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Young at Heart Players to resume meeting Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Young at Heart Players will resume meeting Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Senior Center. The senior theater group is under the direction of Pat Tomsovic and is aimed at those age 50 or older. The group is currently seeking cast members for a melodrama called “The Paper Bag Bandit” or… Continue Reading

Intricacies, laughter of working in a small town

Intricacies, laughter of working in a small town

DAYTON — On any given day, you can find Linda Lofgren manning the front office of Dayton Town Hall, always taking time from her work to help residents and travelers in need. If you’ve lived in Dayton for almost any period of time, there is a good chance you’ve come across Lofgren. Many Dayton residents… Continue Reading

Looking ahead to Fort Mackenzie’s future

Looking ahead to Fort Mackenzie’s future

Editor’s note: This is the third article in a series about Fort Mackenzie High School and the future of alternative schools in Sheridan County. SHERIDAN — Three items are on the wish list for alternative education in Sheridan over the next few years: a new building, new accountability measures and a program expansion that would… Continue Reading

SCSD2 audit shows careful district bookkeeping

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2’s business office received the highest possible rating on its most recent compliance audit, which measures how well district bookkeeping aligns with spending rules that accompany the federal, state and private money the district receives. “It also is gratifying to see that our hard work has paid off when… Continue Reading

Missing Louisiana man found alive and well

SHERIDAN — A man who was reported missing by his family in Louisiana has been found by local law enforcement officials. Gerald “Joe” Lott, 55, of Louisiana reportedly left his hometown in Louisiana on Dec. 31 with the reported intention of “kayaking the Mississippi River.” Shortly after his departure, his family reported him as a… Continue Reading

Senior Center organizing ‘Jane party’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center is organizing a party for Janes on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn. The event will feature food and fun. All those with the name Jane, no matter how it is spelled and whether the person is a man or a woman, is invited to attend.… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to host showing of ‘The Cowboys’ on Sunday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will show classic Westerns on the big screen each Sunday at 2 p.m. throughout January. This week’s film will be “The Cowboys.” Other films will include “3:10 to Yuma” and “Death Rides a Horse.” Each show will be hosted by local residents including Craig Johnson, Gene Sturling and others. The… Continue Reading

Stars of Tomorrow auditions set for next week

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the annual Stars of Tomorrow competition will host auditions for this year’s show Tuesday and Thursday. The Tuesday auditions will be for those children in kindergarten through fifth grades. There are two divisions in that age group — kindergarten to second grade and third- through fifth-graders. The Thursday auditions will be… Continue Reading

Fort Mackenzie: Ahead of the curve

Fort Mackenzie: Ahead of the curve

SHERIDAN — Taylor Kelting, the health and physical education teacher at Fort Mackenzie High School, joined the staff this fall. Having spent two years teaching at the alternative high school in Rock Springs, Kelting said the school in southwest Wyoming had “a completely different environment.” “It was mostly just kids that felt like they couldn’t… Continue Reading

Jury hears from pediatrician in child abuse case

SHERIDAN — Testimony from a Sheridan pediatrician in a criminal child abuse trial that began Monday painted the image of three children who were neglected by their parents. Testifying as a witness for the prosecution in a jury trial in 4th Judicial District Court, Sheridan pediatrician Mary Bowers said Sheridan County residents Michael A. Tibbets… Continue Reading

Traffic stop results in two felony arrests

SHERIDAN — Two Texas men are facing 10 years behind bars after being stopped by law enforcement in what is alleged to be a stolen vehicle. Fernando Martinez and Roberto Valdes are charged with wrongful taking or disposal of property. They face up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $10,000 or both. An affidavit… Continue Reading

SCSO, USFS seek information on missing Louisiana man

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Forest Service officials are currently seeking information regarding 55-year-old Geord “Joe” Lott of Louisiana. Lott reportedly left his hometown in Louisiana on Dec. 31 with the reported intention of “kayaking the Mississippi River.” He left driving his burgundy Jeep Wrangler carrying a blue kayak. Shortly following his… Continue Reading

Ligocki to take over Mossholders Design Center

Ligocki to take  over Mossholders  Design Center

SHERIDAN — Years ago, if you told Aaron Ligocki that someday he would be sitting in the owner’s office at Mossholders Design Center, he would have called you crazy. But Ligocki started as the warehouse manager at the business eight years ago, and has worked his way to the top. “If you are forthright, honest… Continue Reading

WYO to host next ‘Live from The Met’ Saturday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host Bizet’s “Les Pecheurs de Perles,” as part of its The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High Definition series at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. As part of its efforts to reinvigorate opera and reach out to a broader public, The Metropolitan Opera in New York launched the series of opera performances… Continue Reading

Big Horn Woman’s Club to gather Friday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will gather Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the group’s clubhouse. Carla Triers will give a presentation about the Sheridan Foster Home. The meeting is free and open to all women. For additional information, contact Joyce Coates at 389-2804. The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 314… Continue Reading

Longtime county attorney may face criminal charges

Longtime county attorney may face criminal charges

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle, 62, may face a criminal charge for his actions during a dispute that occurred at the Sheridan County Courthouse Dec. 11. According to the Sheridan Police Department, which has investigated the incident, Redle allegedly attempted to kick a coffee cup out of a woman’s hand. The woman was… Continue Reading

Fort Mackenzie: A teacher’s perspective

Fort Mackenzie: A teacher’s perspective

SHERIDAN — During the seven years David Peterson taught at Sheridan Junior High School, he’d end the day exhausted. At that age, of course, kids are experiencing major physical, social and emotional changes. “That energy’s really difficult to deal with,” he said. Now Peterson teaches at Fort Mackenzie High School and sees just 20-25 students… Continue Reading

A Fort Mackenzie grad looks back

SHERIDAN — Rebecca Seurer, 32, was one of the first high school graduates in Sheridan to have the Fort Mackenzie name on her diploma. She began attending the school when it was still a small program housed at Sheridan High School. “They gave me self-worth,” said Seurer, who graduated in 2002. Seurer attended SHS for… Continue Reading

Fire crews, law enforcement respond to I-90 truck fire Sat.

Fire crews, law enforcement respond to I-90 truck fire Sat.

SHERIDAN — Law enforcement and fire crews responded to a truck fire Saturday afternoon that temporarily closed a portion on Interstate 90. At approximately 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a request for mutual aid from the Johnson County Fire Department. The Johnson County Fire Department was on scene at mile marker 42 of… Continue Reading

Jury trial gets underway for felony child abuse case

SHERIDAN — A jury trial regarding alleged child abuse began in 4th Judicial District Court Monday. Michael A. Tibbets and Donna Gifford are each facing up to 10 years in prison for felony child abuse charges. According to an affidavit of probable cause, the Sheridan Police Department began investigating the alleged abuse in May 2014.… Continue Reading

Birding at The Brinton set for Sat.

BIG HORN — The next round of Birding at The Brinton is set for Saturday from 9-11 a.m. Peter Lecholat and the Big Horn Audubon Society, in cooperation with the museum, will lead the monthly bird walk. Participants will likely see bald eagles and rough-legged hawks, which have arrived for the winter. Those planning to… Continue Reading

Business owners react to new federal gun regulations

Business owners react to new federal gun regulations

SHERIDAN — Local business owners said President Barack Obama’s recent executive order outlining new gun control regulations will not affect local gun dealers, most of which are already licensed. However, they said the president’s order is misguided and the government should worry about enforcing the laws that are already on the books. The order, which… Continue Reading

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