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Midnight Special to perform at Autumn Fest Friday

September 15, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is having an Autumn Fest dinner Friday. At 6:30 p.m. in the Dayton Community Hall, there will be chicken, potato salad, beet salad, rolls and apple pie served. There will also be music from Midnight Special starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $7 per person and there will be Read More

Inn owners hope to open restaurant this fall, rent rooms in April

September 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Inn owner Bob Townsend gave a quick update to the Sheridan Rotary Club Friday, indicating he and his business partners hope to complete several portions of the reopening process in coming months. Townsend said he, his wife and two other couples — one local, one not — have formed a limited liability Read More

Nominees announced for FAB Woman of the year

SHERIDAN — With just two weeks left until the second annual FAB (For.About.By.) Women’s Conference and FAB Woman of the Year banquet, exciting changes to this year’s event are being rolled out, promising attendees an even bigger and better, experience. Nine nominations were received from the community for the recipient of the Woman of the Read More

Wilderness art exhibit on display

SHERIDAN — While standing in a gallery that contained two of her paintings — part of only 25 works chosen from 71 entries in a national juried art show — Big Horn artist Jenny Williams wasn’t shy to admit that painting was less important to her than the wilderness depicted in her artwork. To prove Read More

Local groups celebrate anniversary of Wilderness legislation

SHERIDAN — Just a few weeks ago, Wyoming Wilderness Association Executive Director Carolyn Schroth was speaking with a woman from France who had moved to Wyoming in great part for its beauty. A vivacious, cosmopolitan woman, she told Schroth what made her come: “We don’t have these wide open spaces, and we don’t have these Read More

Sunday and Monday Events Sept. 13, 2014

September 12, 2014

Sunday • 1 p.m. Indian Relay Championships, Sheridan County Fairgrounds • 1-3 p.m. Spear-o-wigwam lecture Monday • No events scheduled.

Joey’s Fall Fly II fundraiser to be held Sept. 19, 20

SHERIDAN — The Joey’s Fall Fly II fundraiser is set for Sept. 19 and 20. On Friday, come meet the teams and listen to The Craft Brothers at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate. Starting at 6 p.m. there will be live music and hors d’oeuvres as Read More

Farmers market moved east on Grinnell Street to make room for Third Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market will be moved farther up Grinnell Street this Thursday, in front of The Sheridan Press, to make room for the Third Thursday Street Festival. 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 Read More

Mastering the essay: Tips to leave an impression

SHERIDAN — Although the new academic year has just started, it is not too early for seniors to begin work on one of the most important aspects of their next educational step, the college admission or scholarship essay. Many scholarship organizations begin taking applications soon, and one standard part of most of them is the Read More

Senior Happenings Sept. 13, 2014

• Class days for the Jewelry Class with Natural Stones have been changed from Fridays to Mondays in the Sheridan Senior Center’s Art Studio.  Class times are unchanged and will be from 1- 2:30 p.m. The classes will start this Monday, Sept. 15. • Basics of Social Security community presentation noon to 1:30 p.m. at Read More

Column: Keeping a cowgirls’ secret

Meadowlarks cheerfully welcomed spring as we blond cowgirls, dressed in old straw hats, shirts and Levis, trotted our horses across greening pastures to gather Hereford cattle.  My sister, Vera, 11, was riding Trixie, a small pinto mare, and I, 10, was riding Sailor, a roan gelding. Our dad had warned us that Midnight, the two-year-old Read More

Fall fishing trip planned

SHERIDAN — Kick off the first day of autumn with a fishing excursion at Lake DeSmet on Sept. 23. The Sheridan Senior Center is offering a half-day group trip for the community to the lake.  Participants may come to hike the lake and do not need to fish. Those wishing to fish must have their Read More

The key to qualify for Medicare begins years before retirement

By Lois Bell SHERIDAN — To say it nicely, Medicare qualifications, enrollment and coverage is involved. To not say it nicely, Medicare qualifications, enrollment and coverage is a complicated and requires planning and knowledge. In the upcoming weeks, this page will host a series of articles on Medicare. Experts in the field of Medicare will Read More

Agendas Sept. 13, 2014

Sheridan City Council 6 p.m. Monday Work session Sheridan City Hall • Feasibility of Goose Creek Restoration Project Presentation & Discussion (Section 1135 Army Corp of Engineers Ecosystem Restoration Project) 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall • Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag • Invocation to be given by Nick Angeloff, Read More

Varying levels of protection available for lands

SHERIDAN — While a wilderness designation, which offers the most protection, is often desirable for pristine areas, groups dedicated to conservation also see the value in other protective designations such as National Scenic Areas and Roadless Areas. These designations provide substantial protection for landscapes but allow some recreational activities that are not allowed in wilderness Read More

Fair association OKs overage costs for water project

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association voted Thursday to approve payment of up to $66,000 in overage costs for a water system replacement project to be completed at the fairgrounds this winter. The overage amount was approximately $13,000 more than originally anticipated, but the board decided the project was crucial enough to justify spending more Read More

Teacher of the Year Poulsen hopes to reach out to parents, teachers, Legislature

SHERIDAN — After 24 years of teaching for Sheridan County School District 2, eighth-grade history teacher Lorna Poulsen has a couple lessons left she hopes to teach, but these ones are not for her students. Poulsen was recently selected SCSD2 District Teacher of the Year and has centered her multiple speeches and interviews — as Read More

All Nations Indian Relay Races kick off tonight

SHERIDAN —  More than 30 elite teams representing 15 Indian nations from across North America will compete for more than $50,000 in prizes at the All Nations Indian Relay Championships tonight through Sunday. Teams from across the northwestern plains compete with each other  throughout the summer months to earn their place at the championships. Indian Read More

SAWS explores purchase of Park Reservoir water shares

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board discussed at length Wednesday the possibility of the city of Sheridan and the SAWS board submitting a joint application for funds that would be used to purchase shares of stored water in Park Reservoir. No action was taken on the matter, but a Read More

Baxter yoga workshops set for this weekend

SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga is holding a weekend workshop with Dr. Baxter Bell. There will be classes on today, Saturday and Sunday focusing on core integrity and balance. On Saturday afternoon, a special guest speaker, Melina Meza, will give an introduction to Ayurveda talk. Ayurveda is the sister discipline to yoga that stresses the importance Read More

Science Saturdays kick off this week

SHERIDAN — The annual “Science Saturday” events will kick off this weekend. Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday the public is invited to go to the Sheridan College Dinosaur Quarry. Attendees will meet at the Museum of Discovery at Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. Transportation will not be provided, however, there will be an organizing of Read More

Rib and Chop to reward local teachers

SHERIDAN — During the 2014-15 school year, the Chop House family of restaurants is celebrating the dedicated men and women who commit themselves to being teachers. Starting in September, the restaurant group will be giving $1,000 each month to teachers from communities in which it has a location. On Sept. 15, the Chop House will Read More

Farmers market vendors to join Landon’s Sat.

SHERIDAN — Vendors from the weekly Sheridan Farmers Market will be on site at Landon’s Greenhouse beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. This week’s Thursday farmers market was canceled due to inclement weather.

Landon’s hosting free workshop Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse is having a free workshop for the public Saturday. At 10 a.m. Keith Kershaw will discuss how to properly plant and prepare trees for winter and other seasons. Keith will share some tricks to ensure you have success with your fall plantings. This workshop also kicks off Landon’s annual nursery sale Read More

Sugarland Ridge celebrating National Assisted Living Week

SHERIDAN — In observance of National Assisted Living Week, Sept. 7-13, Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge will host a series of events developed as a special opportunity to bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers and the surrounding community to celebrate “Magic of Music.” The “Magic of Music” celebrates the role music plays in the daily lives Read More

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