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Sen. Hunt blackmail ‘mock trial’ coming

September 13, 2013

Entertainment and enlightenment – call it a cultural history lesson – comes to a local stage next week. A mock trial regarding whether Sen. Joe McCarthy had compelled the suicide of Wyoming Sen. Lester Hunt in 1954 will be argued. McCarthy, whose last name spawned a term for a political or cultural smear, “McCarthyism,” will Read More

‘Heart-felt’ chord enriches local care

September 12, 2013

The Foundation of Sheridan Memorial Hospital and the Powder Horn Ladies Golf Association put together their collective brain power and creativity and begat a fund raiser of the first order. The synapses were firing! And the greater community benefits. Proceeds from the Drive for the Cause – Helping Hearts supported he new heart Cardiac Cath Read More

‘Silence’ author coming to city

September 11, 2013

Melanie Hoffert’s first book, ‘Prairie Silence,’ is a rich, affecting look at family, acceptance, and farm life in North Dakota and the small towns nearby in the southeast corner of the state. Small town, rural life isn’t always as simple as Burma Shave signs, nickel Cokes and Wonder Bread sandwiches at the family table. She Read More

Film Festival opens; FAB welcomes Wright

September 10, 2013

The Notebook’s U. of Alabama pal – gearing up for this week’s Big Game with Johnny Football and Texas A&M – writes in about U. of Tennessee football. Question: Why do Tennessee fans wear orange? Answer: So they can dress that way for a game on Saturday, go hunting on Sunday, and pick up roadside Read More

Football! 3 venues; SC’s jazz lunch

September 6, 2013

Stealing a line from Monday nights on ESPN: Are you ready for some football?! • Sheridan Broncs host Casper’s Kelly Walsh at 7 p.m. at Homer Scott Field. • Big Horn Rams host Greybull at 1 p.m. in Big Horn. • Tongue River Eagles host Rocky Mountain at 4 p.m. in Dayton.   ••••••   Read More

Weekend events; Brinton opening

September 5, 2013

Three events of note, for this glorious late summer weekend. • First off, all three local high schools – Sheridan High School, Big Horn High School, Tongue River High School – have home games Friday afternoon and evening. Check The Sheridan Press for times and opponents. • The Best of the West BBQ Fest, a Read More

Super Bowl guess; Trails End kudos

September 4, 2013

A reader from Dayton writes in a letter (wow, a letter): “Hope you’re enjoying your summer.” Q: What did the buffalo say to his boy when he dropped him off at school? A: Bi son.   ••••••   An “atta boy” regarding Sheridan attractions……. Misty Peterson of Gillette writes: “Myself and 20 friends attended the Read More

Cath Lab golf; Miss Wyo visits

September 3, 2013

  BumperSnicker: The NSA: The Only Part of Government That Actually Listens.   ••••••   The good people at The Foundation/Sheridan Memorial Hospital and the Powder Horn Ladies Golf Association are having a fundraising social and golf tournament Friday and Saturday at The Powder Horn. Proceeds will benefit women’s heart health in our community and Read More

A person’s work ethic has early genesis

August 30, 2013

Now and then while doing interviews, I often ask about first jobs. It’s a good icebreaker. Most people, if of a particular vintage, have fond memories of bussing tables, working behind a counter, doing some sort of labor. It’s the thrill of getting that first paycheck, away from the purview of parentage. There’s a sense Read More

Biotech sessions coming to city

August 29, 2013

Jay Stender of Forward Sheridan has a good lineup of speakers coming to Sheridan for the third annual BioTech Conference. It’ll be Sept. 19-20 at the Sheridan College/Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. Among the speakers: Dr. Eric Welch, director of Science & Technology, University of Illinois/Chicago and Barb Johnston, CEO & co-founder of HealthLinkNow. Topics Read More

‘Butler,’ indie films; newspaper headlines

August 28, 2013

Shop Sheridan!   ••••••   Recommended….. “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is worth a look, if for no other reason it’s a good, solid American story in a summer of blockbuster movies that was annoyingly thick in robots, monsters, police officers apparently back from the dead and end-of-the-world, computer-generated-imaging destruction. Oh. And some story about Tonto Read More

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

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