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A way to say ‘thank you’

A way to say ‘thank you’

SHERIDAN — Codee McKinzie breezes into a veteran’s home with a cheery smile and greeting then quickly moves to work. Her visit may include making breakfast, vacuuming, laundry, dishes or taking out the trash. McKinzie provides these services for veterans under a longstanding partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Senior Center. McKinzie… Continue Reading

Bells are Ringing bazaar to be held Nov. 21

SHERIDAN — From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will host a “Bells Are Ringing” bazaar. The event will feature antiques, collectibles, holiday booths, handiworks, country kitchen, treats, jewelry, ornaments and other items for sale. There will also be a silent auction. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to… Continue Reading

Pipberry Market to be open Friday, Saturday

SHERIDAN — The annual Pipberry Market will take place Friday from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the old one-room schoolhouse on Coffeen Avenue. The holiday market will include crafts, upcycled furniture, baked goods and candies, holiday decorations, children’s gifts and more. For additional information call Jennifer Tikka at 751-6506.… Continue Reading

Sheridan College to present ‘Boeing Boeing’ Nov. 19-21

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Theater Department will present “Boeing-Boeing” inside the Mars Theater, located downtown at the historic WYO Theater, Nov. 19-21. The play, written by Marc Camoletti and translated from French by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans and winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play Revival, will have showings at 7:30… Continue Reading

Shortened week works for some, not others

SHERIDAN — A recent study suggests that a four-day school week may be beneficial to student test scores. While smaller school districts sometimes use a shortened week to save money, Roy Garber said that was not the motivation behind Sheridan County School District 1’s switch back in 1982. Garber, who now sits on the Whitney… Continue Reading

Rep. Lummis retiring, Liz Cheney considers run

CHEYENNE (AP) — Wyoming Rep. Cynthia Lummis announced Thursday she will not seek re-election and former Vice President Dick Cheney’s elder daughter, Liz Cheney, said she was seriously considering running for the seat. Lummis is the only female member of the rebellious House Freedom Caucus and plans to finish her current term. She has easily… Continue Reading

Library to celebrate ‘Alice in Wonderland’ anniversary

SHERIDAN — The classic children’s book Alice in Wonderland was published by author Lewis Carroll in November 1865. The book has delighted millions of children since then and become part of popular culture. The Sheridan County Library System will celebrate the 150-year anniversary of this influential book over the next few weeks with several activities… Continue Reading

Tween club to learn about bio-mimicry Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to learn about bio-mimicry Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Tween Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Topics planned for the rest of the year include ducks, silent films and more. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is located… Continue Reading

Finding Hope Conference to feature author Steve Arteburn

SHERIDAN — The Finding Hope Conference will feature author and speaker Steve Arteburn Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. at the WYO Theater. Arteburn will offer insights into finding hope in a world that can sometimes seem hopeless. He is the chairman and founder of New Life Ministries and the host of Christian talk show “New Life… Continue Reading

Cody fundraiser to benefit former SHS wrestling coach

SHERIDAN — A fundraiser to benefit Chuck Flickinger will take place Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Wynona Thompson Auditorium in Cody. On March 22, Flickinger, his daughter and club team wrestlers were in a motor vehicle accident in the Wind River Canyon. While the wrestlers and Flickinger’s daughter have mostly recovered, due to a… Continue Reading

SAGE holiday art show opens Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Artists’ Guild, et al annual holiday art show and sale will open Wednesday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. SAGE is a local organization that strives to create opportunities for adults and youth that encourage lifelong education through the appreciation of and participation in the visual arts. SAGE promotes and… Continue Reading

High speed chase on I-25 ends in arrest of Sheridan man

SHERIDAN — A pursuit Wednesday afternoon south of Buffalo on Interstate 25 resulted in the arrest of 33-year-old Joseph T. DeVries of Sheridan. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, at approximately 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, a Wyoming state trooper spotted a black 2006 Honda motorcycle traveling at 110 mph in an 80 mph zone at mile post… Continue Reading

Space for future generations to enjoy

Space for future generations to enjoy

Initial dirt work progressing at West Fifth Street Park SHERIDAN — A large park planned for West Fifth Street should provide young Sheridan athletes with several acres of sports fields for years to come. Thanks to the cooperation of a few organizations, work on West Fifth Street Park began in the past month on a… Continue Reading

CAST board members talk air service at chamber luncheon

SHERIDAN — With the arrival of a new air service provider just around the corner, Critical Air Service Team President Bruce Garber, along with other board members, made their pitch to business leaders Wednesday at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Commercial air service will return to Sheridan County Airport on Nov. 19 after… Continue Reading

SHS Jazz Band to perform Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Jazz Band will perform its first concert of the year Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Sue Henry Auditorium. The concert will feature jazz standards such as “Birdland,” “Struttin’ with Some Barbecue,” “Flight of the Foo Birds” and “You Are the Sunshine of My Life.” The concert is free… Continue Reading

Republican Women of Sheridan County elect new officers

SHERIDAN — At the Nov. 2 meeting of Republican Women of Sheridan County, Carla Klopfenstein was honored for her four years of service as president of the organization. Thirty-four members enjoyed a slide show Carla presented on highlights of the Republican State Convention, which included speeches by presidential candidates Ben Carson and Carly Fioriana and… Continue Reading

Free TiPS alcohol training set for Monday at Chamber office

SHERIDAN — Training for responsible on-premise beverage service, or TiPS training, will be offered Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The training is an internationally recognized alcohol awareness education program. Monday’s training is targeted to on-premise beverage servers and is intended to help stop drunk driving and other alcohol-related problems before they occur; allow… Continue Reading

Wyoming State Bar introducing Modest Means Program

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Bar recently announced the launch of the Modest Means Program. The MMP is a reduced-fee referral service designed to make legal services accessible to lower- and moderate-income citizens who surpass the income threshold for legal aid. The target audience for the Modest Means Program is those citizens whose household incomes… Continue Reading

Crews thinning trees affected by pine beetle

Crews thinning trees affected by pine beetle

SHERIDAN — There were large snowflakes falling on the mountain Tuesday morning, but that wasn’t the only thing landing on the forest floor. Chainsaws roared as tall Ponderosa Pines fell with a resounding snap. At first glance it looked like the men were cutting down green and healthy trees. But a closer inspection of a… Continue Reading

County looks to state Legislature for budget assistance

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Board of County Commissioners pleaded with local state legislators Tuesday for budget help. Chairman Tom Ringley said that while the revenue outlook is dim, services the county is legally obligated to provide are becoming more expensive. County reserves are down to $5.6 million after commissioners drew out $1.3 million to fill… Continue Reading

TRHS to stay in East athletics; utilities bills projected to grow

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 officials touted cost-savings in the revamped food service program, looked ahead to bigger utilities bills and reviewed resolutions for the Wyoming School Board Association’s annual conference next week. Superintendent Marty Kobza also announced a cancellation of an earlier proposal to shift Tongue River sports. Tongue River High School… Continue Reading

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