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Fort Phil Kearny to offer guided lantern tours Saturday

SHERIDAN — Guided lantern tours at Fort Phil Kearny will illuminate the darker side of the fort and the contested “Bloody Bozeman” as part of a special event on Saturday from 5-10 p.m. Visitors can expect to hear fun facts and “grisly” details related to the daily lives of soldiers at the “hated Fort on… Continue Reading

DAR participates in day of service

SHERIDAN — In celebration of the national organization’s 125th anniversary, the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution organized a day of service. On Oct. 11, the Sheridan chapter chose to serve by painting a ramp and handrail for local veteran Jayson Zimmerman. Chapters from across the country participated in service projects within… Continue Reading

Story School to host fall festival, chili cook-off

SHERIDAN — Feel like a warm bowl of chili would really hit the spot this week? Head up to Story for a fall festival and chili cook-off Thursday. From 5:30-7 p.m., family activities including a cakewalk and other games will be offered. The chili cook-off, with a $25 entry fee, is a fundraiser for the… Continue Reading

Shoppers continue ‘Hunting for Bucks’

SHERIDAN — Local shoppers continued their success “Hunting for Bucks.” In week two of the Downtown Sheridan Association’s downtown shopping promotion, shoppers found their bucks in a variety of stores. More than 560 entries were submitted for the weekly drawing. Each of the week-two winners received $25 in Chamber Bucks. They were Robert Allred of… Continue Reading

American Legion Auxiliary to meet Tues.

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. The group will gather in the Inner Circle. Local students who participated in Girls State will share their experiences regarding last year’s event. The event is open to the public. For additional information, contact Jean Arzy… Continue Reading

Army vet taking life one day at a time

Army vet taking life one day at a time

SHERIDAN — If you rifled through Billy Doran-Shifrar’s belongings, you most definitely would not find a five-year plan or a list of long-term goals. The U.S. Army veteran likes to take life one day at a time, not worrying too much about the future until it’s staring him in the face. That’s how Doran-Shifrar ended… Continue Reading

SHS choir concert set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School students will perform in a choir concert Tuesday at 7 p.m. An “all-Broadway” concert will be presented by the school’s four choirs — mixed, honor, Treblemakers and Spectrum. The concert will take place at the school and is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ashley Lecholat… Continue Reading

Committee develops backup plan for alternative school

SHERIDAN — A request for $13.9 million in state funds to build an alternative high school on the Sheridan College campus has entered the 2017-2018 budget pipeline, but project organizers are developing backup plans to launch the program in case the money does not come through as hoped. The request — $1.3 million for design… Continue Reading

Agendas — Oct. 17, 2015

Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board 7 p.m. Thursday Lucille Alley Room Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Approval of minutes of Sept. 17, 2015, meeting • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Old business • New business A. Pay bills B. WWC project status update • Public communiqué • Adjournment… Continue Reading

Center Stage: Does hearing loss cause dementia?

With the initiative of the concerned and recent study circles currently being offered by Center for a Vital Community on the topic of dementia, I was offered to present an audiologist’s perspective on this disorder. The level of cognitive decline and the terminology may include but is not limited to: short term memory loss, dementia… Continue Reading

Prescription coverage review appointments now available

SHERIDAN — The Senior Center is taking appointments now for beneficiaries to review if their Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage is still the best plan for them. “Beneficiaries need to make an appointment now to be sure they’re on the right prescription coverage plan,” said Gwen Burgess, outreach coordinator at the Senior Center. Under… Continue Reading

Medicare premiums, deductibles tagged to increase in 2016

SHERIDAN — Medicare premiums and deductibles are tagged for substantial law-driven increases in 2016 unless Congress intervenes to mitigate the impact of the increases. “New Medicare participants can expect to see a 52 percent increase in Medicare Part B premiums in 2016,” said Meg Pruett, president of the Sheridan Chapter of AARP. “And all Medicare… Continue Reading

Library to host final free computer class of season

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer its final free computer class of the month at 10 a.m. Thursday. Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by calling 674-8585. The remaining class will cover “Intermediate… Continue Reading

Two recognized for accomplishments in basic training

SHERIDAN — Two local graduates were recognized for their accomplishments in basic training. Bradley Holloway was chosen as the Distinguished Honor Graduate for his basic training class. He was also selected as the training site battalion soldier of the cycle. Holloway earned the honors while he was at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. He has… Continue Reading

Court reports: Probation, jail time issued in sentencings

Koetting receives probation for role in meth ring SHERIDAN — A young man who dealt methamphetamines as part of an expansive drug ring received a long probation sentence in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Kristopher Koetting, 20, of Sheridan, was sentenced to a suspended four- to six-year prison term in favor of three years supervised… Continue Reading

NG to discuss local troops at meeting

SHERIDAN — The National Guard unit in Sheridan will be switching armory locations with a unit in Casper in 2016. This won’t shut down the armories or displace the units, National Guard spokeswoman Deidre Forster said. “It’s not really changes in numbers, just changes in location,” Forster said. “If you’re drilling in Sheridan (now), you’ll… Continue Reading

Fulmer Public Library Tween Club to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to discuss urban legends 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 cooking, ducks, silent films and more. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to present Verdi’s ‘Otello’ on Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Verdi’s ‘Otello’” on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition,” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate opera… Continue Reading

Chamber accepting applications for Leadership Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for the 2016 class of Leadership Sheridan County. LSC is an annual program designed to inspire a new generation to assume leadership roles in the community. It is intended to prepare individuals from diverse backgrounds to be more connected and influential in the… Continue Reading

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