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‘Philanthropy is…right next door’ set for Mon., Tues.

SHERIDAN — The Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation, The Wyoming Community Foundation and Philanthropy Northwest are hosting an exploration of Wyoming philanthropy themed “Philanthropy is…right next door” on Monday and Tuesday. The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College. It… Continue Reading

Correction: No free clothing giveaway on Sat.

There will not be a free clothing giveaway by members of American Heritage Girls on Saturday at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church as was published in Monday’s edition of The Sheridan Press. Church leaders have asked that members of the public not come to the church on that day since there will be a wedding… Continue Reading

City pledges funding for indoor aquatic facility

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday evening to commit $4 million over four years to an indoor aquatic facility. Through sources like Optional One-Cent Tax revenues, supplemental funds, grants and other potential state funding, the city plans to provide approximately one-third of the funding for the YMCA’s proposed $12.5 million… Continue Reading

Organizers: Local Foods Expo not just about food

SHERIDAN — The fourth annual Sheridan Local Foods Expo is coming to Sheridan College on Friday and Saturday, and event organizers say the event is about more than just food. “I always say that food and farmers markets and those kinds of things are big grass roots of economic development,” said Bonnie Gregory, event organizer… Continue Reading

SHS officials announce third-quarter ‘A’ Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School officials recently released the school’s third-quarter honor rolls. To be eligible for the A Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled in at least five classes at Sheridan High School and earn a 3.5-3.99 grade point average with no grades lower than a “C.” Ninth grade Kaylee Abernatha, Sidnee Anderson,… Continue Reading

Reduced cost for camping to benefit Care Camps

SHERIDAN — The Custer/Mount Rushmore KOA Campground will offer camping on May 9 for just $10 as part of Kampgrounds of America’s annual KOA Care Camps Big Weekend to benefit KOA Care Camps. Campers who stay as paying guests on May 8 will receive a night of camping on May 9 for just $10. The… Continue Reading

WYO to offer ‘Live from the Met’ this weekend

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera… Continue Reading

Kinner named new HD29 representative

Kinner named new HD29 representative

UPDATE: (12:04 p.m. April 21) SHERIDAN — After presentations and question-and-answer sessions, Sheridan County commissioners voted 5-0 Monday to appoint Mark Kinner, First Interstate Bank of Sheridan market president, to fill the House District 29 seat left vacant by the passing of Rep. John Patton on April 5. “I’m very humbled and very honored to… Continue Reading

I-80 closes again due to crash

I-80 closes again due to crash

LARAMIE (AP) — Trucks and cars piled into one another in dense fog on Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming, resulting in a fiery chain-reaction crash that killed one person and injured 16 others Monday. The crash in a rural area 18 miles west of Laramie occurred four days after several pileups during a blinding snowstorm… Continue Reading

Sold out FAB Conference filled with fun

Sold out FAB Conference filled with fun

SHERIDAN — Approximately 100 women gathered at Sheridan College Friday for an afternoon of personal and professional development at the third annual FAB Women’s Conference. The conference, primarily sponsored by The Sheridan Press and Sheridan College, underwent renovations this year, moving from the fall to the spring and revamping the structure of offerings. The facelift… Continue Reading

HD29 replacement to be chosen today

SHERIDAN — Republicans selected three candidates Saturday morning for consideration to fill the House District 29 vacancy left by the April 5 passing of Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan. HD 29 precinct committeemen and women picked Mark Kinner, Ryan Mulholland and Patrick Geary through a vote, leaving the fourth applicant, Ky Dixon, off the list. The… Continue Reading

Local FFA members do well at state convention

Local FFA members do well at state convention

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan’s John B. Kendrick FFA Chapter who attended the Wyoming State FFA Convention in Cheyenne April 8-11 returned home with many high achievements. “This is one of the most successful conventions we have had during my 22-year tenure here,” chapter advisor Nick Siddle said. Chaney Peterson was the champion prepared public… Continue Reading

Local Foods Expo to be held Friday, Saturday

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension Office, Sheridan Farmers Market, Sheridan College, Center for a Vital Community and many local producers and volunteers will host the fourth annual Sheridan Local Foods Expo on Friday and Saturday. The Expo is geared toward supporting and demonstrating the health and economic benefits of local foods through educational… Continue Reading

Puett to be honored at Light of Hope Breakfast Friday

SHERIDAN — Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns will host its seventh annual Light of Hope Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The event will honor longtime Department of Family Services employee Barb Puett as the “Champion for Children.” The keynote speaker will be Jay McGinnis, executive director of… Continue Reading

Three move forward for HD 29 vacancy

SHERIDAN — Republicans selected three candidates for consideration to fill the House District 29 vacancy left by the April 5 passing of Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan. HD 29 precinct committeemen and women picked Mark Kinner, Ryan Mulholland and Patrick Geary through a vote at a meeting Saturday morning, leaving the fourth applicant, Ky Dixon, off… Continue Reading

­­­Four applicants apply for HD 29 vacancy

SHERIDAN — Four applicants applied for appointment to the House District 29 seat left vacant by the passing of Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, April 5. Sheridan residents Ky Dixon, Mark Kinner, Patrick Geary and Ryan Mulholland threw their hats into the ring by the noon deadline on Friday. In their letters, the candidates each expressed… Continue Reading

Kirven named FAB Woman of the Year

Kirven named FAB Woman of the Year

SHERIDAN — Approximately 100 community members gathered at Sheridan College Friday night to honor the nominees and winner of the 2015 FAB Woman of the Year award. After an energizing afternoon at the sold out third annual FAB Women’s Conference, keynote speaker Karen McNenny opened the WOY celebration with an entertaining and motivating presentation on… Continue Reading

Agendas April 18, 2015

Regular Session Staff Meeting Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 224 South Main Street, Sheridan, WY Second Floor Commission Library, #216 Monday, April 20, 2015 9:00 a.m. Agenda: 1. Call to Order. 2. Reports from Staff/Elected Officials. 3. Adjourn. Special Session Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 224 South Main Street, Sheridan, WY Second Floor Commission Board Room, #220… Continue Reading

Lessons from one lifetime

By Barb Blue Mary Magdeline Legerski is a redheaded Bohemian who grew in Monarch and is cute as heck.  Our friendship began four months ago when Mary started coming to Day Break. Mary is a delight to visit with. She is fortunate to have a close-knit family that cares for her as she ages. Family… Continue Reading

Kirven among 26 recommended to practice law in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Bar has announced that 26 people have been recommended for admission to practice law in Wyoming, including Sheridan resident Stacy Kirven. The 26 were recommended for admission after receiving a passing score on the Uniform Bar Exam and meeting all other requirements for admission. The Wyoming State Bar and the… Continue Reading

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