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Friday comedy night to feature Ferguson

October 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Holiday Inn will host the first Friday comedy night this week with comedian Ron Ferguson. Fifty percent of the proceeds go to the Kelly Schreibeis Memorial Fund to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $7 in advance, $4 with valid student or military I.D. Read More

CROP Walk to raise money for hungry

SHERIDAN — The annual CROP Walk will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. beginning at First Christian Church in downtown Sheridan. The CROP Walk is designed to raise money for hungry people around the world. Trippin’ for Biskets will be playing at the gazebo at the starting point. Organizers said if you cannot make the Read More

Weekend Sports Outlook

Friday, Oct. 3 High school football Sheridan vs Gillette, 7 p.m. Big Horn vs Thermopolis (Homecoming), 7 p.m. NSI vs Farson-Eden High school volleyball Tongue River vs Sundance, 4 p.m. High school tennis Sheridan State Tournament at Gillette, 9 a.m. High school cross-country Sheridan at Gillette, 1 p.m. Sheridan College Rodeo at Lamar, Colorado Men’s Read More

Planning for an uncertain future: SMH moves forward with strategic planning

October 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital is on a precipice, CEO Mike McCafferty said. On one side is growth, an upward climb riddled with ever increasing challenges revolving around government regulation, financial feasibility and competition. On the other side is a steady decline that includes many of the same challenges. The difference, McCafferty said, will be Read More

Teaching in their world: Districts move closer to putting computers in all students’ hands

SHERIDAN — Some of us recall a time when having a computer in your very own home seemed futuristic, a time when walking around with a computer in your bag (or hand) was never even a thought due to the size and weight of a processor. Many of us recall the thrill of the first Read More

New Faces Oct. 1, 2014

Amelia Everly Verheeck Amelia Everly Verheeck was born July 11, 2014, at the Newton Medical Center in Newton, New Jersey. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Mike Verheeck and Jadrian Rawlings-Verheeck of Newton, New Jersey. Her grandparents Keith and Sharol Verheeck of New Haven, New York, Bill Rawlings, and Mike Read More

Fiber Arts show to be on display at library through October

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Fiber Arts Guild will hold their annual show at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Friday through Oct. 30 on the mezzanine. The show features a variety of fiber arts mediums including quilting, felting, embroidery, cross stitch and knitting from local fiber artists. A public artist reception will be held Thursday from Read More

Thursday Events Oct. 1, 2014

• 5-7 p.m. Fiber Arts Guild artist reception, Sheridan County Library, 335 W. Alger St. • 5:30-8 p.m. Shopapalooza, Best Western Sheridan Center, $15, 612 N. Main St. • 6 p.m. Wyoming Archaeological Society meeting, Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Dr. • 7 p.m. “Vampires, Warriors and Slave-makers: The Spectacular diversity and Ecological Roles of Ants” Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 1, 2014

Art Reception in Ucross for Tawni Shuler Saturday UCROSS — The artwork of Sheridan College art instructor Tawni Shuler will be on display this fall at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery. The opening reception will be held Saturday from 3-5 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Ucross Foundation Read More

Drug Take Back Day a success in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention announced Tuesday that local law enforcement officers collected 20.5 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications at the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday. The amount collected represents the weight of the medications only and not packaging. It is equivalent to approximately 46,500 Ibuprofen 200 mg Read More

Ranchester resident’s truck catches fire, closes interstate

RANCHESTER — The heat from an equipment failure caused a truck and subsequent grass fire Tuesday at mile post 194 on Interstate 25 approximately five miles north of Casper at 4:24 p.m. A 2008 Ford F-450 truck pulling a utility trailer experienced an equipment failure while traveling northbound. After stopping on the shoulder of the Read More

TRHS homecoming royalty

September 30, 2014

Court rules in 8-year Zowada, Mullinax feud

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Sheridan County commissioners last week in an attempt to settle a dispute that has been ongoing between Merlin and Lori Zowada and Mullinax Concrete Service Company for approximately eight years. The dispute began over the Zowadas’ access to landlocked property they own. In 2006, Read More

Mask making: Tradition one well-established in human history

SHERIDAN — Humans have used masks since the beginning of recorded history. Throughout time they have carried thousands of different meanings, have been made from an innumerable amount of substances and have change from culture-to-culture and from year-to-year. According to historians, in the early stone ages, hunting masks made of stone helped men covertly stalk their Read More

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Oct. 7

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 Oct. 7 from 5:30 -7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual Read More

Surfer to speak at K-Life rally Mon.

SHERIDAN — K-Life is holding a youth rally on Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School. The event will feature Bethany Hamilton. Hamilton is a pro-surfer whose life story was featured in the movie “Soul Surfer” and she is currently appearing on “The Amazing Race” and “Dolphin Tale 2.” This event is Read More

Hospice volunteer training to begin late October

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Hospice of the Big Horns will have a volunteer training beginning in late October. The training will consist of four sessions to be held on Monday evenings. Volunteers have flexible hours and can participate in various ways: helping out in homes, in the hospice office or at various activities throughout Read More

Local Briefs Sept. 30, 2014

Archaeological Society Meeting set for Thursday at Holiday Inn SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free Read More

VA to celebrate completion of residential treatment facility with ceremony Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Veteran Affairs Medical Center recently completed space for a residential rehabilitation treatment program. On Thursday at 2 p.m. the VA will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest building. “We are excited to have the building complete and be able to move patients into the new and beautiful space,” Director Read More

10 years of pumpkin picking

September 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch is celebrating its 10th anniversary of trucking families out to the fields to handpick their favorite pumpkin. For Gary and Vicki Koltiska the journey began long before that, and used to involve a lot more manual labor. Vicki Koltiska said it all started 18 years ago when her husband Read More

Group seeking candidates for Mrs. Sheridan pageant

SHERIDAN — Sheree Lynch, executive state director for the Mrs. Wyoming Pageant, said the pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Sheridan.  Once selected, the woman will advance to represent her community in the 2015 Mrs. Wyoming Pageant to be held on May 30 at Central Auditorium in Cheyenne. Local titleholders will compete Read More

Girl Scouts to present at Akcita Win

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will hold its next fall meeting Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. They will meet at Designing Dinners and will order from the menu. The program will feature Cadet Girl Scout Troop #1333. The girls will discuss an urban outing they created called an “Urban Camp,” which was held specifically for a Read More

After hours, brown bag seminars to begin next week

SHERIDAN — Throughout the months of October, November and December, Lynn Gordon will be hold free seminars at the Downtown Sheridan Association on Coffeen Avenue and Main Street. The first one will focus on anxiety and will be held Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at Read More

State archaeologist to discuss recent field work

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following dinner, Wyoming State Archaeologist Greg Pierce will Read More

SJHS teams five points away from perfect weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School football teams were just five points away from another perfect weekend. After the seventh-graders took two wins in Powell, the eighth-grade Blue team followed suit with a 32-0 victory at home against Powell. Unfortunately, the eighth-grade Gold team fell just short, losing 12-8. Ryan Sessions got things started Read More

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