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What are all these Medicare parts?

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — This is the second article in a series designed to introduce emerging retirees to the basics of Medicare. In last Saturday’s Sheridan Press, the first article in this series addressed how one earns credits for Medicare coverage during their work history. You’ve done your due diligence and… Continue Reading

BAM! Class can help with balance

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Need help with balance, stability and upper and lower body strength? Consider trying out a Basic A.M. Moves class. “The exercises we do in this class are designed to help with all these things that can stop communication among the parts of the body,” class instructor Ginny… Continue Reading

Column: Caring tips when your loved one wanders

Guest columnist Stella Montano is the director of Family Caregiver Services at the Sheridan Senior Center.“Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age.” Have you ever entered a building or room that you have… Continue Reading

Students to see additional Hathaway Scholarship funding

SHERIDAN — Earlier this year the Wyoming State Legislature approved an increase to the amount of money Hathaway Scholarship recipients receive; however, the requirements for qualifying have remained the same, for now. Despite several comments from the public that a volunteer requirement was added to the list of qualifications, the Department of Education states the… Continue Reading

Thurow wins Best of Show at the watercolor exhibition

Thurow wins Best of Show at the watercolor exhibition

SHERIDAN — Elizabeth Thurow of Sheridan was awarded the Best of Show prize for her watercolor painting “Just You Wait.” It was one of seven awards announced at the awards ceremony and artists’ reception for the 29th Annual Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition which was held Aug. 7 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The exhibition… Continue Reading

Tongue River blood drive set for Wednesday

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River community blood drive will be held Wednesday from 2-6:30 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Ranchester. Potential blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and bring picture identification. To schedule your blood donation appointment, call United… Continue Reading

Final downtown farmers market this Thursday

SHERIDAN — The next and final Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Street. From 5-7 p.m., vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. This week’s activities include an acoustic set by Bill Heide. Attendance is free for customers and… Continue Reading

Agendas Sept. 20, 2014

Board of County Commissioners Staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Commissioners’ Library, 2nd floor Sheridan County Courthouse  224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Consider permit denial CU-14-005:  Jelly Childcare Center CUP • Consider indigent burial claim, account 24, 4/21/14 • Consider indigent burial claim, account 32, 5/31/14 • Consider agreement with O’Dell Construction,… Continue Reading

Tongue River falls to Upton 54-14

SHERIDAN — ”It was onslaught,” coach John Scott said about the Tongue River football game last night. The Eagles lost to Upton-Sundance 54-14. Scott said Upton rushed for around 500 yards and jumped all over the team early. “We couldn’t match their speed and misdirection,” he said. “And everything they wanted to do, they did… Continue Reading

SHS grad excels in FBI career

SHS grad excels in FBI career

SHERIDAN — It’s been 10 years since he’s been back to Sheridan, but it’s really the same town he remembers. Mike Rankin arrived in town Thursday afternoon to speak at the Wyoming Big Data Conference held at the former Warehouse 201 building. “It has grown a lot,” Rankin said of Sheridan. “There are a lot… Continue Reading

School districts continue fight for funding from Legislature

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 and Lincoln County School District 1 in Kemmerer have joined the seven current members of the Wyoming School District Coalition fighting for an external cost adjustment from the Wyoming Legislature. The coalition was founded, in part, by SCSD1 with the goal of convincing the state Legislature to resume… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club dance Sun.

SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have a dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The Rapid Creek Band will be playing at the Elk’s Lodge at 45 W. Brundage St. The public is welcome to attend the dance. For additional information, please call Jean Arzy at 672-3623. Continue Reading

Meet the ‘Wreckers’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN— The Blacktooth Brewing Company will host a nonprofit event on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. For every pint sold, $1 is donated to the Wild West Wreckers. The Wild West Wreckers are Sheridan’s first women’s roller derby team. There will be raffle prizes throughout the night, door prizes and food vendors. Terry Waugh and The… Continue Reading

Habitat hosting Wolf Creek Wrangle Sat.

SHERIDAN— Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns is holding the Wolf Creek Wrangle Saturday, a fundraising race. Registration is at 8 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m. at Eaton’s Ranch. The half-marathon is $50 to register, the 10k is $45, the 5k is $40 and kids run and hike for free. You… Continue Reading

Nonprofit group accepts gift of Sheridan ice rink: Sheridan on Skates raising money to cover, expand rink

SHERIDAN — The local ice rink received new owners Wednesday night, twice. Whitney Benefits gifted Sheridan Ice to Sheridan College which accepted the gift and immediately passed it along to Sheridan on Skates, the local nonprofit that has been operating the rink under Whitney’s ownership. During the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees… Continue Reading

Law enforcement pursuit of stolen vehicle ends in crash

Law enforcement pursuit of stolen vehicle ends in crash

SHERIDAN — One juvenile male was transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital this morning following a crash in which a pickup truck rolled and he was ejected from the vehicle. The crash occurred on Interstate 90 behind Sheridan College and crews accessed the wreck from the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome parking lot. No information on the… Continue Reading

Little public input provided at West 5th Street open house

SHERIDAN — Plans to reconstruct West Fifth Street continue to move ahead with an expected start date in 2016. The section slated for the update will start just west of the Mydland Road intersection and end where the pavement ends on West Fifth Street, city Project Manager Joe Schoen said. City, county and Wyoming Department of… Continue Reading

Science museum kicking off fall lecture series

SHERIDAN— The Science Museum will kick off its fall 2014 lecture series Sept. 24. The first lecture will be “Water Quality Counts: Building a Local Conservation Program” presented by Carrie Rogaczewski at 7 p.m. Carrie Rogaczewski has been with the Sheridan County Conservation District for just over 16 years.  In that time, she has provided… Continue Reading

Haderlie elected to Wyoming State Bar Board of Commissioners

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming State Bar announced this week that Nicholas T. Haderlie, an attorney from Sheridan, has been elected commissioner of the Wyoming State Bar to represent the Fourth Judicial District, which consists of Johnson and Sheridan counties. Haderlie will serve a three-year term. Haderlie is an attorney with the firm Crowley Fleck PLLP… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host two workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to two workshops on Saturday. The first one at 10 a.m. focuses on fall bulbs — the what, where, when and how.  Learn the techniques to have a beautiful spring show. Then at 11 a.m. the workshop will focus on layered bulb pots. Jessica Bohnsack will teach you… Continue Reading

SC to host seminar series on ‘Your Government’

SHERIDAN—Sheridan College will present “Your Government — Your Legislators,” a series of three seminars instructed by State Reps. John Patton, Rosie Berger and Michael Madden. “American Institution of the State Legislature” will take place on Sept. 24, and will outline the importance of political institutions, specifically examining the responsibilities of the State Legislature and how… Continue Reading

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