Publisher’s Notebook

King speech celebrates 50

August 27, 2013

Today is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech on the Washington, D.C. Mall to more than 250,000 in attendance. It was then one of the rare nationally television speeches. (Nowadays, CNN will spend days reporting “live” from an ice storm.) Dr. King’s oratory is often considered among the Read More

Airport fly-in; FAB Conference

August 23, 2013

Dale Hall from Kennon Aircraft Covers, a Sheridan manufacturer with unique products and client list, tells the Notebook how the Sheridan Pilots Association will be having a Fly-In/Open House event on Sept. 7 at the Sheridan County Airport. It’s from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the public is encouraged to attend. Dale is in Read More

Farmers market once again tonight

August 22, 2013

Farmers market tonight! It starts at 5 p.m., on Grinnell Plaza. Last week’s market was thriving, given how more and more vendors are coming.   ••••••   Recommended reading… If you’re a particular vintage and did well in American history classes in school, the Bunker Hill battle (June 17, 1775) is a familiar story. Farmers Read More

Dogs and cats; sugary soda; flags

August 21, 2013

A dose of community volunteerism, worthy of some ink. Earlier this month, the Second Chance Cat Rescue had a spay/neuter event, one of several conducted throughout the year. Some 94 cats and 16 dogs were spayed/neutered. Many of the cats were feral. They were also vaccinated and returned to their colonies upon release. Second Chance Read More

SC expansion merits support

August 16, 2013

Nobody asked me, but…… (An old Jimmy Cannon ellipsis journalism line. Cannon (1909-1975) was a sportswriter for three New York newspapers.) • I had forgotten how easy it was for early voting. Maybe five minutes is all that it took. (Voting is also therapeutic; it makes you feel good.) • When the Tucker family relocated Read More

Third Thursday, FAB Conference

August 15, 2013

One more shot of ink: • This evening, the Third Thursday Street Festival in downtown Sheridan. Starts at 5 p.m. • This evening, the Farmers Market on Grinnell Plaza.   ••••••   The first-ever FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference is really taking shape. It’ll be Oct. 4-5 in the new Edward A. Whitney Education Read More

Third Thursday, artists’ exhibit

August 14, 2013

Tomorrow night — right in the middle of the August — is the next incarnation of the popular Third Thursday Street Festival in downtown Sheridan. Think food, live music, exhibits, vendors; a good opportunity to hang out and catch up on a salubrious summer evening. It starts at 5 p.m. The Farmers Market, with the Read More

Warrior flags, Taste highlight weekend

August 13, 2013

For starters, you had hizzoner, the mayor, Dave Kinskey welcoming; Danae and Eric Brandjord’s 2-year-old twins, Trevor and Thor, charming; then Melissa Butcher singing (with Gary Smalls & The Coyote Brothers, always a treat.) Then there was the food. The annual Taste of Sheridan festival Sunday, sponsored by the North Main Association, was a delight Read More

‘Show Me State’ visitor sees local hospitality up close

August 9, 2013

Welcome, visitors! We’re glad you’re here. •••••• Stranded, 1,500 miles from home. Truck broken down. And with horses. Too, it’s Rodeo Week hereabouts. A vacation, and a predicament. What to do? Become a beneficiary of Sheridan’s oft-told hospitality. Larry Schuessler of Perryville, Mo., wrote a letter of his positive experiences to The Sheridan Press. The Read More

Matalin coming; ashes to rashes

August 8, 2013

Political consultant/strategist and author Mary Matalin will be the guest speaker come Saturday at Sheridan College, courtesy of the Sheridan County Republican Party. Carole Perkins tells the Notebook it’s a sold-out evening. Matalin’s worked as a presidential campaign specialist, as a commentator on CNN and has written books on politics and family. It should be Read More

FAB Conference coming October

August 7, 2013

Come October, our Sheridan College will host the first-ever FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference. The event is being sponsored by The Sheridan Press. Our college is also a presenting sponsor. Friday, Oct. 4 will feature registration, a luncheon, the screening of “Miss Representation,” an independent, award-winning film, a women in media panel discussion and Read More

Book of poetry; golf’s toughest achievement

August 6, 2013

I see by the U.S. mail… One of the perks of sitting in this chair (there are many) is the receipt of books in the mail. Along comes a lovely book of poetry from Helen Corrigan Iekel. A poet from Wisconsin, she passed away in 1998 in New York. She was the mother of four Read More

Sweet corn is blessing of summer

August 2, 2013

Recently, the Notebook reprinted some sentiments from a veteran living in Virginia. His letter recalled the warm, welcoming experiences he had in 1944 while passing through Sheridan on a troop train. This brought forth a letter from Marie Byrum of Sheridan whose mother, Edith Dawdy, was one of the ladies who met the trains carrying Read More

Arts Festival opens Saturday

August 1, 2013

August? Already? •••••• The eighth annual Sheridan College Big West Arts Festival kicks off this weekend on its campus featuring artists from throughout the West. It’s always a festive event and free. This year’s sponsoring partner is Fremont Toyota. Others involved in making the event a success include: Sheridan Public Arts Committee, Sheridan Media, Bella Read More

Third Thursday; rodeo dancers

July 17, 2013

Just when there’s a dose of withdrawal from Rodeo Week… Along comes the second Third Thursday Street Festival tomorrow night. The fun begins at 5 p.m. with live music, exhibits, booths and our farmers market kicks off as well on Grinnell Street, in front of The Sheridan Press. Sponsors: Bank of the West, Ed Hammer Read More

WWII vet says ‘Thanks Sheridan’

July 16, 2013

We get letters. This one is special. When Ira Comstock was 18, he and his fellow soldiers on a troop train stopped in Sheridan in 1943. He writes: “I would appreciate if you would pass along my long overdue thanks.” To the people of Sheridan: In August of 1943, I was on a troop train Read More

Enjoy the Rodeo!

July 12, 2013

Welcome visitors! •••••• From the This-Sounds-Like-An-Ad, file…. • There was discussion the other day about “sweat equity,” hard work to make something meaningful. One only has to look out the front door of The Sheridan Press to notice Steve Kuzara’s renovation of an old empty warehouse, now an attractive restaurant, Warehouse 201. It’s quite nice Read More

Art reception at Sagebrush; Rodeo Week!

July 11, 2013

Welcome visitors! We’re glad you’re in Sheridan. •••••• Tonight, Jody Sauers and the good crew at the Sagebrush Community Art Center will host a reception (4 to 6 p.m.) featuring, “American Indian Art Show and Sale.” Gallery hours – during Rodeo Week – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s located at 201 E. Fifth Street; Read More

Rodeo Week!, Warnke diorama

July 10, 2013

It’s Rodeo Week! Have fun and check the Press in print and online for activities and schedules. Welcome, visitors. We’re glad you’re here. •••••• Say you’ve got a hot fudge sundae from the good folks at our local Dairy Queen… You’ve got the ice cream, the hot fudge, the whipped cream, the nuts. There’s something Read More

Brinton Museum ideal spot to take visitors

July 9, 2013

If you think of it….or, set aside time for yourself, or further still, consider it as an ideal spot to take visiting family and friends…….. The Brinton Museum in Big Horn has a current showing of pioneer Taos artist, Ila McAfee (1897-1995). Thanks to Patty and Jerry Sheldon of Sheridan who nurtured this show for Read More

Celebrate America!

July 3, 2013

The Democracy Index, which is published annually by The Economist, analyzes 165 independent countries in the world to show the status of worldwide democracy. Five criteria are used to determine the most democratic of global nations: electoral process and pluralism; civil liberties; the functioning of government; political participation by the country’s citizens and political culture. Read More

Rodeo magazine; Gettysburg oratory

July 2, 2013

Free concert tonight! Taesub Kim will be playing The Brinton Museum Steinway. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Associate curator Barbara Schuster says to bring a lawn chair, or blanker and to “come enjoy this talented young man’s gift of music to all of us.” The Brinton Museum is located in Big Horn on 239 Read More

Late in life child means laughter

June 28, 2013

Our daughter Ryann turns 21 Sunday. It’s a milestone of course, an oft-noted stepping off point for adulthood. It’s a celebration, too, as all birthdays should be celebrated. Too often they are denied to too many. She was born in North Carolina, but mostly raised and educated in Colorado. She is living with Susan and Read More

Emborg’s research; Cowboy Joe golf

June 27, 2013

Sheridan educator and Civil War historian Tyson Emborg has completed six months of research finding local veterans from that war with a Sheridan connection, burial sites in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery and other anecdotal, interesting histories. The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the watershed event of that great war, is next week, July Read More

Third Thursday start, Art Jubilee and Concerts in the Park

June 20, 2013

Tonight’s the night! Sheridan’s summer kickoff – Third Thursday Street Festival — begins at 5 p.m. It’ll be on Sheridan’s Main Street and Grinnell Plaza. There will be vendors, exhibits, and live music featuring Gary Small & the Coyote Brothers and Mick Johnson. A splendid time and place to network, catch up with friends and Read More