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SHS senior gives unusual speech

SHS senior gives unusual speech

SHERIDAN — High school graduation can be a time of mixed emotions: joy, sadness, fear and pride. Breaking from the typical mold, the commencement ceremonies of Sheridan High School on Sunday had a different dominating mood: humor. SHS Principal Brent Leibach said in his 30-plus years attending graduation ceremonies he had never heard a speech… Continue Reading

FMHS grads make most of 2nd chance

FMHS grads make most of 2nd chance

SHERIDAN — Sometimes all a person needs is a second chance. This served as a sort of unofficial theme at the Fort Mackenzie High School graduation, where all seven members of the class of 2015 walked out of the alternative school Saturday with a diploma in hand. Sheridan County School District 2 PLC Coordinator Mick… Continue Reading

BHHS grads a close-knit family

BHHS grads a close-knit family

BIG HORN — It’s easy to define a graduating class with numbers: the total number graduating, scholarship dollars earned, grade-point average and years spent together. But that isn’t how the 2015 graduating class at Big Horn High School would define themselves. “If I had to define our class in two words it would be close… Continue Reading

Flood of emotions at TRHS graduation

Flood of emotions at TRHS graduation

DAYTON — Many emotions surfaced at Sunday’s graduation ceremony at Tongue River High School. There were tears at the closing of a chapter of life and hope for everything to come in the future. As the graduates lined up and “Pomp and Circumstance” began to play, moms and dads across the gymnasium looked at their… Continue Reading

Nearly 2 inches of rain causes local flooding

Nearly 2 inches of rain causes local flooding

SHERIDAN — Between 5:53 a.m. Sunday and 5:53 a.m. Monday, the National Weather Service reports Sheridan County received 1.8 inches of rain, but the flooding throughout parts of the county — particularly along Little and Big Goose creeks — seemed to carry more water than that. As roads shut down and houses closed up, the… Continue Reading

Feldes to celebrate 60 years of marriage on June 4

Feldes to celebrate 60 years of marriage on June 4

SHERIDAN — Dan and Darlene Felde will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 4 with their family. The Feldes were married June 4, 1955, in Sheridan. Dan Felde is the son of Dave and Millie Felde. He grew up in Lodge Grass, Montana, graduating from high school in 1949. He moved to Sheridan that… Continue Reading

Cattle Industry Convention to be held June 3-6

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show will be held June 3-6 at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan. With a theme of “Nuts and Bolts of Your Industry,” the convention will focus on understanding the behind-the-scenes work done by national and state organizations. The annual convention is hosted by the Wyoming… Continue Reading

SheridanAires to present ‘Juke Joint Jump’

SHERIDAN — The SheridanAires will present ‘Juke Joint Jump’ on June 4 and 5 at the Sheridan Senior Center. This choir concert will feature special guests Heidi Parker and Morgan Parker. The concert will include dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 7:15 p.m. both nights. Cost for dinner is $10. RSVP is requested… Continue Reading

Writing their futures

     SHERIDAN — This weekend, the class of 2015 will receive their diplomas from each of the five high schools in Sheridan County. So what’s next for these 300 young adults? After they walk across that stage, they will continue on in many different directions.      Some graduates will go on to college.… Continue Reading

High school programs, staying local saves grads thousands

High school programs,  staying local saves grads thousands

SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School seniors Amanda Buller and Austen Scammon will graduate this weekend with the class of 2015, and both plan to attend Sheridan College in the fall. The duo, along with fellow grads attempting post-secondary education, heads to college in an era of uncertainty. Despite a recovering economy, a student loan… Continue Reading

Few students continue sports at collegiate level

Few students continue sports at collegiate level

SHERIDAN — You’ve seen the commercials. “There are over 380,000 student athletes, and most of us go pro in something other than sports.” It’s a National Collegiate Athletic Association slogan that emphasizes the student rather than the athlete. If you’re a sports fan attending any of the high school graduations this weekend, a large portion… Continue Reading

Recycling materials coming in, start date still on track

Recycling materials coming in, start date still on track

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s curbside recycling program continues to take shape, and city representatives say the start date of Aug. 3 remains tentatively on track. The recycling center received the first shipment of blue recycling bins Wednesday, according to Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator Darla Franklin. By the time deliveries finished up Friday, the city received… Continue Reading

Internship programs offer path to career readiness

Internship programs offer path to career readiness

SHERIDAN — Whether they are tired of school or have a burning passion for something that can’t be found in the classroom, traditional college is not always the most attractive prospect for high school seniors. That’s why many graduates are beginning to looking elsewhere to build their careers. This year, 49 seniors at Sheridan High… Continue Reading

SHS ‘Graduation Coach’ efforts seem to work

SHERIDAN – On average, countywide over the past three years, 19 percent of the student body didn’t graduate within four years. Some went on to be fifth- even sixth-year seniors and eventually get their full diploma. Others did not. During this school year, Sheridan County School District 2 has led a concentrated effort to increase… Continue Reading

Becoming partners

SHERIDAN — High school students often work a few part-time jobs in their teens, just beginning to scratch the surface of possible careers — or not, depending on what the jobs were — but things went a little differently for Sheridan High School senior Tate Williamson. At 18, he is already a part-owner in the… Continue Reading

Agendas May 23, 2015

Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board 7 p.m. Wednesday Lucille Alley Room Dayton Town Hall • Call to order • Approval of minutes of April 22 meeting • Approval of agenda A. Additions B. Deletions • Old business A. Update: Casper Star ad B. Funding request to JPB members • New business A. Pay bills… Continue Reading

From Pearl Harbor to Iraq, soldiers give all

From Pearl Harbor to Iraq, soldiers give all

“Through their deeds, the dead of battle have spoken more eloquently for themselves than any of the living ever could. But we can only honor them by rededicating ourselves to the cause for which they gave a last full measure of devotion.” — President Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address     SHERIDAN — Death — the… Continue Reading

Arvada-Clearmont — small but mighty class of 2015

Arvada-Clearmont — small but mighty class of 2015

CLEARMONT — Linzee Adamson is the valedictorian of her class. She is involved with FFA, student council National Honor Society, Tri-M, high school rodeo, 4-H, yearbook staff and plays basketball. Her best friend KayLee Stidham is the salutatorian. Stidham is involved with FFA, student council, Tri-M, FBLA, youth group yearbook and plays volleyball and basketball.… Continue Reading

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