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Sheridan Wyo Rodeo attendance up this year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan WYO Rodeo attendance and payouts increased in 2015, and local businesses relayed a strong week in sales. Rodeo President Zane Garstad reported preliminary attendance figures of 21,900, a small jump from 21,700 in 2014. Total payouts eclipsed $300,000, another increase over last year’s $288,000. “It was a great success,” he said. “Again,… Continue Reading

SCSD3 budget fairly steady for upcoming fiscal year 2016

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 will see little change in its general budget for fiscal year 2016. Overall, the total budget remains similar to last year’s, operating at $3.85 million dollars as opposed to FY15’s $3.9 million. For the 2016 budget, business manager John Camino’s main focus was to decrease expenditures. The district… Continue Reading

‘Vaudevillians’ return to WYO Weds.

SHERIDAN — The seventh season of Vaudeville at the WYO Theater has commenced and another performance of “The New Vaudevillians” will be offered Wednesday. Ron Kensey is back as emcee, along with Kathy McNickle and the New Vaudevillians Band. Vaudeville is a series of “up to 5 minutes” upbeat, high energy acts including singing, dancing,… Continue Reading

Lewis’ celebrate 50 years of marriage

SHERIDAN — Robert and Liz Lewis of Sheridan celebrated 50 years of marriage Sunday. The couple was married July 19, 1965 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in the Vietnam War. He retired from employment with the U.S. Postal Service after 37 years. She worked for… Continue Reading

Hear a fish tale at Wyo. Weds.

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run throughout July. Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90. Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on culture, history… Continue Reading

Play pickleball at ParkFit

SHERIDAN — The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with pickleball at Thorne-Rider Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and… Continue Reading

Local school districts see drop in PAWS scores from last year

SHERIDAN — Wyoming scores on the statewide Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students tests have continued, on average, to drop. PAWS tests students in grades three through eight each year in math and reading and grades four and eight in science. State education officials noted this was just the second year of testing under new, tougher… Continue Reading

Agendas July 18, 2015

Clearmont Town Council 6 p.m. Monday Clearmont Town Hall • Call to order — Community Development Block Grant hearing for the Clear Creek Community Center ADA compliance upgrades • Adjourn • Call meeting to order • Pledge • Attendance • Visitors • Approval of  minutes A. June 15 regular meeting B. June 29 Level II… Continue Reading

Happy birthday Older Americans Act

Anyone who knows me knows that I just don’t have that muscle in my body that triggers getting a card out to someone before their birthday, anniversary or any other big occasion. So, is it no wonder that I didn’t get a birthday greeting out to Washington wishing them a Happy Birthday for the 50th… Continue Reading

Man of many talents

Man of many talents

By Jessie Hetzler Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — John Engels, 68, was born in New York near Lake Ontario. He moved to Wyoming with his family at a very young age when his parents purchased the Banner store. His mother served as postmistress there for nearly 50 years. Farming was Engels’ main occupation until he… Continue Reading

Wyoming Buddy Walk to be held Sept. 12 in Laramie

Wyoming Buddy Walk to be held Sept. 12 in Laramie

SHERIDAN — The 15th Annual Wyoming Buddy Walk will take place on Sept. 12 in Laramie at the Washington Park band shell. The purpose of the Wyoming Buddy Walk is to celebrate the lives of people with Down syndrome and raise awareness about Down syndrome in Wyoming. The annual Wyoming Buddy Walk also raises money to… Continue Reading

WWA summer outings continue across Wyoming

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a series of 17 free summer outings across Wyoming this summer and several will occur around Sheridan County. A variety of terrains will be traversed, led by experts in the field. Hikers will learn about wild land policies, wilderness characteristics and development threats. The next local offering… Continue Reading

Nonprofit encourages parents to read to kids over summer

SHERIDAN — Your child doesn’t stop growing over the summer. Make sure he or she doesn’t stop learning, either. That is the message that the nonprofit Read Aloud 15 Minutes wants parents to receive during its “Seize the Summer” campaign that kicked off on July 5. Locally, First Light Children’s Center is a partner in… Continue Reading

Letters from war help some remember a fallen friend

Letters from war help some remember a fallen friend

SHERIDAN — Next weekend, Jim Shell and the members of the Sheridan High School class of 1965 will gather to celebrate their 50th reunion. Many will come back for the first time in a long time to swap stories with old classmates. But for Shell, it may be difficult to see his old classmates because… Continue Reading

County considers plans to restructure department

SHERIDAN — Public Works Director Rod Liesinger will leave his position in December and county commissioners aren’t planning on replacing him. Commissioners planned on Liesinger leaving at the end of the year, but the move wasn’t planned to leave a vacancy. With the county strapped for cash, however, eliminating the position will save the county… Continue Reading

DSA to hold annual meeting Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association Annual Meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the community room at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 121 S. Main St. This meeting, will introduce new board members, elect new officers, recap the past year’s activities and discuss future projects. The annual meeting of the DSA… Continue Reading

Join Tidbit the Mouse at the Sheridan County Museum Tues.

SHERIDAN — Join Tidbit the Mouse and Curator of Education Sarah Ligocki for another Tidbit Tuesday at Sheridan County Museum on Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. This week’s program looks back at Sheridan in 1888. Main Street in Sheridan has changed quite a bit in 127 years. Explore the changes and similarities with this journey. All… Continue Reading

New Faces July 17, 2015

Azara Milan Simmons Azara Milan Simmons was born June 23, 2015, at Bayfront Baby Place in St. Petersburg, Florida. She weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Angela and Anthony Simmons and brother Malachi, all of Sheridan. Her grandparents are Doug and Teresa Dewald of Sheridan, and Debra Simmons and Jose Kindelan,… Continue Reading

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