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Agendas Jan. 31, 2015

January 31, 2015

Sheridan City Council 7 p.m. Monday Sheridan City Hall 55 Grinnell St. • Call to Order • Pledge of Allegiance • Invocation to be given by Tony Forman, Cornerstone Church • Roll Call of members • Approval of Consent Agenda A. Agenda B. Minutes of regular Council meeting Jan. 19 C. Claims D. Approve job Read More

Senior Center Happenings Jan. 31, 2015

• Have a favorite grandmother, grandfather, wife, husband, aunt or uncle you would like to pay tribute to?  The Senior Center has kicked off its annual Valentine Tribute!  Hang a valentine in the Senior Center’s dining room at 211 Smith St. before Feb. 13 with a lovely tribute message like “I Love You” or “You Read More

I don’t need a weapon – I am one

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t be afraid to turn around if you think you’re being followed. You don’t need to know martial arts to know self-defense. These tips and more on self-defense will be shared next week at a free demonstration hosted by the Sheridan Senior Read More

AARP announces 2015 driver safety schedule

From Sheridan Senior Center How can you keep up on changes in driver safety tips and techniques and changes in “rules of the road”? Consider taking a driver safety course. The investment of time is minimal compared to the payoff including possible discounts on your auto insurance. AARP offers its driver safety course to drivers Read More

Column: Valentine tributes, facts

Rindy West is the development director at the Sheridan Senior Center. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. Did you know that you can celebrate Valentine’s Day several times a year?  According to Read More

Healthy U Kicks off 2015 with focus on support groups

By Brittany Hoblit Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The “Healthy U” mini-health fair took place at the Sheridan Senior Center on Tuesday, Jan. 27. This monthly community resource fair takes place in the Senior Center lobby and is free to the public. January’s fair titled “Community Support Groups” highlighted local resources that strive to support Read More

Berry recognized as natural leader

Academics for All is pleased to announce that Adam Berry, son of John and Janet Berry of Big Horn, is this week’s Summit Award winner. Berry has maintained a GPA of 3.6 while taking advanced college preparatory classes and being a multi-sport athlete. He is recognized by his teachers and peers as a natural leader Read More

Why Big Horn? Smaller student body contributes to student satisfaction

By Kaylin McKinley Big Horn High School BIG HORN — They may not be a large force, but the Big Horn High School Rams are ones to be reckoned with. The 141 students at BHHS have prospered alongside larger schools under high academic expectations. The teachers and students at the Big Horn schools have always Read More

TRMS releases 2nd-quarter honor roll

RANCHESTER — Officials at Tongue River Middle School recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the school’s honor rolls. The following students earned at least a 3.0 GPA in the second quarter and had no grades lower than a C. Eighth grade Angelina Bird, Aspen Boulter, Dalaynie Dearcorn, Elias Dillon-Bennett, Harmony Read More

SC rodeo banquet set for Feb. 7

SHERIDAN — The fifth annual Sheridan College rodeo banquet is set for Feb. 7 at the Holiday Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Former Sheridan College rodeo athlete and 2014 College National Finals Rodeo all-around champion Taygen Schuelke will be in attendance along with 2014 reserve national champion Read More

Next ‘Tween Takeover Challenge’ to offer a mystery bag challenge

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer programming for “tweens” through February. Organizers of the events said the programs were developed because many kids have outgrown children’s story time, but aren’t quite ready for the teen section and are often overlooked. The program, “Tween Challenge Takeover,” will include activities and experiments that Read More

Feb. 7 fundraiser to benefit Sagebrush Community Art Center

SHERIDAN — A “Love on Your Art” fundraising event will be held Feb. 7 at the historic Sheridan Inn beginning at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go toward operations and the building purchase fund for the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The fundraiser will include silent and live auctions, food and a no-host bar. Read More

Civil Air Patrol provides training for local youth

January 30, 2015

SHERIDAN — Whether your young one plans to enter the U.S. Air Force, wants to take to the skies for fun or to help people or just needs a little more leadership, he or she may find a jump-start to their dreams in the Civil Air Patrol. CAP is a nonprofit organization that performs 90 Read More

So far, 5 applications received for liquor license

SHERIDAN — Today is the final day for advertising the availability of a $1,500 retail liquor license currently owned by the city. To date, five entities have applied for the license, and City Council will soon begin the process of reviewing applicants before choosing a buyer. Applications for the license are due by the end Read More

Sheridan man enters not guilty plea for child endangerment

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man pleaded not guilty to one charge of child endangerment Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Kyle Nelson, 26, was charged after a Nov. 25 search warrant executed on his home resulted in his arrest. Police searching the home discovered drug paraphernalia, some with methamphetamine residue, littering the basement in a Read More

Senior Center to offer tax help Tuesdays, Thursdays

SHERIDAN — Free tax help sponsored by the AARP in coordination with the Internal Revenue Service will be offered at the Senior Center this year. The tax help and preparation will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the tax season, beginning Tuesday. Organizers said it is necessary to bring all pertinent paperwork and forms Read More

TRMS announces Principal’s honor roll

RANCHESTER — Officials at Tongue River Middle School recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the Principal’s Honor Roll. The following students earned at least a 3.67 GPA in the second quarter and had no grades lower than a C. Eighth grade Anastasia Beutler, Theron Kalasinsky, AJ Lytton, Olivia Miller, Tiffanie Read More

Brinton, SC to host ceramic artist for lecture, workshop

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum in partnership with Sheridan College will host an internationally-known ceramic artist for a lecture and workshop next week. Gail Kendall is an Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She will give an evening lecture Thursday at 7 p.m. in The Brinton Museum’s Reception Galley. The Read More

What’s next? Dayton, Ranchester pursue more in-depth planning for natural gas pipeline

January 29, 2015

DAYTON — It wasn’t the $2.5 million grant and $3.5 million loan they were hoping for, but members of the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board expressed confidence Wednesday that the State Loan and Investment Board remains supportive of their efforts to bring natural gas to Dayton and Ranchester. During its regularly scheduled meeting, the Read More

Easing the transition to UW: Agreements in the works to help ease student transition to 4-year school

SHERIDAN — Soon, students enrolling in one of 16 programs at Sheridan College with the intention of transferring to the University of Wyoming will be able to rest easy knowing that they have the same chances of receiving a bachelor’s degree in four years as students who spend their first two years at the University. Read More

Judge hears evidence in fraud case against Sheridan woman

SHERIDAN — Lawyers in the case of a woman accused of fraud presented arguments Wednesday in 4th Judicial District Court concerning exhibits meant to be presented at trial. Miranda Mraz’s attorney John Robinson had objected to certain exhibits during a Jan. 13 hearing. Both he and County Deputy and Prosecuting Attorney Christopher LaRosa then agreed Read More

SC offering tax assistance again this year

SHERIDAN — It’s almost tax season and students and faculty in the Sheridan College business department will offer the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program again this year. The program, which is a branch of the Wyoming Free Tax Service, will meet at Sheridan College’s Griffith Memorial Building, room 10. The scheduled times are Feb. Read More

TRMS releases honor rolls

RANCHESTER — Officials at Tongue River Middle School recently released the names of students who earned a spot on the school’s Superintendent’s Honor Roll. The following students earned a 4.0 GPA in the second quarter and had an A in every subject. Eighth grade Mackenzie Aksamit, Emily Elliot, Jaren Fritz, Holly Hutchinson, Annie Kerns, Macey Read More

SMH to host three more ACA presentations

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff will offer three final public presentations to assist individuals interested in signing up for health insurance through the marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The presentations will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon and 6-7 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon. All three presentations will Read More

Creating functional art

January 28, 2015

Lloyd Marsden holds a wood bowl after finishing it on the lathe. The bowl will have to dry for several days before Marsden sands and oils it. The bowl will be auctioned at a fundraiser for the Sagebrush Community Art Center in Sheridan. Marsden has been turning wood since his youth — his father was Read More

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