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UMC cookie, candy sale to be held Dec. 13

December 5, 2014

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Church will host a cookie and candy sale Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ladies of the church do the baking, and invite members of the community to do the buying and the eating. The sale will feature more than 1,000 homemade cookies and candies, including gluten-free Read More

Story School Christmas concert to be held Dec. 16

STORY — The kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Story School will perform a Christmas concert Dec. 16. The performance will include a variety of traditional and newer holiday songs. Prior to the concert, the school will also host a meet-and-greet, providing a chance for community members to mingle with teachers and students. The meet-and-greet will Read More

Train locomotive catches fire

PARKMAN — The Tongue River Fire Protection District and Dayton Volunteer Fire Department responded Thursday morning to a Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive fire on the Parkman hill. Matt Jones, BNSF regional director of public affairs for Montana and Wyoming, confirmed that the train was carrying grain and was approximately 110 cars long. The train Read More

‘We the People’ team preps for state qualifier

SHERIDAN — Students in the Advanced Placement Government class at Sheridan High School are once again preparing to compete in the annual “We the People” competition, brushing up on their constitutional knowledge and warming their political chops. Thursday night the group staged a dress rehearsal in the Inner Circle at Fulmer Public Library to give Read More

City officials say storage hasn’t caused soil, vegetation issues

SHERIDAN — Every winter piles of snow rise up like white volcanoes in parks and parking lots around Sheridan, growing wider and taller as the season wears on and more white stuff is scraped off the roads. Already this year — with 13,920 cubic yards of snow cleared from just the downtown and priority one Read More

Lawyers testy in pretrial conference for fraud case

SHERIDAN — A long pretrial conference before 4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn ended with the scheduling of another pretrial conference in the fraud case of a woman accused of fixing tips on customers’ receipts to charge them more than they had authorized. Miranda Mraz was fired in June from the Firewater Grill where Read More

Men accused of poaching may claim tribal rights defense

SHERIDAN — Two of three men cited for poaching had a status hearing Thursday before Judge Shelley Cundiff in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Ronnie Fisher and Clayvin Herrera were cited in October in connection with three elk killed in January near Eskimo Creek in the Bighorn Mountains. Colton Herrera was cited as well, but has Read More

Goodfellow Fund efforts kick off

The annual Goodfellow Fund kicked off Wednesday at The Sheridan Press with a donation of $500. The Press founded the fund in 1958 to benefit the local Salvation Army. Since then, more than $300,000 has been raised to buy food, clothing, toys through the local Salvation Army. The Bank of the West is a partner Read More

WYO Theater to host ‘Live from the Met’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Wagner’s ‘Die Meistersinger Con Nurnberg’” on Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s Read More

K-Life to host community open house Tues.

SHERIDAN — K-Life will host a community open house Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. and 5:30-6 p.m. K-Life is a Christian youth organization that aims to transform lives through relationships and Christian principles. The open house is being held to give parents an opportunity to learn how their kids can get involved. Light refreshments Read More

Children’s, youth chorales to present concert at the WYO

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s Children’s and Youth Chorales will perform a Christmas concert Wednesday at the WYO Theater. The group is comprised of kids between the ages of 8 and 14. Tickets for the event are $5 for adults, seniors and active military and $3 for children ages 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased Read More

UMC Bell Choir to perform Sunday

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Bell Choir will offer three performances on Sunday. The Bell Choir will offer a worship of Christmas praise at 9:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary. At 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. they will perform at the Trail End State Historic Site as part of that organization’s holiday open house. The Read More

Getting ‘inn’ the spirit

December 4, 2014

Community holiday dinner, Festival of Trees this weekend

SHERIDAN — With Thanksgiving and the Christmas Stroll successfully completed, the 2014 holiday season is in full swing, and this weekend two annual holiday favorites in Sheridan will return. On Sunday, all Sheridan area residents are invited to the 24th annual Community Holiday Dinner for free food, entertainment and visits with Santa. The next day, Read More

Dayton Town Council move closer to filling vacant seat

DAYTON — Members of Dayton Town Council unanimously approved on second reading Wednesday an ordinance outlining the rules and regulations to fill a vacant council seat. The November general election caused a vacancy on the Council come January, which hasn’t happened in more than 20 years. The ordinance was based on the city of Sheridan’s Read More

SMH evaluates growth, expansion

SHERIDAN — Growth was a theme Wednesday at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees meeting. While part of the meeting focused on progress made in safety measures, medical record optimization and online bill payments, hospital CEO Mike McCafferty spoke about growth in more concrete terms. In accordance with the hospital’s master plan, three or Read More

26 kids identified as ‘at risk’ as part of Graduation Counts efforts

SHERIDAN — In what is becoming a gathering of the who’s who of Sheridan County, the Graduation Counts Committee met again Wednesday afternoon at the Sheridan County School District 2 headquarters to discuss the work of newly formed subcommittees and progress of the newly hired graduation coach at Sheridan High School. Graduation Coach Curt Mayer Read More

New Faces Dec. 4, 2014

Kaiser Jacob Swinyer Kaiser Jacob Swinyer was born Nov. 21, 2014, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Shelby and Kyle Swinyer. His grandparents are Jeff and Tina Fauber and Clifford and Judy Swinyer, all of Sheridan. Gavin Andrew Curtis Gavin Andrew Curtis was born Nov. 24, Read More

Hospital’s Trees of Love event set for Sunday afternoon

SHERIDAN — The annual tree lighting open house for Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Christmas Trees of Love will be Sunday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the front lobby of the hospital. During the open house, the trees will be lit at 5 p.m., musical entertainment will be provided and refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored Read More

Ferries re-elected to bank board

SHERIDAN — David J. Ferris of Sheridan was recently re-elected to serve on the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle’s board of directors. The Seattle bank is a financial cooperative that provides liquidity, funding and services to enhance the success of its members and support the availability of affordable homes and economic development in the Read More

Friday Events Dec. 4, 2014

Events for Friday, December 5, 2014 • 4-7 p.m., Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house, 400 Clarendon Ave., $2 per person, children free • 6 p.m., SheridanAires present “Sweater Weather,” Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St., cost for dinner $10 • 7 p.m., Legacy Pregnancy Center Christmas “Blessings” concert, WYO Theater, 42 N. Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 4, 2014

Ranchester to host bazaar Saturday RANCHESTER — A Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday at the Ranchester Town Hall. The craft bazaar and free chili lunch will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the multi-purpose room and outdoors. For more information or free table space, contact Kathie Stevens or Teri Laya at 655-2283. Read More

Wragge reappointed to Assoc. of Community College Trustees

SHERIDAN — Walter Wragge, a member of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees, has been reappointed as an associate committee member to the Association of Community College Trustees for 2015. Wragge will serve a second term on the Member Communications and Education Committee. According to Wragge, this committee is responsible for evaluating Read More

Mead includes adjustment for schools in supplemental budget request

December 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Gov. Matt Mead released his 2015-2016 Supplemental Budget request yesterday and included in it an appropriation of $15 million for an external cost adjustment for Wyoming’s schools. Over the past several months, the Wyoming School District Coalition for an External Cost Adjustment has been speaking with Mead and other state entities including the Read More

Police still on the lookout for vandals

SHERIDAN — It’s hard to miss when you travel through the city; it’s under brides on the pathways and on the sides of trains, bridges and historic buildings. Some may call it art, even though it is crude, but to others graffiti is a serious, and expensive crime. “It’s been sporadic,” Det. Sgt. Travis Koltiska Read More

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