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National Columnist Column: Lighting fuses in Oklahoma

December 20, 2014

GEORGE F. WILL is a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper columnist, author and television commentator for The Washington Post Writers Group. He has authored books on baseball, politics, and American culture. Scott Pruitt enjoyed owning a AAA baseball team here, but he is having as much fun as Oklahoma’s attorney general, and one of the Obama administration’s Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Trail End activity sparks holiday spirit

Trail End activity sparks holiday spirit Re: Largest turnout ever I would like to thank the Trail End Museum (Kendrick Mansion) for the wonderful Christmas Open House they put on every year for the community.  It is such a treat to go to the mansion and see the beautiful decorations, listen to all the great Read More

Editor's Column Column: Joys of travel, holidays

A couple of days ago, I began a trip down to Florida to hang out with my husband and his family who live just outside of Gainesville. I haven’t spent much time in Florida, but I’ve spent many, many hours in airports. In college, I was in an airport almost every weekend between February and Read More

National Columnist Column: How to fight the lone wolf, the new nightmare

Charles Krauthammer is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician. He is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard, a weekly panelist on the PBS news program Inside Washington, and a nightly panelist on Fox News The lone wolf is the new national nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking Read More

Local Columnists Community Perspectives Column: We are all in this together, community support

Ryan Koltiska is the director of marketing and communications at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. I’m impressed, Sheridan. Truly. We can sit around all day long and talk about all the problems in Sheridan and all the things we wish would be, but then we would just be sitting, while all around us passionate, Read More

Local Columnists Health Watch Column: Coconut: A hard nutrition message to crack

Georgia Boley, MS, RD, LD, CSO  is the owner of Tailored Nutrition LLC. The nutrition message for coconut is a mixed bag and still somewhat unclear. It really depends on your individual nutrition goals and health issues. Hopefully this article will help you decide whether or not coconut is a good choice for you. What’s Read More

National Columnist Column: Marco Rubio’s fury over Cuba shift

December 19, 2014

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, the Republican Party’s point man on Cuba, seemed to be struggling to contain his fury as he responded to President Obama’s move Wednesday to normalize relations Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Gollings art ‘historical,’ should stay with schools

Gollings art ‘historical,’ should stay with schools Re: Sheridan Press, Dec. 15 I was very disappointed when reading how Sheridan School District No. 2 school board is contemplating the sale of (William) Gollings paintings which I believe were given to the Sheridan public schools many years ago. I truly don’t know what our current school Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Citizen falls on ice; citizens come to rescue

Citizen falls on ice; citizens come to rescue I feel blessed to live in the community I do, where people are considerate and kind and see to their fellow man or woman in this case. Wednesday, I fell — hard! — on the ice, landing on my back, by the Sheridan post office. One woman Read More

Publisher's Notebook Column: Tebow coming to city; dog story, corrections

Tim Tebow in Sheridan? ‘Tis so, for Tebow. The Press learned Thursday afternoon the former Heisman Trophy recipient, Denver Broncos quarterback and author will be appearing for K-Life April 15, 2015, in the Sheridan High School gym. It’s part of a youth rally, but all ages are welcome. There will be a VIP Meet/Greet fundraiser Read More

National Columnist Column:Talk about a wildfire

December 17, 2014

KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist of The Washington Post, a regular guest on television shows like The Chris Mathews Show and The O’Reilly Factor, and is a member of the Buckley School’s faculty. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. First there’s the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Who’s paying for the fluoride push?

Re: Water changes coming The mayor’s decision to put fluoride in the water supply on Jan. 1 has not been democratically approved by the community of Sheridan and Sheridan County. Why haven’t city leaders considered the right to vote on this issue? The citizens of Sheridan County voted fluoride out of the water in 1953. Read More

Publisher's Notebook Column: SC Foundation eyes the future

The Sheridan College Foundation’s fundraising letter came in the mail recently. (There’s a lot of fundraising letters this year.) Sheridan College, whose roots date to 1948, has been on a successful trail of expansion and increased community engagement in recent years, noted here in this column and throughout the 307 editions annually of The Sheridan Read More

Local ColumnistsLocal Sports Running with the Generals

I’ve been a basketball junkie all my life. I shot around on a Little Tykes hoop in my basement until it wasn’t fun to beat my dad anymore — OK, it’s always fun to beat your dad in things. I traveled around Indiana with my friends playing on various teams; I played high school basketball. Read More

National Columnist Column: Fear inspired tortured reasoning

December 16, 2014

THOMAS SOWELL is an American economist, social theorist and Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate and has authored more than 30 books. Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Fluoride coming; representing people

Fluoride coming; representing people Re: Press, Dec. 10 On Jan. 1, four days before he swears in the newly elected city council members, Mayor John Heath will flip the switch, dumping fluorosilicic into our public water system — four days before those who spoke loudly against fluoridation during their campaign have even had a chance Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Not the Democrats’ first anti-CIA rodeo

Not the Democrats’ first anti-CIA rodeo Re: Senate CIA report Kudos to Charles Krauthammer whose column in Friday’s Sheridan Press correctly excoriated the report of the Senate Special Committee on Intelligence panning the so-called “torture” administered by CIA personnel after the 9/11 attack. As Krauthammer correctly notes, the chair of the SCCI, Dianne Feinstein, D-California, Read More

Publisher's Notebook Holiday shopping; Suzor book release

Support the Goodfellow Fund. •••••• Nine shopping days left, so says the calendar. By (buy?) and large, my Christmas shopping is completed. I tend to shop early, quietly and locally, primarily because our local merchants support us. And, when shopping with a critical eye there’s value: a clerk or owner that smiles back at me Read More

National Columnist Column: The coarsening of politics

December 13, 2014

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. “The report is full of crap.”               Thus spake Dick Cheney, on Fox News last week, when talking about the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Read More

Editor's Column Column: The joy of Christmas cards

One of my favorite times of year is right now. It isn’t the lights, the cheer or the overall feeling of fellowship — though I enjoy those too — that gets me going, though. I’ve said before how much I enjoy a good hand-written note, and this time of year gives me the opportunity to Read More

Editorials Sheridan Press Editorial: Opportunities abound for city leadership

Two things happened recently that give the leadership in the city of Sheridan an opportunity to listen to their constituents. First, the city’s Public Works Department announced that fluoride will be added to the water early next year. After the announcement, social media erupted with comments about the city’s plans to add what some call Read More

National Columnist Column: Camps finds the cheerfulness of tax reform

GEORGE F. WILL is a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper columnist, author and television commentator for The Washington Post Writers Group. He has authored books on baseball, politics, and American culture. “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” — Read More

Local Columnists Sheridan becoming a fixture in new itineraries

Shawn Buckley is the executive director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism. The close of the calendar year represents what is traditionally a quieter period for tourism in Sheridan County — a seasonal shift that offers an opportunity to reflect on the many successes that Sheridan achieved in 2014, as well as a time to prepare Read More

National Columnist A travesty of a report

December 12, 2014

The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality. Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein appears to offer some extenuation when she reminds us in the report’s preamble of the shock and “pervasive fear” felt after 9/11. It’s a common theme (often echoed Read More

Publisher's Notebook VOA, recipes, notes, quotes

Tidings of good cooking. Come Saturday in the weekend edition of The Sheridan Press, there will be the special section, “Cooking for Christmas.” It’s a nifty little recipe book for holiday cooking. The recipes are all locally prepared, showcasing appetizers, vegetables, entrees, desserts (aka “soup to nuts”), and is just the right size and shape Read More






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