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Senior Center holding garage sale Aug. 8-9

August 1, 2014

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Senior Center is having a garage sale Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9. They are currently accepting donations for it. On Friday the garage sale will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday the garage sale will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you’d like to donate, Read More

3 Town Council members vie for Dayton mayor

DAYTON — Three candidates, all current members of Dayton Town Council, have stepped into the race to fill the big, soon-to-be-vacant shoes of Mayor Bob Wood, who is retiring his position after 25 years at the helm. That quarter-century has included large undertakings like paving most of the streets in town, creating a fire and Read More

NSI Academy fall festival to feature Craft brothers

SHERIDAN— The NSI Academy will present its fall fest Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9. On Friday there will be a pig spit barbecue and live music by The Craft Brothers starting at 6 p.m. On Saturday at 9 a.m., there will be a 5k Color Run that you can register for online. There Read More

Wyoming Watercolor Society to host awards ceremony, reception

SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Watercolor Society will have an awards ceremony and artists’ reception Thursday. They are hosting the 29th annual National Watercolor Exhibition again this year at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The reception starts at 5 p.m., and refreshments will be provided. Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. For Read More

Kindergarten screening opportunities still available

SHERIDAN — As the educational climate of the United States continually evolves to keep up with a progressively challenging world marketplace, benchmarks in learning are pushed higher and more is expected out of youth at every grade level. Though much focus has been put on the testing systems or minimum standards older children are subjected Read More

Candidates for Dayton mayor, town council discuss growth

DAYTON — Thursday’s candidate forum in Dayton allowed four council and three mayoral candidates to reveal their reasons for running and their plans for office, but the question and answer session also revealed the concerns of residents who want to keep Dayton’s small town charm while fighting off the sleepy stupor that can settle on Read More

2014 FAB Women’s Conference tickets on sale Monday

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the second annual FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference will go on sale Monday on The Sheridan Press website. This year’s event will take place Sept. 26-27 at Sheridan College. On the evening of Sept. 26, the FAB Woman of the Year banquet will recognize nominees for this year’s top honor. Read More

Self-defense presentation for women set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a presentation Tuesday on self-defense for older women beginning at 5:30 p.m. The presentation is offered free to community members of all ages through the Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or more” Life Planning Lecture series. There is no advance sign-up required. Presenter Francine Russell of Empower Read More

County museum offering ‘Tidbit Tuesday’ Aug. 5

SHERIDAN — The next offering of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held on Tuesday. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and open to all, but space Read More

Hospital to host blood drive Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will have a blood drive Thursday. There is a critical need for O negative and O positive blood types. The drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in conference room B at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, 1401 W. Fifth St. Appointments are strongly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Read More

Barre Body focus of ‘Flavor of the Week’

SHERIDAN — In celebration of its fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be Read More

SCSD2 kindergarten screenings now open

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 is holding a second opportunity for kindergarten screening. All kindergarten parents are urged to have their child attend this screening if they did not do so in April. Appointments can be made by calling 674-7405, extension 5105 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. no later Read More

Doug Andrews to perform at next farmers market

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. This week’s activities include a watermelon eating contest, homemade pie contest, rooster crowing contest, a market basket raffle Read More

Adriaens’ transition to chief of staff raises questions regarding police pension

July 31, 2014

SHERIDAN — Mayor John Heath said Wednesday that interim Chief of Staff Rich Adriaens is spending a majority of his time working at the police department to help with the transition there while also attending meetings with city department heads about an hour each morning as he moves into his new role. Adriaens was appointed interim Read More

School, college board filing opens Aug. 6

SHERIDAN — Primary elections are underway and everywhere you look colorful signs and ads prominently displaying last names are popping up. Next week, a new batch of hopefuls will join the race. The filing period to run in the general elections for all school and college boards opens Aug. 6 and Sheridan County will likely Read More

SMH hires 2 physicians, notes hospital still without debt

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital Chief of Staff Dr. Sara Smith announced at Wednesday’s board meeting that the hospital has hired two new physicians. Dr. Elizabeth Brown is an OB/GYN who came to Sheridan from Thermopolis. She completed her medical training through the WWAMI Regional Medical Education program, which enables students from Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana Read More

Rec. District: Advocates for BH community center need to speak up

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District Board is hoping for more community support for the proposed Big Horn Community Center. Once again, the Big Horn Community Center took up a majority of the discussion at last night’s board meeting. Before the board even began discussing their next steps with the project, Read More

Dayton OKs plans for new farmers market

DAYTON — If all goes as planned, Dayton residents Brad and Wanda Johnston will establish a new farmers market on Main Street just north of the Mountain Inn Bar. The Johnstons received a vote of approval from the Dayton Planning Committee on Wednesday to divide their property into two parcels to accommodate the market. The Read More

Jaycees seek to raise funds to prevent malaria

SHERIDAN— Help the Sheridan Jaycees raise funds to prevent malaria in Africa. On Thursday, Aug. 7, there will be a family fun event at Kendrick Park starting at 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment from the Boot Hill band, dance lessons, silent auction, food vendors and adult beverages. This is a fundraiser for Nothing Read More

ParkFit to feature functional circuits

SHERIDAN — EMIT Technologies, the Recreation District and the Wellness Council have partnered to present ParkFit 2014. Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 12:10-12:50 p.m. a free fitness class will be offered at one of the local parks. The next session will be fun and functional circuits by Pure Energy at Sheltered Acres. A full Read More

Knights of Columbus blood drive set for Wed.

SHERIDAN—The Knights of Columbus will hold a blood drive Wednesday. From 2-6 p.m. at 301 E. Brundage St., they will be taking blood donations. Donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. For more information call Ken Weber at 672-5058.

Cornerstone, time capsule prepared for new school

July 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — Kicking back with the Thursday edition of the paper in hand, the front page story “The Corner Stone Laid” tells of a “clear, bright and balmy day” in which a time capsule is sealed behind “a beautiful piece of Wyoming marble taken from the Stocks quarry near Big Horn.” The ceremony, in honor Read More

Two vie for seat in first contested race in 12 years

SHERIDAN — In a nod to small town government, the two candidates running for county treasurer in the upcoming primary election are fellow Rotarians and hunting and fishing buddies. But incumbent Treasurer Pete Carroll and candidate Scott Hininger said running against each other for political office won’t affect their friendship. Each candidate offers different skills, leadership Read More

‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday at art center

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program will host its July “Jentel Presents” on Tuesday. “Jentel Presents” is a free community outreach event open to everyone and features visual presentations and readings by artists in residency. The event will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center and refreshments will be served. This Read More

Johnson to read from work Saturday at library

SHERIDAN — Local author Abbie Johnson will read from her work Saturday. Johnson will be at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 2 p.m., and will read from her novel, “We Shall Overcome,” as well as poems from two of her collections. Copies of her books will also be available for purchase. This event Read More