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Ellis to receive master’s from Ashland University

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School history teacher Renel Ellis will receive a Master of Arts degree during Ashland University commencement ceremonies Saturday. Ellis majored in American history and government. Ashland University is a mid-sized private university located near Akron, Ohio, that specializes in applied academic programs. Continue Reading

Wendtland, Achord appointed to SCSD2 board

SHERIDAN — Anthony Wendtland and Craig Achord have joined the Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees after being appointed Monday night. Two vacancies were left after trustees Jim Perkins and Erica O’Dell resigned in April. Four letters of interest were received and Wendtland and Achord were chosen over Sheridan College Dean Ami Erickson… Continue Reading

Everest update: Rogers gives recap of avalanche

Everest update: Rogers gives recap of avalanche

SHERIDAN — When Sheridan resident Darren Rogers made plans to climb Mount Everest, he likely knew he was in for an adventure. But as he made his way up the famous peak, Rogers likely didn’t expect the earthquake and avalanches that brought his trek to an end. Rogers had been sending updates to friends, family… Continue Reading

Best town ever? Sheridan vies for Outside Magazine honor

SHERIDAN — Sheridan has been nominated once again for Outside Magazine’s “Best Town Ever” title in 2015. For the second year in a row, Sheridan is competing in a tournament-style bracket with 63 other communities from around the nation in a vote for America’s Best Town. Information on about the contest noted that it… Continue Reading

SHS earns statewide award for scholarship winners

SHS earns statewide award for scholarship winners

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School has had the largest number of Hathaway Scholarship winners per capita over the last five years compared to other communities in the state of Wyoming. For this reason and others, the school has been selected as the 2015 ACT College and Career Transition Award Recipient and will be honored on… Continue Reading

Public works directors talk road transfers

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan continues to grow and expand its boundaries, annexation of lands and transfer of road ownership between the city and county have become more common. The City Council and Sheridan County commissioners each previously approved a memorandum of understanding that outlined the process by which to transfer road ownership from the county… Continue Reading

City releases B&B from parking restrictions

SHERIDAN — After years of legal battles and disagreements amongst property owners on Thurmond Street, the Sheridan City Council Monday agreed to release parking restrictions for Residence Hill Bed and Breakfast. The unanimous approval gets rid of the 2012 document, “Parking Restrictions and Covenants,” against 450 S. Thurmond St. and instead requires the bed and… Continue Reading

Koltiska Distillery plans expansion

Koltiska Distillery plans expansion

SHERIDAN— Ask people to describe the taste of Koltiska liqueur and you will likely get myriad responses. Some call it a honey liqueur, others say it resembles more of a cinnamon whiskey. While the recipe will always remain a family secret, the new home of Koltiska Liqueur will allow for even more debate over the… Continue Reading

Big Brothers Big Sisters expands its staff

Big Brothers Big Sisters expands its staff

SHERIDAN — Big Brothers Big Sisters has announced that Jolene Olson has joined the BBBS staff as its new case manager. The addition to the staff was made possible by a contribution from the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation, which matched funds provided by another local foundation and First Interstate Bank. The expansion… Continue Reading

Richards earns academic award at Cornell College

SHERIDAN — April Richards of Sheridan was one of more than 200 students to receive an academic award from Cornell College on April 23. Richards earned membership in Mortar Board 2015-2016. Mortar Board is a national honor society recognizing college seniors for their exemplary scholarship, leadership and service. Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is… Continue Reading

SHS jazz band to play for a dance on May 13

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School jazz band will perform for a dance on May 13. The dance will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 13 at the Shrine Auditorium and all varieties of jazz will be played to get people dancing. The event is free and open to the public. The Shrine Auditorium is… Continue Reading

Step-by-step painting class to be held May 14

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host an oil painting class with step-by-step instruction by artist Arin Waddell from 6-8 p.m. May 14. POP! (Pencils and Oil Paint) is an evening full of socializing, music and step-by-step painting instruction on a specific subject matter. The class on May 14 will feature a unique… Continue Reading

Ranchester woman dies in one-vehicle accident Saturday

SHERIDAN — A vehicle crash Saturday night on Interstate 90 resulted in the death of a Ranchester woman. Ashley R. Peterson, 33, sustained fatal injuries after rolling her 2001 Daewoo Nubira south of Sheridan at 8:52 p.m., according to Capt. Carl Clements of the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Peterson drifted off the right side of the… Continue Reading

City resets hiring process for financial director

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan restarted its search for a financial and administrative services director after a candidate withdrew from consideration. “We actually re-advertised the position because the person we were going to move forward with for a background check pulled their application, and it had been so long we wanted to find out… Continue Reading

Wendtland will be 4th candidate for SCSD2 board

SHERIDAN — A fourth candidate applying to fill one of the two vacancies left on the Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees was unintentionally omitted from the selection process. Anthony Wendtland’s letter of interest got lost in the shuffle, but Monday morning was added to the pool of those to be considered. The… Continue Reading

Grant will strengthen Farm to School programs

Grant will strengthen Farm to School programs

SHERIDAN — There are a lot of misconceptions regarding the National School Lunch Program, one of which is that schools cannot choose to utilize local foods and producers while receiving federal assistance. A new grant received by the Wyoming Department of Education will be used to try to change that mentality by offering training on… Continue Reading

National Day of Prayer events to be held Thursday

SHERIDAN — Two events will be held on Thursday to commemorate the National Day of Prayer. There will be a prayer gathering at noon on Thursday on the western steps of the courthouse. A second prayer time will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church. The prayer times are free and open… Continue Reading

Chamber welcomes Warner Services

Chamber welcomes Warner Services

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Warner Services, an HVAC service provider, to Sheridan. Pictured, from left, are Chamber ambassadors Scott Barten and Bob DeFries, owners Brandon and Cas Warner with children Alexa and Sydney, ambassadors Nancy Herdt, Kay Roush, Blake Spiegelberg, Lindsay Fischer and Neel Dhodapkar. Continue Reading

Nature Conservancy adds director of external affairs

SHERIDAN — The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming announces that Richard Garrett has joined its team as the director of external affairs. By working with elected and other government officials, academia, industry and other organizations, Garrett will be instrumental in advancing the goals of the Conservancy, according to a press release. Garrett has spent the last… Continue Reading

SHS choir to host ‘pops’ concert on May 12

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choir will hold a “pops” concert at 7 p.m. May 12. The concert will feature popular or light, classical tunes. It will be held in the auditorium at Sheridan High School. The concert is free and open to the public. Sheridan High School is located at 1056 Long Drive. Continue Reading

BLM archaeologist to speak at Archaeological Society

SHERIDAN — Buffalo Bureau of Land Management archaeologist George “Buck” Damone will give a program on archaeological context and the importance of properly recording artifact location when they are found at the next meeting of the Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society on Thursday. Damone will present examples that outline the types of… Continue Reading

Audubon keeping busy in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — If you’re out driving in Sheridan County on May 9 and find yourself tailing a driver that has seemingly lost his or her mind — pulling over, starting and stopping unexpectedly, even jumping out of the car and scanning the horizon through binoculars — try to keep calm. While you may see a… Continue Reading

Agendas May 2, 2015

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Monday Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway St., Dayton • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Call to order • Approval of agenda 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Approve minutes of the April 15, 2015, regular council meeting • Approve minute of the April 28, 2015, work-study meeting • Reports — utility… Continue Reading

Three turn in letters of interest for SCSD2 board: 2 members resign: Perkins wishes board the best; O’Dell fighting cancer

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees will have two new members soon as trustees Jim Perkins and Erica O’Dell have both resigned. Perkins submitted a letter of resignation on April 20 citing personal reasons and wishing the district his best. O’Dell, who resigned effective April 8, gave a much more… Continue Reading

New fund asks those of modest income to give what they can

SHERIDAN — Between the building projects and the work of nonprofits, the culture of philanthropy has lifted Sheridan’s quality of life. While Sheridan is fortunate to be blessed with many people with high net worth willing to give part of their earnings to better the community, those who are more fortunate are not the only… Continue Reading

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