Category Archives: Local News

Polar Bear Plunge set for Friday at Lake DeSmet

SHERIDAN — The annual test of willpower known as the Polar Bear Plunge is set for Friday at 1 p.m. All willing to jump into Lake DeSmet, or watch others do so, are welcome. Approximately 75 people participated last year. Organizers recommend bringing some warm clothes for after the plunge. The event will take place… Continue Reading

Sheridan Arts Council to feature ‘Top Brass’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Arts Council’s second concert of the 2015-16 season will feature the Billings Symphony’s Top Brass chamber ensemble Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Formed only a year and a half ago for the inaugural concert of the Billings Symphony’s chamber series, Top Brass is comprised of principal trumpeter… Continue Reading

No jail agreement yet between city, county

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will continue to house Sheridan Police Department inmates although no agreement on a jail contract between the two entities has been reached. Earlier this year, the two governmental bodies set a Dec. 31 deadline to reach a deal regarding the Sheridan County Detention Center. Officials with the city and the county… Continue Reading

Student news — Dec. 28, 2015

Students named to Chadron dean’s, president’s list SHERIDAN — Chadron State College has announced that 387 students met requirements for the fall 2015 dean’s list and president’s list. Those who earned a spot on the dean’s list had at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours during the… Continue Reading

Holidays don’t always mean a day off

Holidays don’t always mean a day off

SHERIDAN — Cindy Neukam loves the holidays. People are always warm and welcoming, she said. Every person she meets is especially thankful to see her. As they should be. For the Emergency Department manager at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Christmas doesn’t entail sitting by the Christmas tree as her family rips open presents. More often than… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host New Year’s Eve

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a New Year’s Eve at noon on Thursday. Lunch that day will be served tom 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and will feature chicken cordon bleu, wild rice pilaf, lemon broccoli and spring salad. Music will be performed by Canary Joe during lunch. Party hats and a… Continue Reading

Dayton Benefit Club to host New Year’s Eve Dance

DAYTON — The Dayton Benefit Club is organizing a free New Year’s Eve dance and potluck celebration. The event will take place Thursday at the Dayton Community Hall. The doors will open at 6 p.m. The event will feature a potluck, so attendees are asked to bring their favorite finger foods to share. Soda and… Continue Reading

Sheridan man to plead guilty to sexual abuse of a minor

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man has reached a cold plea agreement with prosecutors. According to a Dec. 17 4th Judicial District Court filing, Colby Streeter agreed to plead guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a minor. Streeter is accused of sexually abusing two preteen girls over the course of two years. According to… Continue Reading

Delivering the holidays

Delivering the holidays

SHERIDAN — The holiday season inevitably adds some chaos into the life of a U.S. Postal Service employee. But Matthew Vielhauer seems to wear it well. For instance, if he knows a business on his route has been waiting on a certain package, he’ll try to adjust and drop it off early instead of waiting… Continue Reading

3 gold coins donated via Red Kettle

3 gold coins donated via Red Kettle

SHERIDAN — It’s a familiar sight for Sheridan residents this time of year: Salvation Army bell ringers holding their posts outside of local businesses. For 125 years, Salvation Army bell ringers have faithfully braved the cold during the Christmas season. It is nearly impossible for someone to do his or her Christmas shopping in Sheridan… Continue Reading

Enroll Wyoming navigators encourage signups

SHERIDAN — With Jan. 1, 2016, quickly approaching, perhaps several New Year’s resolutions will include obtaining medical insurance. The deadline to receive health insurance by the first of the year has come and gone, but Caleb Perea, an Enroll Wyoming navigator, said people should sign up as soon as possible to be covered next year.… Continue Reading

Local employment rates steady from October to November

SHERIDAN — Unemployment rates in Wyoming and Sheridan County saw a slight increase from October to November. Approximately 4.1 percent of Wyoming residents were without jobs in November, compared to 4 percent the month before. According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Division, the month-to-month change was not statistically significant and… Continue Reading

‘Dining for a Cause’ to benefit animal shelter

SHERIDAN — The next edition of “Dining for a Cause” will take place Monday at Frackelton’s. The restaurant will be open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 4-10 p.m. All sales and gratuities from the day will be donated to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter. Reservations are encouraged and… Continue Reading

Submissions for WY Outside Challenge due by Jan. 15

SHERIDAN — Earlier this year WY Outside launched an effort to connect Wyoming children and families with outdoor recreation in the state — the WY Outside Challenge. The hands-on, outdoor event provided participants with an opportunity to complete a wide variety of outdoor activities throughout 2015, then document and submit their accomplishments on a scorecard… Continue Reading

Elks Hoop Shoot Wednesday at the YMCA

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Elks will host the annual Elks Hoop Shoot Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the YMCA. The Hoop Shoot, a national contest, will send local winners onto a district, state, regional and national competition with all expenses paid by the Elks. Any boy or girl ages 8 through 13 as of April… Continue Reading

Fewer extreme lows ease wildlife’s winter start

Fewer extreme lows ease wildlife’s winter start

SHERIDAN — What’s cause for disappointment among skiers, snowmobilers and other winter enthusiasts is a welcome development for wildlife in the area: less snow and milder temperatures are easing the transition into the coldest months of the year. “The easy winter is good news for those big game animals that are trying to survive throughout… Continue Reading

Sheridan County population continues to grow

SHERIDAN — Despite an economic downturn caused in part by a wavering energy industry, Sheridan County is still seeing population growth. Recently released county profiles for 2015 from the state of Wyoming suggest 2,185 residents in Wyoming have packed their bags and left the state from July 2013 to July 2014. Yet, during that same… Continue Reading

SC’s campus center building named ‘Outstanding Project’

SHERIDAN — Learning by Design magazine recently selected Sheridan College’s Thorne-Rider Campus Center as an “Outstanding Project” in its 2015 Awards of Excellence publication. Learning by Design, “the premier source for education design innovation and excellence,” featured the Sheridan College building in the New Construction/Addition category in its fall 2015 publication. “Better connection and campus… Continue Reading

Rodeo officials see modest start for ticket vouchers

SHERIDAN — Sheridan WYO Rodeo officials are taking a new approach to marketing this year, with ticket vouchers available for purchase during the holiday shopping season. Board President Nick Siddle said the sales numbers have yet to take off. “It’s the first year that we’ve done it and we are selling some,” he said. “Hopefully… Continue Reading

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