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McGinnis: give your hearts, hope to children

April 24, 2015

SHERIDAN — For most young people, hope is everywhere. But for the children in need of support from the Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns, sometimes hope is hard to find. This was the message of the keynote address provided by Jay McGinnis Friday morning at the annual Light of Hope Breakfast. Court appointed Read More

Supreme Court Justices, students hold court

April 23, 2015

SHERIDAN — Dressed in their Sunday best and seated quietly and attentively, 400 area high school students observed a session of the Wyoming Supreme Court held Wednesday morning at Sheridan High School. The five justices traveled to Sheridan for a series of events put together by the Sheridan County Bar Association, starting with a public Read More

Alternative school study brings bigger picture into focus

April 22, 2015

SHERIDAN — A steering committee comprised of representatives from each Sheridan County school district as well as Johnson County School District 1 and the Northern Wyoming Community College District was formed in November 2014, funded by the Whitney Benefits Foundation, to discuss a possible collaborative alternative high school project in Sheridan County. Discussions have since Read More

Organizers: Local Foods Expo not just about food

April 21, 2015

SHERIDAN — The fourth annual Sheridan Local Foods Expo is coming to Sheridan College on Friday and Saturday, and event organizers say the event is about more than just food. “I always say that food and farmers markets and those kinds of things are big grass roots of economic development,” said Bonnie Gregory, event organizer Read More

Sold out FAB Conference filled with fun

April 20, 2015

SHERIDAN — Approximately 100 women gathered at Sheridan College Friday for an afternoon of personal and professional development at the third annual FAB Women’s Conference. The conference, primarily sponsored by The Sheridan Press and Sheridan College, underwent renovations this year, moving from the fall to the spring and revamping the structure of offerings. The facelift Read More

Kirven named FAB Woman of the Year

April 18, 2015

SHERIDAN — Approximately 100 community members gathered at Sheridan College Friday night to honor the nominees and winner of the 2015 FAB Woman of the Year award. After an energizing afternoon at the sold out third annual FAB Women’s Conference, keynote speaker Karen McNenny opened the WOY celebration with an entertaining and motivating presentation on Read More

Light of hope: DFS employee to be honored at breakfast

April 17, 2015

SHERIDAN — The seventh annual Light of Hope event honoring all past and current court appointed special advocates and the 2015 Champion for Children Barb Puett will be held on April 24. This free breakfast hosted by Child Advocacy Services of the Bighorns is an opportunity to experience fellowship with the community, support the agency Read More

Tim Tebow talks faith at K-Life event

April 16, 2015

SHERIDAN — When Tim Tebow faced criticisms in his life, it didn’t define him because he had already defined himself as a child of God. That was the message he delivered to a crowd of youth Wednesday evening at Sheridan High School. The former National Football League quarterback has been famously open regarding his religion. Read More

SCSD1: Clerical error caused incorrect graduation rate

RANCHESTER — Officials at Sheridan County School District 1 have issued a correction to the 2013-14 school year graduation rate reported by the state for Tongue River High School, stating that there was a clerical error causing their rate to appear much lower than what they believe it to be. “It was reported in the Read More

BHE to withdraw from National School Lunch Program

RANCHESTER — Students at Big Horn Elementary School will follow in the footsteps of their older peers in Sheridan County School District 1 for the 2015-16 school year as they withdraw from the National School Lunch Program. With their withdrawal, only Tongue River Elementary School will remain in the program, but district business manager Jeremy Read More

TRE students break ground on new school

April 15, 2015

RANCHESTER — Wielding golden shovels bigger than them, select lucky students from the current Tongue River Elementary School broke ground on the construction project Tuesday afternoon to build their new school. The current students of TRE were bussed to the new site to attend the ceremony, and a few were chosen by lottery drawing to Read More

Students propose random drug testing at SCSD1

RANCHESTER — Two sophomores at Tongue River High School say that drug use is on the rise in their school and they want to do something about it. Taylor Holliday and Kylee Knobloch have put together a proposal for the Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees to consider adopting a random drug testing Read More

College board OKs alternative school land agreement

April 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County is one step closer, though still many years out, to having a new collaborative alternative high school. During a regular board meeting Thursday night, the board of trustees for the Northern Wyoming Community College District authorized Sheridan College administration to enter into a long-term ground lease agreement with Sheridan County School Read More

SCSD3 deliberates future of Rock School building

April 9, 2015

CLEARMONT — Discussions on what to do with the old Rock School building continued Wednesday at the monthly school board meeting of Sheridan County School District 3. The one-room building owned by the district currently stands unused and in poor condition, but many members of the community see it as a historical marker and want Read More

Wyo. Supreme Court Justices to visit Sheridan

April 8, 2015

SHERIDAN — Whether watching “Judge Judy” on daytime television forms the extent of your knowledge of the judicial system or you are a board certified attorney, you are invited to be a Supreme Court judge for a day. The justices of the Wyoming Supreme Court will be visiting Sheridan this month to host a variety Read More

SCSD2 continues to plan for alternative school

April 7, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Alternative School Planning Study that Sheridan County School District 2 compiled for the Wyoming School Facilities Commission has been completed and approved, recommending that the district explore building a collaborative alternative high school on or near the Sheridan College campus. Recently the district received funds from the SFC to evaluate and determine Read More

F.A.B. McNenny set to speak at annual women’s conference

April 3, 2015

SHERIDAN — The third annual F.A.B. (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference presented by The Sheridan Press is less than two weeks away and will feature local and regional experts, personal and professional development, good times, good food and of course, fabulous women. After a winter storm snowed out the inaugural year and scheduling issues arose Read More

Staff, steps or stuff: What will SCSD1 fund?

RANCHESTER — With an external cost adjustment in hand and preliminary budgets for the 2015-16 school year estimated, officials at Sheridan County School District 1 began early discussions Thursday afternoon on how to spend the money coming in. The district has been the site of much turmoil as of late as financial difficulties led to Read More

Kid doctors search for a diagnosis

April 2, 2015

SHERIDAN — There are perhaps few things more challenging in the medical profession than patient diagnosis — transforming a list of symptoms and a review of medical history into a potentially life-saving conclusion in a short period of time (no pressure). Attempting this feat is even harder when you are 10 years old, but that Read More

National Date Safe Project presents ‘Can I Kiss you?’ tonight

March 31, 2015

SHERIDAN — Whether you are a man or a woman — or a boy or a girl — you should have a say in what happens to you and your body, and dating should be based on respect, not standards. Those are some of the messages that will be delivered tonight at Sheridan College as Read More

SCSD2 teachers 5th highest paid in Wyoming

March 30, 2015

SHERIDAN — The state of Wyoming is known to invest significant amounts of money in education, from the Hathaway Scholarship assisting Wyoming’s high schoolers in attaining a college degree to using energy monies and other surpluses to fund K-12 education at substantial rates and more. With high state income, low state debt and smaller populations, Read More

More than your typical Easter egg: Sheridan resident creates traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs

March 27, 2015

SHERIDAN — Traditionally, Ukrainian women prepared themselves for Pysanky decorating by purifying their spiritual state of mind for the entire day prior — living peacefully, avoiding gossip, being patient with family and preparing a fine dinner. Today, if you want to partake in the art of Easter egg dyeing, you probably just boil some eggs Read More

Getting to know your ‘everyday’ neighbors

SHERIDAN — In Sheridan, a town of just over 17,000 and a county of not quite twice that, you see a lot of familiar faces from day-to-day. While some names are more familiar than others — making appearances in headlines or throughout history — there are people you see out and about every day but Read More

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







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