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‘My journey started in jail’: Woman learns she’s pregnant while incarcerated, turns life around

October 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Anyone could pick a piece of her story — single mom, drug addict, pregnant with twins in jail, a restored relationship with her estranged father days before he died — and softly coo, “You poor girl.” But Christina Oien wouldn’t want them to. Oien looks at the pieces of her story that led her Read More

Sunday and Monday Events Oct. 11, 2014

Sunday • 2-4 p.m. 4-H project expo, Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 1734 Victoria St. • 4 p.m. Cemetery tours, Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, $5 per person • 5:30 p.m. Golden Years dinner, Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St., $15 per person Monday No events scheduled.

Local Briefs Oct. 11, 2014

Science Museum to host lecture Wednesday SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Mohn’s Science Center will continue its fall 2014 lecture series Wednesday at 7 p.m. The lecture to be presented by Holly Martin will focus on “A Biological Arms Race.” Martin is a member of the biology faculty at Gillette College. The lecture will be Read More

Agendas Oct. 11, 2014

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 608 Broadway St.  • Call to order 1. Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda 1. Additions         2. Deletions • Approve minutes of the Oct. 6, 2014, Town Council meeting • Announcements/correspondence • Old business update 1. Hear from Sen. Dave Kinskey 2. Optional Read More

LCCC tops Generals soccer at home

October 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s soccer team lost 2-0 to Laramie County Community College Friday night. While still a loss, it was an improvement over the last time the teams met, when LCCC topped the Generals 6-0. “We gave up a couple of goals and had some mental errors,” coach Jeff Hallenbeck said Friday Read More

Birding at The Brinton Oct. 18

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at The Brinton” Oct. 18 from 9-11 a.m. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is located 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.

WYO Theater to host 25th anniversary gala fundraiser

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host the 25th anniversary gala fundraiser Oct. 18. Local actors will perform “42nd Street.” According to the WYO Theater website, the play is “a big, bold musical set in 1933 that celebrates the stuff that dreams are made of. This is the story of hard work, being in the Read More

First United Methodist Women to hold fall luncheon Oct. 16

SHERIDAN — The First United Methodist Women will hold the annual fall salad luncheon Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chicken enchiladas will be featured along with salads and dessert. The price for lunch is $7 and the public is welcome to attend. The lunch will be held at the church, located at Read More

Horton announced as keynote speaker at wellness festival

SHERIDAN — The Wellness Council of Sheridan County announced late last month that Tony Horton will be the keynote speaker at the annual wellness festival set for Jan. 23-24. Horton is a celebrity trainer and creator of the P90X fitness program. He will speak Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Early Auditorium at Sheridan Read More

Kids work as citizen scientists

DAYTON — Green hair bows and delightful squeals on a merry-go-round are not typical images associated with scientists, but the absence of white lab coats and doctorate degrees did not make the science occurring at the park in Dayton on Wednesday any less valid. Students from sixth-grade classes at Tongue River Middle School spent the Read More

Film depicting large-scale escape of American POWs to be shown Saturday

SHERIDAN — A film screening presented by The Wyoming Humanities Council will feature “4-4-43” at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Whitney Presentation Hall at Sheridan College. The film is a documentary from author and filmmaker John Lukacs and is based on Lukacs’ book “Escape from Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break Read More

SMH earns ‘Commitment to Quality’ award

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital recently received an award for its dedication to providing high quality patient care. The Commitment to Quality award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health measures the quality of patient care based on seven indicators that are compared nationally. Sheridan Memorial Hospital received the award at the Wyoming Hospital Association’s annual meeting in Read More

Smiley to sign books Sat.

SHERIDAN — Author Mark Smiley will sing copies of his book “Surviving the Big Horns” on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery located at 206 N. Main St. For more information call Robby Smith at 674-8080.

27 SHS students earn AP Scholar Awards

SHERIDAN — Twenty-seven students at Sheridan High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. Gretchen Dougherty qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more Read More

ACHS asking for help to win $100,000 grant, private concert

CLEARMONT — Arvada-Clearmont High School staff and students are asking area residents, friends and family members to help them win a $100,000 grant and a private concert by The Band Perry. The contest — Celebrate My Drive — is a safe driving program sponsored by State Farm Insurance that offers grants to schools that make Read More

Press wins 2 national newswriting awards

October 9, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press won two national newswriting awards, the Inland Press Association announced this week. The Press earned a first place investigative reporting award for the package of stories titled “SCSD2 misled public about rec facility.” The news package included a timeline of events for when Sheridan County School District 2 began to Read More

Local submariner to display replica of lost ship

SHERIDAN — When word got out that 129 men had perished when the U.S.S. Thresher went down off the New England coast on April 10, 1963, U.S. Navy submariners responded with grim silence. Local resident Ron Martini was stationed as a submariner at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, at the time. Read More

Third Montana man cited for poaching in the Bighorns

SHERIDAN — A third man has been cited in connection with the January poaching of three elk near the Eskimo Creek area in the Bighorn Mountains. Ronnie Fisher of Montana has been cited with knowingly taking antlered or horned big or trophy game. Clayvin Herrera and Colton Herrera have also been cited in connection to Read More

SCSD3 trustees discuss fate of rock school house, school mascots

SHERIDAN — From old schoolhouses to new mascots, the Sheridan County School District 3 board of trustees meeting Wednesday night was all about keeping the past alive while pushing forward to the future. Rock School House An ongoing conversation surrounding what to do with the old rock building in front of the current Arvada-Clearmont school Read More

Landon’s to host workshop on spring garden prep Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will present a free workshop Saturday. At 10 a.m., Phil Gilmore will explain how to get a jump start on your spring gardening preparations. Because space is limited, Landon’s requests pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive.

Dinner to benefit Legacy Pregnancy Center

SHERIDAN—The Knights of Columbus will host a spaghetti dinner Oct. 16. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 to 12 or $20 for a family. All proceeds benefit the Legacy Pregnancy Center. The dinner will run from 5-7 p.m. and will be held at the Knights Hall, located at 301 E. Read More

Museum accepting submissions for 2015 calendar

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum is accepting submissions for a photo contest for the 2015 calendar. Photos must be taken within 100 miles of Sheridan, can be black and white, sepia or color, but should be submitted as a 5-inch by 7-inch print. Entries will be accepted until Oct. 18 and can be submitted Read More

Sheridan Fire-Rescue to host open house

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue will host a public open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the 2014 Fire Prevention Week. The open house will include fire truck rides, station tours, a junior firefighter combat challenge and equipment displays. Attendees will also be treated to soft drinks, cookies and popcorn. Domino’s Read More

4-H Project Expo set for Sunday at fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County 4-H Project Expo will run from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The expo allows Sheridan area residents to check out current 4-H members’ projects. Projects on display will include leather craft, rockets, live animals and more. There will also be hands-on activities for youth and Read More

Friday’s Events Oct. 9, 2014

Events for Friday, October 10, 2014 • 6 p.m. Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt dinner and auction, The Ranch at Ucross, $50 • 7 p.m. Ranchester Fire Station Dedication, 600 Broadway St.

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