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Polka Club to meet Sunday for monthly dance

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will hold a dance Sunday at the Elks Lodge from 1-5 p.m. Music will be played by a new band from Gillette, Schjei Country. All members of the public are invited to this event. For more information, call Jean Arzy at 672-3623. The Elks Lodge is located… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo Wranglers to meet Sunday at AgriPark

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Wranglers will have their monthly meeting and practice from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the Sheridan College AgriPark Arena. A veterinarian will discuss worming and vaccination for fall as well as how to care for horses in the winter. Travis Anesi will be on hand to discuss proper hoof care,… Continue Reading

Next Brown Bag, After Hours lectures to focus on fear

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on depression, anxiety and growth for the October editions of the Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on fear as well as understanding and dealing with what scares you. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.… Continue Reading

Sheridan College well on its way to meeting 2020 goal

SHERIDAN — In 2011, Sheridan College set “Goal 1,000” to award 1,000 academic degrees annually by the year 2020, and a strategic plan grew in place to support the goal. After awarding 759 degrees in the spring, Sheridan College President Paul Young said the school is well on its way to achieving that vision. “I’m… Continue Reading

‘Grand scheme’ defrauds local business of $45,000

SHERIDAN — Authorities allege a local man defrauded a Sheridan business out of more than $45,000 through a “grand scheme” he conducted over a few months in 2014 and 2015. Wayne Bumbaca, 45, of Sheridan, had his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Judge Shelley Cundiff told the defendant he faced charges… Continue Reading

Locals responsible for designated public roads

SHERIDAN — While state highways and county roads have a steady source of income used for maintenance, some roads in rural parts of the county aren’t as fortunate. One type of road is simply dedicated for public use. In some rural areas, that means the nearby property owners are responsible for maintenance of that road.… Continue Reading

Congressional delegation to host office hours

SHERIDAN — Representatives from Wyoming’s congressional delegation will conduct office hours from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday. The office hours will take place in the Whitney Room at the Sheridan County YMCA. DeAnna Kay, Denise Ebzery and Matt Jones, field representatives for Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis will… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host appreciation weekend

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a customer appreciation weekend Saturday and Sunday. The local greenhouse will close for the season Sunday and switch to winter hours. Beginning Oct. 23, the business will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Landon’s will offer a discount wheel to shoppers this… Continue Reading

Fulmer Public Library to host author, filmmaker, historian

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, in cooperation with the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center, Sheridan College Library and Campus Pride at Sheridan College, will host author, filmmaker and historian Gregory Hinton Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Inner Circle of the Fulmer Library. Hinton, who… Continue Reading

Bazaar to take place at Shrine Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Ladies Shrine Bazaar and Raffle will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kalif Shrine Center. Crafts and other specialty items will be for sale and a taco lunch will be offered. The raffle will include items like a pellet smoker, a handcrafted quilt, a handcrafted wall hanging,… Continue Reading

Concert to raise funds for refugee crisis

SHERIDAN — A group of local residents have organized a benefit concert to help raise funds to aid the refugee crisis in Europe. The “Raise Your Voice” benefit concert will feature live music from The Craft Brothers and Sarah Sample on Friday at 7 p.m. Doors will open at the Carriage House Theater at 6:30… Continue Reading

Trinity Lutheran to host rummage, bake sale

SHERIDAN — Trinity Lutheran Church will host a rummage and bake sale Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A $2 sack sale will begin at noon. The sale will include household items, adult and children’s clothing, toys, books, craft items, jewelry and seasonal decorations. The bake sale will include doughnut holes and coffee. All… Continue Reading

Pink Link funds to stay local

SHERIDAN — Each year, about 14 million people worldwide learn they have cancer, and 8 million more die from the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cancer affects nearly everyone in one way or another. This is the driving force behind the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation’s The Link — Partners in… Continue Reading

Chamber urges community to attend Ignite conference

SHERIDAN — Just a little more than one week away from the Ignite Your Business conference, Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce officials are urging people to not miss out on a great opportunity to better their businesses. The conference, which will take place for the first time, is put on by the Chamber and aims… Continue Reading

Ideas flowing in CVC’s study circles

SHERIDAN — The Center for a Vital Community, a Sheridan College outreach center, is halfway through its dementia study circle program and the ideas are flowing. On Monday night, eight people gathered at the CVC office on Main Street to discuss ways to make Sheridan and the surrounding areas more accessible to people with dementia.… Continue Reading

Local schools celebrate Homecoming Week

SHERIDAN — Local  schools have a full slate of activities planned for Homecoming Week, which runs through Saturday. See the schedule below: Big Horn High School Tuesday • lip sync contest during the school day Wednesday • Fundraising contest — teachers who receive the most money for the fundraiser get drenched with ice water Thursday… Continue Reading

SHS sophomore earns Eagle Scout rank

SHERIDAN — The Central Wyoming Council, Boy Scouts of America recently awarded Kody Palmer of Troop 210 in Sheridan the rank of Eagle Scout. Palmer received the award at a Court of Honor held Sept. 1. Eagle Scout is the highest award earned by young men in the Boy Scouts. Palmer’s Eagle Scout project was… Continue Reading

Browne recently honored as ‘Unit Member of the Year’

SHERIDAN — Carla J. Browne of Sheridan was recently named the “Unit Member of the Year” for Wyoming at the American Legion Auxiliary Convention held in June in Rock Springs. Browne was honored at the American Legion National Convention in August in Baltimore, Maryland. Browne has been president of Unit 7 in Sheridan for the… Continue Reading

Sutphin to present Friday at Big Horn Woman’s Club

BIG HORN — The October meeting for the Big Horn Woman’s Club is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday. Member Linda Sutphin will give a presentation about her trip to Cape St. Mary’s in Newfoundland, Canada. The meeting is free and open to all women. The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second… Continue Reading

Next ‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Saturday

BIG HORN — Dr. Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon Society, in cooperation with Science Kids and The Brinton Museum, will lead another session of the monthly bird walk at The Brinton on Saturday. “Birding at the Brinton” is a free event open to all ages and abilities. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars if they… Continue Reading

WYO Theater gala set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater’s annual gala event will feature a production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” on Saturday at 6 p.m. The production will be directed by Marva Craft with music direction by Kathy McNickle. The show is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. It follows a middle-aged theater fan. As he… Continue Reading

Pilot transported to SMH after Friday crash

SHERIDAN — An airplane crash resulted in a local man being hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the accident Friday at 12:33 p.m. along with the Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Rocky Mountain Ambulance and the airport fire rescue staff, SCSO Deputy Kody Lamb said. “A single-engine airplane on takeoff… Continue Reading

Ongaro aims to expand patient base at health center

Ongaro aims to expand patient base at health center

SHERIDAN — With her new position as executive director and clinic director of Sheridan Health Center, Wendy Ongaro is looking to expand whom the health center takes care of. This includes adding another 200 to 300 patients to the practice. “We have tried a lot of traditional methods of advertising for patients, and we just… Continue Reading

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