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Flood of emotions at TRHS graduation

May 26, 2015

DAYTON — Many emotions surfaced at Sunday’s graduation ceremony at Tongue River High School. There were tears at the closing of a chapter of life and hope for everything to come in the future. As the graduates lined up and “Pomp and Circumstance” began to play, moms and dads across the gymnasium looked at their Read More

Nearly 2 inches of rain causes local flooding

SHERIDAN — Between 5:53 a.m. Sunday and 5:53 a.m. Monday, the National Weather Service reports Sheridan County received 1.8 inches of rain, but the flooding throughout parts of the county — particularly along Little and Big Goose creeks — seemed to carry more water than that. As roads shut down and houses closed up, the Read More

Feldes to celebrate 60 years of marriage on June 4

SHERIDAN — Dan and Darlene Felde will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 4 with their family. The Feldes were married June 4, 1955, in Sheridan. Dan Felde is the son of Dave and Millie Felde. He grew up in Lodge Grass, Montana, graduating from high school in 1949. He moved to Sheridan that Read More

Rhino Run to benefit Science Kids to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — The nursing program at Sheridan College will host its second annual Rhino Run on Saturday to benefit Science Kids, Sheridan College nursing students, the food bank and The Food Group. The run will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the college. Show up at noon to register and pick up a T-shirt. Read More

Redman graduates with master’s in health studies

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College Massage Therapy Program Director Diane Redman has received a Master of Arts degree in health studies from the University of Alabama. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Redman will continue to teach at Sheridan College and pursued the degree to further her education.

Cattle Industry Convention to be held June 3-6

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show will be held June 3-6 at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan. With a theme of “Nuts and Bolts of Your Industry,” the convention will focus on understanding the behind-the-scenes work done by national and state organizations. The annual convention is hosted by the Wyoming Read More

SheridanAires to present ‘Juke Joint Jump’

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will present ‘Juke Joint Jump’ on June 4 and 5 at the Sheridan Senior Center. This choir concert will feature special guests Heidi Parker and Morgan Parker. The concert will include dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 7:15 p.m. both nights. Cost for dinner is $10. RSVP is requested Read More

While many will don cap and gown, others choose a different path

May 23, 2015

SHERIDAN — Payton Mills would have finished her junior year at Sheridan High School this year, if she stayed in school. But bullying led to her skipping school, which led to truancy issues with the law, which led to dropping out as soon as she was legally old enough to do so. “I don’t know Read More

Writing their futures

     SHERIDAN — This weekend, the class of 2015 will receive their diplomas from each of the five high schools in Sheridan County. So what’s next for these 300 young adults? After they walk across that stage, they will continue on in many different directions.      Some graduates will go on to college. Read More

High school programs, staying local saves grads thousands

SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School seniors Amanda Buller and Austen Scammon will graduate this weekend with the class of 2015, and both plan to attend Sheridan College in the fall. The duo, along with fellow grads attempting post-secondary education, heads to college in an era of uncertainty. Despite a recovering economy, a student loan Read More

Few students continue sports at collegiate level

SHERIDAN — You’ve seen the commercials. “There are over 380,000 student athletes, and most of us go pro in something other than sports.” It’s a National Collegiate Athletic Association slogan that emphasizes the student rather than the athlete. If you’re a sports fan attending any of the high school graduations this weekend, a large portion Read More

Restriction on post-1950 water rights in Tongue River Reservoir lifted

SHERIDAN — On April 10, the state of Montana made a call under the Yellowstone River Compact to fill Tongue River Reservoir. That call applied to Wyoming water rights with a priority date later than Jan. 1, 1950, according to a press release from the State Engineer’s Office. Since Montana made its call, the Wyoming Read More

Recycling materials coming in, start date still on track

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s curbside recycling program continues to take shape, and city representatives say the start date of Aug. 3 remains tentatively on track. The recycling center received the first shipment of blue recycling bins Wednesday, according to Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator Darla Franklin. By the time deliveries finished up Friday, the city received Read More

Internship programs offer path to career readiness

SHERIDAN — Whether they are tired of school or have a burning passion for something that can’t be found in the classroom, traditional college is not always the most attractive prospect for high school seniors. That’s why many graduates are beginning to looking elsewhere to build their careers. This year, 49 seniors at Sheridan High Read More

SHS ‘Graduation Coach’ efforts seem to work

SHERIDAN – On average, countywide over the past three years, 19 percent of the student body didn’t graduate within four years. Some went on to be fifth- even sixth-year seniors and eventually get their full diploma. Others did not. During this school year, Sheridan County School District 2 has led a concentrated effort to increase Read More

Becoming partners

SHERIDAN — High school students often work a few part-time jobs in their teens, just beginning to scratch the surface of possible careers — or not, depending on what the jobs were — but things went a little differently for Sheridan High School senior Tate Williamson. At 18, he is already a part-owner in the Read More

Postponing school for the family business: A-C grad to run ranch, spend time with his family

“It’s said that a wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others’ mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others’ successes.” — John C. Maxwell, elaborating on a Zen proverb ARVADA — If John C. Maxwell, an expert and author on leadership, is right in saying that the wise Read More

Agendas May 23, 2015

Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board 7 p.m. Wednesday Lucille Alley Room Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Approval of minutes of April 22 meeting • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Old business A. Update: Casper Star ad B. Funding request to JPB members • New business A. Pay bills Read More

Center Stage: Get into the act: Summertime activities to keep you busy

May 22, 2015

By Jane Perkins I’d like to say that the staff at the Sheridan Senior Center believe we all benefit from “forward thinking.” It’s a necessity when you are a part of a vibrant community such as Sheridan and the ever changing world around us. For example, being informed by the “When I’m 64” series is Read More

An act of love

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — They are bonded through love for their children that began out of personal tragedy. Twenty-one years ago, a very special group of volunteers began tending the baby section at Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. In 1981, Mary and Rod Reimers’ son, Steven Phillip, was buried in the baby section. “We Read More

Meet the Arvada-Clearmont seniors

By KayLee stidham Arvada-Clearmont High School CLEARMONT — The small class of 2015 for Sheridan County School District 3 will graduate seven seniors on to the next phase of their lives. In the April 24 edition of The Sheridan Press, we highlighted Hannah Rockafellow, Karina Svalina and Dylan Collins for their accomplishments in their school Read More

Early dismissal times announced for last day of school in SCSD2

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 has announced dismissal times for the last day of school on May 29. Early dismissals will be held at different times for different schools. The schedule is as follows: • Kindergarten — 12:05 p.m. • Elementary (Grades 1-5) — 1:15 p.m. • Fort Mackenzie/Wright Place — 1:55 p.m. Read More

Chadron State College names local students to president’s list

SHERIDAN — Five students from Sheridan County were named on the Chadron State college president’s list recently. The list requires a cumulative GPA of 4.0 and included 277 students total. Students must be enrolled in 12 credit hours of coursework during the semester to qualify. Students who were named to the list include: Shawna Michelena Read More

From Pearl Harbor to Iraq, soldiers give all

“Through their deeds, the dead of battle have spoken more eloquently for themselves than any of the living ever could. But we can only honor them by rededicating ourselves to the cause for which they gave a last full measure of devotion.” — President Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address     SHERIDAN — Death — the Read More

Arvada-Clearmont — small but mighty class of 2015

CLEARMONT — Linzee Adamson is the valedictorian of her class. She is involved with FFA, student council National Honor Society, Tri-M, high school rodeo, 4-H, yearbook staff and plays basketball. Her best friend KayLee Stidham is the salutatorian. Stidham is involved with FFA, student council, Tri-M, FBLA, youth group yearbook and plays volleyball and basketball. Read More

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