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Finding good heroes at Tongue River Hero Fair

March 26, 2015

RANCHESTER — If you ask a 13-year-old to name a personal hero, would they be more likely to choose Kim Kardashian or Clara Barton? Or maybe the choice is between Tom Brady and Stephan Hawking? If they had successfully completed the Hero Fair project at Tongue River Middle School, the answers would likely be the Read More

BH considers national school lunch program withdrawal

BIG HORN — According to Sheridan County School District 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith, the district has begun discussions regarding Big Horn Elementary School’s potential exit from the National School Lunch Program. At the beginning of the school year, the district announced they would be pulling their middle and high schools from the program in Read More

SCSD1 will not have its own soccer team

March 25, 2015

BIG HORN — Despite months of discussion and planning by Sheridan County School District 1 school board trustees, athletic directors and administrators to field a home soccer team, the district will once again combine teams with Sheridan High School this season after they turned up short on players. Though early surveys of student interest showed Read More

Teachers vote ‘no confidence’ in superintendent

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees Chairperson Carol Garber said it’s time to “get back to business” after another school board meeting heavy on public comment included repeated emotional pleas that Big Horn Middle School/High School Principal George Mirich remain in place next school year and district superintendent Marty Kobza Read More

Local school districts see additional funding from block grant

March 24, 2015

SHERIDAN — Following action from the 2015 Wyoming State Legislature, each of the school districts in Sheridan County will get a little extra money in their upcoming budgets. The Legislature enacted an increase to the education resource block grant funding model and associated categorical grants through an external cost adjustment above and beyond what was Read More

Explore a world of instruments at the library Saturday

March 23, 2015

SHERIDAN — Petting zoos have long offered children and adults the opportunity to interact with animals to which they are not otherwise exposed. To be able to see, touch, hear and experience this mix of typical and docile pets and strange and exotic creatures is a treasured experience. On Saturday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Read More

March : A celebration of disABILITIES

March 20, 2015

SHERIDAN — Celebrating the ability in all of us: that is the purpose of National DisABILITY Awareness Month and the reason for a variety of local activities being offered throughout March. “We all have disabilities or will have them in our lives,” said Ace Young, public relations and marketing officer for Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Read More

Rattlesnake vaccine could save your dog’s life

March 19, 2015

SHERIDAN — Picture this: You are out for a hike with your favorite four-legged fur baby on a warm sunny day. You’re off the beaten path, so Fido is off his leash. From a short distance, you hear him make a quick “yelp!” and maybe a subsequent whimper. What would you assume was wrong with Read More

Children in poverty: need accurate assessments

March 18, 2015

SHERIDAN — According to the most recent rates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of children living in poverty is low in Wyoming, but that measure is based on a system of estimating current need that was created half a century ago and several groups are saying the numbers are misleading. “The official Read More

YMCA to offer Big Horn Fun Fridays

March 17, 2015

BIG HORN — Students of Sheridan County School District 1 face unique challenges and opportunities with their alternative school week. Having longer days Monday through Thursday and no school on Friday, some common opportunities for school children on weeknights escape them but they have more time on weekends to make up those experiences. Now, program Read More

SCSD3 welcomes Olympic athlete to coaching staff

March 13, 2015

CLEARMONT — After a special musical performance Wednesday night by Tri-M, the Sheridan County School District 3 honor music group, a former Olympic athlete joined the coaching team at Arvada-Clearmont High School, preliminary discussion on how to tighten the district budget by $200,000 began and an architect’s bid to manage summer projects was accepted at Read More

600 gather for Empty Bowl Fundraiser

SHERIDAN — Some say soup is good for the soul, and when you’re enjoying a hot bowl with 600 friends and fellow community members, coming together to support a good cause, that saying becomes all the more real. The seventh annual Empty Bowl fundraiser was held Thursday night at the Sheridan County YMCA. The event Read More

Five Sheridan College professors granted tenure

SHERIDAN — When you work hard at your job and have been consistently employed for a number of years, you hope to have earned a level of job security, a perception that your employer will allow you to continue doing what you do best for more years to come. In the education world, this level Read More

No educational stones left unturned in Legislature

March 12, 2015

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Legislative General Session is over and throughout the 37 days of work, 24 education bills were heard with varying degrees of success in the end. From review of state standards to K-12 and community college funding to Hathaway Scholarship policies, safety in school activities and athletics and more, no educational stone Read More

Education summit explores missing ‘C’ in college, career readiness

March 11, 2015

SHERIDAN — The passion for education and investment in the future of Sheridan County through the advancement of area children could be felt at every table Tuesday night at the Whitney Benefits Education Summit at Sheridan College. “Promises, Pathways, Perspectives: College Readiness Options for Our High School Students” was the theme of the event that Read More

Local woman is new UW trustee

March 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — Though the term of service on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is over for Sheridan resident Dick Davis, a local voice will still be heard as he is replaced with new appointee Michelle Sullivan, also of Sheridan. It is uncommon to have back-to-back trustees from the same county because the university Read More

Fourth annual Taco Fest draws a crowd

March 9, 2015

SHERIDAN — Approximately 300 people gathered at Sheridan College Saturday night to enjoy Taco Johns, entertainment and games, raising money for The Food Group at the fourth annual Taco Fest. The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the organization that feeds about 300 kids a week, sending them home from school on Read More

Teen confronts dating violence

March 7, 2015

SHERIDAN — When 15-year-old Kiley Carroll became involved in her first romantic relationship, she never imagined it would end in possessive behavior and her partner making a suicide attempt. And later when she began working on an FCCLA project about dating violence, she did not expect it to lead her to a personal realization that Read More

Grad rates mixed bag for local schools

March 6, 2015

SHERIDAN — In the midst of a concentrated effort on behalf of Sheridan County School District 2 to increase its graduation rates for the current school year and beyond, last year’s rates released by the Wyoming Department of Education show a slight year-over-year increase already. Meanwhile, Sheridan County School District 1 saw a sizeable decrease Read More

New era for Sheridan on Skates

March 5, 2015

SHERIDAN — With the final hockey game of the season and the annual figure skating show wrapped up, the last season of outdoor ice skating in Sheridan is coming to a close. Ushering in a new era, Sheridan on Skates board members hosted an “ice breaking” ceremony Wednesday, officially kicking off the development phase of Read More

SCSD2 Gollings to go to Whitney

March 3, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 is about to be $3,237,500 richer after a purchase agreement between the district and Whitney Benefits for the sale of 10 original paintings by Elling William Gollings was approved by the school board Monday night. Negotiations between the district and the foundation began after SCSD2 expressed interest in Read More

SCSD2 examines safety, wellness policies

SHERIDAN — The overall wellbeing of staff and students at Sheridan County School District 2 was a consistent theme during Monday night’s meeting of the school board. One parent expressed safety concerns, the board approved changes to district policies including staff maternity leave and academically high performing students were recognized. During the public comments portion Read More

SCSD2 Gollings to go to Whitney

March 2, 2015

SHERIDAN – Sheridan County School District 2 is about to be $3,237,500 richer after a purchase agreement between the district and Whitney Benefits for the sale of 10 original paintings by Elling William Gollings was approved by the school board Monday night. Negotiations between the district and Whitney began after SCSD2 expressed interest in selling Read More

TRHS to offer dinner, show next week based on ‘Frozen’

DAYTON — Since its release in November 2013, nothing has been able to slow the momentum of “Frozen,” Disney’s hit musical animated film. Now Elsa, Anna and the rest of the gang are getting ready to “Let it Go” in Dayton as the Tongue River High School choir and drama students prepare for their second Read More

Film site for ‘Downton Abbey’ has local ties

February 27, 2015

SHERIDAN — Tomorrow night, TV watchers across the nation and the United Kingdom will gather to watch the final episode of season five of the hit show on Masterpiece Theater “Downton Abbey.” Many questions are poised to be answered as the 8 million viewers of the most popular series in PBS history tune in: Will Read More







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