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NSI officials: No new information on crash

SHERIDAN — Officials at Normative Services Inc. have not released any additional information regarding the rollover vehicle accident on Interstate 90 Friday night that left 11 people injured. Reports from law enforcement indicate there were no fatalities as a result of the accident, but nine members of the boys basketball team and two staff members… Continue Reading

NHS students help at Child Development Center

NHS students help at Child Development Center

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan High School National Honor Society recently completed their quarter service project. The 60-plus members created holiday “busy bags” for preschool students at the Child Development Center. Each bag contained fun activities for the children and useful items for their parents for this busy time of year. The students took… Continue Reading

WHP Association organizing free breakfast for veterans

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Highway Patrol Association is organizing a free breakfast for veterans Wednesday from 8-10 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The meal is a small token of appreciation from the association and breakfast sponsors. The first 300 veterans that attend the breakfast will eat for free. Family and friends are invited… Continue Reading

Easter Seals pageant set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals Players will perform their annual Christmas pageant Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Bethesda Worship Center. The delightful — and often spontaneous — Christmas show is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 672-2816. The Bethesda Worship Center is located at 5135 Coffeen Ave. Continue Reading

American Legion Auxiliary to meet Tues.

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will gather Tuesday at 6 p.m. for the group’s annual Christmas meeting. The meeting will take place at the Country Kitchen. The gathering is open to the public and area residents are invited to attend to learn what the organization does to help veterans. For additional information, call Jean… Continue Reading

First formal dance for many locals an occasion to remember

First formal dance for many locals an occasion to remember

SHERIDAN — Three local agencies serving adults with disabilities teamed up to host a dance on Friday for the agencies’ clients at Sunrise Assembly of God. Outside, Marion Street was lined bumper-to-bumper with cars. Inside, it was just as packed. Clients from Easter Seals, Eagle Ridge Rehabilitative Services and Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming… Continue Reading

Woodland Park recognized as model PLC

SHERIDAN —  Woodland Park Elementary School was recently recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The school’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process was a contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students, according to a press release from the school’s staff. PLCs are schools… Continue Reading

NWCCD elects officers; Wragge re-appointed to ACCT

SHERIDAN — Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees elected new positions at a meeting Wednesday night in Gillette. Norleen Healy will serve as the new chair, Jerry Iekel is the new vice-chair and Scott Ludwig will serve as secretary. Robert Leibrich was re-elected as treasurer. In addition, one board member was recently reappointed… Continue Reading

Agendas — Dec. 12, 2015

Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff/elected reports • Discuss southeast water and sewer district • Adjourn Sheridan County Commission 9 a.m. Tuesday Second floor Commissioners’ Boardroom Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and… Continue Reading

Center Stage: The trip to south central Iowa

Since Dad had an older car, he rode to Iowa with his good friend Voy “Hopper” Cox. Hopper had just purchased a new Chevrolet car. The year was 1935. Dad’s grandmother had passed away and he was going to the funeral in Kellerton, Iowa. When they were approaching the Missouri River, they had to cross… Continue Reading

Inspired U, Healthy U!

Inspired U, Healthy U!

SHERIDAN — What comes to mind when you hear “healthy”? Do you think diet? Bland tasting foods? Exercise? Weight loss? Pain? Denial? When you hear the word “healthy,” do you think of sleep, breathing techniques, effective communication, decision making, enrichment, enhancement? The Sheridan Senior Center, in partnership with the Wyoming Center on Aging, is launching… Continue Reading

Hoopes named Summit Award winner

This week’s Summit Award winner is Caleb Hoopes. Hoopes is involved in various activities in and out of the classroom. Hoopes’ interests include science-related classes, baseball, hiking and fly fishing. Hoopes is the son of Kendal and Lenore Hoopes. Hoopes, a Sheridan High School senior, maintains a cumulative GPA of 4.00. He received academic letters… Continue Reading

Munsick family preps for annual holiday concert

SHERIDAN — In what has become a local holiday tradition, the Munsick family will perform at the WYO Theater Dec. 18. “A Munsick Family Christmas” will begin at 7 p.m. The show will include performances from Dave Munsick and his sons Tris, Ian and Sam. The new Munsick Boys album release will also be available… Continue Reading

Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site adjusts to winter hours

STORY — Beginning last Wednesday, the Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center adjusted its hours. The center will now be open Wednesdays and Saturdays only from noon to 4 p.m., through Dec. 19. Fort Phil Kearny staff will be onsite to open the interpretive center and provide permission slips for pheasant hunters. The site will close… Continue Reading

Gordon to focus on self-esteem for upcoming lectures

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on self-esteem for the next Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S.… Continue Reading

(wise) Men’s Night Out set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — (wise) Men’s Night Out will give men in the Sheridan community a chance to do some last-minute shopping next week. The event is coordinated by the Historic District Promotions Committee and will take place Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Area businesses will offer Men’s Night Out specials. In addition, those shopping Thursday night can… Continue Reading

Local schools participate in Hour of Code

Local schools participate in Hour of Code

SHERIDAN — Thursday afternoon, students at five Sheridan public schools gathered in clusters around Chromebooks to learn and practice coding. The event was part of a weeklong dive into computer programming, in conjunction with Hour of Code — an international nonprofit aimed at boosting young students’ interest and knowledge in computer science. Henry A. Coffeen,… Continue Reading

More pro rodeo coming to Sheridan in 2016

SHERIDAN — Elite Rodeo Athletes: League of Rodeo Champions will stop in Sheridan over the 2016 Labor Day weekend on its first-ever nationwide tour. Eight cities make up the inaugural Elite Rodeo Athletes schedule, and the action will be nationally televised on FOX Sports 1 & 2 as part of a multi-million dollar deal. Sheridan… Continue Reading

New federal education law praised by state officials

SHERIDAN — Wyoming education officials welcomed a new federal accountability law, signed by President Barack Obama on Thursday morning. The new law — the Every Student Succeeds Act — will replace No Child Left Behind and allow for more state and local control. The praise appeared unanimous. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, who served on the… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo brings home award, knowledge from NFR

SHERIDAN — They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Sheridan WYO Rodeo officials decided to ignore this slogan, instead returning home from the National Finals Rodeo this week with hardware and also knowledge they hope to apply to the 2016 event. WYO board member Jeff Wells said representatives went to the NFR kickoff… Continue Reading

Local court briefs — domestics, theft

Man pleads not guilty to punching a woman in the face SHERIDAN — A Banner man accused of punching a female in the face pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and battery on Thursday morning. Stephen Snyder, 37, entered his plea in 4th Judicial District Court. If convicted, Snyder could go to prison for up to… Continue Reading

Library to host Star Wars party Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is organizing a party to celebrate the release of the new Star Wars movie. The event will take place at in the Inner Circle at the library beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The party will include Yoda soda, wookie cookies, sith sticks and other refreshments. A movie… Continue Reading

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