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SMH, VA recognized for military support

June 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — A trio of area employers were honored Monday for supporting their employees that serve as reserve component members of the U.S. armed services. Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty, Big Horn Health Network Director Lynn Custis and nursing manager of the Mountain View Living Center Lance Vaughn were honored with Patriot Awards by Read More

City Council approves Sheridan Links on first reading

June 3, 2013

Members of Sheridan City Council unanimously approved the annexation of 57.48 acres into city limits at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The land is located at the intersection of West Fifth Street and Mydland Road, west of the fairgrounds. The land is comprised of the old country club building and golf course. It is proposed Read More

Local churches give day of community service

SHERIDAN — Approximately 450 people from four local churches skipped church Sunday — but it was for a good cause. They wanted to get outside the church walls and put their faith into action around the Sheridan community. Part of a national movement known as Faith in Action Sunday, the morning was an opportunity for Read More

‘Lunch Line’ showing June 13 at DSA community room

SHERIDAN — “Lunch Line” is the next film in the Downtown Sheridan Association, Sheridan Farmers Market and Sheridan College agriculture department’s “Food for Thought” series. “Lunch Line” takes a new look at the school lunch program by exploring its past, current challenges and opportunities for the future. It illustrates that, while the National School Lunch Read More

ParkFit Wednesdays until Sept. 25

SHERIDAN — If you want help getting fit this summer, come to ParkFit every Wednesday from June 5 through Sept. 25. A different workout will be offered from 12:10-12:50 p.m. every Wednesday at one of Sheridan’s city parks. There is no cost and no need to pre-register — just show up. On Fridays you can Read More

Ohio Northern choir concert June 9

SHERIDAN — The Ohio Northern University National Choir Tour is coming to Sheridan June 9. The concert will be performed by the ONU University Singers, a select 48-voice concert choir directed by Dr. Ben Ayling, director of choral activities at ONU. The concert will be in three segments. The first will be a sacred segment Read More

Sheep dog trial this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Clear Creek sheep dog trial will be Friday through Sunday. The Spurs and Lace 4-H Club will serve breakfast and lunch from their concession stand on Saturday and Sunday. The events will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Read More

Sheridanaires preparing for annual Spring Follies

May 31, 2013

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Voices swell and rise from behind closed doors as the Senior Center’s Sheridanaires singing group rehearses for the upcoming annual June Spring Follies performance. This year’s theme “As Time Goes By” is the brainchild of Senior Center Activities director, Jane Perkins. “It’s too quirky how I came Read More

The threshing machine days

There was a shortage of manpower towards the end of World War II. Most young men were in the military. For this reason, a couple of my friends Bill “Ruff” Locke, Eugene “Ole” Oleson and I were recruited to work on the threshing machine crew. We did our best in between play sessions. The first Read More

Probiotics are the wonder bugs for your body

By Georgia Boley Registered Dietician SHERIDAN — Probiotic is the new buzzword in the health field. Actually, this term is new to some, but ancient to many. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that have taken up house in and on humans since the beginning of time. Many ancient cultures recognized that fermented foods and foods made Read More

Summer String Program June 10-14

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 summer string program will be June 10-14 from 8-10:30 a.m. each day at Sheridan High School. This is open to SCSD 2 elementary through high school students. Students must have their own instruments to participate. Students will work on music literature at their ability level to enhance Read More

Neatness, promptness key for teens finding, keeping job

SHERIDAN — It’s summer time and the livin’ is easy. However, for teens, summer time can mean having to enter the workforce. With schools closing their doors for three months, youths are brushing up their interview skills, polishing up their resumes and searching for a job that can give them some extra spending cash. “Its Read More

Story Yard Sale Day set for Sunday

SHERIDAN — Story is a quiet little hamlet most days of the year, but not so on Story Yard Sale Day. Yard salers — ranging from casual browsers to ardent bargainers — flock to the community located about 15 miles south of Sheridan for a day packed with treasure seeking and some serious mingling. “It Read More

Sheridan’s population jumps 1.2 percent

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s population grew by 1.2 percent between July 2011 and July 2012, placing it squarely in the middle of the pack of population changes across Wyoming. New figures from U.S. Census Bureau rank Sheridan 12th out of Wyoming’s 22 largest cities and towns in growth during that period. On the far end of Read More

Dayton group looking to continue tradition of community service

SHERIDAN — A longtime charitable organization in the Tongue River area is looking to expand its membership and continue its long tradition of community service. The Dayton School Benefit Club began in the 1930s as a “ladies club.” Though it has had different names over the years, the club’s mission has always been to “aid Read More

Despite online raucous, just two protest circus

SHERIDAN — As a steady rain fell over the county fairgrounds Thursday evening, a pair of concerned Sheridan residents stood ankle deep in mud distributing fliers to hurried crowds as they rushed for cover from the elements. While most had descended on the area to attend the final local performance of the Carson and Barnes Read More

Evening coffee house opening delayed

SHERIDAN — In addition to altering an unknowable number of Memorial Day plans by sending people scurrying indoors, Monday’s hail storm damaged the roof of the Living Room Coffee House and forced managers to delay its opening until June 14. The late-night coffee shop and entertainment venue at 151 1/2 Brundage St. had initially been Read More

Press hires summer intern

SHERIDAN — Lucy LaRosa started work Tuesday as The Sheridan Press summer intern. LaRosa is the daughter of Christopher and Laura LaRosa. LaRosa graduated from Sheridan High School over the Memorial Day weekend and will work part-time with the Press through early August, when she’ll head to Florida to continue her education. During her high Read More

Sen. Enzi seeking interns for fall session

SHERIDAN — Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., office this fall. The fall internship runs from Aug. 26 to Dec. 20. Priority is given to students and graduates from Wyoming, or those studying in Wyoming, who have achieved at least a sophomore Read More

Museum hosting book signing, free weekend

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Museum is having a museum appreciation weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to the Sheridan County Museum will be free those days. On Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, local author and historian Cynde Georgen will be at the museum signing copies of her new Read More

Facebook Angels pay it forward

SHERIDAN — She came to Sheridan with $11 in her pocket and two lawn chairs packed in the back of her beat up Land Rover with four bald tires. She came with four boys, ages 1 to 9, and a baby girl on the way. The lawn chairs were a gift, and she kept them Read More

Perkins scholarship fundraiser June 9

SHERIDAN — The sixth annual Matt Perkins Memorial Scholarship fundraiser will be June 9. This family-friendly event will feature music by the award winning band Gary Small & the Coyote Bros. Raffle tickets for a chance to win a $500 Warehouse Market gift certificate will be sold for $10 each. There will be other raffle Read More

Chamber expands trolley services for summer

May 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announced this week that the Sheridan Trolley’s summer season is officially underway. In a media release issued Wednesday, Chamber officials said use of the trolley will be expanded this year as the result of ongoing evaluations of community transportation needs. In addition to customized year-round charter trips Read More

Arraignment for Sheridan man’s sexual abuse charges delayed

SHERIDAN — The formal arraignment of a Sheridan man accused of molesting a 10-year-old special needs girl was postponed Wednesday after his attorney asked the presiding judge for a competency evaluation by the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston. Attorney Ryan Healy told 4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn he had doubts about the mental Read More

SMH facing $6 million in lost revenue

SHERIDAN — As fiscal year 2013 comes to a close and the budgeting process for 2014 enters final preparations, Sheridan Memorial Hospital board members discussed finances at length during their meeting Wednesday. The hospital is facing nearly $6 million of lost revenue due to bad debt and charity care, Chief Financial Officer Ed Johlman said. Read More

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