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Teachers vote ‘no confidence’ in superintendent

Teachers vote ‘no confidence’ in superintendent

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees Chairperson Carol Garber said it’s time to “get back to business” after another school board meeting heavy on public comment included repeated emotional pleas that Big Horn Middle School/High School Principal George Mirich remain in place next school year and district superintendent Marty Kobza… Continue Reading

Local school districts see additional funding from block grant

Local school districts see additional funding from block grant

SHERIDAN — Following action from the 2015 Wyoming State Legislature, each of the school districts in Sheridan County will get a little extra money in their upcoming budgets. The Legislature enacted an increase to the education resource block grant funding model and associated categorical grants through an external cost adjustment above and beyond what was… Continue Reading

City narrows search for financial, administrative director

SHERIDAN — The city’s search for a financial and administrative services director, a position designed to oversee the clerk and treasurer departments, has been narrowed down to six individuals. Sheridan Human Resources Director Heather Doke said a committee last week pared down the list from 34 total applicants, and work will continue in the coming… Continue Reading

Jackalope Jump to raise money for Special Olympics

SHERIDAN — While the event was rescheduled after ice conditions at Lake DeSmet didn’t cooperate, the annual Jackalope Jump to support Special Olympics will be held at noon Saturday at Sheridan Junior High School. The family friendly polar bear plunge will be done in a pool outside at the school. Spectators are encouraged to attend… Continue Reading

DisABILITY Awareness Walk set for Saturday at SJHS

SHERIDAN — Sheridan will join statewide supporters for the annual DisABILITY Awareness Walk on Saturday. Beginning at 10 a.m., the public is welcome to participate in the walk to be held at the Sheridan Junior High School track. The event is held to raise awareness for DisABILITY Awareness Month. Registration for the walk will be… Continue Reading

Comedy Night to feature John DeBoer on Saturday

SHERIDAN — Comedy Night featuring John DeBoer will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The evening of good, clean fun will benefit the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue. Hors d’oeuvres and appetizers will be served at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m., followed by raffle drawings.… Continue Reading

Wyoming Women’s Business Networking to host expo Saturday at fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Women’s Business Networking group will host an expo Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The event will feature exhibitors, nonprofits and presentations throughout the day alongside various booths featuring food and goods. Presentations will include information on local nonprofits, essential oils, Zumba, reflecting… Continue Reading

Landon’s to host pruning workshop Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will host a pruning workshop Saturday at 11 a.m. Kelly Norris, an ISA certified arborist will share her expertise on the ins and outs of pruning trees and shrubs. Organizers recommend attendees dress appropriately for the weather as parts of the workshop will be held outside and include hands-on… Continue Reading

VISTA serves Tongue River communities

VISTA serves Tongue River communities

RANCHESTER — Ending poverty is considered, by some, an unrealistic, unreachable objective. For Karen Walters, it’s part of her job description. The Ranchester resident is three weeks into her tenure as an AmeriCorps VISTA — Volunteers in Service to America — a program that began during the Johnson administration as the domestic arm of the… Continue Reading

New business to teach locals to fly

SHERIDAN — It’s hard for Marius Hoffman to describe what it’s like to fly. There is a rush of adrenaline — looking down at the world thousands of feet below cruising at speeds of around 150 miles per hour. Manning an aircraft comes with a great sense of accomplishment and gives you a tremendous amount… Continue Reading

Explore a world of instruments at the library Saturday

SHERIDAN — Petting zoos have long offered children and adults the opportunity to interact with animals to which they are not otherwise exposed. To be able to see, touch, hear and experience this mix of typical and docile pets and strange and exotic creatures is a treasured experience. On Saturday at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public… Continue Reading

Raley sentenced for fraud for writing bad check

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court Friday after his sentencing had been continued last month. Steven Raley had been arrested on fraud charges after paying a roping instructor $4,000 with a bad check. Sentencing for the charge was originally supposed to have been last fall, but Raley failed to… Continue Reading

Keystone Awards fundraiser set for Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Cozy Corner will host a fundraising party for the Senior Center’s Keystone Awards on Friday from 3-7 p.m. The event will include music, drinks and a chance to give back. Admission is free, but tickets for the raffle packages to be awarded at the April 23 Keystone Awards will be available for… Continue Reading

Josties to perform free concert Friday

SHERIDAN — The Josties will perform Friday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Bethesda Worship Center. The Christian concert by Dale and Lisa Jost and their family will include toe-tapping music with a message. The concert is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to help… Continue Reading

First Christian Church to host free workshop

SHERIDAN — First Christian Church and the Wyoming Association of Churches will host a biblically-grounded workshop, “Preparing for Resurrection,” on Friday. The workshop, running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be led by author and coach Rev. Rebekah Simon-Peter. The workshop will take a deep look at how participants can prepare for resurrection by… Continue Reading

SHS student earns scholarship to MSU

SHERIDAN — Judy Chen, a senior at Sheridan High School, was recently awarded a STARR Charitable Foundation Scholarship to attend Michigan State University. The STARR Charitable Foundation Scholarship pays all regular costs, including tuition, fees, books, room, board and incidental expenses as defined by the university, for eight semesters at MSU, beginning with the fall… Continue Reading

Buffalo man sentenced on felony forgery charge

SHERIDAN — A Buffalo man was sentenced Friday in 4th Judicial District Court for felony forgery. Brent Todd was arrested after he forged a prescription in July to get a higher dose of medication than he was prescribed by his doctor. Todd is currently also serving jail time in Johnson County on unrelated charges, and… Continue Reading

‘Babes with Bullets’ teach firearms

‘Babes with Bullets’ teach firearms

SHERIDAN — When Leah Engler first stepped to the line with her .22-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun, she froze. It was a classic deer-in-the-headlights moment — her hands shaking, her mind blank. Two and a half days later, Engler was weeping — with tears of victory. She had just finished Babes with Bullets, a traveling… Continue Reading

Two SC Ag students earn high honors at national competition

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan College agriculture students excelled at the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization competition in Boise, Idaho, last week. Kristina Kline, a freshman from Gillette, placed first in the Horticultural Job Interview competition. Kline and Anne Van Wanrooij, an international student from Holland, together placed second in the Horticultural Team competition. Kline and… Continue Reading

Department of Health: Norovirus not just for cruise ships

SHERIDAN — Norovirus, a common but sometimes misunderstood stomach bug, is circulating in several communities around the state, according to reports received by the Wyoming Department of Health. Norovirus, also sometimes described as the “cruise ship virus,” is spread when people eat or drink contaminated food and beverages, touch surfaces contaminated with the virus or… Continue Reading

Oldman sentenced in felony battery case

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was sentenced Friday to two to three years in prison in 4th Judicial District Court for felony battery. Arapaho Oldman, 37, was sentenced on a last minute plea deal due, in part, to a victim’s reluctance to testify. Deputy County and Prosecuting Attorney Darci Phillips told the court the state… Continue Reading

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