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Water fluoridation in effect as of Monday

January 6, 2015

SHERIDAN — City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson has confirmed that fluoride is now being added to the water supply for city and Sheridan Area Water Supply customers. The addition of fluoride, originally scheduled to begin Thursday, began on Monday at both the Big Goose and Sheridan water treatment plants. Liquid fluorosilicic acid is being added Read More

Dayton Town Council says goodbye to longtime mayor Wood

DAYTON — When it comes right down to it, a town’s allure is found in its people. That sentiment was obvious at a reception held before the Dayton Town Council meeting Monday. Council members and community members alike mingled around Town Hall, swapping stories, laughing and, in a few cases, trying not to tear up. Read More

Webster leaves office; Lee touts need for high-speed Internet

By Mike Dunn The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — From what had been his seat for the past 20 years, outgoing Councilor Robert Webster held a soft grin on his face as he watched Councilors Jesus Rios, Alex Lee, Kelly Gooch and Thayer Shafer recite the oath of office. Monday’s meeting was the last time Webster Read More

Nonprofit offers support for caregivers

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents caring for family members or friends on an ongoing basis who find they could use a little help in meeting their daily challenges are not alone. The National Family Caregiver Support Program helps adults who are caregivers in a variety of situations including grandparents who find themselves raising their grandchildren, caregivers Read More

Preliminary hearing set in Hospital Pharmacy burglary

SHERIDAN — A preliminary hearing was set Monday for a man accused of the May burglary of the Hospital Pharmacy North. Kyle Logan Fearnow was already in jail on an unrelated warrant when he was charged with the burglary. Police responded May 30 to a call concerning broken glass at the closed pharmacy. They noted Read More

Three make initial appearance on drug arrests

SHERIDAN — Three individuals pulled over for reckless driving and arrested Friday at the Holiday gas station on North Main Street on various drug charges had initial hearings in circuit court Monday. Judy Campbell of Cheyenne pleaded not guilty to possession of marijuana and to interference with a police officer. She did not enter a Read More

Student News: UT Martin names local student to honor roll

SHERIDAN — The achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee – Martin have been recognized through the recent publication of the fall 2014 Chancellor’s Honor Rolls. Sheridan student Isaac W. Carrel was named to the roll with high honors. To be eligible for the Chancellor’s Honor Roll, a student must take at least Read More

First baby of the New Year born at SMH

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital recently welcomed the first baby to be born in 2015. Axyl Drake Larson was born at 4:35 a.m. Saturday at the hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and is the son of Nicole and Andrew Larson of Sheridan. He has one sister, Trinity. The family received a case of Read More

Local AARP chapter to meet Friday at Senior Center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Chapter 676 of AARP will host a meeting Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The program will include a potluck, details on the organization’s 2015 community project — the “Soup-er Bowl” food drive — and a legislative update concerning bills of specific interest to Wyoming seniors. All Read More

Wednesday Event Jan. 6, 2015

• 11 a.m., Health insurance enrollment presentation, conference room, Welch Cancer Center, 1585 W. Fifth St.

Sagebrush Community Art Center to host ‘Uncapped’ workshop

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host an “Uncapped” painting class Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. The class is open to individuals of all ages and skills, but attendees 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Attendees will follow along as instructor Shanoa Gardiner leads artists through the process of creating Read More

Residents concerned about increase in energy bills; MDU says rise due to increased usage in colder months

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents have recently noticed an increase in their energy bills and some have taken to social media to voice their concerns. While the conversation on social media exploded, MDU Resource Group spokesperson Mark Hanson said the company has received only a few complaints. Those who are voicing their concern over the higher Read More

Weather hampers repeater repair

January 5, 2015

SHERIDAN — A repeater used to page volunteer firefighters to fires, medical emergencies and vehicle accidents in Sheridan County that went down more than a week ago has yet to be repaired. The repeater services all volunteer departments in the county including Goose Valley, Clearmont, Ranchester, Dayton, Big Horn and Story. Sheridan Fire-Rescue uses a different Read More

Bring on the snow: More accumulation expected this week

SHERIDAN — So far, it’s been winter as usual, according to staff with the National Weather Service out of Billings, Montana. National Weather Service Observations Program Leader Larry Dooley said snow accumulation in the Sheridan area has been close to normal. The National Weather Service keeps records on snow events and accumulation from trained cooperative Read More

Charges filed in May burglary of downtown Hospital Pharmacy

SHERIDAN — A man involved in the May 30, 2014, burglary of Hospital Pharmacy at 1 S. Main St. has been served an arrest warrant. Today, police served an arrest warrant to Kyle Logan Fearnow, 26, of Sheridan. Fearnow has been incarcerated in the Sheridan County Detention Center since his arrest on Aug. 6, 2014, Read More

SPD traffic stop results in drug-related arrests

SHERIDAN — Patrons and employees of the Holiday gas station on North Main Street were surprised by an arrest at the pumps Friday evening. Three police cars boxed in a vehicle at the outer gas pumps as it pulled over in response to a traffic stop. According to Lt. Tom Ringley of the Sheridan Police Read More

Crop improvement set as topic for ‘Soupfest’

SHERIDAN — Grape geneticist and University of Wyoming instructor Dr. Sadanand Dhekney will speak at the Sheridan County YMCA’s monthly “Soupfest” on Friday. Dhenkey’s talk, entitled “The Development of Improved Plant Varieties: Boon or Bane?” will focus on the process of crop domestication and improvement. He will also speak to the advent of cutting edge Read More

Airman Konetzki graduates basic training

SHERIDAN — Air Force Airman First Class Shawn L. Konetzki recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Konetzki completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic Read More

Sagebrush art center to host ‘Uncapped’ painting class

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host an “Uncapped” painting class Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. The class is open to individuals of all ages and skills, but attendees 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Attendees will follow along as instructor Shanoa Gardiner leads artists through the process of creating Read More

Newton to discuss Native American fur trade

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn in the Le Gourmet Room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however attendees are not required to purchase dinner in order to attend the free program. Following the dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Read More

Sheridan woman charged with hitting, killing cyclist changes plea

January 2, 2015

SHERIDAN — A woman accused of hitting two bicyclists, killing one and severely wounding the other, has changed her plea and is scheduled to be sentenced in February. Hannah Terry, 34, accepted a plea agreement and changed her plea from not guilty to guilty Dec. 18. Terry was arrested May 31 when the vehicle she Read More

17 juveniles cited for MIP on otherwise quiet New Year’s holiday

SHERIDAN — Sgt. Travis Koltiska with the Sheridan Police Department said that New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day were relatively calm this year. “I was not notified of any major issues. In the middle of the week you can expect it not to be too crazy,” Koltiska said. According to police reports for Wednesday and Thursday, Read More

Revelers kick off the New Year with a jump into DeSmet

SHERIDAN — Sarah Forister has been jumping into freezing water every New Year’s Day since she was 9 years old. Shrouded in a fuzzy pink robe, she was standing with friends and waiting for her turn to jump through a hole in the ice on Lake DeSmet. Her father, Scott Forister, and his brother, Rob Read More

Communications for volunteer fire depts hampered by downed repeater

SHERIDAN — The repeater used to relay radio transmissions to volunteer firefighters in Sheridan County went down within approximately the last week. County Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Coleman said crews were able to install a portable repeater tower on a hill in Big Horn, but it has limited capabilities and is not placed at a Read More

Preceptor Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recognized

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young recognized the Preceptor Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi at the President’s Luncheon last month. In 2001, the 20 members of the local chapter initiated a unique scholarship program that gives preference to nontraditional, sophomore women students who maintain a 3.0 grade point average. The chapter awards Read More

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