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Science Saturday to search for signs of spring

April 6, 2015

SHERIDAN — This week’s Science Saturday, “Searching for Signs of Spring: A Walk in the Woods in Search of LIFE,” will feature a walk from the college to South Park to look for critters, bugs and birds. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. It is free and open to Read More

Behind the Scenes at Sheridan County Museum Saturday

SHERIDAN — Join the staff at the Sheridan County Museum for a behind-the-scenes look at the museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The Behind the Scenes Saturday program will examine upcoming exhibits and programs in 2015. For younger visitors, there will be a Tidbit Saturday program at 10 a.m. The event is free Read More

Storyteller Dave Sage at Story library

SHERIDAN — Storyteller Dave Sage, author of “The Heirs of the Medallion,” will be at the Story Branch Library from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday. The program is geared towards adults but children in junior high and above will also enjoy Sage’s storytelling. For more information, call the Story Branch Library at 683-2922. The Story Branch Library Read More

Brinton to host David Shannon for 10th Illustrator Show

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum presents its 10th Illustrator Show featuring celebrated Caldecott Honor Book recipient and children’s storybook author and illustrator David Shannon. “The Art of David Shannon!” opens in the Museum’s Reception Gallery on Thursday with an artist’s reception on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. A gallery talk and book signing are scheduled Read More

Rep. John Patton dies at 84, leaves legacy of service

UPDATE: (11:59 a.m.) SHERIDAN — Family members of Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, have confirmed that he died Sunday at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Patton was 84. His oldest son Bill Patton said this morning that he died at 3:33 p.m. Sunday at the hospital from pulmonary failure. Patton had a heart attack in Cheyenne on Feb. Read More

Weekend Easter egg hunts planned

April 3, 2015

SHERIDAN — A number of Easter egg hunts will be held in Sheridan County this weekend as area residents celebrate the spring holiday. The following is a list of activities planned for the upcoming weekend. The list was compiled by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Saturday • 10-11 a.m., Tongue River Valley Community Center Read More

Court Briefs April 4, 2015

Simmons sentenced for drug possession SHERIDAN — Fourth Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn sentenced a 26-year-old to three to six years in prison for felony possession of more than 3 grams of methamphetamines on Friday morning. David Simmons had a long criminal history, having previously appeared numerous times in circuit court with more than 40 Read More

BIG HORN MEETS FINAL FOUR: Wollenman earns academic honors, playing time in NCAA tourney

BIG HORN — When the Michigan State Spartans hop on a bus today, their final destination will be Lucas Oil Stadium. Just a few blocks from their hotel in Indianapolis and just over 250 miles from campus, Tom Izzo and the Spartans have made longer journeys this season. Sure, it is the Final Four. It Read More

F.A.B. McNenny set to speak at annual women’s conference

SHERIDAN — The third annual F.A.B. (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference presented by The Sheridan Press is less than two weeks away and will feature local and regional experts, personal and professional development, good times, good food and of course, fabulous women. After a winter storm snowed out the inaugural year and scheduling issues arose Read More

Senior Center Happenings April 4, 2015

• Countdown to Keystone Awards 2015!  The Sheridan Senior Center’s fifth annual Keystone Awards is April 23. Tickets are now on sale at the WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St. Honoree reception at 5:30 p.m. and award show at 7:30 p.m. $75 per person.  Ticket price is $35 per person if you are registered with Read More

Do I need long-term care insurance?

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — What is long-term care insurance? What does it cover? How do long-term care policies work? Do you need it? These questions will be addressed at the Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or More” community presentation on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The presentation will be hosted on the dining Read More

Center Stage: Celebrating generations — building community

First of all, I want to thank The Press for the coverage they have provided on the Senior Center’s upcoming capital campaign. We feel privileged to have such a valuable partnership and support in letting the community know what we’re doing. I thought I would take this opportunity to provide some additional details behind the Read More

Senior Center to serve Easter dinner

From the Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center kitchen team is preparing an Easter holiday dinner to serve on Sunday. The Center will be serving lunch during its usual walk-in lunch hours at 211 Smith St. from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Individuals registered with the Senior Center can use a Senior Read More

Summit Award winner: Makayla Hallam

Makayla (“Mak”) Hallam has earned recognition as this week’s Summit Award winner. Hallam has a somewhat unique background compared to her peers at Sheridan High School.  She was born in Hawaii where her parents, Dale and Candy Hallam, were stationed as members of the United States Air Force.  At age 2, her folks were transferred Read More

The end of an era: Coach Moser, players reminisce about the successful basketball season

By LeeAnna Mitchell Tongue River High School DAYTON — “I’ve been in many consolation games, but never one that felt like a state championship.” These were just a few of the encouraging words Tongue River High School Lady Eagles basketball head coach Dianne Moser spoke to her team after her final career win on March Read More

Opinions sought for city, county land use plan at open house April 9

SHERIDAN — Are you curious about where and how Sheridan might grow in the future?  Do you have an opinion about what kind of land use you’d like to see surrounding city limits?  Do you want to see pathways extended from the city limits into the county? Make your opinions heard at an open house Read More

Brinton Museum offers ceramic artist lecture, workshop

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum, in partnership with Sheridan College, will host ceramic artist Kim Dickey for an evening lecture and workshop demonstration on Thursday and Friday. Dickey is an art professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is known for her large-scale, sculptural pieces. Dickey received her master of fine arts Read More

Chamber Luncheon to focus on keeping your business safe

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The program, “Keeping Your Business Safe and Secure,” will feature Johan Bloomhart from WatchGuard Technologies. The luncheon is open to the public. The cost for the buffet lunch is Read More

Staff, steps or stuff: What will SCSD1 fund?

RANCHESTER — With an external cost adjustment in hand and preliminary budgets for the 2015-16 school year estimated, officials at Sheridan County School District 1 began early discussions Thursday afternoon on how to spend the money coming in. The district has been the site of much turmoil as of late as financial difficulties led to Read More

County P&Z OKs N. Main quarry permit

SHERIDAN — A local quarry could provide construction materials for the future north Sheridan interchange and combined state projects after the County Planning and Zoning Commission approved an application Thursday evening. Applicant John E. Rice and Sons, Inc., doing business as The Wrench Ranch, received the go-ahead from the Commission to use the 40-acre, agricultural-zoned Read More

Not guilty plea in nine counts of felony forgery

SHERIDAN — Destiny Pyke pleaded not guilty to nine counts of felony forgery Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Pyke has been accused of forging checks on an account belonging to the Tunnel Inn. The checks allegedly totaled more than $6,500. Each of the nine counts carries a penalty of up to 10 years in Read More

Plea agreement on fraud, forgery charges

SHERIDAN — Jacob Kethman, 20, entered into a plea agreement with the state Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Kethman has been charged with two counts of felony unlawful use of a credit card and two counts of felony forgery. Each of the counts carries a potential penalty of up to 10 years in prison, Read More

Fauber trial to be rescheduled

SHERIDAN — The May 4-5 jury trial dates set for the case of Joseph Fauber, 42, will likely be rescheduled if a settlement is not reached. Fauber’s trial is stacked behind another trial on those days and Judge William Edelman of 4th Judicial District Court said he would look for other days the trial could Read More

Alford enters plea on third felony charge

SHERIDAN — Richard Alford, 36, appeared before Judge William Edelman Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court for a pre-trial conference, entering a not guilty plea to a third felony the state has filed against him. The charges stem from an October 2014 incident in which Alford is accused of breaking into a home and attempting Read More

Longtime theater owner earns national award

SHERIDAN — Bill Campbell grew up in front of the silver screen. He’s a second-generation theater owner, working most of his life in Sheridan’s only movie theater. There may not be anyone who knows the theater industry better than he does. Later this month, Campbell will be honored with the highest award in his industry. Read More

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