NewsOctober 17, 2014
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a dance Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St. From 1-5 p.m. there will be music by “Just Us Two,” a band from Billings, Montana. For more information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.
SHERIDAN — All residents are invited to join the Sheridan College Museum of Discovery for the viewing of a partial solar eclipse Thursday. There will be a solar telescope and solar viewing glasses at the event, which will take place between the Mohn’s Science Center and Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The eclipse will last Read MoreOctober 16, 2014
SHERIDAN — With the announcement of the second confirmed case of a health care worker in Texas being infected with the Ebola virus, hospitals across the country are gearing up. “Sheridan Memorial Hospital is preparing for ebola while hoping to never see a case of it,” SMH CEO Mike McCafferty said in a media release. Read More
SHERIDAN — Sheridan resident Val Burgess said she launched a write-in bid as an Independent against Republican House District 30 candidate Mark Jennings because she can work on both sides of the aisle and because she is a “go-to gal, a neighbor and a friend.” “I want to work with both sides,” Burgess said at Wednesday’s Read More
SHERIDAN — In the wake of a scandal alleging misconduct in the office of the superintendent of public instruction, two new candidates are hoping to bring respect back to the office. Republican Jillian Balow and Democrat Mike Ceballos were among candidates who attended a two-night forum hosted by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Each Read More
SHERIDAN — A collective “wow” was gasped by 373 elementary students as Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, responded “$176,000” to the question from a student of “How much do you make?” “A lot of people in this room now want to become a U.S. senator,” he said with a laugh. Barrasso visited Highland Park Elementary School Read More
SHERIDAN — Current state representative for House District 29 Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, highlighted in his introduction at Wednesday’s candidate forum both the health of the state and the need for change. The forum was hosted by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Patton said he would like to serve a fourth term in the Legislature Read More
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District Board held its October meeting yesterday, and it turned into a lengthy one as strong discussions developed over several varying topics. Safety was a major concern for board members as Richard Wright mentioned the lack of ambulances available at Little Guy Football games. Wright, the executive director of the Read More
SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has been selected as a finalist in the Tree Campus USA – Celebrate Arbor Day Event Contest. In May, volunteers from Sheridan College, the community and the Wyoming State Forestry Division planted 32 trees on the college campus to celebrate Arbor Day in part of the campus’ first Arbor Day celebration. Read More
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Bar Association along with Sheridan College will hold a free legal advice clinic on Oct. 23. From 6-9 p.m. at Founders Hall, lawyers will be present to answer legal questions for free. To schedule an appointment, call the Wyoming Center for Legal Aid at 307-777-8383.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan local AARP Chapter 676 will kick off its monthly meetings at the Sheridan Senior Center Friday at 5:30 p.m. Those interested in attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share and your own place settings. The event is open to the public. Dan Lick of the People Assistance Food Read More
SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on fear for the next Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Read More
Events for Friday, October 17, 2014 • 1:30 p.m. Big Horn Woman’s Club meeting, 314 S. Second St., Big Horn • 5:30 p.m. Sheridan local Chapter AARP, Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St.
Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday BIG HORN — The October meeting of the Big Horn Woman’s Club will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the clubhouse, located at 314 S. Second St. “Death at our Doorstep: The Fort Phil Kearny Saga” will be presented by Don Fisk. The meeting is free and open Read More
SHERIDAN — County Road 1213, also known as Maverick Road, will be closed to through-traffic beginning Tuesday for bridge replacement work. The road will be closed at the Little Goose Creek crossing until further notice. For more information about the road closure, call Wyoming Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Jerry Buckley at 674-2326.October 15, 2014
Dayton mayor and council SHERIDAN — Questions at Tuesday’s candidate forum directed toward candidates for Dayton Town Council and Dayton mayor centered on the area’s need for natural gas and economic development, indicating key concerns for town residents. Who was there: Town Council candidates Jeremy Smith and Eric Lofgren. Mayor candidates Norm Anderson and Bob Read More
SHERIDAN — Candidates for local school districts and the Northern Wyoming Community College District tackled issues from budgets to the implementation of Common Core standards Tuesday night at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce candidate forums. Here’s a rundown of the questions asked of each group of candidates. Sheridan County School District 1 Who was Read More
SHERIDAN — There are more people in the City of Sheridan Municipal Cemetery than there are in the city itself. With 20,000 backstories ranging from World War I veterans to town founders, there is not only local but also regional, national and even world history to experience just by taking a walk through the plots. Read More
By Kelli Heitstuman-Tomko The Sheridan Press Man charged with murder awaiting competency hearing SHERIDAN — A man arrested for second degree murder will appear in Sheridan County Circuit Court Oct. 20 for a competency hearing. Paul Brookhouse was arrested for the June 12 murder of James Lee Drake. The competency hearing will be the first Read More
SHERIDAN — Questions asked of candidates for Sheridan City Council on Tuesday reflected issues that have been discussed at length by constituents in recent months. Each of the candidates was asked to address their opinions on fluoride and whether there is a need for a chief of staff position at city hall. Incumbent Bob Webster Read More
SHERIDAN — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has named Jack Chase of Leiter the recipient of the agency’s Edward H. Stoll Award for 50 years of outstanding service in the Cooperative Weather Observer Program. The award is named for Edward Stoll, who served as a cooperative observer for 76 years and was the first Read More
DAYTON — The Dayton Benefit Club will host a chili cook-off and dance Saturday from 4-9 p.m. This event is open to the public and will be at the Dayton Community Hall, 410 Bridge St. Guests may enter red or green chili at $10 per crock pot. There will be chili, cinnamon rolls, carrots, celery Read More
SHERIDAN — Need to jam? The Sheridan Senior Center will host a bluegrass music night Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and will be held at the center, located at 211 Smith St. For more information, call Bill Bradshaw at 751-1852.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan YMCA will offer a free “Healthy Back Class” designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs. The program is a three-week class, and the class is limited to 15 participants. Those who attend will gradually learn a sequence of 15 simple but effective exercises that can be done daily. Read More
Events for Thursday, October 16, 2014 • 5-7 p.m. Spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the Legacy Pregnancy Center, The Knights Hall, 301 E. Brundage St., $8 for adults, $5 for kids, $20 for families • 5-7 p.m. Sagebrush Community Art Center ceramics reception, 201 E. Fifth St. • 5:30 p.m. Craig Johnson book signing, Sheridan Stationery, Read More