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Hoover, Fisher honored at Achievement Day

SHERIDAN — The 2015 annual Achievement Day luncheon was held Sept. 19 for the Sheridan County Homemakers clubs. Members of the three local clubs — Banner Women’s Club, Hill and Dale and Story Woman’s Club — attended and were hosted by the Banner organization. Kentz Willis, nutrition and food safety educator for the University of… Continue Reading

Food bank sees declining donations, closes Thursdays

Food bank sees declining donations, closes Thursdays

SHERIDAN — As the holiday season nears some of Sheridan’s most needy families may have trouble getting food on the table every day of the week. Earlier this week, officials with the People Assistance Food Bank announced they will no longer be open on Thursdays to distribute food. Manager Dan Lick said the change is… Continue Reading

SEEDA discusses property sale, Hollywood possibilities

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority is working to sell one lot of land for approximately $600,000. SEEDA received an offer from Bradley Walden of C&K Equipment Sales for the space located off of Commercial Avenue just east of Interstate 90. C&K Equipment Sales is located across the street from the lot… Continue Reading

Ranchester officials express concern over moving caboose

SHERIDAN — Ranchester may have a new attraction for visitors and tourists in the form of an abandoned caboose. Town Council members Tuesday discussed the possibility of moving an old caboose, which Burlington Northern Santa Fe donated to the town years ago. If moved, the caboose would be placed behind town hall in what is… Continue Reading

‘Raise Your Voice’ concert to benefit refugees

SHERIDAN — The Syrian refugee crisis may be thousands of miles away, but that hasn’t stopped a few local residents from lending a hand to those in need. On Oct. 16, a concert called “Raise Your Voice” will raise money to aid the refugee crisis. The concert will include local talents such as The Craft… Continue Reading

Wyoming Kids First to host training

Wyoming Kids First to host training

SHERIDAN —The nonprofit organization Wyoming Kids First will host an evening training in Sheridan on Wednesday, Oct. 14, about the basics of early childhood education. The event is part of Sheridan County School District 2’s Next Level program and aims to improve kindergarten readiness. Becca Steinhoff, executive director of the Casper-based nonprofit, works with communities… Continue Reading

County commissioners approve bazaar, quarry permits

SHERIDAN — County commissioners approved a conditional use permit for a bazaar at a home located off Coffeen Avenue on Tuesday. Roger and Diane Tormanen hosted a bazaar in an old school structure on their residential property last year, but Sheridan County officials warned them they needed a permit to continue. In order to have… Continue Reading

SHS grad named captain of Coast Guard cutter

SHERIDAN — Charter B. Tschirgi, a former Sheridan High School student, was recently named captain of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alder. Alder is a 225-foot multi-mission cutter based in Duluth, Minnesota, operating on all of the Great Lakes. It carries a crew of 50 people. Tschirgi is the great-grandson of Arnold Tschirgi, a former… Continue Reading

Tractor Supply to help raise money for 4-H

SHERIDAN — After a record-breaking 4-H Paper Clover campaign in the spring, Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, will host another Paper Clover campaign in October. Through Oct. 18, Tractor Supply Company customers have the opportunity to purchase paper clovers for $1 or more during checkout. At the end of the campaign,… Continue Reading

Rosary crusade set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — A public square rosary crusade will take place at noon Saturday at the corner of Main and Burkitt streets. Organizers encourage local residents to attend and pray the rosary. The purpose of the event is to ask for God’s blessings on the nation to help solve the country’s moral and financial problems. An… Continue Reading

Company issues layoffs after PMC shuts down historic horse racing

Company issues layoffs after PMC shuts down historic horse racing

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission shut down historic horse racing late Sunday night after the state Attorney General’s Office ruled the terminals do not comply with state statute. The decision — which representatives hope will be temporary — caused immediate layoffs at off-track betting facilities and could lead to prolonged, substantial losses to the… Continue Reading

Special Olympics fall competition kicks off in Casper

SHERIDAN — The Special Olympics Wyoming event featuring approximately 640 athletes kicks off today in Casper. The athletes, including some from Eagle Ridge, Sheridan Easter Seals, Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming, local schools and other Sheridan organizations, will compete in tennis, soccer, cycling and bowling. The competition will run through Friday and allows children… Continue Reading

Chamber organizing professional development conference

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will offer a full day of professional development to Sheridan area residents Oct. 22. The Ignite Your Business conference will focus on leadership, business growth, marketing, communication, time management, team building and more. The conference will allow attendees to enjoy breakfast and lunch with two keynote speakers… Continue Reading

SCSD2 tackles legislative agenda, improvement plans

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County School District 2 board approved four resolutions they hope will make it to the desks of state legislators in 2016 at their meeting Monday night, where elementary principals also took to the mic to present their school improvement plans for the 2015-2016 school year. The resolutions will be sent to the… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host Spencer Bohren

SHERIDAN — Musician Spencer Bohren will perform at the WYO Theater on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Born into a gospel-singing family in the wind-swept prairies and Rocky Mountains of Wyoming in 1950, Bohren began singing and playing music as a young boy. At the age of 14, inspired by the folk music he heard on… Continue Reading

Dayton officials discuss utility mapping

SHERIDAN — Dayton officials are in the process of updating the method of keeping track of underground utilities. It’s part of a plan to invest in geographic information system mapping, which can store an almost infinite amount of information about town utilities. GIS mapping is a computer system used to capture, display, check and store… Continue Reading

Science Saturday calling on Einsteins to explore physics

SHERIDAN — The next edition of Science Saturday will focus on physics from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Organizers are calling all young Einsteins to participate in a morning of activities to help grow their brains at the Sheridan College Science Museum/Mohns Center. Teri Rowland and her students will teach the free class open… Continue Reading

City officials indicate no plans to pay county for jail

City officials indicate no plans to pay county for jail

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County wants the city to pay $91.23 per day for each prisoner jailed on municipal court violations. The Sheridan City Council disagrees. Councilors expressed disbelief at the county’s demands following a financial breakdown Monday evening by Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens. The county’s letter — which the city received Monday, a week… Continue Reading

AARP to meet Friday at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — Sheridan AARP members will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center. The program will highlight storytelling. Storytelling develops family connections and reduces stress and anxiety. Children develop a sense of identity and improved self-esteem from hearing family stories. How can you preserve and pass on your family’s stories? Sheridan County… Continue Reading

City names finance director

SHERIDAN — Mayor John Heath and the Sheridan City Council announced the hiring of a Colorado man as the city’s new finance and administrative services director. Jim Harmon will begin his work with the city on Nov. 2, 2015, according to a Monday afternoon press release. The position was originally dubbed clerk/treasurer and replaces former… Continue Reading

Army medic adjusts plans after injury

Army medic adjusts plans after injury

SHERIDAN— Jayson Zimmerman served two tours of duty as an Army medic in Iraq and Afghanistan. The service would cost him both legs and end his aspirations of becoming a nurse. It would entail a traumatic brain injury, leading to short-term memory loss, anxiety and trouble focusing. At first glance, Zimmerman left the Army with… Continue Reading

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