people told me I should be a dietitian.  I thought — dietitian?  Definitely not — that sounds sooo boring! Still to this day I think the term “dietitian” sounds like someone whose job takes all Read More

Column: You probably are too busy to read this article (and are not alone)

The Rev. Paul J Cain is pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, headmaster of Martin Luther Grammar School and a member of Pastors United in Christ. We live in a time and culture where many of us are “busy.” A little time off recently gave me time to think and ask: Are we “busy” for the Read More

Senior Happenings Sept. 13, 2014

• Class days for the Jewelry Class with Natural Stones have been changed from Fridays to Mondays in the Sheridan Senior Center’s Art Studio.  Class times are unchanged and will be from 1- 2:30 p.m. The classes will start this Monday, Sept. 15. • Basics of Social Security community presentation noon to 1:30 p.m. at Read More

Column: Keeping a cowgirls’ secret

Meadowlarks cheerfully welcomed spring as we blond cowgirls, dressed in old straw hats, shirts and Levis, trotted our horses across greening pastures to gather Hereford cattle.  My sister, Vera, 11, was riding Trixie, a small pinto mare, and I, 10, was riding Sailor, a roan gelding. Our dad had warned us that Midnight, the two-year-old Read More

Fall fishing trip planned

SHERIDAN — Kick off the first day of autumn with a fishing excursion at Lake DeSmet on Sept. 23. The Sheridan Senior Center is offering a half-day group trip for the community to the lake.  Participants may come to hike the lake and do not need to fish. Those wishing to fish must have their Read More

The key to qualify for Medicare begins years before retirement

By Lois Bell SHERIDAN — To say it nicely, Medicare qualifications, enrollment and coverage is involved. To not say it nicely, Medicare qualifications, enrollment and coverage is a complicated and requires planning and knowledge. In the upcoming weeks, this page will host a series of articles on Medicare. Experts in the field of Medicare will Read More

Column: Early winter yard and garden tips

Prevent insects such as Boxelder bugs, millipedes (1-inch small dark worm looking insects), and spiders from invading your home this winter. Caulk around windows, doors and place screens over attic and exhaust vents. Insects will usually move on when they cannot find an easy entry point. If insects do get inside your home, place a Read More

A fine finish for homeowners

By Mary G. Pepitone Universal Uclick Jennifer Bertrand, artist and HGTV Design Star season three winner is spreading the ancient ways of plastering and painting walls into 21st-century homes. “When we talk about painting techniques on walls, many wrongly think of the 1990s, when people were applying paints and glazes using sponges, rags and plastic Read More

Obama’s uncertain trumpet, again

In his Islamic State speech, President Obama said many of the right things. Most importantly, he finally got the mission right: degrade and destroy the enemy. This alone will probably get him a bump in the polls, which have dropped to historic lows. But his strategic problem remains: the disconnect between (proclaimed) ends and means. Read More

We elect leaders to make tough choices

Re: Fluoride debate I appreciate the sharing of opinions concerning adding a trace of fluoride to our water.  Though the letters have been repetitive, one quoted Tolstoy “Tyranny happens when good men do nothing.” I think I am a good man, so I will add to the sharing of opinions. A letter bemoaned that “a Read More

Column: Extremism in defense of re-election

September 11, 2014

George Will writes on politics, law and social character. Will began writing for The Washington Post in 1974. He is a contributor for Fox News, a Pulitzer Prize recipient for commentary, and is the author of 12 books. Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans’ 1964 presidential nomination, said “extremism in the defense of liberty is Read More

Letter Sept. 11, 2014

Do nothing  Republican Congress? Re: Democrat sloganeering One thing you must concede to our Democrat friends — they are persistent rascals, continually  resurrecting old saws of yesteryear from their musty vault of golden oldies. One which the “news” media keep harping on is the “Do nothing Republican Congress.” If only, the story goes, those recalcitrant, Read More

Column: Supernatural — Mysteries of the antelope

TOM MCINTYRE is a contributing editor to Sports Afield and Field & Stream magazine. It’s seven weeks till Halloween, but every day is haunted for the pronghorn. The mystery of the pronghorn, the emblem of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the most recognizable animal in the state, is why it can run so Read More