Local News

Four local churches joining together for ‘Faith in Action’

May 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — Four local churches have canceled their regular Sunday services to join together for “Faith in Action.” On Sunday, Sheridan Wesleyan, Grace Anglican, Bethesda Worship Center and Cornerstone Community Church will practice purposeful acts of kindness throughout Sheridan. Volunteers from these churches will join together for a prayer and worship time at Kendrick Park Read More

Old newspaper prompts meeting of military members

SHERIDAN — In 1945, Frank Shaffer watched the now famous raising of the American flag on the island of Iwo Jima. He also walked the streets of Hiroshima after an atomic bomb decimated the city. Last week, he recounted those experiences and others to recent Sheridan High School graduates Cody Wills and Luke Ostrowski, who Read More

First hearing for Ranchester FY14 budget Tuesday

May 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — Ranchester Town Council has drafted its preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014 and will conduct its first reading at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. Town Clerk Teri Laya said, no major cuts were made and the budget looks solid. “The town of Ranchester is doing the right things with public funds,” Laya said. Read More

Man faces up to 190 years in prison on 15 charges

SHERIDAN — An area man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of sexual abuse of a minor and 14 counts of sexual exploitation of a child in 4th Judicial District Court. If convicted on all charges, Bryan Jones, 30, faces up to 190 years in prison and $150,000 in fines. Following an investigation into Read More

Annual Park2Park event on Sheridan pathways June 8

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Parks Division staff, in conjunction with the Sheridan Recreation District and the Wellness Council of Sheridan County, will hold its annual Park2Park run/bike/stroll event on the Sheridan pathways on June 8. Join your neighbors for a morning of fun, exercise and fresh air and enjoy Sheridan’s pathways and parks. The event starts Read More

May 29, 2013 student news

Harrelson graduates from Belmont SHERIDAN — Jessica Harrelson of Sheridan qualified for the spring 2013 dean’s list at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Eligibility for the dean’s list requires an average GPA of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Harrelson is majoring in songwriting with a minor in music business. She will work as an Read More

Story historical presentation June 2

SHERIDAN — The Story Historical Society will offer a presentation June 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the Story Woman’s Club. A program on the people and property of Campbell’s Corner will be presented by Sue Wilcox. Cookies and coffee will be served. The Story Woman’s Club is located at 28 North Piney Road in Story.

Jentel Presents reception Tuesday

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will present this month’s residents at a reception Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. This month features painter Jennifer Combe from Bonner, Mont., spray paint stencil maker Hector Del Campo from Avon, Ind., found materials artist Kristen Cochran from Dallas, Texas, collage artist Nancy Bowen from Brooklyn, N.Y., fiction writer Caleb Read More

Arnieri photography exhibit opens

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is hosting “Art in Detail,” an exhibit of photographs by Jim Arnieri. Arnieri is a Sheridan resident and retired business owner. “Art is quite often found in detail — separated, isolated, divorced from the whole, unique in its own image, pure in line and color. “Over the Read More

Signs of summer

Will Albrecht, 10, holds his cookies and cream ice cream cone while his 7-year-old brother, Nick, waits for his bubblegum ice cream Tuesday afternoon at Kendrick Park. Starting Saturday, the ice cream stand will be open daily from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

BHHS grads focus on human legacies

May 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — In a ceremony that vacillated between reflective and joyful, the Big Horn High School class of 2013 bid farewell to their now-former academic home in front of a packed house of family and friends Sunday afternoon. As rain fell steadily outside, commencement activities inside the school’s gymnasium saw 28 seniors receive their diplomas Read More

TRHS ceremony filled with personal touches

DAYTON – Close-knit hardly begins to describe the class of 2013 at Tongue River High School in Dayton. The class of 29 students spent 13 years together, and the bonds forged over those years were evident during the class’s graduation ceremony Sunday evening. “It’s a very bittersweet feeling because we’ve been surrounded by the same Read More

K-Life holding ‘After Dark’ concert event June 1

SHERIDAN — K-Life, Sheridan’s community Christian youth organization, will host a “K-Life After Dark” concert event on June 1. Christian hip-hop recording artist “Flame” and local band “Revival Instinct” will perform.The concert will be at Trails End Concert Park, 2125 N. Main St. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with the music starting at 8:15 p.m. Read More

Sheridan grad to serve D.C. internship

SHERIDAN — Emily Beagle of Sheridan has been named by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to the 2013 Washington Internships for Students of Engineering program. This summer Beagle, a master’s student at the University of Wyoming, will spend nine weeks in Washington, D.C., where she will meet government representatives about important issues involving technology. Read More

Rabies clinic June 4-8

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter will hold its annual rabies clinic June 4-8 at the Kendrick Park band shell. All dogs and cats are welcome to receive rabies vaccinations. The cost is $10 per shot. The rabies vaccination is good for three years as long as the animal has previously had two rabies Read More

Laffitte and Johlman to marry June 15

SHERIDAN — Megan Laffitte and Daniel Johlman, both of Sheridan, are engaged to marry. Laffitte is the daughter of Christopher and Shawna Laffitte of Sheridan. Johlman is the son of Edward and Janie Johlman of Sheridan. A June 15 wedding is planned in Sheridan.

SheridanAires to perform June 6

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires spring follies “As Time Goes By” will be performed at the Sheridan Senior Center on June 6 and 7. The performance on June 6 will be at 1:30 p.m. On June 7 there will be a dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the performance at 7:15 p.m. The cost of the Read More

SHS sends off 190 in 2013 commencement

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School said goodbye to almost 200 graduates Sunday afternoon on Homer Scott Field. It was apparent, as with any high school graduation, Sunday afternoon’s 2013 event that SHS carried varying degrees of importance to everyone involved. For commencement speaker Doug Raney, it was a goodbye of sorts, as the psychology teacher retires Read More

SPD officer honored by Elks as ‘Officer of the Year’

May 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police Officer Howie Fitzpatrick was selected earlier this month as the Wyoming Elks Association Law Enforcement Officer of the Year at the organization’s annual state meeting in Cody. A 12-year veteran of the Sheridan Police Department, Fitzpatrick was chosen for the award from a statewide field of nearly 20 candidates — all Read More

Fort Mackenzie High School celebrates 10 graduates

SHERIDAN — “This is an impressive class in more ways than one,” Fort Mackenzie High School counselor Sally Stults said about the graduating class of 2013. Ten FMHS seniors will graduate today at 1 p.m. at the Early Building Auditorium. Among this year’s graduates is Rhyan Gessner, valedictorian and the school’s first recipient of a Read More

State’s unemployment rate drops to 4.8 percent

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported this week that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.9 percent in March to 4.8 percent in April. The state’s jobless rate remained significantly lower than the national rate of 7.5 percent. Nearly all Wyoming counties followed their normal seasonal patterns and decreased slightly Read More

Memorial Day weekend closures

From staff reports SHERIDAN — Several schools and government offices will closed in observance of Memorial Day weekend. • All schools in Sheridan County School District 1 will be closed Monday. School will be in session Friday, and the last day of school will be June 4. • All schools in Sheridan County School District Read More

Field of Honor flag display coming to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will host its first “Field of Honor” flag display Aug. 9-11. The program began on the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as a way to depict the immensity of the loss suffered through the posting of 3,000 flags — one for each person killed that day. The concept has Read More

A-C grads built unique bond growing up

SHERIDAN — The Arvada-Clearmont class of 2013 is not the biggest, but it certainly is not lacking in achievement. Seven seniors from A-C are leaving the halls of high school behind, but the educational experience is not over for the graduates. The entire class is headed to post-secondary education. “I think for the most part, Read More

Black Tooth Brewing Company canning beers

SHERIDAN — Thanks to the recent installation of a canning line in the back of the popular brewery, fans of The Black Tooth Brewing Company will have another means by which to enjoy Sheridan’s native beer come June. Following a lengthy planning process that entailed both logistical and regulatory hurdles, workers at the Broadway facility Read More