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Decision pays off for 21-year-old who became Marine

Decision pays off for 21-year-old who became Marine

SHERIDAN — The decision did not take long. It was August 1996 when Sheridan resident Steve Leonard, then 21 years old and tired of working construction in the Florida heat, walked into a Marine Corps recruiting office and signed up the same day. He thought the military would help him pay for college and, if… Continue Reading

Chamber program to connect businesses

SHERIDAN — In an effort to help local businesses solve problems and continue growth in Sheridan’s economy, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is organizing peer-to-peer groups for owners and managers. The Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee is organizing the peer groups. The Chamber had similar peer-to-peer groups several years ago, and the committee… Continue Reading

Wyo. ranked No. 2 for startups, behind Mont.

SHERIDAN — While Wyoming may not seem to be the best place for new businesses to get going, a study released this year has the Cowboy State ranked number two for startup activity. The data was part of the yearly Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, a ranked list that the Ewing Marion Kauffmann Foundation puts together;… Continue Reading

4-H Club to host turkey shoot near Arvada

ARVADA — The Spurs and Lace 4-H Club will host its seventh annual turkey shoot Sunday near Arvada. The event will feature rifle and shotgun shooting matches all day, with match winners receiving various prizes. Kids matches and a possible ladies match are also planned. The cost is $4 per match and lunch including homemade… Continue Reading

SC to host rodeo this weekend at fairgrounds

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host a rodeo this weekend at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Slack will begin at noon on Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. Rodeo performances will begin at 6 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. The final short round will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday. The event is free and open to… Continue Reading

Historical Society nominations result in 7 state awards

SHERIDAN — Several local residents earned awards presented at the Wyoming State Historical Society annual meeting in Pinedale on Sept.11-12. Helen Laumann won the State Historical Society’s  Outstanding Services Award for her monthly programs on Sheridan area history, “Conversations in History” presented monthly at the Senior Citizen’s Center and elsewhere. Pat Blair won the award… Continue Reading

Elks Lodge to host gun show this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Elks Lodge #520 will host its third annual gun show this weekend. The event will run from 4-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at the Elks Lodge. The cost to attend is $8 per person for the weekend. Children 12 and younger get in… Continue Reading

Library to continue computer classes this week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer free computer classes each Thursday at 10 a.m. through Oct. 22. Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by calling 674-8585. The remaining classes will cover the following… Continue Reading

Hard work, faith lead Harper to milestones

Hard work, faith lead Harper to milestones

SHERIDAN — Geri Harper does not believe in the word “can’t.” The 4th Judicial District Court reporter knows deep down that anything is possible and puts her faith in God to help her accomplish her dreams. And if she ever felt doubt, she need only look down at her phone for a message reminding her. It… Continue Reading

SMH receives automated chest compression machine

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital recently received an automated chest compression system through the Department of Health, Office of Emergency Services’ Wyoming Compression Device and Evaluation Project. An automated chest compression system is a mechanical device designed for paramedics, emergency medical technicians and fire and hospital personnel that will provide consistent chest compressions in place… Continue Reading

Evans wins Chef Throwdown at Sheridan Farmers Market

Evans wins Chef Throwdown at Sheridan Farmers Market

SHERIDAN — Frackelton’s Executive Chef Cole Evans captured first place at the Sheridan Farmers Market Chef Throwdown Thursday. The Throwdown competition tested chefs’ skills and creativity in putting together a meal without prior knowledge of some ingredients. The chefs brought their basic pantry along with their own cooking tools. They were given a common secret… Continue Reading

Bighorn National Forest plans prescribed burns for fall

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest officials have announced that several prescribed burns are planned to be conducted this fall. The prescribed burning projects are designed to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat and improve range forage. The prescribed burns will take place over the next couple months and only if favorable weather conditions allow. The… Continue Reading

Agendas — Sept. 19, 2015

Clearmont Town Council 6 p.m. Monday Clearmont Town Hall 1605 Pennsylvania Ave. Clearmont • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Attendance • Visitors • Approval of minutes — Aug. 17, 2015 • Report of treasure and approval of August bills • Reports of mayor, Council and clerk A. Mayor — Chamber of Commerce… Continue Reading

American Legion Auxiliary to host public luncheon

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will host a public luncheon to introduce its new department president. Rebecca Allred will serve as the Department of Wyoming American Legion Auxiliary president for the 2015-16 year. Allred joined the auxiliary sponsored by her husband, Sherman Allred, a veteran of the Vietnam era. She has served as Marion… Continue Reading

Museum to offer guided tours of cemetery

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum will offer guided tours of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery in September and October. There will be two tours offered on Sept. 26, Oct. 3 at Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. Join museum director John Woodward on an exploration of Sheridan County’s past through the lives… Continue Reading

Breaking it down: SMH officials talk funding, health care

SHERIDAN — While hospitals around the state have different funding models that range from being corporately owned to governmentally funded, hospital CEO Mike McCafferty explained to community members Thursday how Sheridan Memorial Hospital is different from the rest. There are a lot of factors that go into how a hospital is funded. They include size,… Continue Reading

Ascherin pleads guilty to strangulation

SHERIDAN — A man who choked his girlfriend several times to the point that she lost consciousness and eventually had to pepper spray him to stop the attack pleaded guilty Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court. Alexander Ascherin, 23, of Sheridan, entered into a plea agreement that calls for him to serve three to five… Continue Reading

Pyke sentenced to 6-10 years

SHERIDAN — Calling Destiny Pyke’s circumstances “one of the most tragic cases I have seen in my entire legal career,” Judge William Edelman sentenced the woman on Thursday to six to 10 years in prison. Pyke previously pleaded guilty to three counts of forgery and custody interference for stealing money from an employer and then taking… Continue Reading

Man sentenced to probation after argument with girlfriend

SHERIDAN — Judge John Fenn of the 4th Judicial District on Thursday followed the recommendations of a plea agreement and sentenced a man to probation for property destruction. Korby Collins, 41, had a prison sentence of one-and-a-half to three years suspended in favor of two years of probation. “I just want to go forward with… Continue Reading

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