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Center Stage: The shivaree and car theft

Mom and Dad were married in October at Deadwood, South Dakota.  A common practice back then was to shivaree the newly marrieds.  A dance was held to honor and shivaree the newly married couple.  The dance was held in the loft of the barn belonging to Bill Foltz.  The Foltz place was about five miles… Continue Reading

Courage to make a good life

Courage to make a good life

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Yes or no: do our attitudes change as we age?  Can we have a good life to the end? According to Dr. Beth Kelsey, studies show that people report more positive emotions as they age. We become less prone to anxiety, depression and anger even though facing trials… Continue Reading

Mentock, Garcia engaged to be married

Mentock, Garcia engaged to be married

  SHERIDAN — Katelynn Marie Mentock, from Sheridan, and Roberto Carlos Garcia of Pine Bluffs are engaged to be married June 20, 2015. Mentock is the daughter of Joseph and Sherry Mentock of Sheridan. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with her doctorate in pharmacy in May and will be doing a Post-Graduate Year… Continue Reading

Wyoming Wilderness Association to host summer hikes

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association will explore Wyoming’s pristine mountain and desert lands with the public in its summer outings program. Participants will learn about wild land policies, wilderness characteristics and development threats as they venture into Wilderness, Recommended Wilderness, Wilderness Study Areas and Roadless Areas to explore the beautiful outdoors. For more information… Continue Reading

Lower Powder River Road reduced to one-lane traffic

UPDATE (5:48 p.m.) Lower Powder River Road, County road #269, is now closed at mile post 9.1 until further notice. Current conditions and erosion have caused the road closure. Time frame of the closure has not been determined. For more information call the Sheridan County Public Works Office at 307-675-2420. ORIGINAL STORY (12:37 p.m.) SHERIDAN… Continue Reading

After nearly three decades, SC educator retires

After nearly three decades, SC educator retires

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has grown to be a staple in the community. For the past 67 years, the campus has undergone changes from new curriculum to a facilities makeover. This summer it faces another drastic change as a staple of its own community retires. After 28 years, former business teacher Tracy Dearinger is ready… Continue Reading

Failed P&Z motion could bar man from building home

SHERIDAN — A motion failed at Thursday evening’s Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting that would have allowed a man to build a residence on a family owned, 25.5-acre parcel. The variance request split the Commission down the middle, as William King came before the board asking to build a home on an agriculturally… Continue Reading

Sheridan man faces 2 counts of sexual abuse of minors

SHERIDAN — Colby Streeter, 33, of Sheridan had an initial hearing in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday on two counts of felony second degree sexual abuse of a minor. Streeter is currently out on bond, which was set at $10,000 cash or surety. Streeter has been accused of sexually abusing two pre-teen girls over the… Continue Reading

35-year-old facing sexual assault charge

SHERIDAN — Mike Issac Green, 35, of Sheridan has been charged with one count of felony first degree sexual assault. The charge stems from a May 21 incident in which Green allegedly raped his significant other. According to court documents, a female showed up at her neighbor’s home and asked them to call police on… Continue Reading

Man facing two counts of domestic battery

SHERIDAN — William Odell Mabe, 39, of Sheridan is facing two counts of felony domestic battery following an alleged May 23 incident. Each count carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $2,000 fine. According to court documents, Mabe got into a fight with his significant other and pushed her, causing… Continue Reading

Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Carlton Real Estate

Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Carlton Real Estate

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Carlton Real Estate, which recently moved its office to North Main Street to help encourage and promote the revitalization of North Main Street. Pictured, from left, are Larry Carlton, sales associate; Chamber Ambassador Theresa Hamilton; Bill Brooks, sales associate; Margaret Carlton, owner/broker; Lance… Continue Reading

Project Graduation awards new car to SHS graduate

Project Graduation awards new car to SHS graduate

SHERIDAN — The Project Graduation 2015 Committee awarded the grand prize Cadillac Deville, donated by Prime Rate Motors, to recipient LeAnn Burton. Burton’s name was drawn from a collection of student names at Project Graduation’s annual event held on graduation night May 30 for seniors of Sheridan High School. “It’s truly an honor to live… Continue Reading

Wyoming Watercolor Society hosting national exhibition

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Watercolor Society will host the Watercolor Wyoming 30th Annual National Exhibition in Sheridan through June 27 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. Paintings in this prestigious show are also for sale. An awards ceremony and artists’ reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. June 17. The reception is free and open… Continue Reading

Museum to host Volunteer Roundup on Wednesday

SHERIDAN — Volunteering is a great way to learn more about Sheridan County and give back to the community. There are several volunteer opportunities available at the Sheridan County Museum including collections, programs and facilities. The Sheridan County Museum will host a Volunteer Roundup from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday to provide more information… Continue Reading

Tidbit Tuesday to be held at Sheridan County Museum

SHERIDAN — Join Tidbit the Mouse and Curator of Education Sarah Ligocki for another Tidbit Tuesday at Sheridan County Museum on Tuesday. The program will look at the history of dinosaurs. Children ages 4-10 are welcome to come and learn about the “terrible lizards” that roamed Wyoming long ago. All Tidbit programs include a story… Continue Reading

Severe storm causes flash flooding Wednesday

Severe storm causes flash flooding Wednesday

SHERIDAN — A severe thunderstorm Wednesday evening dumped more than an inch of rain on much of Sheridan, flooding streets and damaging homes and properties. City crews and Sheridan Police Department officers worked overtime Wednesday barricading flooded streets, redirecting traffic, clearing debris from storm drains and replacing manhole covers. At press time, only Seventh and… Continue Reading

County gains retail liquor license

SHERIDAN — Thanks to a growing population, Sheridan County gained one full retail liquor license, available immediately. The 2010 U.S. Census estimated Sheridan County has 10,237 individuals living outside town or city limits, and, per state statute, the Wyoming Liquor Division must issue one license per 500 residents within five years of the Census releasing population… Continue Reading

Tour 23 to explore economic development around state

SHERIDAN — School may be out but recently several representatives of Sheridan County received an invitation from Gov. Matt Mead to attend a meeting of the minds on June 16 at Sheridan College. Tour 23, an initiative of the Wyoming Business Alliance, is coming to town. Tour 23 is a comprehensive effort involving the WBA,… Continue Reading

Survey shows local businesses experiencing solid economic growth

SHERIDAN — Results from a recent survey concerning economic growth held no surprises for Forward Sheridan Executive Director Jay Stender. The survey, taken by 40 of Forward Sheridan’s constituents, will better help Stender and the Forward Sheridan board represent organizations. “One of the things we want to do is that we listen (to the stakeholders)… Continue Reading

BHHB recognizes SC building trade students

BHHB recognizes SC building trade students

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Home Builders Association recognized 16 students from the HVAC, Carpentry Apprenticeship and Construction Technology programs at Sheridan College at a dinner on May 12. The students were presented with gift cards to local building stores. The dinner is the Association’s way of encouraging students who have chosen the building trades as… Continue Reading

Book signing for local authors to be held Saturday

SHERIDAN — Local authors Scott and Yvonne Osborne will host a book signing for their children’s book “Jake the Happy Trash Truck” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. In the book, Jake the Happy Trash Truck learns about pollution of the environment and becomes Jake the Happy Recycle Truck.… Continue Reading

Teka Brock Band to host CD release party Friday

SHERIDAN — The Teka Brock Band will host a CD release show for its latest album, “North,” on Friday. The show is sponsored by Big Horn Beverage and C & K Equipment and will be held at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. It will feature Teka Brock on lead vocals and guitar, Jarod Judd on… Continue Reading

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