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Living the American dream in Sheridan: Korean immigrant created successful local businesses with little English, fewer dollars

February 17, 2015

SHERIDAN — “Money is always flying in the air — you just have to reach up and grab it,” Kon Ho In said. In is the ultimate business man. He’s always thinking about the next booming industry or the expansion of his store Star Liquors. In loves Warren Buffett, a man much like himself, who Read More

SCSD1 moves board meeting to TRMS

February 16, 2015

RANCHESTER — The monthly school board meeting of Sheridan County School District 1 scheduled for Tuesday will be held in a new location. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with a closed executive session and open to the public at approximately 6 p.m., will be held in the cafeteria of Tongue River Middle Read More

Wyoming Supreme Court to hear case at SHS

SHERIDAN — One day before the “We the People” state champion team from Sheridan High School takes flight for the national competition in Washington, D.C., they and other area students will get to take part in an actual hearing of the Wyoming Supreme Court thanks to a unique opportunity currently in the works. On April Read More

Woman arrested last week on 2004 warrant

SHERIDAN — While Bonnie Stewart’s arrest warrant looks like any other issued by the Sheridan County Circuit Court, a quick glance at the judge’s signature shows that it is not. The signature belongs not to sitting Judge Shelley Cundiff, but to former Judge John J. Sampson who retired in 2012. The warrant was issued in Read More

City to consider grant application for ambulance to be used by RMA

SHERIDAN — On Tuesday, the Sheridan City Council will consider the submission of a grant request to the State Loan and Investment Board for the purchase of a new ambulance that will be utilized by private ambulance service Rocky Mountain Ambulance. According to a memo from Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens, the grant will request Read More

Locals shine at Special Olympics

SHERIDAN — After winning a gold medal in the 100-meter race by half a snowshoe, athlete Chloe Laumann had three words of advice for anyone who has thought about entering a race but lacked the courage: “Just do it.” The 13-year-old competitor from Sheridan — and all the other athletes who recently competed in the Read More

Group to ask for city support for pool project

SHERIDAN — Tuesday night, the Citizens for Community Recreation will present a proposal for a new indoor aquatics center to the Sheridan City Council. The proposed aquatics center is projected to cost around $12.5 million and would be located south of the current YMCA facility on the soccer fields in downtown Sheridan. The project design Read More

Laumann to speak at Big Horn Woman’s Club

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the group’s clubhouse. Helen Laumann will speak about the historic hotels and boarding houses in the area. The meeting is free and open to all women. For additional information, contact Kathy Hosford at 674-7656. The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse Read More

SC to host author, architect Jeremiah Eck

SHERIDAN — Author and architect Jeremiah Eck will give a presentation Thursday at 6 p.m. at Sheridan College. The event, brought to the community by TSP, Dale Buckingham Architects and architect Dan Stalker, is free and open to the public. Eck will discuss “timeless solutions, current technologies and the significant impact they can have on Read More

SHS officials announce 2nd-quarter ‘A’ honor roll

SHERIDAN —  Sheridan High School officials released the school’s second-quarter honor rolls last week. To be eligible for the “A” Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled in five classes at Sheridan High School and earn a 3.99 – 3.5 grade point average and no grades lower than a “C.” Ninth grade Kaylee Abernatha, Daniel Read More

Vehicle strikes Mill Inn; no injuries reported

February 14, 2015

SHERIDAN — At approximately 8:35 a.m. on Feb. 14, Sheridan Fire-Rescue, Sheridan Police Department, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and Rocky Mountain Ambulance responded to a report of a vehicle striking The Mill Inn. On arrival a full-size sedan was found to have driven into room 113. There were no injuries to the driver or the Read More

SCSD3 facilities evaluation identifies projects to add to 3-5 year plan

CLEARMONT — The first official school board meeting for new Sheridan County School District 3 trustee Barry Bauer was a long one as the board, members of the administration and the district steering committee took part in an all-day work session Wednesday. From facilities plans and staffing to student data and general government leadership training, Read More

Protecting the flock

CLEARMONT — It is a landscape that doesn’t seem to change, its domed, herd-of-camels hills casting long shadows over dusty ground specked with sagebrush, muddy ground specked with sagebrush, snowy ground specked with sagebrush. But it does change. That old International truck sprouting weeds next to the unnamed road leading to the Flying U Ranch Read More

G&F seeking info. on elk poaching case

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information leading to the apprehension of those responsible for the illegal killing of eight elk in Sheridan County. The elk were discovered on a private ranch northwest of Parkman and WGFD officials said they believe the animals were killed in the last month or so. Read More

Sheridan man sentenced for felony fraud charge

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man appeared in court Thursday for sentencing stemming from a felony fraud charge filed in 2014 for the issuance of a $4,000 check that could not be cashed due to insufficient funds. Stephen Raley had previously been sentenced to a one-year split sentence for similar fraud charges for writing bad checks Read More

Agendas Feb. 14, 2015

Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Board room, central office 1127 Dayton St., Ranchester • Call the meeting to order • Executive session 1. Personnel • Pledge of Allegiance • Reading of Mission Statement • Roll call • Approval of agenda • Presentations and recognitions 1. Student clubs and Read More

SHS announces principal’s honor roll

February 13, 2015

SHERIDAN— Sheridan High School officials recently announced the names of those students who earned a place on the principal’s honor roll. The principal’s honor roll consists of students who earn all As and are enrolled in at least five classes at Sheridan High School. The following students earned a place on the principal’s honor roll: Read More

Youth to compete in Stars of Tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Youth will compete in the finals for the local Stars of Tomorrow contest Friday beginning at 7 p.m. at the WYO Theater. The competition is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and is open to children in kindergarten through high school. The contest is split into four divisions. The top three finishers will receive Read More

Birding at the Brinton set for Feb. 21

SHERIDAN —Join instructor Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at The Brinton” on Feb. 21 from 9-11 a.m. at The Brinton Museum. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Brinton Museum, Science Kids and Bighorn Audubon. The museum is located at 239 Read More

Woman sentenced to 8-20 years for vehicular homicide

SHERIDAN — A tearful Hannah Terry sat in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday as a judge handed down her sentence for the aggravated homicide of Larry Hurst and the injuries caused to Sara Hurst last spring. Judge William Edelman sentenced Terry to eight to 20 years for aggravated homicide with a vehicle and six to Read More

Fearnow pleads guilty to pharmacy burglary

SHERIDAN — A local man pleaded guilty to a felony burglary charge Thursday at his arraignment in 4th Judicial District Court. Kyle Logan Fearnow, 26, explained to Judge William Edelman how he had climbed to the roof of the Hospital Pharmacy on Main Street in May, entered the store through the attic, filled a trash Read More

NGSC bill requires ‘unique’ science standards

SHERIDAN — The “Next Generation Science Standards-2” bill (House Bill 23) passed its third reading in the Wyoming State Senate Thursday, but the bill which was created to remove a hindrance on the State Board of Education’s review of new state science standards now carries a new caveat as an amendment was added. The Wyoming Read More

Fairgrounds Association adding 8th member to board

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Association decided Thursday to add one more member to its board. The board’s bylaws allow it to consist of five to nine members, board Chairman Steve Eliason said. As chairman, he is allowed to propose changes to the number of members to the Board of County Commissioners. No vote Read More

County officials: Be cautious when burning piles, fields

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County fire warden and the rural fire protection districts of Sheridan County issued a notice to remind landowners and contractors to be careful with pile and field burning during the coming months. Officials advise that burning should not be done when high winds are expected. Officials added that the last few Read More

SMH Auxiliary presents donations totaling $45K

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presented donations totaling $45,000 to the hospital at its annual meeting Feb. 6 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. With these funds, the Auxiliary has now given more than $498,000 to the hospital over the years.    Auxiliary President and Kozy Korner Gift Shop buyer Wanda Hanebrink presented two checks Read More

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