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Kids work as citizen scientists

October 10, 2014

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.

Local Briefs Oct. 9, 2014

Canine weight pull contest scheduled for Saturday SHERIDAN — Muddy Paw Prints pet supply will host the second annual weight pull contest on Saturday. Dogs big or small are welcome to compete for prizes. There is no cost to participate. Sign-ups and weigh-ins start at noon, with the event set to begin at 1 p.m. Read More

Hamilton touts need to set small goals for yourself

October 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — In 2004 the book “Soul Surfer” made waves telling the tale of a brave young woman who survived a shark attack while surfing and went on to become a national champion and professional surfer, all after the shark claimed her left arm. In 2011 that tale was made into a major motion picture Read More

Dayton leaders decide against burning buildings

DAYTON — Dayton officials had hoped to burn down one house on the town’s recently purchased property near Scott Bicentennial Park to provide a firefighting exercise for volunteers on the Dayton fire department. Instead, they decided at their meeting Monday to have all five structures on the property torn down and hauled to the landfill. Read More

Building businesses: Ranchester mercantile plans still underway

RANCHESTER — Drawings for the proposed Main Street Mercantile in Ranchester are approximately 95 percent complete and the project will soon be ready to bid, Town Engineer Chris Johnson told members of town council Tuesday. Johnson said there will be a meeting about the mercantile tonight to discuss final details on the drawings and discuss Read More

Local hunter dies in Bighorns

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — A hunter died in the Bighorn Mountains Monday after suffering from acute cardiac arrest. Bruce K. Dovey, 57, of Sheridan had gone elk hunting with a friend near Boyd Ridge when he complained of not feeling well. Lt. Mark Conrad with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said Dovey then fell over. His Read More

WGFD seeking information on elk killing near Burgess Junction

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are seeking information regarding an incident that occurred Oct. 3 west of Burgess Junction along Wyoming Highway 14A. At approximately 3:30 p.m., a small group of elk were observed in the Hidden Tepee Creek drainage on the south side of the highway near mile marker 91. Several Read More

Celebrating 10 years of living with cancer: Friends, family, colleagues celebrate with SHS staff member

SHERIDAN — Maxine Fudge’s face registered surprise and delight when she walked into a room filled with friends and fellow teachers cheering for her at Sheridan High School after class on Tuesday. This day was special — it marked 10 years of living with breast cancer. Fudge works as a paraprofessional at Sheridan High School. Read More

Stopka receives lifetime achievement award

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Airport Operators Association late last month presented Sheridan County Airport Manager John Stopka with the WAOA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was given in recognition of Stopka’s community and airport dedication and his years of service improving aviation in Wyoming, a media release stated. Stopka began his aviation career in 1975 when Read More

Artists reception set for Thursday at SAGE Gallery

SHERIDAN — An artists reception for the SAGE Gallery exhibit “Brush Strokes” will be held Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the gallery. The show features paintings by local artists Nancy Furnish, Patti Manigault and Darlene Reiter. The show is free, open to the public and will be on display through Oct. 30. For more information, Read More

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