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Self-defense presentation for women set for Tuesday

August 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a presentation Tuesday on self-defense for older women beginning at 5:30 p.m. The presentation is offered free to community members of all ages through the Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or more” Life Planning Lecture series. There is no advance sign-up required. Presenter Francine Russell of Empower Read More

County museum offering ‘Tidbit Tuesday’ Aug. 5

SHERIDAN — The next offering of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held on Tuesday. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and open to all, but space Read More

Hospital to host blood drive Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will have a blood drive Thursday. There is a critical need for O negative and O positive blood types. The drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in conference room B at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, 1401 W. Fifth St. Appointments are strongly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Read More

Barre Body focus of ‘Flavor of the Week’

SHERIDAN — In celebration of its fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be Read More

SCSD2 kindergarten screenings now open

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 is holding a second opportunity for kindergarten screening. All kindergarten parents are urged to have their child attend this screening if they did not do so in April. Appointments can be made by calling 674-7405, extension 5105 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. no later Read More

Doug Andrews to perform at next farmers market

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. This week’s activities include a watermelon eating contest, homemade pie contest, rooster crowing contest, a market basket raffle Read More

Adriaens’ transition to chief of staff raises questions regarding police pension

July 31, 2014

SHERIDAN — Mayor John Heath said Wednesday that interim Chief of Staff Rich Adriaens is spending a majority of his time working at the police department to help with the transition there while also attending meetings with city department heads about an hour each morning as he moves into his new role. Adriaens was appointed interim Read More

School, college board filing opens Aug. 6

SHERIDAN — Primary elections are underway and everywhere you look colorful signs and ads prominently displaying last names are popping up. Next week, a new batch of hopefuls will join the race. The filing period to run in the general elections for all school and college boards opens Aug. 6 and Sheridan County will likely Read More

SMH hires 2 physicians, notes hospital still without debt

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital Chief of Staff Dr. Sara Smith announced at Wednesday’s board meeting that the hospital has hired two new physicians. Dr. Elizabeth Brown is an OB/GYN who came to Sheridan from Thermopolis. She completed her medical training through the WWAMI Regional Medical Education program, which enables students from Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana Read More

Rec. District: Advocates for BH community center need to speak up

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District Board is hoping for more community support for the proposed Big Horn Community Center. Once again, the Big Horn Community Center took up a majority of the discussion at last night’s board meeting. Before the board even began discussing their next steps with the project, Read More

Dayton OKs plans for new farmers market

DAYTON — If all goes as planned, Dayton residents Brad and Wanda Johnston will establish a new farmers market on Main Street just north of the Mountain Inn Bar. The Johnstons received a vote of approval from the Dayton Planning Committee on Wednesday to divide their property into two parcels to accommodate the market. The Read More

Jaycees seek to raise funds to prevent malaria

SHERIDAN— Help the Sheridan Jaycees raise funds to prevent malaria in Africa. On Thursday, Aug. 7, there will be a family fun event at Kendrick Park starting at 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment from the Boot Hill band, dance lessons, silent auction, food vendors and adult beverages. This is a fundraiser for Nothing Read More

ParkFit to feature functional circuits

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be fun and functional circuits by Pure Energy at Sheltered Acres. A full Read More

Knights of Columbus blood drive set for Wed.

SHERIDAN—The Knights of Columbus will hold a blood drive Wednesday. From 2-6 p.m. at 301 E. Brundage St., they will be taking blood donations. Donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. For more information call Ken Weber at 672-5058.

Cornerstone, time capsule prepared for new school

July 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — Kicking back with the Thursday edition of the paper in hand, the front page story “The Corner Stone Laid” tells of a “clear, bright and balmy day” in which a time capsule is sealed behind “a beautiful piece of Wyoming marble taken from the Stocks quarry near Big Horn.” The ceremony, in honor Read More

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday at art center

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will host its July “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. “Jentel Presents” is a free community outreach event open to everyone and features visual presentations and readings by artists in residency. The event will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center and refreshments will be served. This Read More

Two vie for seat in first contested race in 12 years

SHERIDAN — In a nod to small town government, the two candidates running for county treasurer in the upcoming primary election are fellow Rotarians and hunting and fishing buddies. But incumbent Treasurer Pete Carroll and candidate Scott Hininger said running against each other for political office won’t affect their friendship. Each candidate offers different skills, leadership Read More

Johnson to read from work Saturday at library

SHERIDAN — Local author Abbie Johnson will read from her work Saturday. Johnson will be at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 2 p.m., and will read from her novel, “We Shall Overcome,” as well as poems from two of her collections. Copies of her books will also be available for purchase. This event Read More

Chamber to host candidate forum Aug. 5-6

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee will host a candidate forum Aug. 5 and 6. This is a chance for the public to ask questions of all the local and statewide candidates for public office. On Tuesday, candidates for U.S. Congress and state positions will be at Sheridan College’s Whitney Read More

Sheridan County Fair to feature 2 nights of live music

SHERIDAN — The opening day of the Sheridan County Fair kicks off Thursday with a concert on the Exhibit Hall lawn. At 8:30 p.m., the Wild Night Outlaws will be playing at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds located at 1753 Victoria St. This event is free and open to the public. Friday, there will also be Read More

Concert in the Park to feature Concert Band

SHERIDAN — The next Concert in the Park will be held Tuesday and will feature the Sheridan Concert Band. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Bandshell, the concert will be directed by Don Cherni and Ariel Downing. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring Read More

Crews continue monitoring two fires on Bighorns

July 29, 2014

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Crews continued to build line around at least one fire in the Bighorn Mountains Monday. Bighorn National Forest Officials said the lightning-caused Roane Creek Fire, approximately 30 acres in size and located 2.5 miles south of Highway 14A in the Pete’s Hole area, was 60 percent contained on Monday. Officials expected full containment Read More

After compromise, commission OKs proposed development

SHERIDAN — A proposed development near the Traditions neighborhood on Mydland Road that met with strong opposition a year ago passed through the Sheridan Planning Commission on Monday with no resistance after the developer worked with nearby neighbors to resolve issues of concern. The Cloud Peak Ranch 16th filing subdivision is proposed to consist of 24 Read More

Sheridan County Fair kicks off Thursday

SHERIDAN — From visitors to participants, from livestock to families, there is something for everyone at the Sheridan County Fair, which officially opens Thursday morning at the fairgrounds. Anyone residing in Sheridan County along with three counties from Montana can be a participant in the annual event, whether showing a photograph or a prize swine. Read More

Cattlewomen, Chamber committee to host buyers dinner

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and the Sheridan County Cattlewomen will once again host the 10th annual Buyers Reception. The reception precedes the 4-H/FFA livestock sale on Aug. 4 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The dinner is at 4 p.m. with the livestock sale beginning at 6 Read More

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