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Truck, train collision kills Wyarno man

January 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — Daniel D. Twohy, 43, of  Wyarno was killed at a railroad crossing on Wyarno Road, Highway 336, in Sheridan County on Wednesday night at approximately 6 p.m when he struck a train with his pickup truck. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, at the time of the crash the highway was dry with clear Read More

Annual business award winners announced

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of this year’s annual business awards at its monthly luncheon Wednesday afternoon. Four entities were recognized in the respective categories of Spirit of Sheridan, Strength of Sheridan, Business Person of the Year and Business of the Year. Powder River Heating and Air Conditioning was Read More

Cardiac catheterization lab at SMH exceeding projections

SHERIDAN — The cardiac catheterization lab at Sheridan Memorial Hospital has been open nearly a year and has already seen four times more patients than projected. Chief Information Officer Nile Morgan updated the hospital board of trustees on the cath lab at their rescheduled December meeting held Wednesday. Morgan said cath lab staff have performed Read More

Upgrades to local water treatment plants continue throughout winter

SHERIDAN — Conventional upgrades to the Sheridan and Big Goose water treatment plants have continued throughout the winter, Water Treatment Superintendent Tom Manolis told the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board at its regular meeting Wednesday. The winter months are an ideal time to do most the major underground work of replacing pipes because Read More

Big Horn Middle School to host open house Tues.

SHERIDAN — Big Horn Middle School will be hosting an open house to present their student science fair projects to the public on Tuesday. All members of the community are welcome to attend this free event. Projects will be on display in the Big Horn High School Commons from 5-7 p.m. The schools are located Read More

Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Assoc. meeting tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The annual meeting of the Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association will be held tomorrow. A spaghetti dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the annual meeting including the annual financial report and election of officers. The meeting is open to all and free to attend though donations for dinner are always accepted. Read More

Dr. Rae Marie McReynolds has essay published

SHERIDAN — Local author Dr. Rae Marie McReynolds has had an essay published. “Sweet Pea Summer” was published in “Psychological Perspectives: a Quarterly Journal of Jungian Thought, volume 53, issue 4.” The essay tells of the summer of 1954 in Wyoming when McReynolds’ mother taught her to grow sweet pea flowers. For more information contact Read More

‘The Log’ seeking article submissions

SHERIDAN — The editor of “The Log,” the official publication of the Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum, is seeking article submissions for the next publication. Submissions are welcome from all members of Sheridan County whether or not they hold a membership with the society. The following submissions are desired: • Feature articles with a Read More

City of Sheridan still collecting old Christmas trees

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan Solid Waste Division is continuing to collect unwanted live Christmas trees through the end of the month. There are five tree drop sites from which the city will create mulch to recycle/repurpose the trees. These locations are the landfill, the skate park parking area at 11th Street and Dana Read More

Mavrakis Pond stocked with 400 trout

SHERIDAN — Local anglers have a new fishing opportunity in Sheridan with the release of more than 400 brown trout in Mavrakis Pond yesterday. The trout, 13- to 14-inches in length, were residents at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Story Fish Hatchery but will now be available for area residents who fish the popular Read More

County votes to support Day Break project

January 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Board of County Commissioners voted to sponsor the Sheridan Senior Center in its application for a $500,000 grant from the Wyoming Business Council at its meeting Tuesday. If awarded, the grant will be used to build a new “Day Break” center. The Day Break program provides care throughout the day for seniors Read More

Ranchester Town Council approves annexation

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council passed on second reading an ordinance to annex 37.5 acres adjacent to Tongue River Middle School into town limits. The annexation is comprised of lot 2 of the Spirit Ridge subdivision, which developer Drew Redinger has proposed for single and multi-family units, such as duplexes. The development could include more Read More

Sheridan man uses hammer to intimidate mother, solicit money

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was arrested Monday after he forced his mother to write him a check. Mason Finney, 23, is accused of using a hammer to threaten physical violence and break several items in his mother’s home to get her agree to hand over money. Sheridan Police Department Sgt. Travis Koltiska said police Read More

Photos needed for Platte River Photography Show

SHERIDAN — Photography submissions are wanted for the Platte River Photography Show. Amateur and professional photographers from across the region are invited to submit art no later than Monday. The show will be held Jan. 15 through 22 at the Wyoming Pioneer Museum. First place entry will receive $500. For more information or to make Read More

Wyoming ranked one of the highest in country for carbon monoxide poisoning

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s Poison Center, sponsored by the Wyoming Department of Health’s Office of Medical Services, reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ranked Wyoming as one of the states with the highest mortality rate from carbon monoxide. Every year more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning and 20,000 Read More

‘Standing Tall in an Upside Down World’ Jan. 14

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is repeating the prior training “Standing Tall in an Upside Down World” on Jan. 14. The event will run from 8-11 a.m. at the Trails End Motel conference room on North Main Street. The training is said to be a thought-provoking workshop based on the principles of Read More

WYO to present ‘Dances with Wolves’

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Dances with Wolves” on Sunday as part of the 2014 Western Film Series. Weekly on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. Westerns will be shown and popcorn will be served. “Dances with Wolves” starring Kevin Costner will be hosted by Butch Jellis and Gene Sturlin. Tickets are $10 for Read More

Local company taps into social media market

SHERIDAN — A group of Sheridan entrepreneurs is pioneering the untapped realm of local social media marketing. Flood Marketing, LLC, consists of a five-member team with strong Sheridan ties and a new initiative to harness Sheridan’s online economy. Operations Executive Josh Law, who turns 26 today, said it was his days in Sheridan High School Read More

Dayton approves weapons ordinance

January 7, 2014

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council unanimously approved on second reading an ordinance that will prohibit the discharge of weapons in town limits. Ten residents attended the meeting, and six or seven spoke against the ordinance, Dayton Mayor Bob Wood said. Some residents took issue with the wording of the ordinance, which has a section noting Read More

City OKs ward boundary alteration

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council approved an ordinance to alter the boundary between Ward 2 and Ward 3 near Sheltered Acres Park at its meeting Monday. The change was made as a technical clean-up due to legislative redistricting following the 2010 census, city Clerk Scott Badley said. “There was a slight discrepancy in the legislative Read More

SCSD2 reports buses unplugged

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Police received a report Monday that someone had apparently unplugged several school buses while they were parked at the Sheridan County School District 2 bus barn. According to the police incident report, an individual would have had to climb over a fence into the bus parking area in order to unplug Read More

Franck graduates basic combat training

SHERIDAN — Army Reserve Private Justin A. Franck graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Franck is the former ward of Fred Forni of Sheridan and the son of David Franck of Billings, Mont. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 2013. His nine-week training program included physical fitness, basic combat, military weapons, Read More

Next Plus 50 Encore Class to be held Jan. 14

SHERIDAN — The next Plus 50 Encore Class in the “Managing the Generational Difference” series will be held Jan. 14. This series of free classes is offered to members of the community age 50 and older at the Sheridan College Main Street campus, 171 N. Main St. The topic of this month’s class is basic Read More

Trail End Guilds to meet Jan. 14

SHERIDAN — The Trail End Guilds will meet Jan. 14. The meeting will commence at 7 p.m. at the Trail End State Historic Site. TEG sponsors at least one major event each year, the Holiday Open House during the first weekend of December. Membership dues start at $5 a year and meetings are typically held Read More

Horse drawn buggy

Sara Ogle rides in the back of a buggy Saturday afternoon with her family on Highway 14 near Dayton while her father, Tom Ogle, steers the team. The Ogles prefer to travel via horsepower rather than driving their truck.

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