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Library to host zombie movie and costume contest Sat.

October 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will show a Halloween zombie movie and hold a costume contest Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The movie will be rated R. Come in costume and enter to win prizes. Families can come at 12:45 p.m. to participate in the makeup booth and costume contest that Read More

Acoustic evening at the WYO Nov. 7

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present an acoustic evening with Aaron Tippin on Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The show was originally scheduled for Aug. 11 and was rescheduled due to travel delays. Tippin is a singer songwriter whose most recent album focused on country music that salutes America’s truck drivers. Tippin is also Read More

Candy buy back at Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry on Sat.

SHERIDAN — Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry at 531 Coffeen Ave. will buy back Halloween candy Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring in your extra unopened Halloween candy and receive $1 per pound, up to a maximum of 5 pounds. The candy will be sent to Operation Gratitude, an organization that makes individual holiday packages and Read More

Kicking off Halloween

Three-year-old Xavier Brown walks around dressed as a fire truck during the Sheridan Jaycees Halloween Parade Saturday on Grinnell Plaza. Brown won the costume contest for boys age 0-3.

New anticipated completion date for Wyo. Ave. area construction

October 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — Work on Wyoming Avenue, Park Street and Lowell Street in Sheridan was scheduled to be substantially completed by Sept. 20. With the project more than a month behind schedule, the new anticipated completion date is Friday, weather dependent. Substantial completion means all streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters are finished and only enhancements such Read More

Bats have been filling Wyoming skies for millions of years

October 26, 2013

SHERIDAN ­– With Halloween around the corner, plastic and Mylar bats are out in full force for a few more days in schools, homes and stores. However, thousands of real bats have been flying above us all summer and in fact, have filled Wyoming skies for millions of years. Bats are astonishingly diverse and make Read More

‘Very few hurdles’ left in approval of Lake DeSmet lease

October 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission lease of Lake DeSmet to secure it as a prime fishery and boating area in northeast Wyoming remains in the limbo it entered nearly a year ago, but the end is in sight. “The water, right now, is being appraised. Once that appraisal comes back, then it’s Read More

NWCCD renews Young’s contract; OKs shutdown help for veterans

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to renew the contract of President Dr. Paul Young at their regular business meeting yesterday. No pay increases were included in the contract renewal. Young has worked for the district since February 2005 and was appointed president in 2010. The new contract Read More

Press wins explanatory reporting award for energy project

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press staff was recently recognized by the Inland Press Association for their work on an in-depth reporting project about the energy industry. The project, “The Big Bang — A boom and bust energy industry,” was published in a series in June and July, then republished as a special section July 20. Read More

Red Grade Road closing Monday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will close Red Grade Road for the season beginning at 8 a.m. Monday. According to the county, the area has received a significant amount of accumulating snow fall. Any questions regarding the closure may be directed to the county Public Works Department, 674-2920.

Museum introduces new director

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society welcomed the newly appointed director of the Sheridan County Museum Thursday night. Ben Hruska started the job Oct. 15. Hruska received his master’s degree in public history from Wichita State University in Kansas in 2004, and finished his doctorate degree in May of last year at Arizona State Read More

New Sheridan Inn owners open house Sat.

SHERIDAN — Bob and Donna Townsend, the new owners of the Historic Sheridan Inn, will host an open house on Saturday. The community is invited to visit the Inn and meet the new owners from 6-8 p.m. The Townsends will be sharing their family history, plans for the restoration of the landmark and what led Read More

Sheridan Manor hosting trick or treating Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Manor is offering “Trick or Treat Safely” for kids of all ages from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Wear your costume to 1851 Big Horn Ave. and join in games, food and treats. For more information call Breann Brady at 673-2116.

Lunbecks to give presentation on Beaver Lake

STORY — John and Ardeth Lunbeck will give a presentation Nov. 3 to the Story Historical Society. The topic will be the history and current status of Beaver Lake, which is 16 miles up Penrose Trail in Story and feeds into Kearney Lake. Beaver Lake flows into the Piney Creek Drainage. The Northern Wyoming Community Read More

Crime of the Week — Oct. 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — On Thursday, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a theft of a metal religious figurine at the Acme cemetery. If you have any information concerning the person(s) responsible for this crime or other crimes, please call the anonymous Crime Stoppers Hot Line at 67-CRIME or send an email to sheriff@sheridancountysheriff.com. Read More

Tech helping diagnose despite distance

October 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — iPhones and iPads can be used for texting, talking, surfing the Internet — and reading an ultrasound from 425 miles away. The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved a new hospital position Wednesday that will be filled by a team of cardiologists in Denver. Using wireless technology and the growing field of Read More

Sheridan Memorial Hospital approves 2013 audit report

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved its fiscal year 2013 audit report at its meeting Wednesday. The hospital received an unqualified opinion, which means no errors or weaknesses were found in the audit, and no adjustments had to be made. “The audit was awesome,” Chief Financial Officer Ed Johlman said. “In Read More

Historical Society hosts annual meeting tonight

SHERIDAN­ –– The Sheridan County Historical Society will host their annual meeting tonight at the Downtown Sheridan Association’s Community Room at 7 p.m. The meeting will include a presentation by Lois Hall titled “Blazing Trails with Grandma.” Hall will tell about the life of her grandmother, Clarissa Pattengill Huson, who lived through the Civil War, Read More

Sheridan only town in Wyo. offering genetic test

SHERIDAN — A registered dietitian in Sheridan is the only one in the state to offer a new genetic test that can identify DNA markers that can be used to provide individualized nutrition advice. Georgia Boley of Tailored Nutrition, LLC, said the Nutrigenomix Personalized Nutrition Assessment measures seven different indicators of how a person’s body metabolizes Read More

‘Trunk-or-Treat’ in Dayton Oct.31

DAYTON — Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton is holding a Halloween “Trunk-or-Treat” Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. Come to their parking lot at 1100 Main St. in costume and join in the fun. If the weather is bad the event will by moved inside. For more information call Erin Kilbride at 655-9419.

First United Methodist hosting dinner Sat.

SHERIDAN — The First United Methodist Church will be hosting a “Harvest of Blessings” dinner to celebrate the completion of phase one of their building modernization. The dinner will be held at the church on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The dinner is open to all, reservations are required and according to Pastor Derryberry the cost Read More

Powder Horn to host trick or treat trolley

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn will have their annual trick or treat trolley Oct. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m. The trolley will take participants to selected homes in The Powder Horn residential community. This is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at The Powder Horn Clubhouse, 23 Country Read More

Costume contest Oct. 31 at Northeast Pediatric Associates

SHERIDAN — Northeast Wyoming Pediatric Associates, P.C., will hold a costume contest Oct. 31. Drop by their office at 916 Jackson Ave. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wear your costume and be entered in the costume contest. First prize is $100, second prize is $50 and third prize is $25. The contest is open Read More

Wesleyan Church having fall fun fest Oct. 31

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Wesleyan Church is having a family fall fun fest Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m. at 404 W. Brundage Lane. Bring your kids, wear costumes (no scary costumes) and enjoy inflatables, candy, professional photos and games. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call the church at 672-0612.

SHS to honor 1923, ‘53 and ‘93 state title teams

SHERIDAN — Helmets were still made of leather in 1923. In 1953, they didn’t have facemasks. Football was a little closer in 1993 to the way it is now, but with baggier jerseys. This Friday, Sheridan High School invites back its championship squads for 90th, 60th and 20th anniversaries to be recognized at halftime of Read More