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Brewster a trainer for all things athletic

Brewster a trainer for all things athletic

SHERIDAN — If you’re taking in a sporting event at Sheridan High School, it’s tough to miss Joanne Brewster. At the same time, it’s pretty tough to catch her. The trainer for all things SHS athletics, Brewster is oftentimes the busiest person in the building or on the field — or often running in between.… Continue Reading

Working for women, children Medill shines with compassion

Working for women, children Medill shines with compassion

SHERIDAN — While Katie Medill’s profession includes teaching, she said she especially loves learning. “I love people,” Medill said. “I enjoy working with and learning from adults and kids alike. I like taking part in making Sheridan an even better and safer place for kids to grow up.” Her efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Medill, 32,… Continue Reading

Fack a jack of all trades, good neighbor

Fack a jack of all trades, good neighbor

SHERIDAN — Travis Fack’s day job is working for the Bighorn National Forest. But if you know Fack, his skill set is as varied as the hobbies you’ll find him pursuing. Fack works in special uses, which means he works with private improvements on national forest lands. For example, he works with resorts, ski resorts,… Continue Reading

Neeson brands Sheridan with design, talent, sparkle

Neeson brands Sheridan with design, talent, sparkle

SHERIDAN — You’ve likely seen Jenae Neeson’s work all around Sheridan. Her name isn’t on it but her style can be seen all over town. The 40-year-old has designed a number of marketing campaigns in the area including work for Sheridan Memorial Hospital, The Mint Bar, Fly Sheridan, Sheridan Community Land Trust, The Brinton Museum,… Continue Reading

Parker sells Sheridan as destination

Parker sells Sheridan as destination

SHERIDAN — While Shawn Parker has only lived in Sheridan full-time for a little more than one year, he’s already made his mark. The 33-year-old has been a force when it comes to marketing Sheridan as the go-to destination in the Rocky Mountain West. He works as the executive director of Sheridan Travel & Tourism.… Continue Reading

Hodnett building a theater economy

Hodnett building a theater economy

SHERIDAN — If you get involved in theater in Sheridan, you’re likely to run into DannyLee Hodnett. His passion for the art becomes apparent within just a few minutes into conversations with the 38-year-old. The self-described “determined bald dude” works as theater faculty at Sheridan College and is the producing artistic director of the Wyoming… Continue Reading

Shaffer prepares kids for future through 4-H

Shaffer prepares kids for future through 4-H

SHERIDAN — If you’re going to lead the Sheridan County 4-H, you better to be ready for work. As anyone involved in agriculture can tell you, it isn’t an easy job. Luckily, Liz Shaffer is up for the task. The 24-year-old moved to Sheridan more than two years ago to work as the University of… Continue Reading

Hinkhouse go-to guy for tech, design at SCSD1

Hinkhouse go-to guy for tech, design at SCSD1

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Elementary School second-grade teacher and IT director Jesse HInkhouse came to Ranchester from Correctionville, Iowa. He got his degree in education  and while going to school, he worked as the assistant director for housing at Sheridan College. “Jesse started in a leadership role really early on,” TRE principal Deb Hofmeier said. “He… Continue Reading

Bunker makes waves in community

Bunker makes waves in community

SHERIDAN — Whether you know him or not — Adam Bunker’s face is likely one you recognize. The 28-year-old has seemingly endless energy to give back to the Sheridan area community. While he’s only lived in Sheridan about eight years, he’s all in. “I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and at the age of… Continue Reading

Dearcorn leads on, off the field as a young mentor for athletes

Dearcorn leads on, off the field as a young mentor for athletes

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s head football coach, Don Julian, isn’t one to shy away from recognizing his coaching staff. Julian compiled a group of guys he met through various football resources. Each coach is similar in that he fits into a group of traits that makes up the historically successful Sheridan football program. Yet,… Continue Reading

Leading in an adopted hometown

Leading in an adopted hometown

SHERIDAN — Robert Briggs never had a hometown growing up. The city of Sheridan director of planning and development was an Air Force brat, moving almost every 2-3 years. But when he took a job at the city of Sheridan 12 years ago, he knew he had finally found a home. After traveling with his… Continue Reading

Problem-solving with new businesses

Problem-solving with new businesses

SHERIDAN — Famous businessman Steve Jobs said “You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backward, so you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” That is a statement that speaks volumes in John Dick’s life. The director of the Wyoming Technology Business Center in… Continue Reading

Gast bringing skiing back to Sheridan

Gast bringing skiing back to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — There are few things Andrew Gast loves more than hitting the slopes. And through his efforts, the executive director of the Antelope Butte Foundation is helping others in Sheridan to take their turn shredding down the mountain. Gast’s love affair with the slopes began at 10 years old when he went on a… Continue Reading

Swanson helps victims of violence with positive attitude

Swanson helps victims of violence with positive attitude

SHERIDAN — Originally from Racine, Wisconsin, Yvonne Swanson currently works as a volunteer coordinator and victim advocate for the Advocacy and Resource Center in Sheridan. She originally wanted to go into law enforcement and be a cop. Instead, she’s serving victims as an advocate. Before she completed her degree in criminal justice, Swanson married an… Continue Reading

20 Under Forty making waves in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Earlier this fall, The Sheridan Press asked area residents if they knew any rockstars in the Sheridan area that could use a little recognition and the outpouring of support was inspiring. The Sheridan Press received dozens of suggestions of young professionals making a difference in our community. The median age in Sheridan County… Continue Reading

Teachers dedicate time, money to classes

Teachers dedicate time, money to classes

SHERIDAN — Megan Garnhart doesn’t give a second thought to buying classroom supplies for her students. When the third-year teacher at Coffeen Elementary School walks past the back-to-school section of Walmart, she doesn’t hesitate to load her shopping cart up with $0.18 three-ring binders. “When you see school supplies for that cheap, teachers love that.… Continue Reading

Tongue River Elementary has Bighorns theme: New school features landscapes, scenes from the mountains under which it sits

Tongue River Elementary has Bighorns theme: New school features landscapes, scenes from the mountains under which it sits

RANCHESTER — Every inch of space of Tongue River Elementary was thoughtfully designed with useful purpose. It reflects the beauty of its surroundings and the beauty and joy of the people who work there. The faculty, staff and students were involved throughout the design and building process. “The faculty picked out everything from which wing… Continue Reading

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