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Legion Auxiliary to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will gather Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. All women are welcome to attend the meeting to learn about what the group does for veterans. For additional information, contact Jean Arzy at 672-3623. The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W.… Continue Reading

Gordon to discuss beliefs, fabric of our inner worlds

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on trauma, beliefs, value and worth for the January editions of the Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on beliefs and what is at the fabric of your inner world. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30… Continue Reading

A night, semester with the Simpsons

A night, semester with the Simpsons

SHERIDAN— Pete Simpson is back in town. The two-term Sheridan area state representative and former administrator at Sheridan College will begin teaching a seven-week course at the college on Tuesday called “Wyoming’s Political Identity.” Members of the community are encouraged to enroll. Simpson, who grew up in Cody, is part of the political dynasty that… Continue Reading

Witnesses in jury trial describe ‘filthy’ living situation

SHERIDAN — During the third day of a jury trial in 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday, witnesses described the living situation of three alleged child abuse victims. They also discussed the change in the children’s spirits after they were placed in foster care. The trial involves two Sheridan County residents who are charged with felony… Continue Reading

Hospital Foundation grants hospital $1.5 mill for ICU

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital received a major funding boost in its capital campaign last night for the expansion of the Intensive Care Unit. Ada Kirven, executive director of the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation, announced the foundation would grant the hospital $1.5 million to help with construction and maintenance for the ICU building. The contribution… Continue Reading

SCSD3 officials shift focus after bus barn fire

SCSD3 officials shift focus after bus barn fire

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 officials are still busy handling the wreckage from a fire on Jan. 1 that destroyed three buses and damaged the bus barn. But with the 2016 legislative session just around the corner, Superintendent Charles Auzqui hopes to shift focus. Auzqui and business manager John Camino will present at… Continue Reading

Chamber After Hours set for Wednesday at WYO

SHERIDAN — The next round of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is set for Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. The monthly social and networking event is held at a different member location each month. This month’s event will take place at the WYO Theater and will be co-hosted by the theater and… Continue Reading

Young at Heart Players to resume meeting Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Young at Heart Players will resume meeting Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The senior theater group is under the direction of Pat Tomsovic and is aimed at those age 50 or older. The group is currently seeking cast members for a melodrama called “The Paper Bag Bandit” or… Continue Reading

Intricacies, laughter of working in a small town

Intricacies, laughter of working in a small town

DAYTON — On any given day, you can find Linda Lofgren manning the front office of Dayton Town Hall, always taking time from her work to help residents and travelers in need. If you’ve lived in Dayton for almost any period of time, there is a good chance you’ve come across Lofgren. Many Dayton residents… Continue Reading

Looking ahead to Fort Mackenzie’s future

Looking ahead to Fort Mackenzie’s future

Editor’s note: This is the third article in a series about Fort Mackenzie High School and the future of alternative schools in Sheridan County. SHERIDAN — Three items are on the wish list for alternative education in Sheridan over the next few years: a new building, new accountability measures and a program expansion that would… Continue Reading

SCSD2 audit shows careful district bookkeeping

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2’s business office received the highest possible rating on its most recent compliance audit, which measures how well district bookkeeping aligns with spending rules that accompany the federal, state and private money the district receives. “It also is gratifying to see that our hard work has paid off when… Continue Reading

Missing Louisiana man found alive and well

SHERIDAN — A man who was reported missing by his family in Louisiana has been found by local law enforcement officials. Gerald “Joe” Lott, 55, of Louisiana reportedly left his hometown in Louisiana on Dec. 31 with the reported intention of “kayaking the Mississippi River.” Shortly after his departure, his family reported him as a… Continue Reading

Senior Center organizing ‘Jane party’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is organizing a party for Janes on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn. The event will feature food and fun. All those with the name Jane, no matter how it is spelled and whether the person is a man or a woman, is invited to attend.… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host showing of ‘The Cowboys’ on Sunday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will show classic Westerns on the big screen each Sunday at 2 p.m. throughout January. This week’s film will be “The Cowboys.” Other films will include “3:10 to Yuma” and “Death Rides a Horse.” Each show will be hosted by local residents including Craig Johnson, Gene Sturling and others. The… Continue Reading

Stars of Tomorrow auditions set for next week

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the annual Stars of Tomorrow competition will host auditions for this year’s show Tuesday and Thursday. The Tuesday auditions will be for those children in kindergarten through fifth grades. There are two divisions in that age group — kindergarten to second grade and third- through fifth-graders. The Thursday auditions will be… Continue Reading

Fort Mackenzie: Ahead of the curve

Fort Mackenzie: Ahead of the curve

SHERIDAN — Taylor Kelting, the health and physical education teacher at Fort Mackenzie High School, joined the staff this fall. Having spent two years teaching at the alternative high school in Rock Springs, Kelting said the school in southwest Wyoming had “a completely different environment.” “It was mostly just kids that felt like they couldn’t… Continue Reading

Jury hears from pediatrician in child abuse case

SHERIDAN — Testimony from a Sheridan pediatrician in a criminal child abuse trial that began Monday painted the image of three children who were neglected by their parents. Testifying as a witness for the prosecution in a jury trial in 4th Judicial District Court, Sheridan pediatrician Mary Bowers said Sheridan County residents Michael A. Tibbets… Continue Reading

Traffic stop results in two felony arrests

SHERIDAN — Two Texas men are facing 10 years behind bars after being stopped by law enforcement in what is alleged to be a stolen vehicle. Fernando Martinez and Roberto Valdes are charged with wrongful taking or disposal of property. They face up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $10,000 or both. An affidavit… Continue Reading

SCSO, USFS seek information on missing Louisiana man

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Forest Service officials are currently seeking information regarding 55-year-old Geord “Joe” Lott of Louisiana. Lott reportedly left his hometown in Louisiana on Dec. 31 with the reported intention of “kayaking the Mississippi River.” He left driving his burgundy Jeep Wrangler carrying a blue kayak. Shortly following his… Continue Reading

Ligocki to take over Mossholders Design Center

Ligocki to take  over Mossholders  Design Center

SHERIDAN — Years ago, if you told Aaron Ligocki that someday he would be sitting in the owner’s office at Mossholders Design Center, he would have called you crazy. But Ligocki started as the warehouse manager at the business eight years ago, and has worked his way to the top. “If you are forthright, honest… Continue Reading

WYO to host next ‘Live from The Met’ Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host Bizet’s “Les Pecheurs de Perles,” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to gather Friday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will gather Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the group’s clubhouse. Carla Triers will give a presentation about the Sheridan Foster Home. The meeting is free and open to all women. For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804. The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 314… Continue Reading

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