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Wesleyan Church to host family fun fest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Wesleyan Church will host a family fun festival from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Attendees are encouraged to bring their kids, wear costumes and enjoy inflatables, candy, professional photos and games. The event is free for all ages. For additional information, call the church office at 672-0612. The church is located at 404… Continue Reading

Republican Women to meet Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County will conduct the final meeting of 2015 on Monday. At 11:30 a.m., the group will meet at Frackelton’s. The event is open to the public. Outgoing President Carla Klopfenstein will present slides from the national convention and highlight her four years as president. The election of officers… Continue Reading

After-school STEM providing enrichment

After-school STEM providing enrichment

SHERIDAN—Sheridan County School District 2 is entering its third year of after-school STEM programming, and observers say the extra learning time gives an edge to kids who attend. Megan Garnhart, a 4th grade teacher at Henry A. Coffeen Elementary, said her students who participate are often more comfortable trying, failing and reasoning their way through… Continue Reading

Man charged with assault, battery with deadly weapon

SHERIDAN — Two men arrested on felony charges were held on $7,500 cash bonds following their preliminary hearings in circuit court Monday. Frederick Genung, 51, of Sheridan, faces a count of aggravated assault and battery after allegedly threatening another person with a drawn, deadly weapon — in this case a knife. Prosecutors said Monday that,… Continue Reading

Annual Jaycees parade set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The annual Jaycees Halloween Parade will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday outside of Sheridan City Hall. The event is aimed at children 10 and younger. The costume contest will take place at 2 p.m. and will be followed by the parade to go trick-or-treating at downtown businesses at 2:30 p.m. Children must be… Continue Reading

American Legion organizing Halloween activities

SHERIDAN — The American Legion is organizing a children’s Halloween party for Saturday. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for children 12 and younger. Those who come in costume will have the chance to win prizes. The event will include games, face painting, costume contests, food and more. Children must… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Eagles to host Halloween party

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Eagles will host a Halloween party for kids Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will include games, prizes, treats and a costume contest for children ages 10 and younger. The event is free. For additional information, call Lisa Hamby at 751-8157. The Big Horn Mountain Eagles… Continue Reading

Powder Horn to host trick-or-treat trolley

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn Golf Community will host a trick-or-treat trolley Saturday from 5-8 p.m. The Sheridan Trolley will start from the front of the Powder Horn clubhouse and take kids trick-or-treating at selected homes in the residential community. The event is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an… Continue Reading

Taxidermist keeping busy this hunting season

Taxidermist keeping busy this hunting season

SHERIDAN— A taxidermist during hunting season is like an accountant during tax season: there seems to be no end to the work. “Some people go to Disneyland, some people go to the Grand Canyon, some people hunt,” said Greg Hartman, owner of Hartman Custom Taxidermy. For the first couple of weeks in October, Hartman stays… Continue Reading

Twin Peaks Fire burns more than 40 acres

SHERIDAN — A late-season wildfire broke out north of Buffalo this weekend. The Twin Peaks Fire, located in Johnson County near what locals call “the Big 5” area north of Buffalo, started Saturday morning. Officials say the fire began early Saturday morning on state land and has burned more than 40 acres as of Monday… Continue Reading

Signups begin for Christmas Stroll

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announced the opening of registration for the 2015 Christmas Stroll. The annual event will take place from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 27. The event kicks off the holiday shopping season. The Chamber has invited all Sheridan County businesses to participate in the stroll. The cost to participate is… Continue Reading

‘Morning Mayhem’ event set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District will host a Morning Mayhem Halloween run/walk Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. The event will include a 6K race, a 1-mile kids run and a 1-mile walk. Prizes will be awarded for best adult male and female costume, best kids boys and girls costume and overall male and female… Continue Reading

Westview to host Halloween events

SHERIDAN — Westview Health Care Center will host a Halloween event Saturday from 2:30-4 p.m.. The center will welcome children ages 1-10 years old to dress up in their costumes and go trick-or-treating in the hallways. An adult should accompany children. For additional information, contact Yvette Voogd at 672-9789. Westview Health Care Center is located… Continue Reading

SC instructor adds to role with regional position

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College theater instructor DannyLee Hodnett has been selected as the Region 7 vice chair of the National Playwriting Program for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. The Region 7 portion of the NPP hosts playwriting competitions for college students who first submit a written script and then, if chosen, will have… Continue Reading

Seniors learning social media skills

Seniors learning social media skills

SHERIDAN—Anita Weisheit, of the Sheridan County Fulmer Library, has taught basic computer classes at the library and Senior Citizen Center for the past five years. Recently, she said, there’s been an uptick in demand for classes on the social media site, Facebook. “Facebook recommends you change your password every three to six months,” Weisheit said… Continue Reading

County working to fill emergency management coordinator position

SHERIDAN — When Dave Coleman retired from his position as county emergency management coordinator on Oct. 16, he left a hole in the county’s operation. The retirement was planned with a lot of warning, but the process might have taken longer than originally anticipated; Coleman’s replacement, Bruce Edwards, isn’t likely to take the post until… Continue Reading

Agendas — Oct. 24, 2015

Sheridan County Commission staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Dave Engels, PE with Entech and Clearmont Mayor Chris Schock will present information regarding a water well in Clearmont and will receive any questions • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn Sheridan City… Continue Reading

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