Category Archives: Local News

SCSO changes hours, fingerprinting policies

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office recently changed its hours to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The SCSO also revised fingerprinting policies. The agency will only fingerprint those as required by Wyoming statutes or federal law, including concealed carry permits, ATF applications and sex offender registry. SCSO will fingerprint for these… Continue Reading

37th annual Turkey Trot set for Thursday

SHERIDAN — The 37th annual Turkey Trot will take place Thursday, beginning at the Kendrick Park Band Shell. Local community members interested in preserving the tradition are organizing this year’s event to benefit families pursuing adoption. The Turkey Trot will include a 2.8-mile race and a 1-mile kids race. The entry fee is $5 and… Continue Reading

SHS officials announce Principal’s Honor Roll

SHERIDAN — Officials at Sheridan High School recently announced the students named to the first-quarter Principal’s Honor Roll. The Principal’s Honor Roll includes students who earned all A’s and are enrolled in at least five classes at SHS. Ninth grade Lucy Barten, Megan Beld, Sarah Bicocchi, Nolan Billings, Elizabeth Braley, Marissa Brenneman, Jonathan Briggs, Logan… Continue Reading

TRVCC to host annual turkey trot

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Community Center is organizing its annual 5K Turkey Run/Walk for Thanksgiving Day. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the TRVCC in Dayton. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the event will begin at 8 a.m. The cost to participate is two canned goods per person. For… Continue Reading

SC Nursing Club organizing coat drive

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Nursing Club is organizing a children’s coat drive for the holiday season. The group is collecting blankets, gloves, hats, jackets and other cold-weather gear. The coat drive begins today and will run through Dec. 11. Items can be dropped off at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, the Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center… Continue Reading

Ranchester preparing for growth by looking to history

RANCHESTER — To grow into the future, Ranchester plans to look to the past. The town of Ranchester was established by the Lincoln Land Company pre-1900 as a railroad terminal, but Mayor Peter Clark said very few features remain from that bygone era. That’s about to change. Ranchester intends to display an out-of-service caboose at… Continue Reading

A SHERIDAN THANKSGIVING DINNER

A SHERIDAN THANKSGIVING DINNER

     SHERIDAN — Earlier this month, The Sheridan Press asked readers to send in their recipes for the best Thanksgiving meal dishes they have to offer.      We asked for recipes ranging from turkey and stuffing to cranberries and pie. The following recipes are the fruit of those submissions. Cranberry salsa with tree… Continue Reading

Randel, Joy wed in Sheridan

Randel, Joy wed in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Jeri R. Randel and Gary E. Joy, both of Sheridan, were wed Oct. 18, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church. Randel is the daughter of Theodore and Mary Jo Heit. She is currently retired. Joy is the son of William and Evalyn Joy. He is also retired. Continue Reading

Fort Phil Kearny to host annual Kids’ Pheasant Hunt

SHERIDAN — Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site will host the fourth annual Kids’ Pheasant Hunt on Nov. 28-29. The event is an opportunity for families and friends wanting to hunt with young people ages 17 and younger to harvest pheasants, practice safe hunting skills and enjoy the Piney Creek landscape at the historic fort… Continue Reading

Hospital to host hospice training in December

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Hospice of the Big Horns will have a volunteer training beginning in December. The training will consist of four sessions, which will extend into January 2016. Volunteers have flexible hours and can participate in various ways: helping out in homes, in the hospice office or at various activities throughout the… Continue Reading

Agenda — Nov. 21, 2015

Sheridan County Commission  Staff Meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor Commission Library Sheridan County Courthouse 224 S. Main St. • Call to Order •  Discussion with Matt Redle, County Attorney, regarding the hiring of a Deputy County Attorney • Staff/Elected Reports • Discussion with Eric Nations, introducing the non-profit organization Big Horn Archery and Outdoors… Continue Reading

Man sentenced to 3-5 years for choking girlfriend

SHERIDAN — A man who choked his girlfriend was sentenced Thursday to three to five years in prison with a chance to get out sooner pending successful completion of the Youthful Offender Boot Camp. Alexander Ascherin, 23, of Sheridan, entered into a plea agreement in September for felony strangulation of a household member. Under terms of… Continue Reading

Myers given deferred prosecution on marijuana charge

SHERIDAN — A man convicted of selling marijuana in Sheridan could avoid a felony conviction if he can follow the terms of a deferred prosecution. Hunter Myers, 19, was sentenced Thursday to one to five years of supervised probation. If he succeeds with probation, the felony conviction would not stay on his record. Deputy County and… Continue Reading

SMH Trees of Love tree lighting set for Dec. 6

SHERIDAN — The annual tree lighting open house for Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Christmas Trees of Love will be Dec. 6 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the front lobby of the hospital. The trees will be lit at 5 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the trees provide residents the opportunity… Continue Reading

Library’s Tween Club to gather Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to learn about ducks Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Tween Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Topics planned for the rest of the year include silent films, GPS/GIS and a New Year’s Eve Party. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585.… Continue Reading

What fall means to college-bound seniors

SHERIDAN — Fall time means crunchy leaves, the first frost or snow and a recirculation of wool back into the wardrobe. Wait a second. Fall time means college applications essays, early decision deadlines and scholarship hunting. If you’re lucky enough to be past your senior year in high school, you can go ahead and enjoy… Continue Reading

More bite to Dayton law dealing with vicious animals

DAYTON — The Dayton Town Council approved the second reading of an animal ordinance that updates definitions and penalties for vicious and noisy pets. “This will give us a little bit more teeth in enforcement,” Mayor Norm Anderson said. The old law included some outdated, confusing language that caused at least one court case to… Continue Reading

Friends of Library Auction raises $42,000

Friends of Library Auction raises $42,000

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the 33rd annual Friends of the Library Auction were unsure how residents would turn out for this year’s new format, which featured a band, martini bar and live auctions. After running the numbers, the organization got its answer: People reacted really, really well to the 2015 setup, raising $42,000 in gross… Continue Reading

SC wind, jazz ensembles to perform Sunday at SHS

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Department of Music will present the Sheridan Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble in their inaugural concert under the direction of Dr. Eric Richards, SC’s new director of bands and jazz studies. The concert will take place Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Sheridan High School auditorium. The Wind Ensemble will… Continue Reading

Give with Impact this weekend

SHERIDAN — Bought Beautifully, a Sheridan-based nonprofit, is organizing a pop-up market for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bought Beautifully is a nonprofit marketplace representing organizations that make ethical products and use their business to share God’s love. The market will take place Saturday at the Shall We Dance Ballroom, located at 20… Continue Reading

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