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Rep. John Patton dies at 84, leaves legacy of service

Rep. John Patton dies at 84, leaves legacy of service

UPDATE: (11:59 a.m.) SHERIDAN — Family members of Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, have confirmed that he died Sunday at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Patton was 84. His oldest son Bill Patton said this morning that he died at 3:33 p.m. Sunday at the hospital from pulmonary failure. Patton had a heart attack in Cheyenne on Feb.… Continue Reading

Weekend Easter egg hunts planned

SHERIDAN — A number of Easter egg hunts will be held in Sheridan County this weekend as area residents celebrate the spring holiday. The following is a list of activities planned for the upcoming weekend. The list was compiled by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Saturday • 10-11 a.m., Tongue River Valley Community Center… Continue Reading

Court Briefs April 4, 2015

Simmons sentenced for drug possession SHERIDAN — Fourth Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn sentenced a 26-year-old to three to six years in prison for felony possession of more than 3 grams of methamphetamines on Friday morning. David Simmons had a long criminal history, having previously appeared numerous times in circuit court with more than 40… Continue Reading

F.A.B. McNenny set to speak at annual women’s conference

SHERIDAN — The third annual F.A.B. (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference presented by The Sheridan Press is less than two weeks away and will feature local and regional experts, personal and professional development, good times, good food and of course, fabulous women. After a winter storm snowed out the inaugural year and scheduling issues arose… Continue Reading

Brinton Museum offers ceramic artist lecture, workshop

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum, in partnership with Sheridan College, will host ceramic artist Kim Dickey for an evening lecture and workshop demonstration on Thursday and Friday. Dickey is an art professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is known for her large-scale, sculptural pieces. Dickey received her master of fine arts… Continue Reading

Chamber Luncheon to focus on keeping your business safe

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Best Western Sheridan Center. The program, “Keeping Your Business Safe and Secure,” will feature Johan Bloomhart from WatchGuard Technologies. The luncheon is open to the public. The cost for the buffet lunch is… Continue Reading

Staff, steps or stuff: What will SCSD1 fund?

RANCHESTER — With an external cost adjustment in hand and preliminary budgets for the 2015-16 school year estimated, officials at Sheridan County School District 1 began early discussions Thursday afternoon on how to spend the money coming in. The district has been the site of much turmoil as of late as financial difficulties led to… Continue Reading

County P&Z OKs N. Main quarry permit

SHERIDAN — A local quarry could provide construction materials for the future north Sheridan interchange and combined state projects after the County Planning and Zoning Commission approved an application Thursday evening. Applicant John E. Rice and Sons, Inc., doing business as The Wrench Ranch, received the go-ahead from the Commission to use the 40-acre, agricultural-zoned… Continue Reading

Not guilty plea in nine counts of felony forgery

SHERIDAN — Destiny Pyke pleaded not guilty to nine counts of felony forgery Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Pyke has been accused of forging checks on an account belonging to the Tunnel Inn. The checks allegedly totaled more than $6,500. Each of the nine counts carries a penalty of up to 10 years in… Continue Reading

Plea agreement on fraud, forgery charges

SHERIDAN — Jacob Kethman, 20, entered into a plea agreement with the state Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Kethman has been charged with two counts of felony unlawful use of a credit card and two counts of felony forgery. Each of the counts carries a potential penalty of up to 10 years in prison,… Continue Reading

Fauber trial to be rescheduled

SHERIDAN — The May 4-5 jury trial dates set for the case of Joseph Fauber, 42, will likely be rescheduled if a settlement is not reached. Fauber’s trial is stacked behind another trial on those days and Judge William Edelman of 4th Judicial District Court said he would look for other days the trial could… Continue Reading

Alford enters plea on third felony charge

SHERIDAN — Richard Alford, 36, appeared before Judge William Edelman Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court for a pre-trial conference, entering a not guilty plea to a third felony the state has filed against him. The charges stem from an October 2014 incident in which Alford is accused of breaking into a home and attempting… Continue Reading

Longtime theater owner earns national award

Longtime theater owner earns national award

SHERIDAN — Bill Campbell grew up in front of the silver screen. He’s a second-generation theater owner, working most of his life in Sheridan’s only movie theater. There may not be anyone who knows the theater industry better than he does. Later this month, Campbell will be honored with the highest award in his industry.… Continue Reading

Registration open for Science Kids summer programs

SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for a variety of Science Kids summer programs. Register online at science-kids.org for any of these upcoming events: June 8-11: Eat It, Leave It, Weave It (ages 9-11) June 15-18: Leaf Leapers (ages 6-8) June 22-25: Art of Birding and Art of Birding 2.0 (ages 9-11 and 12-14, respectively)… Continue Reading

Science lecture to focus on citizen science

SHERIDAN — The next installment of the spring 2015 lecture series at the Sheridan College Science Museum will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Science Museum/Mohns Center at Sheridan College. The program, “WyoBio: A New Citizen Science Web Portal for Wyoming Naturalists and Researchers,” will focus on citizen science and be led by… Continue Reading

Conversations in History to be held Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The next “Casual Conversations in History” discussion will focus on the “History of Horse Racing to Fair Grounds and Flour Mills of Sheridan County.” The program will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. Historian Helen Laumann will lead the event. “Casual Conversations in History” is sponsored by the Sheridan… Continue Reading

Open house a time for public input on land use

SHERIDAN — What would you like the city of Sheridan and surrounding areas to look like the next five, 10, 20 years? This is what city and county officials hope to find out. The two entities and their consultants will host an open house on April 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the Sheridan County Chamber… Continue Reading

Hospital prepares for full-time LifeFlight addition

SHERIDAN — Wyoming LifeFlight is only months away from being established at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. After agreements between Air Methods Corporation and SMH were announced during the last week of February, SMH CEO Mike McCafferty told the board of trustees yesterday at its monthly meeting that hospital personnel is currently working alongside Air Methods to… Continue Reading

Kid doctors search for a diagnosis

Kid doctors search for a diagnosis

SHERIDAN — There are perhaps few things more challenging in the medical profession than patient diagnosis — transforming a list of symptoms and a review of medical history into a potentially life-saving conclusion in a short period of time (no pressure). Attempting this feat is even harder when you are 10 years old, but that… Continue Reading

VOA awarded grant for Montana operations

SHERIDAN — Volunteers of America Northern Rockies has been awarded a three-year grant to expand Supportive Services for Veteran Families across Montana. The $6 million grant comes from the Veterans Administration. “We are honored to expand our current partnership with the Veterans Administration to bring critical services to Veterans on a statewide scale,” President and… Continue Reading

SHS choirs to perform festival music at concert

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choirs will perform a concert for the community at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Sheridan High School Sue Henry Auditorium. The concert will feature the songs the four choirs will be taking to the upcoming Northeast District Festival to be held April 30 in Gillette. The Honor Choir will… Continue Reading

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday at Sagebrush Art Center

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday at Sagebrush Art Center

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual presentations and readings… Continue Reading

Akcita Win to meet Tuesday, make hot packs

SHERIDAN — The April meeting of Akcita Win will feature construction of hot packs to be donated to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter, as demonstrated by hostesses Mary Ann Fiedor and Janice Nielsen. Attendees are asked to bring a dog or cat toy to donate. All are welcome to attend. For more information about… Continue Reading

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