Category Archives: News

Delay in enrolling in Medicare could cost you

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — This is the fourth article in a series on the basics of Medicare. Prior articles addressed qualifying for Medicare through your work history, an introduction to the four major parts of Medicare coverage and how to enroll in Medicare. There are some special conditions that allow you… Continue Reading

Senior Happenings Oct. 11, 2014

• Would assistance be welcome by you in your caring for an elder at home? Consider if the Senior Center’s Day Break Program Adult Care may be for your family. Call Barb Blue, Director of Day Break at 672-2240. • Healthy U! Health Fair, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sheridan Senior Center lobby.… Continue Reading

Birding at The Brinton Oct. 18

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at The Brinton” Oct. 18 from 9-11 a.m. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is located 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976. Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host 25th anniversary gala fundraiser

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host the 25th anniversary gala fundraiser Oct. 18. Local actors will perform “42nd Street.” According to the WYO Theater website, the play is “a big, bold musical set in 1933 that celebrates the stuff that dreams are made of. This is the story of hard work, being in the… Continue Reading

Kids work as citizen scientists

Kids work as citizen scientists

DAYTON — Green hair bows and delightful squeals on a merry-go-round are not typical images associated with scientists, but the absence of white lab coats and doctorate degrees did not make the science occurring at the park in Dayton on Wednesday any less valid. Students from sixth-grade classes at Tongue River Middle School spent the… Continue Reading

SMH earns ‘Commitment to Quality’ award

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital recently received an award for its dedication to providing high quality patient care. The Commitment to Quality award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health measures the quality of patient care based on seven indicators that are compared nationally. Sheridan Memorial Hospital received the award at the Wyoming Hospital Association’s annual meeting in… Continue Reading

Smiley to sign books Sat.

SHERIDAN — Author Mark Smiley will sing copies of his book “Surviving the Big Horns” on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery located at 206 N. Main St. For more information call Robby Smith at 674-8080. Continue Reading

27 SHS students earn AP Scholar Awards

SHERIDAN — Twenty-seven students at Sheridan High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. Gretchen Dougherty qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more… Continue Reading

Press wins 2 national newswriting awards

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press won two national newswriting awards, the Inland Press Association announced this week. The Press earned a first place investigative reporting award for the package of stories titled “SCSD2 misled public about rec facility.” The news package included a timeline of events for when Sheridan County School District 2 began to… Continue Reading

Local submariner to display replica of lost ship

Local submariner to display replica of lost ship

SHERIDAN — When word got out that 129 men had perished when the U.S.S. Thresher went down off the New England coast on April 10, 1963, U.S. Navy submariners responded with grim silence. Local resident Ron Martini was stationed as a submariner at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, at the time.… Continue Reading

Third Montana man cited for poaching in the Bighorns

SHERIDAN — A third man has been cited in connection with the January poaching of three elk near the Eskimo Creek area in the Bighorn Mountains. Ronnie Fisher of Montana has been cited with knowingly taking antlered or horned big or trophy game. Clayvin Herrera and Colton Herrera have also been cited in connection to… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host workshop on spring garden prep Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will present a free workshop Saturday. At 10 a.m., Phil Gilmore will explain how to get a jump start on your spring gardening preparations. Because space is limited, Landon’s requests pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive. Continue Reading

Dinner to benefit Legacy Pregnancy Center

SHERIDAN—The Knights of Columbus will host a spaghetti dinner Oct. 16. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 to 12 or $20 for a family. All proceeds benefit the Legacy Pregnancy Center. The dinner will run from 5-7 p.m. and will be held at the Knights Hall, located at 301 E.… Continue Reading

Museum accepting submissions for 2015 calendar

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum is accepting submissions for a photo contest for the 2015 calendar. Photos must be taken within 100 miles of Sheridan, can be black and white, sepia or color, but should be submitted as a 5-inch by 7-inch print. Entries will be accepted until Oct. 18 and can be submitted… Continue Reading

Sheridan Fire-Rescue to host open house

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue will host a public open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the 2014 Fire Prevention Week. The open house will include fire truck rides, station tours, a junior firefighter combat challenge and equipment displays. Attendees will also be treated to soft drinks, cookies and popcorn. Domino’s… Continue Reading

4-H Project Expo set for Sunday at fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County 4-H Project Expo will run from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The expo allows Sheridan area residents to check out current 4-H members’ projects. Projects on display will include leather craft, rockets, live animals and more. There will also be hands-on activities for youth and… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 9, 2014

Canine weight pull contest scheduled for Saturday SHERIDAN — Muddy Paw Prints pet supply will host the second annual weight pull contest on Saturday. Dogs big or small are welcome to compete for prizes. There is no cost to participate. Sign-ups and weigh-ins start at noon, with the event set to begin at 1 p.m.… Continue Reading

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