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Wernecke named Airman of the Year for 2015

SHERIDAN — Air Force Senior Airman Elizabeth Wernecke has been named Airman of the Year for 2015, for the 90th Mission Support Group at F. E. Warren Air Force Base. Selection was based on the individual’s exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities, teamwork, significant self-improvement, personal achievements, notable accomplishments, and community service and support.… Continue Reading

The Brinton Museum to showcase work of Victor Juhasz

SHERIDAN — Opening day for The Brinton Museum’s annual Illustrator Show will be Tuesday. This year’s show will showcase the work of Victor Juhasz, a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York City. Juhasz began illustrating in 1974 for The New York Times while still a student. Since then, his caricatures and illustrations… Continue Reading

Mayor presents annual State of the City address at Monday meeting

Mayor presents annual State of the City address at Monday meeting

SHERIDAN — “The state of the city is in good shape,” Sheridan Mayor John Heath said during the annual State of the City address Monday evening at the Sheridan City Council meeting. In his 10-minute address, Heath primarily spoke positively about the efforts of Council members, employees and the improvements made over the past several… Continue Reading

City Council to consider $4.7 million water meter upgrade

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council members listened to reports regarding plans to implement new technology for the city’s water meters during a Monday worksession. Members of the city’s utility department gave a detailed presentation on the project, which would update every water meter in the city of Sheridan. If it goes through, the project will… Continue Reading

County GOP Convention set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — Delegates and alternates from the Feb. 20 precinct caucuses in Sheridan County will gather to select delegates to the Wyoming State Republican Convention on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. At the state convention, delegates to the national convention in July will be chosen. Participation in the Sheridan County Convention is for those delegates… Continue Reading

Downtown shoppers could win a Pot O’ Gold this month

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Promotions Committee recently announced another shop local campaign to run through March 17. Shop at any participating downtown Sheridan shop or restaurant now through St. Patrick’s Day and fill out a golden ticket for a chance to win the Pot O’ Gold. The prize is a pot of goodies donated… Continue Reading

Library to host Instrument Petting Zoo

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an Instrument Petting Zoo in the Inner Circle on Saturday at 10 a.m. Instrument petting zoos have been offered for several years by orchestras and other entities around the country to introduce children and adults to instruments that may be otherwise inaccessible to people. Some instruments… Continue Reading

Wyoming Film Office seeking submissions for short film contest

SHERIDAN — For the ninth straight year, the Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. Filmmakers should submit their videos online at by April 15. A $25,000 grand prize will be awarded to the winning entry that answers the question, “WY am I here?” “This year, the Wyoming Short… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Sunday

BIG HORN — The March meeting for Big Horn Woman’s Club will take place Sunday at 12:30 pm. This is the annual Guest Sunday and Potluck Lunch. Entertainment will be provided by Sam Hoffman. Members are to bring a guest and a potluck dish to share. For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804. The… Continue Reading

Whitney Benefits gift supports SC computer programs

Whitney Benefits gift supports SC computer programs

SHERIDAN — Monday morning officials from Whitney Benefits presented Dr. Paul Young, president of Sheridan College, with a check for $890,686 to support and strengthen computer programs offered through Sheridan College. “Our partners at Whitney Benefits are once again helping us meet the needs of a changing economy,” Young said in a press release. “I… Continue Reading

Sheridan mayor: City not in ‘dire straits’

SHERIDAN — Sheridan stands to receive about half of what it usually receives in state supplemental funding for the 2016–2018 biennium, but Sheridan Mayor John Heath said it’s not all doom and gloom. “I want to emphasize that we’re not in dire straits,” Heath said. “We’re in good shape, but we have to be cautious.”… Continue Reading

UW announces fall 2015 graduates

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees to several students from Sheridan County at the completion of the 2015 fall semester. For more information, see The following students earned degrees: Banner — Kenneth Jackman, Bachelor of Science in nursing Big Horn — Alexis N. Kidneigh, Bachelor of Arts Dayton — Betsy R. Mock,… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host antique roadshow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host an antique roadshow Friday at 1:30 p.m. Ken and Sue Heuerman, Alex Banks and Wayne Sullenger will combine their knowledge to give their estimates as to the value of your precious items. Those planning to attend are asked to bring just one item per person. Numbers will… Continue Reading

Wind, jazz ensembles to offer free concert Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Department of Music will present the Sheridan Wind Ensemble and the Sheridan Jazz Ensemble in a free concert on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Sheridan High School auditorium. The spring concert will be under the direction of Dr. Eric Richards, Sheridan College’s new director of Bands and Jazz Studies.… Continue Reading

HISTORY  LESSONS: SJHS reenacts women’s rights events

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School eighth-graders spent part of the week reenacting the events that sparked an important string of events in U.S. history. Held July 19–20, 1848, in Rochester, New York, Quaker activists met to discuss the important issues and questions of the day. Chief among them was women’s rights. Nora Craft, an… Continue Reading

SHS students participate in mock election

SHERIDAN — During this election year, Sheridan High School government students continued the tradition of participating in a mock election for choosing the next president of the United States with the populous of future voters. The mock election was held with the Wyoming Republican caucus on March 1 in mind as students cast their votes,… Continue Reading

Cloud Peak Raceway to hold national Sprintcar event in June

SHERIDAN — Sheridan dirt-track racing will soon take its place on the national stage. Cloud Peak Raceway, formerly known as Sheridan Speedway, will host one of the biggest events in sprint-car racing, as the 2016 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour will make a stop in Sheridan for the first time. The event, which will be… Continue Reading

Agendas — March 5, 2016

Dayton Planning Committee 7 p.m. Tuesday Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Approval of minutes • Announcements/correspondence • Old business update A. Continue to review the draft copy of the Community Development Plan B. Discuss the community survey C. Planning Committee comments/requests for future agenda… Continue Reading

Center Stage: WWII and the troop trains

During World War II a common practice was to move large numbers of men by rail.  The steam engines that pulled the troop trains took on coal and water in my hometown.  For some unknown reason, the whole town knew when a troop train would be arriving. The high school band would be there playing… Continue Reading

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