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Man had nearly 400 narcotics on him when arrested

August 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan police officers who arrested a local man Wednesday for a municipal court warrant found nearly 400 prescription narcotics concealed on his person when conducting a search at the detention center. Police arrested Kyle Logan Fearnow, 26, at the Apple Tree Inn, which is his current address. Sheridan Police Department detectives called to assist Read More

Jennings challenging incumbent Coleman for House District 30 seat

SHERIDAN — The race for House District 30, which includes portions of southeast and southwest Sheridan and much of the eastern half of Sheridan County, has pitted Rep. Kathy Coleman, R-Sheridan, against self-described “average citizen” Mark Jennings, who works as a handyman. Coleman was appointed by Sheridan County commissioners in October 2012 to fill the unexpired term Read More

Battling nature with nature

SHERIDAN — “It is a pretty common misconception of us — that we just spray chemicals,” Sheridan County Weed and Pest Assistant Supervisor Luke Sander said. “But biological control has always been part of our plan.” In fact, SCWP uses a large arsenal of tools in the fight against pests and noxious, or invasive, weeds Read More

Go in with a fighting spirit

SHERIDAN — Stormy Broad shares her experience when she was attacked. “It was mid-day in a busy parking lot,” Broad said, “when a man came up to me with a knife and told me to get into the car. I had enough fighting spirit in me. I pushed him back and shouted ‘No!’” Broad gave Read More

Goose bump moments

It was June 5, the evening before the 70th anniversary of D-Day. I couldn’t believe it: I was at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., on the eve of this incredible anniversary of that event. To add to the moment, I was with my friend, Bob Bender, a World War II Navy veteran. Read More

Julie Szewc to perform at farmers market

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza. 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 performance by Julie Szewc. Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths Read More

Yoga Thursday’s ‘Flavor of the Week’

SHERIDAN — In celebration of its fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be Read More

PurEnergy organizing triathlon in Bighorns

SHERIDAN— PurEnergy Fitness is holding their third annual Sibley Lake Triathlon on Aug. 16 beginning at 9 a.m. All proceeds from this event benefit the Sheridan Area Search and Rescue. They have also added a duathlon to this year’s events. There will be prizes for men, women and teams for both races as well as Read More

Enzi hosting ice cream social Aug. 17

SHERIDAN— Sen. Mike Enzi, and his wife Diana, are hosting ice cream socials in 21 communities over the next three weeks. The events are free and open to the public. Enzi will be Sheridan Sunday, Aug. 17. The social will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Monument Shelter in Kendrick Park. “Ice Read More

Last weeks of freedom

SHERIDAN — Every year around this time it happens and yet it always seems to catch kids off guard. In just over two weeks, school will start again. Read that sentence again and let it sink in: two weeks. To prevent the first day from sneaking up on you like a rattler in a marsh, Read More

Sheridan County ranks 11th of 23 counties in terms of health

SHERIDAN — Of the 23 counties in Wyoming, Sheridan is ranked 11th in terms of health according to a report recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute. “County Health Rankings” analyzes nearly every county in the country and ranks them with the primary goal of raising Read More

Is it local?

SHERIDAN — There is a “Portlandia” episode that features the two main characters peppering their waitress with questions about whether the chicken served is local, how much room it had to roam and if it had any friends on the farm. Though a bit tongue-in-cheek — with the waitress presenting documents about “Colin’s” life on a Read More

Whitney Benefits to fund part-time instructor for SC nursing program

SHERIDAN — Whitney Benefits will fund a part-time instructor dedicated to the Certified Nursing Assistant program at Sheridan College, officials announced Friday. College officials estimate that there are 250 CNAs employed throughout Sheridan and Johnson counties, with an approximate turnover of almost 50 percent in long-term care facilities annually. “We all have the highest expectations Read More

Youth garden activity set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold its next youth garden activity Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon. Children and their families are invited to harvest produce from the garden and learn how to handle fresh vegetables. Participants should wear sunblock, bring garden gloves and plan on getting a little dirty. Space is limited so please Read More

Next movie in the park Aug. 15

SHERIDAN— Join the Sheridan Wesleyan Church and Vertical Church for family movies in the park Aug. 15 at dusk in Kendrick Park. Each film is a surprise but is appropriate for all ages. For more information call 763-7320.

‘This and That’ at SAGE Exhibit Gallery this month

SHERIDAN— The SAGE Exhibit Gallery will host an August art exhibition featuring members Edre Maier and Sally Labore titled, “This and That.” The show runs Aug. 4-31, with an artists reception planned for Aug. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the reception and refreshments will be served. The SAGE Exhibit Gallery Read More

Mountain lecture to focus on Hemingway

SHERIDAN —  The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus will have its third summer lecture Aug. 17 from 1-3 p.m. The lecture will focus on Ernest Hemingway and will be presented by Valerie Hemingway. You do not have to sign up to attend, but please come early and bring a lunch. For more information, call Julie Davidson at Read More

Commedia dell’Arte coming to Mars Theater Aug. 15-24

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan College Theater Department will offer a theatrical double feature of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and Gerry Hansen’s Commedia dell’Arte play “Ros & Guild” this month. The shows will be performed at the Mars Theater Aug. 15-24. Shows are at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. “Hamlet” will be Read More

Group continues gathering support for aquatics project

August 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — A group of local residents calling themselves Citizens for Community Recreation continued their outreach efforts Wednesday by meeting with the Sheridan County Commission to discuss a new indoor aquatics facility and potential funding for it. The group, which includes board members and leadership from the YMCA, Sheridan Recreation District and area foundations, has Read More

Commissioners tout accomplishments, challenger talks change

SHERIDAN — Four candidates running for three positions on Sheridan County Commission participated in Wednesday’s candidate forum, which was again well-attended by area residents. The positions on County Commission will be decided in the primary election Aug. 19. Included in the forum were:  Commissioner Steve Maier: Maier said he has been responsive to the people of Read More

City Council candidates talk fluoridation, chief of staff

SHERIDAN — There are four positions open on City Council. Three candidates will run uncontested for the three four-year terms after Mayor John Heath dropped out of the running when he was appointed mayor. Candidates include Council President Alex Lee, Councilman Jesus Rios and City Planning Commissioner Kelly Gooch. The fourth position is a two-year unexpired Read More

Internet, Tongue River focus of Town Council forum

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River watershed project and faster Internet highlighted the portion of Wednesday’s candidate forum that included candidates for Dayton Town Council. All five candidates for the two open seats attended the event — Chris Smith, Craig Reichert, Clifford Reed, Jeremy Smith and Eric Lofgren. While some candidates admitted their lack of know-how Read More

Dayton mayoral candidates say One-Cent Sales Tax essential to town

SHERIDAN — Three current Dayton Town Councilmen are running for the position of mayor of Dayton. Two were able to attend Wednesday’s candidate forum at Sheridan College, which was hosted by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee.   Candidates include: Bob Alley: Alley has served on council for 12 years and lived Read More

Kinnison donates pet-saving kits to emergency departments

SHERIDAN — What would be the first thing you grabbed if your house was on fire? For a lot of people, it would be their pets. Thanks to Tom Kinnison, first responders in the Sheridan area now have the means to help rescue your pet, and keep them alive in case of smoke inhalation. Kinnison Read More

Locals investing in historic downtown building improvements

SHERIDAN — A group of investors who either live in Sheridan or have strong local ties have pooled their funding to restore the old Montgomery Wards store located at 104 N. Main St. that was originally built in 1936. Greg Von Krosigk, a local attorney, said his and three other families joined forces to tackle Read More

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