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SCSD2 talks test scores, plans to improve

October 9, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County School District 2 Board received updates from the district’s elementary school principals Monday night at their regular board meeting, as to how they plan to improve student scores on annual state PAWS tests. “We do that every year,” said Tom Sachse, SCSD 2 assistant superintendent for curriculum and assessment. “I Read More

Dayton Town Council appoints two new junior councilors

SHERIDAN — Dayton Town Council appointed two new junior councilors at its meeting Monday. Courtney Jolovich, a junior at Tongue River High School, joined the Junior Council with foreign exchange student Polina Medianina, who is from Russia. Medianina lives with the Jolovich family. Medianina, also a junior, said she is looking forward to learning about Read More

SMH Foundation announces officers, new members

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation recently announced its officers for the coming fiscal year, as well as two newly-elected directors. Officers for the 2013-14 year will be President Shirley Yager, Vice President Mary Ludemann, Hospital Auxiliary Representative and Secretary Jill Mitchell and Treasurer Rick Rossa. New volunteer directors are Andrea Mellinger and Shirley Read More

D.A.R.E. program gets a new vehicle

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Program received a new vehicle Tuesday from Fremont Toyota. “It is a pretty neat vehicle,” Deputy Travis Harnish said about the 2013 FJ Cruiser being donated. “They have set it up where it will be provided to us for free courtesy of Fremont Toyota. It is kind Read More

YMCA to host soup lunch Friday

SHERIDAN — Join the Sheridan County YMCA Friday for a homemade soup lunch followed by “Trail End: 100 Years of Living and History.” Sharie Prout will present the story of the Trail End State Historic Site and Kendrick Mansion. The event starts at 11:45 a.m. and will end at approximately 1:30 p.m. The cost is Read More

Local Briefs

United Methodist Women to hold salad luncheon   SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Women will hold their annual fall salad luncheon Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost of the luncheon is $7 and the public is invited. The luncheon will be at the First United Methodist Church at 215 W. Works St. Read More

Johnson book signing Mon.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host a book signing and reading with local author Craig Johnson on Monday from 4-7 p.m. Johnson will sign copies of his newest book “Spirit of Steamboat,” a seasonal Walt Longmire novella. Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery is located at 204 N. Main St.

Winter Wonderland coat giveaway Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Angels and the Salvation Army will hold a Winter Wonderland Coat Giveaway Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The coat giveaway will take place at the Salvation Army, 150 S. Tschirgi St. Coats for men, women and children are available. The Silver Spur has donated lunch. Anyone who needs a Read More

Wheels, brews highlight Biketoberfest

SHERIDAN — What do you get when you combine sunshine, grassy fields, hops and lots of people wearing shorts? If you answered Octoberfest, you’re close. But we’re talking bicycle shorts, and rock hops on a mountain bike, and trails that wind through grassy fields glowing gold in the Wyoming sunshine. We’re talking Biketoberfest. It’s what Read More

City Council votes to approve rezone on Val Vista Street

October 8, 2013

SHERIDAN — Members of Sheridan City Council voted to approve a rezone on Val Vista Street, to reject all bids on the Northwest Water Loop Grading Project and to approve a revision to the city’s flood plain regulations in order to maintain eligibility in the National Flood Insurance program at their meeting Monday. The rezone Read More

Trees damaged? UW Extension provides pruning tips

SHERIDAN — Last week’s storm left many residents without power, wrecked travel plans, caused events to be canceled, businesses to close and also heavily damaged hundreds of trees and shrubs. Though most of the power is back on and the snow is mostly gone, many homeowners are wondering how to handle their damaged trees and Read More

Officials discuss Cap Tax renewal

SHERIDAN — Officials from the city, county and town of Dayton gathered at the Sheridan City Council meeting Monday to launch a series of presentations about the Capital Facilities Tax, an optional one-cent sales tax used for specific infrastructure projects around the county. Presentations about the tax and how it will be used will be Read More

Corrections

In Monday’s edition of The Sheridan Press a story regarding a house fire that occurred Friday night on Stonegate Drive indicated firefighters had left the scene and returned when insulation reignited. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Marshal Brian Songer clarified that crews from SFR remained at the home to monitor the building while Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Rocky Mountain Ambulance Read More

local briefs

Casual Conversations set for Wednesday SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is hosting “Casual Conversations in History,” conversations about history in the Sheridan area led by Helen Laumann of the Sheridan County Historical Society. The schedule is: Wednesday — Sheridan and Sheridan County in 1910 Nov. 13 — Custer Battlefield Highway These discussions are free Read More

AARP driver safety class Sat.

SHERIDAN — A one-day AARP driver safety class will be offered Saturday at the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. This is a classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and over to help them retain their driving competencies by understanding the effects of aging and how to compensate for them. Rich Macht will be Read More

‘Growlers 4 Growlers’ Friday

SHERIDAN — The Dog and Cat Shelter is having a “Growlers4Growlers” fundraising event Friday from noon to 11 p.m. at The Black Tooth Brewing Company. During this event, 50 percent of all proceeds from growler fills will be donated to the Dog and Cat Shelter. Food will be offered from 4-7 p.m. and there will Read More

State tennis day 1: Ritterbusch and Fenn cruise, Berry in semis, too

SHERIDAN — Things went as planned for players defending state titles at the first day of 4A state tennis Monday in Gillette. No. 1 singles players Reed Ritterbusch and Julia Fenn set themselves into semifinals matches Tuesday. Head coach Bob Faurot said Ritterbusch was able to work on some strokes and serves, helping him get Read More

Whitney Academic Center open house set for Fri.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host an open house Friday for the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. The open house will run from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the new facility and partake of food and drink specials at the Big Horn Café. The recently completed building features Read More

Storm cleanup continues

October 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — It was a weekend of fire and ice for Sheridan’s emergency responders. Residents at the base of the Bighorn Mountains are still working to recover from an early fall storm that weighed down trees and knocked out power to thousands of structures in Sheridan County. At one point, Montana-Dakota Utilities estimated approximately 3,000 Read More

House fire Friday night due to faulty chimney

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s emergency responders attended to a house fire Friday night at 1480 Stonegate Drive, which is owned by Bill and Katherine Getter. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Marshal Brian Songer said the initial knockdown of the attic fire took about an hour and a half, but crews were called back to the scene later that night Read More

Local Briefs

SC classes for those 50 and older   SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education and the American Association of Community Colleges are presenting a series of classes for people age 50 and over. The class schedule is: • Tuesday — managing the generational difference (for employers) • Nov. 12 — conflict Read More

UW to host ‘e2e’ presentation Oct. 22

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Technology Business Center will hold its next “e2e” presentation Oct. 22 from 5:30-7 p.m. at The Black Tooth Brewing Company. The presenter will be Don Collins, CEO of Western Research Institute in Laramie, who has 25 years experience in engineering and management of research, design and construction of new Read More

Sheridan Fire-Rescue holding open house Sat.

SHERIDAN — As part of Fire Prevention Week, Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department is hosting an open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 151 S. Scott St. “Prevent Cooking Fires!” is the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week. Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires. Activities include fire station tours, Read More

Bateman photo exhibit on display Oct. 15-Nov. 26

SHERIDAN — Misty Bateman will have an exhibit of her photography at the Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College from Oct. 15 through Nov. 26. “For Love of Photography; from Analog to Instagram and Place in Between” encompasses a wide spectrum of photography. Bateman is a Sheridan native and received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology Read More

Story Woman’s Club turkey dinner

STORY — Without it, there would be a little less sewing and a little less sharing of flower seeds and stories of green thumb success. The Girl Scouts would have to scout out another place to meet, and all those people turning another year older or tying the knot would have to celebrate somewhere else. Read More

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