Category Archives: Local News

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available. This month’s presenters include photographer Janet L. Pritchard of Mansfield Center, Connecticut; fiction writer Michelle… Continue Reading

Local clothing drive to benefit homeless veterans

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the second annual Wyoming Homeless Veteran Clothing Drive will collect goods to benefit area veterans through Nov. 7. The clothing drive will have donation boxes at Walmart, Country Kitchen, Pizza Hut, Your Moms Favorite Tattoo Parlor, Wyoming Wireless, My Buddy’s Place, Rails Brews and Cues, the VFW and the American Legion,… Continue Reading

Senior Center to offer lecture on ‘Caregiver GPS’

SHERIDAN — As part of the Sheridan Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or More” life planning series, the center will offer a lecture on “Caregiver GPS.” The presentation will focus on how to get the caregiving resources you need. The presentation will be given by Stella Montano, and is free and open to the public.… Continue Reading

Cash for candy event set for Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Urgent Care will host a cash for candy exchange on Monday. Kids can bring their candy in for money or goodie bags. The organization will give $1 for every pound of candy up to a maximum of 15 pounds per person. Local dentists are sponsoring the event. All of… Continue Reading

Wheeler exhibit to be on display in November

SHERIDAN — Art from Dirlene and Neal Wheeler will be on display at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in November. The show will be exhibited in the Inner Circle. It is inspired by the Wheelers’ recent yearlong travels through the U.S. Select pieces will be for sale with 30 percent of the proceeds benefiting… Continue Reading

Measures of Devotion: Army eye-opening for Sheridan resident

Measures of Devotion: Army eye-opening for Sheridan resident

SHERIDAN— The world is full of myriad different ideas and altering perspectives, and few people understand that more than Sheridan resident Crystal Russell. Russell has spent the past decade serving in the Army Reserves, and even though she originally joined to help pay for a formal education, the education she received while serving in the… Continue Reading

Zombies: Sheridan’s youngest spread the virus

Zombies: Sheridan’s youngest spread the virus

SHERIDAN — With her face covered in zombie makeup, Karson Vielhauer wandered the Fulmer Public Library Tuesday with arms extended toward her possible next meal. “Grrrrrr,” she rumbled at unsuspecting passersby. Vielhauer’s instant zombification was a result of the Zombie Fest put on by the Tween Club at the library, where students talked about how… Continue Reading

WCCC wants Legislature to stop using decade-old data

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s seven community colleges are asking legislators for a fix to a problem that has vexed them for years: a portion of each school’s funding is tied to credit hours — not last year’s, but those from the 2004-05 school year when enrollment was lower. The Wyoming Community College Commission has requested a… Continue Reading

High-speed chase ends with arrest

SHERIDAN — A high-speed police chase through downtown Sheridan ended with an arrest on Interstate 90 just shy of the Montana border. Fleet Hamilton, 60, of Sheridan, was stopped by Sheridan Police Department officers at approximately 8:16 p.m. Tuesday evening for running a stop sign. While speaking with an officer, Hamilton pulled away in his… Continue Reading

SCCD taking tree orders beginning in mid-November

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District’s annual tree program will begin taking orders in mid-November. The longtime initiative, which SCCD District Manager Carrie Rogaczewski estimates has been around more than 20 years, supplies groups of 25 to 50 seedlings for conservation-type projects on rural properties. The trees could be used for a number of… Continue Reading

First United Methodist Church organizing trunk or treat

SHERIDAN — First United Methodist Church will host a trunk or treat event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday. The event will take place in the church parking lot. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best costumes and stop by. For additional information, contact the church office at 672-9779. First United Methodist Church is located at… Continue Reading

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

SHERIDAN — Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. This means area residents need to turn their clocks back one hour before heading to bed Saturday night. The annual tradition signals the official start of shorter days heading into the winter season. In addition to setting your clocks back, Sheridan Fire-Rescue staff recommends changing… Continue Reading

Wesleyan Church to host family fun fest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Wesleyan Church will host a family fun festival from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Attendees are encouraged to bring their kids, wear costumes and enjoy inflatables, candy, professional photos and games. The event is free for all ages. For additional information, call the church office at 672-0612. The church is located at 404… Continue Reading

Republican Women to meet Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County will conduct the final meeting of 2015 on Monday. At 11:30 a.m., the group will meet at Frackelton’s. The event is open to the public. Outgoing President Carla Klopfenstein will present slides from the national convention and highlight her four years as president. The election of officers… Continue Reading

After-school STEM providing enrichment

After-school STEM providing enrichment

SHERIDAN—Sheridan County School District 2 is entering its third year of after-school STEM programming, and observers say the extra learning time gives an edge to kids who attend. Megan Garnhart, a 4th grade teacher at Henry A. Coffeen Elementary, said her students who participate are often more comfortable trying, failing and reasoning their way through… Continue Reading

Man charged with assault, battery with deadly weapon

SHERIDAN — Two men arrested on felony charges were held on $7,500 cash bonds following their preliminary hearings in circuit court Monday. Frederick Genung, 51, of Sheridan, faces a count of aggravated assault and battery after allegedly threatening another person with a drawn, deadly weapon — in this case a knife. Prosecutors said Monday that,… Continue Reading

Annual Jaycees parade set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The annual Jaycees Halloween Parade will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday outside of Sheridan City Hall. The event is aimed at children 10 and younger. The costume contest will take place at 2 p.m. and will be followed by the parade to go trick-or-treating at downtown businesses at 2:30 p.m. Children must be… Continue Reading

American Legion organizing Halloween activities

SHERIDAN — The American Legion is organizing a children’s Halloween party for Saturday. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for children 12 and younger. Those who come in costume will have the chance to win prizes. The event will include games, face painting, costume contests, food and more. Children must… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Eagles to host Halloween party

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles will host a Halloween party for kids Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will include games, prizes, treats and a costume contest for children ages 10 and younger. The event is free. For additional information, call Lisa Hamby at 751-8157. The Big Horn Mountain Eagles… Continue Reading

Powder Horn to host trick-or-treat trolley

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn Golf Community will host a trick-or-treat trolley Saturday from 5-8 p.m. The Sheridan Trolley will start from the front of the Powder Horn clubhouse and take kids trick-or-treating at selected homes in the residential community. The event is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an… Continue Reading

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