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Seeking homemade suds?

August 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — There is a certain amount of satisfaction that comes from creating something unique with your own two hands and the art of homebrewing beer has given an increasing number of crafters a way to share their talents in recent years. A growing national trend, homebrew supply stores can now be found in cities Read More

Bland takes top prizes in sheep categories at fair

SHERIDAN — It was pretty obvious who ran away with all of the prizes Saturday at the Sheridan County Fair Sheep Show. Gabriel Bland, 11, won champion in Junior, Market Sheep Showmanship, first in the Market Blackface category, and champion in Whiteface Market lamb. He also took second in class 2 of the blackface market. Read More

Taste of Sheridan set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — The North Main Association will once again host Taste of Sheridan on Sunday. Organizers encourage attendees to come try foods from 10 different vendors at Thorne-Rider Park between 3-7 p.m. Ten tickets may be purchased at the entrance for $20. There will also be a beer and wine garden, kids games and live Read More

Student news, Aug. 4, 2014

• Jamie Jo Craft of Sheridan graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota.   • Sheridan resident Devin G. Escamilla graduated from the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy on July 17. Escamilla graduated from Sheridan High School in 2011 and was hired by the Sheridan Police Department. Escamilla also Read More

Local National Guard members recognized for service

SHERIDAN — Five members of the Wyoming Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, based in Sheridan, received the Wyoming Army National Guard Service Award with tenure device. On July 20, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Dickerson of Dayton received the 25-year service device. Sgt. Joshua Mason of Sheridan, Sgt. Steven Read More

WWA to host Cloud Peak talk, hike

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a workshop and campout in the Cloud Peak Wilderness. On Friday, hikers will gather and camp at Read More

Foundation formed to manage Coffeen history

August 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — When you hear the names Whitney, Kendrick or Eaton, you likely make immediate connections to a person, a place, a legacy, an historical reference or a combination of all those things. When you hear Coffeen do you think of a street, or the family behind the name? A recently formed foundation called CHIEF Read More

Senior Center holding garage sale Aug. 8-9

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Senior Center is having a garage sale Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9. They are currently accepting donations for it. On Friday the garage sale will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday the garage sale will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you’d like to donate, Read More

3 Town Council members vie for Dayton mayor

DAYTON — Three candidates, all current members of Dayton Town Council, have stepped into the race to fill the big, soon-to-be-vacant shoes of Mayor Bob Wood, who is retiring his position after 25 years at the helm. That quarter-century has included large undertakings like paving most of the streets in town, creating a fire and Read More

Popular downtown water playground includes ‘green’ benefits

SHERIDAN — Walking through Whitney Commons on a sunny summer day in Sheridan you are likely to hear squeals of joy and surprise coming from the splash park. The popularity of this free local playground with a soaking spin is no secret as families gather every warm afternoon for a cooling dash through the many Read More

My first car

My first car was a 1931 Model A Ford pickup. I was working at the Colloid Bentonite Plant and needed transportation to the work place. I paid $100 to the M and M Service Station for the Model A pickup.  The year was 1947, the first year a driver’s license was required to operate a Read More

Senior companions provide kind, compassionate friendships

SHERIDAN — You can almost see the smile on her face through the telephone lines. Sheridan resident Joan Jensen admits she can’t say enough good things about her Senior Companion Margie Pierce. “I couldn’t do without her,” Jensen said. “She’s one of a kind.” One activity on Pierce’s schedule is to watch re-runs of the Read More

NSI Academy fall festival to feature Craft brothers

SHERIDAN— The NSI Academy will present its fall fest Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9. On Friday there will be a pig spit barbecue and live music by The Craft Brothers starting at 6 p.m. On Saturday at 9 a.m., there will be a 5k Color Run that you can register for online. There Read More

Wyoming Watercolor Society to host awards ceremony, reception

SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Watercolor Society will have an awards ceremony and artists’ reception Thursday. They are hosting the 29th annual National Watercolor Exhibition again this year at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The reception starts at 5 p.m., and refreshments will be provided. Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. For Read More

Kindergarten screening opportunities still available

SHERIDAN — As the educational climate of the United States continually evolves to keep up with a progressively challenging world marketplace, benchmarks in learning are pushed higher and more is expected out of youth at every grade level. Though much focus has been put on the testing systems or minimum standards older children are subjected Read More

Candidates for Dayton mayor, town council discuss growth

DAYTON — Thursday’s candidate forum in Dayton allowed four council and three mayoral candidates to reveal their reasons for running and their plans for office, but the question and answer session also revealed the concerns of residents who want to keep Dayton’s small town charm while fighting off the sleepy stupor that can settle on Read More

2014 FAB Women’s Conference tickets on sale Monday

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the second annual FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference will go on sale Monday on The Sheridan Press website. This year’s event will take place Sept. 26-27 at Sheridan College. On the evening of Sept. 26, the FAB Woman of the Year banquet will recognize nominees for this year’s top honor. Read More

Self-defense presentation for women set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a presentation Tuesday on self-defense for older women beginning at 5:30 p.m. The presentation is offered free to community members of all ages through the Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or more” Life Planning Lecture series. There is no advance sign-up required. Presenter Francine Russell of Empower Read More

County museum offering ‘Tidbit Tuesday’ Aug. 5

SHERIDAN — The next offering of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held on Tuesday. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and open to all, but space Read More

Hospital to host blood drive Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will have a blood drive Thursday. There is a critical need for O negative and O positive blood types. The drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in conference room B at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, 1401 W. Fifth St. Appointments are strongly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Read More

Barre Body focus of ‘Flavor of the Week’

SHERIDAN — In celebration of its fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be Read More

SCSD2 kindergarten screenings now open

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 is holding a second opportunity for kindergarten screening. All kindergarten parents are urged to have their child attend this screening if they did not do so in April. Appointments can be made by calling 674-7405, extension 5105 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. no later Read More

Doug Andrews to perform at next farmers market

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza. 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 activities include a watermelon eating contest, homemade pie contest, rooster crowing contest, a market basket raffle Read More

Adriaens’ transition to chief of staff raises questions regarding police pension

July 31, 2014

SHERIDAN — Mayor John Heath said Wednesday that interim Chief of Staff Rich Adriaens is spending a majority of his time working at the police department to help with the transition there while also attending meetings with city department heads about an hour each morning as he moves into his new role. Adriaens was appointed interim Read More

School, college board filing opens Aug. 6

SHERIDAN — Primary elections are underway and everywhere you look colorful signs and ads prominently displaying last names are popping up. Next week, a new batch of hopefuls will join the race. The filing period to run in the general elections for all school and college boards opens Aug. 6 and Sheridan County will likely Read More

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